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Couple Saves Injured Baby Allegedly Abandoned by Dad

Texas' McClain family found 9-month-old in their shed after man appeared to steal neighbor's truck

(Newser) - A Texas family got quite the surprise over the weekend after finding an infant in their backyard shed, amid troubling circumstances. Katharine and John McClain say they were awoken early Saturday by the loud sounds of a truck driving away from their neighbor's house on the outskirts of Livingston,...

Researchers Say This Is How to Get a Crying Baby to Sleep

Researchers recommend a process that takes 10 to 13 minutes

(Newser) - For any parent who has wished there was a magic solution to get their crying newborn back to sleep, good news: Japanese researchers say they've found it. In a study published Tuesday in Current Biology , researchers sum up the crux of the issue: "Approximately 20%–30% of infants...

Here Are the Best, Worst States to Have a Kid

Massachusetts is the No. 1 state, in WalletHub's assessment; Alabama comes in last

(Newser) - If you're thinking of starting a family, or want to expand the one you have, there are some US states that may be better than others, from the birthing process onward. WalletHub looked at nearly three dozen metrics for all 50 states and DC, in four main categories: cost,...

Among America's Youngest, a COVID Vaccine 'Logjam'

Just 4% to 5% of kids have gotten their shots; pediatricians are now trying to break the 'logjam'

(Newser) - Nearly two months ago, the CDC recommended that all kids from 6 months old up to 5 years—more than 17 million children across the nation—get vaccinated against COVID-19, guidance echoed by the American Medical Association . But since June 18, when the CDC gave the official OK for children...

Parents Everywhere Talk to Babies the Same


Parents
Everywhere
Talk to Babies
the Same
new study

Parents Everywhere Talk to Babies the Same

Major new study documents sing-songy 'parentese'

(Newser) - Researchers have managed to find something that societies of all kinds—from hunter-gatherer groups in the Amazon to affluent cities in the West—have in common. We talk and sing to babies in a similar way, according to what is being described as a landmark study in Nature Human Behaviour ...

AAP: Breastfeeding for 2 Years or Longer Should Be Supported

American Academy of Pediatrics updates its guidance for first time in decade

(Newser) - The American Academy of Pediatrics on Monday updated its breastfeeding guidance for the first time in a decade. In addition to sticking with its recommendation that infants be exclusively breastfed for the first six months of life, it for the first time included a recommendation that we support parents who...

Amid Criticism on FDA Response, News of a 3rd Infant Death

FDA says investigation is in early stages on baby said to have consumed Abbott baby formula

(Newser) - The FDA has learned about the third death of an infant who reportedly consumed Abbott Laboratories' baby formula, linked to bacterial contamination. The agency said it received a consumer complaint related to the January death on June 10, per the Wall Street Journal . It had already disclosed that four infants...

FDA Posts Analysis of Pfizer Shots for Kids Under 5

Says the kid-sized dose appears to be safe and effective

(Newser) - Update: The FDA on Sunday posted its analysis of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for children under age 5, announcing that the kid-sized doses do appear to be safe and effective. The agency posted a similar analysis of Moderna's vaccine for the youngest age group last week. Next up: Wednesday'...

'Smart' Pacifier May Improve Babies' Health Care
New Tool for Babies' Health:
a 'Smart' Pacifier
new study

New Tool for Babies' Health: a 'Smart' Pacifier

Device monitors electrolytes without the need to draw blood

(Newser) - Add pacifiers to the list of "smart" devices. Researchers at Washington State University have created one designed to improve health care for babies in the ICU, reports CBS News . As they explain in the journal Biosensors and Bioelectronics , the devices helped nurses and doctors monitor electrolytes in hospitalized infants...

These Were 2021's Top Baby Names
These Were 2021's
Top Baby Names

These Were 2021's Top Baby Names

Olivia, Liam take No. 1 spots, per Social Security Administration rankings

(Newser) - Olivia and Liam have a stubborn streak. Not anyone in particular with those names, but the names themselves, which rose, once again, to the top of the Social Security Administration's annual list of top baby names. For the 2021 version of the rankings, Olivia sees the No. 1 spot...

