will make your cheeks hurt! (SLYTHABV) [single link youtube husky and baby video]
Who's your favourite?
Cat soothes crying baby
It's a cat. Soothing a crying baby. It's practically designed
to go viral.
A typical full term pregnancy is 40 weeks. Premature babies are those born before 37 weeks. Worldwide, 13 million babies are born premature
. In the United States, 1 in 8 babies are born prematurely. Prematurity can lead to a host of lifelong cognitive, respiratory, vision, and digestive problems
. November 17 is World Prematurity Day
, devoted to raising awareness of the problems of as well as prevention of pre-term births. [more inside]
If you've ever had those moments where you try to hit undo for something that just happened in real life, or had the impulse to hit control+c to duplicate something on a piece of paper, you might enjoy watching this 1-year-old
, for whom a magazine is an iPad that does not work.
You've (Not) Come a Long Way, Baby:
Why feminism and lactivism make such a dysfunctional couple
Sad Baby Monsters
are sad. Maybe they need hugs? Or perhaps some fresh prey... [more inside]
The Social Security Administration has released the top ten baby names for both genders in 2010.
Topping this year's list
: Jacob and Isabella. Were Twi-Moms
out in full force
last year? Maybe. It should be noted, however, that Edward came in a distance 136
One in every 8 babies born in the US is premature
. A new study (pdf/via)
published online Wednesday in Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology
indicates that vaginal progesterone gel can help women who are pregnant for the first time and at risk of premature birth extend their pregnancies, reduce potential complications and boost the health of their newborns
. [more inside]
Mommy's Nose is Scary!
Mother films her son reacting to her blowing her nose - he's not sure whether it's funny or terrifying (SLYT).
This clip of the baby preacher
has been floating around the internet for a while. If you've never seen it before, it's memorable - this toddler, too young to be able to talk, is imitating a preacher in front of a church congregation. [more inside]
"Normal" human pregnancies last 40 weeks, right? Well, no; they can vary quite a bit by the mother's race
, number of previous children
, family history of delivering early or late
, home state
, work habits
, and even the fetus' HLA type
. So where does that "40 week" thing come from? Oh, dear.
So check out this super-nerdy pregnancy statistics
website, from an engineer mom who is collecting data from the public
(see the raw data
and auto-generated graphs
, and read the FAQ about the survey, with more cool graphs
). Looking for day-by-day
probabilities on when that baby's due? This would be your stats table with daily prediction
(adjust dates at top of page as needed). Of course, you could always shut up your constantly inquiring relatives and friends another way
(pdf) Chris Gottlieb writes in the "Baltimore Law Review" about judging parents.
The article discusses instances of racism and classicism in the family court systems.
An adaptation of the "Baltimore Review" article appears in the New York Times. [more inside]
Mila's Daydreams: "This is my maternity leave hobby. While my baby is taking her nap, I try to imagine her dream and capture it."
Almost too cute.
Couples from Western countries, such as Australia
, the US
, and the UK
are turning to surrogates in India
to carry their babies. [more inside]
Have you ennui? Then watch as: Excited dog plays with baby
some baby sloth's
inaction. [more inside]
Spencer Elden now works for Shepard Fairey
– or, to put it another way, the Nirvana Nevermind baby
now works for the Obama Hope
guy. Or, to quote Kottke
, "Yo dawg
, I herd you like pop culture, so I put some pop culture in your pop culture so your brain can fucking explode from all the popular you've cultured."
After more than 160 years of treating patients, historic St. Vincent's Hospital
in New York City's Greenwich Village filed for bankruptcy protection on Wednesday
and will close its doors to new patients. The last remaining Catholic Hospital
in NYC, St. Vincent's was originally founded in 1849 to serve the poor
. The effect is already being felt
at other hospitals in the area.
But despite the filing, there was still time for one last cry
: Abigail Jancu
was the the last baby
ever born in St. Vincent's maternity ward
Back in the 1920s, when Warren "Baby" Dodds
was busy inventing jazz drumming in the company of pioneers like King Oliver, Jelly Roll Morton and Louis Armstrong, to "give the drummer some" usually never meant more than a couple of bars fill every now and again. Fortunately, though, come 1946, when Dodds was already an older man but still in fine playing form, someone had the wherewithal to record this seminal percussion stylist in a series of extended drum solos, displaying his exuberant rhythmic stylings
as well as his lending of superbly playful swing
to the the rudiments
. But let's jump back to the 20's again, and hear drummer Dodds, with the aforementioned King Oliver, take what's gotta be the killingest slide whistle solo
in all of jazz history. [more inside]
The "Still Face" Paradigm (YT video)
designed by Dr. Edward Tronick
of Harvard and Childrens Hospital’s Child Development Unit
, is an experiment which shows us how a 1-year old child will react to a suddenly unresponsive parent. It allows us to understand how a caregiver's interactions and emotional state can influence
many aspects of an infant's social and emotional development. [more inside]
I's a Baby Baboon
, with a bassoon on the moon. Flash Friday Weebl's!
A message from baby Emily.
Most popular baby names + Medicare advice + awful Elvis impersonation = EPIC FAIL. A single link video post from the Social Security Administration. You will laugh. Until you remember we (USians) paid for this. (via Andrew Sullivan)
There are times when having a fully developed brain can almost seem like an impediment.
Are babies more aware of the world around them than adults are? Can "thinking like a baby" lead us to be more in tune with our creativity and our ability to learn? Scientists have taken a new look inside the baby mind, which is "unfocused, random, and extremely good at what it does."
you're in a
movie. Watch the frozen baby
mammoths go by. The
world is groovy. [more inside]
This is a laughing baby.
Babies laugh with abandon. They think everything is very funny
. Hooray for laughter!
Hochbetrieb [Nuts & Bolts]
is a 2003 short from Germany that utilizes live actors and computer-generated effects in tribute to influences ranging from silent comedies
to Charles Ebbetts' images
of construction crews atop the GE Building, along with a cat & mouse cartoon from MGM guest-starring a baby
and a Warner Brothers piece about an amphibian
Do you, or an older relative of yours, recognize any of these children?
More than 70 children separated from their families during WWII, now all elderly men and women, are using the Internet to try to find some answers about their pasts, their families, and sometimes even their own names. They are soliciting help and suggestions in the comments sections on each story. [more inside]
SLYT: A compilation of that good ol' meme: Lucy Castillo y Javi Fesser en Peliculas Pendelton's Abuela Patadas a un Bebé series
. [Warning: much baby kicking ensues. Previously.]
An 81-year-old man walked out of his house in suburban Boston yesterday and found a baby left on his doorstep.
John Tuckerman was going outside to check the temperature before running an errand, and discovered a very newborn baby in a tote bag with a note. It's standard local news stuff, but I'm sharing it with you because the Newton, MA police released the 911 call that Tuckerman made
and it's worth a listen.
Imagine if millions of people had seen you naked
before you were old enough to say "embarrassing." That's the story of Spencer Elden
. [more inside]
Baby's first internet
comes amidst other, less illustrated, concerns
about the all-consuming 'blogosphere' and increasingly online life. The problems, it seems, are somewhat novel
and (one assumes) almost endless