A newborn baby astounded her parents and hospital staff after being born with teeth. According to an article in the UK's Daily Mail, little Eva Faith was born with two fully formed front teeth, causing her 26-year-old mom to reconsider her decision to breastfeed.
"She had her mouth closed to begin with, so we didn’t notice," said mom of three, Vicki. "It was quite bizarre to see them. I had been planning to breastfeed, but when I saw Eva’s teeth I was put off. I don’t think anybody could blame me!"
Natal teeth are an incredibly rare phenomenon, thought to affect one in every 2,000 to 3,000 babies. Teeth usually appear in the lower gums and aren't deeply rooted. They are wobbly and are often surgically removed to reduce the risk of choking.
In Eva's case, the teeth were stable enough to remain in situ, though the advanced teether is still too young to take any children's pain medication for some time. Her parents are concerned about her suffering.
The teeth can be sharp, causing pain during breastfeeding and may even injure the baby's tongue. Early teeth aren't indicative of any other health issues. Are you in the depths of teething hell like this blogger? Here are some survival tips.
Would you attempt to breastfeed a baby with teeth?
The pressure on children to succeed is enormous. But at what age should kids start eking out their professional presence to get a leg up—eighteen? sixteen? Keep going...
According to an article in the BBC, the career networking site LinkedIn has allowed kids as young as 13 to create profiles with a view to kickstarting their future job prospects.
By that age it's assumed that children already have a handle on social media and are well versed in technology. So why not extend that presence to LinkedIn?
Admittedly, in fiscally tight times competition in the job market is fierce, and set to stay that way. So at what age should the next generation start thinking and planning for the future, assuming that future entails leaving home and becoming financially independent?
Advisers suggest kids start building an online presence, and it certainly doesn't hurt to be mindful of every single item posted online, since employers and recruiters do plenty of their research via Google. In too many cases, careers and reputations have been irreparably damaged by an unthinking moment online.
When it comes to laying the groundwork for a successful career, is 13 too young, or the earlier, the better?
If you have a pet, you'll want to give him an appreciative pat after you read this. When an otherwise friendly and playful pooch began acting aggressively toward seven-month-old Finn's babysitter, his owners were concerned and mystified.
According to an article in Yahoo, 22-year-old Alexis Khan came with wonderful references, and had already been caring for their son for five months by the time the parents hid a phone between the couch cushions.
What they heard horrified them.
"It started with cussing," said Finn's father, Benjamin Jordan. "Then you hear slap noises and his crying changes from a distress cry to a pain cry. I just wanted to reach through the audio tape, go back in time and just grab him up."
A few weeks later, Khan was arrested and pleaded guilty. She was sentenced to up to three years in jail. As a registered child abuser, she will never be allowed to work with children again.
The real star of the tale is the dog—not only a boy's best friend but his keeper and guardian, too.
Would you spy on your child's babysitter?