THE CITY will be celebrating and supporting its youngest Coventrians in its inaugural baby week.
The week, which will start on Tuesday, November 14, will feature several activities designed for babies and their parents and caregivers.
It is designed to underline the importance of the first 1,001 days of a child’s life – from conception to age two.
Coventry City Council also wants to use the week to highlight ‘Start for Life’, which unites six essential services including midwifery, infant and health feeding and Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).
The week will finish with a family showcase event at Butts Park Arena on November 20.
Families will be able to explore various free activities and resources dedicated to their babies’ well-being and development.
Coventry City Council’s cabinet member for children and young people, Coun Patricia Seaman, said: “We are a child-friendly city that works so hard to put families, children and young people at the heart of all we do, and there is a lot of help and support out there for new parents and parents-to-be.
“Those early days of life and the first days as a family are so important and Baby Week is all about helping to give the best possible start.
“We want to see as many people as possible at their local Family Hub so they can meet others in the same situation, learn more and get the help that every new parent needs at such an exciting, and overwhelming, time in their life.”