Monday , 21 August 2017

Baby & Toddler

Romeo And Juliet Born In Same Hospital Just Hours Apart

Here’s another coincidence: Both have “angelic” middle names. It’s the sort of star-crossed coincidence worthy of William Shakespeare: two babies born in the same hospital 18 hours apart, one named Romeo and one named Juliet. Romeo Archangel Hernandez was born at 2:06 p.m. Sunday at Coastal Carolina Hospital in Hardeeville, South Carolina. Juliet Evangeline Shifflett joined the world 18 hours …

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Study Proves That Cuddling Babies Early (And Often) Has Huge Benefits

We’ve all had that annoying relative or friend who complains that we’re holding our baby too much, warning that too much holding will spoil our little cherub, or make them stuck to us like glue for all eternity. Comments like that can definitely get under a parent’s skin, especially at the beginning, when you sort of don’t know what the …

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Mum gives birth naturally to baby boy, weighing 13 pounds

An Australian mum has given birth to a beautiful baby boy – who weighed in at a whopping 13 pounds! Natashia Corrigan gave birth to the heaviest baby boy at the Mercy Hospital for Women in Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia, yesterday. At 13.2 pounds (6.06 kilos) and stretching 57 centimetres long, the newborn weighs the same as an average five-month-old. ‘I …

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The Happiest Song For Baby: Scientifically designed to make babies smile

Plenty of research has looked at adults’ emotional responses to music. But research with babies is more piecemeal and eclectic, perhaps reflecting the difficulty of asking them what they like. Researchers know that babies can hear and remember music even while they are still in the womb. And one curious study found that newborn babies prefer Bach to Aerosmith. Most …

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The 1930s trend that saw babies in outdoor cages

Parents back in the 1930s were much more relaxed and laid-back about parenting – so relaxed, it seems, that they used to hang their children out of the window in cages! Parenting techniques have seen a huge change in the last century, and looking back at old photos from our own childhood often leave us thinking … why did our …

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Is it ever OK to leave your baby crying?

When my daughter was a baby, I’d leap to attention at the first sign of a whimper – let alone full on crying. If I was driving and she cried, I’d pull over to feed her, change her nappy (often on a street pavement or in the boot), or simply comfort her. I fed her to sleep. I cuddled (and …

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