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.
Melissa Healy Between birth and seven months of age, the average baby born into a two-parent household hears nearly three times as much babbling, cooing and sing-song questions-and-answers from a woman - generally the mother - than from a man, new research shows.
LETITIA ROWLANDS Doctors have blamed premature breast development in a toddler on the overuse of lavender products.
JO HARTLEY Yes, they may be said with the best of intentions, but when you’re running on more coffee than oxygen, these flippant comments can just make you want to SNAP.
A six-day old premature baby has become the youngest infant to receive a heart transplant at a US hospital, doctors and his proud parents say.
PINKY MCKAY If you’re having a hard time, you don’t need to ditch your nursing bra just yet.
Anne Theriault The fact that I not only breastfed my son, but breastfed him for three and a half years, seems pretty incredible in retrospect.
MELANIE MAHONEY A mum of five, Liz Marquez wanted to breastfeed her premmie son for a year. So when she passed away suddenly, her friends - and strangers - stepped in to help.
Josefa Pete 2:49pm 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.
JO HARTLEY February 18 marks the start of one of the most prolific annual baby competitions in Australia: the Bonds Baby Search. And this year is going to be more special than ever.
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.
Emily Dupuche These delicious nuggets make great finger food and can be served with dips, diced vegies or just about anything you fancy. Being baked, not fried, they are much healthier than commercially prepared options.
Emily Dupuche Your baby will love you for these! Like a piece of cake in a ball, they are clean to eat and extremely moreish. They're also great for anyone with egg allergies.
Andrew Pollack Turning what was once conventional wisdom on its head, a new study suggests that many peanut allergies can be prevented by feeding young children food containing peanuts beginning in infancy.
As many as one in two newborn babies suffer from skin irritations in their first few weeks. So what are the most common rashes and irritations to look out for?
Sarah Chalmers Strokes occur in about one in 4,000 newborns a year in Britain with life-changing consequences for the baby and the family.
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 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.
Andrea Orr Note to new parents: You don't really need all that stuff.
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.