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?
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 the efforts to ensure there is enough baby formula for US consumption and the differences between domestic and imported produce.
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.
As cases continue to skyrocket in Australia, parents are understandably worried about what would happen if their baby got COVID.
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.
Researchers find that households without enough diapers for their children are more likely to struggle with other hardships.
Children who are fed diets high in added sugars are more likely than children with lower sugar intakes to have a number of negative health consequences as they develop.