Health Promotion Board Healthy Start Resources for New & To-Be Parents

ages & stages treeThe Health Promotion Board has just released three booklets for expecting and young parents. Two of them feature segments specific to fathers. Here are the details for the booklets. PDFs are available for downloading. Simply follow the links.

1) Healthy Start For Your Pregnancy

The Healthy Start For Your Pregnancy guide provides parents-to-be with informative and practical tips to maintain a healthy pregnancy throughout each trimester, as well as allows them to create a memorable journal of the pregnancy development.

This is to be presented to expectant women through the O&G clinics in KKH, NUH and SGH upon confirmation of pregnancy.

2) Healthy Start For Your Baby

The Healthy Start For Your Baby guide provides parents with informative and practical tips to nurture the health and well-being of their baby from birth to 2 years old, as well as allows them to create a journal of their baby’s childhood memories.

This booklet is to be presented through 9 maternity hospitals (Gleneagles, KKH, Mt Alvernia, Mt Elizabeth, NUH, Parkway East, Raffles, SGH and TMC) together with the Health Booklet to mothers who have just delivered a newborn, prior to discharge from the hospitals.

3) Healthy Start For Your Growing Kid

The Healthy Start For Your Growing Kid guide provides parents with essential health information and practical tips needed to raise a healthy and happy preschooler, including parent-child activity ideas to make it easy for their child to understand the key messages of each health topic.

The Healthy Start For Your Growing Kid book is presented to parents of K1 and K2 children through pre-schools.

You can download the chapters of the booklets in pdf format from the HPB HealthHub website (or the direct links above) or obtain a copy from the Health Information Centre located at HPB. A toolkit will also be available for loan at the national libraries.

About the Author: The Dads for Life Resource Team comprises local content writers and experts, including psychologists, counsellors, educators and social service professionals, dedicated to developing useful resources for dads.

First published on 11-06-2012.

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