Born in Bradford’s Better Start (BiBBS) has a lot to celebrate this month. In the past year, over 1,000 people have signed up to take part in the BIBBS cohort study and over 700 babies have been born, the oldest of which are now turning one.
BiBBS is an exciting part in the Born in Bradford (BiB) family of research. It aims to recruit 5,000 pregnant women and their partners from Bowling and Barkerend, Bradford Moor and Little Horton over five years.
Born in Bradford’s Babies first birthday party
To celebrate, BiBBS are throwing a first birthday party for the BiBBS children at St Stephen’s Hall on Thursday 13 April and are looking forward to welcoming the BiBBS families to celebrate. There will be lots of fun and games for babies and toddlers to enjoy.
Baby Jayson Adjandeh, was born in April 2016, and his parents Bernic and Juliana Adjandeh were one of the first couples to sign up to the BiBBS Study.
They said: “We as a family are happy to continue to support this research and our participation in the Born in Bradford research is our small way of helping the research team achieve their goals in helping the community.”
BiBBS is part of the Better Start Bradford programme, a full and equal partnership programme working with families to give children the best possible start in life in three Bradford wards: Bowling and Barkerend, Bradford Moor and Little Horton. BiBBS will help us to see how the Better Start Bradford projects are making a difference for children living in those areas.
“We are beginning to use this new knowledge to develop programmes of support for new parents and their children that will allow them to fulfil their true, magnificent potential.”
Gill Thornton, Progamme Manager of Better Start Bradford, said: “We’re really excited to have BiBBS as part of our Better Start Bradford Programme because it gives us a direct link to thousands of our parents and children. They can help us to grow and develop Better Start Bradford and make sure we learn what works for children in the first 1001 days of life.
We’re delighted to celebrate the first birthdays of the BiBBS babies we signed up last year. We’re looking forward to lots more celebrations as our BiBBS babies continue to arrive and become part of the Better Start Bradford family.”
Professor John Wright, Director of the BiBBS study, said: “This is a special birthday. For ten years we have been working with families in the Born in Bradford study to help understand the causes of ill health and how we can improve well-being. In Born in Bradford’s Better Start we are beginning to use this new knowledge to develop programmes of support for new parents and their children that will allow them to fulfil their true, magnificent potential.”