First Few Months

Baby development

For detailed information on how a child develops from birth to five years old, the NHS has produced a 'Birth to Five Development time line', and there is lots of information out there to show you how your baby will grow.


Baby’s brain development

Your baby’s brain develops at a rapid rate during the last three months of pregnancy through to the first two years of life.  Being responsive to your baby’s needs can help to support your child’s emotional and mental development, click here to find out what you can do to help support this.

This video describes how the experiences in the first few years of our lives affect how our brains are formed.