Healthy tips for baby and you

Being pregnant and having a baby can be exciting, but it can also feel overwhelming. There’s lots of information to get your head around. Having healthy habits early on gives your baby the best start.

Feeding your baby

It’s never too early to start thinking about how you’re going to feed your baby. Whether you choose to breast or formula feed, it’s important to explore all the options available.

Find out more about local breastfeeding services and support, and visit Start4Life for even more information.

Child immunisations

One of the best ways to protect your baby against diseases is through immunisation. They will need their first injections at eight weeks, then 12 weeks, 16 weeks and one year. Find out more. 

You can also visit Start4Life – they have lots of information, as well as a handy vaccination planner to print out and stick on the fridge.

Baby moves

Your baby’s favourite playmate is you, so spend some time playing with them every day.

Tummy time is also a great way to build their strength, and you can start this from birth! Start4Life have more information on tummy time, and lots of other fun ideas to get you and baby moving too!

Stop smoking

No matter what stage you’re at in your pregnancy, protecting your baby from tobacco is the best thing you can do to give them a healthy start in life.

Find out how cigarette smoke harms your unborn baby and where to get free, local support to help you quit.


When it comes to alcohol, to protect your baby, the best thing to do is not drink at all when you’re pregnant. Find out more and get support if you have difficulty cutting down what you drink.

Tips for Dads, friends and family

Start4Life has lots of tips, help and support for Dads and partners too. Helping your partner, friend, sister or daughter doesn’t have to be hard – and there could be some benefits for you too.

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