Baby Express Publications


Helping fathers understand their new infant: a pilot study of a parenting newsletter.
Waterston T, Welsh B. Community Practice. 2006 Sep;79(9):293-5.

What are the benefits of a parenting newsletter?
Waterston T, Welsh B. Community Practice. 2007 Aug;80(8):32-5.

Wellbeing of new mothers and support of parenting.                                                       McConachie H, et al. Community Practitioner, 81(3), March 2008, pp.19-22.

Improving early relationships: randomized controlled study of an age paced parenting newsletter.
Waterston T et al. PEDIATRICS Vol. 123 No. 1 January 1, 2009 pp. 241-247


Numerous but not all recorded – they included presentations at annual; meetings of: British Association of Community Child Health, International Society of Social Paediatrics, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, Child mental health conferences over a period of about 6 years.

Engagement with the Public

The Charity Best Beginnings has taken over the delivery of Baby Express and will roll it out as a national
programme over the next few years following a successful initiation in Greater Manchester

Influence on Policy

Baby Express was included in the Department of Health child health promotion programme 2009