For many parents and carers, seeing their baby grow and develop is an amazing time, providing ‘firsts’ that will become treasured memories. Many infants, but not all, develop so that over time they become able to do more advanced activities such as reaching out for a toy or taking their first steps. However, there are certain neuromuscular conditions (i.e. affecting the nerves and muscle function) that can have a big impact on a baby’s development, one of which is Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA). This resource is all about spotting the signs and symptoms of SMA and getting support as soon as possible.