I think most of us have a well meaning family member or friend who tries to dish out their unsolicited advice.
It’s funnier when they don’t even have children and they try to tell you that picking your child up when they’re upset will lead to them being a spoilt little shit and they will end up in juvenile if you don’t shove them in a corner every time they challenge you.
Or when your great Aunt Petunia who had her children about 90 years ago tries and tells you that crying is good for their lungs. I think a lot of the time we assume that because someone is older and had loads of kids they must know everything. That because they weaned all 9 children at the age of 3 months and only 4 of them are overweight and suffer with gut problems that it MUST be fine and a pure coincidence that they now suffer with allergies, diabetes and IBS.
After all, the NHS, World Heath Organisation and The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence spend billions a year on up to date research for people to bypass it with anecdotal evidence and ‘well I turned out fine.’
The key to making the best choice for you is research, research, research and follow your instincts.
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