Time for Parents to Bond with Their Babies


State of Babies Yearbook 2019: Data for Policymakers and Advocates

The state where a baby is born makes a big difference in their chances for a strong start in life. For the first time, ZERO TO THREE and Child Trends are telling the state-by-state story of America’s babies. The data can be used by policymakers and advocates to identify and act on the challenges facing the youngest members of society.
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Helping Babies and Toddlers Thrive: A Look at Recent State Legislation

This policy brief from NCSL provides an overview of recent state legislation that supports infants, toddlers and their families, including state laws that: improve access to and quality of child care, ensure parents have time to bond with young children, and empower parents to support their child’s healthy emotional and physical development.
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NBCDI Releases Baby Brain Builders: Tools and Tips for Parents

In partnership with the Think Babies campaign, the National Black Child Development Institute has published a resource providing tips to parents on practical ways to nurture their child’s healthy development, as well as how to become an advocate for policies that will help babies and families to thrive.
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The Child Development Case for Paid Family & Medical Leave

The National Partnership for Women and Families and ZERO TO THREE have revised a fact sheet that summarizes key research on the importance of paid leave to ensure that infants and young children have adequate bonding time with parents and primary caregivers, which is essential for their healthy brain and emotional development.
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