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Birth to 5 Years Information Pack – Oldham Right Start

Birth to 5 Years Information Pack

Right Start for Oldham Children

Please remember you will still get support from your Health Visitor during the Coronavirus Pandemic.  Some services have been temporarily reduced to support with social distancing.

The Right Start service is led by Health Visitors and offered to all families with Children living in Oldham from pregnancy to five years old. Please contact us at Oldham’s Children’s Centres.

You can also get support from your local Health Visitors & School Nurses via our confidential text service at https://chathealth.nhs.uk  (we will respond within 24 hours from Monday to Friday).

  • ChatHealth Advice for Parents of School-aged Children (5-19) in Oldham 07507 330499
  • ChatHealth Advice for Parents of Under 0-5’s in Oldham 07480 635990
  • ChatHealth Advice for Teens (11-19 years) in Oldham 07480 635992

Please give us feedback on the service you have received.

Health Visitors are Qualified Public Health Nurses, We also have specialist Family Nurses.

We work closely with other partners including Midwives, GPs, Education Settings and Social Care

Our team includes Early Years Education support and Special Educational Needs & Disability Practitioners.

As part of the Healthy Child Programme you will be offered:

  1. Pre Birth (Antenatal) Visit
  2. Birth Visit – usually within 10-14 days of your baby’s birth
  3. 6-8 week visit
  4. 9-12 month development review
  5. 2-2.5 year development review.

We will contact you when your baby is 3-4 months old to offer support around weaning and introducing solids.

We can provide extra support getting your child ready for school.

Additional support will be discussed and planned between you, your Health Visitor and the Right Start team.

We have specialist teams for Children with Special Educational Needs & Disabilities.

Help, advice and support for parents and carers of all children & young people aged 0-19 years:

Help, advice and support for parents and carers of children & young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities aged 0-25 years:

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Pre-Birth header

Preparing for your Baby’s Arrival

Learn more about your Pregnancy

Top Health Visitor Tips for pregnancy birth and beyond

Baby Buddy an NHS approved app for pregnancy and your baby’s first 6 months.

Stop Smoking for You and Your Baby

Vitamins & Healthy eating in pregnancy

Free Healthy Start Vouchers check if you qualify using the online application form or ask at Oldham’s Children’s Centres.

You can exchange your Green Healthy Start Vitamin Vouchers at your Local Children’s Centre​.

You can also buy low cost vitamins for mums and babies at your Local Children’s Centre.

Learn about having a baby in Greater Manchester

 

Feeding your baby

Breastfeeding is the healthiest way to feed your baby.

Homestart
Local feeding support for expectant & new parents including online groups.
To find out more/ book onto sessions contact: E-mail: home.start@nhs.net Mobile: 07802883947

Get useful information and tips from the Breast Feeding Network.

Breast Feeding Questions & Answers

UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative
Guides and information for parents.

Responsive Bottle Feeding
Get to know and love your baby.

How to make a formula feed.

First infant formula is the only formula milk that most babies need in their first year.

Expressing and Bottle Feeding

 

Safer Sleep – reducing the risk of cot death (sudden infant death)

Safe Sleep – Lullaby Trust

Lift the Baby – Safe sleep advice for Dads

Caring for and feeding your baby at night

 

Immunisations the most effective way to prevent serious infectious diseases for your baby these are given by your GP:

A guide to immunisation for babies born on or after the 1 January 2020​

Vaccines and your Premature Baby.

 

Your Emotional Health

Worried about your mental health in pregnancy

Some useful tips on becoming a dad including advice about mental health and depression.

 

Domestic abuse

Domestic abuse can have serious impact on yours and your baby’s emotional health.

Local advice and support if you are worried.

 

Keeping your baby safe & well

Never shake a baby
Find out how to soothe your crying baby.

Babies cry – you can cope – with help from ICON
Lots of helpful videos to watch.

