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: 

How To Get Your Baby Swimming

We look at the benefits of taking your little one to a Baby swimming class in the first few months of being born and the best places to go in the capital
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News: Laughter May Boost Learning

We all know laughter is the best medicine, but a team of French scientists has discovered humour appears to help toddlers learn.

The Truths Behind Weaning

Senior Nutritionist Saidee Bailey talks about the first stages of weaning as she dispells the myths surrounding the subject and offers her expert advice. So what do people mean when they say baby led weaning...

Creativity Covered with Maggie & Rose

We had the chance to speak with Maggie Bolger, founder of Maggie & Rose, to discover why she set up the business and to talk about the latest addition, Maggie & Rose Chiswick. As...

Child Development: A Problem Shared

We’ve all heard ‘he’s a bit slow’ or ‘she’ll do it in her own time’, but are they fair comments? Dr Ari Mihailidis, an expert in child development, sheds light on these fascinating first stages

London NHS leads baby stem cell banking

You may have heard of the increasingly popular practice of having your baby’s stem cells collected from the umbilical cord blood at birth.  The blood in the umbilical cord is rich in blood-type...

Common parental learning and behavioural concerns

The following are some questions that are often asked of Educational Psychologists. Although each individual child is unique, with unique circumstances, there are some general responses that can be given to each scenario. Here...

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...

Separation Anxiety

  ‘Please Don’t Go’ Separation Anxiety in Babies and Children   Sarah has a 3 year old daughter, Lauren. Leaving Lauren in the nursery has always been a nightmare. Lauren screams and cries for hours. Sarah usually...

Developing Your Baby’s Senses

Many mothers-to-be and new mothers have questions about child development and how they can best interact with their baby. Below, I address some of the most common questions I receive, from stimulating your baby’s senses...