KIM ARLINGTON Baby talk does more than just entertain babies - it helps foster important language skills, too.
Staff writers As any bookworm knows, coming to the end of a really good book can bring on a lot of feelings.
Armin Brott Is it too soon to be reading to my two-month-old son? If not, what should I read?
Jamie Davis Smith It seems that by now that I would have a lot of things figured out. But figuring out how to play with an infant still remains a challenge.
Dr Katie Heathershaw Dr Katie Heathershaw answers questions about babies' gross motor skill development, including crawling, tummy time, reaching, using a jumper chair, and neck movement.
Dr Katie Heathershaw Dr Katie Heathershaw answers questions about jumping, toe walking, riding a bike and being pigeon toed.
Lucy Cooper During the first 12 months of life, your baby's brain grows rapidly, and getting enough restful sleep is vital for assisting this growth.
JO HARTLEY More often than not, you'll read that screen time for children should be kept to a minimum - but some scientists are now challenging this way of thinking.
Lucy Cooper Playing with your baby is a skill that some mums need to learn - it doesn't always come naturally.
Lucy Cooper Learning occurs in areas of development for babies and young chidren through play. Physical play is important for their fine and gross motor skills.
Lucy Cooper A baby will develop their cognitive skills through a range of play activities. You can help encourage this learning through some of these play tips and ideas.
Lucy Cooper From our recent 30 days of #PlayIQ the play tips and ideas focusing on the social and emotional skill sets with play ideas and tips.
Lucy Cooper Once your baby has mastered walking, they enter the 'toddler' phase. Here are some ideas for play opportunities that build on the cognitive, social and physical skills your child established as a bub.
Lucy Cooper From the moment your baby is born, they start using their senses to learn about the wonderful world around them.
Lucy Cooper Babies are social beings who enjoy being around people they know and love, especially you.
Lucy Cooper Even though they're immobile and can't speak, there are plenty of ways you can engage and communicate with your newborn to stimulate their physical, cognitive and emotional development.
Lucy Cooper What is a confident baby? A child that feels secure and safe.
Dr Katie Heathershaw Paediatrician and Fisher-Price paediatric specialist Dr Katie Heathershaw answers questions mums and dads have asked about playing with their children from 12 months to toddlerhood.
Dr Katie Heathershaw Paediatrician and Fisher-Price paediatric specialist Dr Katie Heathershaw answers questions mums and dads have asked about playing with their babies from birth to 12 months.
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.
Lucy Cooper Even in the womb, music can help build an emotional connection between you and your child. As your baby grew inside you, they became used to your voice, and you might even have sung to your unborn child or played soothing music.
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.
The baby girl was working on her crawling technique when the family's pet dog saw she was struggling and came to give a helping paw.
Donna Webeck Barbie is a representation of some of the happiest times in my childhood, and I’m all for fostering a similar love within my baby girl.
Dennis Green A very lucky one-year-old had the birthday party theme of every nerd's dream - complete with an Iron Throne.
Melanie Mahoney A woman has duped her boyfriend, friends and well-meaning strangers into believing she was going to have quintuplets until arriving at hospital to supposedly give birth.
Letitia Rowlands The inspirational team at The Nappy Collective are thrilled with the total number of nappies collected during their most recent drive.
Melanie Mahoney Few people start their day the same way this little guy does – dancing, smiling, and generally having an awesome time.
Letitia Rowlands Dad Michael Stansbury decided to join his six-month-old daughter Lilly Ann on the floor for tummy time. The result is an adorable video clip that's gone viral.
Dennis Green Reddit unearths a picture of a baby doing business at breakfast and the community goes wild.
KASEY EDWARDS Turns out the latest 'bizarre Hollywood trend' is not that weird after all.
Rachel Clun If you've found yourself cooing in ‘baby talk’ to your baby, you're off to a good start - recent research has confirmed that that this kind of communication can be more beneficial for your child's language development than using normal speech.
LETITIA ROWLANDS Fisher-Price has released a baby seat which comes complete with a space for an iPad. But is their 'Newborn to Toddler Apptivity' seat the worst toy idea ever?
COSIMA MARRINER Summer babies are more likely to struggle with sharing, concentrating, making friends and helping than those born during winter, new research suggests.
RACHEL BROWNE It’s natural for parents to want the best for their children, but current emphasis on cognitive development puts a huge amount of pressure on everyone.
CATHERINE RODIE If Dom Knight's recent Daily Life article is anything to go by, it would seem I owe my childfree friends a massive apology.
Staff Writers Ever wondered what your toddler is trying to tell you with their babbles and squeals?
Amity Dry While a happy baby babbling is easy to listen to, an upset baby trying to communicate can be one of the most frustrating and upsetting experiences of new motherhood. How do you know which cries mean what?
Tanya Ryan-Segger Swimming classes teach children - and their parents - about safe water habits, even from a very young age.
LEGO® DUPLO® Children and animals are a match made in heaven. Not only do children have a natural affection for furry, four-legged creatures, but they can also learn a lot from their animal friends.
LEGO® DUPLO® Not sure how all those new interactive toys work? Or even if your child will play with them? When in doubt, return to the classics.
Brooke Tasovac When you've got a newborn there's not much you can do together - all he does is sleep, eat and dirty his nappy, right? Not quite. Here are some simple ideas for playing with your baby in his first three months.
The children of married parents have better educational and social outcomes than those raised by de facto couples or single mothers, according to new research.
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.