HSE article for Development
There is evidence to suggest that if a child spends a lot of time in front of a screen in early childhood, it can have a negative effect on their development. Learn how you can avoid problems with screen time and young children.
Find out when a public health nurse will check your child to make sure they're growing properly.
Learn how your relationship with your child influences their future sense of self and how they have their own unique personality.
Early experiences, relationships and their environment impact on your child's brain development. Parents and caregivers play a crucial role. Things that help their brain develop include how you interact, soothe and play together.
Find out how your child listens and reacts to sounds as they grow, when their hearing is checked and what to do if you are worried.
Learn about how your child's eyes develop over the first 12 months and the times they will be checked as they grow.
Find out how to help a baby born early develop normally and meet its milestones
How to keep your baby active and help develop their neck and back muscles by encouraging them to do tummy time several times a day.
Find out how to teach your child about sexuality in a way that will help them to have a healthy attitude towards sex, love and their body.
Learn about the type of skills developed in the first 5 years and what to do if you are worried about your child's development.
Learn what can affect your child's growth pattern and how this will be checked.
Learn about the ways you can help your baby develop their communication skills by responding to your baby and fun activities.
How play helps your child develop mentally and physically, learn new skills and become more social and independent.
Find out about the role a parent plays in their child's social and emotional wellbeing and how you can help build a strong foundation now for the rest of their lives.