Preterm newborns sleep better in NICU while hearing their mother’s voice

Hearing a recording of their mother’s voice may help neonates maintain sleep while in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), according to preliminary data from a new study. About 10 percent of U.S. newborns require treatment in a NICU, which is a noisy environment that could influence the development of newborn sleep patterns. This study explored the possibility that infants’ […]

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Breathtakingly beautiful baby names taken straight from fairytales

When it comes to names that might be considered quintessentially “fairytale,” what monikers come to mind? There’s Briar-Rose, aka the original Sleeping Beauty. There’s Disney’s Princess Aurora, yet another incarnation of the same. There’s Hansel and Gretel, the waifish siblings who finally get to eat their candy house and have it, too, after they shove their witch-captor and would-be murderess […]

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These parenting ‘rules’ were made for breaking

If there’s one job in this life that comes with an unlimited set of do’s and don’ts, it’s undoubtedly parenthood. You’ll be hard-pressed to find a parent, grandparent, pediatrician or complete stranger unwilling to unveil a laundry list of things you should and shouldn’t do when raising your tiny human being. All of this can feel extremely suffocating for a […]

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No new adverse events reported for DTaP vaccination

(HealthDay)—No new or unexpected safety issues have been identified in association with diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis (DTaP) vaccines in the United States, according to a study published online June 4 in Pediatrics. Pedro L. Moro, M.D., M.P.H., from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, and colleagues searched the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) for U.S. reports of […]

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13 DIY Father’s Day Gifts

It’s that time of June again: when we celebrate all the incredible dads, pops, grandpas, gramps and the like in our lives. But finding the perfect gift can feel tricky to say the least. For one thing, how did all the dads we know somehow end up that special mix of goofball and critic that make them really hard to shop […]

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Bullying a kid for his looks? Not cool, internet

When it comes to mom-shaming, Kourtney Kardashian is no stranger. She has been shamed for wearing a bikini (twice!), kissing her kids on the lips, and allowing her daughter, Penelope, to wear a lip ring. Just when you thought it couldn’t become worse, the mom of three was criticized for — wait for it — not tweezing her son’s unibrow? (Cue the eye rolls.) Kardashian […]

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But how could this baby’s name possibly top Mingus?

It looks like congratulations are in order for Diane Kruger and her boyfriend, Norman Reedus. After much speculation (Kruger was totally hiding a baby bump with those oversize gowns at Cannes, right?), multiple sources have exclusively confirmed to Us Weekly that the couple is expecting their first child together. Kruger’s Cannes attire wasn’t the only clue that she’s pregnant — […]

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