Stranger as it may seem newborn babies from our species (read: human if you may not like to contradict here) are more helpless than any other species in the world. Although the feeling of being parents may have every other possible emotion attached with it, parents are generally scared beings. And why not they be. After all, they are the custodian of something more precious than the Kohinoor-long live the Mughals. Parents are in constant strain to do every right thing they can do for their baby. Then where the problem lies? Brought up the baby as you may like! But that is not always the case. With oceans of parenting experts and the amounts of white noise they generate, it is hard, as a parent, for you to separate the fact from fiction. Most of the experts think that theirs are the last word in this field even if their voice is muted in their home. All the so-called experts do nothing but contradict one another. So what is the course of action you should follow to raise your baby. The dilemma for you is whom to believe and whom not as most experts like to contradict even themselves after a while. Sometimes an expert tells you that breastfeeding is the answer for an intelligent child while another refutes it.
Or you are told by an expert to put your baby to sleep on her back unless another confuses you by telling you to put the baby to sleep on her stomach. Still, another bewilders you by decreeing that crying is the baby’s exercise and such a baby shall be never picked up unless it is pain. Some believe that eating liver is essential for brain development, while other term liver as toxic. Funnily the experts are unanimous in only one thing, their new- age expert views are irrefutably right and old wisdom was wrong. Think with reason and do not be scared. What you should better do is to follow your own conscience. Ask your mommy and granny how you were brought up if you consider yourself…Hope you would not contradict me here. You can also get a good deal of reliable information over the Internet. After all, a baby is a baby is a baby. So no undue pressure, no forcing. Just soak in the feeling of being a dad or mom. Take care of time and baby will take care of herself.