Radio-Frequency Radiation and Babies

Radio-Frequency Radiation and Babies

Several studies performed have shown that cell phones may lead to cancer. Although more research is needed on this topic, it is unlikely that the future studies will be based on children and so the topic will remain controversial for a while.

Mobile baby tracker apps require the phone to be kept close to the baby especially while tracking breastfeeding sessions. Some argue that cell phones are FCC approved, however, the cell phone radiation test used by the FCC is based on the devices' possible effect on large adults—not children. Children's skulls are thinner and can absorb more radiation which results in more exposure.

At Cubtale, we are worried like many other parents that keeping cell phones close to babies may be harmful for your baby's brain development. For this reason, the Cub remains in deep sleep (no radiation exposure) until the center log button is pushed. When the center log button is pushed, the device will connect to the Wi-Fi for 3-5 seconds to transmit the data and then it will go back to sleep. Cubs also have a memory. So if you prefer to keep your baby's room Wi-Fi free, you can continue logging your sessions, and the Cub will communicate the data once you re-push the center button in a Wi-Fi connected room.

For more information, please visit these websites:

American Academy of Pediatrics

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC):

    World Health Organization:

    Consumer Reports:

    California Department of Public Health:

    U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA):