Child Development

Birth to five

The Welsh Government provides a publication 'Birth to Five' free to parents in Wales.

It is based on the Department of Health publication which has been revised and updated for Wales, and is bilingual. 'Birth to Five' includes information on:

  • the first weeks with a new baby
  • growth and development
  • learning and playing
  • habits and behaviour
  • feeding your child
  • illness and accidents
  • mothers' health
  • services
  • rights and benefits




ID: 1733, revised 06/10/2021