Baby Week is back for the fourth time this November (2-9 November 2019) with the theme ‘Making Connections: Bonding healthy brains and wellbeing for all’
A full breakdown of the activities and fantastic calendar of events in the city you can find here.
There’s lot of activities happening around south Leeds too so please check out the Children’s Centres schedule.
Baby Week is an annual event which aims to bring a cross sector of services together to help promote the best start in life for every child. Each year Baby Week helps to raise awareness in the critical growth stages of an infants life. Last year they launched the user friendly 50 things to do before 5 App and this year will see the launch of Facemums in Leeds. Facemums brings together pregnant and newly delivered women via a secret Facebook site for support and information sharing during pregnancy and the early days of motherhood.
Join Leeds Libraries across the city for some exciting child friendly sessions for Baby Week 2019. From Baby Week Storytime and Multi-Sensory Social to Creative Play with Duplo and much more. Find out via ticketsource.co.uk/leedslibraryevents. As it’s the Year of Reading in Leeds, we will be giving free books to all babies born during the week as well as hosting our one day conference at Leeds Central Library. There will be inspiring presenters, talks and workshops on benefits of reading and music on mental health, post-natal depression, best start, fertility and nutrition, infant mental health, perinatal mental health, neonatal unit, best beginnings and the baby buddy app, fathers and postnatal depression, midwives and much more.
‘Have your say’ on all things maternity, baby and child friendly at an event in the Kirkgate Market food hall on Friday 8 November from 11am-2pm. All families are welcome to take part in safe and healthy ante and postnatal exercises with experts. Visit midwives and professionals to find out more about services on offer or have a lovely free hand and arm massage by Lush!
Baby Week Leeds launched in September 2016 and is an early years initiative helping to bring and celebrate services from across the sector together and is an adaptation of Semana do Bebe (UNICEF 2010). It’s aim is raising awareness of the baby’s important growth and development mentally and physically in order to give the best start. Since May 2018 Baby Week Leeds is a registered charity which is made up of different representatives from professions across the city including academic, midwifery, public health, children’s centre and local government. Find out more about our aims here.