Fearing contamination, Chinese pay more for imported infant goods

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Fearing contamination, Chinese pay more for imported infant goods

A family looks at foreign imported milk powder products at a supermarket in BeijingBy Melanie Lee SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Sophie the Giraffe is a teething toy taking over the world one baby mouth at a time. The toy, handmade in France from Malaysian rubber sap, is the rage for parents of toddlers the world over, including China. But the knobby chew toy is priced around $30 in China, nearly three times the price in France. It's not a shock for Chinese parents, who have long lived with imported baby products that are sharply more expensive than elsewhere in the world. …

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Nearly half of babies have flat skull spot

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Nearly half of babies have flat skull spot
By Genevra Pittman NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Close to half of two-month-olds have a flat spot on the back of their heads, according to a new Canadian study that suggests changes in parents’ habits may be a cause. Although not thought to be medically dangerous, the flattened head shape can become permanent, researchers said – which can have psychological implications for kids as they grow up. “This is super common,” said Dr. Lisa Stellwagen, a neonatologist from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, who has studied what’s known as plagiocephaly. …

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