Tweddle Launches Parenting App and Video Series on New Parenting Hub

Tweddle Launches Parenting App and Video Series on New Parenting Hub

By Kerrie Gottliebsen

Tweddle is delighted to provide a series of resources on a new Parent Info Hub with a focus on the first thousand days, a critical period in shaping brain and language development and relationships for life

The App and Videos are underpinned by building secure attachment and good mental health for babies, toddlers and parents. The resources offer accessible early parenting education for health professionals and parents of babies and toddlers.

Tweddle’s Parenting Babies & Toddlers App is now available in the Apple App Store and Google Play store by searching ‘Tweddle’.  The App offers support and information around 7 critical themes, Sleep and Settling, Crying Babies, Mental Health & Mindfulness, Attachment, Brain Development, Adjusting to Parenthood and Fatherhood.

Tweddle thanks the Collier Charitable FundDreamwalk App Developers and the Raising Children Network for supporting Tweddle’s Apps4Attachment project.

With thanks to the State Trustees Australia Foundation, Tweddle has also developed three 8 minute videos that explain how parenting brings together a range of everyday moments to provide the foundation for good mental health throughout life.

The videos cover; Sleep – How feeling secure helps your child to sleep, Play – Helping to build your child’s brain through activities, Bond – Developing secure attachment through everyday moments. Tweddle thank staff and families who participated, the State Trustees Australia Foundation who provided funding support and to Lifebuoy Video for bringing the series to life.

The Sleep Play Bond series combines evidence based research and the experience of Tweddle clinicians and parents to highlight the importance of a loving attachment relationship with the primary carer to an infant’s social, emotional and cognitive development.

Tweddle CEO, Jacquie O’Brien was thrilled with the new digital resources. “Tweddle provides telephone intake assessments to over 70 stressed parents every week. The App and videos will help provide additional reassurance to parents while they wait for access to services.  Importantly, these resources will support families who are unable to access early parenting education due to geographical or cultural barriers, travel challenges, multiple children or children with additional needs”

State Trustees Australia Foundation Chair, Helen Hambling reinforced the importance of the funding program.  “State Trustees Australia Foundation has been supporting community organisations for over twenty years. These grants would not be possible if it was not for the generosity of the bequestors.”

The Collier Charitable Fund Executive Officer Ms Wendy Lewis explained that The Collier Charitable Fund has been supporting organisations to assist in making life better in communities around Australia since it commenced in 1955.  “We are excited to assist Tweddle in the development of this app which will improve access to evidence based education and to early parenting resources when they are most needed to support vulnerable parents on their journey”

The videos were produced by Justin Hutchison and the team at Lifebuoy Video and the App was developed by the DreamWalk App Developers. Both Melbourne based organisations operate with an ethical charter and have extensive experience working for Not for Profit and community based organisations.

We hope you enjoy the App and the Videos. They demonstrate the experience, wisdom and warmth you would expect from Tweddle staff and we are very proud of them.

We will announce an official launch in coming weeks.

Visit Tweddle’s Parent Info Hub for links and more information and resources

 


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