Advice for pregnant mothers and parents with young children
Advice for families with babies and young children
During the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, families with babies or young children may need additional support to stay healthy. You can find Bradford Council guides for families and health professionals on our website.
It covers topics like keeping your keeping your toddler active, help for pregnant mums and how to keep your home smokefree.
Parents asked to be responsible when buying formula milk
Bradford Council is urging parents to only buy the amount of baby formula they need following reports some are finding it difficult to purchase infant formula.
Parents are being reassured that they can use a different brand to their usual formula as all manufacturers make their products to the same standards and contain similar nutritional values.
Major supermarkets are limiting the sales of infant formula to ensure that there is fairer distribution.
Local stores, pharmacies and corner shops do not seem to be experiencing the same issues and parents should check availability in these stores as well. Many pharmacies can also order products for their customers if asked. For further advice visit or website.
Do you need help or support?
If you need help or have a particular need please ring and talk to one of our friendly team who will take some details and pass them onto the relevant service. Call 01274 431000
We can help by:
- picking up shopping medicines
- delivering a hot meal or food parcel to eligible people
- ringing for a friendly chat
- Problem solving
See our website for more information about local support and volunteering to help others.
Stay safe while out for exercise
Please follow the Government’s advice when leaving your home for exercise. It is fine to walk on paths and bridleways during exercise outside, as long as people observe the 2m rule for staying a safe distance apart. For more information, visit our public green space and rights of way guidance page.
Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service
Only call 111 if you cannot get help online. Use the NHS 111 online service if:
- you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
- your condition gets worse
- your symptoms do not get better after 7 days
Use the 111 online coronavirus service at 111.nhs.uk/covid-19/