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WAIMH Position Paper on the Rights of Infants Edinburgh, 14-18 June, 2014 (amended March 2016)

Monday, August 13, 2018  
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WAIMH affirms that the UNCRC in addressing the rights of children, does not sufficiently differentiate the needs of infants and toddlers from those of older children, in that infants and toddlers are totally dependent upon the availability of consistent and responsive care from specific adults for the adequate development of their basic human capacities.

Read WAIMH Position Paper on the Rights of Infants.

There are unique considerations regarding the needs of infants during the first three years of life which are highlighted by contemporary knowledge, underscoring the impact of early experience on the development of human infant brain and mind.