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A typical visit to the Lancaster Babylab

A parent and child at the Lancaster Babylab We take special care to ensure that both parents and babies are comfortable and have a fun time during their visit!

If you have registered with us and your baby is the right age for one of our studies, we will give you a call or email you. We will describe our study, and if you are happy to take part in it, we will arrange a convenient time for your visit. We can cover travel expenses up to 10.

When you and your baby arrive at the Babylab, a friendly researcher will welcome you in our playroom. We will explain the study to you again and will answer any questions you might have. We will also give you a consent form to sign, saying that you are happy for your baby to participate.

Once everyone is comfortable we will move to a nearby room to start the study. You will be with your baby at all times. Normally, your baby will sit on a baby chair or on your lap. After the study we will answer any questions you might have. Usually everybody has a fun time!

You can also bring along siblings, and one of our researchers will play with them while your baby is doing the study.

Research Ethics

All of our studies are approved by the ethics committees at Lancaster University. Information about your baby is confidential and all data is kept anonymous. Personal details will be kept securely and only for the purpose stated. You can ask for your details to be removed from our database at any time.