Why is those baby myths are so popular? We can’t answer that question, but we can tell you which myths are accurate and which are really fascinating. Most myths are just popular ideas that have been passed down and carried along by word of mouth and thought to be true. Some of these are old wives’ stories, while others… Let’s just say we have no idea how they came to be true.
1. Toys will educate your baby
Babies love toys. Toys should be introduced to babies very slowly, so they don’t get overwhelmed by all the new stimulation around them. Be sure that when you submit a toy for your baby to explore, it is safe from choking hazards like small parts or strings attached loosely to the product itself as well as anything else in their environments such as cords on lamps or keyboards, though make sure those items are not within reach of your baby’s hands either because there may still be some danger even if out of sight, but this will depend significantly on where precisely these objects lie relative to each other which could pose an issue if one were closer.
There is no scientific evidence linking the benefits of education and learning toys to developing a baby’s brain. We’re not arguing that all toys are useless; instead, it’s more about how your baby plays than what they’re playing with. Educational toys are beneficial in reinforcing what they already know or are continuing to learn when they are in the toddler stage of learning…however, educational toys have little influence on infants. Their knowledge comes more under the category of motor functions and sḳïŀŀs. Because a baby’s five senses are still developing, they learn through touch, smell, sight, and hearing. They’re learning the same thing, whether they’re holding a flashy toy that lights up and sings or a plain ol’ construction block with a letter on it. What it looks like to them now that they have new senses. Educational movies, on the other hand, have been shown to impede language development in infants under the age of two, according to one pediatric group.
2. Walkers are great for babies
Baby walkers don’t provide any äṩṩistance to youngsters when it comes to walking. According to several studíєs, walkers can hinder a baby’s learning process by allowing them to cling to them rather than trying to walk on their own. While this varies from case to case and depends on the kid, walkers aren’t the ideal way to help a child learn to walk independently. They can pose a natural hazard to children, in addition to being enabling. Walkers can move far faster than a baby can on their own, which means they can quickly put your infant in a dangerous scenario. Rather than purchasing a baby walker, doctors recommend that you try your child in a stationary stand-up disc, which allows your youngster to build his or her leg muscles while remaining safely motionless in preparation for the big day.
3. Don’t pick up a crying baby, it will spoil them
There’s a big difference between treating your child when they’re old enough to grasp what it’s like to be treated and spoiling them as a baby by constantly holding and displaying affection. The good news is that, regardless of their age, it’s none of their business whether or not you “spoil” your child. We can show that there is no direct correlation, scientific or otherwise, between continually picking up a screaming child and “spoiling” them. However, some individuals still believe this to be true and practice fierce love for baby care. When it comes to creating trust, the first six months of a baby’s existence are critical. When babies cry, it’s a ṃệẗḧod for them to know you’ll be there for them, gradually forming the mother-baby link and providing constant reäṩṩurance that you’ll be there if soṃệẗḧing goes wrong. Avoiding their cries could have far worse consequences in the long run than a child becoming “spoiled.”