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Babies and Pacifier Use This Brush Up on Oral Health Newsletter from the Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center has (ECLKC) has some useful information and tips to share with family members on the use of pacifiers. Document
Babies Make the Link Between Vocal and Facial Emotion The ability of babies to differentiate emotional expressions appears to develop during their first six months. Researchers from the University of Geneva have just provided an initial answer to this question, measuring the ability of six-month-old babies to make a connection between a voice and the emotional expression on a face. Document
Babies Prefer to Hear "Baby Talk" From Other Babies When babies hear sounds from other babies, they smile and move their mouths, almost as if they know this is a sound that they could try to make themselves. Website
Babies Use Their Tongues to Understand Speech A study from the University of British Columbia established the first direct link between babies' oral motor skills (the movement of the tongue, lips, and other parts of the mouth) and their ability to understand speech. Read more to learn that when infants can't move their mouths to mimic sounds, they have a harder time processing those sounds. Website
Babies' babbles reflect their own involvement in language development Babies' repetitive babbles, such as 'dada' or 'baba,' are primarily motivated by infants' ability to hear themselves talk, say researchers. Infants with profound hearing loss who received cochlear implants to improve their hearing soon babbled as often as their hearing peers, allowing them to catch up developmentally. Website
Babies' Brains Learn Speech Months Before Their First Words [STUDY] Research out of the University of Washington finds that speech sounds stimulate babies' brains to help them learn how to form words--before they even start speaking. Website
Baby Center This site offers information on developmental milestones, interactive charts for your child, blogs and discussion boards, and links to news articles. Website
Baby Teeth Link Autism and Heavy Metals A recent study from the NIEHS has discovered that children with autism have more toxic lead and less of the essential nutrients zinc and manganese in their baby teeth, as compared to teeth of children who do not have autism. The differences in metal absorption for children with or without autism were especially significant during the months just before and after birth. The findings suggest that autism begins in the womb, and that our environment can increase a child's risk. Website
Birth Defect Research for Children, Inc. The Birth Defects Research for Children, Inc. organization is a membership site that seeks to educate parents of children with birth defects and create a network of information and personal exchange pertaining to birth defects. Newsletters, phone info, products and services are available. Website
Birth Injury Guide Visit BirthInjuryGuide.org for comprehensive information on many types of birth injuries, including symptoms, causes, treatment, and more. The mission of the website is to provide answers to parents of a child affected by a birth injury. http://www.birthinjuryguide.org/ Document