Posts Tagged ‘Infants’

Because it’s Never too Early to Raise a Skank: High Heels for Babies

September 12, 2008

You know…..well….oh, man…this is just pathetic.  For only $35.00 you too can dress up your infant daughter too look like a bar skank.  So precious.  Novelty STD testing kit sold separately.

extremely funny, completely soft
shoes for babies 0-6 months
designed to look like high heels

Your little one will look fabulous in these soft crib shoes designed to look like high heels!  Each pair of heelarious heels is packaged in a darling purse-shaped gift box, complete with a rhinestone closure. Leopard satin heel with black satin lining for infants size 0-6 months.

Heelarious Official Website

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Getting A Baby to Sleep: Binkie Bomb

September 10, 2008

Desperate times call for desperate measures.  I had this exact situation happen to my last week, only it wasn’t my kid’s room I ended up in, it was my neighbor’s bedroom.  Also, it wasn’t a binkie I threw, but their cat.  Similar results though, everyone stopped crying.  Wow, I need some more sleep….

Baby smiles give moms a natural high-DEA and FDA in emergency mtg. to decide whether to regulate/prohibit baby smiles

July 15, 2008

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – A baby’s smile does more than warm a mother’s heart — it also lights up the reward centers of her brain, according to the results of a brain imaging study.

The finding, investigators say, could go a long way in helping researchers dissect the unique bond between mother and infant and how it sometimes goes wrong.

“The relationship between mothers and infants is critical for child development,” Dr. Lane Strathearn, of the Human Neuroimaging Laboratory at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston noted in a statement.

“For whatever reason, in some cases, that relationship doesn’t develop normally. Neglect and abuse can result, with devastating effects on a child’s development,” Strathearn explained.

Strathearn and colleagues used magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to scan the brains of 28 first-time mothers of 5- to 10-month-old infants while they looked at photos of their own babies and other infants.

In some of the photos babies were smiling or happy. In others, the infants were sad and in some they had neutral expressions.

The investigators found that when the mothers saw their own infants’ faces, key areas of the brain associated with reward lit up during the scans, suggesting increased blood flow to that area.

The areas stimulated by the sight of their own babies were those involved in thinking, movement, behavior and emotion. “These are areas that have been activated in other experiments associated with drug addiction,” said Strathearn.

“It may be that seeing your own baby’s smiling face is like a ‘natural high,'” the investigator added.

The strength of mom’s reaction depended on her baby’s facial expression. “The strongest activation was with smiling faces,” Strathearn said. There was less effect from pictures of their babies with sad or neutral expressions.

“We were expecting a different reaction with sad faces,” the researcher explained. In fact, the team found little difference in the reaction of the mothers’ brains to their own babies’ crying face compared to that of an unknown child.

Overall, the mothers responded much more strongly to their own infants’ faces than to those of an unknown baby.

“Understanding how a mother responds uniquely to her own infant, when smiling or crying,” Strathearn said, may be the first step in understanding the neural basis of mother-infant attachment.

SOURCE: Pediatrics, July 2008.

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“How to breastfeed your elementary school-aged kids” or “At this rate, these kids will be putting breastmilk in their coffee.”

June 10, 2008

My wife is a big proponent of breast-feeding; however, certainly not as much of a proponent as Veronica, who has 2 children, 1 nearly 8 at the time of this documentary clip, and one about 5 or 6, who STILL breastfeed. This video is….well, you just have to see it.

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