Baby Feet Casting

baby feet castingForever Baby Feet

Parents, have you ever looked at your baby and thought “I wish I could preserve this time forever”?  Well, there is a way to remind yourself every day of those precious few months of your new baby’s life.

You can get a casting made of your baby’s feet. That way, years down the road, when the child is driving you crazy, you can gaze at the cast of him/her’s tiny feet and be reminded that that child is your baby.

Another reason to get a cast made of your baby’s feet is to give it as a gift to the proud grandparents, which would be especially touching if they’re first time grandparents.

Convinced that getting a baby feet casting is the way to go? Or too worried that it will be hard and time consuming?

Here’s some more information.

There are two ways to go about getting your cast. If you’re a real do-it-yourselfer than more power to you.

The first step is finding a provider. You can most likely find a kit at your local craft store or you can buy one on-line. The main thing you need to look for is the amount of impression powder and casting powder the kit provides. For first timers making the actual cast can be pretty tricky and you want to make sure the kit provides enough materials for several trials. The moulding mix is completely safe for your baby’s skin so there’s no need to worry about that.

The basic casting kit can run around nine dollars and it can go up from there depending if you want anything special like a base to display the casts, any special finishes like bronze or silver, or if you want 2-D or 3-D casts. Another aspect of this to consider is your baby’s age. Many kits and reviewers recommend that you get your baby’s feet cast at the age between zero and eighteen months.

It’s the same if you get it done professionaly. The advantage of hiring a professional to cast your baby’s feet is obviously the wealth of experience that the professional has in this area. Then you have to find a location. The up side is that sometimes the professionals will come to your home.

The down side, of course, is the cost. Some professionals can cost a few hundred pounds. It all depends on what you want to have done.

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Baby critical after mom on drugs gives birth in bathtub

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Chrystal Hassell, 37, was charged with child neglect after Marin County deputies say she gave birth in an Ocala, Fla. bathtub while on a drug binge and cut the umbilical cord with her teeth. (Marion County Sheriff’s Office/ News 13)

A newborn baby in Florida is in critical condition after his mother gave birth while on a 24-hour drug binge, MyNews13.com reported.

The baby’s mother, Chrystal Hassell, 37, was seven months pregnant when she gave birth. She told investigators she went into labor after spending the day smoking crack cocaine. She delivered the baby alone in a motel bathtub and reportedly cut the umbilical cord with her teeth.

“At one point, according to her telling investigators, the baby stopped breathing,” Judge Cochran, public information officer for the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, told MyNews13.

Hassell gave the baby breaths for nearly an hour before calling 911.

Since being airlifted to UF Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville, Fla., the baby remains in critical condition.

Hassell checked in to the Vacation Host Inn in Ocala, Fla. on Friday night with her 11-month-old son and her boyfriend, Vincent Terry, who was wanted for attempted murder in Colorado. At the time of the baby’s birth, Terry and the child were out on an errand.

After giving birth, Hassell called Terry to tell him to return to the motel. On his way back, Terry was pulled over for speeding— and it was only after learning that Terry wasn’t coming that Hassell called 911.

“She should have called 911 earlier — she should have reached out to medical professionals, she didn’t do that, and that’s why she’s in jail,” Cochran said.

Hassell and Terry are both in Marion County Jail, where she has been charged with child neglect.

The 11-month-old boy has been placed in foster care.

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Article source: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2014/04/17/baby-in-critical-condition-after-mother-goes-on-drug-binge-gives-birth-in-motel/

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Baby Bactrian Camel Makes Public Debut At Zoo

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A rare baby camel that was born at the Budapest Zoo has made his first public appearance. The baby Bactrian camel was born on April 9 to an eight year old camel who lives at the Budapest Zoo as well. The baby’s father was from another zoo.

The baby camel is named Ilias and his family has been living at the Budapest Zoo for years. The Budapest Zoo opened in 1866, and is one of the world’s oldest zoos.

Bactrian camels are endangered and there are very few still left in the wild. The live in the Gobi and Gashun Gobi deserts of northwest China and Mongolia and unlike Arabian camels which have one hump, Bactrian camels have two humps.

While Ilias’s birth was celebrated, there were some minor complications.

“When he was born there were problems, the baby was looking for milk from the mother, but as this was her first baby she had no experience,” Zoltan Hanga, a spokesperson for Budapest Zoo said. “Us zookeepers had to hold down the mother and gently help the baby to feed.”

