When a parent or carer is responsive to a baby’s signals and ‘takes turns’ in communicating with them from birth onwards, babies develop a secure attachment to the carer. A series of cards giving guidance on interaction and understanding your baby is available here

A secure attachment ensures a child will feel secure and reassured their needs will be met. This promotes emotional self-regulation and resilience into adulthood .

Your Health Visitor will introduce the new born observation (NBO) to you as part of the mandatory contacts.

Click on the link and answer our survey. Tell us what you thought of your NBO experience.

The New Born Observation Survey is here

If you have been involved with our video interactive guide programme which supports maternal mental health and promotes bonding between parents and their babies. Let us know your thoughts by completing the following online VIG questionnaire here