Not all advice about getting babies to sleep is good advice, writes Romper. 

Although there is plenty of sleep advice that’s rooted in scientific fact (like the idea that you should lay your baby on their back to sleep to reduce the risk of SIDS,) some of the advice you’ll receive is nothing more than an old wive’s tale or piece of outdated advice. You may hear it from a well-wishing relative, an well-known book, or from unreliable sources, but the myths circulate all the same.

As hard as it can be to sort through the sleep myths and sleep truths, knowing about the following sleep myth to  ignore right off the bat can help you establish healthy (and practical) sleeping habits for your family.