Little Lullaby was created in response to the increased risk of babies born to mums under 20, dying of SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome). Babies born to mothers below the age of 20 are four times more likely to die from SIDS (ONS, 2018). Knowing this, we want to stop all unexpected deaths of babies and toddlers born to young parents and to help them feel better informed about sleeping their babies safely. Little Lullaby advocates for young parents under 25, providing an inclusive space for them to share experiences and receive emotional and practical support. We aim to challenge stereotypes, amplify young parents’ voices and empower young parents to achieve their full potential.
The project closed back in 2019 due to funding but in March this year it relaunched after becoming a core service of the charity. Since I started I’ve been trying to rebuild the brand, re-engage with young parents who worked with us before and also working on engaging new young parents.
If you're a young parent under 25, you can join the Little Lullaby community in a number of ways, including:
Young Parent Panel
We’re welcoming new members to our Young Parent Panel!
You’ll have the opportunity to meet other young parents, connect and discuss pregnancy, birth, parenthood and much more! It’s a safe place to share your experiences and passions, every other month.
By joining the Young Parent Panel, you will also advise Little Lullaby staff on the issues that are important to you to make sure that we are doing all we can for young parents and also help us reach more young parents like you.
We welcome applications from under-represented groups including: Single parents, Adoptive parents, foster carers, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, LGBTQ+ families, parents with disabilities and families with lived experience of poverty.
So, if you’re a young parent under 25, please get in touch and register your details via the form below. If you would like to know more about the Young Parent Panel before joining, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can register your interest here - https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/8Z8WRLL
We want to give young parents a voice and one of the ways we like to do this is through our young parent takeovers.
Every other week, a young parent takes over our Instagram. This gives young parents in the UK the opportunity to help give other young mums and dads an insight into their life, and to inspire them in theirs. It’s also a chance to share your experiences and passions!
You don’t need to be a photographer or have the most up-to-date phone, the only thing you need is authenticity, and to be yourself.
We also very much welcome young parents from under-represented groups including: single parents, adoptive parents, foster carers, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, LGBTQ+ families, parents with disabilities and families with lived experience of poverty. EVERYBODY is welcome at Little Lullaby and this is a safe space for all.
So, if you’re a young parent under 25, please get in touch and register your details via the form below. If you would like to know more about takeovers you can email email@example.com. You can register your interest here - https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/8Z8WRLL
Could you use your experiences to give advice to others in a similar situation? Or would you simply like to share your story? Then we’d love to hear from you!
At Little Lullaby, young parents are welcome and encouraged to share their experiences from pregnancy, labour and birth, to education, sex and mental health (and everything in between!).
Writing a blog is easier than you think. What you write or talk about is completely up to you and you don’t have to have any previous writing experience.
We can help make your post the best it can be and we’re here to offer ideas and encouragement if you’re not sure where to start.
So, if you’re a young parent under 25, please get in touch and register your details via the form below. If you would like to know more about writing a blog for Little Lullaby, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can register your interest here - https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/8Z8WRLL
If you think you can help us get safer sleep advice out to more young parents, then we’d love to hear from you! We’re also passionate about reducing loneliness and empowering young parents, so if you have a similar vision, please do get in touch.
Whether you’re a news publication, blogger/vlogger, charity or other organisation, we’re always looking for new ways to spread the word among young mums and dads. We’ve worked with fantastic organisations including Straight Talking and the Mental Health Foundation.
We’re particularly interested in partnerships for website or social media content that would appeal to young parents under the age of 25.If you feel that your organisation relates to young parents and issues that can affect them, we would love to hear from you so we can work together.