When mum Emily Landes’s dentist told her that the symptoms babies experience when they’re teething are simply myths, she didn’t quite believe him.
"There is no such thing as teething," he said. "Yes, teeth come in, but the process isn’t particularly painful. It doesn’t cause fevers, or sleeplessness or crying. Those are all just normal developmental activities that are attributed to teething. But teeth have nothing to do with it."
Emily’s mind was blown.
Spurred by this new discovery she went ahead and did research of her own, and to her surprise she found a lot of myths that for a long time people passed off as gospel truth.
"It made me wonder, what else had I always taken as a fact of childrearing that actually had no basis in science?" she said in her SF Gate story.She complied the eight popular parenting myths she’s encountered.