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Kidzeco Update on current services

Published: November 24, 2020

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Family Food Pantry – affordable, accessible food for families with at least one child aged 5 years and under and expectant families. Currently running during Tier 4 restrictions daily from Kidzeco Bathgate. Families can sign up for annual memberships here and find up to date days and times via our facebook page.

KidzStart – this service is for families with a child under one. Families can be referred to this project to receive a ‘gift’ of baby clothes, toiletries and other essentials. The referral criteria is outlined on the attached form.  We are also able to offer baby essentials such as baths, moses baskets, sterilisers etc. should the family be financially disadvantaged.  

Wean the Weanz – we have recently launched an app to support the weaning journey. The Wean the Weanz app offers many tasty recipes as well as hints and tips to get started on introducing baby to solid foods. There is a shopping list facility which is helpful when making the weaning shopping run. This facility can be of use when supporting families with financial difficulties as they can be referred to our Family Pantry and send over their shopping list for the weaning ingredients via the share function. These can be packaged and either given to the families at a minimal cost or free; supplying free goods would be a one off request and any further need would require further communication from referrer.

This app complements our Weaning Resource Packs which contain a selection of practical items to help start the weaning journey. These packs will be accessible via our referral form and are available to parents/carers who fall into the same categories as our KidzStart packs. Referrals can also be made for practical weaning classes as well as one-off weaning discussion sessions which will be offered as restrictions permit and like the app is open to all.

Kidz Knashers – information and advice promoting positive oral health practices to families with children 5 years and under consisting of fun activities through our Knashers Challenge and Tommy Knashers check up sessions. Families can join our toothbrush exchange programme too!

There will be other health initiatives to look out over the coming months from Kidz Eco/Kidz N Kin including baby massage, baby wearing support and Kitchin Kin Adult Cooking sessions.  

Should you require any further information on any of our services please get in touch with Toni Martin, Kidz n Kin Manager (toni.martin@kidzeco.net) or Tracy Murdoch (tracy.murdoch@kidzeco.net)

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