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Preparing for Labour - SSBC

Preparing for Labour

What does my baby need? Babies don’t need as much as you might think they do.

Preparing for Labour
The Paperwork - SSBC

The Paperwork

After the birth of your baby, there are a few tasks you'll need to do.

The Paperwork
Bonding with your Baby - SSBC

Bonding with your Baby

Babies are born ready to interact and depend on you to meet their needs.

Bonding with your Baby
Employment Rights and Benefits - SSBC

Employment Rights and Benefits

Babies can be very expensive and so it’s important that you know where you stand financially.

Employment Rights and Benefits
Breastfeeding Support - SSBC

Breastfeeding Support

Breastfeeding is a decision for you and your baby’s mother to make together.

Breastfeeding Support
Looking After You - SSBC

Looking After You

Lots of dads think their own feelings aren't as important as others – this isn’t true.

Looking After You
The Importance of Play - SSBC

The Importance of Play

For the first 18 months of your baby’s life, the brain makes over one million connections per second.

The Importance of Play
Fathers Reading Every Day (FRED) - SSBC

Fathers Reading Every Day (FRED)

FRED is a free 4 week home-based activity, designed to encourage reading and is a great way to spend time and have fun with your child.

Fathers Reading Every Day (FRED)
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library - SSBC

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

Sign up for Dolly Parton's Imagination Library to receive a new book for your child every month. The books are free for 0-5s. You can sign up through SSBC if you live in one of our wards.

Free books and ideas sheets
Father Inclusive Practice

Father Inclusive Practice

We understand dads want to feel more involved. To achieve this, alongside our daily work, we have two working groups: 

  • The Father Inclusive Practice Group (FIP), a group of professionals from early-years services in Nottingham. The group is led by SSBC and aims to improve services.
  • The Fathers Advisory Group,  dads and professionals. The group work to co-produce all projects and service designs.

Help & Support

Find out about free support and services available to families in Nottingham.

For more information

There's more support and free groups too!

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