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.
Anisa Arsenault Some babies cruise around holding onto furniture for months and months while others start walking practically the moment they get up on two feet.
LETITIA ROWLANDS 1:34pm It is a photograph no parent ever wants to take of their baby - in hospital hooked up to machines, breathing through tubes and fighting for their life at just four-weeks-old.
Richard Fletcher Fathers might be at home more these days but they still spend only a fraction of that time caring for their baby.
Megan Blandford For some parents, recording facts like their child’s first word, first tooth and first steps isn’t enough. They’re taking memory collections to the next level.
ESTHER HAN 2:22pm Breast milk sold on the internet is rarely screened for diseases and is a clear health risk, say researchers in London.
Staff writers Virgin Australia has come under fire after a breastfeeding mum and her 10-month-old son were escorted off a flight.
CATHERINE RODIE Why is the idea of nursing someone else's baby so socially unacceptable?
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?
Josefa Pete Bedtime might not seem like the most natural choice for a baby to learn new things, but a new study suggests it's the best time for them to develop memories and retain new behaviours.
Amanda Hooton Controlled-crying techniques may help some babies sleep through the night, but for many exhausted new parents, it's just a recipe for more tears all round.
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.
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.
Chad Hayes 9:52pm We may not have a clue what colic is, but we do know that it goes away - no matter what you do.
Toni McCaffery It has been six years since whooping cough claimed the life of four-week-old Dana McCaffery. Her parents are angry that lessons learnt weren't enough to save other babies.
NICOLE COX Pregnant West Australian women will be offered free whooping cough vaccinations in the wake of the death of four-week-old Riley Hughes.
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 Australian designers Mint Rhapsody have come up with a simple but innovative idea that ensures your playpen can 'blend and not offend'.
Babyology What looks like a thermos, is the brain-child of a mum, and was designed by an aerospace engineer?
We've compiled a guide to some of the most popular presents for newborns and new mums, and for christenings and naming days.
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.