Having been invited into the homes of hundreds of families since Let Mommy Sleep opened our doors, one thing has become very apparent. Many ideas the public takes as givens in baby care are just plain wrong. Conventional wisdom from well-meaning older parents, updated medical studies and the marketing machine that plays on parents’ worries make it difficult for new parents to separate truth from fiction. On top of that, we can pretty much all agree that once babies arrive, the more research we’ve done the more confused we feel.
After all, there was a time when women were told that smoking cigarettes would “help you have a smaller baby.” And Bisphenol-A, the industrial chemical that has been proven harmful to brain development but used in baby bottles for at least 20 years, was only banned 3 months ago. Even my own Italian Nonni advised placing garlic in my cousin’s belly button to soothe colic.
Information is constantly updated and corporations trying to get us to BUY BUY BUY don’t always present the whole truth, so we’ll help sort through all of this information. We’ll have fun, we’ll do giveaways for products we truly believe in and we’re not going to scare you into thinking one way or the other. We’ll do in this blog the same things we do with our families--- provide first-source, evidence based information for you to make decisions that are right for your family.