Should you follow grandparent’s advice?

May 11, 2017 | by:

Your kids’ grandparents know a lot about raising kids; I mean, they raised you, for goodness sakes! However, a new study says their advice may not always be the best…

When researchers asked 636 grandparents about their childcare techniques, they discovered some of them are no longer considered safe. Almost a quarter of nanas and grandpas didn’t know that babies should be put to sleep on their backs, not their tummies or sides, because those sleeping positions could raise the risk of SIDS. When it comes to cuts and scrapes, 65% didn’t know they should be covered to reduce the chance of infection. Almost half (44%) believed ice baths are a good way to lower a high fever, but they can actually lower body temperature too much, leading to a risk for hypothermia.

This isn’t to say you shouldn’t trust your parents for parenting advice; far from it! Our parents have years of experience on us, but remember, it’s okay to disagree with their advice from time to time. They’re your kids, after all!

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