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DEVELOPMENT MILESTONES

Useful information about development milestones during your baby's first years

Development milestones

As your child grows and develops, you’re likely to have thousands of questions like “when will my baby start walking?” or “when can my baby eat solid foods?” We’re here to help.

Every baby is unique, but the science is clear: In the first 1,000 days of life, your baby’s brain develops faster than at any other time.  Early moments matter and their effects can last a lifetime. 

Get ready to find out all about your baby’s journey during these exciting first two years of life.

 

To find out more about your little one's journey, click here to got to the UNICEF website, or click on the image below.

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Your essential guide to navigate your new journey as a parent:

Toddler 

From helping your child learn to talk by chatting, reading and playing together, to encouraging them to be physically active, click here for lots of helpful information on the Start4Life website. 

 

Common illness and support 

The Little orange book is full of information and advice for babies and young children when they are unwell. 

 

The NHS website also has a wealth of information and advice on health conditions, symptoms, healthy living, medicines and how to get help. 

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DEVELOPMENT MILESTONES

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