Apparently Bloomberg's always been a little bit whiny. While discussing the importance of New Yorkers reporting suspected child abuse yesterday, he shared an anecdote about how his crying as a child led to a meeting with the social services. "The way my mother tells it, my father said, 'the kid's crying' and my mother said 'yeah, he'll go to sleep,' which I did," Bloomberg said. "But the next morning the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children showed up with a police officer because a neighbor heard me crying. I guess they examined me and found I was not a battered child."

So far this year, nine children under the age of two have died while left under the care of someone other than their mother, up from three last year. The city and Run-DMC's Darryl McDaniels (with his theatrical reputation soon to be confirmed) have now teamed up to create a poster and radio campaign, "Be Careful Who Watches Your Child," to combat the trend. Tips for parents when selecting a caregiver are here.