New York Times

Is Chewing Gum Good for Toddlers? Or Anyone?

Rachel Rabkin Peachman, April 5, 2017

Wrigley was far from unique in promoting child care protocols that have since fallen out of favor. “There are many examples of significant shifts in parenting norms: Toddlers used to sit on parents’ laps in the front seat of cars before car seats were invented; children’s hands were strapped to the side of the crib to prevent thumb sucking; babies slept on their bellies; and a bit of brandy for teething was a thing,” Dr. Jana said. “In all instances, we now know much better.” Read more