Deputy Heard Baby's Cries Amid Fire, Started Climbing

William Puzynski saves 1-year-old girl from 3rd-floor balcony in Orlando

(Newser) - A local sheriff's deputy was in the right place at the right time when an apartment building in Orlando, Fla., went up in flames over the weekend. Per WKMG , William Puzynski of the Orange County Sheriff's Office was on patrol around 4am Saturday when a call was radioed...

Mom Who Left Baby in Woods in 1993 Convicted of Murder

Ohio's Gail Eastwood-Ritchey now faces life in prison in 'Geauga's Child' case

(Newser) - An Ohio woman who abandoned her newborn in the woods nearly 30 years ago was convicted of murder Monday and now faces up to life in prison. Gail Eastwood-Ritchey was "stoic" as the verdict was read in court, though one of her lawyers "widened his eyes, seeming stunned,...

Cops: Mom Left 8-Month-Old Alone in Field Overnight

8-month-old Niguel Jackson was found after hourslong search in Louisiana: 'Baby was tough'

(Newser) - A woman showed up at a fire station in Baton Rouge, La., on Tuesday evening for unspecified medical assistance, but it wasn't until Wednesday morning, when she was being taken to a facility for treatment, that she happened to mention her baby, authorities say. That mention led to what...

Giving Cash to Poor Moms May Help Babies' Brains
Cash Aid to Moms May
Result in Smarter Babies
new study

Cash Aid to Moms May Result in Smarter Babies

Study shows gains in development for infants

(Newser) - It's a study loaded with political implications—researchers say giving cash aid to low-income mothers appears to help the brain development of their babies. The New York Times reports the difference spotted after one year is modest, the equivalent of "moving to the 75th position in a line...

After the Plane Landed, Baby Found in Bathroom Trash Can

The child survived

(Newser) - Two stories of abandoned newborns made headlines over the holiday weekend:
  • A plane that departed Madagascar and arrived in Mauritius on Saturday underwent a routine customs check upon landing—with results that were anything but routine. The BBC reports the airport staff discovered a newborn baby in the trash can
...

They Handed Their Baby Over the Fence. 2 Months Later, No Word

Afghan mom and dad handed infant to US troops at Kabul airport in August, haven't seen baby since

(Newser) - On Aug. 19, Mirza Ali Ahmadi, his wife, and five children headed to the Kabul airport, hoping to flee the country as the Taliban wrested control of Afghanistan. Of the family of seven, however, just six ended up on an evacuation flight to Qatar, then to Germany and the US,...

Buttigiegs' Halloween Post Brings Both Smiles, Concern

2-month-old Joseph August, who was a traffic cone for Halloween, was in hospital for the holiday

(Newser) - A Halloween surprise from the Buttigieg family drew both likes and expressions of support after an Instagram post by the transportation secretary's husband. "Happy Halloween from these #twinfrastructure safety advocates!" Chasten Buttigieg wrote , with one of his accompanying pictures showing Pete Buttigieg as he held one of...

Former First Daughter Gives Birth to First Daughter

Barbara Bush, daughter of George W. Bush, and husband Craig Coyne welcome Cora Georgia

(Newser) - Former first daughter Barbara Bush has given birth to her first child, a baby girl. Cora Georgia Coyne was born Monday in Maine, not far from the family's Walker's Point compound in Kennebunkport, former President George W. Bush said in a statement Tuesday, per the AP . He said...

Baby Born on Evacuation Plane Gets Fitting Name

Meet Reach, named for the C-17 aircraft with 'Reach 828' call sign

(Newser) - The name of a baby girl born last weekend aboard a military aircraft evacuating her mother out of Afghanistan has been revealed—and it's in honor of the plane that carried her family away from the Taliban-seized country. Gen. Tod Wolters, the head of the US European Command, told...

Family Member Have a Baby? Hug a Bag of Rice

It's a workaround in Japan for relatives who can't visit with newborns during the pandemic

(Newser) - Congratulations, you're the proud new grandfather of a bouncing baby ... bag of rice? That's the idea behind a product created by Kome no Zoto Yoshimiya, a rice company in Japan owned by Naruo Ono. Relatives who can't visit new parents due to the pandemic will instead receive...

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