Archive for January, 2014

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Mothers in United Arab Emirates Now Required by Law to Breastfeed

Mothers in the United Arab Emirates are now duty bound to breast feed their babies. According to a new law passed last week under Child Rights legislation, moms will have to compulsorily breastfeed babies up to two years of age.

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Hospital Bound Family Delivers Baby On Gridlocked Atlanta Highway

This must be the month for impatient snow babies! Yet another couple has delivered their baby before they could reach the hospital. This one, named baby Grace, was delivered Tuesday alongside an icy Atlanta highway.

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Study: IVF Treatment Have More Risks than Benefits

Since 1981 when the first baby was born using In Vitro Fertilization, the treatment has revolutionized the way babies come into this world. From then till 2003, 1 million babies were born with the help of the treatment and this number increased to 2 million in just two years. But a new analysis worryingly suggests that the risks associated with IVF are outweighing the benefits with the overuse.

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Exposure to Negative Consequences of Spanking may Change Parent Views on its Efficacy

Most parents truly and genuinely want what is best for their child. This extends to parents who choose spanking as their method of discipline. They are not usually calloused or uncaring. They simply believe that spanking will grant them respect from their child, and that it will help stop undesirable behaviors. Unfortunately, decades worth of research say otherwise.

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Fred & Friends Recalls 200,000 Infant Pacifiers Due to Choking Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission(and Health Canada), in cooperation with Fred & Friends, today announced a voluntary recall of about 200,000 Fred & Friends Chill Baby Artiste, Volume and Panic pacifiers because the pacifiers fail to meet federal safety standards.

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Petra Ecclestone Lunches With Her Little Lady!

Petra Ecclestone and James Stunt were spotted out on Tuesday enjoying a family lunch with their daughter Lavinia.

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Britax RECALLS 225,000 Strollers Due to Partial Fingertip Amputation Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Britax Child Safety Inc., today announced a voluntary recall of about 225, 000 B-Agile, B-Agile Double and BOB Motion strollers because the hinge on the stroller’s folding mechanism can partially amputate consumers’ fingertips, break their fingers or cause severe lacerations, among other injuries, when they press the release button while pulling on the release strap.

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Bus Driver Let Go after Toddler Spends Six Hours on Freezing Cold Bus

We all take little shortcuts sometimes. Maybe we’re tired. Maybe we’re in a rush. Whatever the reason, those shortcuts can sometimes have dire consequences. A New Jersey bus driver experienced this truth first-hand after failing to ensure all the children had exited his bus on Tuesday morning.

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IKEA Expands Recall Of Kritter and Sniglar Junior Beds

In August Ikea issued a voluntary recall of about 40,000 KRITTER and SNIGLAR Junior Beds because the metal rod connecting the guard rail to the bed frame can break in use, posing a laceration hazard. At that time a kit was available for repair. Today the furniture giant expanded that recall to include another 3,500 beds after they received one additional report from the UK of a metal rod on a SNIGLAR bed breaking.

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Portland Baby Born in the Driveway!

Just a week after a Philadelphia mom delivered her baby on a sled in her laneway, it was a driveway birth for one little baby in Portland. When Steve Bronish got a early morning call from his daughter that she was going into labor, he did not think that the delivery would be so quick, and in such an odd place.

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Woman Pregnant After Womb Transplant

After nine women successfully received womb transplants in Sweden last year, one of the women is now ready to give birth. Doctors have implanted an embryo into the donor womb and soon the world may witness the first baby born as a result of womb transplant.