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: 

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...
Baby with eczema

Baby’s eczema can be cured by bathing in breast milk, claims mum-of-two

A mother from Southampton has claimed that bathing her babies in breast milk helped to soothe their eczema We all know that breast milk is great for babies' health and development, but did you know...

Could my child have sepsis?

Also known as blood poisoning (septicaemia), sepsis is the reaction to an infection in which the body attacks its own organs and tissues. Catherine Leong explains the risks and what signs to look out...

Top baby sleep tips for when the clocks go forward

The clocks go forward on Sunday 25 March, so we've called on paediatric sleep expert and Baby Elegance brand ambassador Lucy Wolfe to share her top tips on how to combat any difficulties the time...

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...

Your newborn baby

As your newborn goes home for the first time, here’s what’s going on with your baby Your baby will arrive home in a car seat, but once home, she needs to sleep flat on her...

What to expect in those first few days with a newborn

As you get ready to take your newborn home for the first time, here’s what’s in store once you leave hospital Your baby will arrive home in a car seat, but once home, she needs...
sleep

Is your baby getting enough sleep?

A well-rested baby makes for a happy baby. Louise Pyne shares her guide to beating those sleep setbacks Making sure your child gets enough sleep is paramount for their development, but as any new parent...

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....

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...