Melissa Healy Between birth and seven months of age, the average baby born into a two-parent household hears nearly three times as much babbling, cooing and sing-song questions-and-answers from a woman - generally the mother - than from a man, new research shows.
LETITIA ROWLANDS Excited parents-to-be go to pregnancy ultrasounds hoping to see a healthy, growing baby. But Amanda Collins had no doubt what she saw on the screen when she went for a scan at 20 weeks pregnant - a future beauty queen who would be born catwalk ready.
LETITIA ROWLANDS Psychologist Angharad Candlin will guide parents through their child's emotional development during her seminar at the Essential Baby and Toddler Show in Sydney this weekend.
PINKY MCKAY 1:47pm Your care is helping your baby thrive. As your bond grows, he’ll show you in his own special ways that you are the most important person in his world.
Letitia Rowlands and Nick Miller Footage of Australian babies and children sleeping in their bedrooms are among the images on a Russian site showing live feeds from thousands of homes and businesses around the world.
Ariane Beeston A few weeks ago, some dear friends of mine had their first baby. As the proud dad texted me a picture I had to fight the natural instinct to say “Enjoy every moment!”
If there is one thing the owners of Tillings Cafe can be certain of, it is that the eatery won't win the award for Britain's best baby-friendly coffee shop any time soon.
LETITIA ROWLANDS A transgender man who breastfed his first baby - despite having his breasts removed as part of his transformation from female to male - has now had a second child.
LETITIA ROWLANDS There is no doubt mums have a right to continue breastfeeding after they have returned to work, but one teacher in the US has taken it to the extreme.
CATHERINE RODIE For parents with nocturnal babies, the advice of a "baby whisperer" or "sleep trainer" can be extremely divisive.
Dr Brian Symon His methods may not be for everyone, but Dr Brian Symon is adamant that his sleep advice is safe for babies. Here is his method in his own words.
Melanie Mahoney Melbourne’s Pregnancy Babies and Children’s Expo has cancelled its presentation by a controversial doctor after wide condemnation from parents and other parenting experts.
Emily Dupuche The Italians are famous for creating masterpieces out of the simplest ingredients, and this traditional bread soup is a prime example of simplicity at its best.
Emily Dupuche These delicious nuggets make great finger food and can be served with dips, diced vegies or just about anything you fancy. Being baked, not fried, they are much healthier than commercially prepared options.
Emily Dupuche Your baby will love you for these! Like a piece of cake in a ball, they are clean to eat and extremely moreish. They're also great for anyone with egg allergies.
ANNA PATTY The baby found abandoned in a Sydney drain may have been alone for up to six days without being fed, leaving many asking how he could have survived.
Anonymous We have a beautiful seven-month-old son, and his allergy rules our life.
Steve Dorfman Before even giving birth, Katie Myers' maternal instincts warned her something was wrong with her baby.
LETITIA ROWLANDS They say dog is man's best friend, but this playful pooch seems to have chosen a jumping baby as her number one buddy.
Maggie Dent Letting your child move as much as possible in the early years – using all senses, engaging in the real world, preferably outside – will help them grow up healthier, smarter, calmer and stronger.
Letitia Rowlands Charlie the beagle steals baby Laura's favourite toy, but the lovable hound makes it up to his little best friend.
Marion Donovan, inventor of the first disposable nappy, had one question that guided her work: "What do I think will help a lot of people, and most certainly will help me?"
Babyology From soft toys to balance bikes, here are some great ideas for first birthday gifts.
Babyology Check out some great environmental clothing finds by Babology that is both good for the environment and sensitive skin baby and children's skin.
Check your baby's length and weight for their age against the World Health Organization's standard growth charts for children aged 0-3 years.
This chart will help you keep track of your baby’s feeds and nappies throughout the day and night so you don't have to remember when the last feed was.
This monthly guide to your baby's first year covers development, sleeping, baby care, immunisation reminders, feeding and more.
Congratulations on your new baby! There are lots of useful tips and information to be found here, and it is a great place to ask those questions that crop up through these early months.
First foods, crawling, words. This next six months includes plenty of new things - you will find advice, tips and questions answered in this forum.
Keep up to date with celebrities and their babies and toddlers with our photo gallery, updated regularly. We choose not to publish paparazzi shots of these famous families.