Help give a Baby Boost

The pandemic has resulted in worrying numbers of babies and young children being exposed to stress, trauma and adversity which, if not addressed, could have a significant impact on their wellbeing and development

A Baby Boost would enable local commissioners to fund interventions such as targeted support from health visitors, specialist services and charities, to help babies and families recover from the harms caused by the pandemic.

 Do not forget the lockdown babies. Help us secure a Baby Boost.


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Our report, Babies in Lockdown shines a light on huge disparities between how different families and communities experienced lockdown. Read more…

The Baby Boost

The time for action is now. Help us make sure the Baby Boost is introduced so that we can build back better. Read more..

About our Organisations

Best Beginnings, Home-Start UK and the Parent-Infant Foundation are leading organisations advocating for parents and babies. Read more…

Lockdown has been so stressful, especially early on when we couldn’t even go out for fresh air. My daughter picked up on how I was feeling – she became very clingy in a way she’d never been before, I couldn’t even shower properly because she got so upset. Before lockdown she was fine – now I feel she could sense what was going on and it even made her feel depressed

Fim, 35, and lives in London with her two year old.

Back our call to introduce the #ParentInfantPremium

READ AND TWEET THE REPORT

Dear @RishiSunak, @GavinWilliamson and @MattHancock – we need you to put children at the heart of the spending review. Please introduce the #ParentInfantPremium to support children in their earliest years. Please take a minute to find out more. #BabiesinLockdown

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