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The DadPad® app is an easy-to-use, freely downloadable resource for new dads and dads-to-be in the Stoke-on-Trent area, packed with relevant information, as well as details on local support groups and service providers.  The aim is to provide new fathers with guidance on how to develop the mindset, confidence and practical skills needed to meet their babies’ physical and emotional needs.  Building a strong attachment will not only enable dads to better enjoy their new role but also contribute towards positive long-term social, health and educational outcomes for their babies.  Crucially, the app also provides dads with guidance on how to support and seek help (when needed) for their partners and themselves as they adjust to their new role, and cope with the physical and emotional strains that this can place on individuals and relationships.

The app covers topics such as:

 

Quotes from Julian Bose, Director of Inspire Cornwall CIC, Founder of DadPad®:

“The DadPad was created because babies don’t come with a set of instructions, and dads told us that there was important information that they wanted to be given on what to expect and how to care for their baby. We listened to what dads, their partners and health professionals asked for and combined it all in the DadPad.”

“With technology playing such a big part in everyone’s lives today, developing an app to complement the existing DadPad seemed the obvious next step. This has opened up a world of possibilities in delivering new content and features and, crucially, getting updates and news out to the dads quickly and easily.”

“We are delighted to have been given the chance to work with the Public Health Team at Stoke-on-Trent City Council to be able to now launch this resource for dads and dads-to-be across the Stoke-on-Trent area.”