Seven pregnancies in a year and a half, and the common link is one office chair!
Seven receptionists working in a hotel reception have all fallen pregnant within 18 months of each other after sitting on the same chair.
Elaine Ledster, Kim Gidley, Laura Burchill and Gina Ripley have all had baby boys after sitting on the blue seat. Their colleagues Alyce Grisley, Claire Fitchett and Seran Daines ... Continue reading
Parents who send their children to activities out of school could be harming their academic grades
Children who do more than 17 hours of organised extra-curricular activities, such as dance or martial arts, are at increased risk of burn-out, aggression and exam failure, according to research.
The more that parents organise their child’s lives outside of school, the less a priority school becomes. Children could in fact benefit ... Continue reading
Eldest children are more prone to allergies than their younger siblings as a mum's womb develops a stronger immune system with each child
Mums' firstborn children are more likely to fall ill and suffer from colds and allergies than their younger brothers or sisters, according to a Japanese survey. This is because a mum's womb builds up a stronger immune system every time she has a baby.
Parents of 13,000 school children aged 7-15 were ... Continue reading
Freezing temperatures and snowfall of last winter has caused the biggest baby boom ever in the UK
Almost 10,000 more newborns than average were born between September and November last year – nine months after temperatures plummeted during last winter’s ‘big freeze.’
Couples snuggling together to keep warm during the freezing weather has caused a massive spike in Britain’s birth rate, according to new figures from The NHS Information ... Continue reading
Children at risk on the road, as many fail to judge the speed of travelling cars as they cross roads
Children are at higher risk of being run down due to their inability to judge the speed of cars travelling at more than 20mph, research has shown.
“Children’s perpetual limitations place them at greater risk of stepping in front of cars travelling at higher speeds. Driving over 20mph in a residential or ... Continue reading
Heavy weight tot Lu Hao tips the scales at 60kg and he’s still growing!
Already weighing in at 60kg (9st 6lb) Lu Hao’s four times the size of a normal toddler and his parents say it’s because he cries non stop if they don’t feed him what he wants.
Despite weighing a normal 5lb 8oz when he was born, Lu has rapidly gained weight over the ... Continue reading
Britain’s biggest baby girl weighed twice the size of the average newborn
Baby Libby was a long-awaited daughter for her parents, Gemma and Ian Wood, who already had three sons – but even they weren’t expecting such a big delivery!
At 12lb 8oz, Libby has the honour of being the biggest baby girl born in Britain – after a surprisingly short six-hour labour.
“I just ... Continue reading
This adorable clip shows 5-month-old’s hilarious reaction to his mum blowing her nose
Video clips of laughing babies is nothing new, but this clip of a 5-month-old baby boy, named Emerson, shows how the little things can make a baby laugh with joy – and truly terrified in seconds!
The latest YouTube hit shows little Emerson looking happy and cute in his walker, but as ... Continue reading
The baby girl survived three days alone while buried under rubble caused by tsunami
A 4-month-old baby girl was rescued yesterday from a shattered village in Japan, three days after being swept away from her parents’ arms when the tsunami struck their family home.
For three agonising days, the baby’s frantic mum and dad believed that she was lost to them forever. But as rescuers dug ... Continue reading
Mum angry at exclusive New York nursery for making her 4-year-old spend too much time with 2 and 3 year olds
A mum in New York is suing her daughter’s former nursery for failing to encourage her chances of getting into an Ivy League university – even though she’s only 4 years old.
Angry mum Nicole Imprescia has filed a lawsuit against the Upper East Side nursery school, requesting a refund of the ... Continue reading
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