Childhood is a wonderful time and parents are willing to do anything to make their children smile and laugh. But sometimes it is easy to take this too far.
We discovered five things that do your kids more harm than good.
Baby Walkers And Jumperoos
- Child injury rate (over 8,000 cases per year in the US alone).
- Irregular strengthening of muscles, deformation of feet and legs.
The curvature of the spine due to the great load it supports (a child’s spine does not take shape and lacks the necessary curves before turning one year).
The development of independent motor skills is delayed, as there is no motivation to walk independently. The sense of balance and the instinct for self-preservation is not evolving.
To minimize damage, use these devices under adult supervision for 15 minutes, twice a day, only after the baby is able to stand on its own. Also, consult your orthopedist to discuss precautions.
Juice And Milk
Pasteurized fruit juice is low in vitamins but high in sugar, which causes dental problems and obesity.
Pediatricians advise giving natural juices to children older than one year. It is better to replace pasteurized juices with fresh fruits.
Whole cow’s milk is low in iron, but it is very rich in nutrients and is not necessary for the baby. It can damage the kidneys and cause anemia, allergies, and dysbacteriosis.
Cow’s milk can be given to children over one year of age, but not more than 17 ounces per day. Replace milk with foods rich in calcium (dairy products, vegetables, and fruits) and foods rich in vitamin D (eggs, beef liver).
At preschool age, children explore the world around them and gain social attitudes through their toys. Unnatural colors, electronic sounds, and many details in toys have a negative effect on the development of creative thinking and influence the formation of personality: possible results are aggressive behaviors, unfounded fears, and adolescent depression.
Choose toys of colors and natural materials: wood or fabric. A game is more educational than entertainment, so the toys must be realistic.
The more babies, the worse their thermoregulation. They are exposed to overheating and overcooling. Overheating leads to neuroticism and can lead to heatstroke.
Excessive warm clothing prevents the body from developing defense reactions to climate change, which can result in cold-related illnesses and low immunity.
Clothing must be made of natural and breathable materials. The baby is comfortable when his or her belly and chest are dry and his hands and feet are pink and warm.
Electronics And Gadgets
Blue light from LED displays damages the retina, which can lead to macular degeneration. This can lead to cataracts and blindness.
By using smartphones and tablets, the child is deprived of the real world. Fine motor and sensory skills are not developing and there is no live interaction.
This results in the underdevelopment of the frontal lobe, which is responsible for speech, personality, communication, and decision-making.
Let your children use their devices for up to an hour a day. Use tablets and smartphones for brain games for children over 2 years old. When using devices, the child must interact with their peers or adults.