As every family knows, babies can be costly!
To help local parents, the Salvation Army (Stornoway Corps) have recently opened a Baby Bank in Stornoway. The Baby Bank offers a collection of good quality preloved baby clothes and equipment available free of charge to any parent to help them with the costs of having and raising a baby.
As well as donations of baby clothes warmly received, nappies, wipes and toiletries are also gratefully received. However, please note that electrical items and car seats are unable to be accepted.
If you would like to visit the Baby Bank or donate to it, please visit The Salvation Army (Stornoway Corps), 59 Bayhead, Stornoway or tel. (01851) 703875.
Do you have a baby aged 6 months or older?
Mums on the run offers outdoor, small group exercise sessions where you can take your little one with you in the buggy, so no child care is needed! Exercise is performed while you push your buggy.
For further information please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
A new link titled ‘Mums Today’ has been added to our National Links section.
Whilst the site appears to be aimed more at parents of central Scotland, there is a wide range of information, forums, blogs, and offers and discounts which parents in the Western Isles may wish to be aware of. For further information visit: http://www.mumstoday.co.uk
Parents and carers are asked to note the new dates and times which have been arranged for the parent and toddler pre-school sports sessions through the week:
- Mondays 10:00am – 11:00am
- Wednesdays 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Slàinte Mhath members go free. Non-members: £2.00
These sessions take place in the Games Hall at the Lewis Sports Centre (ISL) and allow pre-school children to develop their fine motor skills with a wide range of games to play!
For further information, please do not hesitate to contact Karen Pickard,
Service Support Officer, Ionad Spòrs Leòdhais, Stornoway. Tel: (01851) 822800 or email: email@example.com
“Fun and quirky” were the words used to describe the three localised short films recently launched to raise awareness of the importance of Vitamin D in childhood.
Featuring local children and adults from the Butt to Barra, the films were created by NHS Western Isles to bring some playfulness to an otherwise unexciting subject, with some light-hearted and humorous results. Continue reading
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Vitamin D Matters: The Healthy Start Scheme (Film 3)
View our third and final light-hearted and humorous short film aimed at raising awareness of the importance of Vitamin D.
We welcome your feedback and comments on the Vitamin D films – so please comment below or email them direct to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Vitamin D Matters: How Do I Get My Vitamin D (Film 2)
(Please note Video 3 will be released on Thursday 27th October 2016).
View the second of our three light-hearted and humorous short films aimed at raising awareness of the importance of Vitamin D. Watch out for film 3, which will be shown next week!
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Vitamin D Matters: The importance of Vitamin D (Film 1)
(Please note Video 2 will be released on Thursday 20th October 2016).
View the first of our three light-hearted and humorous short films aimed at raising awareness of the importance of Vitamin D. Watch out for film 2, which will be shown next week!
A huge well done to our child stars who lended their voices to the Vitamin D Matters films.
They are: Katie Morag Barker (Harris), David Macdonald (Lewis), Ruby Duncan (Lewis), Hannah Matheson (Lewis), Ryan Macdonald (Uist), Scott Campbell (Barra), Calumn Maciver (Lewis) and Sam Scott (Lewis). Well done to you all – what professionals!
Parents-to-be and parents and carers of children under 4 years may be entitled to vouchers that they can spend with local retailers.
These vouchers can be spent on cow’s milk, plain fresh or frozen fruit and veg, and infant formula milk – take advantage and ask your midwife or health visitor for further details – or visit https://www.healthystart.nhs.uk/