These are Myths and Facts About Child Growth

Not a few myths about the growth of children circulating in the community. As a parent, you have to be smart about it. yes, because the name of the myth is clearly not fully supported by scientific facts.

Every mother wants to give the best for her child. Sometimes, unclear information coming from anywhere can seem convincing and easy to believe.

However, instead of immediately believing in confusing information, it's better for you to be more careful and find out the truth of the information from the doctor first.

Myths and Facts About Child Growth

Here are some myths and facts about child growth that you need to understand.

1. Silent child means he is fine

Some people think that if a child doesn't cry often, it means he or she is fine. But in fact, staying still and not moving much can also be a sign that your baby is sick. So, you should actually check if your little one has been silent for a long time.

Crying is a way for your little one to communicate or express their desires. If your little one can cry loudly, it means he is healthy and has a lot of energy.

2. baby walkers help children learn to walk

Not a few we encounter the use of walking aids (baby walker) in children of practicing walking age. Whereas according to the Indonesian Pediatric Association, the use of baby walker actually dangerous, you know, Bun.

The use of this tool has the risk of causing harm to your little one, such as falling or tripping over, if not supervised. On the other hand, baby walker allegedly can make babies lazy to walk alone because they are used to using this tool.

3. The child is late to talk, later he can also be alone

Some parents think that their child is late to speak is not a big problem because later the child will be able to talk by himself. Mother needs to understand, the baby's ability to speak needs to be trained like the ability to walk.

So, this ability should not be waited until it can develop by itself. If your little one shows signs of speech delay, immediately ask a doctor or child development expert to get treatment as early as possible.

4. Watch TV too close is not good for the eyes

Most parents think that children who read or watch TV too closely can experience decreased vision. In fact, so far there is no evidence that shows that watching television too closely can damage children's eyes. you know.

But indeed, the habit of watching television too closely can be a sign that your little one is nearsighted. So, there may be other causes of nearsightedness that makes his visual acuity decrease.

5. Formula milk is as good as breast milk

Not a few parents think that formula milk is as good as breast milk because they are influenced by advertisements for formula milk products on television or magazines.

In fact, breast milk (ASI) is clearly superior and irreplaceable because of its high nutritional content for child growth. In fact, breast milk also has antibodies that are not found in formula milk. These antibodies are very important to protect children from infection and disease.

In this era of developing technology, you can hear information about your child's growth from here and there. In addition to the myths above, there are many other myths circulating in the community.

However, Mother must be wise and smart in choosing information that will be applied to the Little One, especially regarding child growth. For the optimal growth of your little one, it doesn't matter, dong, spend more time searching for accurate and well-sourced information?

In addition, if you have problems or abnormalities in your little one's growth and development, don't hesitate to immediately take him to the doctor for further examination and treatment.