18 common child health myths we should stop believing

The cyber world is loaded with information regarding health, nutrition and well-being. But which one should you trust, that’s little bit confusing. Popular culture is also having loads of myths and half-truths. Most are harmless. But when doctors start believing medical myths, that’s a time to worry. There are several common child health myths we should stop believing. In 2007, a study was published into several common misconceptions, from the belief that a person should drink eight glasses of water per day to the notion that reading in low light ruins your eyesight. Some people got fired up about this because they knew that physicians accepted these beliefs and were passing this information along to their patients.

Here are just 18 myths and there must be more out there.


Some child health myths that are not true

  • Peanut allergies occur whether or not a child is exposed to peanuts – Pediatricians have counseled parents to keep babies away from peanuts for the first three years of life. As it turns out, children exposed to peanuts before they were even 1 year old have no greater risk of peanut allergies.