Take a look at the trailer Netflix has released for Babies, an upcoming documentary series looking at the first year of our lives.
We follow 15 families across world and cover the first year of a baby, from new-born to the beginnings of their toddler life. Apart from a tonne of cuteness and heartwarming moments, we’ll also be following a team of scientists as they research the early developments of life; the bonding between baby and parent, learning to crawl, the first steps, the first words, etc.
You can learn more about what to expect in the adorable and potentially enlightening series in Netflix’s extended synopsis, which we’ve posted beneath the trailer below. Babies will be hitting Netflix on February 21st.
Extended official synopsis for Babies:
Filmed over the course of three years, Babies is a landmark series that explores the miracle of the first full year of life through the pioneering work of leading scientists from across the globe.
The series examines the epic journey every person embarks on, from helpless new-born to independent toddler. Following the life-changing adventures of 15 international families and featuring the latest research from eminent scientists who share their personal journeys of discovery into the infant mind, the series is filled with the exciting uncertainty of parenting, exploring each major milestone of development like never before. From the first bond a baby shares with its parents, to learning to feed, sleep through the night, crawl across the room, speak their first words, and discover the world around them – right up to those first steps of toddlerhood.
In the last 15 years, there has been an explosion in our understanding of the baby brain. For the first time scientists are discovering that even the youngest babies know more, see more and understand far more than we ever thought possible.
Using the latest technology and scientific research, ‘BABIES’ delves deep inside the baby’s mind to watch the processes behind each exciting developmental step. Amongst the world class scientists featured, are Rebecca Spencer (UMASS, Amherst) and her ground-breaking study on the importance of naps for a baby’s learning; Michael Georgieff (University of Minnesota) and his hugely influential work linking iron and other micronutrients to babies’ ability to form memories; Professor Ruth Feldman (IDC, Herzliya, Israel) and her breakthrough discovery that the surge in oxytocin, the bonding hormone, that occurs in new mothers, can also take place in men and Professor Susan Lynch (University of California, San Francisco), who found that babies living with dogs and cats are better protected from developing asthma and allergies.
Babies is a Nutopia Production for Netflix. Nutopia is a leading television production company with offices in the US and the UK, best known for creating the ’mega-doc’ – huge scale series designed to stand out from the crowd. Recent credits include the acclaimed drama-documentary The Last Czars for Netflix; the award-winning docuseries One Strange Rock for National Geographic hosted by Will Smith, Civilisations for the BBC and Emmy-winning PBS series’ How We Got To Now for PBS and America The Story of Us for History.