According to recent research, the prevalence of invisible pals is on the decline. A stat quoted in The Guardian–comparing the imaginations of children at the turn of the millennium and those of today–revealed that in 2001 nearly half of all British children had an imaginary friend. Today, the percentage is just 17%.
According to new research, babies just six months old may be able to intuit a relationship between certain words and their correlating concepts–amazing, right?
Babies may be born with a fuzzy, monochromatic vision, but they quickly to develop to take in the world in all its detail and colour–here’s what your newborn sees month by month.
There’s few baby milestones more monumental than those first steps. In average, tots begin toddling close to a year, but there’s a wide age variable between 9 and 18 months. And some babes don’t follow the traditional trajectory of crawling, cruising, then walking, either; sit to saunter is normal, too. When it comes to walking–and babies in general–normal is a broad term. Use your little one’s unique clues to gauge when she’s ready to get moving.
SIDS is a terrifying thing, and the spectre of this potential nightmare looms large for at least the first half of baby’s first year–but there are ways to reduce the risk; primarily through creating a safe sleep space for your child.