Tagged: infants

Healthy eating linked to happiness in children - News

Jean Balchin Dec 14, 2017

“I’ll start eating healthily… tomorrow.” We’ve all said it, and inevitably, we’ve all fallen prey to that tempting slice of pizza or that luscious slice of chocolate cake. But it’s clear that a healthy diet has its benefits, and recently, an international team of researchers have found a link to better self esteem for kids … Read More

Bottle fed infants: fluoridated water not a problem - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott May 04, 2017

New recommended fluoride dietary intakes by infants and young children in Australia and New Zealand were recently published. The updated values are available online at Nutrient Reference Values for Australia and New Zealand. This is a regular update – the Australian National Health and Medical research council advises these recommendations be reviewed every 5 years. But the new recommendations are interesting because … Read More

Baby-led weaning - Food Stuff

Amanda Johnson Nov 27, 2012

Baby-led weaning is an alternative method for introducing complementary foods to infants, where the infant feeds themselves hand-held foods instead of being spoon-fed pureed foods by an adult. I first came across the concept of baby-led weaning just over a year ago when I was giving a talk to a group of new parents on starting solids. One or two … Read More

On learning the sounds of a new (spoken) language - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Feb 17, 2011

Infants learn languages so easily. In particular, they are able to distinguish the important sounds in a language. Below are two videos of lectures given by Professor Patricia Kuhl (University of Washington) exploring how infants learn language. The first first, the shorter of the two, is a TEDx presentation; the latter is a longer … Read More