Saturday, October 31, 2009

Toddler nearly dies from smallpox vaccine given to soldier dad

Toddler nearly dies from smallpox vaccine given to soldier dad
A 2-year-old boy spent seven weeks in the hospital and nearly died from a viral infection he got from the smallpox vaccination his father received before shipping out to Iraq, according to a government report and the doctors who treated him. The...

Friday, October 30, 2009

Baby Names Chosen by Celebrities are Influential

Baby Names Chosen by Celebrities are Influential
JaydenCan the names celebrities select for their babies influence other parents? It sure looks that way. A recent study of New York baby names found Jayden at #2. Jayden is the name of Britney Spears second child.
As they search for the perfect name, many New Yorkers look to the stars. Pop singer Rhianna (#70), British actresses Sienna (#60) and Keira (#61) and American screen stars Scarlett (#68), Charlize (#84) and Reese (#142) all made the list. Suri (#83) and Jayden (#2), names chosen by celebrity parents Will Smith and Katie Holmes, also left an impression on New Yorkers.
Here's the top list of baby names out of New York City.

MOST POPULAR BABY NAMES
NEW YORK CITY, 2007

Rank

Girls

Boys

1

Isabella/Sophia(Tied)

Daniel

2

Emily

Jayden

3

Ashley

Michael

4

Sarah

Matthew

5

Kayla

Justin

6

Mia

Joshua

7

Olivia

David

8

Samantha

Anthony

9

Rachel

Christopher

10

Madison

Joseph

Total

63,081

65,880



Gothamist has an informative article on the New York baby name report. You can find the official report here on the nyc.gov website.

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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Leap Year Baby Promotions

Brooklyn ThreinenBrooklyn Elizabeth Threinen, born on February 29 in Scottsdale, AZ, was the winner of Domino's Pizza's BRKLYN Leap Year contest. The Threinen family was the first to contact Domino's regarding the birth of their Leap Year newborn, Brooklyn and won $1,000 in Domino's pizza gift certificates.

"In honor of Domino's BRKLYN (Brooklyn-style pizza), we've been celebrating everything "Brooklyn," including Leap Day newborn, Brooklyn Elizabeth Threinen," said Jenny Fouracre, Domino's Pizza spokesperson. "We created this promotion to honor Leap Year babies and their families whose love of the old neighborhood inspired them to name their children after it."

The Courier Life has more on the contest and apparently Domino's was going to give $1,000 of pizza money to the first Leap Year baby named Brooklyn. That's ok because the name is growing in popularity - even Posh Spice is using it.
Brooklyn may seem like a kooky name for a baby but it's gaining in popularity.

Even international soccer phenom David Beckham and his wife Victoria Beckham, aka Posh Spice, named one of their boys after the borough - reportedly because Victoria was in town when she learned she was expecting.
Brooklyn sure is a cute baby. It sounds like Brooklyn's parents will be eating plenty of pizza during the first year or two of her life.

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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

With Baby Signing - Life is so much easier!

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Monday, October 26, 2009

Cute Hairclips for Girls at Giddy Giddy

Cute Hairclips for Girls at Giddy Giddy
Giddy Giddy Clips


Giddy Giddy is an online store that carries some cute hair clips for little girls. The clips and store was created by creative investment analyst turned crafter mom Teri Dimalanta.
giddygiddy was created by Teri Dimalanta, investment analyst turned craftaholic mom. She is most giddy when sewing, painting, designing and making stuff. It was as if turning into a mom 4 years ago ignited the inner artist and crafter.

What inspired these handmade felt creations for little girls' pretty little melons? The desperate need to tame her new daughter's unwieldy mohawk with something cool, quirky, and fun.

