Two experts on children’s play explain why you should be skeptical of toys that are advertised as being educational, and what to look for instead.
As visits to emergency departments surge — and in some cases overwhelm hospitals — here are answers to frequently asked questions about Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).
We surveyed 232 foster and kinship carers who had provided care to a baby in out-of-home care sometime in the last five years. Many were not well supported to care for babies.
A professor of child development explains why it’s OK – recommended, in fact – to respond to an infant’s every cry, sob and whimper.
Pregnant women attending antenatal care should be asked about cooking fuels and given help to minimise prenatal biomass exposure to reduce low birth weight in Nigeria.
The baby drop box is a revival of centuries-old cultural practices from the Italian Renaissance when reproductive rights were zero.
Psychologists know babies can form memories soon after birth. So why can’t people remember anything that happened to them before around age 2? A child development expert describes possible reasons.
An infant nutrition expert explains what is behind the current formula shortage and what can be done to support hard-pressed parents.
Supporting mothers’ and infants’ sleep can decrease the stressors of motherhood, improve maternal mood and mental health and promote better infant development.
Even babies who are not yet standing or walking get lots of benefits from active movement – but most infants aren’t getting enough physical activity.
Around the globe, 823,000 child deaths could be prevented annually with appropriate breastfeeding. Formula makers continue to defy a 40-year-old international code on marketing their product.
Being separated is shown to have a negative impact on wellbeing, and can interrupt bonding with the baby.
The Biden administration wants workers in child care and pre-K programs to earn at least $15 per hour.
It’s understandably frightening and distressing when your child stops breathing and passes out. But breath-holding spells are actually fairly common in young children, and not dangerous.
Scientists issued an urgent call for better federal regulation of these endocrine-disrupting chemicals. Here’s what you can do to reduce your family’s risk.
Reports from baby food companies show questionable levels of arsenic, lead and other heavy metals. Here’s what parents need to know.
There are effective ways to help reduce babies’ pain during blood draws and injections, but they are used in less than 50 per cent of newborns. Here’s how to ease your infant’s pain.
New research finds that while some women thrived during lockdown, others found breastfeeding to be difficult and overwhelming.
Women want to start breastfeeding again for a range of reasons, including during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here’s what’s involved.
Born into a coronavirus world: how new parents and infants can stay safe.