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Happy Social Play - New support resource

Working with Baby Sensory, we're pleased to announce a new support resource Happy Social Play. Happy social play has an essential role in building self-esteem, confidence, creativity, imagination, language, problem solving skills and knowledge of the world

Neonatal November 2019

In 2017 we softly launched 'Neonatal November'.  One of the key drivers for this was to have a wider period of time to raise awarness of neonatal journeys. 

In addition, we were conscious that there are many full-term neonatal journeys each year (ie the full-term babies with health issues and/or complications) and we wanted to widen beyond World Prematurity Day on November 17th.  All babies needing an extra hand are cared for by the caring, patient and kind staff in the Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) and Special Care Baby Units (SCBUs). 

A Fathers Day pick me up!

Fathers day is a special day for many.  For hundreds of families on Sunday 1st September 2019, their memories will be different to most.   

Activity across New Zealand in September 2019

There's a range of activity happening in our regions in August. We've pulled this together into one page as an overall update. . .

Tummy Time

Working with Baby Sensory, we're pleased to announce a new support resource "Tummy Time".

If your baby finds being on his tummy physically uncomfortable, introduce tummy time gradually, two or three times a day for a few minutes. It will eventually become part of your baby’s daily routine and he will learn, play and practise essential head control movements in this position. Make sure your baby is safe and attended

Activity across New Zealand in July 2019

There's a range of activity happening in our regions in July. We've pulled this together into one page as an overall update. . . 

Essentials of Baby Play

Play is fundamental to healthy brain development.  It can be quiet or noisy, energetic or passive, social or non-social, relaxed or serious, imaginative or purposeful.  With the team at Baby Sensory, we're pleased to annouce a new support resource, Essentials of Baby Play.

Neonatal Research Update

Dr Max Berry is a consultant neonatologist who works in the Wellington Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and also a Senior Lecturer in Paediatric Health for the University of Otago (Wellington) The Neonatal Trust is proud to have supported Dr Berrys research since 2013. Read the latest update provided by her and the team on the incredible, world leading research being undertaken right here in New Zealand.  

Improving the mental wellbeing of wāhine Māori

Innovation Unit is working on a project to improve the hauora of Māori mothers, and are looking to kōrero with wāhine Māori who have experienced any kind of mental distress from becoming hapū, up to your pēpi being 1 year old and have now come to a better place and are happy to share your story. Your experiences and whakaaro will inform new ideas to better support mothers through this time, which will be then be co-designed and tested with Māori mothers, whānau and health professionals

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Thank you to The Neonatal Trust's Partners