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Parents advised to limit baby gear


In her new book “Retro Baby,” Anne Zachry, a pediatric occupational therapist at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, makes the case for cutting back “on all the gear” and returning to blocks, balls and homemade toys that kept babies occupied for generations. “Parents feel so much pressure to buy all the latest – the carrier that turns into a stroller that turns into a car seat,” Zachry said. “Many babies spend long hours in equipment.”

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