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NSPCC Pathways Jersey charity is given baby simulators

The "virtual baby simulators" that have been donated to NSPCC Pathways in Jersey
Image caption NSPCC Pathways said the "virtual baby simulators" give mums-to-be hands on experience of infant care

The Jersey charity, NSPCC Pathways, which supports new parents has been given two "virtual baby simulators".

The dolls give new parents hands-on experience of how to care for their child.

Previously NSPCC Pathways Jersey has had to borrow the devices.

Nola Hopkins, Centre Manager for NSPCC Pathways Jersey at Samares in St Clement, said: "Children are most vulnerable below the age of one and not all parents find looking after children of that age simple.

"Perhaps because of mental health, such as post natal depression, they are unable to provide the kind of care that a child needs."

The provison of the baby simulators or "real care babies" would enable the group to improve the support it gave to parents.

The HSBC bank in Jersey has paid for two of the dolls as part of its partnership with the charity.

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