Five to Thrive New Parents

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If you are a first time parent with a baby under 6 months our Five to Thrive five-week course is for you (and it’s free).

In the first year of life your baby’s brain doubles in size. Their brain grows when connections are made between the cells, in response to what is happening to them.

The most important thing that happens to your baby is you. Everything you do when you are with your baby sparks connections in their brain. Your baby’s brain grows better when you do five simple things that feed the growing brain.

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The five building blocks that help your baby’s brain to develop are:

  1. Respond
  2. Cuddle
  3. Play
  4. Talk
  5. Relax

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By attending our Five to Thrive workshops you will also gain:
  • The ability to enable your child to meet their full potential
  • Be supported as a parent
  • Make new friends
  • Have fun!
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During the Five to Thrive course we introduce you to Baby Massage

You can practice at home with Rachel Baby massage | Barnardo's Family Space

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Week 5 is all about weaning;

Looking at signs your baby is ready for solid food, how to develop healthy eating habits, food suggestions and more… Weaning & healthy eating | Barnardo's Family Space

The weaning session is bookable separately to Five to Thrive if needed.

As a new dad the DadPad App (recommended by the NHS) is a great source of information and advice


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