Johnson & Johnson Will Test its Vaccine in Infants

The company’s coming trials will also involve pregnant women and people whose immune systems are compromised.

#babies-and-infants, #children-and-childhood, #clinical-trials, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #immune-system, #internal-essential, #johnsonjohnson, #vaccination-and-immunization

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I Met My Husband on the Maternity Ward

He needed someone to cuddle him.

#babies-and-infants, #jamaica-west-indies, #love-emotion, #pregnancy-and-childbirth

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How to Beat Covid Insomnia

Can the “five S’s” used to calm fussy babies — swaddle, side or stomach position, shush, swing and suck — also help grown-ups snooze? A reporter finds out.

#anxiety-and-stress, #babies-and-infants, #content-type-service, #the-happiest-baby-on-the-block-book, #your-feed-selfcare

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The Romney Family Plan Sees the True Value of Parenting

There is dignity in work, but we should support more than just work done for wages.

#babies-and-infants, #families-and-family-life, #lee-michael-s-1971, #parenting, #romney-mitt, #rubio-marco, #senate

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Meet the Women Who Become Surrogates in NY

New York State will now allow gestational surrogates to carry babies for other parents. Here’s why they do it.

#babies-and-infants, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #infertility, #parenting, #politics-and-government, #surrogate-motherhood, #women-and-girls

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Evidence Builds That Pregnant Women Pass Covid Antibodies to Newborns

A new study suggests that protective antibodies can be transferred through the placenta, and the baby may receive more of them if a mother is infected with Covid earlier in her pregnancy.

#antibodies, #babies-and-infants, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #parenting, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #research, #university-of-pennsylvania

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The Eggs I Sold, the Baby I Gained

Instead of lolling around in a lush pool of liquid, our baby was balled tight. Was there a connection to the eggs I had donated 10 years earlier?

#babies-and-infants, #egg-donation-and-freezing, #infertility, #pregnancy-and-childbirth

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Adoption Used to Be Hush-Hush. This Book Amplifies the Human Toll.

In “American Baby,” Gabrielle Glaser unravels family secrets and considers the motivations that wove them into American life in the first place.

#adoptions, #american-baby-a-mother-a-child-and-the-shadow-history-of-adoption-book, #babies-and-infants, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #books-and-literature, #children-and-childhood, #foster-care, #glaser-gabrielle, #katz-margaret-erle-1944, #louise-wise-services, #parenting, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #rosenberg-david-1961-2014, #women-and-girls

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When Grandparents Want a Say in Naming Their Grandchildren

The expectant parents spend weeks deciding on their new baby’s name. Then the grandparents weigh in.

#babies-and-infants, #families-and-family-life, #grandparents, #nameberry-llc, #names-personal, #parenting

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From ‘Alma’ to ‘Zuri,’ Parents Are Looking for Positive Baby Names

They’re searching the heavens, and through family history, for strong monikers in a pandemic.

#babies-and-infants, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #myths-and-mythical-creatures, #names-geographical, #parenting

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How to Tell Identical Twins Apart

Color-code their clothing. Paint nail polish onto a single toe. Treat them as the individuals they are.

#babies-and-infants, #content-type-service, #parenting, #twins

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The Tiny Victories That Got Parents Through 2020

It’s been a rough year. Let’s celebrate the little wins.

#babies-and-infants, #children-and-childhood, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #toilet-training, #toys

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Girl Is Born in Tennessee From Embryo Frozen for 27 Years

The birth of Molly Gibson using an embryo from 1992 broke a record set by her sister, Emma, in 2017. The embryos were donated when the girls’ mother was herself a toddler.

#babies-and-infants, #in-vitro-fertilization, #parenting, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #tennessee, #university-of-tennessee

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Berry-Flavored H.I.V. Medication Is Ready for Babies

For the 80,000 children who die of H.I.V. each year, drugs are often bitter or hard to swallow. Dolutegravir will soon come in a tasty dissolving tablet.

#acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome, #africa, #babies-and-infants, #clinton-health-access-initiative, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #food-and-drug-administration, #inventions-and-patents, #macleods-pharmaceuticals-ltd, #mylan-inc, #presidents-emergency-plan-for-aids-relief, #third-world-and-developing-countries, #unitaid, #viiv-healthcare-ltd, #your-feed-health

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The Harmful Chemical Lurking in Your Children’s Toys

A scientist tracks the dangers of flame retardants, meant to protect children, and why manufacturers cannot seem to stop using them.

#american-chemistry-council, #babies-and-infants, #chemicals, #chemistry, #child-car-seats, #children-and-childhood, #consumer-product-safety-commission, #consumer-protection, #fires-and-firefighters, #flame-retardants, #foam, #furniture, #hazardous-and-toxic-substances, #parenting, #stapleton-heather-m

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The Year in Pandemic Parenting

Scenes and snippets from families across the country.

