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HSE article for Development

Screen time and young children

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.

Your child's developmental checks

Find out when a public health nurse will check your child to make sure they're growing properly.

Your child’s social, emotional and behavioural development

Learn how your relationship with your child influences their future sense of self and how they have their own unique personality.