Resources for new parents

There are a wide variety of online resources available giving you advice on how to prepare for life with your new baby.

We’ve collated some of them on this website to help you easily navigate to the best advice to support you with your new child. Some of them are written resources and some are short films, all available here to read or view at a time to suit you.

Click on the links below to access the advice on these different themes:


Support for parents is available to people in Kirklees by accessing the free TK parents online resources.


Baby Buddy App is a free multi-award winning, interactive pregnancy and parenting guide.

Baby Buddy provides  trusted, evidence-based information and self-care tools to help parents build their knowledge and confidence during the transition to parenthood and throughout the early stages of parenting.

You can access the app here.


Speech, Language and Communication Series

Episode one: Antenatal SLC Series Episode 1 Antenatal – YouTube

Episode two: 6 to 8 weeks SLC Series Episode 2 6 8 weeks – YouTube

Episode three: 3 to 4 months SLC Series Episode 3 3 4 months – YouTube

Episode four: 6 months SLC Series Episode 4 6 months – YouTube

Episode five: One year SLC Series Episode 5 12 months – YouTube

Episode six: 18 months SLC Series Episode 6 18 months – YouTube

Episode seven: Two years SLC Series Episode 7 Two years – YouTube

Episode eight: Dummies  SLC Series Episode 8 Dummies – YouTube

Episode nine: Learning more than one language SLC Series Episode 9 Learning more than one language – YouTube


Pregnancy - an image of a parent holding the hand of a baby