Development & Behaviour


 

Development & Behaviour

When should my child start speaking?

Wondering when your baby will start saying his first words? Academics in Psychology argue that although children pretty much hit certain milestones around the same time, this is not always the case in their communication milestones.

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Does multi-language exposure confuse babies?

As adults, we can locate word boundaries in our native language effortlessly. Babies have to learn the same skill for their native language, as learning to isolate word forms is a critical skill in learning new words. So how do bilingual babies do it?

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The secret to turning your child into a reading dynamo is timing, and according to experts its the 6-month mark

Even though they're little, babies benefit from early reading more than you think and one study is showing that the earlier you start reading to your child, the better.

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All babies are cute, but some are super cute: meet the Batman baby

Baby Luna is one of 20 000 babies born worldwide with a congenital skin condition known as giant congenital melanocytic nevus, a black birthmark that covers most of the face resembling a butterfly shape (or a Batman mask).

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Playing peek-a-boo with your baby is more important than you think

Positive, affectionate and engaging interactions during infancy set the foundation for how we engage with people throughout our lives.

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The story of how babies learn to talk

Speech development in infants begins months before birth, and according to research, infant-directed speech or 'baby talk' is the best tool parents can use to help their children develop language skills sooner.

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A strong father-child resemblance equals greater health for babies: Study

A US study has found that dads who live apart from the family are more likely to visit their babies if their offspring look like them. And babies who have regular, positive contact with their dads, are healthier. Here are the findings.

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WATCH: This baby girl shows us what hearing for the first time looks like

Not long after her birth, the Ashtons discovered that their baby daughter had sensorineural hearing loss and the parents were all hands on deck to capture the once in a lifetime moment Sienna heard their voices for the first time.

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How to keep an eye out for developmental delays (without turning into a neurotic lunatic)

Is your baby's milestones on track? Do you think your child is keeping up with age-appropriate skills? Or do you secretly think there may be a problem? We spoke to Cape Town based physiotherapist, Julia Lee-Sylvester, who explains what developmental delays look like at different stages, and what parents can do.

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Developmental milestones: newborn to 12 months

All the developmental milestones from newborn to 1 year.

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How to survive the shops with a baby in tow

Load up the pram and the credit card, we’re ready to go.

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Printable: Growth charts for baby girls and boys

The new royal prince weighed a very healthy 3.9kg. To see where he – and your baby – plots on the growth charts, here are the World Health Organisation growth charts for boys and girls up to 5 years.

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Baby's first steps and 8 other milestones

There's nothing quite like watching your baby grow and learn. Here are 9 milestones to look out for over the coming months.

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The nine month check-up

What to expect at the clinic or doctor’s office.

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Your baby's vital six-week check-up

Don't feel nervous about your baby's very first check-up.

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WHO or CDC growth chart?

We explain the difference between the World Health Organisation's (WHO) growth chart and that of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in America.

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Is it a growth spurt?

Just yesterday that romper fit perfectly, today it doesn’t. What’s happening?

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How to use a growth chart

All you want to know about growth charts and how to use them.

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Your baby: What's normal, what's not

As a mom you’re more in tune with your baby than anybody else. But when there’s a change in how he looks or acts, should you head for emergency room? Here are the most common signs for alarm.

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Biting is normal: why your tot can't help biting you and what to do

Sinking his teeth into another tot's fleshy arm doesn't mean you have a vampire son. It's normal baby and toddler behaviour. 

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Can you decode your baby's body language?

Your baby's trying to tell you something with every little action.

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Mom of one black and one white twin being bullied

Amy Keller is the white mother of remarkable twins. One looks black and the other white.

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29 Surprising ways you can give your baby's brain a major boost

From nutrition and sleep to activities and movement: Dan Dempers suggests a wide range of easy-to-follow tips for stimulating your baby's early brain development based on expert advice.
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