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We study the development of language, social interaction, cognition and the wellbeing of mother and child. Topics that apply to all parents and children!

We have three different locations in Nijmegen, all at the Radboud University campus. Some studies will take place here, others are online. We may also visit you at home, if you agree.

Participating in a study can mean several things. Sometimes children play a game, or we let them watch a short video while we measure their eye movements, for example. We also use questionnaires. Parents stay with their child at all times.

The duration of the studies varies a lot. Some take about half an hour, others will take the whole day.

Are you pregnant or do you have a child younger than six years old? Please sign up below!

Once you signed up, you will enter our database. When we start a project on mothers in a certain week of their pregnancy, or on children of a certain age, we will invite you if you or your child meet these requirements.

Is this a bad time? No worries; per study you decide whether you want to participate.

Participating in our research means that you are contributing to new knowledge on the development of baby and child.

The more we know, the better we can support children's development!

Thank you for participating! We now know a little bit more about the development of baby and child. 

To thank you, you will receive a gift or a small amount of money after participation. This may differ per study; you will be informed before taking part.

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What do parents say?

Joyce Westhoff
Joyce WesthoffParent
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"Participating is fun! And everyone is very sweet to the kids. Keep on the good work!"
Maartje Jolijn
Maartje JolijnParent
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"It's great fun to observe what those little ones are capable of."
Silvy
SilvyParent
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"I participate in the SMILEY study; everything is well taken care off and the researchers are great."
Tessa Weijers
Tessa WeijersParent
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"First of all, my 6 month old daughter loved it. In addition, the researchers prepare you really well and guide you through the process. It also feels good to be able to make a contribution."
Timo
TimoParent
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"It's fun! The researchers give a lot of attention and they guided us well through the research session. It's both interesting for us parents and a nice challenge for our child."
Nienke van Hees
Nienke van HeesParent
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"It's fascinating, interesting and you contribute to science. Everything is well taken care of and well facilitated."
Charlaine
CharlaineParent
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"It's great fun! And it feels good to contribute something. Everyone is always so friendly and calm."
Josien
JosienParent
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"Great activity to do with your child, and it's a small contribution to the piggy bank ;). Participating is useful and everything is well taken care off."