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: 

A first Christmas…

Let’s face it, a baby’s first Christmas is much more exciting for the doting parents. So spoil yourself and let ACHICA ensure you have the best Christmas ever! A Cracking Christmas There are some things...

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

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...

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...

Puckababy: Putting Sleep Problems to Rest

Sleep, a never-ending battle we have with ourselves, our partners and eventually our brood. It's no surprise that it's such a big factor as we spend over a 1/3 of our lifetime in...

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...

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...
Baby napping

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...

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...
Smiling baby

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.