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Your child’s development
Born to move is an NHS app to help parents or carers with their newborn babies right up to pre-school. Born to move is about encouraging daily active play and interaction to help the learning and wiring of your baby’s brain at this critical early stage. It’s designed to give you friendly advice and tips to support your child to develop intellectually, emotionally, socially and physically and build the foundations for a healthy, happy and confident baby.
Find fantastic information from Children’s Occupational Therapy Department at Poole Hospital on a wide range of developmental areas including development of fine motor skills, visual perception and good sleeping habits.
Dental care It is encouraged that you should brush your baby’s teeth as soon as their first milk tooth is visible. For general dental care advice and how to care for your baby’s teeth click here
NHS dental care is free for children. To find an NHS dentist in your local area click here
Channel Mum provides useful information on teething and dental care.
Nutrition and staying healthy
Looking after yourself and your family by eating well when you have had a baby is also very important. First Steps to Nutrition provides practical food and drink ideas for the whole family.Click here for a visual reminder of portion sizes for your child.
Your child will be offered a seasonal flu vaccine from 2 years. Here are some vaccination tips for parents and the UK vaccination schedule.