Does your child treat dolls or teddies as if they are alive?
Does your child play beside other children?
Has your child begun to use symbols in play such as a stick becoming a sword?
Does your child engage in play themes which reflect less frequently experienced life events (e.g. visiting the doctor)?
Does your child talk about their feelings?
Does your child take turns with other children?
Does your child play with 2 or 3 other children in a group?
Does your child engage in play themes which expand beyond personal experience (e.g. fireman rescuing people?)
Does your child feel shame when caught doing the wrong thing?
Do you have established family routines with your child, such as going out to the park and having dinner as a family?
Does your family set time aside to play together in whatever your child chooses?
Do you speak with your child throughout the day, describing what you are doing and seeing?

This quiz serves as a guide for your child’s development and is not intended to be used for diagnostic purposes. As a parent, you know your child best!

Breastfeeding is best for babies and provides many benefits. It is important that, in preparation for and during breastfeeding, you eat a healthy, balanced diet. Combined breast and bottle feeding in the first weeks of life may reduce the supply of your own breastmilk, and reversing the decision not to breastfeed is difficult. Always consult your doctor for advice about feeding your baby. If you use infant formula milk, you should follow manufacturer’s instructions for correct bottle preparation.

At Danone Nutricia Early Life Nutrition, we support the World Health organization’s global public health recommendation calling for exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months of life and continued breastfeeding for as long as possible with the introduction of safe and appropriate complementary foods thereafter.