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Young Parent Pathway

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The young parent pathway will be offered to you if you are aged 19 or under to give you extra support when you become a new parent. 

You would usually see your Health Visitor once when you are pregnant, when your baby is born, for a 6-8 week check, when your baby is 1 and again when baby is around 2 years old.

If you agree to the young parent pathway you will also be given your own young parent nursery nurse who will do extra visits before your baby is born and will carry on seeing you until they are aged 1.

How will having a Young Parent Pathway Nursery Nurse (YPNN) help you?

Your young parent nursery nurse can help you understand all the latest evidence and advice to make choices that work best for you and your baby. Your YPNN will get to know you and what is important to you, your family, and your baby. During the visits your young parent nursery nurse will talk to you about lots of things new parents like to know such as how to understand what your baby needs, how to build a strong relationship and bond and how to help your baby's development so they can get the best start. They will also talk to you about all the practical things of being a new parent such as feeding your baby, how to reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome, home safety and how to cope when your baby is crying. They will be able to answer all the questions you have and tell you about all the local stuff happening in your area for new parents. 

How often would you see your nursery nurse?

When you are pregnant we will usually visit you four times before your baby is born.

In your baby's first year we normally visit you when your baby is 2 months, 3 months, 4 months, 6 months, 9 months and 1 year. These are key ages for your child so your nursery nurse will help you through these key stages of development. 

How do you sign up for this fantastic service for young parents?

When your health visitor comes to see you in pregnancy they will tell you a bit more about the programme. If you think you would like the extra visits from a nursery nurse then they will let them know and your nursery nurse will phone you to arrange to come and meet you, usually at home, but wherever you prefer. If you're not sure if its for you can ask for the nursery nurse to call you and have a chat so you can find out more and meet your nursery nurse.  

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