The HSE has launched www.mychild.ie , a new website for parents with information and advice on pregnancy and the first 3 years of your child’s life.
The website is based on the most-up-date information available within the health service on pregnancy, parenting and child health.
It was developed in conjunction with a wide range of health care professional including midwives, public health nurses, doctors, psychologists and dietitians.
In addition, the website also focuses on the experience and knowledge of parents themselves, with over 4,000 parents across Ireland involved in the design of mychild.ie.
Speaking at the website launch, Minister for Health Simon Harris said: “Supporting parents helps to give children the best start in life, and investment in early years pays a lifetime’s dividend, in health and in all areas of their development.”
It is hope that, in the future, mychild.ie will become a frequently cited source of trusted and comprehensive information on child health.