BIBO Study
basale invloeden op de baby ontwikkeling

The BIBO study is an ongoing, prospective longitudinal project designed to understand how the development of behavioral and physiological regulation, as well as physical health, are influenced by early (prenatal) environmental factors. BIBO stands for the Dutch ‘Basale Invloeden op de Baby Ontwikkeling’, which translates as ‘Basal Influences on the Baby’s Development’. The study began in 2006 with 193 pregnant women from Nijmegen and surrounding areas, in The Netherlands.

Over the years, and thanks to the generous help of the parents and children, teachers, and students and assistants, we have been able to collect an impressive data set using a variety of different methods. Examples are: home observations, laboratory assessments, hormone and intestinal microbiota samples, logbooks and questionnaires. Infants were followed intensively in their first postnatal year, and further assessments were carried out at 2.5, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10 , 12, 13.5 and 14 years. These rounds of assessment are complete and a 16 year round is currently planned.

The following people from our lab are working in this study: Yvonne Willemsen, Yangwenshan Ou, Henrik Eckermann, Nicole Rheinheimer, Stefania Vacaru, Roseriet Beijers, Carolina de Weerth

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