Equally important to creating adorable designs is making the clips functional and safe. These clips are intricately handcrafted with a snap clip sewn securely inside. They are designed to stay on, even on baby fine hair.
The animal clips are our favorite. Giddy Giddy carries some adorable pouches as well. (via lilsugar.com)

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Swine Flu Aaccine For 'half US', Pregnant Women and Health Workers

About half the US population should be vaccinated against the H1N1 virus with pregnant women and health workers the top priority, US officials have said. In the event that not enough vaccine is available, a tighter group of high-risk patients will... Complete news at...

Sunday, October 25, 2009

CodeGoo's iPhone App Monitors Baby

Baby Monitor iPhone AppA company called CodeGoo has created an iPhone app that acts like a baby monitor. The listing on CodeGoo's website for the app can be found here.
Monitor your sleeping baby with this iPhone app. Simply place the iPhone near your sleeping baby, if it detects noise, it places a phone call to the number of your choice, you can then listen in for activity from your baby. Great for when you are on the go or traveling, no need to pack your regular baby monitor. One feature that makes this application exceptional is that the monitor has unlimited range!

Even use it to monitor when older kids arrive home from school, etc. The applications are unlimited. It also will detect if your baby picks up the phone. Great for curious toddlers that wake up from their nap without making noise. A fantastic value at only $4.99 cents.
Listening is not the same as seeing but it is still a neat idea. The cost is $4.99. More discussion of this iPhone app can be found here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here.

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Saturday, October 24, 2009

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Friday, October 23, 2009

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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Study Finds Women's Voice More Attractive When Most Fertile

Study Finds Women's Voice More Attractive When Most Fertile
New Scientist is reporting on study that says women's voices are the most attractive when they are the most fertile. They replayed recording of women counting from 1 to 10 to both men and women and found both sexes found the voices most attractive when the women were at a peak fertility cycle.
The results are in line with evidence that the female voice box, or larynx, is under the influence of sex hormones, says Gallup. He says the changes in the female voice during peak fertility support the view that women are "different" at that point in the menstrual cycle - in other words, that they experience oestrus.

The theory of human oestrus remains controversial because its effects are subtle; human females show none of the distinct genital swellings seen in other female mammals "in heat". But there is increasing evidence of more subtle changes. "Other differences include changes in sexual receptivity and odour sensitivity," Gallup says.

Martie Haselton and Greg Bryant at the University of California, Los Angeles, say that vocal pitch plays an important role in judging fertility. "We have found that voices are higher in pitch on high-fertility days of the cycle," says Haselton.
It is an interesting study but it seems unlikely to be of much help at all to couples trying to get pregnant.

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Babies ‘R’ Us Gift Registry Now Safer With Stricter Baby Crib Safety Rules?

Babies ‘R’ Us Gift Registry Now Safer With Stricter Baby Crib Safety Rules?
In an industry where safety is crucial, it is surely time for the big boys to raise their collective voices, coming to the aid of frightened parents. This is exactly what is happening now, according to a baby crib safety report in the Chicago Tribune. Toys "R" Us has finally ...

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Baby Sign Language Classes - Arkansas, Little Rock, Magnolia, etc.

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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Study: 1 in 50 U.S. Infants Abused

A shocking national study has found that 1 in 50 U.S. infants have been the victims of abuse and neglect. In 30,000 of the 91,000 the infants were aged just one week or younger. MSNBC reports the news in this article.
The researchers counted more than 91,000 infant victims of abuse and neglect in the period Oct. 1, 2005 to Sept. 30, 2006.

The information came from a national data base of cases verified by protective services agencies in 45 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

Other studies have looked at national child abuse and neglect cases, but this is believed to be the first to focus on infants, said Leeb, a CDC epidemiologist.

The 91,000 infants were age 1 year or younger. About 30,000 of those cases were infants aged one week or younger. About 68 percent of those cases were attributed to neglect.
The article says federal officials define neglect as "a failure to meet a child's basic needs including housing, clothing, feeding and access to medical care." So the study did not include mistakes made by new parents as they are trying to learn the process of raising and taking care of a newborn.

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