Using signs and gestures with babies can enhance their communication skills and allow them to learn to talk more quickly, according to research by scientists at the University of Chicago. The research confirms previous studies that show a strong link between gestures and spoken language, finding that babies who use […]

Gestures can improve early speech development, scientists find

Thanks in part to continue stigma, and sometimes simply practical issues, it can be difficult at the best of times for a new mum to breastfeed in public. However, the problem is exacerbated among lower-income workers, according to US-based Corporate Voices for Working Families. It has therefore launched an initiative […]

New programme to help lower-income mums to breastfeed at work

Christina Aguilera and Nicole Richie are both enticing a number of high-profile publications who want the right to print the first photos of their babies. Marie Claire reports: A bidding war has erupted between OK! and People magazine for the first pictures of Christina’s son Max Liron, and the asking […]

Celeb Watch: Christina Aguilera, Nicole Richie, Cheryl and Ashley Cole

The children’s charity WellChild today announced the launch of the WellChild Helpline, designed to offer comprehensive help and advice to anyone concerned about the health and well-being of children. Staffed by a team of trained healthcare professionals from a variety of disciplines, callers will either have questions answered, or efficiently […]

WellChild Helpline launched: UK’s only national children’s health advice line

Household employment is increasing for families who continually strive for a manageable balance between life and work. For many people, the solution to managing the pressures and the obligations is to hire household staff to work in the home. Most domestic placement agency services can run into the hundreds, or […] Helps to Filter Frauds and Scams for Families Seeking ...

A survey of 2,500 mothers by UK supermarket Tesco suggests that 60% of new parents wouldn’t know what to do in an emergency where their child’s life was in danger. Less than 10% of new parents have had child first aid training in the past 12 months, and 24% said […]

3 in 5 parents couldn’t save their child’s life, survey ...