Introduction

Baby's first year

A new baby is the most wonderful thing in the world and can bring so much love and joy into your life as your journey as a new family begins.

The realisation and responsibility of parenthood, and the daily challenges this role brings, can be as daunting as it is exciting. There is so much to learn and so many new beginnings.

This first year is referred to as an ‘age of opportunity’: a time when you can set a foundation for your child’s emotional wellbeing and future health. 

Parents holding baby

From helpless newborn to active toddler: it takes just 12 short months for your baby to undergo this incredible transformation. Babies grow and change at an amazing pace, and every month brings new and exciting developments. 

Your baby’s first year is guaranteed to be full of challenges and adventures, and no matter what stage you are at on that journey, we are here to help with advice, guidance and support. 

You will have so many questions and we hope we can help you to find answers or information which will help your understanding of your baby in this first year. We currently have information about breastfeeding, sleep and healthy eating including weaning with lots more to follow

We hope this will be of help to you as you enjoy your first year together.