The First 1000 Days

The first 1000 days, during pregnancy and up to a child’s second birthday, represent a critical part of childhood when we form attachments to our caregivers, learn how to safely explore and trust the world around us, and start to communicate. It is when we see the most rapid phase of brain growth and development and where the foundations are laid down for our future health and wellbeing.

 

This critical period has a long lasting impact on individuals and families. They shape the destiny for children as they grow up: their educational achievements, their ability to secure an income, their influences on their own children, and their health in older age.

 

Take a look at the following useful information that may be able to help you during your child's first 1000 days: 

 

Pregnancy, Maternity and New Parenting section 

 

Cymraeg i Blant Baby Groups

 

Bump, Baby and Beyond

 

10 Steps to a Healthy Weight

 

Design to Smile (Children's Oral Health Programme)

 

Safer Sleep (Lullaby Trust)

 

Parenting - Give It Time

 

Benefits of Becoming Bilingual

 

Flying Start

 

Acorn Project 

 

Breastfeeding Support Groups

 

Be Safe Around Dogs

 

Aneurin Bevan Health Visiting Service

 

Midwifery (info to follow shortly)

 

We have also developed a series of information to support you and your child during the first 1000 days and beyond. 

 

ANTENATAL PACK: 

 

Reduce the Risk of Cot Death

 

Shaking Your Baby It's Not The Deal

 

Caring For Your Baby At Night 

 

Building a Happy Baby

 

 

BIRTH PACK:

 

Reduce the Risk of Cot Death

 

Shaking Your Baby It's Not The Deal

 

Caring For Your Baby At Night 

 

Building a Happy Baby

 

Rotavirus Leaflet

 

Meningitis B Leaflet

 

Pneumococcal Vaccine for Children under 2 years Leaflet

 

6 in 1 (Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Polio, Hib and Hepatitis B Vaccine for Babies and Children) Leaflet

 

What To Expect After Immunisations Leaflet

 

Baby Incredible Years Leaflet

 

 

WEANING PACK:

 

Baby Nosh (Weaning) Leaflet

 

Tiny Tums (0-5s Healthy Eating) Leaflet

 

Menu Planner 1 (Baby's First Foods)

 

Menu Planner 2 (Baby's First Family Meals)

 

Home Safety (Keep In Mind) Leaflet

 

 

6 MONTH PACK:

 

ABUHB Speech & language information (dummy facts)

 

Measles, Mumps, Rubella Leaflet

 

Hib/Men C at 12-13 Months Leaflet

 

 

15 MONTH PACK:

 

Design To Smile (Children's Oral Health Programme)

 

ABUHB Speech & language (Dummy facts) 

 

 

18 MONTH PACK

 

Incredible Toddlers  

 

ABUHB Speech & language (dummy facts)

 

Toilet Training Leaflet

 

School Nursery Application Form

 

 

27 MONTH PACK:

 

Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis and Polio Vaccine for Children Before they Start School Leaflet

 

Toilet Training leaflet

 

Monmouthshire 30 hours Childcare Offer - Childcare Funding available to children the term following their third birthday.

 

 

3 ½ YEAR PACK:

 

Design To Smile (Children's Oral Health Programme)

 

 

 

 We also have a full range of activities and classes for families to attend during the first 1000 days.  Check them out here.