Archive for 'Development'

Babies and TV

Babies and TV

How screen time hurts infants developing minds. Babies and TV It’s getting more and more difficult to prevent children from engaging in screen time.  After all those little tablets, with their touch screens can be lifesavers [...]

Brain Structure of Infants Predicts Early Language Skills

Brain Structure of Infants Predicts Early Language Skills

A University of Washington study has found that infant brain structure can help predict children’s language ability at one year of age. By using brain imaging, researchers are better able to understand how infants’ early brain [...]

Alcohol During Pregnancy

Alcohol During Pregnancy

Why it’s imperative you pass on alcohol when pregnant. Alcohol and Pregnancy There was a time when women were told that having the occasional glass of wine during pregnancy was okay.  Not so anymore.  Now it’s [...]

Toxins in Utero

Toxins in Utero

How many toxins are babies exposed to while in the womb? Toxins in Utero By now, we’re well aware that smoking and drinking during pregnancy are real no-no’s.  And because of mercury, avoiding a lot of [...]

Toddlers & First Steps

Toddlers & First Steps

Stepping up to the plate.   Toddlers and First steps Walking is a milestone that every parent relishes.  It’s also a milestone that occurs on different timetables for different kids, says Ann Douglas, author of The Mother [...]

Temper Tantrums in Toddlers and Young Children

Temper Tantrums in Toddlers and Young Children

When your toddler tantrums what should you do? Experts say try to stay calm, and remind yourself that this too will pass! Terrible or terrific. However you look at it, one thing is certain and that [...]

Early Speech Difficulties

Early Speech Difficulties

The early stages of your baby’s speech and language development. Early Speech Difficulties Speech development in babies really starts to pick up by the time they reach a year with babies babbling – that is, repeating [...]

When do Babies Take Their First Step?

When do Babies Take Their First Step?

Is there anything you can do to encourage your baby to take his first step – or is it all genetically predetermined? Baby’s first step is a developmental milestone that most parents never forget. But waiting [...]

Toilet Training

Toilet Training

 Is your child ready to be toilet trained?   Toilet Training If there is one milestone every parent looks forward to, it’s when their child no longer requires diapers.  But learning to use a toilet will not [...]

Language Development

Language Development

The connection between music and a baby’s first words. Language Development Have you ever noticed that when you talk to an infant you naturally use a sing song voice?  Well there’s good reason for this.  Music [...]