Funded by the Healthy and Active Fund, Anglesey AONB Sustainable Development Fund, Snowdonia National Park Authority
Babi Actif is a 3-year project launched in 2019, funded via the Healthy and Active Fund. Babi Actif aims to create a culture of active families by supporting parents and children to be active during baby’s first 1000 days (conception to age 2) by delivering a range of active interventions designed to overcome real and perceived barriers to getting active outdoors with small children and during pregnancy.
The first 1000 days of being a parent are accepted to be the most significant in a child’s development. The 1000 days between a woman’s pregnancy and her child’s 2nd birthday offer a unique window of opportunity to build healthier and more prosperous futures. There have been a number of high-profile campaigns promoting the importance of good nutrition during this time, however, the associated benefits of being active post-pregnancy and during the early years has not received the same degree of attention.
Babi Actif sessions are be delivered across Conwy, Anglesey and Gwynedd and include:
• A diverse programme of organised activities that improve health such as pram walks, sling walks, confidence-building taking babies outdoors and outdoor sensory play. Sessions have an emphasis on sharing skills, fostering confidence and engaging community.
• “Things to do before you’re 2” campaign – The campaign is positive, creative and quirky – even walking in the rain can be fun if you turn it into a group puddle splash! By mixing creative fun content with eye-catching imagery and practical tips on being active with baby, we will get people talking and doing!
If you would like more information about the sessions or would like to attend please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Healthy and Active Fund is jointly supported by Welsh Government, Sport Wales and Public Health Wales and seeks to improve people’s mental and physical health by enabling them to adopt healthy and active lifestyles.