DadPad: The Essential Guide for dads-to-be and New dads – Perfect New Baby Gift for dads
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DadPad is designed to reduce anxiety in a number of ways, for example, by helping dads gain confidence by getting involved with their baby’s care, as well as learning how to create a strong bond and build stronger family relationships.We’re also pleased to share that a co-parent pad has been developed to achieve fill inclusivity and offers a bespoke resource for the LGBTQIA+ community which we’re really excited about as well.
All texts will be responded to by a public health nurse (health visitor/school nurse) within 24 hours. The DadPad was created because babies don’t come with a set of instructions, and dads told us they wanted important information on what to expect and how to care for their baby. If your area doesn’t have a button, let us know and we’ll make contact with those who can make it happen! I was a bit scared when we found out we were having a baby, obviously happy, but a bit scared and in the beginning I was a bit clueless. We listened to what dads, their partners and professionals asked for and combined it all in this new DadPad for dads-to-be.
Rowena added: 'Alongside the DadPad app there is a hard copy DadPad Neonatal book that will support dads when their baby is admitted, planned or unplanned, to the neonatal unit. This will give you time to put your pack to good use and we’re sure you’ll have plenty to keep you busy before then!
It is packed with relevant information, as well as details on local support groups and service providers. The DadPad was developed with the NHS to give new dads the skills and confidence to give the best care to their newborn, and the best support to their partner. Dads living in Barnsley can now benefit from a new app, DadPad, that provides practical advice on how they can support themselves, their partner and their baby, giving their child the best start in life. Rowena Chilton, Head of Midwifery at Hinchingbrooke Hospital, said: 'It’s fantastic news that DadPad has launched across our maternity services. By building confidence, helping dads engage with their baby’s development and be a supportive co-parent the DadPad can help children and families across the city.
Crucially, the app provides dads with guidance on how to support and seek help (when required) for their partners and themselves as they adjust to their new roles.
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The DadPad is best utilised as early as possible during pregnancy, around birth and beyond, and provides guidance for babies and children up to the age of two. The DadPad was created by listening to what dads, their partners and professionals asked for in relation to preparing for fatherhood, what to expect and how to care for their baby. Cllr Lorraine Beardmore, cabinet member for culture, leisure and public health said: “I am thrilled that the city council has been able to work with the team at DadPad to launch this fantastic free app in Stoke-on-Trent. We listened to what dads, their partners and health professionals asked for and combined it all in the DadPad. Although we hope that this DadPad will help you and your family with some of the questions and problems that may arise over the coming weeks, always remember that, if you're unsure about anything to do with your baby’s health, you should contact your midwife, health visitor or GP.