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  • Good to Know: Can Men Breastfeed?

    Good to Know: Can Men Breastfeed?0

    There are a number of literary descriptions of men breastfeeding. For example in Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina, there is a short anecdote of an Englishman that lactates a baby while on board of a ship. Also the book Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine, written in 1896, describes several occurrences of men breastfeeding their children. More recently,

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  • DIY Geek Dad – Building Your Own Baby Monitoring Device

    DIY Geek Dad – Building Your Own Baby Monitoring Device0

    The father of this newborn wasn’t sure his baby girl would be entirely safe in her crib, so he built his own baby-breathing tracker. How it works:  A Wiimote camera tracks the position of the light points, and a microcontroller computes the relative change in motion to indicate breathing. When there’s no or low motion detected, Dad

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  • Babies Are Healthier With a Dog at Home

    Babies Are Healthier With a Dog at Home1

    New research published in Pediatrics suggests that children living with a dog are significantly healthier than those living without it. The researchers followed up 397 Finnish children, asking their parents to fill in weekly questionnaires about their health until they were 1 year old. Scientists believe that this is so because dog contact helps the

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