8 baby care myths you should care (and know the truth)

Dr Richard C. Woolfson
magyoungparents@sph.com.sg

MYTH 1: A SIX-MONTH-OLD BABY CAN BE POTTY-TRAINED 
A six-month-old baby who can sit up on her own can indeed sit on a potty; and at some point while sitting on it, she will empty her wastes into it. However, she has no control, and she cannot get off the potty by herself. As soon as she walks, she will cease to be “trained”.

Related: Can you toilet-train a baby before age 1?

MYTH 2: YOUR BABY SHOULD SLEEP THROUGH THE NIGHT BY FOUR MONTHS 
Sleep patterns vary greatly from baby to baby. Statistics suggest that only about half of all babies sleep through the night even at one year. She will get an unbroken night’s sleep when she is ready for it.

 

MYTH 3: THE ONLY WAY TO MAKE HER FEEL SECURE IS BY SWADDLING HER IN A BLANKET 
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