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Despite our differences, when it comes to babies, we communicate the same way all over the world. Chiến Phạm/Unsplash

Baby talk is similar all over the world

Research suggests that parents and babies communicate in remarkably similar ways despite striking variation in cultural practices.
The experience that babies get from eavesdropping on their mother’s conversations in utero helps their brain tune into the language that they will learn to speak once they are born. Emily Nunnell/The Conversation CC-BY-ND

Curious Kids: how do babies learn to talk?

Using a sing song voice helps babies tell the difference between words like 'mummy' or 'daddy'.
Semi-identical twins share all the DNA passed on from their mother, but only a portion from their father. From shutterstock.com

Same same but different: when identical twins are non-identical

Semi-identical or sesquizygotic twins occur when two sperm fertilise one egg. A boy and a girl in Brisbane are only the second set of semi-identical twins known in the world.
If a baby isn’t breastfed, or is partially breastfed, commercial infant formula should be the only other food given until around six months, and should be continued alongside solid foods until 12 months. Shutterstock

If you’re feeding with formula, here’s what you can do to promote your baby’s healthy growth

Formula feeding has been linked to higher weight gain in children. But parents who are formula feeding their babies can take measures to promote healthy weight gain.

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