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The right mix of gut microbes relieves autism symptoms in the long run

Replacing missing gut microbes improves autism symptoms in children even two years later.

Declutter Your Kids Brain By Doing These 6 Things

When it comes to options, sometimes less is more.<p>Today's children have playrooms stacked to the ceiling with plastic, battery-operated toys of every size, shape, and color. These same kids can watch up to eight hours of TV per day, a number that would have shocked the parents of yesteryear.<p>Growing …

Scientists Have Finally Figured Out Why Babies Kick in the Womb

They're not just saying hello.<p>It’s easy to confuse the phenomenon for a bad case of gas, but moms-to-be start feeling flutters and waves in their …

Babies' sleep patterns can be challenging – here's why you shouldn't despair

Pairing the words “baby” and “sleep” can evoke strong emotions. Those who have had limited contact with little ones might interpret this word-combination as implying deep and prolonged slumber. For others, this union of words may elicit memories of prolonged periods of chaotic sleep (or what can …

University of London

Talking with--Not Just to--Kids Powers How They Learn Language

Children from the poorer strata of society begin life not only with material disadvantages but cognitive ones. Decades of research have confirmed …

How to get children to eat greens: Use more stick and less carrot, study finds

Parents should not reward their children for eating greens, researchers said after discovering that youngsters who are not praised for trying vegetables are more likely to eat them eventually.<p>The best way to get children to eat food they do not like is simply to give them repeated exposure to it, …

Evidence grows that normal childbirth takes longer than we thought

Another study finds that labor lasts longer than is traditionally taught — an insight that could mean fewer unnecessary cesarean deliveries.

Baby Fat Is Far More Than Cute

“Aw, you still have your baby fat!” This refrain plagued me throughout my childhood. No matter what I did, I couldn’t shake my “baby fat.” I was not …

Body Fat

Scientists may have found when and how children determine to be right or left-handed - IBTimes India

Past research suggests being right or left handed is connected to the human brain.<p>People have been wondering for a long time why only 10 percent of …

'Achtung Baby': Should we parent more like the Germans do?

America may be the land of the free, home of the brave, but it's Germany whose children display independence and whose parents have the courage to take a step back, Sara Zaske writes in <i>Achtung Baby: An American Mom on the German Art of Raising Self-Reliant Children</i> (Picador, 239 pp., ★★★ out of …

Parenting

We Now Have Scientific Evidence For a Colic Treatment That Actually Works

This could mean so much to so many.<p>Each year, hundreds of thousands of babies and their concerned families suffer from colic - a condition diagnosed …