This illustrated booklet highlights how infants’ basic needs shape early development and parent-child bonding. It explains how meeting needs through comfort, play, reading, singing, and conversation fosters security and readiness to learn. Tips promote safety, health, dual language acquisition, and accessing supportive services. The importance of nurturing care and responsiveness is emphasised, reassuring parents that meeting cries with comfort will not “spoil” babies. Together the short sections validate that respectfully meeting babies’ needs, including through simple interactions, cultivates developmental foundations. The colourful, engaging graphics depicting diverse families aim to inspire gentle, attentive parenting. Overall the booklet affirms parents’ capacities to make a difference through responsive care, promoting positive attachments.
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