Whether you’re a first time mum, or a mum to more than one and newly arrived in Dubai, these are the numbers you need to know
When you leave hospital with your newborn, you may be surprised to discover that your first check up isn’t likely to be until the baby is five weeks old. So what about the care in the early days to check that you are healing and coping well, your baby is thriving, and your chosen method of feeding is working? This is where Healthbay Polyclinic steps in, offering visits with an experienced midwife in the comfort of your own home. Dhs390 for one visit or Dhs1100 for a package of three.
Contact Healthbay Polyclinic on 04 3487140.
If the thought of running around Dubai trying to get birth certificates, passports and visas for your newborn bundle of joy fills you with dread, then you need Baby Steps Dubai in your life. Fill out their online application form detailing which service you require and they will come to your house or apartment to pick up the necessary documents. A few days later shiny new passports and visas are delivered to your door.
Visit www.babystepsdubai.com for more information or call 04 273 0313.
Mums support group
Whether you’re a first time mum or a more experienced mum, Mediclinic City Hospital provide a relaxed and comfortable environment where mums can exchange information and speak directly to experts about everything to do with having a new baby. Neonatologists, paediatricians, physiotherapists and dieticians attend the group meetings from time to time and offer their expertise on issues related to babies’ development and other issues.
For more information or to book a place to attend the next group meeting visit www.mediclinic.ae/cityhospital or call (055 605 3005).
Breastfeeding Q&A Dubai
If you choose to breastfeed, you may feel a little alone in terms of support and advice in Dubai. Whether you have problems in the early day, issues with your supply, or questions regarding weaning, the support group Breastfeeding Q&A can help. Based on Facebook, members of the group can ask any question they like, with over 600 breastfeeding mothers and counselors to offer first-hand advice. The group’s privacy is closed, so that only members of the group see your posts. It’s free to join.
Search Breastfeeding Q&A on Facebook and request to join.
Having a baby in Dubai can be expensive, with the cost of clothing, furniture, buggies, bedding, and feeding equipment adding up to some total. Why not save the dirhams by heading to Dubai’s best-loved sale for mums and babies? Baby Bazaar takes place once a month at Times Square Center and is packed with stalls set up by Dubai-based mums that no longer need their baby and maternity items. The stalls are vetted before doors open to make sure everything sold is the best possible quality.
The last Saturday of every month at Times Square Center between 10am and 2pm. www.babybazaar.org.