Children's cold medicine might kill your child. That news, which hit all the major media outlets last week, would have been more shocking if it didn't represent just the latest minefield parents must avoid in order to raise a healthy, productive kid.
If you believe the various books and magazines forced on all new parents everything represents a possible danger for your child. Forget peanut allergies, the large variety of things your baby might choke on and the incredible risk you take if your car seat gets installed slightly askew, your newborn might not survive the night if you give them a blanket.
In addition to being blanketless, your baby must also sleep on his back. Stomach sleeping already frightened new moms and dads are told might cause your kid to stop breathing and even a novice parent knows that, for most kids, breathing is essential.
Should you manage to beat the odds and keep your child from dying as a baby, the media and the baby products industry would have you believe things only get more complicated and more dangerous. Today's toddler, one would have to assume, faces a series of perils that would make a Navy SEAL cry for his mommy.... read the rest of the story by Subscribing now.