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Welcome to ourNews, where we keep up-to-date with research and other news related to infant mental health. These articles can be of interest to both parents and professionals. Be sure to read ourAdvice too, these are brief posts with advice for parents. Is there a topic that you would like us to write about? Just send us a message via contact us.

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Early support for children is essential

Brain development in infancy is astonishing. According to the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University, a million connections are made in the brain every second in the first three years of life. The centre notes: “As early experiences shape the architecture of the developing brain, they also lay the foundations of sound mental health.”

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Pregnancy during self-isolation

In pregnancy, the majority of mothers and fathers take best care they can to protect the health and well being of their unborn baby through keeping active, eating well, relaxing and preparing for the birth of their child by buying clothes, medicines and other necessities for the arrival of her or him into the world.

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Anxiety in hypersensitive or autistic children

Many aspects of daily life can be overwhelming for hypersensitive or autistic children, so it is unsurprising that dealing with the challenging impact of anxiety is a daily struggle for many of these children and their families.

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Advice: Children and screen time

Parents often ask us whether or not to limit their child’s use of screens. This used to be about TVs and computers, but now these questions are increasingly asked about the use of tablets and smartphones.

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