Investing in the emotional wellbeing of our babies is a wonderful way to invest in the future

The first 1001 days, from conception to age two, is a period of rapid growth when the foundations for future development are laid.

During this time babies' growing brains are shaped by their experiences, particularly the relationships they have with their parents or caregivers. Supporting these relationships brings benefits for individuals, for society and for the economy. The pages on this section explain more about why supporting parent-infant relationships is such important work.