A guide to early learning at home by Guide Dogs

This guide advises that parents should not feel that they have to spend hours using special programmes to help development for your baby/toddler, there are specialists who can advise and support you through early development programmes, just enjoy your baby and use the times you are feeding, changing a nappy or bathing to stimulate and play with him/her. It might take your baby longer to pick up a skill, but once they have it, it will be for life. Don’t get despondent if your friends’ babies are smiling, sitting up, rolling over, while your baby is lying still. Babies who have additional needs may need more intervention.