From the age of six months, babies can judge people's characters, distinguishing between 'good' and 'bad' people, new research suggests.
Scientists at Yale University have found that babies have the ability to make moral and social judgements by working out whether someone has a helpful or unhelpful character. The results suggest that this ability is instinctive and not learned from parents. A series of experiments revealed that babies aged between six ... Continue reading
The government has announced new restrictions on how companies advertise formula milk for babies older than six months.
The guidelines have been drawn up in response to a new EU directive covering both the nutritional content of milk and how it is marketed. Claims such as "closest to breast milk" must be removed from packets, even though new guidelines on ingredients mean the milk could be nutritionally superior.There was ... Continue reading
The number of mothers who breastfeed their babies has grown by almost a third in the past five years
Recent mothers also expect to breastfeed for longer, between seven and 12 months, a survey by baby feeding brand Philips Avent found. Researchers questioned 1,000 mothers and discovered that breastfeeding, whether solely or partially, has jumped to 65% over the past 30 years.Women are more likely to use a mixture of ... Continue reading
Breastfed babies are less likely to have certain cardiovascular disease risk factors in adulthood, than their bottle-fed counterparts, research has found.
Children born in August do significantly worse in exams than classmates born 11 months earlier at the beginning of the academic year, a landmark study found yesterday.
Children should be weighed and measured from the age of one in an attempt to tackle the growing obesity epidemic, a leading expert said today.
An international study is looking at whether wrapping a premature baby in a clear plastic bag can reduce the likelihood of sickness or death.
More than 250 viewers complained after Channel 4 aired the first episode of its series Bringing Up Baby last week.
Children could be vaccinated against chickenpox with a four-in-one injection under plans being considered by Government scientists.
Babies whose mothers smoke cigarettes before breastfeeding sleep less and not as well, according to a study published today.
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