Kick The Idea That Your Baby “Should” Be Doing Something Out Of Your Brain
Whether it is sleep, developmental milestones, or eating – there are so many ways parents compare their baby to others. However, this is not helpful for you and will end up adding more stress to your life. You will often hear first time parents rely on baby books or websites with developmental milestones. And it makes sense, right? If this is your first time raising a child, you would want a laid out road map. However, what the books and sites don’t tell you is that the information given is taken from a group and the findings could be a majority. However, is that majority 60%? It could mean that 40% of families are not experiencing milestones or behaviors that the “majority” are. And that’s a big outlier. For example, you have 10 families. Six of the families report that their child is sleeping well in their crib at three months old. So experts will say, “based on these studies, your child will probably be sleeping on their own by three months old.” But what happened to the four other families? They’re probably still having many sleep-related struggles.