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Grandparents as Caregivers Cut Childhood Injury Risk in Half

by The Kid's Doctor Staff

The risk of childhood injury is reduced by almost half when grandparents act as caregivers for children of working parents according to a recent study. The study, published in the November 2008 edition of Pediatrics, challenges the widespread belief that children are more likely to suffer an injury while being cared for by grandparents.

Compared to organized day care or care by the mother or other relatives, having a grandmother take care of the children was associated with a decreased risk of injury, said Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers.

“Recent growth in the number of grandparents providing child care has some observers concerned they don’t adhere to modern safety practices. To the contrary, this research tells us not only is there no evidence to support this assumption, but families that choose grandparents to care for their children experience fewer child injuries,” study author Dr. David Bishai, a professor in Bloomberg’s department of population, family and reproductive health.

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