baby development

Podiatrist Q/A: Footwear Advice for Babies
Podiatrist Q/A: Footwear Advice for Babies (3 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Podiatrist Dr Samuel Ong (B. Pod. Med.) is the founder and principal podiatrist of Mustard Seed Podiatry. How are baby’s feet not just smaller versions of adult feet and do they need to be treated in a different way? As ... Read More »

The hows and whys of talking to your baby
The hows and whys of talking to your baby (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The University of Wollongong’s Early Start Discovery Space officially launched its newest attraction, Crawlers’ Beach, on Wednesday 29 March with a talk on “Talking to your baby”. Crawlers’ Beach is for children aged from birth to two years and features activities designed ... Read More »

Crawlers’ Beach a learning experience for toddlers and infants
Crawlers’ Beach a learning experience for toddlers and infants (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Academic research delivers enriching experiences for children in Early Start Discovery Space’s newest attraction The University of Wollongong Early Start Discovery Space’s newest attraction, Crawlers’ Beach, is already proving a hit with newborns to two year olds and their carers, a ... Read More »

More Extremely Preterm Babies Survive
More Extremely Preterm Babies Survive (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Babies born at just 22 to 24 weeks of pregnancy continue to have sobering outlooks – only about 1 in 3 survive. But according to a new study led by Duke Health and appearing Feb. 16 in the New England Journal of ... Read More »

Father’s diet impacts on son’s ability to reproduce
Father’s diet impacts on son’s ability to reproduce (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

New research involving Monash University biologists has debunked the view that males just pass on genetic material and not much else to their offspring. Instead, it found a father’s diet can affect their son’s ability to out-compete a rival’s sperm after mating. The study sought ... Read More »

Early indicators of preterm birth
Early indicators of preterm birth (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A new study could pave the way for a simple blood or saliva test to predict whether an expectant mother is likely to have a preterm birth. Dr Carlos Salomon from The University of Queensland and Dr Ramkumar Menon from the University of Texas will investigate early ... Read More »

Background Noise May Hinder Toddlers’ Ability To Learn Words
Background Noise May Hinder Toddlers’ Ability To Learn Words (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The environments children are in, including how much and what kinds of stimulation they are exposed to, influence what and how they learn. One important task for children is zeroing in on the information that’s relevant to what they’re learning ... Read More »

One Year of High-Quality Early Education Improves Outcomes for Low-Income Infants, Toddlers
One Year of High-Quality Early Education Improves Outcomes for Low-Income Infants, Toddlers (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Children from low-income families are at substantial risk in terms of their social-emotional and academic skills at school entry, with fewer than half considered ready for school at age 5. A new study has found that infants and toddlers from ... Read More »

Twelve educational ways to play with your toddler using a scarf
Twelve educational ways to play with your toddler using a scarf (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Playing with scarves is a fun and educational activity for toddlers and babies to develop motor skills, maths skills and persistence Read More »

Adopted babies can remember their birth language
Adopted babies can remember their birth language (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

New research has discovered that early language learning in children adopted internationally can be subconsciously retained, even when they can no longer remember the learning experience. This means that even in the very early months of life, useful language knowledge ... Read More »

 
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