Why Are Moms Taking Their Babies to Raves?

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The Doctors discuss a parenting trend that is raising some eyebrows -- raves for babies.

The daytime dance party, which has music, bright lights, and glowsticks, is popular among some parents and the kid-themed events often sell out in minutes. But are there downsides to bringing your young child to a rave?

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Parenting expert Reena Patel tells us these events are different than traditional raves, and she notes that many parents are attracted to them because of how inexpensive they can be and it provides a fun activity for kids.

For parents who are looking to "tire out" their kids, she warns these baby raves could end up overstimulating the kids and cause them to have more energy. She worries kids might be unable to unwind after an event like this. Reena also expresses concerns about the effects the bright lights could have on children.

While the low-cost might be appealing to some parents, the panel notes that activities like going to the park or spending time outdoors are free and just as active and fun for kids.

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ER physician Dr. Travis Stork, who is a dad-to-be, says he doesn't think he'll be taking his kid to baby raves. He says the baby dance parties might be cute, but feels raves should be reserved for adults. 

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