baby development

Making Easter for children a positive celebration filled with love
Making Easter for children a positive celebration filled with love April 7, 2014 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

There’s more to Easter than chocolate eggs. With all the evidence that kids should avoid sugary, fatty food, there’s plenty of reason to make the focus of your family’s Easter something other than chocolate. Easter is traditionally a celebration of ... Read More »

Four in 10 infants lack strong parental attachments
Four in 10 infants lack strong parental attachments April 5, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

In a study of 14,000 U.S. children, 40% lack strong emotional bonds — what psychologists call “secure attachment” — with their parents that are crucial to success later in life, according to a new report. The researchers found that these ... Read More »

Use of acetaminophen during pregnancy linked to ADHD in children
Use of acetaminophen during pregnancy linked to ADHD in children March 2, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Acetaminophen, found in over-the-counter products such as Excedrin and Tylenol, provides many people with relief from headaches and sore muscles. When used appropriately, it is considered mostly harmless. Over recent decades, the drug, which has been marketed since the 1950s, ... Read More »

Why breastfed babies are so smart: 2 parenting skills deserve the credit
Why breastfed babies are so smart: 2 parenting skills deserve the credit February 28, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 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 »

Why talking to infants really matters
Why talking to infants really matters February 11, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Exposure to child-directed speech sharpens infants’ language processing skills and can predict future success. New work indicates early intervention can improve language skills in kids lagging behind. Stanford researchers have shown that children who engage in frequent conversation with their ... Read More »

A first step in learning by imitation, baby brains respond to another’s actions
A first step in learning by imitation, baby brains respond to another’s actions November 17, 2013 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery for adults, but for babies it’s their foremost tool for learning. As renowned people-watchers, babies often observe others demonstrate how to do things and then copy those body movements. It’s how little ... Read More »

One, two, buckle my shoe: Importance of language to learning math
One, two, buckle my shoe: Importance of language to learning math November 8, 2013 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Talk to your toddler. And use numbers when you talk. Doing so may give a child a better head start in math than teaching her to memorize 1-2-3 counting routines. That’s the takeaway of an international study published this week ... Read More »

10 tips for deciding whether your baby is ready for solids
10 tips for deciding whether your baby is ready for solids October 7, 2013 (6 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

It’s sometimes difficult to decide whether or not your baby is ready to start solids. These ten tips will help you decide whether or not it’s time to whip up a sweet potato mash or some other delicacy for your ... Read More »

Introducing solids after 6 months disadvantages
Introducing solids after 6 months disadvantages October 7, 2013 (6 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

It may be hard to imagine that the little mouth that’s been suckling your breasts for the past six months is already ready to eat from a spoon. Whether the realisation that baby’s just about ready for a spoon is ... Read More »

Introducing solids before 6 months disadvantages
Introducing solids before 6 months disadvantages October 7, 2013 (4 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Are there any negative effects of exclusive breastfeeding for six months? It is important to breastfeed exclusively (when possible) and bottle feed exclusively if you cannot breastfeed. In cases of iron-deficiency, instead of feeding your baby iron-rich food, supplemental iron ... Read More »







 
 
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