To celebrate Scotland’s Year of the Young People the Tayside Family Nurse Partnership (FNP) teamed up with Perth & Kinross Council’s Parenting and Family Learning team to host a fabulous event for young parents in the area.
The clients and their children were able to snack on healthy foods and hear ideas for healthy weaning thanks to the NHS Tayside Maternal and Infant Nutrition team. Bookbug also made a special appearance, taking time out his busy library schedule and sang some rhymes with the children before painting some handprints.
The parenting team ran sessions on baby’s brain development and play activities which people can find around their house; demonstrating play doesn’t always need to cost money.
The FNP is a specialist home visiting programme for young mums which involves a family nurse visiting first time mothers under 25-years-of-age every one or two weeks during their pregnancy and throughout the first two years of their baby’s life.
The nurses offer advice on child development, preventative health measures, parenting skills, breastfeeding, better diet information and advice for mothers on education and employment.