Dr Rebecca Chicot
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Dr Rebecca Chicot


Child Development and Parenting Expert

PhD in Parenting and Child Development from Cambridge University

Rebecca is one of the founders of The Essential Parent Company. She has a doctorate in child development and parenting from Cambridge University and is a member of the Association of Infant Mental Health.

Rebecca worked for many years at BBC Television in London making science documentaries for BBC1. She loved communicating groundbreaking science and medicine to BBC1 audiences of over 7 million people.

She was part of the team that made Professor Robert Winston’s landmark series “Human Instinct ” which was nominated for an Emmy Award in 2002.

Child Development experiments that she developed in her scientific research were also reproduced and filmed on the ground breaking series “Child Of Our Time. ”

“Child of Our Time ” was also presented by Professor Robert Winston and follows 25 babies born in the UK at the Millennium and then followed them each year as they grew and developed.

She is passionate about giving new mums and dads the confidence to be relaxed and happy parents and to enjoy the wonderful first few years with their baby.

Questions that Rebecca helps to answer:

  • How do I bond with my baby?
  • What is kangaroo care?
  • How can I make feeding my baby a time to bond?
  • How can I help my baby to understand the physical world?

This article is for information only and should not be used for the diagnosis or treatment of medical conditions. Essential Parent has used all reasonable care in compiling the information from leading experts and institutions but makes no warranty as to its accuracy. Consult a doctor or other health care professional for diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions. For details click here.