The TODAY Show invited me on their show last Thursday to discuss the pendulum of baby advice—what’s changed over the years and why.
Evidence-based advice get updated so frequently that parents shouldn’t rely on family and friends, or even books written more than two years ago to get accurate information (hence, the reason why I have to keep revising Baby 411 every couple of years!). Grandma’s advice on how to soothe a baby is probably spot-on, but topics like feeding and sleep safety is probably way off base.
How can a parent keep up? The most important step parents can take is to select a pediatrician who they trust and who keeps up with the latest medical literature. And of course, pick up the 6th edition of Baby 411–which just came out last month!
Here are a few quick links to updates on some of the topics mentioned: