We hear them at playgroups and baby showers, see them on message boards and read them on medicine bottles. Parental Urban Legends add more confusion to new parents’ already overloaded brains and with no basis in fact, they persist like Mikey and Pop Rocks. Here are 3 of the most popular- and just plain wrong- parental urban legends:
I was just reading one of the widely reported articles about the worrisome risk of babies being fed solids too early. A new CDC report states that infants should be fed solid food at 6 months because giving solids any earlier might put baby at “a greater risk for developing chronic diseases, such as diabetes, obesity, eczema and celiac disease.” Additionally, giving solids may decrease babies’ ability to get proper nutrition since they will ingest lesser breast milk/formula. The article I read happened to be from NBC News, but they all reported the same findings--- the Centers for Disease Control wants you to feed your baby solid foods beginning at 6 months.
Last year, three of the DC area's most prominent bloggers met and found that not only did they have a shared passion for all things local, but that they wanted to do even more. One year later, KidTrips Northern Virginia was born. Available in eBook or paperback, KidTrips is a complete resource of family friendly destinations and services in Northern Virginia. We're so thrilled to present this interview of Amy Suski, 1 of the 3 brilliant moms behind the book.