Children are routinely exposed to environmental hazards where their live, work and play; i.e., in their homes, schools, work places for adolescents, and their yards, parks, playgrounds and other recreational locations. Parents often wonder about the environment’s effect on the health of their children. Where can parents find unbiased and reliable information on environmental toxins and their effects on children?
Many new parents become focused on their newborn’s breathing. “He just stopped breathing for 8 seconds… is that normal?” “She was breathing regularly, then started breathing really fast… is she okay?” It’s completely normal to have these worries, as it is frightening to see your little one stop breathing for any length of time. We all have variable breathing, even us adults!
We hear them at playgroups and baby showers, see them on message boards and read them on medicine bottles. Parental Urban Legends add more confusion to new parents’ already overloaded brains and with no basis in fact, they persist like Mikey and Pop Rocks. Here are 3 of the most popular- and just plain wrong- parental urban legends: