Dads across East Midlands seek parenting advice

100,000 people have signed up to the scheme across England Credit: PA

Almost 2,000 fathers across the East Midlands have signed up to get online advice about parenting, according to the Department of Health.

In total, 7,000 people signed up to the service in the East Midlands.

Dr Dan Poulter, Health Minister, said: "It is great news that so many East Midlands dads have taken the chance to sign up for the NHS Information Service for Parents."

100,000 people have now signed up to the scheme across England.

The Information Service for Parents gives free advice from a trusted source via email, texts and videos on a range of topics including choosing the right childcare, how babies develop, what immunisations baby needs and how to deal with sleepless nights.