What is DadPad?
The DadPad app is an easy-to-use, freely downloadable resource for new dads and dads-to-be in the Derbyshire area, packed with relevant information, as well as details on local support groups and service providers.
The app also provides Dads with guidance on how to support and seek help (when needed) for their partners and themselves as they adjust to their new roles and cope with the physical and emotional strains that this can place on individuals and relationships.
The app covers topics such as:
- Feeding, holding, changing and cleaning your baby
- Surviving without sleep and coping with crying
- Getting to know your baby
- Home safety and first aid
- Looking after yourself and supporting your partner
Although we hope that this DadPad will help you and your family with some of the questions and problems that may arise over the coming weeks, always remember that, if you're unsure about anything to do with your baby’s health, you should contact your midwife, health visitor or GP.
Remember, too, that the health visitor service is not only for Mum, but for Dad as well, even if you're not all living together.
Head to the DadPad website to find out how to download the app, once on your device you'll be prompted to enter your Derbyshire postcode.