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Developed with the NHS, the DadPad® gives new dads and dads-to-be the knowledge and practical skills necessary to support themselves and their partner, so that babies get the best possible start in life.

DadPad® aims to enable dads to: reduce their own anxiety by getting more involved and gaining in confidence learn how to create a strong bond and healthy attachment with their baby build stronger family relationships by sharing the load and learning how to parent together recognise the signs of post-natal depression, and other signs of mental ill-health, in both themselves and their partner, and learn how to get help early

What topics does DadPad® cover?

  • The Health Visitor Team
  • Getting to know your baby
  • Feeding
  • First Aid
  • Holding
  • Child Development
  • Crying Supporting each other
  • Sleeping
  • Legal information
  • Changing Parenting advice and support
  • Cleaning
  • Further information

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