Nanny is great believer in the maxim:
"Give me a child at the age of seven, and he is mine for life".
To this end Nanny believes that the younger she starts interfering in, and influencing, the lives of people the more control that she will have over them.
Nanny's chums in Calderdale Royal Hospital Halifax, certainly seem to believe in that maxim.
They have banned visitors from "cooing" at new-born babies, lest the "cooing" breaches the babies human rights.
The Calderdale Royal Hospital recently held an advice session for staff, which highlighted the need for respect and dignity for patients.
Fair enough, yet as usual with Nanny things went a little too far; as they decided to extend this right to babies.
On one ward there is a doll featuring the message:
"What makes you think I want to be looked at?"
The hospital has introduced rules that stop people asking mothers questions about their babies, or looking at them in maternity wards.
Debbie Lawson, neo-natal manager at the hospital's special care baby unit, said:
"Cooing should be a thing of the past because these are little people with the same rights as you or me."
This is where Nanny and her chums always come a cropper, they have this daft belief that children are just "small adults".
Utter....wait for it...wait for it...
Children are no better than animals, who need control and discipline as they evolve into mature responsible adults.
Studies show that the "mind" of a teenager is still being hard wired, and that normal "adult" functions such as expression recognition are in fact not functioning properly.
So please tell me how it is that Nanny can call a baby a "little person"?
Needless to say new mothers have already said that the rules are daft.
If a mother does not want to talk about her baby, or indeed show her baby to third party, then she will say so.
It really is a simple as that.
Now if only Nanny were to address the far more serious issue of the rights of the elderly when being treated in hospital and care homes, then she might get my support.