New app launches in Dudley borough

Fathers and soon-to-be dads in Dudley are being encouraged download an app, which provides useful information on caring for babies and young children.

Dudley Council is promoting the 'Dadpad' app, which has been created by Inspire Cornwall, ahead of Father’s Day.  It is part of an ongoing initiative that aims to help dads be more confident and enjoy their new role as a parent.

Free to download for Dudley residents, the app is packed with lots of useful information, including advice on feeding, holding, changing and cleaning, surviving without sleep, coping with crying, getting to know the baby, home safety, first aid, self-care and supporting a partner.

It also provides information on local support groups, service providers, how dads can support their partners and how to seek external support when needed. Councillor Ian Bevan, cabinet member for public health, said:

"Becoming a parent for the first or second time can be rather overwhelming at times and it’s important for new parents to know they are not alone. 

"This new app offers lots of helpful information and details for new dads, and we know happier parents mean happier children. Dudley Council is working towards creating a child friendly borough and we offer support to young families through the five family hubs.

"We are also encouraging parents to learn about the Start for Life programme, which gives help and advice on making healthy choices for them and their children." 

To download the app, people can go to and follow the instructions.



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