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Ask The Expert: Is 'baby talk' bad for my child's development?

Lisa Salmon
IS TALKING to my one-year-old son in 'baby talk' good for his language development, or is it likely to have a negative effect? Mitsuhiko Ota, from Edinburgh University's School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language sciences, has just led a study into the language development of young children exposed to so-called baby talk.

Dazzle your kids with homemade science wows

Lisa Salmon
THE summer holidays are almost over and, for some parents, the past two months will have felt like a lifetime due to the struggle to keep younger children entertained.

Ask the Expert: What to eat when trying for a baby

Lisa Salmon
WE'RE trying for a baby – does it make any difference what I eat before I find out I'm pregnant? Neuroscientist Dr Sandrine Willaime-Morawek, an associate professor in stem cells and neurobiology at the University of Southampton, who has just led a study into maternal protein intake around conception, says: "From research conducted on young women, we already know what you eat before getting pregnant and at the beginning of the pregnancy (before finding out you're pregnant) is important to lower the risks of your baby getting diseases in later life, such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes, and also neurological diseases like schizophrenia.

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