As any new parent knows, there is an abundance of often-conflicting advice hurled at you from doctors, family, friends, and strangers on the internet. From the earliest days, parents get the message that they must make certain choices around feeding, sleep, and schedule or all will be lost. But the benefits of these choices can be overstated, and the trade-offs can be profound. How do you make your own decision?
Armed with the data, award-winning economist, mother, and author Emily Oster finds that the conventional wisdom doesn't always hold up. In Cribsheet, she debunks common myths to offer a thinking parent's guide to the chaos and frequent misinformation of the early years.