DadPad – an app for new fathers

DadPad gives new dads and dads-to-be the knowledge and practical skills necessary to support themselves and their partner, so that babies get the best possible start in life.

DadPad helps dads to:

  • reduce their own anxiety by getting involved and gaining in confidence.
  • learn how to create a strong bond and healthy attachment with their baby.
  • build stronger family relationships by sharing the load and learning how to parent together.
  • recognise the signs of post-natal depression, and other signs of mental ill-health, in both themselves and their partner, and learn how to get help early.

What topics does DadPad cover?

  • The Health Visitor team
  • Feeding
  • Holding
  • Crying
  • Sleeping
  • Changing
  • Cleaning
  • Getting to know your baby
  • First Aid
  • Child development
  • Supporting each other
  • Legal information
  • Parenting advice and support
  • Further information


Download DadPad poster here.