What to expect from a Developing Baby and us group session.
Who attends a Developing Baby group session?
This is a group session that supports parents who have a baby aged between 10 weeks and 16 weeks. It will likely be with the same parents you will have had the opportunity to meet at the My New Baby and Me session. These parents will all live within a similar area and are likely to have already met one of the two practitioners delivering the session. It aims to support you to meet other parents, to give you key information that supports you at this stage of your baby’s life and gives you the opportunity to have health questions answered by your health visitor.
What does a health visitor do?
A Health Visitor is a specialist community public health nurse who has undertaken additional training that focuses on child development and wellbeing. They support community public health which not only looks at health and wellbeing, but also looks at supporting families to thrive. They work within a team of other staff nurses, school nurses and community health workers, who all together support families and children within those families. We have five set contacts that we are likely to see you at throughout the first three years of your baby being born. We are also available to offer targeted support when you have a public health need, such as low mental wellbeing, growth challenges with your little one, parenting support, supporting health lifestyles, safe relationships, and support around the development for your child.
What things are discussed in the Developing Baby session?
In this session we support you to start thinking about:
- The next chapter with a baby beyond newborn stage
- Getting out and about with friends
- Returning to work
- How do other parents feel at this stage
- Supporting your baby to develop and grow
Can I bring my partner or supporter?
We will be delighted if they can attend. Partners and others within your household are so important to your child’s health and development.
How long is the session?
The session can be up to one and a half hours.
How do I book onto the Session?
You should receive an invite by post, or your health visitor might give you the date in advance. If you don’t, do give us a ring or drop us an email telling us your name, your child’s name, your child’s date of birth and where you live, and we will book you in.
Our contact details
Eastern Public Health Nursing Hub
Covering East Devon, Cullompton and Tiverton
St Michael’s, Orchard Way, Honiton, EX14 1HU
Exeter and Crediton Public Health Nursing Hub
Covering Exeter and Crediton
Room 267, County Hall, Topsham Road, Exeter, EX2 4QD
Northern Public Health Nursing Hub
Covering North Devon, Torridge and Okehampton
Taw View, Civic Centre, North Walk, Barnstaple, EX31 1EE
Southern Public Health Nursing Hub
Covering Teignbridge, South Hams and Tavistock
Follaton House, Plymouth Road, Totnes, TQ9 5NE
What if I have additional questions or have very specific accessibility needs?
Please just ring us on the number above. We will do our best to support you.
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