You and your baby - support and advice

Health

Find out how to keep you and your baby healthy and well.

  • NHS Choices - The NHS website provides help and advice on all aspects of looking after your new-born baby.
  • Health visiting service - Your health visitor will provide advice and support to families from pregnancy and birth to primary school. Find your local clinic here.
  • Vaccinations - Routine vaccinations are offered on the NHS to all babies and children. Use this NHS vaccination calendar to see when your child needs to have their vaccinations by.
  • Baby development - You can use the NHS birth-to-five development timeline as a guide to your baby's development.
  • Childhood Illnesses 0-5 Years - Guide on common childhood illnesses.
  • Watch this short video about spotting sepsis in under 5's.

Start4Life – a NHS service

Getting babies healthy and active from birth gets them off to the best start. Visit Start4Life

Breastfeeding

Want more helpful tips and information on breastfeeding? Search Start4life. Here to answer your breastfeeding questions, 24/7. Find out more

Looking for breastfeeding support? Enable the Breastfeeding Friend from Start4Life on Amazon Echo and just ask Alexa.

Healthy Start

With Healthy Start, you get free vouchers to spend on milk, plain fresh and frozen fruit and vegetables, and infant formula milk. You can also get free vitamins. Find out more

Support and advice

Looking after your new-born can be both challenging and rewarding. Always talk to your health visitor or GP if you have any concerns. You can also check out the links below for further help and advice.

  • The Bromley Children Project - Visit your local Children and Family Centre to see what support is available for new parents.
  • Post Natal Depression - The NHS Choices website offers help and advice to new mums who are feeling down or depressed after childbirth.
  • Bromley and Lewisham Mind - Mindful Mums helps pregnant women and new mums in the London Borough of Bromley to look after themselves during what can be a challenging period of their lives.
  • Gingerbread - Advice and support for single parents.

For more advice and information go to MumsnetNetmumsBounty or Babycentre.

Baby safety

The following links offer advice and guidance on how to keep your baby safe from harm and will help give you peace of mind when looking after your little one.

Money

Budgeting for baby can be difficult. Have a look at the links below for help and guidance on managing your finance as a new parent.

Registering a birth

Any birth that takes place in the London Borough of Bromley must be registered at Bromley Register Office at one of four locations.

You can also find more information