baby development

Why investing in children’s early development will bring big rewards
Why investing in children’s early development will bring big rewards (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

To improve the academic results of Australian schoolchildren comparative to their international fellow students, the best place to invest is in early childhood education. So argues Andreas Schleicher, Director for Education and Skills, and Special Advisor on Education Policy to ... Read More »

Mothers’ responses to their babies’ distress help predict infant attachment
Mothers’ responses to their babies’ distress help predict infant attachment (1 votes, average: 5.00 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 »

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 »

How we speak to children could make a difference
How we speak to children could make a difference (1 votes, average: 5.00 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 »

Flat head syndrome usually not serious
Flat head syndrome usually not serious (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The number of infants who develop flat head syndrome — deformational plagiocephaly — has increased significantly since the start of the Back to Sleep campaign to combat Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) in the 1990s. “The Back to Sleep campaign ... Read More »

How babies’ environments lead to poor health later in life
How babies’ environments lead to poor health later in life (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

New Northwestern University research underscores how environmental conditions early in development can cause inflammation in adulthood — an important risk factor for a wide range of diseases of aging, including cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, autoimmune diseases and dementia. Beyond that, the ... Read More »

Hearing aids for babies with mild loss may not help language
Hearing aids for babies with mild loss may not help language (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

New research from the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) has raised questions about the benefits of fitting hearing aids early to babies diagnosed with mild hearing loss. The study, led by MCRI PhD student Peter Carew, showed clear benefits in ... Read More »

The impact of pre-birth stress
The impact of pre-birth stress (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Research into the impact of the 2011 Queensland floods on pregnant women and their babies has found stress from natural disasters affects infant development and temperament. Mater Research Institute—University of Queensland (MRI-UQ) researchers have found pregnant women who had the ... Read More »

Too Much Stress for the Mother Affects the Baby
Too Much Stress for the Mother Affects the Baby (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

If the mother is stressed over a longer period of time during pregnancy, the concentration of stress hormones in amniotic fluid rises, as proven by an interdisciplinary team of researchers from the University of Zurich. Short-term stress situations, however, do ... Read More »

 
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