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To support you during the COVID-19 pandemic, we have put together a list of resources to aid you, your family and your baby’s health and development.

New babies

What parents need to know about Covid-19

Coronavirus - Parent information for newborn babies

Crying babies

Crying - advice for parents

Coping with a crying baby during COVID-19 (PDF)

Your early relationship with your baby

Understanding your baby (selection of videos)

Infant and child health

What to do if your child is unwell during COVID-19 (PDF)

Wheezing and breathing difficulties

Fever / high temperature

Rashes - when should you worry

Diarrhoea and vomiting

Head injury

Your baby’s health and development review at 6 to 8 weeks during COVID-19

Keeping children safe (PDF) - Child Accident Prevention (CAPT) safety awareness pack for parents during lockdown. It includes colouring pages and activity sheets for children and user friendly pictures.

Emotional health and wellbeing

Supporting children and young people's mental health and wellbeing

A story about COVID-19 for children: Dave the dog and Dotty the nurse and Coronavirus

Resources for families with children with Special Educational Needs or Disability - Looking after your feelings and body (PDF)

Looking after a child or young person's mental health

Mindful Mums supports pregnant women and new mums through 2 kinds of online support group via Zoom. Information about the groups can be found at: blgmind.org.uk/bromley-mental-health/bromley-mindful-mums/wellbeing-groups.

Oxleas Perinatal Mental health (PDF) - This service supports women who live or have a GP in Bromley, who have serious mental illness and are pregnant or have a baby under 1. 

Talk together Bromley offer free talking therapies to adults registered with a Bromley GP. You can self-refer using the referral form on their website.

Parenting through coronavirus (COVID-19)

Domestic Abuse

Bromley and Croydon Women’s Aid - If you are in imminent danger, ring the police on 999. If you call 999 and can't talk, press 5 twice and the police will act. To get help from Bromley & Croydon Women’s Aid call 020 8313 9303 (Monday to Friday, 9-4.30 pm) or contact us via the website: bcwa.org.uk/how-to-get-help

Feeding your baby

Unicef Baby Friendly - Supporting babies, mothers and families during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Unicef Baby Friendly - Breastfeeding attachment and positioning (access to video)

Unicef Baby Friendly - Breastfeeding resources

Unicef Baby Friendly - Hand expression (access to video)

Expressing and storing breastmilk

Feeding your family

Food banksThe health visiting service works closely with the Bromley Borough FoodBank and dispense vouchers to families in need. Please email bromh.dutyhvbromley@nhs.net leaving your telephone number and a Health Visitor will call you back.

Healthy Start vouchers - If you are pregnant or have a child under four years old you could get Healthy Start vouchers to help buy some basic foods. This important means-tested scheme provides vouchers to spend with local retailers. Pregnant women and children over one and under four years old can get one £3.10 voucher per week. Children under one year old can get two £3.10 vouchers (£6.20) per week. Find out more at: healthystart.nhs.uk/healthy-start-vouchers/how-to-apply

Healthy Start Vitamins - Pregnant women, women with a baby under one year old and children aged up to their fourth birthday on Healthy Start, will get green Healthy Start vitamin coupons. These will be sent to you, with your Healthy Start vouchers, every eight weeks. The Children’s Centres are currently closed and they will now be delivered to your home. To arrange for delivery please follow the below instructions:

  1. Email your nearest Children & Family Centre at one of the following addresses
  2. Attach a photo of your voucher along with your name, address and contact number

Biggin Hill Children & Family Centre: bigginhillcfc@bromley.gov.uk

Blenheim Children & Family Centre: blenheimcfc@bromley.gov.uk

Burnt Ash Children & Family Centre: burntashcfc@bromley.gov.uk

Castlecombe Children & Family Centre: castlecombecfc@bromley.gov.uk

Cotmandene Children & Family Centre: cotmandenecfc@bromley.gov.uk

Community Vision Children & Family Centre: communityvisioncfc@bromley.gov.uk

PRUH COVID-19 Maternity Advice LineDo you have a non-urgent question about COVID-19, including guidance, service changes or visitors policy? Contact the PRUH Midwives by phone: 0203 910 7397 or email:  Kch-tr.PRUHMatHelpline@nhs.net 

PRUH Infant Feeding Team - Support during COVID-19 via telephone, 7 days a week on 07866 927594 (Mon-Fri 09:30-16:30, Sat-Sun 10:00-17:00). Email the team at: Kch-tr.pruhinfantfeeding@nhs.net. You can also join Antenatal classes via Zoom (book via phone or email).

If you wish to speak to a member of the health visiting team please email: bromh.dutyhvbromley@nhs.net leaving your contact telephone number, and we will get back to you during the working hours of Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays) between 9 and 5.