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The Phone Numbers All Parents Need On Speed Dial

The Phone Numbers All Parents Need On Speed Dial

Before starting a phone number search in an emergency situation with your baby, ensure your family have the all-important phone numbers handy

Print out your emergency numbers list and make a few copies – you may want one for your changing bag (in case your little one hides your phone again), one for the front of the fridge, and one for your desk at work. It could also be useful to make extras for your nanny or babysitter and for friends and family.

The printout and keep M&B directory:

Breastfeeding advice

For friendly breastfeeding support from pregnancy onwards:

National Breastfeeding helpline
0300 100 0210

Pregnancy and babycare

Get practical and emotional support in all areas of pregnancy, birth and early parenthood including help with feeding:

National Childbirth Trust (NCT)
0300 330 0770

For parents of premature babies

Providing free information and confidential advice to help the families with premature and sick babies:

Bliss for premature and special care babies

0500 618 140

Crying and sleep issues

Helpline and support to families with excessively crying, sleepless or demanding babies:

Cry-sis (Crying baby)
0845 122 8669 (9am-10pm)

For advice after birth

Offering information and support in pregnancy, childbirth and early parenthood:

National Childbirth Trust

0300 330 0773

Parents of multiples

Helping the lives of families with twins, triplets or more:

Twins & Multiple Births Assoc (Twinline)
0800 138 0509

Breastfeeding support

Source of support and information for breastfeeding women:

Association of BF mothers
08444 122 949

For your work life

For all parents rights at work including maternity and paternity leave, flexible working, parental leave and in-work benefits:

Working Families

0800 013 0313

For work/life balance

For help and support on feeding, sleep, pregnancy and birth:

Family Lives

020 7553 3080

Antenatal screening advice

Helping parents through antenatal screening and its consequences:

Antenatal Results and Choices
0207 631 0285 (weekdays 10am-5.30pm)

Postnatal depression (PND) advice

Feeling down? You’re not alone – get in touch for advice or just to talk:

Association for Postnatal Illness
0207 386 0868 (Mon-Fri 10-2 pm)

For single parents

Expert advice and practical support for single parents:


0808 802 0925

For safe sleep and bereavement

Specialist support for safe sleep and bereavement:

The Lullaby Trust

0808 802 6868 (Bereavement support)

0808 802 6869 (Information & advice)

For NHS emergencies and medical attention , call 111 or in any life-threatening emergency, call 999 immedietly.

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