North West Migrants Forum

Mother and Baby group looking forward to springtime and better weather

MOTHER and Baby classes return to the North West Migrants Forum tomorrow (Friday) with thoughts turning to the brighter days and warmer weather.

The sessions have been growing in popularity and since January mums from all over the north west have been enjoying expert advice from Western Trust Health Visitors Donna McNally and Cheryl McElhinney.

There was much excitement last week when the health advisors unveiled a raft of new toys for the little ones to play with.

Health Visitor Cheryl McElhinney dispensing some timely advice to mums.

Donna and Cheryl have begun discussing ideas for future sessions with mums and said this week they were looking forward to taking things outside once the weather picks up.

“All the mums appeared to enjoy the baby massage and the toys were a definite hit with the children,” they said.

“This week we will be continuing on with baby massage and look forward to seeing everyone one there.

The new mat and apparatus which was delivered by Donna and Cheryl to the Migrants Forum on Friday.

“Last week we had a discussion with the mums around what they would like. We are looking into providing a wellness session for them and also around May, when we have our one week of good weather, going a walk to St Columb’s play park followed by lunch in the café which will be provided by us.”

The Mother and Baby gatherings are open to absolutely everyone, not just those from migrant or Black and Minority Ethnic communities. Registration is not required, simply come along to the North West Migrants Forum, third floor of the Embassy Building, 3 Strand Road, BT48 7BH at 10am each Friday. Tea and coffee is provided.

It’s all just fun and games.