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These resources will provide you with clear and simple steps to keep your baby safe while they sleep reducing the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) commonly known as Cot death.

If you have any questions you can ask your health visitor.

As soon as your baby’s teeth start to come through it’s time to start brushing them. This will help your baby to get used to brushing their teeth and helps avoid them having problems with their teeth as they get older. It’s also important to start taking them to the dentist when you go so that the dentist can look at their teeth and they get used to going to the dentist. Here are some helpful resources on how to look after your baby’s teeth and how to access a dentist.

Pregnancy and the period after childbirth are significant times of change in a person’s life. It is common for women and their partners to experience many different emotions during this time. You can access our New Baby, New Feelings resources here.

Staying active and helping your baby to become active is important for keeping you and your baby healthy. It helps you to improve your fitness levels post birth, helps with mood and improves sleep.

You can find out how much activity you should be doing and get top tips for helping your baby to start building their strength through activities like tummy time

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The Department of Health recommends that all children ages 6 months to 5 years are given vitamin supplements containing vitamins A, C and D every day. It’s also recommended that babies who are being breastfed are given a daily vitamin D supplement from birth, whether or not you’re taking a supplement containing vitamin D yourself. https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/vitamins-for-children/

Families who are entitled to Healthy Start can receive free vitamin drops.

Healthy Start Application

Your health visiting team can provide more information on vitamins.

You can learn more about vitamins and breastfeeding from the UNICEF Baby Friendly website

Vitamin D

Immunisations also known as vaccinations are important for protecting your baby against serious infectious diseases. Once we have been immunised, our bodies are better able to fight those diseases if we come into contact with them.  You can learn more about immunising your baby in these resources.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/a-guide-to-immunisations-for-babies-up-to-13-months-of-age

The Institute of health visiting have also developed helpful resources for you on Childhood immunisations.

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