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UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

Sixty percent of state’s infants fully vaccinated on time, data shows

Some areas of Washington state are experiencing a measles outbreak and it has put brighter lights on vaccination rates. In the cases of children who aren’t vaccinated, the focus is …


Infants born in water births at risk of Legionnaires’ disease, CDC says

Babies born during water births are at risk of contracting Legionnaires’ disease, a severe and potentially life-threatening form of pneumonia that infected two infants in Arizona last year.


Graco recalls car seats; webbing may not hold child in crash

Graco Children’s Products is recalling more than 25,000 car seats because the harness webbing can break in a crash and may not keep children restrained.


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 …


Researchers may have a way to predict autism, national study indicates

Measuring changes in infants’ brain growth can allow doctors to predict the likelihood that they will be diagnosed with autism in their toddler years, according to research published Wednesday by …


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 …


Premature twins recovering after rescue from boat off Libya

Two Eritrean baby boys were recovering well at a hospital in Palermo on Wednesday, a week after they were born prematurely in Libya and then – at only 5 days …


Evenflo recalls over 56,000 child seats for harness problem

Evenflo is recalling over 56,000 child safety seats because curious children can loosen the internal harness, increasing the risk of injury in a crash.


In caring for sickest infants, doctors tap parents for tough calls

The American Academy of Pediatrics recently advised that parents should be given wide latitude to decide how aggressive doctors should be in cases where their child is at high risk …


Washington newborns will be screened for heart defects under new law

OLYMPIA – Christian Lybbert was born with only two chambers in his heart, rather than the normal four, but his parents didn’t know that when they brought him home from …


New retail, resource center for new parents

Forty-five hundred square feet might seem like a lot of space for a bunch of babies. But in creating their “natural parenting” retail and resource center Bella Cova, Heather and …


Valley police investigate death of 2-month-old child

Spokane Valley police are investigating the death of a 2-month-old child.


Government warns about infant sleep positioners

Those soft fabric sleep positioners that parents put in the crib to keep babies safely sleeping on their backs could be dangerous, even deadly, for little ones, the federal government …


Man behind baby-for-sale Craigslist ad could face charges

Police are recommending a felony charge against a Spokane man they believe advertised his 6-month-old daughter for sale on Craigslist.


Hand gestures help build children’s vocabulary

Parents who point and move their hands and bodies when they talk are doing more than simply communicating with their kids. According to research by two University of Chicago psychologists, …