Category: Child Health

Fetuses Are Able to Distinguish Between Different Languages

– In 1995, University of Kansas researchers published their findings regarding the broad “world gap” between children from low-income and higher-income backgrounds. They found that, by age 3, poor children would have heard 30 million fewer words spoken at home than their peers from more advantaged families. A gap closely …
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Cuddling – Skin-to-Skin Care – Has Benefits to Both Baby and Mom

– The positive effects of cuddling on infants have long been known. It helps their brain development and strengthens their feelings of attachment. Mom’s contact is one of the greatest medicine for a newborn. But what about mom herself? Well, according to science, cuddling, skin-to-skin care (SSC) or Kangaroo Care …
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Why You Should Praise your Kids Five Times a Day

– According to a new study by researchers at De Montfort University in England, praising children five times a day for their good behavior will help them thrive. The research showed that the children of parents using this kind of measure benefited from better well-being and lower hyperactivity and inattention …
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Smartphones and Tablets Hinder the Development of Toddlers’ Language Skills

– According to a new study from the University of Toronto and The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, putting infants and toddlers in front of tablets and smartphones before the age of two can significantly hinder the development of their language abilities. In the UK, for example, kids under …
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Crying Babies Are Made, Not Born

– According to a new study, Danes, Germans and Japanese babies cry the least, while their peers in the UK, Italy and Canada cry the most. Denmark is not only the second best country to live in for women, but it also has the best healthcare system in Europe and …
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What Happens When You Gaze into your Baby’s Eyes

– When you gaze into your baby’s eyes, something pretty amazing happens; she or he is looking back at you. From the earliest days, intelligence and emotion are already at work behind those two cute big eyes. The emotional and cognitive abilities that start developing in a newborn’s brain from …
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You Really Should Hold and Touch and Cuddle your Baby as Much as Possible

– For decades, a lot of people used to believe and repeat that if you pick up your baby too often they will get “spoiled.” Fortunately, a growing number of parents are now aware how absurd this counter-intuitive assumption is. On the contrary, as a recent study has shown, the …
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The Strong Impact of Parenting Styles on Children’s Outcomes

– Parenting styles are generally transmitted from generation to generation. Parents behave with their children a lot like their own parents did with them. However, times change and parenting methods should be adapted in order to be successful. Education experts have described the most common parenting styles as follow, from …
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Actually, Co-Sleeping Can Save Your Marriage

– Crystal Henry thinks that co-sleeping, instead of threatening it, has saved her marriage. Before she became a mother, like many parents she made a lot of vows, taking strong resolutions like “I will never let my kids sleep in my bed.” But, as soon her children got old enough, …
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How Babies’ and Mothers’ Brains Interactions Affect the Learning Process

– According to a research by the Baby Lab at Cambridge University, infants’ brains are attuned to baby talk and nursery rhymes. Scientists have sought to understand how this happen by scanning the brains of both babies and their mothers. The first results showed that infants learn less when their …
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