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Annalisa Abjelina, MD, FAAP

TRUE OR FALSE: A baby walker will help
my child learn to walk.

This is FALSE! Using a baby walker will not help babies learn to stand or walk. In fact, there are strong associations between walker use and developmental delays in balance skills that are needed for walking. Walkers may also interfere with muscle and joint development. Another myth: A baby walker is a safe play space […]

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TRUE OR FALSE: Kids fall asleep faster
if they watch tv before bed

It’s definitely FALSE! Sleep is one of our most important health requirements and often overlooked. A child’s mind and body needs sleep – just as much as air, food, and water – in order to grow and thrive. In fact, turning OFF the TV (and other digital devices) about an hour before bedtime is the […]

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