Baby Development

baby-developmentMonitoring your baby's milestones is a pivotal part of parenting. Whether you need health advice or tips on weaning and teething, consult our week-by-week baby guides and keep track of your baby's development here. Read our top baby development stories here: 

Caring for your baby’s teeth

Susannah Warren talks to health experts to get the lowdown on caring for your baby's teeth and oral health A tooth! It’s one of the biggest milestones in the first months of your baby’s life....

International Friendship Day: The five stages of children’s friendships

To mark International Friendship Day (30 July), Georgina Blaskey explains how we can help our children navigate the rollercoaster of playground relationships... Even as young as nursery age we may see the first seeds of friendship...

Does your baby struggle to sleep in her own room?

Parenting expert Kathryn Mewes, answers one reader’s question about her baby who won’t sleep in her own room Q.) I am struggling to get my eight and a half month old daughter to sleep in...
Breastfeeding

Does nipple size affect whether or not you can breastfeed?

Women's nipples come in all shapes and sizes, but does that matter when it comes to breastfeeding? Worried about the complications that come with breastfeeding? Some regular concerns that crop up with mothers-to-be include sore...

Is your baby sleeping at feeding time?

Breastfeeding consultant and maternity nurse Deearna Withey discusses how to avoid your baby falling asleep during a feed Getting into a feeding routine can be a daunting task for a new mum. Many mums can...

Top tips to get baby to sleep through the night

Parenting expert Kathryn Mewes, answers one reader’s question about her baby who won't sleep through the night Q.) I would like tips on how to get my 11-month old to sleep through the night. After...
CBeebies Bedtime Stories

CBeebies Bedtime Stories is airing its first ever signed episode

Comedian Rob Delaney will be the first host to present CBeebies Bedtime Stories signing in Makaton CBeebies Bedtime Stories is a much-loved favourite for many families across the UK, seeing the likes of Tom Hardy,...

How to understand your baby’s sleep cycle

Parenting expert Kathryn Mewes, answers one reader’s question about her baby's sleep cycle Q.) Why does my eight month old wake up every 45 minutes to an hour all night long? I believe it has...
Mother and baby sleeping

This is how much sleep new parents get on average in baby’s first year

You don’t know tired until you have a child of your own – new research has unveiled how much sleep new parents are getting (clue: not much) Simba, the sleep technology brand who sell those...

14 ways to help your baby sleep better

This simple advice can help your newborn - and you - enjoy a happier, healthier slumber, says author and parenting expert Elizabeth Pantley  1. Get to know your new baby Your baby will tell you what...