Handle with care
How to keep your baby safe babies need gentle handling

 

Babies are Amazing – Learn together with your baby

Building a happy baby
How to help your baby’s brain development.


Birth header

Caring for your baby useful advice and tips

Try the Baby Buddy App

Top Health Visitor Tips for pregnancy birth and beyond

 

Safer Sleep – reducing the risk of cot death (sudden infant death)

Safe Sleep – Lullaby Trust

Lift the Baby – Safe sleep advice for Dads

Caring for and feeding your baby at night.

Stop Smoking for You and Your Baby.

Babies cry – you can cope – with help from ICON Lots of helpful videos to watch.

 

Immunisations

The most effective way to prevent serious infectious diseases is by immunisation.

A guide to immunisation for babies born on or after the 1 January 2020​.

Vaccines and your Premature Baby.

 

Feeding your baby

Breastfeeding is the healthiest way to feed your baby.

Vitamin D & Breastfeeding.

Homestart Local feeding support for expectant & new parents including online groups.
To find out more/ book onto sessions contact: E-mail: home.start@nhs.net Mobile: 07802883947

Get useful information and tips from the Breast Feeding Network.

Breast Feeding Questions & Answers

Unicef Baby Friendly Initiative
Guides and information for parents.

Responsive Bottle Feeding
Get to know and love your baby.

How to make a formula feed.

First infant formula is the only formula milk that most babies need in their first year.

Expressing and Bottle Feeding.

Your baby’s oral health.

 

Weighing your baby (Baby Clinic)

During the Covid19 Pandemic Baby Clinics are bookable to support social distancing. Please check if you need an appointment by phoning your Health Visitor at Oldham’s Children’s Centres

How often should I weigh my baby?

  • No More than once a month from 2 weeks to 6 months of age
  • No More than once every 2 months from 6 – 12 months of age
  • No More than once every 3 months over the age of 1 year

Free Healthy Start Vouchers check if you qualify using the online application form or ask at your Local Children’s Centre.

You can exchange your Green Healthy Start Vitamin Vouchers at your Local Children’s Centre​.

You can also buy low cost vitamins for mums and babies at your Local Children’s Centre.

 

Emotional Health & Post Natal Depression

Short term low mood or Baby Blues is common and nothing to worry about.

If things don’t get better or you are worried you may have Post Natal Depression – talk to your Health Visitor or GP.

Some useful tips on becoming a dad including advice about mental health and depression.

Mental Health Support in Oldham.

 

Keeping your baby safe & well

Never shake a baby
Find out how to soothe your crying baby.

Babies cry – you can cope – with help from ICON
Lots of helpful videos to watch.

Handle with care remember babies need gentle handling

Preventing accidents in babies and small children

Safety around Dogs

Choose the right path Health advice for Children in Oldham.

Contraception Sexual health and family planning

Contraception, family planning & sexual health local support for Oldham.

Contraception, Family Planning & Sexual health local support for under 21s

Pelvic Floor Exercises

 

Babies are amazing – Learn together with your baby

Building a happy baby
How to help your baby’s brain development.

Hungry Little Minds
Enjoy playing & learning with your baby.

Small talk
Have fun talking with your baby.

Tiny happy people​
Develop your child’s communication & learning.

 

Domestic abuse

Domestic abuse can have serious impact on yours and your baby’s emotional health.

Local advice and support if you are worried.


6-8 weeks header

Caring for your baby

Try the Baby Buddy App

Top Health Visitor Tips for pregnancy birth and beyond

 

Keeping your baby safe & well

Safe Sleep – Lullaby Trust

Caring for and feeding your baby at night

Stop Smoking for You and Your Baby

Babies cry – you can cope – with help from ICON Lots of helpful videos to watch.

Preventing accidents in babies and small children

Choose the right path Health advice for Children in Oldham

 

Immunisations

A guide to immunisation for babies born on or after the 1 January 2020​

 

Feeding your baby

Breastfeeding is the healthiest way to feed your baby.

