Nicholas Day

Nicholas Day's book on the science and history of infancy, Baby Meets World, was published in April 2013. Follow him on Twitter.

How Babies Work
March 21 2013 12:20 PMThe Weird History of Wet-Nursing
How Babies Work
March 20 2013 4:46 AMThe Amazing New Science of Breast Milk
Family
Jan. 28 2013 3:26 PMTear Down the Swing SetsAnd the plastic forts. Here’s how to put the play back in playgrounds.
Family
Sept. 26 2012 11:45 AMI Giggle, Therefore I AmWhen I tickle my infant son, I’m teaching him that he’s a human being.
Family
May 11 2012 12:33 PMDown With Training WheelsThey train kids how not to ride a bike! Why balance bikes are better.
Family
March 1 2012 8:30 AMPreschoolers with KnivesHow young can a child be and still learn how to cook?
Doublex
July 1 2010 1:47 PMWhy Do Babies Smile?Not necessarily because they're happy.
Food
Aug. 6 2008 7:04 AMBeyond WontonsA new cookbook showcases recipes from China's ethnic minorities.
How Babies Work
March 20 2013 1:58 PMYour Adorable Puppy Is Also a Breast Pump
How Babies Work
March 20 2013 4:45 AMIntroducing Slate’s New Infancy Blog
Family
Dec. 11 2012 5:00 AMThe Cow Jumped Over the Moon?!Why children love absurdism.
Family
Aug. 29 2012 3:30 AMThe Rebirth of RecessHow do you introduce recess to kids who have never left the classroom?
Family
April 12 2012 10:36 AMI Remember Mama and DadaWhat do small children remember? And why do memories stick into adulthood?
Doublex
Jan. 4 2011 12:30 PMHardheadedWhy my son will not be wearing a sledding helmet.
Doublex Health
May 3 2010 8:07 AMCan Your Baby Wield a Machete?The developmental milestones parents obsess over are meaningless.
Drink
Feb. 27 2008 7:02 AMA Taste of HoneyIs mead poised for a comeback?
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