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New mychild.ie website

This is a new website for parents. It contains information and advice on pregnancy and the first 3 years of your child’s life. The site was created after research with parents and parents-to-be across Ireland.

Published: 6 December 2018

This is a new website for parents. It contains information and advice on pregnancy and the first 3 years of your child’s life.

The site was created after research with parents and parents-to-be across Ireland.

Designed for parents, by parents

Over 4,000 parents took part in an online public survey - 20% of them were expecting a baby. Face-to-face research was also carried out. These parents included those at different stages of pregnancy and parenthood.

Parents who took part include those:

  • affected by homelessness
  • asylum seekers
  • teenage and young parents
  • the Traveller community

Their views influenced the content and design of:

  • mychild.ie
  • new My Pregnancy and My Child books - available in early 2019

Easy to use

The site is designed to be easy to use particularly for mobile phones, which 60% to 65% of people use to read HSE content.

Expert advice

Healthcare professionals wrote the content.

They include:

  • doctors
  • nurses
  • midwives
  • psychologists
  • parenting experts
  • dietitians

Feedback

More content will be added over the coming months. Each article will be reviewed at least once every 2 years.

If you have a suggestion or feedback, you can click the button at the bottom of each page or email digital@hse.ie

Partnership

The website was made possible by a partnership and grant funding from the Atlantic Philanthropies. This enabled the Nurture Programme: Infant Health and Wellbeing to be established. It is a 3-year programme. It is improving information and supports for parents during pregnancy and the first 3 years of their child's life.

The Nurture Programme is a partnership between:

The Nurture Programme is a quality improvement programme for the National Healthy Childhood Programme.