Ilias is doing great now and his debut at the zoo was a hit. While not everyone was able to see the baby camel up close, pictures of him spread quickly online and people shared their excitement of the new birth on Twitter and other social networks.

There are less than 1,000 Bactrian camels living in the wild today. The Cincinnati Zoo welcomed the birth of a baby Bactrian camel in February.

The baby Bactrian camel is also a male and is named Jack. Jack also has an older step brother that was born in 2012.

What do you think of the newborn Bactrian camel babies?

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Baby lost in bombing chaos to be reunited with mum

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — A Nigerian newspaper reports that a baby lost in the chaos of the bus station bomb blast in Nigeria’s capital is set to be reunited with her critically wounded mother.

The Daily Trust newspaper says 10-month-old Goodness is being cared for at a hospital where it was presumed her mother was among 75 dead victims of Monday’s explosion.

Then family members found her mother Gloria Adams in another hospital.

The newspaper says hospital officials are preparing to reunite the two on Wednesday. It quotes a doctor as saying the baby only suffered a swollen eye.

Health officials say 141 wounded victims are in 15 hospitals and clinics.

The death toll from the explosion blamed on Islamic extremists is expected to rise.

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Baby lost in bombing chaos to be reunited with mom

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — A baby lost in the chaos of the bus station bomb blast in Nigeria’s capital is to be reunited Wednesday with her critically wounded mother, a Nigerian newspaper reported.

The 10-month-old baby, named Goodness, is being cared for at a hospital where it was presumed her mother was among the 75 dead victims of Monday’s explosion, reported The Daily Trust.

But family members found the mother, Gloria Adams, in another hospital. And then an aunt discovered baby Goodness.

Hospital officials are preparing to reunite the two, the newspaper said.

It quoted a doctor as saying the baby suffered only a swollen eye, which is being monitored. But Adams apparently suffered serious injuries as she is in the intensive care unit of Wuse General Hospital.

Health officials say 141 wounded victims are in 15 hospitals and clinics. The death toll is expected to rise as it does not yet include victims who were blown apart.

President Goodluck Jonathan has blamed Islamic extremists of the Boko Haram terrorist network, which had confined most attacks in the past two years to the extreme northeast of Nigeria.

The militants also are accused of abducting about 100 young female students from a school in northeastern Borno state just hours after the bombing. Gunmen killed a soldier and police officer guarding the school and made off with the young women, aged between 16 and 18, in an open-back truck. Some managed to escape by jumping off the slow-moving vehicle, but it is not clear how many. Extremists have been abducting girls and women to use as cooks and sex slaves.

They also have been abducting boys and young men to swell their ranks after three months of aerial bombardments and ground assaults on their hideouts in forests and mountain caves along the border with Cameroon.

Monday’s blast and the kidnappings have strengthened doubts about the ability of Nigeria’s military to contain the 5-year-old Islamic uprising that has killed more than 1,500 people this year, compared to an estimated 3,600 between 2010 and 2013.

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Faul reported from Lagos, Nigeria.

Article source: http://news.yahoo.com/baby-lost-bombing-chaos-reunited-mom-095613987.html

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Rare baby camel makes his debut at a zoo in Hungary

Budapest (AFP) – A baby camel of the endangered wild Bactrian or Camelus bactrianus ferus species made a first appearance at Budapest Zoo on Tuesday, following its birth last week.

Baby Ilias, a male, was born on April 9, to its eight-year-old mother, Iris, whose maternal line has lived at the zoo for several generations.

Ilias — whose father came from a zoo in Miskolc, a city in north-eastern Hungary — was only presented to the media on Tuesday to give him time to bond with his mother, zookeepers said.

“When he was born there were problems, the baby was looking for milk from the mother, but as this was her first baby she had no experience,” Zoltan Hanga, a spokesperson for Budapest Zoo told AFP.

“Us zookeepers had to hold down the mother and gently help the baby to feed.”

Most wild Bactrian camels today are in fact domesticated.

A small group of around 800 to 900 live in the Gobi desert in Mongolia and China, but according to experts, are close to extinction.

Budapest Zoo was opened in 1866, and is one of the world’s oldest zoos.

