Babies & toddlers

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    Video caption: Dads share their fatherhood experiences during Covid.

    Three dads share their experience of becoming fathers during Covid, some were not able to be present for the majority maternity appointments and parts of the labour.

  2. Project aims to help parents in first years of baby's life

    A new project in Millom aims to tackle a growing range of mental and emotional health problems among children, by offering more support to their parents during the first 1,001 days of life, and if successful it will be spread across the county.

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    The Good Enough Start scheme is being tried out in Millom, funded by local charities and other sources and run by a partnership of schools, health and community services.

    The idea is that parents will be helped to form strong bonds with their babies, from before they are even born, until their second birthday.

    The woman who came up with the idea is Janice Brockbank, a retired headteacher, who says the first two years are where a child can learn to feel secure and cope with their negative emotions.

    Quote Message: A child who is emotionally secure is better able to learn, they're just ready to learn, they can make friends more easily, they can regulate their own emotions." from Janice Brockbank
    Janice Brockbank
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    Video caption: Coronavirus: Poole mum has no visitors after giving birth

    A couple from Poole couldn't see each other after having a baby because of coronavirus hospital visiting restrictions.