Parents vs. Grandparents: The New Generation Gap
Who knows more about raising a child, parents or grandparents? Grandparents have experience on their side, but pediatricians say they may be behind the times when it comes to safety standards.
By Everyday Health Staff
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Few families today can afford to have one parent stay home full-time to raise the children, so grandparents are taking on more child-rearing responsibilities. That can lead to some disputes.
After all, grandparents made all their mistakes already (raising you). Now they're ready to do it right.
Pediatricians agree that a grandparent's experience is invaluable, and there is no denying the value of love. But a survey of 49 grandparents caring for their grandchildren found many had an outdated understanding of safety standards.
For example, 75 percent thought it was okay for infants to use baby walkers, but walkers are known to cause accidents and are no longer recommended. Similarly, nearly half of grandparents surveyed said a baby's bed should have bumpers, stuffed animals, and blankets. But because of the dangers of sudden infant death syndrome, pediatricians today recommend that none of these be put on a baby's bed.
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