baby development

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 »

Breastfeeding promotes the growth of beneficial bacteria in the gut
Breastfeeding promotes the growth of beneficial bacteria in the gut May 14, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

The nutritional factor that has the greatest impact on the development of a child’s gut flora is whether the child is breastfed, according to a new study by the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, and the University of ... Read More »

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 »







 
 
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