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13 Things You Can And Can't Say To Any Baby

Chris Cate | Posted 07.30.2015 | Parents
Chris Cate

Appropriate: Where's your nose? Inappropriate: Where's your nose? Can you not smell yourself? Whew.

Watch This Impressive 3-Month-Old Baby Say 'I Love You'

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 07.28.2015 | Parents

For tiny humans that tend to spit up their food and spontaneously burst into tears, babies can be pretty impressive.  A North Caro...

Babies Practice Words In Their Heads Before They Can Talk

Posted 07.16.2014 | Parents

By: Tia Ghose, Staff Writer Published: 07/14/2014 03:53 PM EDT on LiveScience Months before they say their first real "mama" or "dada," babies a...

The Top 10 Games Every Parent Should Play to Encourage Their Baby to Talk

Tracey Blake | Posted 07.14.2014 | Parents
Tracey Blake

The more children babble, the more practice they have at forming the proper sounds to develop language skills.

The 5 Rs Of Boosting Your Toddler's Vocabulary

Anjali Joshi | Posted 06.24.2014 | Parents
Anjali Joshi

Kids who have a head start stay ahead of the game throughout their academic careers. Parents can contribute to bridging the word gap by actively engaging their infants and toddlers in literacy-boosting interactions.

How I Want to Be Treated If I Develop Alzheimer's

Marie Marley | Posted 04.23.2014 | Fifty
Marie Marley

I want to be treated with respect, which means people should not talk about me negatively in my presence. If I am 'still there' I may understand every word even if I don't talk anymore. I will also want people to knock before entering my room and preserve my dignity.

The Importance of Everyday Interactions for Early Brain Development

Dr. Ann Mastergeorge | Posted 04.05.2014 | Education
Dr. Ann Mastergeorge

Can you remember the last time you played peek-a-boo with a young child? You may think it is just a fun child's game, but actually it is helping brains of very young children develop.

The Words I Will Never Use Around My Son

Mike Julianelle | Posted 09.13.2013 | Parents
Mike Julianelle

When I talk to my son, I don't get all high-pitched and I don't go all wide-eyed and rubber-mouthed and I don't make goo-goo noises. Because my son is not an asshole, and neither am I.

WATCH: People Really Like Baby Talk

Posted 12.15.2012 | Comedy

You'd think that being approached by two dudes using baby talk at the beach would be unsettling, or at the very least annoying, but if the patrons at ...

Cara Santa Maria

Can A Baby Cry In French?

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 08.24.2012 | Science

Can babies cry in French, German, English? When do they start to develop their own dialects, accents, even individual voices? To learn about the scien...

Baby Superpower! How They Really Learn To Talk

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 03.17.2012 | Parents

WASHINGTON — Babies don't learn to talk just from hearing sounds. New research suggests they're lip-readers too. It happens during that magical...

'Speak To The Baby!' And Other Rules About Speech We Don't Need To Follow

Rhiana Maidenberg | Posted 01.03.2012 | Parents
Rhiana Maidenberg

During the times I was alone with the baby and the toddler was at preschool, I treasured the moments of quiet, relishing in the child that could not yet talk. As Phyllis Diller so eloquently put: "We spend the first twelve months of our children's lives teaching them to walk and talk and the next twelve telling them to sit down and shut up."

Can Speaking 'Parentese' To Your Baby Make Her Smarter? (VIDEO)

John Medina, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Medina, Ph.D.

Few interactions with children are as much fun as learning to speak their language. As they learn to speak ours, heaping tablespoons of words into their minds is one of the healthiest things parents can do for their brains.

Using Your 5 Senses to Make Sense of Your Baby's Body Signs

Joan Liebmann-Smith, PhD and Jacqueline Egan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joan Liebmann-Smith, PhD and Jacqueline Egan

Not all babies with medical problems display obvious signs. In fact, many medical conditions manifest with signs that can be easily deemed too insignificant for a doctor's attention.

She Talk 'Prit-eeee' One Day

Meredith C. Carroll | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Meredith C. Carroll

Earlier this month my 19-month-old daughter starting talking in earnest. Hours before the onslaught of language her preferred method of communication was whining or bursting into tears.

Thus Spoke the Juban Princeling

Meredith Lopez | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Meredith Lopez

My baby's first word is "Mama." Very simple. Very basic. Kind of cliché, but I'll live.