When you fill out the information for your baby’s birth certificate, you can ask to have a social security number assigned to your baby, and the vital statistics office for your state will forward the request.
Did you think if your baby watched Baby Einstein videos that they would become a baby Einstein themselves? So did a lot of parents. You all thought wrong, and now you can get your money back.
Baby Alex can breathe a sigh of relief his parents’ health insurance company has granted him coverage. The insurance company has even changed their policy so that infants do not fall under the general guidelines of what constitutes obesity.
There’s a new face to the health care and health care reform issues in America: Alex Lange. Alex is four months old. He weighs 17 pounds and was recently denied health insurance for being too fat.
Due to safety concerns in high ticket baby items and the numerous product recalls ordered by the Consumer Products Safety Commission, Toys “R” Us announced today a national program that provides customers the opportunity to trade-in used cribs, car seats and other baby products in exchange for savings on a new item. Dubbed the “Great Trade-In” it’s purpose is to draw attention to safety concerns in products like cribs and car seats that should not be handed down or resold.
Marina Chavez was working in Acosta Tacos restaurant and breastfeeding her baby during her breaks, and was fired for doing so. Jesus Acosta, owner of the establishment has now been fined more than $46,000 as a result by the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, which found Acosta liable for “sex descrimination, retaliation adn failure to prevent discrimination.”
Female infanticide has been a problem in India for decades. Girls are prejudiced against largely because of the dowry system and inheritance practices tilted in favour of men. The consequences of favoring baby boys has been to account for as many as 50 million Indian women having ‘gone missing’ according to Unicef. Last year, parents were given cash rewards of 50,000 rupees (about $250) for each new baby girl they had and the result was more girls born in Delhi than boys for the first time.
Do you want to know what the gender of your baby is? Now there’s an app for that! Company Dynadel has announced ‘Baby Gender’ an app for iPhone and iPod touch that allows you to predict the gender of the baby of your pregnant friends based on their birth dates.
Lavonne Drummond, unemployed, and the mother of six children came up with the idea that she would offer up the opportunity to name her seventh child (due September 16) to the highest eBay bidder. “You can name him after a loved one, a departed one, or anny grate [sic] boy name!” the ad reads.
Twitter CEO Evan Williams and wife Sara welcomed a baby boy on August 10, and if you are following the head honcho and wife’s tweets, you knew exactly when the water broke. In case you aren’t following @Ev or @sara, here’s a play by play or tweet by tweet of the labor:
There are some things you can’t buy, but one couple would have taken Mastercard for their baby girl. David Schmidt, 38, and Angela Schmidt, 33, will face a trial for selling their newborn girl to a Missouri woman for the sum of $6,000. The Schmidts claim they were ‘surrogate parents.’
images/blog/2009/07/money.jpg” class=”feature-photo” alt=”great ways to save and get freebies for babies”>How much would you spend for your baby? If you’re not a parent, it’s easy to come up with a black and white number. If you have a child, you know that you’ll find a way to extend your budget on whatever will sooth your child, make them sleep better, eat better, think better, or make them happy. There will be spending without abandon.
A federal judge in Philadelphia this week gave class action status to a lawsuit filed against a division of Toys R Us Inc., claiming the toy store worked with merchants to prevent discounts on everything from car seats and strollers to breast pumps and hands-free infant carriers in an effort to compete with online retailers.
A dollar a day keeps the babies away. That’s the thought proccess behind College Bound Sisters, a program paying girls who attend 90-minute meetings each week $1 a day not to get pregnant.
The baby’s on the way and you’re ready to shop for all the things you need. There’s the essentially like a crib, a stroller and a mountain of diapers. But all those outfits are so gosh darn cute, and you can’t help but wanting to splurge on a pile of toys. The US Department of Agriculture says that couples that make at least $74,500 will spend just shy of $300,000 per child in the first 18 years of each child’s life. Each new parent feels like this and that’s why financial planning is a tool no new parent should go without in this economy or any other.
With a baby boom in Hollywood, it makes you wonder which of the celebrity moms out there are the biggest power players. Forbes recently ranked all of the celebrity moms in Hollywood according to their estimated earning from their 2008 movies, album sales, salaries and income from endorsement and licensing deals. Sure these famous faces struggle with balancing motherhood and work like rest of us mere mortals, but they definitely don’t have to budget child care, healthy cooking, and insane nurseries. The Forbes list is based on estimated earnings of Hollywood mothers with at least one child.
The deadline to get your 2008 taxes filed is only days away. But if you had a new baby join your family in 2008, The tax Institute at H&R Block advises that your bundle of joy can save you major money on your returns.
Nadya Suleman wants to be famous, pure and simple. She might have thought that having 14 children including octuplets would get her there and guess what, it has. The Octomom is ready for her close up. The unmarried, unemployed, on government assistance Nadya Suleman is going to likely strike it rich one way or another.
Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony bought a Silvercross carriage to push twins Max and Emme around in or it was gifted to them, they don’t like the results of using this swanky stroller. The power singing couple have filed a lawsuit against Silvercross America Limited in Los Angeles Central District Court.
There’s no question that the eight tiny octuplets are innocent in the drama that surrounds their mother Nadya Suleman. She can’t afford to feed them, cloth them, put a roof over their heads, or afford the growing hospital bill for their birth and NICU care. Suleman has no job, and supports her six other children with food stamps and disability income. The question now becomes should someone else care for these innocent children?
Welcome to the age of the designer baby! Now all you parents with deep pockets can make sure your baby has a sparkling pair of baby blues, gorgeous black hair, beautiful olive skin, and of course, determine what the baby’s gender is. All you have to do is head over to the Fertility Institutes in Los Angeles, where parents are offered the option of choosing their physical attributes.
In the wake of the drama created by Chantelle Steadman giving birth to baby Maisie Roxanne in East Sussex, England, teen mother and daughter of Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin, Bristol talks about abstinence and why it just ‘isn’t realistic’ for teens.
Dennis Patten and Nicola Hill Patten, who are seperated and are in a battle over who gets to make money from their son’s story, it’s not hard to see why Alfie is a father at age 13. Nicola has angrily accused him of selling their son’s story to the media without her knowledge. Hours after she made that accusation, she is said to be making negotiations of her own to the sell the story.
What is the perfect size family? Two kids? Three? If you go up a few generations, you’ll learn it was once common to have seven, eight or more children. Blame it on more accessibility to better types of birth control, but the site of such a large family is just not as common anymore. Ever since Nadya Suleman gave birth to octuplets with six young children at home, the question of when do you stop has been the topic of debate.
We wish Nadya Suleman and her fourteen children well. Regardless of her motives, the octuplet mother has opened Pandora’s Box when it comes to ethics over how IVF regulations and emryo implantation ethics.
How much does the most expensive child cost? Factor in designer clothes, snazzy private school, personal chefs, limo service, and just about every other ludicrous luxury you can think of and it probably won’t tally up to $1 million dollars, much less $12 million. But that’s what Gigi Levangie Grazer, the estranged wife of Hollywood mega-producer Brian Grazer is asking for: $1 million a month in child-support.
People are fascinated with the story of Nadya Suleman, the woman who gave birth to octuplets two weeks ago. But there’s one question peolple keep asking: How is she going to support them? One child is expensive enough, but do the math and how will she handle the cost of 14? Baby Lifestyles has been reporting over the past few months about the cost of raising one child. It’s not cheap to say the least. If you’re looking at Nadya Suleman and her tiny eight children, know that she’s got six more at home, and it’s been confirmed that three of those six are confirmed to be disabled.
Nadya Suleman, the mother who gave birth to octuplets two weeks ago has finally revealed the babies’ names. The 33-year-old mother also showed off her eight babies for the first time, introducing them one by one to Curry.
Suleman has been criticised for having the eight babies through in vitro fertilisation when she already had six children, all under age eight. That Suleman is a single mother, with six other children, that all 14 were conceived by implanted embryos, seems to have turned off many people, and companies are not exactly rushing to get publicity by piling on the freebies.
There’s no getting around it, IVF is expensive. But if you’re already puttind down $14,000 or more for your baby, why not guarantee it is the most perfect baby you can? For an extra $6,000 not only can you find out if your baby is genetically disposed to develop any one of 6,000 diseases, but you can also determine what color you’ll be painting your nursery. The American Society for Reproductive Medicine doesn’t prohibit gender selection, even using it in cases of family balancing. So you can talk it over with your spouse and decide if you want to think pink or dream blue. Sex selection is discouraged for women age 40 and over, but exceptions might be able to made if the mother is in good health.
Your baby is born a few weeks early. How much will that cost you for the next 18 years? A new study from researchers at the Oxford Centre for Health Economics has come up with startling figures.
In this stock market, a baby can use a head start to financial freedom. These framed shares of Stock from One Share are gifts that really grow. If daddy is involved in the financial world, he’ll really get a kick out of this gift. Don’t think General Electric is rated high enough? Other stocks available for purcahse include Harley-Davidson, Martha Stewart, Microsoft and Gymboree!
Becoming pregnant can certainly be a joyous occasion, but it’s also a time to make some pretty big decisions. Some of those decisions can have a considerable impact on a family’s financial picture. Every aspect of your life will change once you bring a new baby home. Among all the adjustments new parents must make, financial changes may be one of the more difficult to plan and implement. The US Department of Agriculture has estimated that it costs approximately $250,000 USD for a middle class family to rear a child to the age of 17, and that’s before factoring in a college education. Starting a family can take quite a financial toll on any couple, but with proper planning you can handle the financial strain.
The state of Michigan is giving a father an ultimatum: he will either pay the medical costs from his daughter’s birth or he has to marry the child’s mother.