Infants born during the pandemic tested with lower IQ scores. Neurodevelopment is affected by several factors, including parental interaction and stimulation. Here are strategies to help reduce the risk.
Children Born During Pandemic Have Lower IQ
Results of one study show the cognitive scores of children born during 2020 and 2021 were adversely affected by lockdown measures when compared to infants born from 2011 to 2019
Clinical symptoms of parental anxiety can affect an infant’s neurodevelopment and increase the risk of low birth weight and preterm birth; several studies that engaged pregnant women and parents during 2020 demonstrated a significant rise in anxiety
Scientific data show that pre-and postnatal exposure to fluoride also has a detrimental effect on a child's IQ, including four key National Institutes of Health-funded studies, yet fluoride continues to be added to the water supply
Consider strategies you can use to positively impact your child's cognitive health, including taking care of your mental health, providing appropriate interaction and stimulation for your infant, and reducing or eliminating fluoride exposure