How Temporary Names Put Newborns At Risk

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What's in a name? As it turns out, important safety provisions. A new study published in the journal Pediatrics shows that newborns' "temporary" names, like Babyboy and Babygirl, can lead to major consequences in the hospital. "There can be no delay in providing identification wristbands to newborns," the study says. That means... Read more

Babies Know When You're Sad, Study Finds

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If you're the type to keep a blank face when things go wrong, baby can see right through you -- and even empathize with you -- a new study published in the journal Infant Behavior and Development reveals. The study posed two scenarios to a group of 71 babies who were all around 18 months old. Half of... Read more

Spotted! Livingston McConaughey Makes His Adorable Photo Debut!

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Looks like Livingston McConaughey is going to be a man of the sun! The 1-month-old baby boy was photographed spending the day at the park with his beautiful mom, Camila Alves, yesterday! The super cute twosome kept things casual, taking in the beautiful 80-degree sights in Austin, Texas. Little Liv joins big brother Levi, 4,... Read more

Study Says Dad’s Mental Health Affects Baby’s Behavior — Do You Agree?

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New research suggests that a father's mental health during a mother's pregnancy may have a significant impact on the child's risk of behavioral problems by the time he or she is 3 years old. Though previous research explained the strong link between a mother's mental well-being and her future child's behavior, this new study says... Read more

Recall Alert! Fisher-Price Pulls Rock ‘N Play Infant Sleepers

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Early this morning, the CPSC and Fisher-Price Inc. announced a voluntary recall of about 800,000 Newborn Rock 'n Play Sleeper™ based out of the company's East Aurora, N.Y. importer to inspect for mold. If you are in possession of a Rock 'n Play, the CPSC and Fisher-Price advise you to stop using it immediately if... Read more

It’s True! Babies Learn Language While In Utero

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For years and years, soon-to-be parents have asked themselves the same question, "Can baby hear us?" and for just as long the question has gone unanswered. Now, however, researchers have finally come to a conclusion and it's sure to be one that mom and dads-to-be are over the moon about! Newborns are much more attuned the... Read more

What Changes After Baby Arrives (Hint: A Lot)

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A few nights ago during a heated husband-wife argument, my other half slipped in how I am not the adventurous, pre-child lifestyle-maintaining mom I once swore I’d be. This is true. Prior to having my daughter, I would talk extensively about how our life would move forward as normal with the simple insertion of a... Read more

Sign of Postpartum Depression: Waking Up Baby

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Some people say “never wake a sleeping baby,” but some moms actually do this a lot. And that could be a result of postpartum depression. According to a new study from Penn State University published in Child Development, moms with depression symptoms were worried and anxious about their infants’ sleeping habits at night,... Read more