New dads will feel excited, but may also feel left out, unsure and overwhelmed. The Dadpad® gives dads-to-be the knowledge and practical skills necessary to support themselves and their partner, so that babies get the best possible start in life.

To complement the original DadPad® set of Cards, the DadPad® has now been developed further as an App to act as an on-the-go supportive guide.

Being rolled out as part of the UK’s Maternity Transformation Programme’s Better Birth’s Strategy, the information and signposting you get will be local to your NHS Trust or relevant Health Authority.

Just select the area that applies to you to open up your DadPad® and get to know what you can do as a new dad. If your area isn't included, let us know and we’ll make contact with those who can make it happen!
Build confidence around subjects such as:
- Holding and handling your baby
- Washing and bathing your baby
- Getting to know your baby
- Getting through the first few months
- Supporting your baby’s mum
- Looking after yourself
- Supporting each other
…..and much more

As new UK NHS Trusts or relevant Health Authorities adopt the DadPad® App, more locations will appear, as will new up-to-date information and features such as explanatory animations and videos.
From the start, the DadPad® has been working with mums, dads, Health Visitors, Midwives and Public Health Teams to provide the most relevant and accurate information available, and continues to do so.

Having chosen to invest in including and engaging with dads-to-be, and wanting to encourage new dads to get involved and come forward with questions and issues they have throughout their partner’s pregnancy and beyond, the DadPad App is free to you.

What’s New

Version 3.2

Minor updates

Ratings and Reviews

3.5 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Jonathan .O. ,

Great app

Our health visitor recommended this app and as a new dad to be I’ve found this has given me a lot of confidence in advance of our baby being born. Really easy to refer to all topics and being in bitesize chunks manageable to read which is great for anyone like me who hates reading lots. Best app I’ve downloaded for a new dad to be.

Gatrophoto ,

Fantastic App - New update is brilliant

As a new father I’ve found DadPad to be invaluable. Great content and a very easy to use app. Couldn’t recommend highly enough.


A very basic parenting app

Very basic advice. I’m soon to be a first time father and found this app to be quite patronising. I appreciate you’ve got to cater to a wide audience but a lot of this is common sense. Aesthetically, I also think the app is is very quality with poor stock images and an even worse colour scheme. Obviously, the aesthetic feedback isn’t crucial but I would suggest the developer(s) seek professional advice on this.

App Privacy

The developer, Inspire Cornwall CIC, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

Privacy practices may vary based on, for example, the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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