It doesn’t matter whether you’re a veteran mom or a new one, keeping up with the do`s and don`ts is always hard. Here are 10 biggest mistakes all moms find difficult to avoid.
Mistake #1: Sharing a bed with baby
Last year, the American Academy of Pediatrics stated clearly that infants should sleep in the same room as their parents, but not in the same bed. I know breastfeeding in 3 a.m. and diaper changes are easy when your baby is by your side, but you may be putting it to risk.
Mistake #2: Making the TV you kids best friend
Every mom has a ton of work around the house, but letting your kid stare at the TV for a few hours a day is wrong, even if it`s an educational DVD.
According to a study from 207 University of Washington, every baby that spends an hour in front of the TV knows 6-8 less words than babies who don`t watch. In 2007 the AAP recommended no screen time for kids under the age 2. However, in 2016 they changed its guidelines to incorporate some screen time, but as long as the parents are present and they are engaging together to enhance the learning experience.
P.S. You can always go old school with books.