Who is the DadPad for?

The DadPad is for fathers who want to provide their child with the very best start in life.  Whether you are about to become a dad for the first time, or want to ensure that you can still cover all bases with a new addition to your family, the DadPad is the low-cost, high-value resource that you will want to have within arm’s reach at all times.

The DadPad is best utilised as early as possible during pregnancy, around birth and beyond, and provides guidance for babies and children up to the age of two. It’s particularly useful to have during paternity leave.

Developed in conjunction with the NHS, the DadPad will:

  • Help you develop the necessary mindset and practical skills, even if you have no experience
  • Save you time by enabling you to quickly get to grips with your new responsibilities
  • Reduce your anxiety and help you gain confidence, so that you can offer the help needed
  • Give you the tools to provide the best support for your baby and your baby’s mum

Contents

Your DadPad will contain pages on the following topics:

Health Visitor Team

Feeding:

  • Breastfeeding
  • Dad’s role in breastfeeding
  • Bottle-feeding

Holding:

  • Holding and handling your baby
  • How babies like to be held

Crying:

  • Caring for a crying baby
  • When the crying will not stop

Sleeping:

  • Safe sleeping
  • Surviving without sleep

Changing:

  • How to change a nappy

Cleaning:

  • Washing your baby
  • Bathing

Getting to know your baby:

  • Bonding
  • Communicating
  • Play and learning
  • Baby massage
  • Swimming

First Aid:

  • First Aid Kit
  • Seizures
  • Meningitis
  • Burns
  • CPR

Child Development and Milestones

Supporting each other:

  • Relationships and sex
  • Getting through the first months
  • Supporting your baby’s mum
  • Looking after yourself

Legal information:

  • The basics
  • Access and contact

Parenting advice and support

Further information

About the author

Julian Bose, Director of Inspire Cornwall CIC, developed and co-wrote the DadPad in conjunction with a range of experts, including regional NHS and public health teams.

If you have any questions, you can contact Julian by emailing julian@thedadpad.co.uk or calling 07403 274757.

DadPad

Product description

A practical guide to gaining the confidence and skills necessary to be the very best dad you can be.

1st Class UK postage included

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