64% of people fail this easy quiz about being a parent. Can You Do Well?

When we were children, it always seemed to us that our parents knew the answers to just about every question. When it is our turn to become parents, though, things aren’t quite as straightforward as we may expect them to be. Being a parent oneself is, hands down, the finest method to learn how to be a parent. In spite of this, there are a few things that we can pick up through reading baby books and other kinds of materials. It’s never a bad idea to brush up on your knowledge!

In this test, we will ask a wide range of topics, but they will all pertain to parenting in some way. It’s possible that some of these will appear to be straightforward, but we have a feeling that even the most seasoned parents will have trouble with a couple of these. Who among us, then, thinks they have all the answers, just like their parents did when they were young? Take this test right now to demonstrate your knowledge!

  • Question of

    Which of these foods should NOT be given to babies?

    • Honey
    • Avocado
    • Banana
    • Sweet potato

    Correct Wrong

    Clostridium botulinum bacteria, which live in soil and dust, make a poison that can cause botulism in babies. The bacteria can spread to things like carpets and floors, and they can also get into honey. Because of this, honey should never be given to babies younger than 1 year old.

  • Question of

    True or false: Breastmilk CAN be kept in the freezer

    • Yes
    • No

    Correct Wrong

    Milk that has just been expressed or pumped can be kept: At room temperature (77°F or lower) for up to 4 hours. It can stay in the fridge for up to 4 days. Best is about 6 months in the freezer; up to 12 months is fine.

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    What should be left in the crib with a sleeping newborn?

    • Nothing
    • Pacifier
    • Extra Blanket
    • Full bottle

    Correct Wrong

    Nothing... Don't put a pillow, blanket, or teddy bear in the crib with your new baby because it raises the chance that the baby will suffocate. Sleep sacks and swaddles are great for keeping those little arms from flailing around while they sleep. Sound machines can make it seem like your baby is close to you.

  • Question of

    Why do babies wiggle around so much?

    • They’re building muscle
    • They’re trying to communicate
    • They’re reacting to sounds
    • There is no reason

    Correct Wrong

    The wiggling is often caused by a "reflex," which is more noticeable in babies because their brains haven't grown enough to control their reflexes yet.

  • Question of

    What baby product can help prevent diaper rash?

    • Powder
    • Baby wipes
    • Baby oil
    • Nothing can prevent diaper rash

    Correct Wrong

  • Question of

    True or false: All babies smile the first time they see their parents

    • True
    • False

    Correct Wrong

    Some babies may not be ready to look at their parents' faces for long periods of time at first. It might be too much for them to handle to look right into their parents' eyes. A baby can still learn about a parent's touch, soft voice, and facial expressions even if he or she is just looking past the face.

  • Question of

    When should a baby’s teeth start getting brushed?

    • As soon as the first baby tooth appears
    • Once all of the baby teeth are in
    • Once all of the adult teeth are in
    • Once they can hold the brush on their own

    Correct Wrong

    As soon as your baby's teeth start to show, you can start brushing them. Use a baby toothbrush and a tiny bit of fluoride toothpaste. Don't worry if you can't get much done when you first start. The important thing is to make brushing teeth a regular part of your baby's daily routine.

  • Question of

    True or false: Newborns need to drink water every day

    • True
    • False

    Correct Wrong

    If your baby is under 6 months old, all they need to do is drink breast milk or infant formula. When your baby is 6 months old, you can give them small amounts of water in addition to their breastmilk or formula feeds if they need it.

  • Question of

    When do babies typically begin to roll over?

    • Around 4 months
    • Right after birth
    • Around 2 months
    • Around 1 year

    Correct Wrong

    As early as 4 months, babies can roll over. They will move side to side, which is the first step toward rolling over. They can also turn over from their bellies to their backs. Most babies can roll over both ways by the time they are 6 months old.

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    What is a “helicopter” parent?

    • A parent who pays extremely close attention to their child
    • A parent who flies a helicopter for a living
    • A parent who shouts a lot
    • A parent who gives their child a lot of alone time

    Correct Wrong

    A helicopter parent, also called a cosseting parent or just a "cosseter," is a parent who pays a lot of attention to their child or children's problems and experiences, especially at school.