10 Things American Parents Do That Would Shock the Rest of the World

Use Baby Walkers

In an American home with a baby, there is usually a baby walker to help the baby learn how to stand up. 

Drive SUV

In America, families feel like they need a lot of room to fit everyone, while many people outside of the country choose smaller sedans.

Buy Disposable Diaper

Parents in the U.S. use a lot of throwaway diapers, which cost a lot of money and add 3.5 million tons of trash to landfills every year. 

Insist on Early Bedtime

Parents in the United States try to put their kids to bed early because kids need sleep and parents need time to themselves, but this isn't always the case in other countries. 

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Dish Out Huge Portion

Americans adore food. The US consumes the most calories per person. American kids are more likely to be obese than youngsters in other countries because they start eating big meals at a young age.

Depend on Medication

When a child shows signs of Attention Deficit Disorder or its opposite, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, they are often given medicine right away.

Buy Lots of Happy Meal

When it comes to eating fast food, Americans are way ahead of everyone else. People in the U.S. eat so much that 1 in 4 say they do it every day, and it doesn't look like that will change any time soon. 

Keep Dogs as Pet

In the U.S., dogs and cats are by far the most popular pets, but that's not always the case in other countries. 

Coo Over Babie

Parents in the U.S. dote on their kids from the moment they are born. The Kisii people of Kenya have a tradition that says parents shouldn't look at their newborns or give in to their cries.


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