Times change, and so do guidelines for raising kids. “Much of yesterday’s baby wisdom has been proven untrue today,” says an article in Parents magazine.
For instance, it’s no longer considered critical to keep your infant on a strict feeding schedule. Instead, feed them when they show signs of hunger, says Dr. Ari Brown, author of Baby 411.
Also, experts now say it’s safer for babies to sleep on their backs instead of stomachs. In the past, doctors worried that infants could choke if they vomited and weren’t lying on their side or stomach. But research has since shown that the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome is reduced when babies sleep on their backs.
If you have an infant, don’t rely on advice handed down from family members. They mean well, but they could be wrong. Find the most updated information on caring for your baby.