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Infant Health

Infant sound machines could be dangerous to babies’ ears

Posted by Lara Salahi March 3, 2014 08:00 AM

Many parents of newborns swear by white noise machines as the only thing that can get their infant to sleep for prolonged periods of time. But a new study now suggests that some ambient sound machines specifically marketed for infants may actually damage their hearing. 

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Do You Share Your Bed With Your Infant?

Posted by Lara Salahi October 1, 2013 07:04 AM

Within this first year of parenthood, we have already visited the pediatrician seven times.

Our pediatrician is wonderful – everything we could hope for in a doctor who will be with us for a solid decade or two (at least). At every visit so far she has asked us about our daughter's eating habits, and pooping habits; she even asks about firearms in the house and about how our marriage is doing.

These are all very important topics. But our pediatrician has consistently missed raising one subject that’s equally as important -- Not once has she asked where our daughter sleeps and whether we share our bed with her.

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Lara Salahi is an award-winning multimedia journalist whose specialty is reporting health and medical stories. She has worked in local, network, and cable television, international print, and documentary film. She More »

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