Thursday, 13 September 2012

Whiskey Dummies and Other Old Wives Tales

When you become a parent, many people want to pass on their knowledge and wisdom to you in the form of old wives tales. Old wives tales are usually a traditional myth that can cause some confusion if you are becoming a parent for the first time.

Here are some quite common myths for you to look out for:

Eating bread crusts

One of the most common wives tales to consider is whether you agree to encourage your child to eat their break crusts. Some people suggest that eating your bread crusts gives you curly hair whilst others state that is makes you big and strong. Many studies have revealed that bread crusts contain high levels of antioxidants which are really good for you. Antioxidants help to prevent illness and disease; therefore, it is good if children can start eating crusts when they are young, fit and healthy!

Carrots Improve your Vision

The myth that carrots improve your vision came about during the second world war and has stuck with many parents ever since. Although there is no research to say this fact is true many parents believe that their children should eat carrots as they contain vitamin A which helps your eyes to stay healthy, whilst this vegetable will also help children to get to their essential 5-a-day!

An Apple a day keeps the Doctor away!

Another old wives tale suggests you should eat an apple a day which is said to stop you contracting any illnesses by helping your immune system and protecting your DNA. Whether your child has a glass of pure apple juice or one apple a day, it is sure to keep your child healthy.

Whiskey Dummies

Many mothers are also still using whiskey dummies which the traditional method that mothers used to use when their babies were teething generations ago. However, modern day mums have debated whether this method is safe and have questioned whether babies should even have a drop of alcohol placed into their mouth to prevent any teething problems.

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