Parents should know 13 tips for raising children

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Conventional or modern advice is often obtained from doctors, acquaintances, friends, and relatives to solve these problems. But it is seen that if these suggestions are matched with someone then it is clashing with someone. That’s when the parents got in trouble.

For instance, Emily Oster, a professor of economics at Brown University in the United States, was in a dilemma as to whether any advice would be appropriate for raising her child.

He then decided that he would check and sort out all the research on child care. He wrote a book called ‘What to do and what not to do during pregnancy.

He has recently written another book, according to BBC. In this book, he has given a total of 13 suggestions on child-rearing. He also thinks that every parent should know these suggestions.

Here are 13 suggestions:

1. There is a lot of information that breast milk is very beneficial for keeping the baby healthy for a short period but research has shown that babies who are breastfed are less prone to problems like allergies, stomach problems, and ear infections. Again, researchers do not have enough information about the long-term benefits of breast milk. However, breastfeeding reduces the risk of breast cancer in mothers by 20–30 percent.

2. Many people think that alcohol should not be consumed during the period when the baby is breastfed. But Professor Oster says that if you drink alcohol at that time, the amount of alcohol in your blood will be the same as in breast milk. And so if a mother does not want to give her child alcohol, she should give milk to the child two hours after drinking.

3. Mothers who are suffering from chest pain can take anti-depressant medication on the advice of a doctor. This will not have any harmful effects on the child. However, studies have shown that breastfeeding naturally reduces depression.

4. The United States Association of Pediatricians recommends that parents keep their children in the same room for at least the first six months to a year after birth. It is possible to prevent the sudden death rate of children. But doctors say the benefits of living in the same room are gone in a matter of months. In this regard, Professor Oster says, if a parent wants to stay in the same room with his child, he can stay as long as he wants.

5. Many mothers still hold their sleeping children tightly to their breasts with a clean cloth. Studies have shown that it is beneficial for babies so that babies do not cry out in fear and the baby sleeps better. However, it should be ensured that the child can move his waist and back properly while holding it close to the chest.

6. Studies have shown that if children fall asleep on a sofa or anywhere with an adult, the infant mortality rate can increase by 20–60 percent. Children can often be crushed under the body of an adult due to unconsciousness. So Oster forbade him to do so.

7. Sexual intercourse should not take place for six weeks after the birth of the child. However, research has shown that there is no ideal time for this. It depends on the mother’s physical condition.

8. The child must be given all the necessary vaccinations. At the same time, the mother has to take necessary vaccinations and other treatments for her recovery.

9. Professor Oyster, after analyzing several studies on whether a child should be trained to sleep, found that children should regulate their sleep at a very young age. Then the rest of the work will follow a certain rule.

10. Many studies have shown that babies need to spend some time alone with their mothers after birth. As a result, the child benefits as a result of a mother taking maternity leave.

11. Many mothers cannot give time to their children for their work which is why they give their children daycare. But there was no information that the mother’s relationship with the child was weakened if she was given daycare. Even then the child must be given time all the time.

12. Now it is often seen that children have to be fed by showing TV. In this case, children between the ages of three and five can learn a lot by watching TV. However, some doctors think that children under the age of two watching TV can cause eye damage.

13. They should be asked more questions about teaching their children. This increases their ability to think.

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