What did you think about these Infant Care Myths? Do you Believe below Myths without knowing the Real Facts. It’s very important for Parents to make themself aware of the Myths vs Facts discussed online related to Newborn Baby Care. Is not that all Old Myths are false but the question is on which Infant Care Myths Parents should have believed.
Some Infant Care Myths like Baby Can’t see parents face or Banana should be Baby First Foods are literally OLD & FALSE MYTHS. There are many myths discussed over the years, but below are the few NEW MYTHS, which will help parents to give or follow Right Methods for their Newborn Baby Care.
8 Uncommon Infant Care Myths
Myth # 1
Painless Vaccination is better than Regular Vaccination
Not Proven yet but Partially True, these days many doctors do not advice parents to opt for Painless Vaccination over Regular Vaccination. Painless Vaccination is slightly less effective and protects less as compare to regular vaccination.
Earlier, Parents don’t have the full knowledge and information about Painless vaccination and get in trap by money minded Doctors or Hospitals. But the reality is only that Painless vaccination means no Fever in Babies. But just tell one thing, if some vaccine has gone inside the baby to flight against the virus then it will create some side effects and Fever is only that.
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Myth # 2
Baby should not be Force to Sit or Walk before the time
Yes, it’s true forcing Baby to Sit or Walk before the time will affect their Body Structure. Forcing can lead to Back Pain or may affect baby legs, arms, shoulder and knees strength. Biggest impact of earlier sitting is that your baby will have less tummy time, due to which it leads to fewer movements & strengthening & exploring.
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Myth # 3
Baby Homemade Pillow is better than Branded Pillow
True, Mustard Pillow or Handmade pillows at home by our elders are best for Newborn Babies. Using Mustard Pillow has many benefits and it’s cheap to for Parents Pocket. It helps to increase the blood circulation and give round head shape. This pillow gives good support and shape to babies head and gives smooth & relaxing sleep.
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Myth # 4
Baby Teething Causes Fever
No, it’s not true. Fever or vomiting cannot be combined with Baby Teething problem. Babies start having their first to tooth, when they are 6 months old but there has been no study shown that teething will be followed by fever. Yes, teething in baby cause discomfort and irritation. And some babies stop taking food during the teething process.
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Wrong way of Holding Baby can Affect their Growth & Development
True, Many Parents make this mistakes and don’t understand that Holding a Baby in wrong manner can affect their Baby Body posture later in life. Plus it make, Baby uncomfortable and uneasy. It’s important for Parents to search and knowhow to Hold their Baby before Birth. There can be many disadvantages , if you hold the baby in wrong manner especially full day.
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Myth # 6
Infant requires Oil Massage Everyday
Yes, it has been proven that Oil massage helps in improving blood circulation and relaxes the joints & muscles of Baby. As you know that baby grow every day and as they cannot move their body by themselves in starting, they need full body oil massage to feel good and relax.
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Myth # 7
Infant should not be Given Bottle Feed in First Few Weeks
True, Mothers should emphasis more on Breastfeeding till First 6 Months. Giving Bottle earlier to Babies can result into refusing the mother milk. Therefore, mother should avoid introducing bottle to babies at earlier weeks. Many parents make these mistakes without knowing the side effects because they think that giving bottle feed means baby stomach is full and especially in night, Baby will sleep tight.
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Myth # 8
Baby Fevers should always be Treated with Medicine
Partially true, fever in babies should be treated immediately. It is not important how you treat it but treating a fever on time is important. In many cases it has been observed that sometime Fever over 102 degree F can be dangerous to Baby Health. If your Baby has low fever below 101 degree F then, parents can try keep cool wet cloth on Baby Head or other Home Remedy. But if Fever is not getting down, then start treating it with Medicine like crocin drops.
Fever makes the baby body weak and lowers the strength of body to flight against infection and virus. Therefore, treating fever of time is extremely important for your baby.
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