Your Baby's Development

Learn about feeding, sleeping habits, baby care, safety, and many other topics concerning your baby's development. ... read more »

Behavioral Assessment in VLBW Infants

The Infant Behavioral Assessment and Intervention Program (IBAIP) supports cognitive and physical development of very low birth weight (VLBW) infants. ... read more »

Researchers Devise an Effective Autism Screening Tool

The sooner autism is diagnosed, the sooner treatment and coping strategies can begin. The sooner these therapies begin, the better the chance the child will thrive throughout life. A new study has found a way to assess a child's risk much sooner. Seems it's all about the tilt and size of the head. ... read more »

Customized Technology for Autistic Kids

There’s a very interesting collaboration going on in Kansas. It’s bringing together the best of several worlds for the benefit of kids who are autistic or developmentally challenged in various ways. ... read more »

40% of Infants Without Strong Parental Attachments

The emotional attachment a child develops for his or her parents by the age of 3 can be a valuable marker for how well the child will fare emotionally, socially, and academically later in childhood. ... read more »

Benefits of Immediate NICU High-Frequency Breathing Support

One of the toughest hurdles that premature babies must overcome is breathing. Preemies almost always require breathing support in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). ... read more »

Is Early Drinking Linked to Verbal Development?

Research now suggests that children who develop verbal and cognitive skills early could be more likely to engage in an early exploration of alcohol in their adolescence. ... read more »

Disfigurement in Infancy is Often Temporary

There is one story my mom always tells when the subject of childhood safety scares comes up during family discussions. She was very careful to make sure nothing bad happened to me as, but one slip-up gave her a story she will never forget. ... read more »

Is Neurodevelopment Affected by Iodine Intake?

In most developed countries, iodine intake is sufficiently managed with table salt intake. Researchers in the United Kingdom recently addressed the possibility that iodine deficiency could contribute to neurodevelopmental problems in offspring. ... read more »

Breast Milk Fortification and Preterm Infants

Researchers from the University of York recently published a study in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Review on the implications of fortifying breast milk to speed up growth and facilitate neurodevelopment in preterm infants. ... read more »

Impact of LISA on Extremely Premature Infants

LISA or less invasive surfactant administration is a method of administering life-saving surfactant to extremely premature lungs. Surfactant is a substance that prevents the alveoli in the lungs from collapsing when premature infants breathe out. ... read more »

Intubating Neonates May Cause Tooth Defects

Researchers from the Universidade Federal do Parana have reported cases of tooth defects in neonates intubated soon after birth. All infants included in the study were intubated in the hospital after preterm delivery - prior to the 35th week gestation. ... read more »

Chemicals in Preemie's Brain Could Predict Risk for Developmental Problems at Age One

Scientists have discovered a new way to determine whether a preterm infant is at risk for motor development problems. ... read more »

Got Milk? Get Taller Babies

Thorhallur Halldorsson says, 'There aren't many prenatal dietary orenvironmental factors identified that explain growth in children (but)milk drinking may be one.' ... read more »

Growth and Development Delays Continues After Early Birth

Premature birth is associated with increased risk of developmental delays and death. Researchers in Malawi have concluded that these delays affect premature infants well into the second year of life. ... read more »

Improved Care for Preemies Associated with Cognitive Disabilities

The death rate of premature infants dropped from 90% to 20% from 1950 to 2000. The drop is associated with advances in critical care. ... read more »

Vitamin B12, Free Choline, Pregnancy Health and Infant Growth

Researchers from the Nutrition and Metabolism Research Program in British Columbia recently published a study on the effect of low vitamin B12 levels on choline levels and infant growth. ... read more »

Sleep Habits May be Connected to Early Birth

Researchers have found a potential link between sleep habits during pregnancy and increased risk of preterm delivery. ... read more »

Newborn and Baby: Month 6

Intimacy is an important part of the parent relationship, but your life has been all about baby for the last six months. That needs to change. Intimacy is difficult with work, life, baby and home, but you can make time with a little planning. ... read more »

Language Delay in Male Children May be Associated with Testosterone Levels in Mom

A new research study published in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, claims male infants exposed to higher than normal levels of testosterone may be at increased risk of language delays. ... read more »

Hearing Loss Linked to HIV Positive Pregnancy

Children born to HIV-positive mothers are more likely to have hearing problems than children born to HIV-negative mothers, according to a new study. The hearing loss is typically reported by the age of 16, but some reports occur as early as age 7. ... read more »

Infant Growth Process: Birth to Nine Months After ART

With the technological advancement in ART (assisted reproductive treatment) couples who were once considered infertile are now able to conceive and give birth to biological offspring using costly reproductive treatment. ... read more »

