Argington, Maker of Nursery Furniture, Comments on the Effects of Dogs on Babies’ Health

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Argington comments on a MotherNatureNetwork.com report that suggests dogs are beneficial to infant health, boosting their immune systems.

On September 4, nursery furniture manufacturer Argington commented on a recent story featured on MotherNatureNetwork.com (MNN.com) which claimed that babies who had spent time with pet dogs had stronger immune systems.

The story on MNN.com cited a Finnish study that focused on 397 children, ranging from 9 weeks to one year, with the conclusion that “babies in homes with cats or dogs were about 30 percent less likely to have respiratory infectious symptoms — which included cough, wheezing, rhinitis (stuffy or runny nose) and fever — and about half as likely to get ear infections.” This study, the article goes on to state, says that “the most protective association was seen in children who had a dog inside at home for up to six hours a day, compared to children who did not have any dogs or who had dogs that were always outside.”

Argington representative Clay Darrohn promotes the findings of this study, saying, “We at Argington support an organic and natural lifestyle. Dogs, in addition to providing protection from strangers, also naturally help our children by boosting their immune systems during the critical early stages of life. We tend to overprotect our children sometimes, and in doing so we shield them from naturally helpful microorganisms. Dogs reintroduce these and thus, improve our children’s health.”

MNN.com reports, that “researchers ruled out other factors that could boost infection risk, such as not having been breastfed, attending daycare, being raised by smokers or parents with asthma, or having older siblings in the household.”

Argington is located in New York and manufacturers fine baby furniture and nursery bedding. Proudly offering sustainable products that are organic or eco-friendly, Argington’s products are carefully designed with mobility and several uses in mind to simplify the crazy lives of parents.

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