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.
LETITIA ROWLANDS Hearing your baby laugh for the first time is one of the great joys of early parenthood.
Katy Chatel As people become more aware of these benefits, I hope more parents will practice this method, so we can cut down on nappies and improve baby bonding.
Lauren Dubois That mum who's doing her very first 1km sprint is also struggling. She's just not as fit as you. She's not trying to compete with you, she's just trying to finish her race.
Sarah Barr There's nothing like having a baby to highlight just how much there is you don't know.
LETITIA ROWLANDS It's a well known fact that trips to the toilet in private are a luxury that disappears for many women once they have a baby.
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.
Staff writers An update to Instagram's community guidelines has confirmed that breastfeeding photos are now allowed to be posted.
Actress Alyssa Milano is fuming after customs officials confiscated her pumped breast milk before a flight back to America.
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.
Staff writers Over the weekend my four-month-old had a lasting high temperature. My problem is knowing when to administer pain relief and if I am doing it for the right reason - eg so she will sleep better at night.
Lauren Dubois Don't get me started on rescuing your arm from under that baby. How many of you have stood there, weighing up the pros and cons of wetting your pants versus waking the baby?
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.
LETITIA ROWLANDS How do you get a fussy baby to eat good food? It's a question faced by mothers around the world on a daily basis.
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.
Josefa Pete My son’s quality of life was definitely consumed by his constant itch, red raw skin and a cycle of skin infections. Then I got a weird suggestion.
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.
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.
Babyology If you're only just joining the modern cloth nappy movement, or would like to spruce up your collection, we have to introduce you to Designer Bums.
Babyology Australian designers Mint Rhapsody have come up with a simple but innovative idea that ensures your playpen can 'blend and not offend'.
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
A new area on our site for all your playtime and learning fun with baby - specially brought to you by Fisher-Price Play IQ™. PLUS your chance to win a year's supply of toys.
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.