Can you use a test intended for adults or older children? How do you test a wriggling or grumpy small child anyway? We’re infection control and child health researchers. Here are our tips.
The sleep of young children varies a great deal. The myth of sleeping through the night at a specific age creates unrealistic expectations that can harm parents’ confidence.
WHO has said that countries must act to stop donations of infant formula in emergencies.
Pregnancy can be stressful at the best of times, let alone during a pandemic.
A fetus needs oxygen long before its lungs work and it’s exposed to the air. Some ingenious biochemistry explains how the mother’s blood delivers it.
New research shows that babies around the world love baby talk — and when adults baby talk to them it is good for their language development.
Society shapes people’s preferences and emphasises the value of having genetically related children.
At the time of writing, there have not been many published papers regarding breastfeeding during the COVID-19 pandemic. Most research is still ongoing.
You don’t have to be labelled with a mental illness to seek help.
Since an infant was found in a recycling bin last fall in Saskatoon, advocates have renewed their campaign for baby hatches, places mothers can leave newborns safely and anonymously.
We found that women who had sex at least weekly or monthly were less likely to enter into early menopause compared to women who engaged in sexual activity less often.
Childbirth used to be a terrifying ordeal. But women were surrounded by others – mothers, aunts, sisters – who brought love and experience. But midway through the 19th century, this changed.
Ancient farmers ensured their children were fed and entertained in a similar way to modern parents.
When there is no “village” to help raise a child, parents often turn to baby books for guidance — but they don’t always hold the best advice.
Despite what the statistics suggest, many teenage parents say having a baby has transformed their lives.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex wish to keep the arrival of their baby private – and it’s caused some consternation. But this was normal for most medieval women.
Added to the complications of dealing with such a unique type of loss, is the fact that many people feel uncomfortable talking about personal issues with their colleagues.
Encouraging your baby to be active can improve their health in other areas too.
Many parents are told their babies’ smiles aren’t ‘real’. But there is research to suggest otherwise.
Breastfeeding isn’t easy, and that’s ok – new parents can handle the truth.