Research findings are mostly reassuring for parents — despite the disruptions to nearly every aspect of life during the COVID-19 pandemic, most children continue to show healthy development.
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.
How to be more a more eco-friendly parent – it’s not as simple as ditching disposable nappies.
Discontinuing expanded health-care funding will result in less prenatal care for uninsured patients, more health risks, higher costs to the health system, and moral distress for health-care providers.
It’s estimated that 1.63 million tons of material will be produced in 2023 for wet wipes.
UK surrogacy law reform: what you need to know about the proposed changes and how they could affect you.
Many families in the US encountered empty shelves when they went in search of infant formula during COVID-19.
There’s no simple “yes” or “no” answer to whether we should produce more children when Earth is in such dire straits.
The key is to understand what is happening, and then help them relax.
Extending visits from nurses who can listen without judgement and offer practical, evidence-informed advice helps new parents who are experiencing adversity.
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.
The impact of using electronic devices is critical during the first years of life, both visually and on the cognitive and social development of the child.
Sensitive, responsive interactions with caregivers are crucial to babies’ brain development, social skills and even physical health.
The baby drop box is a revival of centuries-old cultural practices from the Italian Renaissance when reproductive rights were zero.
Telling new parents to do mindfulness tasks with their five minutes of free time might not be realistic – but adding mindfulness to tasks you’re already doing is just a good use of time.
Understanding the evolutionary roots of baby sleep can help parents cope.
How we name our children follows trends like any other cultural expression. It’s about taste as well as broader societal shifts.
Babies who remain in silence hours after birth have different brains to those who listen to sounds.
Infants approach the physical world with some ‘principled expectations’ about how it works. What happens when an AI system is programmed this way?