Baby

Baby names: William and Charlotte on top for 2013 as conservatism rules the roost

newborn baby wearing crown

Sarah Berry Despite an abundance of bizarre baby names, most people tend to have a far more sedate sensibility.

Controversial methods

Who listens to the baby whisperer?

Tizzie Hall aka Elizabeth Maher.

Tizzie Hall's advice on getting babies to sleep has made her a rich woman. But she is both adored and reviled by new parents for her controversial methods, writes Julia May.

Looking young

The trouble with being baby-faced

Baby-faced.

Effie Mann It’s tough being 28 and still looking like a teenager

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Baby watch

Britain's royal baby: 10 strange facts

Duchess

London There's still no sign of Britain's royal baby, even though the world's media have been camped for three weeks outside the London hospital where Prince William's wife Catherine is due to give birth.

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Princess bump

Duchess Kate's post baby body

BabyBump

Shelly Horton I'm so sick of the pressure on new mums to hide their bellies until they lose the baby weight.

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In your baby face

Mother and son, baby, mum, maternal, maternity leave, child.

Nicholas Day How cultural differences in mother-baby interaction affect a child's personality.

Let's sing about sex, baby

Katherine Feeney CityKat.

Natalie Bochenski Salt n Pepa? AC/DC? Katy Perry? Who sings the best sex song?

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For crying out loud: study backs baby sleep strategies

Controlled crying does not harm babies, new research has found.

Kate Hagan Controlled crying improves infants' sleep, reduces mothers' depression and does not cause any long-term harm, a Melbourne study has shown.

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Bitter sweet

Sugar daddy, meet your sugar baby

Ulterior motive ... Emmanuelle Beart in a scene from the French film, 'Nathalie'.

Sarah Berry Meet Ashley. She’s "tall, sweet, smart, caring and non-judgmental”, lives in Sydney and is 24-years-old...

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Royal baby

Royal baby: Aussie magazines mobilise

Andrew Hornery dinkus

Andrew Hornery It is not just Buckingham Palace celebrating the news of a new heir on the way, but also Australia’s legion of women’s magazines.

Sales bump

'A Royal Baby in 2013': Making mugs of us all

Royal baby Emma Bridgewater mug

Daisy Dumas There was a certain inevitability about the next round of royal-themed kitsch: the royal baby keepsake.

Child free

No baby on board

cracked egg on yellow background

Shelly Horton I don't want children. Why do so many people have a problem with that?

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Increased risk

Mum's stress impacts unborn baby's brain

Baby

Sarah Berry The placenta of a pregnant woman absorbs more than just nutrition and oxygen, a new study has found.

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Devil in the detail

Banned: the baby names that didn't make it

Baby.

Tamara McLean Naming your new bundle of joy Lucifer has been effectively banned by New Zealand's names registrar after three parents had the odd request knocked back.

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Pucker up, baby - and consider yourself charmed

Damien Diecke

Rachel Olding I AM standing at the Ivy sipping lemon, lime and bitters when I become aware of an entire species of male I'd never encountered.

I'm proud of her: dad's tribute to baby Luella

Jarrad McVeigh and wife Clementine.

The image of Adam Goodes weeping after the Sydney Swans' win over Geelong last August is etched into the memory of fans.

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My baby was given to the wrong mum

Breast feeding

Heath Aston A HOSPITAL has apologised to a mother after giving her baby to the wrong woman for breastfeeding.

And baby makes … trouble

A ?mother and her newborn son.

Adele Horin MOST couples assume having children will make them happier. But time and again researchers find parents are no happier than childless couples. More often children seem to bring unhappiness.

Teenage baby boom sparks call for better sex education

Teen pregnancy

Rachel Browne The number of teenage mothers has jumped after decades of steady decline and NSW has had the most significant increase.

Top 100 ranked baby girl names Victoria 2011

Top 100 ranked baby girl names Victoria 2011