The Fisher-Price Rock ‘N Play sleeper which has been recalled. Photograph: US Consumer Product Safety Commission

Fisher-Price has recalled all of its 4.7 million Rock ‘n Play sleepers, days after a group of pediatricians urged its parent company, Mattel, to stop(...)

For many parents in the digital age, battles over screen time and devices have become a depressing part of family life, and knowing how much is too mu(...)

When you feel a sneeze or a cough coming on, covering your mouth prevents the spread of infectious germs. You probably knew that. But the way you co(...)

Parents are warned that any information shared can be repeatedly reshare and photos could end up in hands of paedophiles or identify thieves

Ninety-two per cent of two-year-olds in the United States have a social media presence and about one-third of newborns have already made an appearance(...)

The effects of “blue light” emitted from smartphones and tablets are intensified when viewed in a dark room, according to research.

Young people who text in the dark get less sleep and perform worse at school than those who put down their phones when the lights go off. Not entirely(...)

The Growing Up In Ireland longitudinal study looking at overweight and obesity in nine-year-olds showed that one in four children were above their correct weight

Even preschool children are at risk of becoming couch potatoes if they watch too much television, according to a study from the US. Children who watch(...)

Dr Leora Mogilner shows a book to nine-month old Kaylee Smith and her mother, Tameka Griffiths, at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. Photograph: Ruth Fremson/The New York Times

In between dispensing advice on breastfeeding and immunisations, doctors will tell parents to read aloud to their infants from birth, under a new poli(...)

Sinéad Mulhall reading, with Marie Byrne (right), to children as part of Chatter Matters at the Larkin Childcare Facility, Ballybough Preschool, Ballybough, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

It’s extraordinary to think that the baby staring silently at you and the toddler of few words are at the most crucial stage of their lives for lan(...)