UB Infant

UB Infant Our page will keep you up to date on current studies, recent publications, and the science behind your baby's behaviors! We are a lab at UB that is dedicated to understanding health behaviors, especially those that start at infancy, or even before!

By studying infants, we can learn how to encourage health at a young age, which can last a lifetime. Our participants are essential in this process! In return, we try to provide you with accurate, up-to-date information for you and your baby. https://www.instagram.com/ubinfantlab

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**Study Opportunities for Infants and Toddlers***Toddlers 12 months*The University at Buffalo Infant Lab is conducting a...
02/12/2021

**Study Opportunities for Infants and Toddlers**

*Toddlers 12 months*
The University at Buffalo Infant Lab is conducting a study to better understand how to measure children's motivation for food. You may earn up to $65 if eligible.
Click the link to find out more info and fill out the eligibility screener! You may fill out the screener if your child is younger than 12 months old. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Toddler12mo

*Infants 2 to 8 months*
The University at Buffalo Infant Lab is conducting a study to better understand how to measure children's motivation for food. You may earn up to $245 if eligible.
Click the link to find out more info and fill out the eligibility screener! You may fill out the screener if your child is younger than 9 months old. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BBBScreener2-8
If your child is 2 months old we will be bringing you in at 2, 4, and 6 months.
If your child is older than 2 months we will be bringing you in when your child is 6-8 months old to complete the computerized task to earn food or music

*Toddlers 15-18 Months Old*
The study involves 1 visit to complete a habituation task. You may be invited back for additional visits. You will be compensated $20 for the first visit.
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HabScreening
Click the link for more information and fill out the eligibility screener to see if you are eligible!

**Study Opportunities for Infants and Toddlers**

*Toddlers 12 months*
The University at Buffalo Infant Lab is conducting a study to better understand how to measure children's motivation for food. You may earn up to $65 if eligible.
Click the link to find out more info and fill out the eligibility screener! You may fill out the screener if your child is younger than 12 months old. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Toddler12mo

*Infants 2 to 8 months*
The University at Buffalo Infant Lab is conducting a study to better understand how to measure children's motivation for food. You may earn up to $245 if eligible.
Click the link to find out more info and fill out the eligibility screener! You may fill out the screener if your child is younger than 9 months old. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BBBScreener2-8
If your child is 2 months old we will be bringing you in at 2, 4, and 6 months.
If your child is older than 2 months we will be bringing you in when your child is 6-8 months old to complete the computerized task to earn food or music

*Toddlers 15-18 Months Old*
The study involves 1 visit to complete a habituation task. You may be invited back for additional visits. You will be compensated $20 for the first visit.
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HabScreening
Click the link for more information and fill out the eligibility screener to see if you are eligible!

02/02/2021

We are still looking for recommendations for picture books you and your children have enjoyed reading when they were around 12 months old to use for a study. Let us know what books you recommend for 12 month olds in the comments below πŸ˜ŠπŸ“–
Thank you!

**Study Opportunities for Infants and Toddlers***Toddlers 15-18 Months Old* The UB Infant Lab is conducting a study to b...
02/01/2021

**Study Opportunities for Infants and Toddlers**

*Toddlers 15-18 Months Old*
The UB Infant Lab is conducting a study to better understand children's motivation for food. The study involves 1 visit to complete a habituation task. You may be invited back for additional visits. You will be compensated $20 for the first visit.
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HabScreening
Click the link for more information and fill out the eligibility screener to see if you are eligible!

*Infants 2 to 8 months*
The University at Buffalo Infant Lab is conducting a study to better understand how to measure children's motivation for food. You may earn up to $245 if eligible.
Click the link to find out more info and fill out the eligibility screener! You may fill out the screener if your child is younger than 9 months old. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BBBScreener2-8
If your child is 2 months old we will be bringing you in at 2, 4, and 6 months.
If your child is older than 2 months we will be bringing you in when your child is 6-8 months old to complete the computerized task to earn food or music.

**Study Opportunities for Infants and Toddlers**

*Toddlers 15-18 Months Old*
The UB Infant Lab is conducting a study to better understand children's motivation for food. The study involves 1 visit to complete a habituation task. You may be invited back for additional visits. You will be compensated $20 for the first visit.
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HabScreening
Click the link for more information and fill out the eligibility screener to see if you are eligible!

