Minneapolis city workers trying to juggle work and kids will be able to get some extra paid time off. The city council unanimously approved 120 hours of paid parental leave Friday for the birth or adoption of a child. The new policy begins in July.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recently released a statement that has many people talking. The AAP said, “cribs are for sleeping, car seats for traveling.”
A Minnesota woman who was flying from Philadelphia to Atlanta went into labor, causing the flight she was on to make an emergency landing in North Carolina. According to a report from the CBS affiliate in Greensboro, Shaniqua Cherry was on American Airlines flight 611 when her water broke.
This cat is totally cool with the baby and all — if she could only just take it down a notch. Thanks to FunnyBabies&CutePets on YouTube for this one!
About 4.7 million strollers are being recalled because, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, they could amputate children’s fingers. The CPSC said the folding hinge on the side of a number of Graco strollers could pinch a child’s finger, which could lead to serious injuries.
It is one of the first decisions parents make when they have a baby boy: whether to have him circumcised. Nationwide, numbers have trended down by about 10 percent over the past 30 years, but the Midwest still has the highest rate at nearly 70 percent.
The number of babies born in Wisconsin has dropped for the sixth straight year.
Fall is the best time to visit the zoo in Minnesota. That’s because this is when there’s a baby boom! But just like all babies, there’s nap time.
Larye from Minneapolis wants to know: Why don’t they fire the cannon off at Gopher football games anymore? This is something they did for years after every Gopher touchdown. Rod Wallace, the man who fired the cannon, retired after this past season.
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WCCO’s Good Question Reporter Heather Brown knows the struggle to find sleep first hand. She’s been off the air the past two months concentrating on her newest job, being a mom. Heather and her husband, Joe, welcomed Riley Rose in May.
Over the past several months of answering viewer’s ‘Good Questions’, you’ve watched my belly grow. So, now that I’m closing in on end of this journey, I thought it appropriate to ask: Are there any natural tricks to inducing labor? According to father-of-three, Chris Shaffer, “It just takes a little sauerkraut and that baby will come right out.”
Minnesota health officials have regained the ability to indefinitely retain blood samples from newborn babies unless a parent refuses permission. Gov. Mark Dayton on Tuesday signed the bill lawmakers approved last week.
All week, the WCCO Morning Show is taking a look at the University of Minnesota Children’s Hospital and all of the things that make it stand out. One problem that’s pretty universal is that hospital stays make it hard to connect with family, friends even the school classroom. Now imagine being a new parent separated from your baby.
The Minnesota Senate has passed a bill allowing the state to retain blood samples from newborn babies indefinitely. Senators voted 36 to 20 to send the proposal to Gov. Mark Dayton.
It is time to see what’s Trending Now on ‘CCO. And who knows more about what’s going on around town and around the country than Jason Matheson.
Last year, Lindsey Dubois of Brooklyn Park and her husband, Herve, decided to have another child. They were already blessed with four little girls and wanted to try for a boy.
If you have a baby or toddler in the family, you know the importance of high chairs. But in Health Watch, a new study finds that high chair injuries are on the rise.
Researchers in Canada have discovered that expectant moms can give their babies a boost in life just by keeping fit while pregnant – and all it takes is a half hour a day. According to researchers at the University of Montreal, low-impact work-outs, like swimming and walking actually help a newborn’s brain develop faster. For most pregnant women, 20 to 30 minutes of moderate exercise is recommended on most, if not all, days of the week. Scientists placed electrode caps on babies who were 8- to 12-days old and measured activity as their brains’ responded to different sounds.
Researchers in the U.K. say they have developed the world’s first test to accurately diagnose a pregnancy complication that can be life-threatening.
It’s something people are pretty uncomfortable talking about: babies who are stillborn. It’s also something that became real to our WCCO-TV family last year. Aaron Goodyear, whom we call “Goody,” is a photojournalist at WCCO-TV. Last December, he and his wife, Amber, lost their baby late in the pregnancy.
A man accused of slapping a crying toddler on a jet is set to go on trial this week. Joe Rickey Hundley faces a misdemeanor simple assault charge in the February incident, and his trial is scheduled to start Thursday in federal court in Atlanta.
Two Asian wild horse foals – a male and female – will make their public debut at the Minnesota Zoo Thursday.
It’s a tough time to be far from home for Joe Mauer as his wife, Maddie, is going into labor, according to Minnesota’s Baseball Communications Director Dustin Morse. Mauer was scratched from Minnesota’s game against the LA Angels and has hopped a flight back home as the couple are expecting twins.
The worrying is over for dozens of Minnesota families. Their loved ones with the Minnesota National Guard returned home Tuesday after spending nearly a year in Afghanistan. As they were saving lives overseas, new lives were beginning in some of their own homes.