Stornoway child development group reaches first birthday

The M'ulaidh launch last year.
The M'ulaidh launch last year.

M’ulaidh, a drop-in service for parents with young children, reaches its first birthday in October.

The service, which was launched in October 2010 at the Bridge Centre Stornoway, has been running very successfully for the past 12 months, with a high volume of parents coming through the doors for many different reasons - including questions about their child’s development, a weight check, dietary advice, breastfeeding advice, weaning advice, behavioural and sleep issues.

Parents have found the group to be extremely valuable in supporting them with their child’s early years of growth and development. A good start in life is vital to a child’s health and wellbeing in later years. M’ulaidh aims to continue to support parents with this and improve their access to health information, support and advice in a friendly, relaxed and supportive environment.

The group has proved extremely popular over the past year, with a growing number of people attending to take advantage of the advice and support on offer. During the autumn and winter months, M’ulaidh plans to have more professionals visiting the group including Speech and Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists as well as further visits from our Dietician. Parents are encouraged to pop in and make use of the fantastic advice and support available from these services. For more information on dates of visiting professionals please pop into M’ulaidh (dates to be confirmed shortly).

M’ulaidh is on every Tuesday from 1-3pm in the Bridge Centre, Stornoway, and all families with young children are encouraged to attend, for the opportunity to meet with a Health Visitor for any advice regarding their child’s health, growth and development. Parents are encouraged to pop in to see their local Health Visiting team and have a tea, coffee and chat with the other mums that attend. Even if you are short of time and you just want a quick weight check of your baby, you can use the ‘weigh and go’ service that allows you to pop in and out very quickly.