New dads will feel excited, but may also feel left out, unsure and overwhelmed. The Dadpad gives dads-to-be the knowledge and practical skills necessary to support themselves and their partner, so that babies get the best possible start in life.
To complement the original DadPad set of Cards, the DadPad has now been developed further as an App to act as an on-the-go supportive guide.
Being rolled out as part of the UKs Maternity Transformation Programmes Better Births Strategy, the information and signposting you get will be local to your NHS Trust or relevant Health Authority.
Just select the area that applies to you to open up your DadPad and get to know what you can do as a new dad. If your area isn't included, let us know and well make contact with those who can make it happen!
Build confidence around subjects such as:
- Holding and handling your baby
- Washing and bathing your baby
- Getting to know your baby
- Getting through the first few months
- Supporting your babys mum
- Looking after yourself
- Supporting each other
..and much more
As new UK NHS Trusts or relevant Health Authorities adopt the DadPad App, more locations will appear, as will new up-to-date information and features such as explanatory animations and videos.
From the start, the DadPad has been working with mums, dads, Health Visitors, Midwives and Public Health Teams to provide the most relevant and accurate information available, and continues to do so.
Having chosen to invest in including and engaging with dads-to-be, and wanting to encourage new dads to get involved and come forward with questions and issues they have throughout their partners pregnancy and beyond, the DadPad App is free to you.