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The DadPad - for First-time Fathers in Cornwall and Isles of Scilly

When dads across Cornwall were asked what would help them in their new role as a father, they asked for a ‘Dad Pad’. As babies don’t come with a set of instructions, they told us they wanted important information on how to care for their baby and what to expect as a first-time dad. We listened to what dads, their partners and professionals asked for and combined it all in this new ‘DadPad’.

Download the 'Dad Pad' 

Read about the NEW DAD PAD APP.

Download Dad Pad APP - AppleDownload Dad Pad APP - Android

Becoming a dad:

Advice for dads to be | Family Lives

Essential advice for dads to be |

Advice for Dads | Start 4 Life

Pregnancy Guide | The Dad Club

The New Dad Survival Guide | NDSG

Bonding tips for Dads | Bounty UK

Pregnancy, birth and beyond for dads and partners | NHS

Surviving the first few days with your newborn baby | The Dad Club

Parenting tips:

The Dad's guide to Nappies | The Dad Club

A guide to setting good sleeping habits |
6 ways dads can create better play routines |
Teaching children empathy |

How to style long hair - The Hair Dad | Youtube
Dad dancing | The Dad Club
Cheap and healthy recipes | Skint Dad
Delicious recipes to wow | Dads Delcious Dinners

Free expert advice and support for Fathers | Dad.Info
Support for single dads | Gingerbread

Wellbeing and memory games for dads | Dads

TheDadLab: Creative, learning fun  | Youtube


Specialist support:

Support for parents with babies who have disabilities: 

Parents Carers Cornwall
Are you a parent/carer of a child with additional needs or disabilities? Do you attend meetings with schools, health services and organisations? Do you lack confidence in attending these on your own and wish you had someone who could go with you? Parents 4 Parents…07591 019548

Friends of Face2Face Cornwall Oasis Group
Are you the parent/carer of a child 0-25 with a disability or additional need? If so, please join us for a friendly chat with trained parent befrienders who can offer support and signposting. Also meet with other parent/carers in a similar situation over a cuppa!

Article: Being a Dad of a child with disabilites |

Support for parents who have disabilities:

The Special Parenting Service
The Special Parenting Service (SPS) supports parents with a learning disability or difficulty. Our team helps parents by providing specialist assessment and intervention to help them achieve their parenting potential and improve outcomes for their children. The service also provides specialist consultation to health and…01209 318358

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