A new study in the Journal Pediatrics finds over a nearly two decade period -- more than 45,000 children under three years-old went to the hospital for injuries related to the use of baby bottles, pacifiers and sippy cups. That's approximately one child every four hours.
"The vast majority of the injuries in this study were falls that children experienced and 70% of the injuries were injuries around the mouth or to the mouth itself," said Dr. Sara Keim, Nationwide Children's Hospital.
The study also found that two thirds of the injuries happened to children who were one year old -- children who are just learning to walk and may be tripping with these products in their hands and mouths.
About two-thirds of the injuries involved baby bottles. The remaining injuries were divided evenly between sippy cups and pacifiers.