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Some childcare mistakes parents make in their lives

 Learn about a group of common mistakes that new parents make when raising their children, according to a report by writers Maria Zavolokina, Olga Khodyukova and Ekaterina Gabanovich, published by the American "Bright Side" website:

1. Allow your children to get away with it:

The writers explained that it is important to discipline children and make them take responsibility for their actions. In fact, when parents allow their children to get away with it, they are teaching them to rely entirely on their parents when they err in the future.

2. Checking the child's temperature by hand:

A child's body is usually hotter, with a temperature between 36 and 38 degrees. If the child exceeds this degree, he has a fever. It is impossible to detect a slight change manually, so a thermometer is recommended. For babies under three months, the thermometer provides a more accurate reading and helps keep baby safe and healthy.

3. Use technology to keep kids engaged:

Most parents use cell phones or television to entertain their children, and this is harmful to their health. According to one study, radiation from these devices directly affects a child's brain and increases the risk of developing tumors.

4. Buy a lot of diapers:

Although buying and storing a lot of nappies seems like a good idea, especially when your baby has a lot of bowel movements, this is a huge waste of money, as babies grow quickly, gaining between 140 and 200g per week. As a result, your baby will be larger than the nappies you have stored, and you will need to get new ones.

5. Feeding the baby with a spoon:

When you overfeed a baby with a spoon, you harm his health and development, according to doctors. It is recommended that children be allowed to feed themselves. In this context, children who depend on their parents for spoon-feeding can become demanding, which leads to their weight gain with age. On the other hand, children who eat alone and on their own pace are healthy.

6. Spending a lot of money on children:

Children grow up quickly, so their clothes will not fit them then, and children are neglectful and spoil their new, expensive clothes.

7. Hitting or threatening the child:

Getting angry or yelling at the child is not the best solution, but will create additional problems. According to a psychologist, the more you yell at your child, the more likely he is to ignore you. Fear is not the appropriate way to discipline your child. Instead of appearing bossy and telling them to do things, you should address them as if they were your friends.

8. Changing a child's diaper immediately after relieving himself:

Babies urinate or defecate at short intervals, and if you change a diaper for them right after they pee, your clothes may get wet or get stained with faeces. In general, new diapers have a high ability to absorb residues for many hours, while keeping the child dry and protecting him from rashes. The best option is to wait a few minutes before changing and cleaning the baby's diaper.


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