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Birth to five

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It is important to every parent and carer that their children are healthy and develop well.
Our aim is to provide every child with the best possible start in life.
Immunisation is one of the best means of protecting your child against many contagious diseases.
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Two young children and a baby

The Department for Public Health and Health Professions (DPHHP) provides Birth to Five free to mothers in Wales. It is based on the Department of Health publication 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; and 
  • rights and benefits.

Birth to Five can be used by health visitors giving information to parents and for parents' personal use.