Babies

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North Texas Mom Has Whooping Cough Warning For Parents

We know an infant in Dallas County died in what is expected to be the worst whooping cough outbreak in more than 50 years. So far this year, there have been more than 1,100 reported cases in North Texas, with nearly half of them in Tarrant County.

CBSDFW.COM–10/08/2013

Owen and Emmett before surgery. {Credit: Medical City Children’s Hospital)

Once Conjoined Twins Defying The Odds After Dallas Surgery

“I have two babies… two separate babies!” exclaimed mother Jenni Ezell—with both joy and tears filling her eyes. The emphasis, appropriately enough, is on ‘separate’.

CBS 11–08/29/2013

A baby suckles a pacifier whilst resting in a cot. (credit: Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

“Baby Friendly” Hospitals Making Nurseries, Pacifiers Obsolete

There is a major shift happening inside North Texas hospitals. Some medical facilities are closing their nurseries and pacifiers are disappearing from the maternity wards.

CBS 11–08/22/2013

A 14-month-old child sits on the lap of her mother as she receives the combined Measles Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccination. (credit: Geoff Caddick/AFP/Getty Images)

More Texas Children Getting Sick With Whooping Cough

At the moment, the only sounds coming from 4-month-old Mason Shepherd are the typical gurgles of a contented baby. But, earlier this summer a horrible cough had his parents worried and thinking the worst.

CBS 11–08/20/2013

The Laugh & Learn Baby iCan Play Case by Fisher-Price, which protects an iPhone while a baby can play with apps stored on the device, is on display at the Toy Fair 2011 on February 15, 2011 at the Javits Center in New York. (credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Group Says Apps Don’t Make Smarter Babies

Smartphones don’t make smart babies, an advocacy group declared Wednesday in a complaint to the government about mobile apps that claim to help babies learn.

08/08/2013

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Fort Worth Event Helping Expecting Moms

The March of Dimes is collecting parenting supplies to help out expecting moms and their babies. It’s all part of the Cowtown Cradles Community Baby Shower in Fort Worth.

07/26/2013

twins with rubberbands

Twin Babies Have A Ball With Rubber Bands

Twin toddlers giggle with glee as they play with rubber bands attached to a cabinet door. Click here to check out the adorable video that’s getting a lot of online attention.

06/18/2013

A health professional attends a mother breastfeeding her baby. (credit: Joel Nito/AFP/Getty Images)

Lactation Lounge Opens In Dallas DA’s Office

The perfect Mother’s Day gift at the Dallas County District Attorney’s office meets a basic need: a lactation room for nursing moms.

05/12/2013

The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

NICU Live Cameras Let Parents ‘Peek-A-Boo’ At Babies

Bonding with premature babies is getting a little easier at one North Texas hospital.

CBSDFW.COM–01/10/2013

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2012 Was Worst Year For Whooping Cough Since 1955

The nation just suffered its worst year for whooping cough in nearly six decades, according to preliminary government figures.

01/04/2013

North Texas mother and breastmilk donation World Record holder Alicia Richman, with her infant son. (credit: Momentum Public Relations)

North Texas Mom Now Holds Guinness ‘Breastmilk Donated’ Record

A North Texas mother now counts herself among the Guinness World Record holders. But the category Alicia Richman excelled in is one most folks probably aren’t familiar with.

CBSDFW.COM–10/24/2012

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Study: Babies Try Lip-Reading In Learning To Talk

Babies don’t learn to talk just from hearing sounds. New research suggests they’re lip-readers too. It happens during the stage when a baby’s babbling gradually changes from gibberish to syllables.

01/16/2012

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