#anxiety-and-stress, #babies-and-infants, #black-people, #child-care, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-pre-school, #families-and-family-life, #family-leaves, #grandparents, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #single-mothers, #women-and-girls

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Parenting During the Pandemic: Stories From Families Across America

Scenes and snippets from families across the country.

#anxiety-and-stress, #babies-and-infants, #black-people, #child-care, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-pre-school, #families-and-family-life, #family-leaves, #grandparents, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #single-mothers, #women-and-girls

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How to Know When Your Child Is Stressed

Identifying your child’s emotional and behavioral reactions to stress is crucial, experts say, especially when anxieties are high.

#anxiety-and-stress, #babies-and-infants, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #grief-emotion, #parenting

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It’s Easier to Parent With a Partner in Many Ways, Except This One

I was my son’s only parent and our bond was strong. Now, I’m worried my daughter and I won’t have that connection.

#babies-and-infants, #children-and-childhood, #dating-and-relationships, #parenting, #single-mothers, #single-parents, #single-persons

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Australia Says Female Passengers on Qatar Flight Got Invasive Medical Exams

Women told officials they had been pulled from a Sydney-bound flight in Doha, strip-searched and examined to see if they had recently given birth after an abandoned newborn was found in an airport bathroom.

#australia, #babies-and-infants, #doha-qatar, #international-relations, #qatar-airways, #women-and-girls

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A Brief History of Questionable Parenting Advice

Wine is good for children but bananas are bad, according to the Times archives.

#archives-and-records, #babies-and-infants, #children-and-childhood, #parenting

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How the Pandemic Is Affecting What Babies and Toddlers Learn

Without preschool and playgroups, the youngest children are missing out on important educational opportunities.

#babies-and-infants, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-reopenings, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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In Terms of Child Mortality, It’s a Good Time for Public Health

Despite the crises of 2020, parents can realistically expect that children born today will outlive them. That wasn’t always the case.

#antibiotics, #babies-and-infants, #children-and-childhood, #cholera, #epidemics, #infant-mortality, #parenting, #smallpox, #vaccination-and-immunization

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How Many Children Do I Have? It’s Not So Simple

I gave birth to two, but I also was a foster parent to another child for a year and a half, and he is still a child of my heart.

#adoptions, #babies-and-infants, #families-and-family-life, #foster-care, #parenting

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Is Your Toddler Ready for a ‘Big Kid Bed’?

Figuring out when and how to make the switch can be complicated. Here’s how to make this milestone easier for you and your child.

#babies-and-infants, #beds-and-bedding, #children-and-childhood, #content-type-service, #cribs-baby-beds, #parenting, #sleep

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Chrissy Teigen and John Legend Lose Baby After Pregnancy Complications

“Driving home from the hospital with no baby,” Ms. Teigen wrote on Twitter. “How can this be real.” She said she and her husband had decided to call the infant Jack.

#babies-and-infants, #deaths-fatalities, #legend-john, #models-professional, #music, #social-media, #teigen-chrissy

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Will the Pandemic Socially Stunt My Kid?

How masks and distancing may affect emotional development.

#babies-and-infants, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #masks, #parenting, #psychology-and-psychologists

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E.P.A. Rejects Its Own Findings That a Pesticide Harms Childrens’ Brains

The agency’s new assessment directly contradicts federal scientists’ conclusions five years ago that chlorpyrifos can stunt brain development in young children.

#babies-and-infants, #children-and-childhood, #chlorpyrifos, #environment, #environmental-protection-agency, #hazardous-and-toxic-substances, #pesticides, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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These Everyday Toxins May Be Hurting Pregnant Women and Their Babies

PFAS, industrial chemicals used to waterproof jackets and grease-proof fast-food containers, may disrupt pregnancy with lasting effects.

#babies-and-infants, #breastfeeding, #chemicals, #containers-and-packaging, #diabetes, #dupont-co, #environmental-protection-agency, #european-food-safety-authority, #hazardous-and-toxic-substances, #hoosick-falls-ny, #obesity, #parenting, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #science-and-technology, #teflon, #thyroid-gland, #water-pollution

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How Postpartum Breast Cancer Changed My Parenting Plans

Looking after two small kids while going through chemotherapy is the hardest thing I’ve ever done.

#babies-and-infants, #breast-cancer, #breastfeeding, #cancer, #chemotherapy, #parenting, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #san-francisco-bay-area-calif

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Are Gender Reveals Cursed?

Several parties, meant to mark a milestone in the journey of pregnancy, have resulted in devastation. Is it time to temper the spectacle, or embrace the celebratory spirit?

