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 out about the temporary changes to this service in view of the current COVID-19 pandemic
- Vaccinations - routine vaccinations are offered on the NHS to all babies and children. Use this NHS vaccination schedule to see when your child needs to have their vaccinations by. Under COVID-19 measures, all routine childhood immunisations from birth up to and including vaccines due at one year of age will continue. If you are unsure, or have any questions relating to vaccinations services, please contact email@example.com
- 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 to common childhood illnesses.
- Watch this short video about spotting sepsis in under 5's.
Infant feeding and breastfeeding
If you need any support in feeding your baby, here are some local support services.
Healthy Start scheme
With Healthy Start, you get free vouchers to spend on milk, plain fresh and frozen fruit and vegetables, and infant formula milk, if you are on certain benefits. You can also get free vitamins. Find out more.
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
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. The Children and Family centres are also able to offer parenting support and you can visit your local Children and Family Centre to see what support is available for new parents. Further information about Children and Family centres.
Children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND)
You will find further information on SEND from the Bromley Local Offer pages.
Our Local Offer pages provide information about local services, support and activities available to families, children and young people aged 0 - 25 years with special educational needs or disabilities in one place.