Vitamin D & Breastfeeding

Homestart Local feeding support for expectant & new parents including online groups.
To find out more/ book onto sessions contact: E-mail: home.start@nhs.net Mobile: 07802883947

Get useful information and tips from the Breast Feeding Network.

Breast Feeding Questions & Answers

Unicef Baby Friendly Initiative Guides and information for parents.

Responsive Bottle Feeding Get to know and love your baby

How to make a formula feed.

First infant formula  is the only formula milk that most babies need in their first year.

Expressing and Bottle Feeding

Your baby’s oral health

 

Weighing your baby (Baby Clinic)

During the Covid19 Pandemic Baby Clinics are bookable to support social distancing. Please check if you need an appointment by phoning your Health Visitor at Oldham’s Children’s Centres

How often should I weigh my baby?

Free Healthy Start Vouchers check if you qualify using the online application form or ask at your Local Children’s Centre.

You can exchange your Green Healthy Start Vitamin Vouchers at your Local Children’s Centre​.

You can also buy low cost vitamins for mums and babies at your Local Children’s Centre.

 

Emotional Health & Post Natal Depression

Worried you may have Post Natal Depression – talk to your Health Visitor or GP.

Mental Health Support in Oldham

 

Contraception Sexual health and family planning

Contraception, family planning & sexual health local support for Oldham.

Contraception, Family Planning & Sexual health local support for under 21s

Pelvic Floor Exercises

 

Babies are Amazing – Learn together with your baby

Building a happy baby How to help your baby’s brain development.

Hungry Little Minds Enjoy playing & learning with your baby

Small talk Have fun talking with your baby

Tiny happy people​ Develop your child’s communication & learning.

 

Domestic abuse

Domestic abuse can have serious impact on yours and your baby’s emotional health.

Local advice and support if you are worried.


3-4 months and weaning

Introducing solids

The best time to wean your baby is around six months. Remember your baby still needs Breast or Formula Milk.

Weaning & Introducing Solid Foods Video

Introducing Solid Foods Leaflet

First Steps Nutrition Trust for independent nutrition advice.

Please contact us at Oldham’s Children’s Centres for extra help and support.

 

Vitamins for Children

Free Healthy Start Vouchers check if you qualify using the online application form or ask at your Local Children’s Centre.

You can exchange your Green Healthy Start Vitamin Vouchers at your Local Children’s Centre​.

You can also buy low cost vitamins for mums and babies at your Local Children’s Centre.

 

Weighing your baby (Baby Clinic)

During the Covid19 Pandemic Baby Clinics are bookable to support social distancing. Please check if you need an appointment by phoning your Health Visitor at Oldham’s Children’s Centres

How often should I weigh my baby?

 

Keeping your baby safe & well

Safe Sleep – Lullaby Trust

Babies cry – you can cope – with help from ICON Lots of helpful videos to watch.

Preventing accidents in babies and small children

 

Being Active & Learning

Physical Activity and Exercise Keep your baby healthy

Building a happy baby How to help your baby’s brain development.

Hungry Little Minds Enjoy playing & learning with your baby

Small talk Have fun talking with your baby

Tiny happy people​ Develop your child’s communication & learning.

 

Dental health

Find a local NHS dentist.

Looking after your baby’s dental health from the very first months of your baby’s life to help make sure your baby has a healthy mouth in the future.

Buy great value Tooth Brushes, cups and toothpaste from your Right Start Children’s Centre.


12 months header

Keeping your baby safe and well

Check your baby is fully immunised – if in doubt speak to your GP or Health Visitor

Preventing accidents in babies and small children
As your baby is getting more adventurous check for hidden dangers.

Choose the right path Health advice for Children in Oldham

 

Dental health

Find a local NHS dentist.

Looking after your baby’s dental health
Buy great value Tooth Brushes, cups and toothpaste from your Right Start Children’s Centre.

