Good morning folks,
Found this article on Yahoo this morning and wanted to share it with you.
Parenting Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Much of yesterday's baby wisdom has been proven untrue today. We checked in with Parents advisor Ari Brown, M.D., author of Baby 411, to get the scoop on why these old-school parenting facts have become fiction.
By Amanda First
- Myth: Infants need to be bathed every day.
- Myth: Babies sleep best in a room that's silent and dark.
- Myth: When infants are running a high temperature, rub them down with alcohol to lower their fever.
- Myth: Letting your little one stand or bounce in your lap can cause bowlegs later on.
- Myth: Listening to classical music will raise your baby's IQ.
- Myth: Let your baby cry it out; if you pick her up whenever she's wailing, you'll spoil her.
- Myth: Babies should be woken up in the night to have a wet diaper changed.
- Myth: It's dangerous to immunize your infant if he has a cold or a low-grade fever.
- Myth: Never apply sunscreen to an infant under 6 months of age.
- Myth: During the first month of a baby's life, it's critical that all baby bottles and nipples be sterilized.
- Myth: The safest way to put an infant to sleep is on her stomach.
- Myth: Putting rice cereal in your infant's bottle will help him sleep.
- Myth: It's critical to keep your baby on a strict feeding schedule.
- Myth: Infants need hard-soled shoes to protect their delicate toes and keep their feet properly aligned.