Highland Mellow Babies trial now recruiting

Highland Mellow Babies trial now recruiting

Major new study investigating the group-based parenting programme kicks off in NHS Highland area

CRH is now officially starting recruitment into the Mellow Babies Trial, a research study looking at whether a group programme called ‘Mellow Babies’ can improve mothers’ and babies’ wellbeing. Being a parent can involve some tough challenges, which can be even harder if parents are not in a good emotional state themselves. Research shows that if families have the right help and support then this can prevent everyday social and emotional ups and downs long becoming term problems for the child.

Mellow Babies is designed to help mothers who want to develop and improve their relationship with their baby. It looks at the way mothers talk to and behave with their child and aims to help mothers feel better in themselves and about how they interact with their babies.

The research study will compare outcomes for families who take part in Mellow Babies with families who do not take part in Mellow Babies to try to determine whether there are any significant differences between the groups in children's language and social and emotional wellbeing when they are 30 months old. 

Recruitment into the trial has now started and full details about the trial and how to take part can be found here. You can also keep up to date with trial progress at the study's Facebook page