Babies delivered by C-section are not exposed to as much bacteria as those delivered vaginally, and therefore have a weaker microbiome.
In addition to hearing your voice, babies also rely on non-verbal communication to learn how to talk.
Sounds like 'baba' and 'dada' are common to hear from a six-month old. This is the genesis of sophisticated human speech.
In spite of recent research on the subject, when and how babies learn sympathy is still something of a scientific mystery.
Ever heard germs can't grow in honey? While true, honey may still contain bacteria spores that can be lethal to infants.
Did you know we might be born with our own gut bacteria?
Researchers have noticed that baby rats whose mothers spent more time fussing over them grew up to cope better with the challenges of laboratory life.
Beware of that crying baby...
A baby's weight doesn't really change when they fall asleep, so why does the limp, floppy weight of a sleeping baby seem greater than it actually is?
The tones mothers use to address babies are more universal than previously thought. Learn more on this Moment of Science.