Cash Aid to Poor Mothers Improves Brain Function in Babies, Study Finds

The research could have policy implications as President Biden pushes to revive his proposal to expand the child tax credit.

#babies-and-infants, #babys-first-years, #brain, #child-tax-credits-and-stipends, #federal-aid-us, #income, #income-inequality, #poverty, #proceedings-of-the-national-academy-of-sciences, #research, #united-states-politics-and-government, #welfare-us

Mushie & Co Recalls FRIGG Pacifiers Over Choking Hazard

Mushie & Co, a baby goods store, announced a voluntary recall of its FRIGG pacifier after more than 200 reports that the pacifier’s silicone nipple detached from its base.

#asphyxiation-choking-and-suffocation, #babies-and-infants, #consumer-product-safety-commission, #consumer-protection, #frigg-silicone-pacifiers, #mushieco, #pacifiers, #recalls-and-bans-of-products

These Prenatal Tests Are Usually Wrong When Warning of Rare Disorders

The false positives aren’t mentioned in the brochures for these blood screenings, which are sold by some of the biggest labs in the country.

#advertising-and-marketing, #amniocentesis, #babies-and-infants, #dna-deoxyribonucleic-acid, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #tests-medical

Parents Face Long Waits for Car Seats and Other Baby Items

Expectant parents have keenly felt the inconvenience of global shipping delays caused by the pandemic. With a baby due, “it’s a different ballgame.”

#babies-and-infants, #baby-carriages-strollers-and-carriers, #child-car-seats, #cribs-baby-beds, #delays-transportation, #furniture, #international-trade-and-world-market, #parenting, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #shopping-and-retail, #supply-chain

Sickle Cell Math Is Brutally Simple, but Not Widely Taught

An inexpensive blood test can warn couples if they face one in four odds of having a baby with the disease. No one ever told Lametra Scott and Rickey Buggs about it.

#babies-and-infants, #black-people, #blood, #debaun-michael-r, #discrimination, #genetics-and-heredity, #nashville-tenn, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #race-and-ethnicity, #sickle-cell-anemia, #tests-medical, #volunteers-and-community-service

How a Hearing Test for Babies Has Paid Off for a Big Medical Provider

Routine use of a more advanced screening method turns a low-cost procedure into a pricier one.

#babies-and-infants, #consumer-protection, #ears-and-hearing, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #hospitals, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates

Amy Coney Barrett’s View: Adoption, Not Abortion

Readers offer personal stories to challenge the justice’s suggestion that adoption is a good alternative.

#abortion, #adoptions, #babies-and-infants, #barrett-amy-coney, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #parenting, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #supreme-court-us

Is It Too Soon to Give My Kid a Tablet?

There’s not a one-size-fits-all answer to the question, but here are several things to consider before buying your child their own electronic device.

#babies-and-infants, #children-and-childhood, #parenting, #tablet-computers

As Virtual Worlds Grow, We Are Losing Our Sense of Touch

After struggling with anorexia and bulimia for more than 20 years, the last thing I want is technology that further estranges me from my body. 

#anxiety-and-stress, #babies-and-infants, #computers-and-the-internet, #facebook-inc, #mental-health-and-disorders, #touch-sense

Texas Abortion Law Complicates Care for Risky Pregnancies

Doctors in Texas say they cannot head off life-threatening medical crises in pregnant women if abortions cannot be offered or even discussed.

#abortion, #babies-and-infants, #law-and-legislation, #politics-and-government, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #women-and-girls, #your-feed-healthcare, #your-feed-science

Why Are There So Many Premature Births in America?

This shouldn’t happen in a wealthy nation.

#babies-and-infants, #internal-sub-only-nl, #parenting, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #vaccination-and-immunization

Marijuana Use in Pregnancy May Lead to a More Anxious, Aggressive Child

A new study adds to a growing body of evidence that indicates prenatal marijuana use can impact children’s development and behavior.

#anxiety-and-stress, #babies-and-infants, #marijuana, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #research

Without Parental Leave I Might Be Dead

Family leave should be a right, not a privilege.

#babies-and-infants, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #children-and-childhood, #families-and-family-life, #family-leaves, #pregnancy-and-childbirth

With a Baby on the Way, It Was Time to Embrace My Disability

As an expectant dad with cerebral palsy I tried to prepare, but a delivery emergency gave me a crash course.

#babies-and-infants, #cerebral-palsy, #disability, #parenting, #pregnancy-and-childbirth

Should Pregnant Women Get a Covid-19 Booster Shot?

Experts strongly agree that the shots benefit the mother as well as the fetus.

#antibodies, #babies-and-infants, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #vaccination-and-immunization

Pregnant Women Should Get the Covid-19 Vaccine

Pregnant women should get a Covid-19 vaccine. 

#babies-and-infants, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #immune-system, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #vaccination-and-immunization

Diapers Are the Latest Pandemic Shortage

A police bulletin seeking information on a man recorded shoplifting packages of diapers drew fresh attention to a continuing crisis of access to the product, according to the National Diaper Bank Network.

#babies-and-infants, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #diapers, #families-and-family-life, #national-diaper-bank-network, #parenting, #shortages

I’ve Never Given Birth – but I’ve Done My Share of ‘Parenting’

In communities like the one I grew up in, nannies are a rarity, but a ‘village’ of neighbors and relatives can be counted on to pitch in with child care.

#babies-and-infants, #families-and-family-life, #parenting

A Medical Career, at a Cost: Infertility

Physicians are raising awareness of the reproductive toll that work stress, long hours, sleep deprivation and years of training can exact.

