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Monday, August 13, 2007

In the News August 13, 2007

News of interest for mommies-come-lately:

Video Baby Brain Boosters May Not Create Einsteins
Early exposure to DVDs and videos may have a negative affect on a child's language development, researchers report in the August issue of the Journal of Pediatrics.

Pre-pregnancy Obesity a Risk for Structural Birth Defects
Research suggests a woman who is obese before getting pregnant puts her baby at a greater risk for spina bifida and other structural malformations, according to a report in the August issue of the Archives of Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine.

Panel Worried about Baby Bottle Chemical
A U.S. panel of experts reported that a chemical used in plastic baby bottles and other products may affect unborn babies and young children, and recommended further study.

Lovin' It: McBranding Hooks Preschoolers, Study Finds
Research suggests marketing affects young children too. Preschoolers preferred hamburgers and fries wrapped in McDonalds wrappers over the same food in plain wrappers, according to a recent study.


At 9:04 AM, Blogger Josh said...

But those videos were so fun to watch. :)

At 9:43 AM, Blogger Beth K. Vogt said...

Josh, you were born years before Baby Einstein videos! You were more of the Sesame Street and Mr. Rogers era.
However, you did watch some of those DVDs with your much younger sister, Christa. But by then, your verbal skills were well established.
And, for the record--Christa doesn't seem to be verbally delayed in the least!


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