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First-time mothers more uncertain about vaccines than mothers with children
First-time mothers more uncertain about vaccines than mothers with children (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

First-time mums are more hesitant and undecided about childhood vaccinations compared to mothers with children and only two thirds of all mothers believe they receive enough information on vaccines during pregnancy. In a new study published in Vaccine by researchers ... Read More »

Mothers’ responses to their babies’ distress help predict infant attachment
Mothers’ responses to their babies’ distress help predict infant attachment (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

The security of the relationship infants establish with their mothers is important for children’s development. Although most babies establish secure attachment relationships with their mothers, approximately 40% of infants establish insecure attachment relationships, with some developing insecure-avoidant attachments (minimising expressing ... Read More »

Artificial womb raises hope for premature babies
Artificial womb raises hope for premature babies (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

An artificial womb has been successfully used to incubate healthy baby lambs for a period of one week, and researchers hope the technology will one day be able to do the same for extremely premature babies. The long-standing collaborative Western ... Read More »

Physical punishment can be detrimental for children’s behaviour ten years later
Physical punishment can be detrimental for children’s behaviour ten years later (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Past research has indicated that physical punishment, such as spanking, has negative consequences on child development. However, most research studies have examined short-term associations—less than one year—between discipline and development. Now, researchers at the University of Missouri have found that ... Read More »

Low birth weight and future heart problems
Low birth weight and future heart problems (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A Monash University led study has revealed early clues to identifying which low-weight new born babies are at risk of developing future heart problems, opening the way to better monitoring and treatment. Up to one in ten babies are born ... Read More »

Baby sleep routines and SIDS
Baby sleep routines and SIDS (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A USC research team is conducting one of the largest studies ever into sudden and unexpected infant deaths in Queensland. The researchers are sending surveys across the state to families with babies born during April and May this year asking ... Read More »

How Infant Directed Speech shapes your child’s development
How Infant Directed Speech shapes your child’s development (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The way you speak to your baby can tell a very specific story. Through the subconscious mechanism of babytalk, a parent’s voice can offer encouragement, discipline or comfort, and according to new research findings, it can even facilitate early language ... Read More »

Antibiotic overload a concern for Aussie kids
Antibiotic overload a concern for Aussie kids (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A new study has found that half of Australian infants are treated with antibiotics during their first year of life – one of the highest rates in the world. In a time of rising antimicrobial resistance and growing evidence of ... Read More »

Sleep Disorders Linked to Preterm Birth
Sleep Disorders Linked to Preterm Birth (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Pregnant women who are diagnosed with sleep disorders such as sleep apnoea and insomnia appear to be at risk of delivering their babies before reaching full term, according to an analysis of California births by researchers at UC San Francisco. ... Read More »

How we speak to children could make a difference
How we speak to children could make a difference (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Adelaide families are being sought to take part in a major study looking at the link between how parents speak with their children and child development. Called the Language in Little Ones project, the research aims to understand how the ... Read More »

 
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