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    1. New Safety Standards for Cribs Begin Today

      June 28, 2011 -- New federal rules take effect today banning the manufacture and sale of baby cribs with drop-down side rails. The cribs have been linked to at least 32 infant deaths since 2000, according to the National Institutes of Health. The new rules, released by the Consumer Product Safety Co

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    2. Breastfeeding May Cut SIDS Risk

      June 13, 2011 -- Protection against sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) may be yet another benefit of breastfeeding. A new review of recent research studies shows that infants who were breastfed were about 60% less likely to die from SIDS than infants who didn't receive any breast milk. This protect

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    3. Skin Cancer Protection Starts in Infancy

      June 6, 2011 -- As summer kicks into full gear, parents of newborns and toddlers must take special care to protect their child’s skin from the sun’s damaging rays. The changes that lead to skin cancer may actually begin during baby’s first year, when an infant’s skin is most vulnerable to burns and

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    4. Babies Think, Therefore ...

      May 26, 2011 -- Babies as young as 12 months old can reason and make rational predictions about how novel situations will play out, according to an international team of researchers who study the infant mind. The findings suggest that, like adults, babies are capable of sophisticated analysis when t

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    5. Study: Baby Products Contain Risky Flame Retardants

      May 18, 2011 -- Four out of five baby products tested in a new study contained potentially toxic flame retardants, including one removed from children's pajamas almost four decades ago. The products, which were not identified by brand, included nursing pillows, changing pads, portable crib mattresse

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    6. Antibiotic Use May Be Linked to Kids' Asthma Risk

      May 16. 2011 -- Infants who take antibiotics during the first year of life may be at a slightly increased risk of developing asthma by age 18, a study shows. The study also suggests a similar risk of asthma for children whose mothers took antibiotics during pregnancy. The study appears online in Ped

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    7. Marital Strife Linked to Infants’ Sleeping Woes

      May 11, 2011 -- Infants who are exposed to marital discord are more likely to have trouble sleeping during infancy and when they approach the toddler stage, a study shows. Researchers evaluated more than 350 families when their babies were 9 months old and 18 months old. All the babies had been adop

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    8. Low Vitamin D at Birth Linked to Lung Infections

      May 10, 2011 -- Newborns with low vitamin D levels have a sixfold higher risk of lung infections with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), Dutch researchers say. RSV is the major cause of serious lung infections in infants. During the first 12 months of life, it's the most common cause of bronchioliti

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    9. FDA Warns About Teething Medication

      May 5, 2011 -- The FDA has issued a warning to consumers about the use of benzocaine, the main ingredient in over-the-counter liquids and gels used to reduce teething pain in very young children. Benzocaine is associated with a rare but serious condition called methemoglobinemia, which greatly reduc

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    10. Bottle Feeding at Age 2 Raises Obesity Risk

      May 5, 2011 -- Kids who regularly use a bottle at age 2 are more likely to be obese by the time they’re ready for kindergarten than those who switch to cups at younger ages, a study shows. Current guidelines, which were written to help prevent tooth decay, recommend that babies stop bottle feeding a

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