The child does not have time to be born, and parents are just beginning to go crazy with the advice of grandmothers, neighbors and acquaintances: “Do not do this”, “do not do it”, “do not feed”, “do it”, “otherwise the child does not will develop well, “etc. And if the parents still find themselves trusting, and besides superstitious, then they will have to climb out of the skin to do everything “as it should.”

Children are surrounded by a halo of myths and superstitions from the moment of being in the womb of the mother. But even more will explain how to properly handle newborn children. And do they make sense?


You can not visit a newborn baby for 40 days.

Initially, this sign was mystical. It was believed that the child can jinx it. Now many people also observe it, but already on the basis of hygiene requirements, since newborns can easily catch any infection. If a person is ill or has a cold, it is unlikely that he will come up with the idea, go to the house where the child was just born. But in fact, in order to visit a newborn, it is not necessary to wait 40 days. Usually relatives and close acquaintances come to look at the kids not later than a week from the moment of birth.

The kid needs absolute cleanliness around.

After reading the above phrase, the imagination immediately draws the baby lying under the glass cap, where no bacteria or microbe can enter. And let’s think about what will happen if this hood is removed – the baby just will not survive, because his body absolutely does not know how to exist in the world we are used to. Once a child is born, he immediately begins to develop immunity to all kinds of infections and bacteria. And if there is an animal in the house where the baby is growing, the chances of becoming an asthmatic or allergic person are sharply reduced. Therefore, grow and bring up the child in a familiar and natural environment for you. But do not forget that the first weeks in the life of the baby should be special, you will have to carefully look after it: often wash clothes without powder and iron it from two sides, gently handle the navels, until it heals, bathe the baby and gradually To learn a new role for parents. The pediatrician will help you and answer all questions related to the care of the newborn.

The child needs only specialized cosmetics.

And in fact, if your child grows healthy and strong, there are no irritations and rashes on his skin, then, starting from three months, there will be enough daily bathing and air baths.


Baby can not be thrown up after sunset, or it will not sleep well.

Newborns are generally not recommended to throw. You can do this only as one of the exercises of active gymnastics, and even after consulting a doctor. It’s not the sunset, but the fact that the child before bedtime should spend time quietly, and not fly up to the ceiling. If a child is tossed before a day’s sleep, then he too can sleep badly. But everything is individual here. There are kids who, after active gymnastics, sleep like angels.

You can not kiss babies, because they can become dumb.

Complete nonsense! All mothers kiss their crumbs, and if one child from one million is destined to be dumb, then kisses have nothing to do with it. This myth can be justified only by the rules of hygiene. This means that it is better not to allow the kissing of a child to someone other than family members, and also in the morning when you have not had time to brush your teeth.

If the girl is like her father, and the boy is like a mother, then they will be happy.

This myth is widespread in our time, but it is not confirmed genetically. By the way, the appearance of children is very cardinally changing during the first years of life. For example, when a girl was born, it was a copy of the pope, and by the age of 2, there were more mother’s traits in her features than her father’s.

As long as the child does not start talking, you can not feed him with fish soup or fish soup.

It was believed that the child would then be silent for a long time or speak poorly. Probably, this myth is due to the fact that the fish is silent. There is no evidence that this statement is true. But it happens that children begin to speak and a year and two. And then what to do? Pediatricians recommend introducing fish into the baby’s diet in the absence of allergies from the age of 8 months, as it plays an important role in the formation of teeth and bones.

Cow’s milk is better than artificial mixture.

This is a fairly common misconception. If the mother does not have enough milk or does not have enough milk, then the baby needs to be fed with a milk formula. But often parents give in to the entreaties of grandmothers that cow milk is the most useful, that in villages all children grow from birth on cow milk and they are distinguished by strong health. To acquaint the child with cow’s milk follows upon reaching him 6-8 months. The matter is that cow milk is very heavy food for a newborn and it is very difficult to digest the baby’s still ripe stomach. In addition, cow’s milk contains about 20 allergens. And in comparison with the milk formula, milk contains very little vitamins necessary for the newborn and can even lead to the development of rickets, since it interferes with the absorption of calcium.


Nutrition catered by food.

Today the advertising world is full of commercials about useful, high-quality and balanced children’s nutrition and many mummies trust what they have said from TV screens. Moreover, it is so convenient to buy ready-made products or semi-finished products, do not waste time preparing food for the child and pay more attention to other matters and concerns. However, do not forget that home food will bring a lot more to the crumb, and in its flavor and nutritional qualities surpasses the counterparts from the store shelves.

A large number of vitamins never hurt.

No parent wants his child to have an avitaminosis, so to avoid such a problem they try to feed the child with all sorts of vitamins or rich foods. A few people know that this can lead to hypervitaminosis. But such a diagnosis requires special treatment. Therefore, do not forget to ask advice from a specialist about the need to take vitamins or vitamin supplements for your child.

When the child takes the first steps, it is necessary to hold between his feet with a knife or snap with scissors.

It was recommended to do this in order to cut the fetters that prevent the baby from walking. Some still believe in this myth. But most parents do not do anything like that, and their children start walking not later than others and not worse.

The child needs to train the joints.

It should be remembered that the joints of a child under two years old are not yet strong enough to the end not formed, so with sudden movements you can stretch the ligaments or simply dislocate the handle or leg. Do not shake the child too sharply, because in this way he too can be harmed. Massage for a child is always helpful.


Many parents know that the massage is really useful and helps the baby to develop faster, however many mothers start massaging their child right after they leave the hospital. This can not be done! During the first year of your life, a pediatrician observes you and only he can prescribe a massage procedure in case there are special indications. The course does not exceed 20 days, after which it is necessary to take a break for 2-3 weeks. Of course, light strokes and gentle touches have not been canceled, but before you start experimenting, it is better to consult a doctor.

A disposable diaper is harmful to babies.

Mom very often have to listen to “tales” that boys may develop infertility in the future due to overheating of the testicles. But this fear is not justified. Firstly, the sexual glands in children are not yet fully developed, and the thermal effect on the testicles is dangerous, beginning with adolescence.Secondly, with proper use of diapers overheating and in principle can not be. The diaper is designed in the daytime for a maximum of 4 hours and for 9 hours at night. Therefore, with the timely change of the diaper, the child feels very comfortable in it.

Young children should not cut until a year.

This myth is old and has its origin in the customs of the ancient Slavs. According to the custom, the child was cut when he was a year old, which symbolized the final adoption of the baby in the family. Now, there is no special need for this, if a child was born with a thick head of hair or by the summer his hair has grown long, then it is perfectly permissible to cut it at any age before the performance of 1 year.

Young children should be left to fall asleep in the crib.

This statement is incorrect and, most likely, it was invented by those who have no time to give time to children or they just do not want to do it. The child was with you for 9 months, and now, when he was born, he feels abandoned alone. He wants to hear his mother’s voice, to smell her. Leaving the child alone, you make him unhappy, make you cry, as a result of which he may have problems with the psyche in the future. If you are an ardent opponent of motion sickness, you can simply take the baby in your arms or lie down next to him and sing a lullaby song.


Newborn must always wear a hat on the head.

This is not necessary if the room is kept at a normal temperature, and there is no draft. But on the street it is better for a child to put on a light cap, even if there is an unbearable heat.

The advance in development is favorable for the child.

All parents want their child to develop faster and better than others, and this is understandable and does not require additional explanations. But all the kids are different and at a certain age they equalize. So do not rush things and try to put the crumb on your feet before 8-9 months. After all, haste can lead to serious consequences, such as deformation of the foot, curvature of the spine, and later to a damaged posture.

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