Human Touch Instrumental for Baby’s Language Development

A Purdue University researcher and her team of colleagues have discovered that touching a baby could be as important for its speech development as hearing words and sentences. ... read more »

Newborn and Baby: Month 8

By the eighth month, baby is mobile and active and all those lost hours of sleep have been replaced with busy days chasing him around trying to keep him safe and out of trouble. ... read more »

Welcome to Toddlerhood: Gross Motor Skills 12 - 24 months

Welcome to Toddlerhood: Gross Motor Skill Development 12 - 24 months ... read more »

Future Cognitive Development Reflected in Newborn’s Eyes

A new study suggests there’s more than joy to be found in a newborn’s eyes. A baby’s gaze is a signal of how well his or her visual cognitive abilities will develop throughout early childhood. ... read more »

Taurus Baby Horoscope

The Taurus baby is born from April 20th to May 20th. Taurus babies are ruled by the planet Venus and the earth element. ... read more »

Is Your Stroller Causing Hyperactivity?

New parents take great care in choosing just the right stroller. They shop for comfort, ease of use and style, but what if after all that shopping and careful selection the stroller you chose caused serious health issues for your child? ... read more »

The Louboutin Infant Line

Baby’s first steps marks a moment that parents wait for with bated breath and then record on every type of media they possibly can. Did babies need to start wearing shoes so they would be able to walk and have normally developed feet? ... read more »

Ritualistic Behavior Is Natural for Young Children

I’ve always been interested in child psychology, probably because of all the years I spent teaching. The way that children pick up habits socially is amazing to see, especially because much of the time, no one explains it to them. ... read more »

Study Reveals that Infants Are Able to Learn During Sleep

You’ve probably heard of people learning different languages in their sleep by listening to an mp3 of recorded phrases and words, but did you know that babies can also learn while they are asleep? ... read more »

Special Therapy May Help Preterm Infants with Development

To help with emotional detachment and to promote all types of growth in preterm children, a type of therapy called Kangaroo Care was developed that involves skin-to-skin contact between mother and child. ... read more »

Can Your Baby Really Learn from an iPad?

Today I watched a video of a baby touching her first magazine. The title of the video was, “A Magazine is an iPad that Doesn’t Work.” The baby was extremely confused as she tried touching the static images to make them move. ... read more »

Breastfed Children Less Likely to Stutter

My friend’s twins both developed a stutter around first and second grade. This is isn’t an uncommon development for twins and it can be quite easily treated with speech therapy. ... read more »

The Importance of Socialization

Since only children were never forced to share their toys with a sister, split the joy of Christmas morning with a brother or suffer the bruises of a sibling’s beating, they are frequently spoiled. ... read more »

Love and Learning

Today on the bus, I happened to be sitting next to someone studying developmental psychology. Since this is clearly a topic of interest for me, I was excited to learn about the research she was reading about. ... read more »

Social Development Starts in the Delivery Room

You’ve probably never wondered how a baby knows exactly where to look when his mother holds him for the first time. Without fail, a baby always looks right into his mother’s eyes assuming he is developmentally healthy. ... read more »

Children Who Struggle with Reading May be Omega-3 Deficient

A deficiency of omega-3 fatty acids has been linked to various medical and developmental issues throughout the years. ... read more »

The Benefits of Reading to Babies in Utero

I knew that babies could hear before birth, but it hadn’t occurred to me that they might actually benefit from something like being read bedtime stories. Was it really going to make a difference in how the baby develops after birth? ... read more »

Early Speech Development in Infants

Language development is something nearly all parents focus on strongly during their babies’ development. Anticipating first words and first ability to truly communicate desires is something shared universally. ... read more »

Start Teaching Your Baby Language in the Womb

One of the most important things you can do for your baby's development is start talking to him as early as possible. Many studies support the idea that babies begin learning language long before they utter their first word. ... read more »

How to Promote Your Baby’s Arch Development

I’m all for fashion, but he obviously wasn’t in dire need of protection from the elements considering he wasn’t walking yet. I researched the question and found that a baby who wears shoes for too long each day might actually develop foot problems. ... read more »

Growth and Development of Children Born After IVF In-vitro Fertilization

There is substantial evidence that children born after IVF are at increased risk for adverse perinatal outcome, congenital malformations, and rare epigenetic defects. ... read more »

Slow Growth in Infancy Disappears by Teen Years

Slow growth in infancy can be difficult for some parents to deal with or understand, but researchers from the University of Bristol claim growth rates tend to reach near normal by teen years. ... read more »