Jack is halfway through his first year. He has been changing and learning so much since he was born.

Did you know that Jack's development depends on the relationship between the genes he was born with and the experiences he will have as a child? The first three years are especially important for children's brain development.

Have you noticed how much children this age love being with you? Parents are the most important people in their world. Jack is learning that he is safe and loved by being cuddled, held and comforted. Talking, singing, reading and playing with him this year can get him off to a great start.

Caring for young babies like Jack is a really important but challenging job. Some days are easier than others. Jack's friends and family are keen to help care for him when they are asked. Remember, family and friends love being involved with babies so don't be afraid to ask for help.