A teenage looter boasts about stealing supplies for his baby son and family… oh, and a plasma TV
A 16-year-old dad has been bragging about the goods he stole during the London riots this week. “Everything we wanted we could get…I done this basically to provide for my family, innit. Like, I got some stuff for my son and I got some stuff for me, like some clothes, ... Continue reading
One-month-old in Torquay given just weeks to live without a liver transplant
Parents of a critically ill 1-month-old baby girl have launched a campaign aiming to get a million extra people on the donor register. Their baby daughter, Lottie, is currently at the top of the UK’s “super transplant list” but has only a few weeks to live if no donor can be ... Continue reading
Mum has pills made out of her own placenta to stop postnatal depression
Most mums will dispose of their placenta after birth, but for others the nutritional benefits are too good to throw away. One North American mum decided to have pills created out of her dried placenta after hearing about its nutritional value. Safire Naranjo had expected to feel tired and suffer ... Continue reading
A simple sensor used on babies to detect heart problems could prevent further deaths
All babies should be routinely screened at birth for life-threatening heart defects using a simple, painless test, researchers have said.
The pulse oximetry test measures newborn blood oxygen levels using a small skin sensor on the hand or foot. Dr Andrew Ewer, lead researcher from the University of Birmingham, said the test ... Continue reading
New figures suggest that babies born this year are more likely to live to over 100 years of age
Given birth to a baby girl this year? Well, your daughter has over a one in three chance of living to 100 years of age. Boys born this year have a one in four chance. "The dramatic speed at which life expectancy is changing means that we need to radically ... Continue reading
The average birth weight for babies born in the UK is increasing
The average birth weight of UK babies has increased by 2oz for boys and 1 ½ oz for girls in the past 40 years. New stats have shown that mums today are far more likely to give birth to a 10lb plus baby than ever before.
The average birth weight is now ... Continue reading
Recent research has found that 70% of babies have a salt intake higher than the recommended level in the UK
Nearly three quarters of eight-month-olds consume too much salt, according to a recent survey by researchers at the University of Bristol. Salt can be found in processed foods like baked beans and tinned spaghetti. Many 8-month-olds are also given cows' milk, which has a higher salt level than breast or ... Continue reading
Eva van Dok Pinkley received breast milk donations from New York mums after having a double mastectomy
Eva van Dok Pinkley has been thanking over 25 mums for providing her newborn baby with breast milk. She became pregnant last September after a year of giving up hope that she would ever become a mum. She experienced miscarriages, failed fertility treatments, breast cancer and a double mastectomy.When ... Continue reading
If you're heading off on hols or out and about while the sun is shining, you'll want to know which best travel buys could be winners
The nominations are in for this year's Practical Parenting & Pregnancy magazine awards and now we can officially announce the products in line for the parenting industry's most prestigious accolades.
As you're probably heading off on hols pretty soon, or at the very least on days out you'll want to know which ... Continue reading
Traditional names come top for boys and girls as most popular baby names in England and Wales are announced
Oliver and Olivia are still the top baby names in England and Wales, according to stats released today by the Office of National Statistics (ONS). Both names stayed in the top slot for the third year running.
Despite celebrity baby names encouraging some parents to think outside the box for their newborns’ ... Continue reading
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