I found this article interesting, it’s a call by the parenting forum Mumsnet to ban sales reps from maternity wards. From personal experience after the birth of both of my children I received visits from not only the Bounty sales rep mentioned in the article but also one trying to sell me a baby sling and another offering baby footprints. I remember at the time finding it quite intrusive, particularly after the birth of my first baby which had been a long and exhausting labour. I don’t think that women should be put into the situation where they feel pressured by sales reps when they are tired, often emotional after birth and quite often struggling to cope with becoming a new parent. I think in this situation Mumsnet have the right stance.