Keeping the Baby in Mind

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

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

What To Do When Your Friend Loses a Baby

Hi, my name is Lindsay.<p>And Mother’s Day is coming up. And I am that friend. The one who lost a baby.<p>I am probably the friend who you’re tiptoeing …

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 …

Relationships

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 …

Parenting

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 …

Spirituality

Study: Father's Early Involvement Promotes Baby's Mental Development

Lori EnnisLori Ennis is living the life wherever the Marine Corps sends her (husband)! Currently, she soaks up the sun in Jupiter, Florida, with her …

Parenting

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.

Parenting

How to Handle a Violent Child

When a kid hits, yells, screams or bites, many parents view the behavior through one of two lenses: It’s indicative of a deep-seated anger-issue or a …

Parenting

Everyone is Lonely: Was Motherhood Always This Way?

I recently conducted an informal survey of mothers. I asked “What are the most difficult aspects of mothering young children.”<p>The most common …

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 …

Research

Pre-K: Decades Worth Of Studies, One Strong Message

Some of the nation's top researchers who've spent their careers studying early childhood education recently got together in Washington with one goal in mind: to cut through the fog of studies and the endless debates over the benefits of preschool.<p>They came away with one clear, strong message: Kids …

Education

How children develop a sense of humour

Try a pun or some sarcasm on a toddler and you’re likely to draw a blank stare. Babies can be even harder to impress – ignoring your best clown …

Parenting

I Parented Like The Danish For A Week & I'm Never Going Back

I’ve been having a little trouble adjusting to life as a mom of three.<p>Since my short maternity leave ended, my days have felt like a mad dash towards …

Oxytocin Changes Everything

What does petting a cat, hugging a friend, deep breathing, a walk in the woods, and giving away money to someone have in common? These are but a few …

Over 50 Years Of Research Confirm The Damage Spanking Has On Children

Spanking has been the topic of debate for decades, and now, we may have the answers that can put that debate to rest.As a kid, I was a bit of a …

Parenting

Why we need each other — the power of shared experience

Why we need each other — the power of shared experience<p>By Sophie Scott<p>What is it about seeing someone as authentic and vulnerable that is so …

It's Hard for Them, Too

By onApril 10, 2016 in Babies, Motherhood, Parenting, Toddlers<p><i>It had been a long night and I was so close to being on the other side of it. Then</i> …

Parenting

The New Science of Mother-Baby Bonding

Groundbreaking new parenting research shows that a strong emotional attachment between a mother and her baby may help prevent diseases, boost …

Babies

To The Mom On The Brink Of Breaking Down, You Need To Try This.

One of the most overwhelming things about becoming a new parent is the overload of parenting advice out there. Out of the hundreds of thousands of …

Why Women need a Tribe

Female friendships are just a hop to our sisterhood, and sisterhood can be a very powerful force – Jane Fonda<p>In ancient times women shared a lot more …

Women's News

Touch and Human Development

Course overview <b><br>Touch and Human Development.</b><p>In this module, we will<p>explore how parent-infant touch relates to early human development;<p>examine some of …

Children’s books for supporting very early mental health and well-being.

Parenting

Four Books That Help Explain Babies

The saying that ‘all babies are different’ has become a bit of a cliché, though there is a truth to it and it does explain – at least in part – why …

Babies

Mindful Parenting - How You Can Help Your Kids Thrive

Ask any parent what they want for their kids and in the top 3 responses, if not at the very top, will be “happiness”.<p>Different parents will use …

Children wreck your sleep - and the other parenting truths you don't need a study to tell you

It’s official: having children has an adverse effect on the amount of sleep a woman gets. How do we know this? Not, as you might think, from collectively clocking up years of poor sleep, dating back to the origins of childbirth. No. We know it because a new study has declared it to be so. …

Pregnancy