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Babies Can Detect Fake Emotions

<a href="/articles/babies-can-detect-fake-emotions">Babies Can Detect Fake Emotions</a>

A new study looking at babies’ interpretation of emotional expression finds that babies from as young as 18 months can detect when facial reactions do not match an emotional event that just occurred. In other words, by 18 months, babies can tell if you’re faking it. Read full article

YUM! TOP TIPS FOR FEEDING BABIES AND KIDS WITH ALLERGIES

<a href="/parenting-resources/early-childhood-nutrition/yum-top-tips-for-feeding-babies-and-kids-with-allergie">YUM! TOP TIPS FOR FEEDING BABIES AND KIDS WITH ALLERGIES</a>

This is the definitive book for making simple, healthy meals for children with allergies and the whole family, written by the Children's Hospital at Westmead's allergy and nutrition experts With one in 20 Australian children now having a food allergy - and that number on the rise - this book provides essential information for their families and carers. Read full article

Four Babies Laughing - Can't Ask For More

I confess this was located by HuffPost Parents and I full acknowledge their cleverness in finding this. Surely this will go viral - an adorable one minute of video - quadruplet boys laughing at their dad. I still remember how beautiful and special it was when our three babies laughed at us. Read full article

BPA and Babies’ Developing Brains - New Research

<a href="/articles/bpa-and-babies%E2%80%99-developing-brains-new-research">BPA and Babies’ Developing Brains - New Research</a>

New research about the effect of bisephenol A (BPA) on humans finds a link between BPA and the developing central nervous systems of human embryos. This new study from Duke University Medical Centre claims to have uncovered the process by which BPA effects developing brains of babies. However, other scientists disagree, saying the science is flawed. Read full article

Dummies or Pacifiers May Affect Emotional Development

<a href="/articles/dummies-or-pacifiers-may-affect-emotional-development">Dummies or Pacifiers May Affect Emotional Development</a>

Recently published research from the University of Wisconsin-Madison provides another reason for parents to hesitate to use dummies too often with their babies..."Since a baby is not yet verbal - and so much is regulated by facial expression - at least you want parents to be aware that using something like a pacifier limits their baby's ability to understand and explore emotions." says psychology Professor, Paula Niedenthal. Read full article

Best Start

<a href="/parenting-resources/emotional-management-and-self-control/best-start">Best Start</a>

Best Start by Lynn Jenkins, clinical psychologist, is for parents who want to understand their baby's or toddler's emotional needs. This book explains the importance of the quality of your baby's early experiences and interactions and how these influence how your child develops. Read full article

How to Reduce Behaviour Problems in Young Children - New Research

<a href="/articles/how-to-reduce-behaviour-problems-in-young-children-new-research">How to Reduce Behaviour Problems in Young Children - New Research</a>

A University of Minnesota study published in Child Development suggests that the origins of behaviour problems in children may include negative parenting styles in early childhood. Headed by Dr Michael Lorber, now at New York University, the study found that ‘negative parenting’ in early infancy – expressing negative emotions, rough handling etc – predicted behaviour problems in children at a later age ... Dr Lorber was asked about any ideas he could share for parents about ‘negative’ versus ‘positive parenting in early childhood ... Read full article

Safety Warning - Alert on Baby Slings, issued by ACCC

<a href="/articles/safety-warning-alert-on-baby-slings-issued-by-accc">Safety Warning - Alert on Baby Slings, issued by ACCC</a>

On 17 May 2011 the ACCC (Australian Competition & Consumer Commission) issued a safety alert for the use of baby slings. The alert states that parents and carers should take particular care when using baby slings. The Sydney Morning Herald reported that a baby sling was considered a risk factor (but not determined to be the cause) in the death of a newborn baby in Australia. The two positions that are reported to be of significant danger ... Read full article

Congratulations to Penny Wong Finance Minister Expecting a Baby

<a href="/blogs/yvettevignando/2011/08/09/congratulations-to-penny-wong-finance-minister-expecting-a-baby">Congratulations to Penny Wong Finance Minister Expecting a Baby</a>

Congratulations to Penny Wong, Australian Federal Minister for Finance, who announced today that her partner Sophie Allouache is expecting a baby. Full press release follows. Read full article

Babies on Facebook - from Womb to Wall

<a href="/blogs/sallycollings/2011/08/02/babies-on-facebook-from-womb-to-wall">Babies on Facebook - from Womb to Wall</a>

So now it’s okay for unborn children to be on Facebook. I’ve only just got used to the idea that my 8-year-old might soon want her own account, and now it seems I’ve already missed the boat by 8 years and 9 months. Okay, the real story is that Facebook users can now list their unborn child on their profile. Previously they had to create a profile for their unborn baby, which meant they were breaking Facebook rules (users have to be at least 13 years of age). Read full article