Jessica Rowe has sparked a debate on parenting methods after posting a picture of a baby sleeping snugly in a pram left outside a café.
“For a helicopter parent like me – this makes me break out into a sweat! But all over Reykjavik families leave their babies outside cafes, shops etc… I’m told ‘fresh air is good for them.”
Rowe is referring to the Scandinavian tradition of leaving your babies outside in the cold to sleep (wrapped up warm in a pram of course).
But for an Aussie girl used to well, as Rowe puts it – “hovering” – the sight was a bit of a shock.
In 2013 Rowe, in her usual candid way, came out as a helicopter mum.