Partly legitimate scientific reasons, partly because of poor communication and hype.
Mostly not. IQ tests are not reliable predictors of future academic performance in very young children.
No, temperature alone does not cause the common cold or flu.
Health authorities recommend against it, but it’s unclear how much of a risk it is.
“NurtureShock,” “All Joy and No Fun,” “The Informed Parent” and more.
No, it’s usually just a mild irritant if eaten, even in large quantities.
No, that’s an old wives’ tale.
In general, yes.
Leading health authorities, medical institutions and evidence-based publishers.
No, it’s purely an urban legend.
Yes, in almost all of Central and South America, central Africa and Southeast Asia.
Recent research suggests it won’t hurt, and might help.
Evidence suggests they mainly help children with diarrhea, eczema, colic.
The parenting media is a mess, and child development is complex.
Health authorities don’t recommend it.
It’s an old-fashioned liquid medicine that likely isn’t helpful.
Cow’s milk and honey.
Yes, but only if used excessively past the age of 2.
Yes, in moderation.
It’s when an infant suddenly stops breathing while sleeping, and the general risk is less than 0.1 percent.
Repellents containing 20-30 percent DEET.
Latex paint labeled “low VOC” or “zero VOC.”
They can safely lessen cavity risk, but supplements often aren’t necessary.
It doesn’t make a significant impact in the child’s long term development.
Any color except red, dark black and white.
In the right dosage and strength for the right age and weight, Tylenol, Advil or Motrin.
Each car seat manufacturer has unique weight and height limits.
The middle seat.
Only breastmilk or infant formula, then solids over time.
There’s professional consensus that children sleep within a certain range of hours per day.