Children begin to develop the skills they need for talking, listening and understanding from before birth! As a parent, you make a difference to your child’s communication development, even before they start to talk.
Your baby will have regular health and development reviews during their early years, usually carried out by a Health Visitor. You can discuss your child’s development with your Health Visitor, who will help you support your child and get the support you need.
If you are worried about your child’s talking, listening or understanding, it is important to share your concerns to find out if there is a problem and if so how you can access the right help as soon as possible.