Undoubtedly, our moms and grandmas can share really wise and useful tips when it comes to many different spheres of life. But before relying on their expertise, we have to weigh the pros and cons, especially if we’re talking about children.
smartzune.com has studied the most common old wives’ tales and found out which pieces of advice are actually useless.
7. To reduce fever, you have to swaddle your baby.
We used to hear that to reduce a baby’s fever, we had to swaddle them. But it’s not recommended to do this since the skin controls the body’s temperature more effectively itself. If you put too many clothes on your baby, the temperature will get higher or won’t drop.
Doctors recommend:Place a cool, damp washcloth on your child’s forehead;Offer your child plenty of fluids;Air out the room;Remove layers of clothing so your child can lose heat more easily through their skin.