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Dolphin-Assisted Birth

Spiritual healer Dorina Rosin and her partner Maika Suneagle plan to have a "dolphin-assisted" water birth in the ocean, even though experts are warning that this poses many risks. For instance, there's the chance that a great white shark may show up. Also, dolphins in the wild aren't exactly the most docile creatures. They've been known to "toss, beat, and kill other mammals for no apparent reason despite enjoyment."

Nevertheless, Rosin and Suneagle feel these risks are worth it. After all, as long as they don't wind up dead, they believe their ocean-born baby will be able to speak dolphin. More info: CBS Atlanta

Posted By: Alex - Sun Sep 06, 2015 - Comments (4)
Category: Babies, Oceans and Maritime Pursuits, Pregnancy

Oh Momma

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A 65 year old woman who has 13 children is now pregnant with quadruplets. At least she gets a lot of Mothers Day presents.

Posted By: BrokeDad - Mon Apr 13, 2015 - Comments (4)
Category: Babies, Children

Baby Cage

Problem: It's hard to travel with a baby.

Solution: build a portable cage to carry your kid in. I wonder if the TSA would approve of these. Source: Illustrated World (Mar 1920).


Posted By: Alex - Sat Jan 24, 2015 - Comments (7)
Category: Babies, Family, Babies and Toddlers, Parents, 1920s

Rude Baby Jumper

Several people who purchased (or were given) a baby jumper sold by the fashion chain Next have complained after they noticed it was "covered in penis drawings." The store admits that, yes, this does appear to be the case, but explains that the original design was "over simplified by the printer and has unintentionally become something else." [NorthDevonJournal.co.uk]

Posted By: Alex - Fri Jul 18, 2014 - Comments (14)
Category: Babies, Fashion

Hope & Faith


How long will these sweet, innocent babies survive this way? There is just no way to know. As was said in the above clip, there have only been 35 cases ever reported. Good luck Faith and Hope.

Posted By: patty - Sat May 17, 2014 - Comments (1)
Category: Babies

Red-Headed Mutant

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How did an unweaned rugrat manage to grow out three or four feet of bright red hair? Was she born with that mop? If so, Mom must have had one heck of a birthing experience.

Is it a wig? if so, please explain in 1000 words or less.

Original ad here.

Posted By: Paul - Tue Sep 17, 2013 - Comments (7)
Category: Babies, Freaks, Oddities, Quirks of Nature, Comics, 1950s, Hair and Hairstyling

Having a child in a stagecoach

In 1709, the German legal scholar Dr. Heinrich Klüver published the following important work (which, amazingly, is available in its entirety on Google books): Kurtzes Bedencken über die juristische Frage: Ob eine schwangere Frau wenn sie wärender Reise auf dem Wagen eines Kindes genesen, für selbiges Fuhr-Lohn zu geben gehalten sey?

Translation: Brief consideration of the judicial question: whether a pregnant woman, bearing a child while traveling in a stagecoach, is obliged to pay a fare for it or not.


Substitute Greyhound bus for stagecoach, and you have a question still relevant for present-day weird news scenarios.

Dr. Klüver's answer was: No, the woman doesn't have to pay an extra fare for the newly arrived baby.

His reasoning was that: 1) the baby wouldn't take up an extra seat if the mother held it in her lap.

And 2) The driver must have seen that the woman was pregnant when she boarded the coach, so he should have been aware of the possibility of her giving birth and charged her extra at that time, if he felt it was necessary.

Posted By: Alex - Fri Aug 09, 2013 - Comments (3)
Category: Babies, Law, Eighteenth Century

Waterskiing Baby

Yesterday I posted about a baby who could walk when he was only 5 days old. But could he waterski? This 7-month-old baby can! [via wetpaint.com]

Posted By: Alex - Wed May 08, 2013 - Comments (4)
Category: Babies, Sports, Video

The Amazing Walking Baby

Back in 1948, Norman Robert Kolreg of Lewiston, Maine, became famous when he was able to walk upright (with some help from his mother) at the tender age of 5 days. Soon Mrs. Kolreg began exhibiting him to any curiosity seeker who showed up at her door. She even took out an ad in the paper, listing his scheduled performances. She didn't charge an admission fee, but she did accept donations. Which led to criminal charges being brought against her, alleging that being exhibited was injurious to the child's "life, limb and health." The charges were dropped, but only after she agreed to stop making him perform. [The Day - Apr 2, 1948]

Reportedly, little Norman kept on walking — soon without any help from Mom. I have no idea what become of him later in life.

Posted By: Alex - Tue May 07, 2013 - Comments (5)
Category: Babies, 1940s

Go Diaper Free Week

The week of April 21-27 has been declared "Go Diaper Free! Week." Next week will be "Scrub Your Carpet Clean Week."

Posted By: Alex - Tue Apr 23, 2013 - Comments (12)
Category: Babies, Holidays, Hygiene, Body Fluids, Excrement

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