An ultrasound captures an unborn baby clapping to children’s song

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Video on Sunday 5 April 2015

File this one under totally random, totally bizarre and totally awesome. Following Jen Cardinal’s 14-week ultrasound, she and her husband saw that their baby was clapping in the womb. So what’s a dad-to-be to do? Film it as they sing the children’s song, If you’re happy and you know it.

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These images of parenting in the animal kingdom will make you feel warm and loving

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By Kenny Ong in New Eco on Friday 2 January 2015

Animals, both docile and ferocious, love their offspring as much as their human equivalents do and will protect them with the best of their abilities. Do you know that a baby elephant will have an entire herd of mommies to look after it? And when a meerkat mom leaves the den to hunt, she will […]

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One mother documented all 63 things she found in her baby’s mouth

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Thursday 20 November 2014

If you’ve got children, you might know the absolute horror of fishing out foreign objects from your baby’s mouth. Mother and artist Lenka Clayton knows about this all too well and decided to document every little thing her son put into his mouth.

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Just how big do you like your burritos? Ok, baby sized it is!

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By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 20 November 2014

You don’t have to travel to Mexico anymore to get your hands on a gigantic burrito. Seattle restaurant Gordito’s is the place to go for your Mexican feast. In fact, order a burrito at this place and you’ll get a baby sized burrito.

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Babies have it so hard, day spas have been created to ease the daily stress and tension

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By Rachel Oakley in New Trends on Thursday 28 August 2014

Being born is stressful business. Not only for Mum but for baby, too. And to ease all that stress of being born and the tension of everyday life outside of the womb, babies are now being taken to day spas. One particular spa in Houston, Texas, is called Float Baby and this place offers everything […]

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Bizarre (and a little creepy) porcelain art by Johnson Tsang

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Monday 2 June 2014

If sculptures of chubby babies making weird faces give you the creeps (it’s a thing), look away now, and hope this art doesn’t appear in your nightmares. These glossy porcelain sculptures are created by Hong Kong artist Johnson Tsang, and he refers to these pieces as ‘his babies’. Since 1993, Tsang’s work has been exhibited […]

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Drawing brows on babies is now a thing

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By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Friday 23 May 2014

It must be said that we are always finding new ways of amusing ourselves. The latest thing to have taken the Internet by storm, apparently, is that of drawing exaggerated brows on one’s baby and uploading pictures of their usually expressive new mugs to Instagram. Well, as long as parents read the labels of their […]

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Photo series on how magicians make babies

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Tuesday 29 October 2013

Expecting a baby can be a magical experience for most, if not all, parents. But for this couple, I think they took “magical experience” quite literally. Anthony Stuart, the photographer behind the Tumblr Daddy’s Little Prop had a blooming baby girl back in July. But he didn’t just announce it like “average” people do, like […]

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This is the creepiest baby shower game imaginable

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By Rachel Kinbar in New Trends on Monday 9 September 2013

Do people lose touch with reality when there’s a baby on the way? This baby shower game, called My Water Broke!, seems to suggest that. Each guest has a cup with a tiny frozen baby in it, and the first person with a floater wins! I can only guess what the prize might be. This […]

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Adorable photos of toddlers as they suck on lemons

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Photography on Saturday 17 August 2013

And now, for your daily dose of cuteness. Pucker is an adorable photo series by April Maciborka and David Wile that captures the hilarious expressions of toddlers as they suck on lemons. The look on their faces is absolutely priceless.

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Now dads can feel their baby’s kick too

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Trends on Thursday 25 July 2013

Thanks to the creators of Huggies diapers, a select few soon-to-be fathers will get to experience their baby’s kick in real-time. They’ve designed matching bands, one that surrounds the mother’s belly and one for the dad to wear. When the baby kicks, the dad’s band will light up and deliver a similar pulse to the […]

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Blackboard Adventures: photo series by Anna Eftimie

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By Michelle Wilding in New Photography on Friday 19 July 2013

Most baby and children’s portraits hanging on family walls tend to look run of the mill. California-based Anna Eftimie, on the other hand, brings said photography products to life. Check out her award-winning Blackboard Adventures photo series. She shoots little bubs on chalkboards, while her husband chalks out the creative scenarios.

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Cry Translator app will tell you why baby is crying

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By Annie Churdar in Tech on Monday 6 May 2013

If you have children or have babysat, you can probably identify with my frustration at never understanding what the baby is crying about. Obviously junior wants something. Food? No. A toy? No. A dollar bill? Maybe not. Stop the guessing game. Don’t get frustrated, get smart. This cool new app translates junior’s cries for you. It […]

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Photographs of flying babies by Rachel Hulin

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Photography on Wednesday 6 March 2013

Rhode Island and New York-based photographer Rachel Hulin’s latest series, entitled The Flying Series, features adorable and etherial floating babies. She is working on publishing a children’s book that tells the story of one flying baby in particular: Henry. Flying Henry will be released in April 2013.

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Star Trek and Star Wars bedtime books

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By Merzipan in New Art on Thursday 6 October 2011

The title of Best Mom Ever has officially been won. Julie made her babies these Star Trek and Star Wars felt activity books. With a couple of tribbles, er, quibbles, I have to say these are possibly the only books a toddler could ever need. Now I understand the hipster fetish for Mormon Mommy Blogs. Sign me up for adoption.

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