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Trusted NHS help and advice during pregnancy, birth and parenthood

Chat, play, read!

Help your child learn to talk by chatting, reading and playing with them.

It's never too early to start – from newborn to 5 years, we have lots of tips, videos and fun activities to help develop their speech and communication skills.

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Vitamin D

To keep bones and muscles healthy, we need vitamin D. From late March/early April to the end of September, most people make enough vitamin D from sunlight on their skin.

However, between October and early March we should consider taking a daily vitamin D supplement because we cannot make enough from sunlight. Some people should take a vitamin D supplement all year round, so find out if this applies to you.

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