A new study shows baby bottles can harm children - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

A new study shows baby bottles can harm children

Another study points to why even baby bottles can pose a hazard to little ones.  The study from Nationwide Children's Hospital finds more than more than 45-thousand children have gone to emergency rooms with an injury involving a baby bottle, sippy cup, or pacifier. Not because the product, but because of falls.

Dr. Sarah Keim said, "That's really the age when children are just starting to learn to walk. They're a little unsteady on their feet and more likely to trip."

Dr. Keim led a study of 20 years of research on why kids go to emergency rooms.  They were surprised to find how many toddlers were injured with cuts in or around the mouth because they were sucking on a pacifier, bottle, or sippy cup while walking and fell onto that.

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