Mental Wellness Begins at Birth
Your little baby or toddler is absorbing everything that’s going on
Child Trends reports that infants and toddlers form about 700 neural connections per second. What does that mean for your baby? Positive experiences promote emotional wellness. Stressful experiences – especially ones that go on and on – can contribute to emotional difficulties, developmental delays, and behavioral disturbances. As a result, experts estimate that at least 1 in 10 children through age 5 suffer emotional or behavioral disturbances.
Child Trends says we start with sufficient nutrition, a safe environment, and warm, supportive interactions with caregivers. “The caregiver provides a base from which that infant [has] confidence to explore surroundings and develop independence.