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October 2, 2006
Mother's Voice Wakes Kids Faster Than Smoke Alarms
A new study published in the October issue of Pediatrics has found that a mother's voice wakes a child much better than a smoke alarm does.
"The bad news is that the study confirms early reports that children do not respond adequately to conventional residential smoke alarms," said study author Dr. Gary A. Smith, director of the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Children's Hospital, in Columbus, Ohio. "The good news is that the study showed children do respond to their parent's voice smoke alarm."