Parent Resources/Articles - An Overview
Wondering what breastfeeding is really like? How do people breastfeed when they’re out and about? What should you do if breastfeeding hurts? Can you still breastfeed if you’re going back to work? What about twins and triplets? What if your baby is in special care?
Mumsnet was conceived in early 2000 when JustineMumsnet embarked on a disastrous family holiday. Her vision was to make parents lives easier. Her idea was to create a website where parents could swap advice about not just holidays but all the other stuff parents talk about. Nineteen years later and Mumsnet is now the UK’s biggest network for parents
The aim of Basis is to provide online access to up-to-date research based evidence about infant sleep, in forms that are accessible to parents and health practitioners, supported by references to research relevant to families in the UK.
Learn more about the crucial role you play in building your baby’s brain, get your questions answered, and find some more fun “brain-building” activities to share with your little one
Perinatal Positivity uses the real voices and experiences of women and men who have had mental wellbeing difficulties around the time of pregnancy, childbirth and beyond. Their films may help you emotionally prepare and find support, if needed, at this time.
Simple serve and return interactions between adults and young children help make strong connections in developing brains, This how-to video breaks down serve and return into 5 easy steps.
Science tells us that early childhood is a time of both great promise and considerable risk. Having responsive relationships with adults, growth-promoting experiences, and healthy environments for all young children helps build sturdy brain architecture and the foundations of resilience.
Play in Early Childhood: The Role of Play in Any Setting. Click on ‘Read More’ to watch video and learn more about how play can foster children’s resilience to hardship, and how the complex interactions involved when children play help build their brains
This article from Nursery World 4-31 March, is written by Debbie Brace (AIMH UK) and Baby Talk and Play Trainer. Distress and comfort, part and parcel of everyday interactions in early years settings, but the way young children are seen and understood to communicate distress, and the way adults are observed to respond, varies enormously…..
Launched on 22 January 2019 by the Duchess of Cambridge, FamilyLine is a new confidential helpline for families dealing with everyday pressures
Understanding Childhood – a really good website for parents providing many downloadable information leaflets for families to help raise emotionally secure children.
Lifelong health is determined by more than just our genes… The Alberta Family Wellness Initiative supports the translation of scientific knowledge into forms that are easy for non-scientists to understand. Fantastic videos here!
As a new parent you’re bound to have questions on many things! Here’s a quick guide to everything you need to know about caring for your new baby during those exhausting but wonderful early weeks.