A 33-year-old man was sentenced to 22 years in prison for abusing a 14-month-old girl from Hengelo to such an extent that she died. The court in Alemlo convicted Maick S., the boyfriend of baby Xaja's mother, of murder. The sentence is 8 years longer than the Public Prosecutor demanded, partly because of the "particularly violent manner" in which he killed the girl, NU.nl reports.
A 31-year-old woman from Rotterdam was arrested with her 5-month-old baby in Istanbul on Friday. The woman and baby are currently detained in a prison in the Turkish capital. She is suspected of belonging to a terrorist organization, RTL Nieuws reports.
The woman was co-chairman of the Kurdish organization DemNed, the Council of Communities from Kurdistan in the Netherlands, from 2015 to 2016. According to the Turkish authorities, this organization is affiliated with the Kurdish PKK.
A car crashed into the living room of a home in Bladderwijk in Nieuw-Dordtrecht on Sunday evening, lightly hitting a playpen in which a baby was lying, the Drenthe police said on Twitter. The child's father was also in the living room at the time. Both were taken to hospital for examination.
The car finally came to a halt in the driveway. The home is badly damaged, according to RTL Nieuws. The mother was also at home, but not in the living room at the time of the accident. She remained unharmed.
Multiple experts and aid agencies in Noord-Brabant failed in caring for a baby who died in Breda as a result of abuse within the family, the Inspectorates for Healthcare and Youth and for Justice and Security concluded after investigation, NU.nl reports.
The 7-month-old boy died in hospital late in 2017. An autopsy showed that the baby died because he was beaten or shaken violently. His father was arrested on suspicion of manslaughter.
The most popular baby names in the Netherlands last year were Lucas and Julia. A total of 797 baby girls were named Julia last year, and 681 newborn boys were dubbed Lucas, social insurance bank SVB announced on Tuesday.
A couple in Rotterdam left their toddler and baby home alone on Wednesday night to go to the movies. The situation was discovered when the little girl called the police, the officer who answered the call wrote on Facebook.
"My phone rings, it is an [emergency number] 112 report. I start with 'Good evening police...' but before I could finish speaking I hear a child's voice asking: 'Where's mommy?'", the officer wrote. "I don't know where mommy is." The girl on the line sounds no older than 3 or 4 and there's a baby crying in the background.
The staff of restaurant Annie's in Leiden had an exciting evening on Monday. A pregnant woman came in asking to use the bathroom, and eventually gave birth in the restaurant. Mother and baby girl are both doing well, RTL Nieuws reports.
An 18-year-old woman from Rotterdam and her newborn baby boy are stuck in Egypt. The young woman went on holiday to Egypt without realizing that she was pregnant. She had the baby in a hotel room in an Egyptian seaside resort, and now they are not allowed to leave the country, RTL Nieuws reports.
About 10 to 15 pregnant women who participated in a medical study on the effect of sildenafil, better known as Viagra, on the growth of too small fetuses do not know whether their unborn child will survive the now halted test, ANP reports.
A large study into a new medication for pregnant women with too small fetuses was halted with immediate effect. More babies than expected were born with a lung disease. Eleven children with this condition died shortly after birth, lead researcher Wessel Ganzevoort said to RTL Nieuws.
The mother of a newborn boy whose body was found among some bushes along the Sloterplas in Amsterdam in 2016, was finally identified. The 25-year-old woman from Amsterdam West was arrested on June 13th on suspicion of involvement in her baby's death and hiding his body, the police said in a statement on Wednesday.
A mother made use of a foundling room in the Netherlands. The mother could not care for her child due to her living conditions and left the baby in a foundling room shortly after giving birth. The child was placed with a foster family, RTL Nieuws reports.
For privacy reasons, the child's gender and which foundling room was used will not be revealed. As foundation Beschermde Wieg, who manages the founding rooms, is based in Dordrecht, Dordrecht mayor Wouter Kolff named the baby and registered the child at the Dordrecht registry office.
