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.
Once I overcame the thrill of my baby meeting a new developmental landmark, I realised the practical implications of living with a crawler were not so sparkly.
After having three children and various degrees of success feeding them all, there's one thing I can tell you: virtually nothing will go as planned.
A woman has been praised as a "beautiful mother" after breastfeeding a baby which had been abandoned at the side of a street.
Is there anything sexier than a babywearing dad?
Since having my second baby a number of people have commented on how placid, content and settled he is and, similarly, many have commented on how this is a reflection of how I am with him.
Babies don't care about genre or clever lyrics, and I want something I can sing along to and be silly with.
If the thought of taking your baby out on your own makes you a bit nervous, you're completely normal.
An Australian chiropractor has called for calm after a video showing him performing a chiropractic technique on baby was slammed by experts.
It's stressful to be the one who is holding your baby most of the day, but it's even more stressful to wonder, 'am I doing something wrong? Or am I creating bad habits?'
Every time I say the word "milk" my hands do a squeezing movement, like I'm milking a cow's udder.
There are a number of myths and superstitions about birthmarks.
Having two babies means twice the love and giggles - yes we're having finally giggles in our house - they're the best! But it also means twice the poos and wees.
Baby will sleep soundly in the amazing winter sleep products from Merino Kids.
One Australian company has received the nod of approval for its range of baby sleep products which help to avoid Hip Displasia.
Parents have been warned to strictly follow safe sleeping guidelines when swaddling.
The death of a baby whose head got stuck between a foam mattress and a cot side has prompted a public safety caution.
Children have just the first five years of life to develop good sleeping habits before they are at risk of adjusting poorly to school and developing learning difficulties, new Queensland research shows.
If your baby is awake all day it's not helpful for development or night sleep, and will have a big impact on effective feeding
Two baby formula brands are at war, with one claiming the other poached a lucrative supply deal with Coles.
Some baby foods have up to 40 per cent sugar, study finds.
The natural fat in the avocado and the natural sugars in the banana make this guacamole a perfect dish for growing, energetic children.
A baby born with a tail has had it removed after doctors feared the birth defect might cause long term damage to his lower body.
Consumers prefer medical experts to Dr Google, Canberra medical conference told.
A chiropractor accused of dangerously manipulating a newborn baby's spine in an "eye watering" video that went viral has been temporarily banned from treating children.
A second baby with aggressive leukaemia has been treated in London with "designer immune cells" and, six months after treatment, she remains in remission, French biotech firm Cellectis announced.
Doctors have declared war on chiropractors amid outrage over an "eye watering" video showing a Melbourne chiropractor manipulating a newborn baby's spine.
Caitlin is a firm believer in the importance of immunisation to protect children from harmful and deadly diseases.
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.
Freelance photographer and mum Sioin Queenie Liao has created an adorable photo series of her sleeping son, Wengenn in Wonderland. Using only household items, Liao dresses Wengenn for the shoot before nap time, then works her magic while he sleeps. Liao has photographed over 1000 scenes of her son; from Tarzan to toy soldier, Wengenn has many adventures up his very cute sleeve.
Baby laptops and other talking, flashing toys that promise to improve children's language skills may do the exact opposite.
The way parents respond to their child's babbling can shape how their infants communicate.