How do parents decide to bring up baby?

March 13, 1998

Medics at Leicester University are investigating how parents from different social groups decide to rear their children. It is hoped that the study will lead to childcare advice that can be tailored to specific social groups and can help prevent cot deaths and related problems. "It is already clear that decisions are taken in different ways by different groups of parents," said researcher Stewart Petersen. Attitudes to smoking, sleeping arrangements and feeding are thought to differ radically between social groups.

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