What is Infant Mental Health and Why Is It Important?

Brochure · Nurturing Babies / Early Childhood Mental Health

“Infant Mental Health” refers to an infant’s ability to experience emotions, develop relationships and learn. An infant’s world is usually pretty small. Infants grow up among family, friends and community. They learn about themselves and the world around them through the relationships they have with the people in their lives.

Babies who are made to feel loved and cherished learn that they are lovable. They then grow up feeling good about themselves and develop friendships more easily.