Conseils pour les parents – Développement du cerveau

Series of 15 handouts in French for parents and future parents: practical suggestions to support their baby’s brain development before conception until the early years. (2019)

Description

Best Start developed a series of 15 tip sheets that provide parents and future parents some practical suggestions to support their baby’s brain development. These messages complement the information provided on the bilingual website http://www.healthybabyhealthybrain.ca.

 

These tip sheets are available:

  • in HTML format (like a website) for easy browsing from multiple devices, in English and French
  • as a PDF, easy to print, in English and French

 

The various tipsheets are:

Preconception – Future mothers’ health – Did you know that the brain of a future baby can be affected by the mother’s health, even before conception? (English and French)

Preconception – Future fathers’ health – Did you know that the brain of a future baby can be affected by the father’s health, even before conception? (English and French)

Pregnancy – Nutrition during pregnancy – Did you know that you should eat twice as healthy when you are pregnant, not twice as much? (English and French)

Pregnancy – Exposures during pregnancy – Did you know that what you are exposed to during pregnancy can affect your unborn baby’s brain? (English and French)

Pregnancy – Managing stress during pregnancy – Did you know that positive feelings during pregnancy can help your unborn baby’s brain? (English and French)

0-2 months – Your role as a parent – Did you know that your newborn needs your loving care to develop a healthy brain? (English and French)

3-4 months – Attachment / relationships – Did you know that a baby’s secure attachment is important for brain development? (English and French)

5-6 months- Listening to your baby -Did you know that listening to your baby’s cues helps your baby’s brain to develop? (English and French)

7-9 months – Feeding your baby – Did you know that healthy foods and healthy feeding habits help build a healthy brain? (English and French)

10-12 months – Safe environments – Did you know that a safe environment will help your baby’s brain development? (English and French)

12-15 months – Language and numbers – Did you know babies quickly gain an understanding of the world around them through the development of language? (English and French)

16-18 months – Physical activity – Did you know there are guidelines for physical activity for toddlers? (English and French)

19-24 months – Everyday play using all the senses – Did you know that using the five senses when playing with your toddler helps your toddler’s brain development? (English and French)

25-30 months – Routines – Did you know routines are important to help young children develop a healthy brain? (English and French)

31-36 months – Helping your child cope – Did you know you can help your child develop self-regulation? (English and French)