Keeping the Baby in Mind

By Baby in Mind | The official magazine of Baby in Mind, Australia's largest infant mental health promotion charity

Hands On Research: The Science of Touch

Greater Good<i>‘s latest video features our executive editor, Dacher Keltner, on the science of touch. Here, he elaborates on cutting-edge research into</i> …

10 Reasons People Need To Stop Romanticizing Attachment Parenting

When I first heard about attachment parenting, I thought it sounded amazing. I liked the idea of bonding closely with my baby, then treating them …

Parenting

Research shows a couple’s friendship is key to reducing postpartum depression

ABOUT THE AUTHOR<p>The Gottman Institute<p>Co-founded by Drs. John and Julie Gottman, The Gottman Institute’s approach to relationship health has been …

6 Techniques To Help Mums And Dads Calm Down When Parenting Gets Too Much

There’s no shame in admitting that as a parent, sometimes life can get a bit too much.<p>While juggling school runs, work, housework and everything else …

Grandparents Who Babysit Are Less Likely to Develop Alzheimer’s

Well this certainly is good news for grandparents, and great news for my wife and me, as we love love love spending time with our little peanut. …

Alzheimer's Disease

An ER Doctor's Kind Words Gave Me the Reassurance I Needed as a New Mom​

Leaving the hospital with my newborn felt equal parts thrilling and terrifying. After days of routine monitoring and a regular stream of nurses ready to answer all our burning questions, my husband and I were suddenly on our own. I put our son in his car seat, glanced up at my husband, and thought, …

Babies

Study Proves That Cuddling Babies Early (and Often) Has Huge Benefits

We’ve all had that annoying relative or friend who complains that we’re holding our baby too much, warning that too much holding will spoil our …

Our Son Got over Colic, We Haven't: The real damage in dealing with a crying baby

There is a memorably dark scene in the cult classic movie <i>Office Space</i> when the main character, while visiting his therapist, describes just how bleak …

Babies

What Your Baby’s Smile Can Tell You About Her Development

Infants’ earliest grins are a primitive impulse but become a communication tool; know the types of baby smiles<p>Once upon a time, babies’ first smiles would often be dismissed as “probably just gas.”<p>Now, scientists know better.<p>Starting nearly from birth, infants’ ethereal grins provide a window into …

Parenting

How to Bond with Your Baby (Beautifully)

<i>“Imagine a giant comes who is much taller, stronger, bigger, and grabs you and you don’t even know what will happen to you. It’s scary. So, slow</i> …

Babies

The One Piece of Parenting Advice All Moms Need to Hear

Everything you've read in parenting books comes in second to this.<p>A few weeks after my son was born, I desperately sought a parenting manual that …

Parenting

Why I Captured This MRI of a Mother and Child

A mother and her child are curled up together inside the tube of a 3 Tesla magnetic resonance imaging scanner in April 2015. The scanner bangs and …

Research says it’s OK to pick up your baby each time it cries

Parents, no pressure, but the success of our future society depends on you!<p>New research points to cuddled children growing up to be healthier, less …

Is love the key to baby brain development?

New research suggests that babies need to feel safe, secure and loved for brain connections to be properly formed<p>We're all familiar with the saying …

The Brain

From mice to humans, comfort is being carried by mom

There is a very good reason mothers often carry their crying babies, pacing the floor, to help them calm down. New research shows that infants …

The postpartum conversation that should have happened

Last week I went to visit a female GP for my six-week postpartum check-up. It was weird. Even though she wasn't my regular GP (ours is a dude, but I …

Pregnancy

Babies' Mental Health Matters

When we hear about a person's mental health, it's often in the context of a problem -- a colleague is struggling to handle stress at work, a friend's child is having behavioral problems at school, or a family member has received a diagnosis. And almost always, these discussions are limited to older …

Parenting

Babies Aren’t Born With a Sense of Time --- Here’s How They Learn How It Works

<i>This week, Science of Us is exploring time: what makes it feel like it’s speeding up or slowing down, how we learn to tell the difference, and how we</i> …

Babies

How a Lack of Touch is Destroying Men

In preparing to write about the lack of gentle touch in men’s lives, I right away thought, “I feel confident I can do platonic touch, but I don’t …

Your child is human, too

“So often, children are punished for being human. They are not allowed to have grumpy moods, bad days, disrespectful tones, or bad attitudes. Yet, we …

Can Babies Tell If A Person Is Bad? They Have Some Special Senses

Though most people assume babies are only good for sleeping, cuddling, crying, eating, and pooping, you might be surprised to hear that babies have a …

Healing The Mother Wound

Difficulty and challenges between mothers and daughters are rampant and widespread but not openly spoken about. The taboo about speaking about the …

Got a Fussy Kid? Be Nicer to Your Wife.

New moms who are happy with their relationships and postpartum social support network have babies with a lower risk of colic according to new …

Babies

Dad's involvement with baby early on associated with boost in mental development

Fathers who interact more with their children in their first few months of life could have a positive impact on their baby's cognitive development.

UK Universities

How to Handle a Violent Child

Pushing back is still pushing.<p>When a kid hits, yells, screams or bites, many parents view the behavior through one of two lenses: It’s indicative of …

Parenting

National Health and Medical Research Council Includes Cue-Based Infant Massage as a Potentially Effective Intervention in Infant Mental Health

A report released by the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) has recognised and included cue-based Infant Massage as an …