Baby Week: 14th - 20th November
November 8, 2023

Baby Week: A Week of Play and Support

This year, Calderdale is gearing up for an exciting milestone – its first-ever Baby Week, set to take place from November 14 to November 20, 2023. With the theme of 'play,' this event is all about showcasing a wealth of activities and support available for parents and their little ones across the borough.

A Week to Remember

Baby Week 2023 is a significant part of the Calderdale Family Hub's offerings and is in line with the Calderdale Wellbeing Strategy, which prioritises preparing all children for school. The overarching aim? To provide children with the best possible start in life so they can grow up healthy, happy, and successful. This initiative beautifully aligns with Calderdale's Vision 2024, which envisions the area as a place where everyone can reach their full potential and lead fulfilling lives.

Collaboration for a Bright Future

For Baby Week 2023, the Calderdale Council, the NHS, and various voluntary and community organisations have joined forces to make this event a reality. The result? A week filled with a wide range of low-cost and no-cost activities designed to support families with babies and toddlers. These activities aren't just for enjoyment; they play a crucial role in promoting early childhood development and well-being.

A Glimpse of What to Expect

During Baby Week, families with babies and toddlers will have the opportunity to experience and enjoy a plethora of activities. Here's a taste of what's in store:

1. Breastfeeding Workshops: New parents can access valuable information and support for successful breastfeeding, promoting both the baby's health and the bonding experience.

2. Baby Massage: Discover the joys of baby massage, a practice that not only helps with relaxation but also fosters parent-child bonding.

3. Story Time: Immerse your little one in the magic of storytelling, nurturing their love for books and language development.

4. 'Stay and Play' Sessions: These interactive play sessions offer babies and toddlers the chance to explore, socialise, and learn through play.

5. Professional Development: Baby Week isn't just for parents; there are also events aimed at professionals working in early years services, providing them with the latest insights and strategies for supporting child development.

Join the Celebration

Calderdale's Baby Week 2023 is an excellent opportunity for families and professionals to come together and celebrate the early years of a child's life. By providing a wide array of activities and support, the event sets the stage for a brighter future for Calderdale's children.

Baby Week promises to be a memorable and valuable experience for families, reinforcing the belief that every child deserves a strong start in life. So, mark your calendars for November 14 to November 20, and join the celebration of Calderdale's first-ever Baby Week with the theme of 'play.' It's a week that will not only provide fun but also offer crucial support for parents and their precious little ones as they embark on their journey of growth and discovery. Don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity to be a part of something special and contribute to the well-being and success of the next generation.