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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.

Friday, 21 September, 2012, 4:31am

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

Master Key shows he's ready to put his best foot forward

It was bitterly cold at the Sha Tin trials yesterday morning, but the two heats on the all-weather track helped trainers Almond Lee and Manfred Man Ka-leung leave with a warm inner-glow.

10 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

With a nice draw, Dash can prove too good

Trainer Dennis Yip Chor-hong has started 2010 in fine form with three winners from two meetings and can continue his good fortune with Dash in the first leg of Sunday's Triple Trio at Sha Tin.

8 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

suckling pigs

As hospitals around town brace for a Year of the Pig baby boom, you might be wondering what to get your best friend (who has everything) for her upcoming baby shower. Hollywood stars and wealthy tycoons are already drooling over the ultimate knick-knack for newborns: Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt bought one for Shiloh; baby Barron Trump has one, too.

4 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Whatabob to respond well to new gear

Weight of money suggests John Moore has made the right choice of gear for British private purchase Whatabob in the final event at Happy Valley tonight.

Despite being in a competitive race, Whatabob (Michael Rodd) came up favourite for the race at $48, ahead of Fruity Fruity ($54) and Successive Gains ($57) on last night's opening betting call.

12 Jan 2005 - 12:00am

Soothing solution

Binky. Wookie. Dummy. Soother. Call it what you will, just don't be left short-handed when your child's pacifier goes missing. As a teenager, I still remember the feeling of dread when it was announced my infant brother was crying for his pepah (I think it was a Ukrainian nickname) - and it couldn't be found! So I refused to offer one to my firstborn.

2 Oct 2004 - 12:00am

One in the eye for Hayes' rivals

For Your Eyes Only put a hex on his rivals to score a barnstorming maiden victory and trainer David Hayes believes it won't be the last spell the gelding casts. 'For Your Eyes Only has a rare birth defect in that he has one white eye, and that's how he was named,' Hayes explained.

2 Mar 2003 - 12:00am

Pop goes the youngster

Tequila Pop can swamp his rivals in the final event on tonight's dirt card at Sha Tin.

The Patrick Biancone-trained youngster was one of the best griffins from last season but has taken a long time to find his feet this campaign.

But last time out he put in a run which suggested that he was on the way back.

8 Apr 1998 - 12:00am

Opening meeting the best pointer

THE all-weather surface at Sha Tin can make some races a lottery but evidence from the first meeting suggested horses drawn outside and those equipped with pacifiers had the advantage. With only one meeting on the surface, it is impossible to lay down hard and fast rules and the prospect of upsets makes the Triple Trio even more alluring.

18 Apr 1995 - 12:00am

Monstrosity is cutting a hole in our lives

AS A shopkeeper and resident of Hollywood Road who stares forlornly down the hole at the junction of Old Bailey Street, Cochrane Street and Hollywood Road, I would like to suggest the long-suffering shopkeepers and residents along the twisting route of themonstrous escalator be awarded endurance medals.

31 Jan 1993 - 12:00am