Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Guide for New Dads

A guide for new fathers is to be handed to parents of all newborn babies in maternity units across the UK.

The Guide for New Dads, produced by the Fatherhood Institute and funded by the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF), will be included in Bounty packs – the packs of information, advice and samples of baby care products given to parents at the birth of their children.

The Guide for New Dads contains key information, top tips and useful contacts for new fathers, under the following headings:
• Welcome to fatherhood
• You and Mum – working together
• Your legal position
• Earning and caring
• Looking after your family’s health
• Communicating with your baby

Contributors include the Royal College of Midwives, the Men’s Health Forum and the Centre for Separated Families.
to read Fathers and family health in the perinatal period, the FI’s research summary in support of the Guide.

Copies of the guide are available from the Fatherhood Institute website or by emailing or Tel. 0845 634 1328.

Elaine Hanzak

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