New parents will be given government advice on changing nappies, breastfeeding and “baby talk” under a multi-million pound initiative to support family life.

David Cameron said it was “ludicrous” that parents received more training in how to drive a car than in how to raise children…

Launching the initiatives, Mr Cameron said he “would have loved” more advice on how to look after babies before becoming a parent for the first time.

“Parents are nation-builders,” he said. “It’s through love and sheer hard work that we raise the next generation with the right values.