Communicating with your baby

The importance of the first 1001 days

Baby Brain Facts

The first 1011 days – early relationships

Infant Mental Health and why it matters

Resources For Families & Individuals | Oxford Brain Story — Oxford Brain Story | AFWI

The Centre for Early Childhood

Shaping Us (

Growing your baby’s brain

See this wonderful leaflet from our midwifery colleagues at Oxford University Hospitals (John Radcliffe). Your midwife will discuss this in one of your visits.

Growing your baby’s brain (

Getting to know your baby – responsive relationships

Building a Happy Baby (

Skin to skin contact: Skin-to-skin contact – Baby Friendly Initiative (

Getting-to-know-your-baby: Institute of Health Visiting

Building a relationship with your baby

Learning to talk

Learning to talk | 0 to 6 months | Start for life (

Learning to talk | 6 to 12 months | Start for life (

Help when your baby is crying

Help when your baby is crying: Support For Crying And Sleepless Babies | Home | Cry-sis

Coping with a crying baby: Parents Advice | ICON (

Chatting with your baby

HM Government Hungry Little Minds: Hungry Little Minds – Simple fun, activities for kids aged 0 – 5 (

Learning to talk | 0 to 6 months | Start for life (

Learning to talk: Help Your Baby Learn to Talk | 0 to 6 Months | Start for life (

Information on language and communication development can be found at ICAN Talking Point

Oxford Health Speech and Language Resources: Oxford Health Speech & Language Therapy –

Words for Life – National Literacy Trust: Activities for 0-6 months | Words for Life and     Activities for 6-12 months | Words for Life

Speech development

ICAN Talk Together

Chatter Matters 0-12 months (ICAN)

Courses for parents and carers

The Solihull Approach team at “Our Place” run a free course for parents about understanding the impact of the pandemic on children. The Solihull Approach is an evidence based way of understanding and relating to your child while also support your own emotional wellbeing.

You can access the free course here:

Understanding the impact of the pandemic on your child

Page last reviewed: 26 April, 2023