#anxiety-and-stress, #babies-and-infants, #doctors, #egg-donation-and-freezing, #in-vitro-fertilization, #jama-surgery-journal, #medical-schools, #minnesota, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #surgery-and-surgeons, #women-and-girls, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

Does Anything Actually Make You Go Into Labor?

Most of the popular legends are more myth than fact, but there are a couple of interesting exceptions.

#babies-and-infants, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #research, #women-and-girls

RSV In My Child: Should I Be Concerned?

Respiratory syncytial virus is showing an unusual summer surge.

#babies-and-infants, #children-and-childhood, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #hospitals, #oconnor-anahad, #parenting, #respiratory-diseases, #seasons-and-months

Sleep Training My Child Almost Put My Marriage to Bed

The baby was screaming. We were screaming. Something had to change.

#babies-and-infants, #children-and-childhood, #crying, #parenting, #sleep

Women Are Having Fewer Babies Because They Have More Choices

The birthrate is falling. That’s not necessarily a bad thing.

#babies-and-infants, #birth-rates, #children-and-childhood, #parenting, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

Do Falling Birthrates Spell Doom?

Americans are having fewer children, and some economists are raising alarm bells. A debate over how worried you should actually be.

#babies-and-infants, #birth-rates, #child-care, #families-and-family-life, #infrastructure-public-works, #united-states-economy

What It Was Like Welcoming a Baby During the Covid Pandemic

Readers share life lessons from an extraordinary year.

#babies-and-infants, #parenting, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #quarantine-life-and-culture

Why the Supreme Court Should Reset the Terms of the Abortion Debate

The viability standard has governed the conversation for decades. It’s time for a new conversation.

#abortion, #babies-and-infants, #dobbs-v-jackson-womens-health-organization, #law-and-legislation, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #premature-babies, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #supreme-court-us, #united-states

Fisher-Price Recalls Rock ‘n Glide Soothers After 4 Infant Deaths

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said the sleeper was not safe for infants because of the risk of suffocation.

#2-in-1-soothe-n-play-gliders, #4-in-1-rock-n-glide-soother, #accidents-and-safety, #babies-and-infants, #consumer-product-safety-commission, #consumer-protection, #fisher-price-inc, #infant-mortality, #recalls-and-bans-of-products

Why Are So Many Children in Brazil Dying From Covid-19?

Coronavirus variants may be causing severe infections in children.

#babies-and-infants, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #disease-rates, #medicine-and-health, #vaccination-and-immunization

Modern Love Podcast: Meet Cute at Zero Years Old

These two stories will make you audibly gasp.

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

Covid Is Killing Young Children in Brazil, Baffling Doctors

Experts believe Brazil’s overloaded hospital system and uneven access to health care are among the reasons babies and small children are succumbing to the virus at a high rate.

#babies-and-infants, #brazil, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #disease-rates, #pediatric-inflammatory-multisystem-syndrome-pims

‘How’s Our Girl?’: On Loving a Foster Child and Letting Go

Every time we choose to love other mortal beings, someday, we will have to give them back.

#babies-and-infants, #foster-care, #parenting

Newborn Twins Are Found Dead in an Apartment in Queens

The mother of the infants, a boy and a girl, was in custody but had not yet been charged in the deaths, officials said.

#babies-and-infants, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #new-york-city, #police-department-nyc, #queens-nyc

‘I Wish I Got Pregnant in March!’ Inside the Dance Baby Boom.

Many dancers have taken advantage of a byproduct of the pandemic — time away from performing — to try out a new role: motherhood.

#american-ballet-theater, #babies-and-infants, #dance-theater-of-harlem, #dancing, #delgado-patricia, #fairchild-megan, #lang-heather-dancer, #lincoln-center-for-the-performing-arts, #new-york-city-ballet, #pereira-erica, #pollack-brittany, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #reichlen-teresa

Show Us Your Pandemic Baby Family Reunions

The Times wants to see families finally welcoming new babies that they couldn’t see in person during the pandemic.

#babies-and-infants, #coronavirus-reopenings, #families-and-family-life, #grandparents, #vaccination-and-immunization

8 Wedding Gifts for Newlyweds Who Are Also New Parents

What to give the couple celebrating two major life events at once? Here are a few ideas.

#babies-and-infants, #gifts, #weddings-and-engagements

‘Living Paycheck to Paycheck, Living Diaper to Diaper’

Diaper need causes more anxiety than food or housing insecurity for some mothers.

#babies-and-infants, #baby-foods, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #diapers, #food, #parenting, #poverty, #toilet-training

Moderna Starts Testing Its Covid Vaccine in Babies and Young Children

The company will study its vaccine in children ages six months through 11 in the United States and Canada.

#babies-and-infants, #children-and-childhood, #clinical-trials, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #moderna-inc, #national-institute-of-allergy-and-infectious-diseases, #pediatric-inflammatory-multisystem-syndrome-pims, #research, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-healthcare

Why Black Women Are Rejecting Hospitals in Search of Better Births

Some mothers are seeking alternatives, worried about Covid-19 and racial inequities in health care.

#babies-and-infants, #black-people, #midwives-and-doulas, #new-jersey, #pregnancy-and-childbirth

Hilaria Baldwin and the Strange Allure of Celebrity Fertility

Why we can’t stop talking about her … whole thing.

#babies-and-infants, #celebrities, #parenting, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #social-media, #surrogate-motherhood

We Expect 300,000 Fewer Births Than Usual This Year

Signs are pointing to a sizable pandemic baby bust in the United States, with implications that will be with us for years to come.

#babies-and-infants, #birth-rates, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #influenza-epidemic-1918-19, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #recession-and-depression, #united-states-economy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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