Congratulations on the birth of your little one!

Welcoming a new baby into your family is such an exciting time. You probably feel like you’ll never be able to stop gazing adoringly at this gorgeous little person who has come into your life, or stop cuddling them. Although, for some of us that takes time and early on we just feel dazed and overwhelmed. That’s perfectly normal. This section of our website is dedicated to offering support and advice to new parents.

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Health Visiting

Your local Health Visiting team are here to help you . Why not attend one of their regular baby clinics?

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Infant Feeding

Before your little one arrived you may have already made a decision on how you would feed your baby. It’s important to know that now your little one has arrived things may have not gone as you had planned, and that’s okay. This page covers common feeding questions and advice.

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Your 6-8 Week Postnatal Check

You should have your postnatal check 6 to 8 weeks after your baby's birth to make sure you feel well and are recovering properly.

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Your Baby's Immunisations

Because a baby's immune system is not fully developed at birth, babies face a greater risk of becoming infected and getting seriously ill.

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Baby Bonding

Bonding with your baby is one of the most important things you can do as a parent. It helps to create a strong emotional connection between you and your child, which can have a lasting impact on their development.

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Programmes for New Parents and Carers

Babies don’t come with a handbook and we all need some extra support from time to time. Build a positive foundation for you and your baby.

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Teething and Your Baby's Oral Health

Advice on how to look after your babies oral health as soon as the first milk tooth breaks through.

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Getting to know your baby

Welcome to the world of parenthood! The first few weeks with your newborn can be a whirlwind of emotions. But, it's also the time for bonding and getting to know your new little one and their feelings.

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When to Start Weaning Your Little One

When to start weaning your baby and free workshops available

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Newborn Sleeping

Some babies sleep for long periods, others have regular short naps. Your baby will have their own pattern of waking and sleeping and it’s unlikely to be the same as other babies.

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Parent Mental Health

Becoming a new parent is a wonderful but challenging experience. It can be a time of great joy, but it can also be a time of great stress and anxiety. It's important to remember that it's normal to feel a range of emotions during this time, and that you're not alone.

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The Baby Check App

Baby Check features 19 simple checks that parents can do if their baby is showing signs of illness. A great tool for new parents.

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