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Whoa, Momma!

Sharon Kennedy Wynne, Tracey Henry and Suzannah DiMarzio

Breaking News: Television does not make babies smarter



Mom_babyeinstein After the parenting advocacy group the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood filed a complaint with the FTC, Disney’s Baby Einstein DVDs offered to refund up to four DVD purchases to those parents whose babies did not, in fact, become wacky-haired geniuses after watching them.

After the sobering newsflash that plopping a baby in front of a television does not guarantee a perfect SAT score, I wonder if this sets an unintended precedent on other product titles.

The makers of the Miracle Bra, Slim-Fast and Lucky Charms should expect to hear from my attorney in the morning.

-- Tracey Henry, the Suburban Diva

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[Last modified: Thursday, May 13, 2010 11:03am]


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