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# babies - Monday 19 October, 2020

Bottle-fed babies may ingest 'millions' of microplastics each day, Irish researchers find

The authors noted that it was in developed nations that babies were likely ingesting the most plastic.

# babies - Friday 9 October, 2020

Babies being born without wisdom teeth due to rapid evolution, scientists say

A study has found that humans are evolving at a faster rate than at any point in the past 250 years.

# babies - Friday 24 July, 2020

Mothers 'unlikely' to pass Covid-19 on to newborn babies via breastfeeding if precautions are taken

The findings were part of a preliminary study published in The Lancet.

# babies - Thursday 2 January, 2020

'One in a million': Woman gives birth to identical triplets in Dublin's Rotunda Hospital

Annmarie Byrne-Ryan and David Ryan welcomed their three sons into the world yesterday.

# babies - Wednesday 1 January, 2020

First baby of 2020 born at Rotunda Hospital in Dublin

Victoria Setuke was born at 12.12am.

# babies - Sunday 8 September, 2019

'The doctors have no idea how to treat her condition': Giving birth to Ireland's smallest surviving baby

Katie Keogh writes about her baby Charlotte who was born with an extremely rare condition.

# babies - Tuesday 23 July, 2019

Two sets of triplets born in 24 hours in Co Down hospital

All six babies are healthy.

# babies - Tuesday 16 July, 2019

WHO warns commercial baby foods contain too much sugar

In around half of products examined, more than 30% of the calories in them were from total sugars.

# babies - Tuesday 21 May, 2019

'A great joy': Woman gives birth to Poland's first sextuplets

The babies range in weight from 890 grammes to 1.3 kilogrammes.

# babies - Thursday 28 February, 2019

These are the most popular baby names for boys and girls in 2018

Jack and Emily remain the most popular names for Irish babies.

# babies - Sunday 3 February, 2019

Babies who hear two languages at home have a better ability to concentrate

This new research suggests the advantages of living in a bilingual home begin from the very earliest stage of development.

# babies - Tuesday 1 January, 2019

First babies of New Years began arriving just seconds after midnight

A baby was born at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda just three seconds past midnight.

Babies born in Ireland in 2019 can expect to live until 2101

Ireland is one of only 28 countries where 2019 babies will likely live until the 22nd century

# babies - Monday 5 November, 2018

More than 51,000 fathers have taken paternity leave since September 2016

51,409 fathers have been awarded leave since the scheme began.

# babies - Friday 2 November, 2018

Opinion: 'Eating this mineral in pregnancy - and before conception - can boost how your child's brain develops'

The evidence is very clear and yet we are among the countries in the world that is most deficient in this mineral, writes

# babies - Wednesday 31 October, 2018

France launches nationwide probe into incidents of babies born with arm defects

It has been confirmed that the results would be known in about three months.

Company charged with offences following UK baby death investigation

The company is due to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Monday 17 December.

# babies - Saturday 27 October, 2018

Folic acid to be added to UK flour to reduce birth defects ... but no plans in Ireland to do so

According to the HSE, folic acid is important because it can help the nervous system develop in the unborn.

# babies - Tuesday 9 October, 2018

Parents to get an extra two weeks' paid parental leave from next year

The measure will be introduced from November 2019.

# babies - Monday 17 September, 2018

From The Daily Edge Aoibhín Garrihy upcycled her bridesmaid dresses to create a lovely christening gown for baby Hanorah Upcycled

# babies - Sunday 2 September, 2018

China looks ready to scrap two-child policy by 2020 ... but few parents interested in more babies

The government has indicated it will scrap its policy which limits the number of children per family through tough fines.

# babies - Monday 23 July, 2018

76 hospital discharges of newborns with drug withdrawal symptoms last year

The figure of 76 represents a drop in the comparable figure for 2016, when there were a total of 92 discharges.

# babies - Thursday 5 July, 2018

Mother Teresa charity 'sold babies' born to unwed mothers

A nun and a staff member at Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity were arrested today.

# babies - Tuesday 26 June, 2018

Cabinet approves law to allow some same-sex partners to both register as parents on baby's birth certificate

The move comes from government after years of campaigning for same-sex couples and LGBT advocates.

# babies - Saturday 14 April, 2018

Babies can distinguish difference between vocal and facial emotion

The ability of babies to differentiate emotional expressions appears to develop during their first six months.

# babies - Friday 2 March, 2018

80 babies delivered at Holles St and Rotunda during storm ... including one Emma

No one has been called Beast or East though.

# babies - Tuesday 20 February, 2018

Unicef says 'world is failing newborns' as global baby mortality rates remain 'alarmingly high'

Ireland has ranked 164th in the global neonatal mortality rate.

# babies - Wednesday 14 February, 2018

Serbs perturbed by dwindling numbers of babies being born in Balkan nation

In 2016, 100,834 people died while just 64,734 were born.

# babies - Friday 2 February, 2018

UK allows doctors to make babies using DNA from three people

The technique is being used to help prevent women passing on fatal genetic diseases to their children.

# babies - Saturday 30 December, 2017

These are some of the most popular Irish baby names outside of Ireland

Well, we do like to travel.

# babies - Sunday 12 November, 2017

Joanne McNally: 'I don’t want children, but I’m not selfish'

I also have the attention span of a ferret on six nespressos, writes Joanne McNally.

# babies - Wednesday 8 November, 2017

More than 27,000 fathers have taken paternity leave so far

“We have to take a wider societal view and not think of rearing children as something best done in one’s spare time, preferably by women,” Deirdre Clune said.

# babies - Sunday 1 October, 2017

'Shocked and disappointed': Pressure mounts to restore funding for breastfeeding support initiative

The HSE said it plans to provide funding for a new, revised model.

# babies - Monday 4 September, 2017

From The Daily Edge 12 of the quickest reactions to the royal baby announcement THE ROYALEST BABY

12 of the quickest reactions to the royal baby announcement

Royal baby 3: RESURRECTION.

# babies - Wednesday 2 August, 2017

12 mothers share their best (and funniest) breastfeeding stories

“In the throes of passion I suddenly realised I was spraying my boyfriend with a leaking left breast.”

# babies - Wednesday 12 July, 2017

92 hospital discharges of newborns with drug withdrawal symptoms last year

Babies with drug withdrawal symptoms undergo six to eight week of rehabilitation.

# babies - Monday 10 July, 2017

By EU standards, Ireland is pumping out new babies

Ireland has the highest birth rate in the EU.

# babies - Monday 12 June, 2017

An Austrian hospital gave parents the wrong babies and nobody knew for nearly 30 years

Doris Gruenwald only found out after she took a DNA test.

# babies - Tuesday 23 May, 2017

HSE review of maternity complaints finds patients not treated with dignity or respect

Health Minister Simon Harris said it is ‘regretted’ that it took such a long time for families to be heard on their babies’ deaths.

# babies - Monday 17 April, 2017

New wireless cameras to revolutionise care of premature babies

The skin sensors currently used to monitor vital signs in babies born prematurely generate false alarms in up to 90% of cases.

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