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EARLY CHILDHOOD NEWS

Baby brains may be specialised to see faces within days of birth: Study

March 04, 2020 4:13 pm

According to the researchers, much of the scaffolding for the baby brain's visual cortex — one of the main regions involved in processing vision — is already in place, along with the patterns of brain activity.

Kate Middleton talks motherhood and parenting in her first podcast interview

February 18, 2020 11:41 am

The Duchess of Cambridge said parental guilt begins from the moment you have a baby.

Sleep problems in infants improve by the age of two, says study

February 08, 2020 2:12 pm

The researchers from the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) in Finland also found that the total amount of time spent in slumber reduced to 12 hours per day as daytime naps became shorter.

Parentese: 'Baby talk' improves long-term language skills in infants, says study

February 07, 2020 4:34 pm

"Most parents know that talking to their baby is a good thing, but what they don't necessarily always understand is that it's not just hearing talk," said the co-author of the study.

How to encourage your newborn baby to play

January 25, 2020 2:44 pm

Parents can play simple games, like stretching the baby's arms or do a pedalling exercise with their legs.

Infants think strategically when they have to solve a problem: Study

January 23, 2020 1:55 pm

According to the study, infants actually combine information from first-hand experiences and that of others they observe, and decide whether to continue trying to reach their goal or solve a problem.

Why do babies bite and do you need to stop them?

January 23, 2020 11:31 am

Biting goes away on its own over time and parents need not be too worried about it. If your child continues to bite, here are some other tips you can keep in mind.

5 things parents can do to encourage more tummy time

January 17, 2020 4:25 pm

"Tummy time can be started any time or immediately after birth. Adult supervision is a must throughout."

How babies see: Fuzzy vision and getting to recognise colour

January 16, 2020 12:24 pm

Most new parents intently wait to check the colour of their newborn's eyes upon birth, but are often left confused and worried when they notice their little ones to be a little crossed and not well-coordinated.

Do you need to worry if your baby is not blinking enough?

January 15, 2020 4:53 pm

A 2010 study titled Optometry and Vision Science by Leigh F Bacher states that spontaneous eye-blinking rate is less than four times per minute in human babies. The rates gradually increase to 15-30 per minute in adulthood.