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Start for Life

The Start for Life offer provides information and links to support that is available when families need it, from conception to the baby’s second birthday.

Start for Life
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Start for Life Offer

Alongside the joy that the arrival of a baby can bring, every parent or carer can also experience the anxiety of this sudden responsibility. The sleepless nights, the doubt, the questions – these are all natural and common experiences during the 1,001 days from conception to a baby’s second birthday.

All families need some help to give their babies the best start in life. Whether it is from healthcare professionals or volunteers, family or friends, there is a wide range of support and services available in Nottingham.

The Start for Life offer provides information and links to support that is available when families need it, from conception to the baby’s second birthday.

Nottingham City Start for Life offer Leaflet

Nottingham City Start for Life offer Leaflet

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Poster providing information around pregnancy

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An information pack for new fathers

Adapting to life with a new baby is a challenge. SSBC have brought together lots of advice to help guide you through life as a new dad. From preparing for labour, feeding, play and looking after you, it has been covered. This guide will help you to prepare yourself for when your baby is born. You will find information about the different services available to you.

Link to SSBC Dad's pack
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Safer Sleep for babies - advice for parents and carers

The Lullaby Trust has developed a guide for parents and carers with lots of information and advice about safer sleep.

This safer sleep advice gives simple steps for how you can sleep your baby to reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) which is commonly known as cot death. It can give you the peace of mind to enjoy this special time.

It is important to remember that this sleep advice should be followed for all sleep periods, not just at night, and wherever you put your baby to sleep, including at grandparents / friends houses.

There is also a series of videos:
Safer Sleep for babies presentations - The Lullaby Trust Their easy read card is available in 25 different languages.

Safer Sleep - a guide for parents
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Lullaby Trust safer sleep from day 1 booklet

Link to the Lullaby Trust safer sleep from day 1 booklet

Latest Early Help Updates

Activity
Baby Massage
Tuesday Aspley Broxtowe Strelley

Baby Massage

A five-week introduction to baby massage, led by qualified instructors.

Activity
Triple P Stepping Stones
Thursday 10am - 12:00noon Bestwood

Triple P Stepping Stones

Positive Parenting Programme, more commonly known as Triple P, is a behaviour support programme and is available to all parents living in Nottingham City who have children aged 0-19. Early Help offer 4 levels of Triple P support: Tip Sheets, Discussion Groups, 8 Week Group Programme, Stepping Stones

Activity
Milk to Meals
Monday 1:30pm - 2:30pm Bestwood

Milk to Meals

The group is for parents with babies age from 7 months to one year. Now that you have started weaning and introducing first foods, this group is to support you with balancing milk intake, moving on with different textures of foods, learning about a healthy diet for your little one and moving from mainly having milk to having three meals per day by 1 year old. It is an interactive PowerPoint presentation which will take around 1 hour and you are welcome to bring your child. It is a very relaxed atmosphere in a local health centre and there is plenty of time throughout to ask questions that concern you about progressing with weaning your little one.

Event
Free baby massage for families in Aspley, Broxtowe and Bells Lane
21 May 2024

Free baby massage for families in Aspley, Broxtowe and Bells Lane

Free Baby massage for families in Aspley, Broxtowe and Bells Lane. For more information tel: 07881 734680 or email: [email protected]

News
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20 May 2024

Free nearly new items at Bestwood Family Hubs for families

Please come and browse our nearly new items, clothes, shoes, toys, books and school jumpers and help yourself to any items you need

Event
Mentoring Circles programme for Survivors of Domestic Abuse
11 Jun 2024

Mentoring Circles programme for Survivors of Domestic Abuse

Free mentoring sessions in job applications and interviews for Survivors of Domestic Abuse.

Training
Mental Health First Aid Youth Aware Training
25 Jun 2024

Mental Health First Aid Youth Aware Training

A training course designed to teach people how to spot the signs and symptoms of mental ill health and provide help on a first aid basis.

Event
Supermarket Sweep
24 May 2024

Supermarket Sweep

Become a savvy supermarket shopper by attending this workshop to help you shop more effectively amid the cost-of-living crisis.

News
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14 May 2024

Design a sticker competition for 5-11 year olds

The Oral Health Team are running a design a sticker competition for 5-11 year olds. The winning design will be made into a sticker and used throughout dental clinics in Nottinghamshire

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