Autism-Busting Paleo Book for Babies Pulled Because It Will Kill Them

Here's some news that might come as a big surprise to you: A baby cookboo called Bubba Yum Yum written by a TV chef, a mommy blogger and a naturopath may not be as safe as previously thought. Sure, it might stop your baby from developing autism, but only because your baby will be dead. (Better dead than neuroatypical,… » 3/20/15 2:10pm 3/20/15 2:10pm

This Baby Dressed As Groot Is The Cutest Damn Thing In The Galaxy

Sorry, Ben McKenzie. Your Commissioner Gordon costume seemed to win Halloween 2014, but that award has been retroactively rescinded in order to give it to the true winner: this baby. I can't even stand how adorable this picture is. I think I may be ovulating. » 11/07/14 6:20am 11/07/14 6:20am

The Alien Baby Powerloader costume has been upgraded, and it is bonkers

Sorry, Jason Smith and child — your Alien Baby Powerloader costume was quite impressive, but Carsten Riewe and his one-year-old daughter have perfected the costume, and Alien Baby Powerloaders will never be the same again. » 3/10/14 4:00pm 3/10/14 4:00pm

Scientists prove a point by injecting liquid into babies' diapers

It's not always glamorous, being a scientist. Sure, occasionally you get to smash subatomic particles together or sequence a genome, but other times, you are stuck in a room, alone, waiting for a baby to fall asleep so you can fill its little diaper with simulated pee. To be fair, in doing that you might be helping… » 1/20/14 10:29am 1/20/14 10:29am

The only thing that makes this baby stop crying is the Star Wars theme

Well, because the only thing that makes him stop crying is the original Star Wars opening theme by John Williams. So unless you walk around screaming all day in misery until you too hear the Star Wars theme — which would be much less socially acceptable from an adult than an infant — then this baby has the edge. » 11/11/13 6:20am 11/11/13 6:20am

Babies can actually learn lullabies before they're born

A new study has proven that infants can recognize a lullaby heard in the womb — and they can remember it for several months after they’re born. But more than that, fetuses exposed to music during the final trimester may experience neurological benefits as a result, including boosts to memory and language. » 10/31/13 8:40am 10/31/13 8:40am

Baby Mutant Ninja Turtle

Anthony Stuart and his wife had a daughter in July and as all parents are wont to do, he wanted pictures of his adorable little spawn. Not boring old pictures though! Silly, adorable staged pictures. He documents them on his aptly named tumblr Daddy's Little Prop. » 10/17/13 2:27pm 10/17/13 2:27pm

Childbirth Simulator definitely educational, mostly horrifying

This birth assistant training aid appears to be a great training tool for birthing, and a great teaching tool. But dear god some of these images are terrifying, especially when it starts spewing out simulated blood and plastic babies. » 9/03/13 4:30pm 9/03/13 4:30pm

The science urban legend that was told to my parents

You're a pediatrician dealing with a newborn baby, a busy schedule, and some very worried parents who want to know why their baby didn't get a perfect score on a neonate health test. What do you do? You make up an urban legend about the Apgar Test. » 7/19/13 12:20pm 7/19/13 12:20pm

Baby Mammals Twitch in Their Sleep Because They’re Learning Cute Moves

Okay, so this research into the phenomenon of twitching baby mammals (in the words of University of Iowa psychology professor Mark Blumberg, “literally every mammal that has ever been looked at” twitches) is really interesting, but I’m not going to dress this post up in futuristic scientific regalia (I was thinking a… » 6/22/13 2:00pm 6/22/13 2:00pm

This is what happens when you give a baby a lightsaber

What happens? Bad news, that's what happens. My favorite part is the older brother's plaintive plea at the end: "Why do they even make Baby Lightsabers?!" » 4/03/13 6:20am 4/03/13 6:20am

Kung Fu Baby knocks the stuffing out of his animated stuffed dragon

It's Enter the Dragon…with an actual stuffed dragon. Filmmaker Patrick Bolvin outfits this little tyke in Bruce Lee footie pajamas and sends him after a stop-motion stuffed dragon. When children's toys come to life, it takes a special effects-driven, martial artist child to defeat them. [via The Awesomer] » 11/03/12 11:30am 11/03/12 11:30am

Alien Baby Power Loader Wins Best Baby Costume of All (now with video)

Jason Smith and his amazing Power Loader Baby Costume (complete with baby) wins the award of best parent and kid costume of the century. And just think years later when this baby can show off this footage (sent by the Father himself) to all of their friends, thus proving that they were forever awesome.… » 10/29/12 1:32pm 10/29/12 1:32pm

Did B.F. Skinner really put babies into boxes?

When I was a little kid, I had a weird babysitter. She was very pale and thin, with dark hair and a tentative smile. She wore blouses with big trumpet sleeves, out of which poked her bony white wrists and elbows. She seldom made physical contact. She lived just up the street from us, and I heard people say she'd been… » 9/27/12 1:40pm 9/27/12 1:40pm

So apparently male circumcision is cool again

An influential American medical organization is overturning recently overturned convention by suggesting that the health benefits of infant circumcision outweigh any risks. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, there is now sufficient evidence showing the advantages for male circumcision, namely the… » 8/28/12 7:30am 8/28/12 7:30am

Raise the next Ben Linus in this Dharma Initiative nursery

Do you live on a mysterious Pacific island brimming with smog monsters and confusing plot twists? Do you like to pretend that your newborn child is a crudely constructed manikin made of squirrel bones? Is your infant named Hurley? If so, this Dharma nursery by new parents Monica & Joao should appeal to you immensely. » 8/14/12 5:20pm 8/14/12 5:20pm

For $1,230, you too can own a 3D-printed model of your unborn fetus

This is how you impress your horrified progeny's date during prom photographs. The Japanese engineering firm Fasotec is teaming up with Tokyo's Parkside Hiroo Ladies Clinic to offer expecting mothers 3D-printed models of their gestating bundles of joy. » 8/01/12 10:55am 8/01/12 10:55am

This is the laundry list of jobs that might be hurting your unborn…

Are you terrified for the safety of your yet unborn child? No? Well, maybe you should be, as it seems that all sorts of professions get exposed to chemicals which can lead to problems for fetuses, and that goes for both parents. » 7/19/12 7:30am 7/19/12 7:30am