Soundings

Role sharing

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6978.537a (Published 25 February 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:537
  1. Judith Hollis-Triantafillou

    Patterns of child care vary enormously between countries and are also subject to change over time. Many practices, such as the change in recommended sleeping positions for babies, are based on sound scientific evidence of benefit, but others—such as the age of weaning—seem to be more prone to the vagaries of current fashion.

    During the past few years, however, an important social change has taken place in Greece which, like many modern innovations, has arrived rather later in this country than in northwestern Europe but has now been embraced with enthusiasm. I am referring to the increasingly active participation of Athenian fathers in baby and child care.

    Some of the reasons …

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