The first 1001 days, from conception to two years old, is the most important time in a child’s life for development.

  • From around 8 weeks pregnant, babies respond to touch.
  • By 23 weeks pregnant, babies can hear sounds from the outside world.
  • By the age of 2, a child’s brain is already 80% developed.

To support parents and carers with the important role they play during this time, below are a list links to information, resources and ideas of things to try that can help babies to develop.