*Infants 2 to 8 months*
The University at Buffalo Infant Lab is conducting a study to better understand how to measure children's motivation for food. You may earn up to $245 if eligible.
Click the link to find out more info and fill out the eligibility screener! You may fill out the screener if your child is younger than 9 months old. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BBBScreener2-8
If your child is 2 months old we will be bringing you in at 2, 4, and 6 months.
If your child is older than 2 months we will be bringing you in when your child is 6-8 months old to complete the computerized task to earn food or music.

01/15/2021

Hi all! We are looking for recommendations for picture books you and your children have enjoyed reading when they were around 12 months old to use for a study. Let us know what books you recommend for 12 month olds in the comments below πŸ˜ŠπŸ“–

Thank you!

**Study Opportunity for Infants 2 to 8 months**The University at Buffalo Infant Lab is conducting a study to better unde...
01/06/2021

**Study Opportunity for Infants 2 to 8 months**

The University at Buffalo Infant Lab is conducting a study to better understand how to measure children's motivation for food. You may earn up to $245 if eligible.

Click the link to find out more info and fill out the eligibility screener! You may fill out the screener if your child is younger than 9 months old. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BBBScreener2-8

If your child is 2 months old we will be bringing you in at 2, 4, and 6 months.

If your child is older than 2 months we will be bringing you in when your child is 6-8 months old to complete the computerized task to earn food or music.

**Study Opportunity for Infants 2 to 8 months**

The University at Buffalo Infant Lab is conducting a study to better understand how to measure children's motivation for food. You may earn up to $245 if eligible.

Click the link to find out more info and fill out the eligibility screener! You may fill out the screener if your child is younger than 9 months old. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BBBScreener2-8

If your child is 2 months old we will be bringing you in at 2, 4, and 6 months.

If your child is older than 2 months we will be bringing you in when your child is 6-8 months old to complete the computerized task to earn food or music.

Study Opportunity for Toddlers 21-27 Months Old The UB Infant Lab is conducting a study to better understand children's ...
01/04/2021

Study Opportunity for Toddlers 21-27 Months Old

The UB Infant Lab is conducting a study to better understand children's motivation for food. The study involves 1 visit to complete a habituation task. You may be invited back for additional visits. You will be compensated $20 for the first visit.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HabScreening

Click the link for more information and fill out the eligibility screener to see if you are eligible!

Study Opportunity for Toddlers 21-27 Months Old

The UB Infant Lab is conducting a study to better understand children's motivation for food. The study involves 1 visit to complete a habituation task. You may be invited back for additional visits. You will be compensated $20 for the first visit.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HabScreening

Click the link for more information and fill out the eligibility screener to see if you are eligible!

Do/did you feed your children formula as an infant? We are looking for feedback about formula feeding and have a short s...
10/21/2020

Do/did you feed your children formula as an infant? We are looking for feedback about formula feeding and have a short survey we invite you to fill out!
Please click the link to find out more:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FeedingFormulaSurvey

You may fill this out for multiple children. Thank you very much for your support!

Do/did you feed your children formula as an infant? We are looking for feedback about formula feeding and have a short survey we invite you to fill out!
Please click the link to find out more:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FeedingFormulaSurvey

You may fill this out for multiple children. Thank you very much for your support!

According to a recent study, babies enjoy when you imitate them! 😝 Check it out via ScienceDaily: https://www.sciencedai...
08/28/2020
Babies know when you imitate them -- and like it

According to a recent study, babies enjoy when you imitate them! 😝
Check it out via ScienceDaily: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/05/200526111251.htm

Six-month old infants recognize when adults imitate them, and perceive imitators as more friendly, according to a new study. The babies looked and smiled longer at an adult who imitated them, as opposed to when the adult responded in other ways. Babies also approached them more, and engaged in imita...

There is still so much to learn about the impact of tablet use on the cognitive development of toddlers, though it's not...
08/20/2020
Toddlers who use touchscreens show attention differences

There is still so much to learn about the impact of tablet use on the cognitive development of toddlers, though it's not always a bad thing! πŸ“± A new research study found attention differences between toddlers with different levels of daily touchscreen use. πŸ€Έβ€β™€οΈ Check it out, from ScienceDaily: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/08/200819110913.htm

New research from the TABLET project recruited 12-month-old infants who had different levels of touchscreen usage.