Article source: http://news.yahoo.com/rare-baby-camel-makes-debut-zoo-hungary-164401087.html

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Baby died in his mother's arms

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Article source: http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/9943819/Baby-died-in-his-mothers-arms

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Baby baboon has tense face off with lioness

“They were intrigued, but did not go for the kill which would have taken
less than a nanosecond if they had been so inclined.”

The baby and one of the lionesses then engaged in the African version of a big
cat and mouse game, with the young baboon trying in vain to escape up a tree.

After a few minutes of toying with the infant, the 350-pound predator gently
plucked the baboon from the tree in its mouth before setting it down between
its huge paws.

“What happened next blew our minds,” Mr Schiller said. “The
baby, in another instinctual moment, held onto the lioness’ chest and tried
to suckle.”

Photo: Caters

The lioness was soon distracted by the arrival of two male lions looking to
mate.

As she became busy spurring their advances, the monkey was left on its own.

The baby’s father who had been watching the moment unfold from the top of a
nearby tree seized the opportunity to come to the aid of his young and
darted over to its offspring, scooped his baby up before carrying it off to
safety.

Source: Caters

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Baby born with HIV reported to be clear of virus after urgent treatment

A baby born with HIV may have been cleared of the virus after doctors gave her treatment for the infection within hours of her birth.

Doctors gave the baby’s mother anti-HIV drugs during labour to cut the risk of passing her HIV on, and began treating the baby four hours after she was born in suburban Los Angeles last April.

Sensitive blood tests suggested that the baby has been completely cleared of the virus, but the infection can hide in tissues and return. “We don’t know if the baby is in remission … but it looks like that,” said Yvonne Bryson, an infectious disease specialist at Mattel children’s hospital at UCLA who consulted on the girl’s care.

Doctors revealed the case at an Aids conference in Boston on Wednesday.

The baby girl could be the second to be freed of HIV after early treatment with anti-HIV drugs. The first case was reported last year, when doctors gave drugs to a baby born in Mississippi. She was treated until she was 18 months old, but doctors then lost contact with her.

When the girl came back to the clinic 10 months later, doctors could find no sign of the infection. Now aged three-and-a-half, she is still clear of HIV.

Article source: http://feeds.theguardian.com/c/34708/f/663879/s/37d44ee0/sc/38/l/0L0Stheguardian0N0Cscience0C20A140Cmar0C0A50Cbaby0Eborn0Ewith0Ehiv0Eclear0Eof0Evirus/story01.htm

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Isabella Brewster Expecting Baby With NBA Player, Husband Baron Davis

Another baby Brewster is coming! Isabella Brewster is expecting a baby with husband, NBA player Baron Davis, she announced Sunday, April 13.

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“AAYYEE AAYYEE Happy Birthday to my Love, Husband and Baby Daddy,” Brewster, a former CAA agent, wrote beside an Instagram pic of the former New York Knicks player. “Love You!”

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The couple’s pregnancy news comes nearly three months after Brewster and Davis tied the knot in January and close to 7 months after Isabella’s older sister, Fast Furious star Jordana Brewster, welcomed her son, Julian, with husband Andrew Form.

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The former Knicks player made no mention of anticipating his future as a first-time dad, but he excitedly greeted friends and fans on Twitter for wishing him a happy birthday on Sunday.

“Thank you momma for having me on this day 35years ago,” he wrote. “Damn I’m getting older. Thank y’all for all the bday wishes!!!”

Article source: http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-moms/news/isabella-brewster-expecting-baby-with-nba-player-husband-baron-davis-2014134

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Baby charged with murder in Pakistan cleared

LAHORE, PAKISTAN (GEO TV/CNN) – A 9-month-old Pakistani boy who was booked in connection with an attempted murder case is no longer wanted by police, according to his family’s lawyer.

Days earlier, the baby had bawled as he was fingerprinted in Lahore, Pakistan.

According to police, the ordeal started Feb. 1 when several police officers and a bailiff went to a home hoping to get payment for a gas bill.

A scuffle ensued, during which the infant’s father, one of his teenage sons and others severely injured some of the officials by tossing bricks.

That led authorities to seek out those in the house.

An official document aired by CNN Affiliate Geo News shows charged of stoning and attempted murder.

Following media coverage, police say the Punjab chief minister directed police to immediately suspend a Pakistani official for registering the case against the baby boy.

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Article source: http://www.fox19.com/story/25230565/baby-charged-with-murder-in-pakistan-cleared

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