Provide a comfortable, accessible place where babies can rest or sleep when they want to.
Continue to provide supported sleeping, resting and withdrawal opportunities outdoors as well as inside, to best fit the conditions that individual babies need.
Plan alternative activities for babies who do not need sleep at the same time as others do.
Ensure mealtime seating allows young children to have feet firmly on the floor or foot rest. This aids stability and upper trunk control supporting hand-to-mouth co-ordination.
Help children to enjoy their food and appreciate healthier choices by combining favourites with new tastes and textures.
Provide safe surroundings in which young children have freedom to move as they want, while being kept safe by watchful adults.
Ensure that the environment is calm and not filled with noise or music, so that babies can attune to sounds and notice where they are and what they relate to – the 3D outdoor environment is very good for this.
Avoid introducing hard shoes too early in walking development and limit the time that they are worn each day.