Best Beginnings is a charity working to give every child in the UK the best start in life.  

About us

Baby Buddy app

Our free app for parents & parents-to-be, created with mums, midwives & doctors


Author: Anthony McHugh

Out of the Blue

Promoting mental health for parents and their children


Author: Kathie Wu

Small Wonders

Supporting you when your baby is sick or premature


Author: Emma Van Allan

From Bump to Breastfeeding

Following real mothers' stories to find out how


Author: Emma Van Allan

Help every child have the best start

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Target amount: £10,000.00

Amount raised: £36,776.40


The need we address

Best Beginnings is a national charity dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of babies and young children in the UK by tackling child health inequalities. We focus on the crucial time period from preconception to a child’s third birthday, where the evidence shows the foundations for a healthy and happy life are laid. We aim to improve health and social outcomes for all children, but particularly those from more disadvantaged backgrounds by informing and empowering parents and the professionals who support them.

Our Mission

Best Beginnings’ mission is to support individuals and families on their journey to parenthood and help them to provide the best start in life for their children and babies. We do this by enabling families to have access to the most up to date evidence-based information and deploying implementation science with a particular focus on co-creation, empowerment and increasing self-efficacy. Our approach includes the development and effective use of digital-health resources for parents and professionals.

Strategic objectives

To deliver its purpose, Best Beginnings has articulated four strategic objectives:
  1. To support the capacity of parents and carers to look after their own physical and mental wellbeing
  2. To give parents the knowledge and confidence they need to support/bring up their babies and young children
  3. To support health professionals in their work with families
  4. To inform and influence policy with a focus on reducing health inequalities

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