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Stories tagged: babies

Dr. Zorba Paster: Back to sleep, but make sure baby gets lots of tummy time, too

Back to sleep. That’s the mantra, the right mantra, for infants. Since we’ve done that – having babies sleep on their backs and not their tummies – we’ve dropped infant …

Journey with Joya: Former Spokane Guilds’ School turns to online platform to continue services for special-needs kids

Under COVID-19 restrictions, Joya Child & Family Development switched quickly to telehealth for families using its therapies to support young children with medical complexities and special needs. Formerly the Spokane …

UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 10, 2020

Ask Dr. Universe: Do babies have ways of communicating?

Babies can communicate in a few different ways. For the most part, they use their emotions. Humans come into the world crying, but that’s actually a good thing.

China probe faults scientist for gene-edited babies work

A Chinese investigation into reports of the world’s first gene-edited babies seems to have confirmed their existence. China’s official news agency said Monday that investigators determined that the scientist acted …

AP-NORC Poll: Most support gene editing to protect babies

Most Americans say it would be OK to use gene-editing technology to create babies protected against a variety of diseases – but a new poll shows they’d draw the line …

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 31, 2018

Trump vows to end birthright citizenship; Ferguson threatens suit

President Donald Trump’s declaration that he wants to end the constitutional right to citizenship for babies born in the United States to noncitizens drew quick criticism from frequent legal foe …

UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 21, 2018

Bangkok’s ‘Doctor Love’ wants to help Chinese couples make babies

From a luxury spa in central Bangkok, Wei Siang Yu hopes to lure Thailand’s latest tourist target: couples needing a bit of extra magic to make babies.

Backing breastfeeding moms: Health officials, parents hope to make nursing easier

While breastfeeding rates at birth are relatively high in Spokane, data collected by health officials indicate mothers tend to stop nursing infants shortly after leaving the hospital.

Happy 1 month, True: Khloe Kardashian debuts her baby

Khloe Kardashian has debuted baby True on Instagram with a video snippet wishing her chubby-cheeked daughter a happy first month.

Swaddling your newborn: Why to do it, and how to do it right

When it is done right, swaddling can help calm your baby and even make it easier to get him to sleep. It is a great skill to have in your …

Babies of senators now welcome in Senate chamber

Who doesn’t like babies? No one in the Senate, apparently – at least not enough to block a historic rules change that passed Wednesday allowing the newborns of members into …

Breast milk shortage affects life’s most vulnerable babies

But not every mother can breast feed, and when a baby is born premature that sustenance becomes the meaning of life and death. However, this life-saving elixir is in short …

In lawsuits, same-sex couples say U.S. wrongly denied their children citizenship

When Blixt tried to register her son as an American citizen at the U.S. consulate, officials refused because he was not her blood relative, and her wife, who conceived the …

UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 5, 2018

Most Spokane, Coeur d’Alene hospitals saw childbirth uptick last year

If you’d asked Jeannie Berzanski a year ago what she would be doing to ring in 2018, she might have said she’d be watching fireworks and hanging out with family. …

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 1, 2017

Baby gene therapy study offers hope for fatal muscle disease

A first attempt at gene therapy for a disease that leaves babies unable to move, swallow and, eventually, breathe has extended the tots’ lives, and some began to roll over, …

Knitting for a cause: Purple baby caps signal normal crying patterns, aim to prevent Shaken Baby Syndrome

Click for Babies: Period of PURPLE Crying Caps Campaign is a grassroots U.S. education campaign organized by the National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome. It’s in partnership with hospitals, public …

UPDATED: Wed., May 24, 2017

Sextuplets thriving after delivery at Virginia hospital

A Virginia hospital says its staff has successfully delivered sextuplets and the three boys and three girls are thriving.

MRSA bacteria infected 10 infants at California hospital

Over the course of eight months, the lethal bacteria MRSA infected 10 already critically ill infants in the University of California, Irvine Medical Center’s neonatal intensive care unit – an …

UPDATED: Mon., April 10, 2017

43 babies given up under Washington’s safe haven law

Records show dozens of babies were surrendered to Child Protective Services from 2009 to 2016 under a Washington state law that allows parents to turn their newborns over to protective …

Michael Gerson: What caused Trump’s change of heart?

This is the first instance I can recall of Trump showing public empathy for the lives of foreigners. It was jarring in its humanity.

Baby from Oregon faith-healing church dies after delivery

Authorities are investigating the death of a baby girl born to two members of an Oregon church that embraces faith healing.

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 10, 2017

Cuba wants more babies, so it’s giving parental leave to grandparents, too

Cuba is giving parental leave to the grandparents of newborns, the country’s latest attempt to reverse its sagging birthrate and defuse a demographic time bomb.

100 years ago in Spokane: Spokane’s ‘perfect’ baby slated to illustrate chapter on babies in new encyclopedia

Billy Sass, Spokane’s “perfect” baby, was about to be honored as the perfect baby for all of America in an upcoming encyclopedia.

Laughing gas makes a comeback as option for pain relief in labor

Nitrous oxide – what many know as laughing gas from the dentist office – is growing in popularity as a way to provide pain relief during childbirth.

Chubby babies on the decline in aid program serving millions

Chubby babies and toddlers at risk for later obesity are on the decline in a government food program serving millions of kids, a glimmer of good news in the nation’s …

Raising a vegan baby: Parents say abuse cases give a bad rap

PHILADELPHIA – There’s a right way and a wrong way to raise a baby on vegan food. Those who get it wrong, parents say, give the responsible ones a bad …

Warmer waters might prevent baby lobsters from surviving

Baby lobsters might not be able to survive in the ocean’s waters if the ocean continues to warm at the expected rate.

New Jersey proposal expands infertility coverage to lesbians

A federal lawsuit brought by a New Jersey lesbian couple who want to have a baby may mean insurance coverage for women who currently don’t meet the state’s definition of …

Oregon parents welcome identical triplet girls in rare event

Logan Brown-Fletcher and Amber Hills, 19-year-old high school sweethearts and first-time parents from Newberg, Oregon, welcomed identical girl triplets Raelyn, Avery and Elaina on Monday. Their neonatologist, Dr. Craig Novack, …

Oregon Zoo takes in wild bobcat kitten

The Oregon Zoo has taken in a 2-month-old bobcat kitten that was removed from the wild near Eagle Point, Oregon by well-intentioned but misguided humans.