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                                ….because babies don’t come with a set of instructions.

We know that dads want important information on how to care for their new baby, and what to expect. The DadPad® can help, by giving you the knowledge and practical skills that you need in order to give your baby the best start in life, look after yourself and support your partner.

What you need to know about The DadPad:

Is an easy-to-use, up-to-date resource for dads-to-be and new dads

  • It covers topic such as
  • Feeding, holding, changing and cleaning your baby
  • Surviving without sleep and coping with crying
  • Getting to know your baby
  • First aid
  • Child development
  • Looking after yourself and supporting your partner

How do I get a Dadpad?

The DadPads are for first time fathers -to -be and will be given out when you attend Antenatal Clinics when you attend with your partner. If you cannot attend don’t worry….. your partner can bring a consent form home for you to complete as we will need to contact you after a few months for some feedback and once the signed consent form is returned we will hand out your DadPad (while stocks last)

Quote from Julian Bose, Director of Inspire Cornwall CIC:

“The DadPad was created because babies don’t come with a set of instructions, and dads told us that there was important information that they wanted to be given on what to expect and how to care for their baby.  We listened to what dads, their partners and health professionals asked for and combined it all in the DadPad.

“We are excited to have been given the opportunity by the team at North Halifax Partnership Sure Start Children’s Centres to launch the DadPad in Yorkshire for the first time.”

Men as Parents

MAP_Logo_greenSure Start Childrens’ Centres North Halifax Partnership are delighted to be supporting Men as Parents – a whole fortnight of experiences aimed at helping men in Calderdale to be the best parents/carers they can be. To help inspire dads, granddad’s, step-dads, uncles, male carers and dads-to-be to take up the challenges they face in bringing up and supporting children aged Under 5 – Men as Parents fortnight (1st to 15th June) offers a range of activities and information, all tailored to men, their families and children.

For more details on Men as Parents fortnight please visit www.healthyearlyyears.co.uk.

The men as Parents campaign also coincides with National Children’s Day on 1st June and Men’s Health Week (10th- 16th June).

 

 

Annual Consultation Winner!

The winner of the annual consultation has been randomly selected and has been given her prize of £50 Love 2 Shop vouchers! Thank you to everyone that took part in this, we had 1032 responses in total, which is a 10% increase from last year. Your comments and ideas are greatly appreciated and will help shape the future delivery of services at Sure Start.

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Men as Parents Survey

Men as parents survey.

 

Are you a male? Do you care for a child aged 5 or under? Do you live in Calderdale? Then we want to hear your views.
https://www.calderdale.gov.uk/survey/men-as-parents-2019/

 

The ‘Men as Parents’ survey aims to capture the views from men who care for a child or children under the age of five e.g. dad, grandparent, uncle, brother, step dad, dad to be.

The information from this survey will help us to inform and potentially shape the development of future Calderdale Council and other partner organisations’ services, activities and groups for men who have a caring role for a child aged 5 or under in Calderdale. Please take five minutes to share your views with us.

Thank you