The first year of life is an important time to build a relationship with your baby.
Interacting with your baby helps baby’s brain to grow and develop. By smiling, playing and talking to your baby you are standing them in good stead for later life.
Spending time with your baby will also help you understand their needs and recognise when they need to feed, sleep or have a cuddle.
As time goes on, spending time together will help your child learn how to understand their own emotions and form strong relationships with other people.