This gets on my nerves because I think it's wrong and then I found myself doing the self-same thing today.
When a birth is announced on the news it's usually X celebrity has given birth to a baby boy/girl. Given that a woman can't give birth to anything other than a baby is it not more correct to say that X celebrity has given birth to a boy/girl i.e. is the word baby not superfluous?
I know that ordinary citizens are pleased to announce the birth of their boy/girl etc.
I'd like to hear members' opinions.