Baby Brain Development

Babies can hear at around 24 weeks of pregnancy, recognise familiar voices at birth, and prefer faces to other shapes.

We are hardwired for relationships. In the first years of life, more than 1 million new connections are formed every second in a baby’s growing brain. The way babies’ brains develop is shaped by their interactions with others. Research shows that the way parents interact with their babies predicts children’s later physical and mental/emotional development, often called Infant Mental Health.

A good beginning for young families is a protective factor in coping with life's inevitable stresses. We’ll promote play and interactions like, “Peek-a-boo” games that stimulate brain development.

Health Visitors are interested in relationships between you and your baby as early intervention when there are difficulties can often prevent the development of mental health problems in later years.

Find more information here: Big Little Moments - Blackpool Better Start