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March 11, 2014

 

A whicker baby cradle with wheels

Scientific Consensus Is Against Infant Bed Sharing

While more and more parents in the U.S. are choosing to share a bed with their babies, pediatricians continue to warn that it's a dangerous practice.

November 21, 2013

 

A mother holds her infant's hand.

A Parent’s Touch

A parent's caress is crucial to babies' health and growth.

November 3, 2009

 

child playing with doll house

Play And Language

How is a young child's ability to play intimately related to the more serious goal of acquiring language skills?

March 26, 2008

 

The author's Grandmother

The Grandmother Hypothesis

In most species, the females die once they hit menopause and no longer reproduce. Why do human females live long after they're no longer able to have children?

December 1, 2005

 

Eating, but Not Food

Toddlers and slightly older children are prone to chew on things that make adults react with alarm. However, for many children between the ages of two and three, compulsively eating non-food items is an eating disorder known as pica. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

September 15, 2005

 

Infant’s Dental Care

A child’s first set of teeth will eventually fall out to be replaced by a permanent set, so does it really matter whether or not you take good care of those baby teeth? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

Infant Amnesia

Ever wonder why you can't remember things from your early childhood? Infant Amnesia on today's Moment of Science.

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