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: 

Do you have a clingy baby?

Parenting expert Kathryn Mewes, answers one reader’s question about her clingy baby... Q) I have a nine month old who is super clingy – he gets so angry and upset if I leave him for only...

Meet the One-year-old Hair Model and Instagram Sensation Baby Chanco

This super-cute baby from Japan now has thousands of fans all over the world thanks to her epic head of hair She may only be six months old, but so far little baby Chanco has...

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...
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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...

What to expect when your baby is 3-6 months

With motherhood now in full swing, here’s what’s to expect during 3-6 month stage By month three, many mothers have started introducing a gentle routine for themselves and baby. This can make your life easier...

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...
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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...
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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...

Understanding your baby’s senses

Sight, hearing, smell, taste and touch...  a guide to your baby’s senses and how to stimulate and nurture them BABY'S SIGHT At a day old, your baby’s vision is blurry and set to focus at...
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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...