Too much telly means tubby tots
Scientists have found that every hour of TV watched by young children increases their waist size by half a millimeter. Their ability to jump also decreases. The study followed 1,300 children between ages two and five. Experts recommend children over the age of two should watch no more than two hours of television a day. How much TV does your little one watch? Does a matter of millimeters matter to you?
French researchers have discovered that embryos from smoking mums-to-be develop more slowly than those from non-smoking women. An IVF clinic took regular pictures of an egg from the moment it was fertilised until implantation. At all stages of development, embryos from smokers were consistently behind. Smoking is known to reduce the chances of having a baby. Some hospitals ask couples to give up before they are given fertility treatment.
Finally, would you hire a photographer to capture the moment your baby is born? The growing trend has come under criticism from those who think some things should still be private!