baby development

Poor mother-baby bonding passed to next generation
Poor mother-baby bonding passed to next generation October 25, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Trust pathways in the brain are set in infancy and passed on from mother to child, according to landmark UNSW-led research. The work relates to oxytocin levels in new mothers and proves for the first time that it is linked ... Read More »

How learning to talk is in the genes
How learning to talk is in the genes September 29, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

An international study by child health researchers has found that genetic factors contribute to the development of language during infancy. The results, published in Nature Communications, shed further light on a specific genetic region on chromosome 3, which has been ... Read More »

Top reading tips for toddlers
Top reading tips for toddlers September 18, 2014 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

It’s never too early to start reading with your children. Edith Cowan University education researchers have a simple message for parents who want to set their children up for academic success: it’s never too early to start supporting your child ... Read More »

Parents, listen next time your baby babbles
Parents, listen next time your baby babbles September 14, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

University of Iowa study finds how parents respond to their infant’s babbling can speed the child’s language development. What researchers discovered is infants whose mothers responded to what they thought their babies were saying, showed an increase in developmentally advanced, ... Read More »

Babies don’t “start from scratch”
Babies don’t “start from scratch” September 3, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

There’s now overwhelming evidence that a child’s future health is influenced by more than just their parents’ genetic material, and that children born of unhealthy parents will already be pre-programmed for greater risk of poor health, according to University of ... Read More »

Protecting newborns: milk protein could save millions from harm
Protecting newborns: milk protein could save millions from harm August 26, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

An international effort led by the University of Sydney hopes to protect hundreds of Bangladeshi newborns from a host of severe health problems by assessing the effect of lactoferrin, a natural protein found in breast and cow’s milk, in the ... Read More »

Literacy and Numeracy Week: 25-31 August
Literacy and Numeracy Week: 25-31 August August 24, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A simple message for parents who want to set their children up for academic success: it’s never too early to start supporting your child toward reading and writing. ECU Early Childhood Studies Professor, Caroline Barratt-Pugh says talking to children and ... Read More »

Preterm children’s brains can catch up years later
Preterm children’s brains can catch up years later August 6, 2014 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

There’s some good news for parents of preterm babies – latest research from the University of Adelaide shows that by the time they become teenagers, the brains of many preterm children can perform almost as well as those born at ... Read More »

Twins talk half as much at two
Twins talk half as much at two June 18, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A world first study of language development in toddler twins confirms the widely held belief that twins start to talk later than single-born children. The results from the LOOKING at Language study, based at The University of Western Australia affiliated ... Read More »

Taking omega-3 supplements during pregnancy does not make children smarter
Taking omega-3 supplements during pregnancy does not make children smarter May 18, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A major study led by Adelaide researchers has found that the use of omega-3 fatty acid or fish oil supplements during pregnancy does not improve cognitive outcomes in children. In the biggest study of its kind in the world, researchers ... Read More »







 
 
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