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 27 2013 9:04 AMHate Diapers? At Least You Don’t Use Traditional Kurdish Urine Tubes.
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 26 2013 5:00 AMYour Baby Pointing Means Much More Than You Think It Does
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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