Like all things in India, parenting has also fallen into the myth trap, with various misconceptions having established strong roots in most households. If you are looking for good parenting tips that shed some light on the newborn baby myths in India, we are here to help.
What Are The Common Parenting Myths?
Myth 1: The more your baby cries, the better their lungs become.
No. Crying has absolutely no benefits and you shouldn’t be letting your baby cry their hearts out. Instead try and find out what’s the reason behind such a behaviour.
Myth 2: If your baby eats a lot, they will sleep more.
Food and sleep are natural human functions and growing babies need a fine balance between what they eat and how much they sleep. Feeding them too much in the hopes that they will fall asleep is futile and overeating can in fact take a toll on their digestive system.
Myth 3: Teething brings about a fever
One of the many teething myths and facts is that teething can bring about a fever. In reality, teething causes excessive drooling and irritation, which are the real reasons for the fever.
Myth 4: Winter means dressing your baby like a precious package.
Overdressing your baby during the winters is not a good idea. It makes them fussy and irritable, and a general task to deal with. Avoid overdressing your kid, allowing them to have a proper air circulation and genuine comfort.
Myth 5: Shaving head for thicker hair growth
Most Indian parents are under the impression that shaving their newborn baby’s head will result in a thicker hair growth. Only, there’s no truth to that. If you’re looking to strengthen your baby’s hair give them a diet rich in iron, folate, and Vitamin C.
Myth 6: Alcohol rub for fever
Rubbing alcohol on your baby’s forehead to bring down the fever might seem like a good idea, but it’s not! While alcohol will bring down the temperature momentarily, the strong fumes of alcohol don’t sit well on a baby and can harm his/her lungs very easily.
Have you heard of any of these myths before? Well, now you know what the truth is. Parent your child in a sensible manner and watch them grow healthy and strong every day.