Dr. Howard Chilton
Neonatal Paediatrician,
Physician to babies and toddlers,
Blogs, Books, Parent Education,
Consultations, Presentations.


Boys will be Boys

September 25th, 2019|

When the ideas of attachment parenting were being developed in the 1960’s or so, the advice was fairly ‘gender neutral’. Later however data started to accumulate that baby boys’ needs were different from that of girls. Not qualitatively but quantitatively. Male babies on average have greater difficulty self-regulating their emotional state and therefore have a greater reliance on emotional support. [...]

The Path to Empathy

September 18th, 2019|

Recently I was talking to a friend of mine who works as a pre-school teacher. She asserted that she could tell an ‘attachment parented’ child from across the room. “They are generally so much more calm and empathic! They will tend to go over and comfort a sad child. They think about what others are feeling’.   There [...]

Gratitude For Grandmas

November 7th, 2018|

After chimps or gorillas give birth, those mothers hold their babies closely and possessively for many months. They will not allow others to get too near or to hold their baby, and the mother is the sole carer. During the hunter/gatherer era, the life of homo sapiens was tough and precarious. Without sharing the care of her baby with kinfolk it [...]



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Dr Howard Chilton - Baby on Board

The primary focus of Baby on Board is on ways you can love and care for your baby during the most vital time in a child’s development
– the first few months.

In this third edition of his successful book, leading Australian baby expert Dr Howard Chilton presents parents with all the information they need to be confident about looking after their new baby.

He refers to the latest international medical information so they
understand the reasons behind he advice. Not just the HOW but the WHY

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Dr Howard Chilton - Your Cherished Baby

This book has bigger horizons. It’s about ‘SETTLING, SLEEP, SOLIDS, PLAY and TODDLERS. It lays out the nuts and bolts of the first two years of your child’s life. This is the most critical time in their development. What they learn now about love, relationships and their value in the world will last them a lifetime. According to Dr Howard Chilton, one of Australia’s most respected baby doctors, you cannot give your baby too much love.

Drawing on his 35 years as a baby physician, Dr Chilton
explains the science that proves what many of us instinctively know: the way we feed, hold play with and settle our babies is what determines the kind of adults they will become.

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