تحذير للأمهات الجدد من "النصائح القديمة"

آخر تحديث:  الأربعاء، 30 مارس/ آذار، 2011، 16:44 GMT

Hello and welcome to BBC Xtra English!

Today we’re talking about one of the toughest jobs in the world – motherhood!

Mums are always being bombarded with advice on how to look after their babies. But new research suggests that some of this advice is outdated and occasionally even dangerous.

39 per cent of mums surveyed by parenting website Netmums said they had been given advice from a family member that put their child at risk.

And it seems the worst offenders are their own mother-in-law.

Some of the more outlandish advice found in the survey includes an old tip about putting whisky on a baby’s gums to help them with teething.

Another rather strange piece of advice included putting a small piece of soap in a baby’s bottom to ‘help with constipation’.

Netmums founder Siobhan Freegard described these outdated tips as “nuggets of advice handed down from generation to generation.”

She told the BBC that part of the problem could be to do with modern living.

She said that many of us live far away from our families, so now mums are more likely to get advice over the phone instead of watching and learning from their own parents.

But Siobhan says that “every baby is different” and that “it’s OK to go back and trust your own instincts”.

Have you received advice that has been good or bad? And what is your advice to other new mums? Write to us in English!

هل تلقيت أية نصائح جيدة أو سيئة؟ وما هي النصائح التي تقدمها للأمهات الجدد؟ اكتب لنا بالانجليزية.

bombarded

يقصف بوابل

outdated

قديم

at risk

في خطر

the worst offenders

أسوأ المذنبين

mother-in-law

حماة

outlandish

غريب

teething

تسنين

constipation

امساك

nuggets of advice

تعبير يقصد به خلاصة النصائح

trust your own instincts

ثق بغريزتك

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