Scientific secrets of parenthood revealed at free coffee morning

  • Date

    Thu 17 Mar 22

A baby in the lab

Scientific secrets of parenthood will be revealed at a series of free coffee mornings held at The University of Essex.

Researchers at the internationally renowned Babylab will explore themes such as bonding with your baby, getting a good night’s sleep and enjoying the outdoors.

The events will see scientists present the latest research on child development, experts share top parenting tips, and families learn more about how they can help future studies.

The Essex Babylab is where academics, from the Department of Psychology, carry out cutting-edge non-invasive research into all aspects of child development.

They work closely with health and childcare professionals to provide support and advice to parents through online platforms and events.

Dr Maria Laura Filippetti, one of the organisers, said: “This coffee morning promises to be a great event and we can’t wait to have families on campus again.

“It is always a privilege to share our expertise directly with parents to help give children the best possible start in life.

“With the coffee morning, we want to continue our commitment to public engagement and help parents recognise that they have all it takes to be the real experts of their babies.”

The first event will run on Saturday March 26 at the University’s Colchester Campus, although participants have also the option to attend virtually.

It will be split across two sessions: 9.30-11am, and 11.30am-1pm.

Tickets are free, but must be booked in advance online.

A similar event, held in 2019, proved very popular, so early booking is recommended.