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The first 1000 days PART THREE: babyhood & toddlerdom

This is the third in our series of four articles on the first 1000 days of life. Research has proven this a critical and unparalleled window of time, which has a lifelong influence on an individual’s growth, brain development and relationships. Here …

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Little steps: your baby's milestones over 18 months

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Singing calms babies for longer

In a new study from the University of Montreal, infants remained calm twice as long when listening to a song, which they didn't even know, as they did when listening to speech. The findings are important because mothers, and Western mothers in …

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Crawling and Walking

Crawling Are you wondering when your baby is finally going to start crawling? They may have been rolling around the room for a couple of months, and inching along on their tummy, or even getting up on all fours and rocking back and forth, they …

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Typical Child Development

Most parents, at one time or another, worry that their child isn't developing 'normally'. But rather than focusing so much on what our babies are not doing, we should be celebrating what they are capable of, explains Dr Melanie Woodfield.   …

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Bonding With Your Baby

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Massaging your baby

"Being touched and caressed, being massaged, is food for the infant -- food as necessary as minerals, vitamins and proteins."  ~ Dr Frederick LeBoyer Parents all over the world know that their babies need to be held, carried, rocked and touched. …

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Bonding and Affection

Bonding & Affection Bonding is a two way process where both you and your baby will become tuned in to each other. It is not always automatic and many women say it takes time to fall in love with their babies - especially first babies. The …

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