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Lauren Myers, assistant professor of psychology, provided expert commentary in a recent Associated Press article about eco-friendly nurseries shared in many news outlets, including the Washington Post, Miami Herald, and New York Times. The considerations and benefits involved have received attention with word that Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan the Duchess of Sussex plan to use an all-natural, vegan paint for their baby’s room.

The article states, “Parents’ peace of mind is an important consideration in choosing nursery decor, and eco-friendly choices can bring that, says Lauren Myers, a developmental psychologist at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania. ‘What babies really need are people who love them and respond to them,’ Myers says. ‘And if a parent finds the baby’s environment soothing and stress relieving, that is good for the parent. Too often we forget that what is good for the parent is also good for the baby.'”

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