Pregnancy and Parenting

Smoking Cessation

Your Health Your Ways Stop Smoking Service helps individuals quit smoking for good.

Maternity Smoking Cessation Support

The Breastfeeding Network

This website provides lots of information and support for families (and others) on breastfeeding.

Baby Buddy

Baby Buddy 2.0, the free pregnancy and parenting app from charity, Best Beginnings, is here!

Baby Buddy gives parents the skills and confidence to take care of yourself and give your child the best start in life. There’s bite-sized personalised daily information, over 300 videos featuring stories from parents and advice from healthcare experts, and tools to help you manage pregnancy and beyond. 

All of the content in Baby Buddy 2.0 has been developed in partnership with parents and some of the UK’s leading healthcare organisations. It is endorsed by Royal College of General Practitioners, Royal College of Midwives, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, Community Practitioners and Health Visitors Association, Royal College of Psychiatrists, Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists, British Society of Paediatric Dentistry and Faculty of Public Health.

Over 10,000 parents, professionals and organisations have tested the app and everybody’s feedback has been included in the new version to make it the best it can be.

This new version of Baby Buddy has all the same trusted information and support around pregnancy and the early months of your child’s life as the first app, with some exciting new features including:

  • Daily personalised information up to your child’s first birthday (Baby Buddy 1.0 was 6 months)
  • Daily personalised information for dads and non-birthing co-parents – the world’s first free app to offer this
  • A digital personal child health record to record growth, vaccinations, appointments and other milestones for baby
  • Tools to help you find information about maternity units in the UK and plan the sort of birth you want

And much more. Try the app today:

Download Baby Buddy 2.0