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Thank you all so much for your feedback! We’re listening! The most popular questions we received were sex questions you didn’t want to ask your doctor about, like if your partner masturbating will affect his fertility, if orgasm makes it more likely you will get pregnant or have a certain sex baby. We’ve been through the latest clinical evidence and quizzed our editorial board and here are the answers.

All you need is love! Yes, it’s true! Scientists have proved that a loving touch can reduce stress in a newborn and parental bonding is the best way to have happy stable children. In other news, how to get more B vitamins into your kids diet for good mental health and wellbeing, is organic really better? and how our kids are eating 4 times the daily salt limit hidden in foods we think are healthy like bread, cheese and cereals. In addition to updating Parenthub daily with the latest parenting news, we now also have a clinical trials section – you may be interested in the latest trial on Viagra for women.

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News this month

Fertility and preconception news

Good news for assisted pregnancies
A new study has uncovered a significant decline in the risk of birth defects amongst WA children born using Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART)... »
New way to protect fertility when faced with the Big C or premature menopause
New research offers hope to women whose fertility has been compromised by the side-effects of cancer therapy or by premature menopause... »

Pregnancy news

Increasing number of women choosing to have babies over 35
The number of older women giving birth is continuing to rise, according to the latest data to be released by.... »
Simple test predicts viability of pregnancy
Measuring progesterone levels in women with pain or bleeding during early pregnancy is a useful way to help discriminate between a viable and a non-viable pregnancy,.... »

Newborn and baby news

Mother’s touch can reverse baby stress
Scientists have found that mothers who stroke their baby’s body in the first few weeks after birth may change the effects that stress during pregnancy can have on.... »
Pacifiers may have emotional consequences in boys
Pacifiers may stunt the emotional development of baby boys by robbing them of the opportunity to try on facial expressions during infancy... »

Kids’ news

How to have a happy, stable child
Parents: Want to help ensure your children turn out to be happy and socially well adjusted? Bond with them when they are infants...»
Antibiotics not effective for cough due to “common cold” in children
New research suggests that antibiotics are not effective in treating cough due to the common cold in children. The study found that.... »

Teen news

Kids and teens need B vitamins for mental health: how to get them into their diet
A new study has uncovered a significant link between vitamin B levels and the mental health and well-being of children and adolescents... »
Be prepared – boys are starting puberty younger
A new study has documented that boys in the U.S. are experiencing the onset of puberty six months to two years earlier than... »

Parents’ news

‘Viagra for women’ being trialed
Reaching orgasm remains elusive for nearly 30 per cent of women, but a new ad hoc treatment currently under trial, may drastically reduce that number....»
Is there any real benefit in buying organic food for your children?
Parents know it’s important for children to eat a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, low-fat dairy products, and whole grains. But it’s less clear... »
A wake-up call: Our kids are eating 4 times the daily salt limit!
A new study has found seven in ten children are eating more than the recommended upper limit of salt each day, putting their health at risk... »
New on Parenthub
How to get pregnant – Sex and pregnancy explained
If you're trying to conceive, you're... »
How to express your breastmilk, how much and when?
A guide for new mums... »
How much caffeine is your child getting and how much is too much?
Making sure kids eat a healthy diet can be tricky these days... »

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Songs of the month

Baby Songs

We’re going for a horse ride!
Place baby on your knee.... »

Vander Jacob (Dutch)
Dutch: Vader Jacob, Vader Jacob Slaap jij nog?.... »

Kids songs

Hickory dickory dock
Hickory Dickory Dock (Clap with your child with each word)...»
Colour song (Maori)
This song gives the Maori colour first and then the English equivalent... »

Recipes of the month

Baby recipes

Chicken with cauliflower and broccoli in white sauce
This creamy chicken white sauce puree is a great high-protein... »
Strawberry apple puree
Your baby will love the taste and benefit from nutrients like.... »

Kid-friendly family recipes

Savoury muffins
This low fat recipe is a great recipe for kids lunchbox snacks or... »
Strawberry icey poles
A healthy strawberry icey pole recipe your kids will love for a summer afternoon treat... »

Parenting Thoughts

"The first art of being a parent consists in sleeping when the baby isn't looking."
- unknown

"Everybody today seems to be in such a terrible rush, anxious for greater developments and greater riches and so on, so they have very little time with their parents. Parents have very little time for each other, and in the home begins the disruption of the peace of the world."
- Mother Theresa

"A two-year old is kind of like having a blender, but you don’t have a top for it."
- Jerry Seinfeld

"You couldn't fool your mother on the foolingest day of your life if you had an electrified fooling machine."
- Homer Simpson

Fatherhood is pretending the present you love most is soap-on-a-rope.
- Bill Cosby

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