Dadvengers and Baby Buddy: Supporting New Dads Bonding with Their Babies

Best Beginnings are excited to be launching a new project to support new dads in partnership with Dadvengers, an organisation that supports fathers on their journey through parenthood. The project is part of a focus on developing films for dads in the Baby Buddy app. Read more

Localising and embedding Baby Buddy 2.0

Three local healthcare systems; Surrey Heartlands ICS, North East London LMNS and Leeds City Council have been working directly with Best Beginnings to localise the Baby Buddy app and embed the resource into their maternity and early years care pathways. Read more

One dad shares why he recommends our Baby Buddy app

Dad Nasreldein Ibrahim shares his story of how Baby Buddy has been so integral to his parenting journey. Read more

How discovering Baby Buddy app led me to working for Best Beginnings

Best Beginnings Engagement Lead Yasmin Morgan shares how the discovery of using our Baby Buddy app to support her as a first-time mum, led to her joining our charity. Read more

A New Year message from our CEO and Founder, Alison Baum OBE

Wishing everyone a happy and healthy best beginning to 2022! Our CEO and founder of Best Beginnings Alison Baum has a message she'd like to share with you all to welcome in the New Year. Read more

It’s Baby Buddy – but better!

The Baby Buddy app first launched 7 years ago, but tech and information have both obviously come on in leaps and bounds since then, which meant that it was time for Baby Buddy 2.0! We’re really excited to have daily information for dads! Here we reveal the process behind bringing together organisations and information for dads as part of this new incarnation of Baby Buddy. Read more

Baby Buddy – behind the tech

We’re now celebrating the release of Baby Buddy 2.0 (beta) – the new and improved app that’s been built in collaboration with parents and professionals to deliver augmented supported for families across the UK. Read more

Looking after fathers’ mental health

What do new and expectant fathers need to help them on their journey into parenthood? There’s a lot to learn and potential stressors like sleep deprivation or financial insecurity mean it can be a pretty challenging time. More support, better screening programmes and mental health services are very much needed. And this year on International Fathers’ Mental Health day we have news of some free support available to dads from July onwards. Read more

Infant Mental Health

Infant Mental Health Week runs for a week every year in June. We want to use Infant Mental Health Week as an opportunity to talk about Infant Mental Health and help empower parents to maximize their child’s long-term development and wellbeing. Read more

Returning to work after maternity leave in lockdown

It can be challenging to adapt from going on maternity leave to returning to work full-time, especially during the midst of a pandemic. Here Mum Anna shares her story. Read more