Kim O'Connell When our son stopped talking, our sense of loss was painful and acute.
NICKY PHILLIPS The majority of Australian children with autism spectrum disorder are not being diagnosed until more than two years after they can be reliably identified.
Starting on solids is an exciting time for you and your baby. Here are a few tips to help the process go along smoothly.
Ariane Beeston I've been in denial and I'm not too proud to beg, but it appears I must accept the fact that you have gone. I need to let you go.
Josefa Pete We cannot place all children who are sick in a bubble till they recover, but we can give other parents a choice about exposing their kids to them.
Beth Whitehouse My 18-month-old held his breath until he passed out. It was terrifying.
Staff writers All parents cherish photos of their children, but one mother has more reason than most to be glad she took a snapshot of her young son.
Megan Blandford Forget the healthy images of chubby babies and toddlers; lots of parents are being told their young children are overweight.
Karen Prisco Please don't look badly on my child if they cry when I tell them they can't eat the birthday cake. Don't look at me condescendingly and say, "A little bit won't hurt".
Louise Wedgwood Chances are your toddler's behaviour is all completely normal - but here's how to tackle some common social problems.
Gemma Taylor New research shows that after watching an educational children’s television program, toddlers can learn to count to five and read a simple map.
Jennifer Chung If you have both a toddler and a preschooler, we have some fun ideas to keep them both busy.
Babyology Backyard cubbies have progressed from lean-tos made from an old tarp and a couple of branches to these magnificent mini houses.
Babyology A toy company wants to bring the fun of a sushi train right to your own dining table.
Babyology This ingenious product is an example of prevention being better than cure - particularly when it comes to missing children.
Compare your baby's length and weight for age against the World Health Organization's standard growth charts for children aged 0-3 years.
Time to start introducing the potty or toilet to your toddler and not sure where to start? Here is our section on toilet trainng with expert advice, other mum's experiences, and forums to share and ask advice from other mums.
Now that the colder months are here, Essential Baby as all the information you need for staying healthy and happy during the chilly season.
Chat about your toddler's health, sleep, behaviour, eating habits and more with other parents in the Essential Baby forum.