Why do so many parents think their word is golden? Like everything hey say is completely safe and healthy? Do you know how many pediatricians are not up to date on the newest car seat recommendations? At my daughters 3 year well check, he told me that she can move up to a booster seat when she gets to 40lbs...the new recommendations are 2 years and 40lbs for REAR FACING! Why doesn't he recommend that instead of the minimums? Pediatricians don't know as much about children's safety, nutrition and growth patterns as they should and yet we follow heir advice like it could never be wrong. This is why people put stuff on the Internet. You don't know who is writing these blogs. They could be parents, dietitians, pediatricians, lactation consultants or any combinations there of. Maybe we should be reading these things and then making decisions instead of just doin whatever our peds say. They say there is an increased risk of eczema with babies who start rice cereal early. My mom started me on it and I have eczema. I gave it to my daughter because my mom gave it to me and she said it was fine(this was before I found the research) and my DD now has skin problems with eczema. It may be genetic or it may be caused by the cereal. I don't know. I won't be giving my boys any cereal, so we'll see what happens.
on Nov. 23, 2012 at 4:35 PM