baby development

Want to boost your toddler’s development? Put a toy chicken on your head!
Want to boost your toddler’s development? Put a toy chicken on your head! August 22, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Parents who joke and pretend with their children are teaching them important life skills, research by the University of Sheffield has revealed. The study showed that children as young as 16 months old naturally learn the difference between joking and ... Read More »

Tummy time
Tummy time August 10, 2015 (3 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

What is tummy time? Tummy time, as the name suggests, refers to time a baby spends lying on their tummy. It’s important to give a baby time to lie on their tummy every day, while they’re awake and alert. It ... Read More »

Why breastfed babies are so smart
Why breastfed babies are so smart May 16, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Loads of studies over the years have shown that children who were breastfed score higher on IQ tests and perform better in school, but the reason why remained unclear. Is it the mother-baby bonding time, something in the milk itself ... Read More »

Improving post-natal care
Improving post-natal care March 27, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

What impact do modern parents’ behaviours have on the early physical development and maturity of infants? This question is being answered in a ground-breaking Western Australian study. The I-Chat study is investigating the influence of parents’ caregiving and the physical ... Read More »

Digestive brilliance of breast milk unravelled
Digestive brilliance of breast milk unravelled March 14, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Scientists have discovered that human breast milk forms into highly organised structures during digestion in the body. The study by researchers from the Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (MIPS) at Monash University has been published in the journal Angewandte Chemie. ... Read More »

Babies’ brains could unravel the mystery of stuttering
Babies’ brains could unravel the mystery of stuttering February 13, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

University of Sydney researchers are launching a world-first study to see if it’s possible to detect whether a baby will go on to stutter in later life – well before they start to talk. Researchers will scan newborns with a ... Read More »

Stress during pregnancy related to infant gut microbiota
Stress during pregnancy related to infant gut microbiota January 29, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Stress during pregnancy is often linked to physical and psychological problems in the child. But why is this? Could the infant’s gut microbiota be an underlying mechanism? An initial study of the correlation in humans has shown that babies born ... Read More »

Unlocking the kidney riddle in newborns
Unlocking the kidney riddle in newborns January 27, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Researchers are closer to understanding why babies born with smaller kidneys have a high risk of developing cardiovascular disease. The findings, published today in the journal, Circulation, could have important implications for affected children, who are more likely to develop chronic kidney ... Read More »

Mums: we need you! Penrith Babylab opens its doors
Mums: we need you! Penrith Babylab opens its doors January 20, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Parents with an interest in improving our understanding of the way children learn about language and the world are urged to participate in the fun new scientific projects at the University of Western Sydney’s new Babylab at Penrith. Following the ... Read More »

Domestic abuse may affect children in womb
Domestic abuse may affect children in womb December 23, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Domestic violence can affect children even before they’re born, indicates new research by Michigan State University scientists. The study is the first to link abuse of pregnant women with emotional and behavioural trauma symptoms in their children within the first ... Read More »







 
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