Doctors Share 10 Helpful Child Care Tips That Parents Are Truly Thankful For
Helen Pearson, a science journalist, in a TED Talk shared her experience of what it’s like to be a mother and even gave some really good tips. Every night she sets aside 15 minutes to talk to her kids about their day, after which she puts them to bed. While this may be really sweet it is also incredibly smart. Experts would love to share some more such tips to help you improve your parenting and child care experience. So, here are 10 tips which can help you be a better parent for your child.
1 Until your baby turn 3 years old let them sleep with you in the same bed
As per the suggestions of some researchers, the safest way for babies to sleep is to sleep with their mothers. According to pediatricians, it might not be safe to put them in another room to sleep. A study was conducted in which 16 infants slept in a crib and on their mother’s chest. Monitors were used to show that babies that slept alone were 3 times more stressed.
Scientists have stated that it would be best to let your baby share your bed until the age of 3. However, there is a suggestion which points out that sharing a bed with your infant before 4 months isn’t very safe. Also, try not to fall asleep when you are holding your newborn on your chest.
2Don’t try to force your kid to eat more
Experts urge parents to place healthy foods on their tables. By doing so, parents won’t exactly have to worry if their baby is eating unhealthy or of the amount of food they’re eating. Often, parents tend to force their children to eat. Where eating is concerned, it is better to not force your child into eating or in some cases dieting. Let your child decide how much they want to eat as they can only say if they are hungry or not.
3If your toddler doesn’t want to use the potty, don’t start panicking
While it would be a great help to not have to waste money on diapers every month, but you should potty train your child on their time. A noted pediatrician who is also the author of “Baby 411” has said that there isn’t exactly any right age for when a child should start using a potty. Your child must be ready for it and must be willing to learn for you to start potty training. Generally, the best time to start their training would be between 2 and 4 years old.