 

Feeding your baby after from 12 months

Your child should be eating three meals a day with a variety of foods.

Help with Fussy Eaters

Change4life Fun healthy eating for the whole family.

First Steps Nutrition Trust for independent nutrition advice.

After 12 months you only need to weigh your baby every couple of months.

Your baby’s oral health

Vitamins for Children

Free Healthy Start Vouchers check if you qualify using the online application form or ask at your Local Children’s Centre.

You can exchange your Green Healthy Start Vitamin Vouchers at your Local Children’s Centre​.

You can also buy low cost vitamins for mums and babies at your Local Children’s Centre.

 

Being Active and Learning

Physical Activity and Exercise

Building a happy baby
How to help your baby’s brain development.

Hungry Little Minds
Enjoy playing & learning with your baby.

Small talk
Have fun talking with your baby.

Tiny happy people​
Develop your child’s communication & learning.


2 years header

Free Education

15 hours of free childcare or early education is available to families that meet certain eligibility criteria from the term after your child’s 2nd birthday.

Ask for support at Oldham’s Children’s Centres

 

Growing up

Toilet/Potty Training

Getting ready for learning & School

 

Keeping your child safe & well

Check your chld is fully immunised – if in doubt speak to your GP or Health Visitor

Preventing accidents in babies and small children

Choose the right path Health advice for Children in Oldham

Managing Tantrums

 

Dental health

Find a local NHS dentist.

Looking after your child’s teeth & dental health

Buy great value Tooth Brushes, cups and toothpaste from your Right Start Children’s Centre.

 

Healthy Eating

Change4life Fun healthy eating for the whole family.

Help with Fussy Eaters

First Steps Nutrition Trust for independent nutrition advice.

Vitamins for Children

Free Healthy Start Vouchers check if you qualify using the online application form or ask at your Local Children’s Centre.

You can exchange your Green Healthy Start Vitamin Vouchers at your Local Children’s Centre​.

You can also buy low cost vitamins for mums and children at your Local Children’s Centre.

 

Being Active and Learning

Physical Activity and Exercise

Building a happy baby
How to help your child’s brain development.

Hungry Little Minds
Enjoy playing & learning with your child.

Small talk
Have fun talking with your child.

Tiny happy people​
Develop your child’s communication & learning.


Immunisation header

Immunisations the most effective way to prevent serious infectious diseases for your baby these are given by your GP:

A guide to immunisation for babies born on or after the 1 January 2020​

Vaccines and your Premature Baby.


Safe sleeping header

Safer Sleep – reducing the risk of cot death (sudden infant death)

Safe Sleep – Lullaby Trust

Lift the Baby – Safe sleep advice for Dads

Caring for and feeding your baby at night


Feeding your baby header

Feeding your baby after from 12 months

Your child should be eating three meals a day with a variety of foods.

Help with Fussy Eaters

Change4life Fun healthy eating for the whole family.

First Steps Nutrition Trust for independent nutrition advice.

After 12 months you only need to weigh your baby every couple of months.

Your baby’s oral health

Vitamins for Children

Free Healthy Start Vouchers check if you qualify using the online application form or ask at your Local Children’s Centre.

You can exchange your Green Healthy Start Vitamin Vouchers at your Local Children’s Centre​.

You can also buy low cost vitamins for mums and babies at your Local Children’s Centre.


Weighing your baby header

Weighing your baby (Baby Clinic)

During the Covid19 Pandemic Baby Clinics are bookable to support social distancing. Please check if you need an appointment by phoning your Health Visitor at Oldham’s Children’s Centres

How often should I weigh my baby?


School readiness header

Ready to learn

Getting ready for Primary School

My first day at school

Need any help getting ready for school contact us at Oldham’s Children’s Centres

Healthy childhood

Preschool Vaccinations

Change4life

Vitamins for Children