Humber and North Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership have launched the ‘DadPad’ app to support new and dads-to-be.
The DadPad app is an easy-to-use, freely downloadable resource for new dads and dads-to-be in Hull, East Riding, North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire. Packed with relevant information, as well as details on local support groups and service providers, it aims to provide new fathers with guidance on how to develop the mindset, confidence and practical skills needed to meet their babies’ physical and emotional needs.
Building a strong attachment will not only enable dads to better enjoy their new role but also contribute towards positive long-term social, health and educational outcomes for their babies. Crucially, 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
The app is available to all dads and dads-to-be within the Hull, East Riding, North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire region and can be downloaded from the App Store and Google Play.
The DadPad app is also available for dads within North Yorkshire and York. Once the app is downloaded it will ask for your location and direct you to your localised version of DadPad.