The journey starts with a baby step...
Baby Week Leeds launched in September 2016 and is an initiative aimed at bringing sectors and services together to promote the Best Start in life.
Please find resources and useful links below that have been shared by partners. If you have any resources to share, please contact us.
With representatives from Leeds Beckett University, Child Friendly Leeds, Leeds Teaching Hospital Trust, Children Centre Services, University of Leeds, Health Visitors, City of Sanctuary, and Voluntary Action Leeds, a real sense of partnerships and collaboration led to the success of the week.
Baby Week Leeds Resource Bank
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FREE EMOTIONAL SUPPORT BY
Best Beginnings and their delivery partners are here for you and your family. They are offering free emotional support to new and expectant mothers, fathers, and other non-birth parents across England until the end of November.
LEEDS MATERNITY VOICES
Why not get involved and have your say in the Leeds Maternity Voices Partnership (MVP). This is is a friendly group of parent representatives and professionals who work together to help shape, develop and improve maternity services in Leeds.
SUPPORT FOR NEW PARENTS IN LEEDS BY MINDWELL
Are you expecting or a new parent / carer. Want to find out more about groups for new parents, children centres and all round support in the city. Find out about the 1-2-1 support available for expectant and new parents including mental health support.
GUIDANCE & CHILD FRIENDLRESOURCES
Child Friendly Leeds have put together a fantastic blog post during lockdown with fun & creative ideas for families during self-isolation, competitions to enter for young people during COVID-19, educational & useful resources during lockdown and ultimately an all round guidance, advice and support blog for children and families in Leeds.
BABY FRIENDLY RESOURCES BY UNICEF
The Baby Friendly Initiative is transforming healthcare for babies, their mothers and families in the UK, as part of a wider global partnership between the World Health Organization (WHO) and Unicef. The Baby Friendly standards provide services with a roadmap for transforming care for all babies, their mothers and families.
Baby Friendly resources by UNICEF are for health professionals and parents to provide information and advice on a range of issues around caring for babies and families.
BABY BUDDY APP
BY BEST BEGINNIGS
Best Beginnings are working to give every child the best start in life andwork to inform and empower parents who want to maximise their children's long-term development and well-being.
Baby Buddy App is our free multi-award winning, interactive pregnancy and parenting guide. Baby Buddy is also designed as an intervention to support the communication and work of front line practitioners. Launched in November 2014, Baby Buddy has had more than 250,000 registrations. So download it today.
BABY WEEK LEEDS 2020 RESOURCES & USEFUL LINKS
CONFERENCE PRESENTATION & YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED BY EXPERTS
Baby Week Leeds 2020 returned for the fifth time between 9 – 15 November 2020 with many amazing events and activities. Over 100- attendees at our virtual events with over 75 events and activities for professionals, families and babies to get involved.
We organised a half-day free conference for professionals focused on maternity and experiences during COVID-19, mental health, health inequalities, early years and much more and have some of the exciting presentations and resources to download here. We also had a Q&A session with experts for new and expectant parents which was recorded and we have answered many questions that were asked. Find all the resources and useful links here!