You've probably received endless “advice” from well-meaning friends and family on how to raise your baby. Despite what anyone tells you, your parenting style must be developed over time—by you. However, you can still pick up tricks from existing parenting styles, including those that seem like fads. You can also take advice from friends and family—but with a grain of salt; a few of their methods might work for you, but others might not. Simply keep an open mind and consider your baby's unique characteristics when making these decisions.