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Cutting the cord too soon 'bad' for babies

Experts want nurses to stop clamping the umbilical cord within seconds of birth so as not to deprive a baby of blood. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Childbirth experts are urging Britain's health service (NHS) to reverse the policy it has pursued since the 1960s of clamping and cutting a baby's umbilical cord as soon as it is born, citing mounting evidence that this may leave newborn babies deprived of vital blood from the placenta.

Saturday, 27 April, 2013, 2:12am

Pacifiers inhibit emotional growth in boys, US studies suggest

You may want to think twice before sticking that pacifier back in your baby boy's mouth. Three new studies, published as a single research report, find that heavy pacifier use leads to stunted emotional development among males.

21 Sep 2012 - 4:31am

Parents rush babies to clinics in milk alert

Worried parents rushed to government health clinics to register for free check-ups yesterday after the government announced that two Japanese infant formula brands did not meet international health standards for iodine content.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:23pm

Show Window: Travel

Vroom to manoeuvre

The gogo Kidz Travelmate is a great device for parents who need to carry a car seat on their travels. The Travelmate will strap to most car seats, instantly turning it into a stroller for a travel-weary toddler to hop onto. HK$750 at Bumps to Babes, units 14-18, 21/F Horizon Plaza, Ap Lei Chau, tel: 2552 5000

Take a back seat

8 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Mother admits starving her son

A judge has condemned a mother of five whose infant son starved to death after she only fed him heavily diluted baby milk, saying the baby had been in a worse state than malnourished children in the developing world.

4 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Struggling to show restraint

Watching the world go by from the waterfront in Stanley last week, our eye was caught by a sign in the back window of a Mercedes Benz: 'Princess on Board'. Thanks for sharing, we thought, before pondering whether her little highness would be wearing a seatbelt.

24 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Have wheels, will travel

As hardware goes, the stroller is pushed to its very limits. Given Hong Kong's intense heat, humidity and downpours, challenging terrain and tight spaces, finding a perfect pushchair requires careful consideration.

18 May 2012 - 12:00am

Experienced mother knows best

For Andree Luk Sau-kuen, baby lifestyle store Mama's Dear isn't just a business venture. The shop she founded last year is also a platform for her to share her experience as a mother with customers.

2 May 2012 - 12:00am

Health bites

Make light work of it

1 May 2012 - 12:00am

Puppy diaper company hopes to clean up at fair

For busy animal lovers they could be just the thing - puppy diapers and organic toiletries for pets.

These are among the products on show at the annual Hong Kong Houseware Fair, which opened yesterday at the Convention and Exhibition Centre.

21 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Baby steps

Frustrated at being unable to find the baby supplies she required, new mother Clarissa Becker started online portal www.babycentral.com.hk three years ago to help fellow mums in need.

8 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Fathers of invention

It's one thing for creative types to dream up products for children. But designers who are also parents or keen observers of youngsters' behaviour can take the process to another level. Not only can they draw insight from direct experience, many have personal guinea pigs who can provide instant feedback when testing prototypes.

11 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

A soft option: help me make it through the night

My husband and I have lined up the competitors, and we're marking them out of 10.

'Too big,' my hubby says.

'Too ugly,' I say.

'How about this one? It's medium-sized and very soft,' he offers, rubbing a blue corduroy elephant against his face.

We're testing five teddies and two snuggly blankets. It's The X-Factor ... for soft toys.

26 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Code regulating ads for breastmilk substitutes still not implemented in HK

Breastfeeding is a public health issue. For the health of all mothers and babies, it should be regarded as the norm, and should not have to compete with the commercial promotion of breastmilk substitutes and artificial feeding.

23 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Baby may have been killed by shaking

An 11-month-old girl who died in hospital after being found unconscious in her home may have been killed by being violently shaken, police said yesterday.

Her 26-year-old mother was in police custody last night on suspicion of infanticide but has not been charged. An autopsy will be carried out soon.

29 Nov 2011 - 12:00am