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Grandparents a safe source of childcare

Posted Nov 03, 2008, updated Nov 03, 2008.

Contrary to popular belief, grandparent care is not associated with more childhood injuries. For working parents, having grandparents as caregivers can cut the risk of childhood injury roughly in half, according to a new study by researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Compared to organized daycare or care by the mother or other relatives, having a grandmother watch a child was associated with a decreased risk of injury for the child. 

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