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: 

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Five ways to boost your baby’s brain power

Louise Pyne on the five simple steps you can take to supercharge your child's cognitive development During pregnancy and throughout your baby’s first year, his brain undergoes a massive amount of growth. By the time...

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...

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...
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Does your baby have trouble sleeping during the day?

Most three to six month-old babies sleep around 15 hours a day including regular naps throughout. Parenting expert Kathryn Mewes, answers one reader’s question about her three month old son… Q) How can I help...

What are the benefits of teething jewellery?

Annie Quinton explores the new wave of teething jewellery for mum and baby Leave anything in the path of a teething baby and, if they can get their hands on it, chances are it’s going...

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...

How to get your baby to sleep

Beat those bedtime battles with BookTrust's simple steps to a better night's sleep If getting a full night's sleep is top of your wish-list, you're not alone. Almost 80% of mothers and fathers with children aged three...