Babies & Parents

Madonna holds her adopted son, David Banda, at an orphan care centre run by Raising Malawi, a grassroots initiative by Madonna, in Mphendula Village, about 25 miles from the capital Lilongwe April 19, 2007.  REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

LIPUNGA, Malawi (Reuters) - The father of a Malawian child that Madonna wants to adopt said on Monday he supported her case but wanted the U.S. popstar to bring his boy home for visits.

Video games don’t turn children into blood-thirsty killers – Harvard research

Cambridge (MA) – A pair of Harvard researchers say violent video games don’t turn children into killers. According to a newly published book, ‘Grand Theft Childhood: The Surprising Truth About Violent Video Games and What Parents Can Do’, psychol...

Japan's population of children hits new low for 27th straight year

(Bangkok Post) Japan, which designates every May 5 as Children's Day, has fewer children to celebrate than any time in the last century. A government report released Sunday said there were 17.25 million children aged 14 or younger as of April _ a ...

How To Choose a Helper

Yvonne Heavyside 02.05.2008
How To Choose a Helper

The first thing you need to establish is what kind of helper you are looking for. Would you prefer someone who has masses of experience caring for children, or do you want someone with little or no experience, but can be trained to do things to yo...

Woman beats anorexia to give birth ... three years after she was given 10 days to live

Her frame was so skeletal that doctors warned Hayley Wilde she was just over a week away from death. But three years on, after an eight-year battle against anorexia, she has bounced back in the most emphatic fashion by giving birth to a boy. Her s...

Oregon Man Says He's Pregnant

KPTV Portland 26.03.2008
Oregon Man Says He's Pregnant

BEND, Ore. -- An Oregon man is five months pregnant, according to a national magazine. Thomas Beatie, who used to be a woman, appeared in the most recent issue of The Advocate, a magazine for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender readers, Portlan...

Miss Bimbo website promotes extreme diets and surgery to 9-year-olds

A website that encourages girls as young as 9 to embrace plastic surgery and extreme dieting in the search for the perfect figure was condemned as lethal by parents’ groups and healthcare experts yesterday. The Miss Bimbo internet game has attrac...

Triplets born to teenager - again

Daniel Schweimler BBC News 22.02.2008
The chances of giving birth to triplets once are more than 8,000-1

A 16-year-old Argentine girl has given birth to female triplets - for the second time. The girl, named only as Pamela, had her first set of female triplets aged 15, having first given birth to a son when she was just 14.

Baby cosmetics can be the reason of sterility

Baby lotions, shampoos and powders can lead to high levels of chemicals in an organism potentially dangerous to health. American researchers have found out that using of this products twice increased phthalate content in children’s urine, informs ...

Mother Delays Cancer Treatments So Baby Can Live

Expectant mother Lorraine Allard learned the devastating news that she was in the advanced stages of liver cancer when she was four months pregnant, according to the Daily Mail. Allard, of St. Olaves in the U.K., had a choice: Delay treatment to s...

1 out of 4 children involved in a divorce undergoes Parental Alienation Syndrome

One out of four children involved in a divorce and custody litigation undergoes the so-called Parental Alienation Syndrome (PAS), consisting of the manipulation of children by the custodial parent, who incessantly tries to turn them against the ot...

Little Miss Dolittle: The four-year-old girl who only speaks to animals

At four years old, she had never been able to say Mummy or Daddy. Nor could Rose Willcocks tell her parents if she was hungry, tired or unwell after being left all but mute by an extremely unusual genetic condition. But to her parents' astonishmen...

Heartwarming story: American soldier adopts Iraqi boy

CARRIE ANTLFINGER Yahoo! News 24.12.2007
Scott Southworth, right, is seen with his adopted son, Ala'a, July 19, 2007, in the home in Mauston, Wis.

MAUSTON, Wis. - Capt. Scott Southworth knew he'd face violence, political strife and blistering heat when he was deployed to one of Baghdad's most dangerous areas. But he didn't expect Ala'a Eddeen.

FOXSexpert: Pregnant Women Have the Best Sex, Better Orgasms

Few think “orgasmic” when they look at a pregnant woman in all her budding — or bulging — belly beauty. Yet pregnancy is amongst the most sensual, sexual times in a woman’s life. Unbeknownst to most of us, pregnant women often top the list of the ...

Dutch couple give up Korean girl, 7, they adopted as baby over 'failure to fit in'

A Dutch couple has sparked outrage by giving up a seven-year-old South Korean girl they adopted as a baby – after claiming she didn't "fit in" with their life-style.

Horrible Holiday Wishes: Road Kill Toys

Most people, after driving over an unfortunate example of one of God’s creatures, will stop to see if it’s alive, or at least feel a little sad for the rest of the day. The people over at Road Kill Toys; however, get right to work.

Child-friendly workplaces on the rise

BOSTON - An increasing number of employers are also allowing parents to bring children to work when regular child care falls through - when schools are closed or a nanny calls in sick. A national survey this year by the Virginia-based Society for ...

Four-month-old babies attending gym classes

Parents are taking babies as young as four months to special gyms amid growing fears about childhood obesity. A US chain has signed up hundreds of babies and toddlers across London for "developmental gymnastics".

Laptops for Babies

Get them started early … and please use RGS as the start page .. lol. Look in this baby-safe mirror to see images appear as baby explores concepts like ABCs, 123s, colors, shapes, animals and more. Packed with activities, this laptop toy stimulate...

Giggle Bug - locate that wandering toddler at the press of a button

Clip the Giggle Bug to your child’s clothing, if your child wanders away or hides; press the button on the fob. The bug will emit a loud, distinctive, but kid-friendly “beep” until your child is found and you push the button on the unit to reset.

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