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Robot Babies Do The Exact Opposite Of What They're Supposed To Do

A teenage pregnancy prevention programme involving a baby simulator does not appear to have any long-term effect on reducing the risk of teenage pregnancy, according to the first randomised controlled trial to test the effectiveness of this intervention.

In fact, the study found that teenage girls who took part were more, not less, likely to become pregnant compared to girls who did not take part. Oops.


Why I Don't Use A Baby Monitor

Like any person scared shitless about the prospect of keeping a fragile new human alive, as soon as I found out I was pregnant I started googling the important questions. Among them: “What is the best baby monitor?”


Your Baby's Butt Is Wrapped In A Brilliant Piece Of Engineering

Video: If you opt for the convenience of disposable nappies over their more environmentally-friendly cloth alternatives, you probably don’t stop to think about the science that allows them to keep your baby dry at night. But engineerguy Bill Hammack has, and in a new video, he explains why you’re actually wrapping your baby’s butt in a brilliant piece of engineering.


The Guy Who Broadcast The Birth Of His Child On Facebook Live Didn't Know It Was Public

Facebook Live has given us many things: an exploding watermelon, a failed presidential interview, the joy of Martha Stewart, bike murder. On Monday, it also gave us the gift of life, when Kali Kanongata’a of Carmichael, California used it to broadcast the birth of his child.


Aussie Scientists: We're Totally Wrong About Why Babies Make Funny Faces

Newborn infants are supposed to be capable of imitating our facial expressions, like sticking out our tongues and opening our mouths. A new study in Current Biology suggests there’s no actual imitating going on — and that it’s all in our heads.


Prepare Your Child For Pre-School With A 3D-Printed Baby Rattle Sword

Sending your child off to pre-school for the first time is apparently a stressful time for parents. But if you’ve properly prepared them for the challenges of dealing with other kids, like by playing with a 3D-printed baby rattle that looks like a miniature broadsword, they should be just fine.


You Can Squeeze The World's Most Compact Folding Stroller Into A Shoulder Bag

When flying you probably do all you can to avoid checking a suitcase full of your belongings. So why allow baggage handlers to toss an expensive stroller around? The gb Pockit, confirmed by Guinness to be the world’s most compact stroller when folded, can actually fit under an aeroplane seat, or be squeezed into a purse.


Why Are So Many Newborns Still Being Denied Pain Relief?

In 1985, a premature baby was born in Maryland who needed surgery to tie off a dangerous blood vessel near his heart. The newborn, Jeffrey, died weeks after the procedure. His family learned afterwards that none of the procedures had been performed with analgesics; the only drug administered was a muscle relaxant.


Watch This Baby Take A Smurf-Themed Cognition Test

Video: This video shows us what happens when a kid has to judge someone else’s reaction. Surprisingly, even a baby can do this, and this test shows how scientists find that out.


Watch Newborn Babies Reluctantly Walk For Science

Ever wonder how babies learn to walk? This adorable experiment in which a newborn gets perp-walked (complete with a blurred-out face) by a scientist tells us a little about how that happens.


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