Early Years

Caring for Your Baby and Child in the Early Years

You’ve just been through an arduous nine months of pregnancy and the intense miracle of childbirth – perhaps you’ve also been through months of trying for a baby through IVF – but it is only once the new baby arrives that the hard work really begins.

The good news is that newborn babies arrive equipped with everything they need to learn about and engage with the world around them. As parents, it is our job to love, feed and nurture them so that they can negotiate the many challenges they will experience here on planet earth.

All you need to know

From getting your baby to latch on to your nipple and feed from the bottle to getting her to sleep at the right times and working out what is just your anxiety and what is genuine cause for concern, there is so much to think about. In fact, it often feels like there is too much to think about.

The truth is that, for any parent, there is a fine line between being attentive and being hyper vigilant and a further truth is that no one can quite tell you where one action begins and the other ends. It is not easy being a new parent; modern humans may have been giving birth and raising young for around 200,000 years but the delivery of a newborn into this world still feels like a miracle to every new parent and the transition from womb to world invariably brings with it a myriad of questions.

Here at My BabyManual we have a vast library of resources, including guides and expert articles, to help you negotiate every aspect of early years care so that you can have the information you need to give you confidence in the choices you make. Areas we cover include the following:

  • 0-3 months
  • 3-6 months
  • 6-9 months
  • 9-12 months
  • 12 months and upwards
  • Breastfeeding
  • Bottle feeding
  • Baby and child nutrition
  • Health concerns
  • Immunisations and vaccines
  • Developmental milestones
  • Sleep routines
  • Safety in the home
  • Exercise for you and for baby
  • Early years nursery care
  • Keeping sane

Whatever the age of your child My BabyManual is a website packed full of resources to help you negotiate every question and challenge you might face as it arises.

With articles written by our researchers, alongside GPs, midwives, obstetricians, paediatricians, nutritionists, and more consider My BabyManual your trusted baby and child guide, 24/7.