Life with a baby

One became two, or two became three or three became four. Whatever your family dynamic, adding a newborn to the mix can make you feel like you’re living in a shaken snow globe. Below are some useful links to help you settle into life with a baby. Looking for something that isn’t here? Let me know!


Useful to know

Government website
Helpful information on financial assistance, childcare, schools & education and more.

 


Wellbeing

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Coping with stress after having a baby.

Relationships

Relate, the relationship people.
Information & advice on relationships for new parents.

 

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Becoming a parent often puts a strain on a relationship, regardless of what they were like before.

Single parents

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Support for single parents.


Maternity leave

Maternity Action
Maternity Action is the UK’s leading charity committed to ending inequality and improving the health and well-being of pregnant women, partners and young children – from conception through to the child’s early years.

 

Government website
Information on maternity pay and leave.

Returning to work

 

Working mums.
A site that connects working mums with employers.

 

Maternity Action
An information sheet on continuing to breastfeed when you return to work.

 

Bristol City Council
How to find childcare and what to consider when choosing a provider.

Staying at home

Mush mums
The number one local social network for making mum friends.

 

Hoop
Hoop makes it easy to find and book local activities from newborn to 11 years old.

Finances

Money Saving Expert
55 quick tips on how to save money with kids, including free TV show recordings, cheap kids’ clothes and cheap family travel insurance.

 

Citizens advice
Helpful information about support if you are on a low income.

 

Government website
Information on benefits for families