Smart app help for parents-to-be

Expectant mum Shannon Collins helps launch the Baby Buddy app at Northumbria Healthcare.
Expectant mum Shannon Collins helps launch the Baby Buddy app at Northumbria Healthcare.

Mums and dads-to-be in Northumberland are set to benefit from a new range of resources to support them in their journey through pregnancy and into parenthood.

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is introducing Baby Buddy, the personalised multi award-winning digital smartphone app.

The interactive app is free to parents, and delivers high quality and reliable pregnancy and parenting information.

It has been developed with input from mums and health and early years professionals, with endorsements from, among others, the Department of Health and the Royal College of Midwives.

Midwives, health visitors and infant feeding co-ordinators from Northumbria Healthcare will signpost mums-to-be to the app and its resources. The app will also be promoted at local children’s centers.

Katharine Taylor, clinical manager for children and young families at Northumbria Healthcare, said: “These resources are fantastic and really cater to the needs of pregnant women and new parents, providing accurate advice in an accessible fun way.

“Here at Northumbria Healthcare we’re dedicated to bringing this parent-focused programme to help support families and to give children the best start in life.

“We predict that this will have a big impact on the lives of many parents in Northumberland and North Tyneside.”

To find out more about the resources and download the app visit the Best Beginnings website at www.bestbeginnings.co.uk