There are many myths about babies out there, and most of these myths have become common beliefs passed down through word-of-mouth. Some may have an inkling of truth in them, but most of them are just old theories that don’t make much sense.
Here are three of the most common myths about babies.
1. Babies who walk and talk first are smarter than other babies. Babies develop at different rates, so even if your baby develops faster with their language skills, it doesn’t mean that they’re going to excel over other babies that develop their language skills later. It is the same with babies who walk early. On the other hand, if you notice a delay in talking or walking, it’s important to speak to your pediatrician about it.
2. You should never wake a sleeping baby. We’ve all heard this myth before, and it’s easy to see why this one came up. It’s very tempting to let your baby sleep for as long as they want, but you actually need to wake them every 3 to 4 hours so they can eat. Also, if your baby is sleeping more than 3 to 4 hours during the day, you may want to wake them so they can have a better night’s sleep.
3. Picking up a crying baby will spoil them. Lastly, another common myth is that you will spoil your baby if you pick them up too much. This myth is false. Picking up your baby while they are crying will not spoil them. In fact, picking up your baby when they’re crying gives them a sense of security and comfort and helps them learn how to calm themselves.
When it comes to baby reason, there are a lot of myths out there on how to do it correctly. Most of these myths have been passed down from word-of-mouth, but it’s important to question them.