Doctor urges parents to consider how they are swaddling their babies, after rise in hip dysplasia linked to certain style of tight swaddling
Professor Nicholas Clarke, a consultant orthopaedic surgeon, is warning parents that tight swaddling could lead to hip dysplasia, reports the Telegraph. Nicholas, who practices at Southampton General Hospital, said he’s seen a rising number of cases of hip dysplasia related to a certain style of tight swaddling. Hip dysplasia ... Continue reading
You may not think it's possible, but a growing number of parents have admitted to accidentally leaving their baby alone for hours
An American mum, whose baby sadly died after being forgotten in a hot car for hours, is campaigning to make families more aware of so-called “Forgotten Baby Syndrome”.
In 2007, Lyn Balfour, 40, did the nursery run as usual, except that inexplicably she forgot to take son Bryce, 9 months, out of ... Continue reading
Here's how your little cutie could win the prize of a lifetime
Have you dreamed of seeing your little one’s face on the cover of your fave magazine? Well, now’s your chance!
We’re excited to announce the launch of Practical Parenting & Pregnancy magazine’s 2012 Beautiful Baby competition, in association with baby medicine expert Dentinox.
The winner will be treated to a photoshoot, appear on ... Continue reading
One grieving mum's decision to donate her newborn baby's organs has saved another child’s life
A mum's decision to donate organs after the sad death of her newborn has saved the life of another child.
Baby Zachary passed away just 23 minutes after he was born. Despite this heartbreaking situation, mum Jade Awdry, 33, asked the midwife if there was anything she could do to help others.
“Jade ... Continue reading
Russian therapist defends her practice of flinging babies around in a dramatic routine, claiming it’s beneficial
A video showing a Russian therapist spinning babies around, holding them by one limb and turning them upside down has shocked after it appeared on a US news programme.
The video depicts Lena Fokina practicing a session of what she calls ‘baby dynamics’. It involves throwing babies around her head, swinging them ... Continue reading
Can your kids beat this super Lego fan’s film recreations?
Everyone loves a bit of Lego play, but this 17-year-old has taken the building game to a whole new level. A Level student Harry Bossert has recreated the most popular movie scenes ever using just Lego bricks and everyone’s favourite figurines.
Harry has collected his clips into a YouTube video showcasing the ... Continue reading
Mums show exactly how their top baby sleep tips work, and Philips AVENT captures it all on film
Have you tried 101 things to get your baby to fall asleep? You’re not the only one seeking a magic sleep-time trick...
Philips AVENT not only asked British mums to share their top tips for getting their grumpy baby off to sleep, but set about filming the exact moments, which you can ... Continue reading
A new study suggests babies understand the meaning of words much earlier than first thought
Babies as young as 6 months can understand the words for many common objects, which is months before they can say them, according to a new study.
The finding confounds traditional scientific thinking that babies start to grasp the meaning of words around 1 year of age.
"I think this study presents a ... Continue reading
Video showcasing 18 month old boy’s amazing ping pong talents goes viral
Forget the Olympics, the best sporting action can be found courtesy of 18 month old Jamie Myskova-Buddell. A video of the toddler perched on a ping pong table shows how he effortlessly hits back any ball thrown his way. And if he gets fed up and doesn’t want to play ... Continue reading
Couple in their 50's fight to become legal parents to 1-year-old girl
Two foster parents have been refused the chance to adopt a baby they’ve raised for a year because they’re too old.
The couple, both in their 50s, have cared for the girl since last March after the 17-year-old natural mother asked them to help out ‘for a while.’
Although recognised as the infant’s ... Continue reading
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