Common Baby Myths

Almost a month ago now (time moves way too fast) I had twins with my fiancée and I couldn’t be happier! Everyone can give you advice on what it’s like when you bring your babies home for the first time, but it really depends on the baby. You never know what YOUR experience will be like.

That being said, everything is better than expected. Vienna and Violet are doing really well and we’re getting the hang of trying to figure out how to raise these babes. (I think)

 

Have you ever been told something that’s just straight up not true? Here’s some myths of babies:

Some people believe you can’t really tell if a baby’s temperature is too hot without a thermometer. I just learned a trick which is great as it’s starting to get hot outside and in the house. All you have to do is check the back of their neck. If it’s wet, they’re too hot. Simple. Swaddling keeps them warm if you need them warm. I’ve got to step up on my swaddling skills though.

Twins swaddled.

I once heard that babies are born without kneecaps… They still technically have kneecaps though, they’re just not hard kneecaps. Theirs are made of soft cartilage which allows for growth spurts when they’re still young, then the kneecaps get harder through childhood as it turns into bone.

It’s an old classic myth that babies are born and cannot really see. They can see, but only about 10 inches in front of them and in black and white. New research suggests they start seeing colour as early as 2 weeks in, but then again I always question, how do we really know this stuff?

That’s it. I’ll update this blog with helpful tips on babies in the near future. Back to sleep for me.

Alex sleeping with babies