"You Died"

As the father of a five-month old baby and the owner of a copy of Dark Souls: Prepare To Die Edition, this has been the funniest 11 seconds of 2017. Read the rest

LED onesie to treat babies with jaundice

About 5 to 10 percent of newborns need phototherapy to treat jaundice. Rather than put them in bassinets under special lights while wearing eye protection, a new garment woven with optically-conductive fibers could enable them to be treated and cuddled simultaneously. From Smithsonian:

“Currently, newborn babies need to stay naked under strong blue light, with eye protection, and away from their mothers,” says Luciano Boesel, a textile scientist at the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology. “We wanted to develop a portable textile system that babies could use, so that the treatment could eventually even be performed at home, together with their parents.”

...The new textile is an improvement over previous treatments in that it’s breathable, washable, and can be worn directly next to the baby’s skin, Boesel says. The team found that the weaving process that produced the best result in terms of light penetration is the process that produces satin. In the satin weave, the optical threads don’t cross with the traditional thread very often, which maximizes light available to be emitted over the skin. It also makes the fabric quite soft. The fabric can be sewn into pajamas where the light-emitting part faces in, so no light is shining towards the baby’s eyes, meaning there’s no need for sunglasses.

"POF-yarn weaves: controlling the light out-coupling of wearable phototherapy devices" (Biomedical Optics Express)

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Baby with contagious giggle can't stop laughing at dad blowing dandelion flowers

Tom Fletcher (of McFly music fame) shared this video of his then infant son, Buzz Fletcher, seeing dandelions flowers for the first time in his new little life. Read the rest

48 reasons babies are tiny drunk people

Scroll and LOL. Read the rest

Woman turned her prenatal ultrasounds into a VR experience

Samuli Cantell had the interesting idea of importing her ultrasound data into a 3D modeling program to create a VR experience: Read the rest

Watch these cute Barn Owls learn how to fly for the first time

“Luna and Lily have grown from helpless little chicks to near adult barn owls and now they're beginning to learn how to fly.” Read the rest

How to calm a crying baby

How to calm a crying baby? Just let the little guy watch this video. Read the rest

Notorious B.I.G. calms down crying baby: “Don't worry, Biggie's coming back.”

An internet classic from 2011. “Don't worry honey, Biggie's coming back.” Read the rest

If you can see the baby in this photo you may be more prone to hallucinations or psychosis

Can you spot the baby in this image? Researchers at the Universities of Cardiff and Cambridge found that volunteers who showed early signs of psychosis were much better at recognizing the baby than a group of people who did not have psychosis.

Can't see the baby? Good for you! See the original photo.

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Dog and baby freak out adorably when dad comes home

We should all be so lucky to be loved this much. Read the rest

Smart little 11-month-old baby figures out a clever way to climb off this bed

Proud papa Francisco Aguilar posted this video of his 11-month-old son, whose budding intelligence was captured perfectly in this short video. Read the rest

An opera for sleep-deprived parents

For anyone who has raised children: sing along, you know the words. Read the rest

Baby meets beagle

“My wife and I were worried about how the dog would react to a baby, so we kept them apart for a few months. This is when they get introduced to each other.” Read the rest

Coyote/Golden Retriever mix dog adopts 10 baby chicks

“They showed up in our yard one morning and it was love at first sight,” the YouTube uploader says of this sweet video.

Find out when your name was popular with Baby Name Explorer app

It's not super scientifically perfect but it's a fun tool.

Baby meets her family cat for the first time, completely flips out with happiness

If you can manage to avoid smiling while you watch this video, you must be made of far stronger stuff than I am. Read the rest

Cops pull over speeding car, help deliver occupant's baby

Alas, cops don't escort you to the hospital at 100MPH: "The couple's baby was determined to beat medics to the scene," police said, adding that the officers witnessed the 'miracle of childbirth.'" Read the rest

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