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Useful links

The information you receive from various sources at this important time may seem overwhelming and it can sometimes be hard to pick out what advice to follow. Therefore, please investigate the selection of helpful links that we would endorse as being reliable sources of information in line with current evidence-based best practice.


Maternity Voices Partnership Plus

Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT)

MIND – for better mental health


Southside is there for you whether you are grappling with problems such as domestic abuse, substance abuse, mental health difficulties; or problems with finance and debt, housing issues or concerns related to education and employment.

Baby Buddy App

This app guides you through your pregnancy and the first 6 months following your baby’s birth. It is designed to help you look after your baby’s mental and physical health, as well as your own, and give your baby the best start in life.

Tiny Happy Baby

Tiny Happy People is here to help you develop your child’s communication skills. Explore our simple activities and play ideas and find out about their amazing early development.

Start4Life – Off to the best start

Start4Life – Breastfeeding

Your baby’s health and development reviews

Julian House

A charity supporting domestic violence/homelessness/recovery from addiction/Mental Health support

Infant Sleep Information Source (BASIS)

BASIS is a source of helpful advice based on up-to-date research based evidence about infant sleep. There’s also an Infant Sleep App.

Lullaby Trust

Provides expert advice on safer baby sleep and how to reduce the risks of sudden infant death syndrome.

Birth to five

This book, produced for the NHS and Public Health provides reliable information on caring for children.


Best Beginnings

Best Beginnings is a charity working to give every child in the UK the best start in life.

NHS Start 4 Life

Getting babies healthy and active from birth gets them off to the best start.

Healthy Start

With Healthy Start, you get free vouchers every week to spend on milk, plain fresh and frozen fruit and vegetables, and vitamins.

UNICEF Baby Friendly

Protecting, promoting & supporting breastfeeding & close, loving parent-infant relationships.


Association of breastfeeding mothers

The Breastfeeding Network

An independent source of support and information for breastfeeding women and others.


First Steps Nutrition

First Steps Nutrition Trust is an independent nutrition charity that provides information and resources to support eating well from pre-conception to five years.



Top tips for new dads.



The UK’s largest charity for parents.


La Leche

Mother to mother support for breastfeeding mums



Domestic violence support in B&NES

Domestic violence and abuse support and advice available for families in B&NES

Live Well B&NES

Live Well B&NES Adults supports people in Bath & North North East Somerset to live full and independent lives. Here you will find information about local care providers, services and activities, along with links to other useful websites and resources.