A 22-year-old Dutch woman is in prison in the Kurdish part of Iraq along with her 5-month old baby and her father. The Kurdish authorities suspect the woman of terrorism, the family's lawyer Taner Sen confirmed to RTL Nieuws after reports by NOS.
According to the lawyer, the woman and her father will appear before a judge on Wednesday.
After nearly two years of investigation, the police managed to identify the father of a newborn boy found dead in bushes along the Sloterplas in Amsterdam in June 2016. The father of the child is a 30-year-old man, the police said in a statement on Thursday, calling his identification a breakthrough.
A baby that was born in an emergency cesarean section in a bakery in Hulst last week Monday, passed away, according to an obituary placed in PZC
The baby was delivered with an emergency cesarean section after the mother went into cardiac arrest in the bakery. The woman was resuscitated and she and the baby were rushed to hospital. The woman passed away last week Wednesday.
A baby was born in Bakery Risseeuw in Hulst on Monday morning, shortly after the mother went into cardiac arrest. The mother was resuscitated. Both she and the child were rushed to hospital, AD reports.
The pregnant woman became unwell in the bakery on Stationsweg around 10:30 a.m. Emergency services responded in large numbers. The mother was resuscitated and the baby was brought into the world through a caesarean section.
A mother abandoned her 5 month old baby in a shopping center in Schiedam on Tuesday after she was caught shoplifting. Staff at De Nieuwe Passage shopping center saw her shoplifting and she left the baby behind when she tried to flee, RTV Rijnmond reports.
The baby's grandmother was also at the store. She tried to flee with another child, a toddler. The mother was arrested.
The police arrested a 19-year-old woman from Schiedam on Wednesday night in connection with a deceased baby found in the city on Saturday. The baby's body was found in a plastic bag on the balcony of a second floor apartment on Stationstraat.
The body of a newborn baby was found on the balcony of a flat on Stationstraat in Schiedam on Saturday afternoon. The Rotterdam police are urgently looking for the parents of the child. "We are particularly concerned about the mother, who may need medical or psychological care", the lead investigator said in a statement on the police website.
Frustration about baby Hannah being taken away from her led Kim de L. to kidnapping her child in front of a Lidl supermarket in Eersel on Monday, her lawyer Anne Winters said to news wire ANP.
A 10 month old baby that was kidnapped in Germany two weeks ago, was found safe and healthy in her aunt's home in Herwijnen in the Netherlands on Monday. The 39-year-old father of the child, named Yasmina, picked her up from her mother in Germany late in December, and never brought her back. The 18-year-old mother reported her missing on December 31st, AD reports.
A massive fire in a monumental building on Voorstraat in Velddriel early on Sunday morning largely destroyed the homes of 17 people, including a week old baby and a pregnant woman. A cannabis plantation was discovered during the extinguishing of the fire, the police confirmed. Whether the plantation was responsible for the fire is not yet clear.
The fire started around 2:00 a.m. on Sunday morning. The building is currently uninhabitable, Omroep Gelderland reports. The back side of the building sustained significant damage - the roof collapse and most of the windows are broken.
On Wednesday night the police rescued a woman in labor from a kilometer-long traffic jam on the A10 around Amsterdam. With the help of the police, an ambulance was called in, which took the woman and her husband to a hospital in time to have their baby, the police said on Twitter.
The couple was on their way to the hospital when they got stuck in traffic, caused by several accidents, according to RTL Nieuws.
After the ambulance had taken the couple to hospital, the police's transport service drove their car to them.
The Breda police arrested a 24-year-old man for involvement in his 7-month-old son's death last week, RTL Nieuws reports.
Emergency services responded to the young family's home last week Sunday. The baby boy was admitted to hospital in a critical condition. He died the next day. An autopsy revealed that he did not die of natural causes. A team of 20 detectives were put on the case.