What is the ‘right’ age to have a child? Here’s what the science says

The science is clear: the “right” age to have a child according to your biological clock is under 35 for women and under 40 for men.

All two-year-olds seem to sound pretty much the same to adults

“What I’d like to say to parents is that with exposure it does get easier over time,” says one of the paper’s authors.

Air pollution soots its way into mothers’ placentas — maybe the fetus, as well

Very Not Good™.

What makes things cute?

It’s obviously kittens. Just stick kittens on everything.

The UK royal “luxury” birth cost less than the average US birth

A story of royalty and overpriced healthcare.

Sudden infant death syndrome linked to a rare genetic mutation

Researchers believe a rare mutation associated with breathing muscles is the cause of SIDS.

Taking fish oil and probiotics during pregnancy may reduce food allergies

Researchers suggest these findings need to be considered when updating guidelines for pregnant women.

American mothers are weirdly starting to eat placentas — and that might be fatally dangerous for babies

Yet another stupid health fad is making waves.

Giving babies their own room makes them sleep more, new study finds

There’s still a lot of debate.

Biology imparts us with instinctive color categories — culture only shapes them

Color is hardwired into the brain.

Three-parent baby’s birth sparks debate among scientists, public, and officials alike

So far, the baby girl is happy and healthy.

This baby was born with a rare condition that deformed his skull

Meet Matthew, a bright eyes, chubby cheeked baby. On the outside he looks and behaves like any regular baby his age, with one exception: an usually oblong-shaped head. At first, his parents dismissed it as a family feature, but when Matthew turned two months and visited the pediatrician for his regular check-up the doctor immediately knew something was wrong when

First new-born organ transplant in the UK saves two lives

In a first for the UK, doctors have transplanted the kidneys and liver cells of a newborn baby girl to two recipients. The procedure, a milestone in neonatal care, is set to become more common once the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health will release its new set of guidelines this year. Elsewhere, newborn organ transplants were also performed

A two-minute delay in cutting the umbilical cord provides health benefits to babies

A new study conducted by Spanish researchers and published in the prestigious journal Pediatrics has revealed that late clamping of the umbilical cord leads to increased anti-oxidant capacity of mature newborns, and the moderation of inflammatory effects in the case of those born from induced labor. In other words, it leads to a better development in their first days of life. Scientists conducted

The primal call: mammals may respond to baby cries even when they’re from another species

New reserach suggests mammals are tuned to the crying calls of infants, even when these don’t come from members of their own species.

Baby brains grow to half the adult size in just 90 days

Researchers performed MRI scans on babies to see how their brains developed from birth to later stages. Their findings reveal the explosive growth of the human brain following birth: in just 90 days, the baby brain grows by 64% reaching half the adult size.

Baby’s ability to interpret languages is innate, research shows

Despite having brains that are still “under construction”, babies are able, even three months before full term, to distinguish between different syllables. It was recently shown that full born babies, even just a few days after they are born, display remarkable linguistic sophistication: they can distinguish between two different languages [1], they can recognizes their mother’s voice[2], and they can