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Tuesday 28 March 2023 Dublin: 12°C

# Babies

All time
# Population
Turkish president says a woman's life is "incomplete" if she doesn't have children
He said that women’s careers should not be an “obstacle” to having children.
# Uh oh
A fitness blogger sparked uproar when she posted this selfie with her newborn baby
Chontel Duncan was accused of not supporting her son’s head.
# fighting allergies
Experts warn baby formula guidelines need to be changed
Scientists say there is no consistent evidence certain formulas prevent allergies or autoimmune conditions.
# babyburrito
A couple took these gas photos to welcome their new baby burrito
That’s one happy family.
# tarka
14 of the most hilariously posh birth announcements ever published
From the pages of the Daily Telegraph, obviously.
# Rotunda Hospital
Abortion bill hasn't led to more women "claiming suicidality" to get a termination
Fears that this would happen have been proven unfounded.
# Texas
Surrogate mother gives birth to her own granddaughter
53-year-old Tracey Thompson gave birth to a healthy baby girl yesterday, seven years after going through menopause.
# lanesra
A father tricked his wife into naming their baby after his favourite football team
“Lanesra, come in for your dinner!”
# welcome
Meet the first babies born in Ireland in 2016
Hi there, new arrivals.
# Star Wars
Here's why people are dressing their babies up as Star Wars characters
This. This is why we have children.
# Early Arrival
The lovely story behind this baby's birth has captured the internet's heart
“On Dec 16th at 6:42am in our bathroom Junie decided she wanted to take her first breath into this world.”
# what's in a name
Here's what happened when a teacher asked preschoolers what she should name her baby
Let’s just say she’s now spoiled for choice.
# wtaf
These are some of the weirdest baby names of 2015
Some excellent ideas here…
# poor childless jen
It's perfectly fine for women to not want children, okay?
Why is this so hard to understand?
# Maternal Health
Weight gain between pregnancies linked to increased risk of stillbirth and infant death
Babies of mothers who gain more than 11kg between pregnancies have about a 50% greater risk of their baby dying in the first four weeks of life.
# Abortion
Senator regrets if people were offended by controversial abortion comments
The Renua senator was responding to criticism of his remarks in the Seanad yesterday.
# Seanad
Paul Bradford: "There are no such babies as babies with fatal foetal abnormalities"
The Senator said that there are babies with “life-limiting conditions”.
# crawl before you walk
600 babies just set a world record for crawling
You have to foster a competitive instinct early after all…
# Rowdiness
Watch 'a bunch of whimpering babies' shout and roar in the Dáil
Proposals to enhance security around Leinster House have been criticised by Sinn Féin.
# Labour Pains
10 things nobody tells you about giving birth
Warning: anyone with a vagina might want to look away now.
Construction site to delivery room: How I became one of Ireland's few male midwives
Dan Oakes worked as a project manager building skyscrapers. But when the bust came along, he decided to retrain as a midwife.
# Rotunda Hospital
Over 100 twins saved by laser surgery while still in the womb
The procedure involves placing a tiny camera through the mother’s abdomen and into the womb.
# baby whisperer
This woman calmed a stranger's baby on a plane, and now she's going mega viral
# baby genius
A baby was stranded on his bed... so he came up with a genius solution for getting off
This baby is smarter than you.
# don't knock
All new parents will relate to the hilarious sign on this Mam's front door
“Only knock on this door if you’re Gary Barlow.”
Since becoming a dad I've realised what a piddling effort I've made with my friends' babies
Having a baby plugs you into the world around you, writes Adrian Russell.
# Switched at birth
British man's son returned after being 'switched at birth and sold'
“We have our grandson – and he looks like his father.”
# New Jersey
Crèche workers charged with sharing baby "Fight Club" video on Snapchat
They’re accusing of instigating fights and filming them.
# Bookworm
This little baby bursts into tears every single time a storybook ends
“The end.” *tears*
# twin telepathy
Watch these giddy twins 'fall asleep' the second they hear their mam's voice
New parent struggling to keep your relationship alive? Don't worry, you're not the only one
Having a baby is a stressful experience that challenges even the best of relationships. When it comes to staying connected, small loving gestures mean everything.
# tantastic
So here's why you shouldn't breastfeed after applying fake tan
Oh dear.
# Sex Week
How many times a week? Sex in Ireland by the numbers
The facts (and figures) of life.
# poo face
Parents are posting pictures of their kids' 'poo faces' online, and it's hilariously gross
If you’re happy in your nappy clap your hands…
# Baby Bottle
Nearly half of pregnant women in Ireland binge drink
That’s the highest rate among four studied countries.
# awful
French woman jailed for suffocating eight of her children
Dominique Cottrez had previously said she feared the children were born of incest with her father before changing her story this week.
# France
'I had a normal childhood': French woman accused of smothering eight of her children
Dominique Cottrez has said she feared the children were born of incest with her father.
# Take a Break
This mum's body is inspiring women everywhere (but not why you think)
Take a moment to read her story.
# Vaccines
Children won't get vaccines for TB until June, but Leo says it's not a problem
The BCG vaccine is delayed.
# Pregnancy
Viagra could be a really good thing for some pregnant women
The drug is good for more than one thing, you know.