WAIMH’S Position Paper on the Rights of Infants

Edinburgh, 14-18 June, 2014 (amended March 2016)

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. 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 the human infant brain and mind.

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Below are WAIMH’s 7 Basic Principles of Infant’s Rights.