The Shine Babies group marks first birthday

Born in Beeston a year ago this week Shine Babies is a young mums group, run by Shine and Better Together (Health for All). Shine Babies runs every Wednesday morning at the Beeston Hill United Free church. They provide creative sessions for our beautiful babies so Mums can have a nice relaxing hot drink.

One of the original organisers Hayley says:

“A year ago, when we started the group we have two mums and their little boys, getting mums to come was our biggest challenge but through word of mouth the group has continued to grow. The wonderful mums and babies that come to our group provide each other with friendship, support and love, which is beautiful to step back and watch. Lyndsey and I have the wonderful job of watching these relationships blossom and see their beautiful babies grow.”

Here’s what the mum’s have to say;

“Very friendly atmosphere.”

“Lyndsey and Hayley are very supportive and hands on with the children.”

“I have made some mummy friends since joining the group.”

“I like coming to the group because it has helped me come out of my shell and had helped boost both my sons confidence.”

Over the year they have invited professionals including students Charlotte and Izzy from Leeds University. Other visitors have included infant mental health, employment support, Father Christmas and Leeds Bosom Buddies which have been part of a consultation on infant feeding choices.

If you would like to get in touch with Shine Babies please contact Lynsey at:


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