As a branch we feel it is important that parents have as large a network as possible to provide support for each other and share experiences.
Bumps and Babies e-groups
These groups provide a forum for Islington parents with due dates around the same time. They are set up around the 7 months pregnant mark. Here you can share experiences, ask questions, swap tips and arrange get togethers with parents across the whole of Islington. After about a year the groups are handed back to their members.
“Being a member of an e- group was like a lifeline in the run-up to becoming a first-time Mum and in the weeks and months afterwards. Before the births, we would meet up drink tea, eat cake and wonder what our babies would be like. Then everyone started having their babies and the messages of who was called what came through and then the emails about breastfeeding arrived, with emails about how to get the babies to sleep hot on their heels, and tales about the fun and frustration of being a new Mum. Some of my firmest ‘Mummy’ friends have been made via my NCT e-group” Jo
If you would like to join a Bumps and Babies e-group, and haven't heard from us by the time you are 7 months pregnant, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your estimated due date, post code and a phone number.
Bumps Plus nights
These happen every month at a central location in Islington. They are primarily aimed towards expectant parents and those with newborns. A volunteer will be there to meet and greet parents. To find out when and where the next social is please make sure you are signed up to the Islington NCT noticeboard. To subscribe please send a blank email to IslingtonNCTemail@example.com.
For parents who already have children, but whose family is growing, we have the Beyond One yahoo group. This is a forum where parents can discuss the experience of adding to your existing family and swap hints and tips on things to do with a small child and a newborn. To subscribe please send a blank email to Beyond_Onefirstname.lastname@example.org.