Physical Activity

Why it’s important for all little ones to be lively and active Being active takes brain and muscle power and plays an important part in your baby’s development. Babies love moving about but they can’t always do it on their own.  That’s where you come in! • Play with your baby and help them do new movements and explore their... Read More

Healthy Eating

All adults and children are encouraged to eat a varied balanced diet to include a variety of fruit and vegetables. If you need some new ideas about how to encourage your children to eat healthy options do pop into your local Children’s Centre to pick up for useful information or speak to a Children’s Centre member of staff who has... Read More

Contact with Health Visitors

Hertsmere families (Borehamwood, Radlett, Shenley and Potters Bar) Elstree Way Clinic – 020 8359 8520 Bushey families (Hertsmere Health Visting Team) Little Bushey Surgery, California Lane & Shopwich Surgery, Windmill Lane – 020 8359 8520 Bushey families (South Oxhey Health Visiting Team) Manor View Practice and Attenborough Surgery – 020 8515 8239 Leavesden & The Langleys families The Avenue (Leavesden) –... Read More

Breastfeeding – the best start for your baby

Mum’s milk gives your baby all the nutrients he or she needs for around the first 6 months of life (and it’s important beyond 6 months too). It helps to protect your baby from infection and other diseases, and as a mum, it also reduces your chances of getting some illnesses later in life. Infant formula is made from cows’... Read More

Introducing Solids

Every baby is an individual, but there are 3 signs which, together, show it’s time to start solids alongside mum’s milk or infant formula. If your baby can stay in a sitting position and hold their head steady Co-ordinate their eyes, hand and mouth to look at food or pick it up If they can Swallow food. Babies who are... Read More