The DadPad app is an easy-to-use, freely downloadable resource for new dads and dads-to-be in the Bexley/Bromley/Greenwich area, packed with relevant information, as well as details on local support groups and service providers. Its 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 roles, and cope with the physical and emotional strains that this can place on individuals and relationships.
The app covers topics such as:
• Feeding, holding, changing and cleaning your baby
• Surviving without sleep and coping with crying
• Getting to know your baby
• Home safety and first aid
• Looking after yourself and supporting your partner.
The app was relaunched in Bexley, Bromley and Greenwich on 21 June 2021 to align with International Dad’s Mental Health Day.
The DadPad app is available for free download for all new dads and dads-to-be in Bexley, Bromley and Greenwich. The attached poster has some more information on how to search for the term ‘DadPad’ in the app store for an individual’s phone/tablet and download. Here is the link to the DadPad website: www.thedadpad.co.uk