Infection may have been passed when cat licked baby’s bottle
Mum of 3-year-old Sparkle Anderson has revealed how her daughter nearly died from meningitis caught from their pet cat Chesney.
Sparkle was only 3 weeks old when she developed a high fever, began to be sick and had a high pitched-piercing cry. She was rushed to hospital where doctors finally diagnosed meningitis.
Sparkle ... Continue reading
Would you believe it - newborns are programmed to tire mums out so they’re too tired for more baby-making!
It's long been a joke that the best form of contraception is a new baby. Most new parents rarely get a good night’s sleep and having sex is far down the list of priorities when you can barely keep your eyes open.
But a new study from Harvard University scientists raises a ... Continue reading
We round up our favourite children's 'wrong' exam answers that are so funny, they really should be right
We all know what it's like to sit in an exam and come across a question you don't know the answer to.
But these kids' test sheets reveal that sometimes children are cleverer than they get the credit for.
They might have officially got the answer wrong and been given a big red ... Continue reading
While some old-fashioned names, like Lydia and Alan, are enjoying a revival, others, like Ethel and Norman are practically extinct
Old-fashioned names such as Gertrude, Bertha, Willie, Cecil and Rowland are now rarely picked for new babies, they're effectively extinct.
Not a single baby was registered with any of these names in 2012, according to a recent analysis of birth records by genealogy site Ancestry.co.uk.
And many other traditional British names have fallen so badly out ... Continue reading
It's the latest baby trend on Instagram - and it's making us wibble with pleasure
Instagram trends come and go – and, to be honest, we're generally a bit 'meh' about them all.
But the latest trend for #BabySuiting has got us absolutely hooked!
The craze was started by New York blogger Ilana Wiles (aka @Mommyshorts), and it wasn't long before loads of other parents were joining ... Continue reading
Lara, a tiny girl from Kyrgyzstan has been caught on camera 'secretly' – and flawlessly – conducting the church choir
Roll over Simon Rattle, there's a new conductor in town – and she means business!
A little girl called Lara, from Kyrgyzstan, has been caught on camera 'conducting' the church choir from the back row. And she's seriously good at it.
As you can see from the video, her serious expression and dramatic hand movements show ... Continue reading
Amelia Boomker, mum of 4, has donated 4,000 bottles of breastmilk to a 'milk bank' for sick babies - and set a Guinness World Record
A mum-of-4 has set the Guinness World Record for donating breast milk.
Amelia Boomker, 36, comes from Illinois in the US and. according to the Daily Mail, she has pumped 16,321 US fl oz of her breastmilk and donated it to the non-profit Indiana Mothers’ Milk Bank so other people's babies can have ... Continue reading
Experts have recommended that the new vaccine against the deadly B strain of meningitis be introduced into the NHS baby-jab schedule
A new jab that should help protect babies against deadly meningitis B has been given the green light – and looks set to be introduced into the NHS baby vaccination programme soon.
Babies are already routinely innoculated against meningitis A pneumococcal meningitis and Hib (Haemophilus influenza type B) bacterial meningitis but, until ... Continue reading
Prince George will be in the experienced hands of Norland nanny Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo when the young royals head for an official tour of Australia and New Zealand in April
Kate Middleton is said to be ‘delighted’ that full-time nanny Maria has joined the royal household to look after the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's baby son Prince George.
Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo is a fully trained Norland nanny, having spent four years learning her stuff at the prestigious college, which launched ... Continue reading
Reports of 'neck entanglement' in IKEA children's bed canopies has prompted the Swedish company to issue a 'precautionary' recall for all 2.7m canopies sold worldwide
Scandinavian retailer IKEA is recalling all the children’s bed canopies it's sold since 1996 as a precautionary measure, after 11 families reported that their children’s necks has become entangled in the draping fabric.
It's thought 514,790 of the bed canopies have been sold in the UK since 1996, and 2.7m sold worldwide.
“Although ... Continue reading
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