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Music and Movement: Why It's A Great Way For Dads To Support Kid's Development

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If I was to ask, “What are the benefits of reading to your child,” you would probably be able to reel off lots of benefits. However, when it comes to music and movement, the answers tend to stall! This can hide some amazing developmental benefits that don’t always think about. As a parent myself, I have always used music and…

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Sleep Regression: The Good, The Bad and The Tired!

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As the parent or carer of a baby, you’ve probably heard of sleep regression. It’s that time when, your baby has lulled you into a false sense of security. Letting you get those precious unbroken hours of sleep – and then… bam. They’re unsettled, waking multiple times a night, and you feel like you’re back in the newborn stage all…
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The Best Ways To Support Your Partner During Labour - And Why It's So Important

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Getting prepared to support your partner in labour is an important stage in your journey to parenthood. It’s essential that both parents are supported during this major life event. We want you have a positive experience of meeting your baby and connecting as a family. Supporting your partner during labour is a tall order! You are often there with many…
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Great Ways For Dads to Connect Through Educational Support

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I’m a proud dad of two boys, Cillian and Ethan aged five and eight. Finding ways to build really strong bonds and great relationships with them as they grow has been so important to me. I’ve been able to use educational support and learning to be cornerstones to create and strengthen these bonds.  Being a parent is not easy, as…
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Help Develop an App That Provides Support for New Dads

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What is Baby Buddy 2.0 There’s an old saying that goes: “You can get there quickly alone, and further together.. Well there is a new app that provides support for New Dads. In 2011, Best Beginnings conceived the idea for an app that supports parents on their journey through pregnancy until their child’s first birthday. Ten years on, Baby Buddy…
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A Letter To a Dad Contemplating Suicide - You Are Loved More Than You Know

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In 2020, 5224 people took their own lives and of that figure 3925 were men. At the time of publishing these were the latest official ONS figures available. Suicide is the second biggest killer of men under fifty. Roughly 75 men in the UK take their own lives every week. That’s 75 fathers, brothers, sons, uncles, nephews, and friends. This…
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How Aviva Are Changing Paternity Leave For The Better

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Aviva have scrapped paternity leave! They realised it was an outdated and unfair system. So they changed it! Anthony Fitzpatrick, Head of colleague Experience and Employment Policy at Aviva tells us about the change to the entitlement. And Rob Simpson, a dad who works at Aviva, shares his story of taking all the time he needed to adjust to being…