Eight-month-old babies know when they need another's person help – and act accordingly, finds new research examining the way infants develop their early communication skills.
This is a month by month guide to your baby's first year.
In the beginning, don't worry how stupid you feel - just talk. When a baby is a newborn the content doesn't matter, and language learning has already begun in the womb.
Studies have shown that infants in the first months of life try to avoid dealing with social wrongdoers - for example, sharing less with them and helping them less - and they expect others to, too.
When I do talk to the baby, he ignores me anyway. How important is it to talk to the baby? And if it is important, what should I talk about?
Supporting children's needs and understanding developmental foundations are much more important than when they first walked or talked.
A mum was ushered out of an US department store's underwear section after discreetly breastfeeding her baby.
Breastfeeding is a beautiful thing. But it can also be thoroughly exhausting, especially when your baby keeps you up through the night.
Needless to say, the last thing any mum wants is for someone to loudly knock on the door and wake their sleeping cherub.
Like all one-year-olds, Evelyn Moore is keen to get moving and explore the world around her. But a battle with aggressive cancer left the little girl paralysed from the waist down.
New parenthood: sometimes there are just no words to describe it. Luckily there are now 250 emojis to do that job perfectly.
Colic can affect up to 20 per cent of babies - and what works for one baby may not work for another.
While we are busy juggling the big stuff, it is easy to overlook some of the details - like this nappy knowledge.
Baby boxes given out to to all new mothers have long been credited with saving baby's lives in Finland, now more countries are getting on board with the concept.
When television personality Jessica Rowe was holidaying in Iceland last week she noticed something that caught her eye - babies sleeping in prams outside cafes and restaurants.
Sure it's aimed at a niche demographic, but it's sweet to see babies blissing out at Baby Spa Perth.
If the tooth fairy takes teeth away, it must be something like a goblin who brings them in the first place.
A study found that a whopping 91 per cent of four-week-old babies had been placed in cots with unsafe bedding.
What parents don't need to stress about is that their methods will cause more harm or have long-term negative consequences.
Parents are clamouring for a doll that helps send little ones off to sleep by "sounding a bit like Darth Vader".
How often have you been told "Just give your breastfed baby a bottle of formula at bedtime to make him sleep"? But does it work?
The short and long term consequences of controlled crying are under the spotlight with new Australian research suggesting no harm results from the practice.
Baby will sleep soundly in the amazing winter sleep products from Merino Kids.
It can be frustrating, worrying, and turn into a battle of wills - but it doesn't have to be like that
Terms like 'natural', 'organic' and 'wholegrain' make us think that a food is healthy, but really they can be used to mask the truth of what lies below.
Muffins are good for lunches, snacks, parties, picnics, finger food, the car, the lunchbox, and, best of all, the freezer.
It's a heartbreaking video that's difficult to watch, but that's just what Sydney mum of two Sandra wants people to do.
Here are the the pros and cons of giving antibiotics to young babies.
When it comes to breastfeeding or bottle feeding, Abbie Fox wants the world to remember one thing: 'fed is best'.
When Jude Atiga's baby son Laith was struggling to breathe the worried mum called an ambulance.
It may soon become a crime for Italian parents to keep their children from indulging in the country's legendary meats and cheeses by restricting them to vegan options.
Parents worried about their newborn baby developing a flat head are potentially putting their child at risk of sudden death, a new study has found.
Colourful kids spaces don’t only look great, but can assist in learning and behaviour, too.
These books make a great idea for baby showers, christenings, naming days, and early birthdays too.
Even one-year-olds can be very exploratory, experimental and creative.
Is it responsible parenting, or is this baby being subjected to unnecessary distress? That's the question dividing viewers of a video showing a six-month-old girl fending for herself in a swimming pool after being enticed to fall into the water.
A French dad has captured his 3-month-old daughter, June, in a series that shows her in outfits of different professions in order to show the possibilities ahead of her. The dad, Malo, says that he, his wife and a few friends work quickly to avoid tiring the baby out.
Baby laptops and other talking, flashing toys that promise to improve children's language skills may do the exact opposite.
Got champagne taste on a beer budget? Or perhaps nothing but the most expensive will do.
Tommee Tippee super soft comforters are being recalled over safety fears.
A pram is a large purchase, and you only want to buy once.