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How Lockdown Affects Babies

BBC Video with Dr Abigail Wright, Educational Psychologist & AiMH Wales Hub Member

In this short video, Abi acknowledges the difficulties that new parents such as herself have faced during lock-down but also gives a hopeful message about all the wonderful things that parents can do to continue to support their babies' development and well-being during this time.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/health-52507731

This content is for logged-in members of AiMH UK.  If your work is concerned with babies and infants from conception to age three, or with their parents, then join AiMH UK.

Handouts to share with parents

Sometimes it can be helpful to pass on a handout to parents when they just need some more information or are simply curious. This can be supportive of infant mental health as it provides an opportunity for developmental guidance. The same applies when a session has brought up some aspect of development (or theory) they would like to think about. Any handout should be discussed, not simply left with no shared thought. It sets up an opportunity to enhance reflective function, a key aspect of parenting for infant mental health. A selection of handouts are available to members on the Resources Sharing Forum. The website of Zero to Three is worth exploring too. Understanding Childhood holds the leaflets for parents originally commissioned by The Child Psychotherapy Trust. All useful, open access, although some are a bit dated.

Getting Through Lockdown with a Baby

A Blog by Dr Elizabeth Gregory Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

In this blog, Liz shares her thoughts on getting through lock-down with a baby using the helpful acronym T.R.U.S.T.

This content is for logged-in members of AiMH UK.  If your work is concerned with babies and infants from conception to age three, or with their parents, then join AiMH UK.