#babies-and-infants, #gender, #parties-social

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How to Choose the Right Pediatrician

Take the time to select the right clinician for your family. Trust us, it’s more important than picking the perfect stroller. Here are some tips to help you get started.

#babies-and-infants, #children-and-childhood, #doctors, #parenting

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$1,000 ‘Baby Bond’ Proposed in N.J. in Bid to Narrow the Wealth Gap

A plan would set aside money at birth for children in most families, giving them a financial lift when they reach 18 and enter adulthood.

#babies-and-infants, #black-people, #booker-cory-a, #budgets-and-budgeting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #income-inequality, #murphy-philip-d-1957, #new-jersey, #politics-and-government, #pressley-ayanna, #race-and-ethnicity

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With Less Breastfeeding Support, Mothers Are Turning to Online Help

The pandemic has resulted in fewer resources for breastfeeding women, but experts say it’s still crucial to seek guidance.

#babies-and-infants, #breastfeeding, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #parenting

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Dying in Your Mother’s Arms

A palliative care doctor on finding a “good death” for children in the worst situations.

#babies-and-infants, #death-and-dying, #documentary-films-and-programs, #hospice-care, #pregnancy-and-childbirth

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Black and Pregnant During Covid: ‘They Never Had Time to See Me’

Why being Black and giving birth in New York during the pandemic is so dangerous.

#babies-and-infants, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hospitals, #income-inequality, #midwives-and-doulas, #new-york-city, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #race-and-ethnicity, #telemedicine

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Families Across the U.S. Struggle to Afford Diapers, Wipes and Formula

Over 56 million families have lost income since March 13, and diaper banks are straining to fill the need.

#babies-and-infants, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #diapers, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #parenting, #quarantines, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores

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How Play Energizes Your Kid’s Brain

Scientists have long studied play to gain insights into the developing human mind.

#babies-and-infants, #children-and-childhood, #memory, #parenting-play-package, #psychology-and-psychologists, #research

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Baby Was Infected With Coronavirus in Womb, Study Reports

Researchers said the case strongly suggests that Covid-19 can be transmitted in utero. Both the mother and baby have recovered.

#babies-and-infants, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #research, #your-feed-science

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How to Introduce a New Baby to Their Sibling

Parents often worry older siblings will feel less loved.

#babies-and-infants, #children-and-childhood, #parenting, #pregnancy-and-childbirth

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How to Handle a Mom-Friend Breakup

Those bonds forged when you have babies don’t always last.

#babies-and-infants, #children-and-childhood, #content-type-service, #dating-and-relationships, #friendship, #parenting

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How to Think About Pregnancy Risks

Individual choices matter, but public policies are more important.

#anxiety-and-stress, #babies-and-infants, #children-and-childhood, #parenting, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #research

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Ukraine’s Backlog of Babies Born to Surrogates Begins to Ease

Eleven foreign couples, previously barred by coronavirus restrictions, have entered the country to meet their newborns. But births are still outpacing pickups.

#argentina, #babies-and-infants, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #kyiv-ukraine, #quarantines, #spain, #surrogate-motherhood, #travel-warnings, #ukraine

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A First Among Gerber Babies: She’s Adopted

Magnolia Earl, a 1-year-old from California, was selected from among more than 327,000 entrants to represent Gerber in marketing campaigns.

#adoptions, #advertising-and-marketing, #babies-and-infants, #baby-foods, #contests-and-prizes, #earl-magnolia, #gerber-products-co

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Portraits of Single Moms by Choice

A photojournalist captured the lives of four women who chose to become mothers on their own.

#adoptions, #babies-and-infants, #families-and-family-life, #foster-care, #infertility, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #single-persons, #women-and-girls

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This Is Your Brain on Motherhood

How pregnancy and parenthood kick neurological development into high gear.

#babies-and-infants, #brain, #parenting, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #women-and-girls

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An Adoption, a Pandemic and an Evacuation

The Mosiers flew to India in March to pick up their daughter. The country locked down before they could leave.

#adoptions, #babies-and-infants, #baby-foods, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #indian-americans, #orphans-and-orphanages, #parenting, #visas

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The New Language of Telehealth

Telemedicine is teaching us new ways to communicate with our patients.

#babies-and-infants, #cellular-telephones, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #doctors, #epidemics, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #masks, #senses-and-sensation, #telemedicine, #translation-and-interpreters, #voice-and-speech

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Prenatal Care May Look Very Different After Coronavirus

The shift from in-person visits to telehealth appointments could be here to stay.

#babies-and-infants, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #medicine-and-health, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #telemedicine, #women-and-girls

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The Coronavirus Is No Reason Not To Start a Family

On affirming life, in all its uncertainty and suffering.

#babies-and-infants, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #pregnancy-and-childbirth

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