Simplifying Science

The New 5 Second Rule?

I see the benefits for babies. Actually pretty interesting. But it does make me wonder what's infecting the parents when they lick the pacifier clean. Or maybe the 5 second rule is in effect?

Sucking Your Child’s Pacifier Clean May Have Benefits

For years, health officials have told parents not to share utensils with their babies or clean their pacifiers by putting them in their mouths, arguing that the practice spreads harmful germs between parent and child. But new research may turn that thinking on its head. Read More