A smart jumpsuit provides information on infants’ movement and development — ScienceDaily

A new innovation makes it possible, for the first time, to quantitatively assess children’s spontaneous movement in the natural environment. Researchers have developed a smart jumpsuit, or a garment that accurately measures the spontaneous and voluntary movement of infants from the age of five months. Details on their motility help in assessing abnormal neurological development, […]

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Stress in small children separated from their parents may alter genes — ScienceDaily

Experts in the emotional needs of small children say increased levels of the stress hormone cortisol in babies and small children who are separated from their parents, especially their mothers, could have a long-term genetic impact on future generations. In a commentary published by the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, the authors say […]

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A day-long recording of one infant shows clear song patterns — ScienceDaily

Researchers — and parents — have long known that babies learn to speak by mimicking the words they hear. But a new study shows that babies also might try to imitate the singing they hear in songs. As part of the study, scientists captured audio of a 15-month-old boy making sounds similar to the beginning […]

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Skin-to-skin contact do not improve interaction between mother and preterm infant — ScienceDaily

Following a premature birth it is important that the parents and the infant quickly establish a good relationship. Researchers at Linköping University have studied the relationship between mothers and infants who have continuous skin-to-skin contact during the entire period from birth to discharge from the hospital. The results show that continuous skin-to-skin contact does not […]

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