Who's the Real Expert?
Anyone's who's been pregnant or has a child can appreciate all of the experts out there. There are experts on sleeping, eating, pooping, and everything in between. Both mothers and fathers are prone to blindly following the wisdom of a supposed expert, especially if that expert happens to be your mother or the guru your mother had faith in when you were a baby.
Doctors, Lawyers and Indian Chiefs
Other books and resources are prepared by scientists who have studied developmental aspects of children and babies from a scientific perspective. They have done research on sleep patterns, development, and brain stimulation. Still others are written based on the experience of a single or collaborative group of mothers. All of these resources have merit, albeit some more than other, but how do you narrow down which is the right expert for your situation?
The Real Expert
There are good points to be gleaned from many of the different resources. It makes sense to read as many books and websites as you possibly can to gather the experiences and advice of others and to stock up on the latest scientific facts. Remember, much has been discovered and proven scientifically (especially regarding safety and sleep) that your older relatives and even doctor may not be aware of.
Many new parents turn to their pediatrician for advice on everything from feedings to
Your Unique Situation
Certain things are important for all children like healthy foods, good amounts of sleep and quality comfort and care, but there is no "one size fits all" solution for childrearing, and no parent should ever be fooled into believing anyone knows their child better than they do.
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