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What Pediatricians Say About Popular Baby Products

New Guidelines for New Parents

You may see them on store shelves (and your parents may have even used them), but it doesn’t mean all baby products out there are entirely safe or good for your child’s health. You may be surprised to learn what pediatricians and other experts are saying about some popular baby products today.

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Medically Reviewed By: William C. Lloyd III, MD, FACS | Last Review Date:

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