Ever wonder what's going through a baby's head when they dump out toys just to put them back in again? Check out this ar...
01/11/2020
Why Do Babies Love Putting Things In Boxes? It’s Actually Good For Them

Ever wonder what's going through a baby's head when they dump out toys just to put them back in again? Check out this article for some insight on their learning process 🧐https://www.romper.com/p/why-do-babies-love-putting-things-in-boxes-experts-say-its-important-19364302

If you’ve ever given a baby a toy just for them to toss around the box and giggle, you know babies and boxes have a *thing* going on. You may notice they especially love tossing other things into the box, dumping them all out, and starting over…

Need some quick and easy lunch ideas for the kids? Check out this article for some sheet pan recipes for easy cleanup πŸ’ƒ ...
01/10/2020
These 11 Sheet Pan Lunch Recipes Are Kid-Friendly & Easy To Clean Up

Need some quick and easy lunch ideas for the kids? Check out this article for some sheet pan recipes for easy cleanup πŸ’ƒ https://www.romper.com/p/11-sheet-pan-lunches-that-kids-will-love-youll-love-the-easy-cleanup-19777577

If you'd like to shake up your lunch routine a bit, then bring out the sheet pan. Sheet pan lunches kids will love just might revolutionize your second meal of the day. After all, there's nothing quite like a hot lunch fresh from the oven to help…

Do children learn words better in the context of familiar words or other new words? A recent study posed that question; ...
01/05/2020
How 'knowing less' can boost language development in children

Do children learn words better in the context of familiar words or other new words? A recent study posed that question; check it out! πŸ—£https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/10/191029144318.htm

Children may learn new words better when they learn them in the context of other words they are just learning -- according to new research from the University of East Anglia. Researchers investigated how 18- to 24-month-olds learn new words -- in the context of words they already know well and those...

01/01/2020

Happy New Year from all of us at the Infant Lab! 🎊 Wishing you and your family a future full of health and happiness! πŸŽ‰ Thank you for your support and participation in our studies 😊

Inadequate access to food is a likely predisposition to becoming obese, a new study explains from Science Daily https://...
04/26/2019
Those with inadequate access to food likely to suffer from obesity

Inadequate access to food is a likely predisposition to becoming obese, a new study explains from Science Daily https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/01/190123144522.htm

Researchers have assessed the link between food-related hardships and obesity. Using a national sample of adults across the United States, the researchers learned that individuals who are food insecure are at an increased risk of obesity. Study results also showed that the individuals who live in fo...

Did you know that dietary fiber and gut bacteria can help protect your cardiovascular system? Details in this article fr...
04/25/2019
How dietary fiber and gut bacteria protect the cardiovascular system

Did you know that dietary fiber and gut bacteria can help protect your cardiovascular system? Details in this article from Science Daily! https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/12/181221123541.htm

The fatty acid propionate helps defend against the effects of high blood pressure, including atherosclerosis and heart tissue remodeling, a study on mice has found. Gut bacteria produce the substance -- which calms the immune cells that drive up blood pressure -- from natural dietary fiber.

You may have a lot of plastic Easter eggs left over from the weekend. Here are some fun, educational ways to put these t...
04/23/2019
How to Use Simple Plastic Eggs to Make Learning Activities for Preschoolers

You may have a lot of plastic Easter eggs left over from the weekend. Here are some fun, educational ways to put these to use! https://earlylearningideas.com/learning-activities-for-preschoolers-with-plastic-eggs/

No, they are not just for Easter Baskets....there are many ways you can use plastic eggs in learning activities for preschoolers. Ideas include music and movement, counting, sorting, sensory and STEM... If you are like me, you have a bunch of plastic eggs hidden in a closet. Guess what? They can be....

Do you feel like you buy snacks in the checkout line just because they are there? A new study shows this could be the ca...
04/16/2019
Removing sweets from checkouts linked to dramatic fall in unhealthy snack purchases

Do you feel like you buy snacks in the checkout line just because they are there? A new study shows this could be the case https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/12/181218171553.htm

Policies aimed at removing sweets and chips from checkouts could lead to a dramatic reduction to the amount of unhealthy food purchased to eat 'on the go' and a significant reduction in that purchased to take home, suggests new research.

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