Safe parenting advice
Navigating the world of parenting can be overwhelming, especially for new parents. With so much information available online, in forums, blogs, literature, and magazines, it can be difficult to know what advice to trust. The problem is that not all of this advice is vetted or reliable, and following unvetted advice can involve risks.
One of the main challenges with parenting advice is that it is often subjective. Everyone has their own opinions, experiences, and perspectives, and these can vary greatly from person to person. While it can be interesting to hear different viewpoints, it can also be limiting when trying to make informed decisions about parenting.
Another problem with unvetted parenting advice is that it can be potentially harmful. Unvetted advice can be based on misinformation, outdated research, or personal biases, and following it can put both parents and children at risk. For example, following unvetted advice on sleep training or feeding can lead to sleep deprivation and malnutrition, and following unvetted advice on discipline can lead to emotional harm.
Seek safe parenting advice
So, what can new parents do to navigate the sea of parenting advice? One solution is to seek out vetted advice from reputable sources. This includes advice from medical professionals, such as pediatricians and obstetricians, as well as advice from reputable parenting organizations and parenting experts. Additionally, parents can also seek out advice from other parents who have been through similar experiences, and use their own judgement and common sense to decide what advice is helpful and what advice is not.
Another solution is to be cautious with online parenting advice, and be aware that not all online advice is reliable or trustworthy. Parents should be wary of online advice that seems too good to be true, advice that is not supported by scientific research, or advice that is not consistent with the recommendations of reputable parenting experts.
In conclusion, navigating the world of parenting can be overwhelming, especially for new parents. With so much information available online, in forums, blogs, literature, and magazines, it can be difficult to know what advice to trust. But, it is important to be aware that not all parenting advice is reliable or trustworthy, and that following unvetted advice can involve risks. Parents should seek out vetted advice from reputable sources and use their own judgement and common sense to decide what advice is helpful and what advice is not.
A parenting app with vetted advice
The Swedish app babybubble was created to collect reliable pregnancy and parenting advice from around the world. Some advice works for almost everyone, while other advice works for some and not for all. However, babybubble makes sure all advice has been vetted by specialists before it is published.
Download babybubble on the App Store and Google Play Store to learn what is often underestimated or missed related to pregnancy and motherhood – and to share your best advice with babybubble’s global community of mothers.