Child and Baby Development

A collection of blog posts, focusing on some of the more fascinating (and weird) aspects of child and baby development. When I notice Little Man doing something I find strange or interesting, I try to do a bit of research to understand why babies do these things in the first place!

Why are babies’ digestive systems so totally useless?

Every parent who’s been up all night with a colicky baby has wondered why on earth their digestive systems seem so badly designed.

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Why do babies love white noise?

White noise machines to help babies sleep are super popular at the moment. But why do they work?

Moth Boy – Why do babies stare at lights?

Believe it or not, there is a reason that your baby can’t stop staring at lightbulbs, and why it’s so hard to get them to look away.

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Why is my baby crawling backwards?

My baby kept going backwards when he was trying to crawl forwards, and he’s not alone. Why does this happen?

Teething won’t kill you (unless you live in 1842)

A fun look at the history of teething, including some of the treatments that have been used through the ages (hare’s brain, anyone?)

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Why is my baby’s hair falling out?

Post-partum hairloss is not just a problem for mamas! But why do babies lose their hair after a few months?