Armin Brott My baby is happy and playful at home, but when he's out in public he seems to have zero interest in interacting with other children.
KYLIE ORR 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.
EVELYN LEWIN As a parent there are so many milestones to look forward to. That first smile, first word - and, of course, that first step.
These gorgeous photos are by Sandi Ford, who specialises in capturing newborns smiling. "I have learned to recognise the little signs that a baby is about to let out a smile and I sit there ready with the camera to catch it!" she says. "I once read that there are two types of people in this world – those that see a newborn smile as wind, and those that don't. I see it as a rare treat that I am lucky enough to capture."
JUDITH IRELAND The federal government's flagship childcare reforms are so difficult to understand, some parents may give up and pull their children out of care, a Senate inquiry has heard.
Beth Sebesfi Why don't we talk about the fact that when everything goes right, we may still feel completely lost, and certain that we have failed?
Staff writers One of the world's most prestigious medical journals has confirmed breastfeeding's positive effect on mothers' and babies' health.
Breast milk isn't just for feeding babies! Here are some other (sometimes surprising) ways the natural 'liquid gold' can be used.
PINKY MCKAY Instead of becoming stressed about how much milk your breasts are making or storing, I joke that we have either shot glasses or 'jugs'.
Photographer Anne Eftimie of Cute Moments Photography has created an incredibly cute photo service called “Blackboard Adventures.” Here's a few example photos of her sleeping baby son - and a friend - on some awesome adventures of their own. See the full series at the Cute Moments website.
There's nothing more frustrating, or distressing to a parent than a sick child who can't - or won't got to sleep.
Some parents and photographers like to capture sleeping babies in unusual positions and using different props. Check out these creative shots, and some of the Photoshop tricks used to achieve them.
ESTHER HAN Three furious customers are demanding an apology from Woolworths for cancelling their online baby formula orders and suspending their accounts, accusing the supermarket giant of racial profiling.
JARED LYNCH NZ dairy exporter Fonterra will make infant formula for Bellamy's Organic under a multimillion-dollar deal as the company boosts production to meet demand.
Coles and Woolworths have imposed tighter buying bans on baby formula amid a shortage blamed on Chinese consumers.
Nicole Thomson-Pride 12:05pm If you're a new parent, or an expecting parent, and don't know much about vaccinations, here's what you should know.
More than 12,000 notifications as vaccine stocks in the private market run dry.
Melanie Mahoney Swiss doctors have separated eight-day-old conjoined sisters – the youngest ever successfully separated.
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.
HENRIETTA COOK Baby laptops and other talking, flashing toys that promise to improve children's language skills may do the exact opposite.
Suzi Catchpole 3:15am It's that time of year again and we've found all the cutest clothing and accessories for your Valentine's babies and toddlers.
Grown up nursery rooms
Elicia Murray Shove over, baby blue. Back in your box, pastel pink. All of a sudden, nurseries are looking all grown up.
Everything you need to create a lively jungle themed nursery for your little one, from rugs to lights and everything in between.
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.