Welcome to Scientific Mommy!

Updated: Oct 8, 2019

We're child development researchers at New York University. We noticed that so much parenting information in the media and online is misleading, contradictory, and confusing. Why does this happen? News anchors, bloggers, and even researchers themselves jump to conclusions based on the latest new study, the most infamous example being the study that sparked the anti-vaccine movement. Understandably, parents are left confused and frustrated.

We launched this website to demystify some of these parenting debates drawing on decades of research - not just the latest study to hit headlines. We want to give parents a resource they can trust.

If you have concerns that you wish were covered on this site, contact us! We would love to hear from you.