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Communities Nationwide Gear Up for Annual March for Babies®

WHITE PLAINS, NY, APRIL 17, 2013 – Celebrities from music, film, television, and sports are lending their star power to bring attention to this year’s March for Babies, the March of Dimes premier fundraising event that will take place in 750 communities in...

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Music Therapy Can Comfort and Soothe Premature Infants and Parents

Specific elements of music have therapeutic qualities that may be beneficial to a growing premature infant. Recorded music has a fixed meter and decibel level, which cannot be adapted to meet the needs of a compromised infant the way live...

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BabyHome USA Recalls High Chairs Due to Strangulation Hazard

The Consumer Product Safety Commission is urging that consumers stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Recall Summary: Name of product: Baby high chairs Hazard: The front...

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Bugaboo Recalls Cameleon3 Strollers Due to Fall Hazard

Name of product: Bugaboo Cameleon3 Strollers Hazard: The stroller’s carrying handle can break and detach posing a fall hazard. Remedy: View Details Repair Consumer Contact: Bugaboo Americas, at (800) 460-2922, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday,...

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Toys R Us Recalls Imaginarium Activity Walker Due to Choking Hazard

Name of product: Imaginarium Activity Walkers Hazard: The small bolt and spacer that attaches each front wheel to the walker can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children. Remedy: View Details Consumer Contact: Toys R Us at (800) 869-7787 from 9...

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Play Yards: New Safety Rule to Take Effect

[caption id=“attachment_22721” align=“alignright” width=“300” caption=“Play Yard Safety Poster from CPSC”][/caption] Beginning Feb. 28, 2013, manufacturers and importers of infant and toddler play yards are required to test their play yards to ensure that they meet new federal safety...

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Purr-Fection Stuffed Animals with Flashlights Recalled by MJC Due to Laceration Hazard, Sold Exclusi

Name of product: Beamerzzz™ Stuffed Animals with LED Flashlight Hazard: LED flashlight wires can protrude through the stuffed toy, posing a laceration hazard.Consumer Contact: Purr-Fection by MJC at (800) 359-0254 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday,...

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Purr-Fection Stuffed Animals with Flashlights Recalled by MJC Due to Laceration Hazard, Sold Exclusi

Name of product: Beamerzzz™ Stuffed Animals with LED Flashlight Hazard: LED flashlight wires can protrude through the stuffed toy, posing a laceration hazard.Consumer Contact: Purr-Fection by MJC at (800) 359-0254 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday,...

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Changing What They Watch on the Screen Can Improve Children's Behavior

As most parents of preschoolers have witnessed, it’s common for children this age to imitate behaviors they see on television or in movies—whether violent, loving or something in between. This effect of media can be applied to positively...

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Prenatal Folic Acid Supplementation Associated With Lower Risk of Autism

CHICAGO – In a study that included approximately 85,000 Norwegian children, maternal use of supplemental folic acid from 4 weeks before to 8 weeks after the start of pregnancy was associated with a lower risk of autistic disorder in children, according to a study...

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