My local movie theatre offers “mom & baby” showtimes, should I go?

Posted under Ask the Mediatrician.

Q: There is a movie theatre near my home that has afternoon shows for moms, where they put out a changing table in the theater and don’t lower the lights all the way—but then they show very adult movies. What effect does being exposed to these movies have on infants and toddlers, most of whom are not talking yet?
Answered by Dr. Michael Rich, The Mediatrician

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies: November 6, 2009

Posted under Research Blog.

Here is a list of recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Bell, R.A., Cassady, D., Culp, J., & Alcalay, R. (2009). Frequency and types of foods advertised on Saturday morning and weekday afternoon English- and Spanish-language American television programs.J Nutr Educ Behav, 41(6)-406-13. This study investigates  food… Read more »