Jo Hartley Working out what’s underlying your baby's fussiness can be a case of trial and error. Here are a few common causes and how you can remedy each one.
CATHERINE RODIE Watching your child take their first wobbly steps is one of the best parenting highs you'll ever experience. But with that high comes a new reality.
Rachel Feltman When objects behave in an unusual way your baby will conduct simple science experiments to understand what is happening, according to a new study.
Staff writers Parents have been warned about the dangers of letting babies sleep in bouncers and swings following the death of a three-month-old girl.
JODIE BENVENISTE Sleep deprivation is a real hazard of caring for a baby. But there are ways to manage the challenges of fatigue better.
LETITIA ROWLANDS H2O is one of the necessities of life, but for babies a seemingly harmless amount of water can be fatal.
JENNA CLARKE Australian model Nicole Trunfio has taken the concept of multitasking to a fashionable new level for Elle Australia.
Staff writer A mum drank her own breast milk and covered herself in dirt to survive a cold night in rugged bush.
Heidi van Dort Dads can have many reasons for not wanting their partners to breastfeed their baby, but both parents should learn more about it before making a final decision.
Swaddling helps your baby sleep as it helps prevent the startle reflex and keeps legs loose enough to rest in a natural position. Here are some great swaddles, wraps and sleep pouches to make bedtime more restful for everyone.
A UK coroner has warned of the dangers of a bedside cot after the death of a newborn baby who choked to death this month.
PINKY MCKAY There is so much pressure about having a baby who sleeps 'all night' , it's no wonder you worry about your baby if she wakes in the night.
Sarah Barr My baby wasn't interested in food - until we tried something new. Now she's eating it all, and it often comes from my plate.
Babyology I'm quite certain that in my next life I'll be a food stylist. Or at least the person who looks at very lovely pictures of food… is that a job?
Siobhan Rennie As a former paleo eater who eventually came to her senses, I've learnt what works for me - and my baby.
Pam Belluck A new study of thousands of premature births found that a small minority of babies born a week or two before what is now generally considered the point of viability can be treated and survive.
LETITIA ROWLANDS For the first nine weeks of his life Elijah Cook had felt his mother's warmth and enjoyed her loving cuddles.
Lenny Bernstein and Rebecca Schatz A Canadian woman who had declined to have her children immunised against pertussis, better known as whooping cough, has changed her position now that all seven of her children have come down with the disease.
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.
JO HARTLEY You'll soon be meeting your baby, but you've got one big task to get done first: setting up a comfy, calming nursery you'll both be able to enjoy.
LETITIA ROWLANDS Remember the days when news of a pregnancy meant grandmas and great aunts would be busy knitting booties for the soon-to-arrive bundle of joy? Well, forget them.
Babyology If you can find a bouncer that looks great, can be machine washed and is strong enough to hold a toddler, then you have well and truly hit the jackpot. You can now consider that jackpot hit.
The first time your child learns a new skill at playtime is very exciting - for both you and your baby! Play is important to your child's development for a variety of reasons - here are some simple ideas for you to try at home.
Kathy Walker Early stimulation equals better brain function and easier acquisition of language skills. Brain studies now more than ever highlight the importance of exposure, practice and stimulation of experiences when children are young.
Kathy Walker It seems we give our children less chances to play, to climb, to do some rough and tumble. We are often too careful and don’t give children enough time to practice these skills
Tips and advice on playtime with your baby, including game and activity ideas, information on helping your baby develop and learn, and more - specially brought to you by Fisher-Price Play IQ.
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.