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Important information / resources for your Healthy child programme contacts

Red book insert : This is to go into the front of your baby’s red book. When your Health visitor phones she will give you her contact details to write into this page

Printable red book insert for parents

My Family Tree : Complete this and add it to the front of your baby’s red book

Postnatal depression: My pregnancy is a plan by the wellbeing trust to her you and your partner think about signs that may mean that you are low in mood or suffering postnatal depression after birth and when you need to talk to your Health visitor or GP.

My pregnancy and post birth wellbeing plan

Feeding support: if you are struggling with feeding please contact your health visitor, 01793 465050 or 01793 465030 support is available, we are at the end of a phone and will arrange to see you to support feeding.

Breast feeding

Expressing breast milk and storing it

Formula feeding

Safe sleep 

Lullaby Trust Website promotes expert advice on safer baby sleep and raises awareness on sudden infant death (also referred to as 'cot death').

Baby Sleep Info Source Website (BASIS) provides information for parents who wish to make informed choices about infant sleep and night-time care.

Lift the Baby: A safe sleep advice video clip made by NHS, lullaby trust and London Irish rugby team to reduce the number of babies who have died of SIDS, because dads have fallen asleep on the sofa with babies. 

Postnatal depression: My pregnancy is a plan by the wellbeing trust to her you and your partner think about signs that may mean that you are low in mood or suffering postnatal depression after birth and when you need to talk to your Health visitor or GP. 

If you feel low in mood call your Health Visitor  

PANDAS - Pre and Post Natal Depression Advice and Support 

Tummy Time: This leaflet gives you exercises to do with your baby to strengthen their head, neck and core strength to prepare their bodies for sitting and crawling later. 

Healthy Start is the Government welfare food scheme. Healthy Start supports young and low income pregnant women and families with children under the age of 4 years in the UK

Immunisation: you should automatically receive immunisation appointments, if you have not received your appointment by the time your baby is 8 weeks please let your Health visitor know.

Home safety  Safety for your child: birth to 6 months

ROSPA: accidents don't have to happen.  

Smoking 

If you smoke, how to protect your baby 

Effects of smoking leaflet

Now go to our great section on How to bond with your baby and Information for dads

Contraception:

Your Guide to contraception Leaflet Download: for new parents to consider contraception options

Your guide to contraception leaflet

Coping with crying

Coping with crying leaflet

 

Page updated 20/04/2020

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