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Best Foods For Weaning Your Baby

Weaning is such an important time and I remember so well the excitement and nerves that come with learning how to wean, and what things to start with.

Taking Care Of Your Mental Health During Pregnancy

What to look out for if you are concerned about your mental health, with practical tips on how to support your mental wellbeing.

Empowering Parenthood: How Community Pharmacists Offer Support And Guidance

Going to your local pharmacy is a straightforward way to get clinical advice for minor health concerns for both you and your children.

Top 10 Tips On Tackling Nits And Head Lice

We sit down with one of the mums behind award-winning head lice brand Nitty Gritty to get the low down on ‘beating the bugs’.

What To Expect From A Planned Caesarean

Regardless of where a C-section sits on your original birth plan, knowing what to expect is really important to support for having a positive birth experience.

What Causes Stretch Marks And How Can I Treat Them?

Although stretch marks are mostly genetic there are absolutely things that you can do to prepare your skin for pregnancy and reduce the chances of long term scar formation associated. 

How To Prepare Your Baby For The Spring Clock Change

Parenting expert Heidi Skudder’s top tips on helping your routine stay consistent in the days ahead of the lead-up to the spring clock change and beyond.

Navigating Hay Fever: A Parent’s Holistic Guide To A Blooming Spring

The arrival of Spring could not come soon enough. Bringing lighter mornings and evenings, blossoming flowers and vibrant colours. However, it often brings with it the challenge of hay fever, especially for our little ones.

How To Encourage Your Teenager’s Self-Esteem Without Embarrassing Them

Here are some effective strategies that parents can adopt to help their teenager develop and maintain a healthy self-esteem.

Expert Advice: Baby Sleep Cycles And Regressions Explained

What is the science behind a baby’s sleep? And how can we use that knowledge to help our baby’s sleep patterns, day and night?

14 Best Apps For New Mums 2024

From expert, day-to-day advice on your baby’s developmental stages, to breastfeeding support, mental health and meeting new mums.

Essential Winter Hair Tips For Braving The British Chill

Anabel Kingsley, President and Consultant Trichologist at Philip Kingsley, provides guidance and winter hair tips to combat prevalent conditions.

How To Dress Your Baby For Sleep This Winter

What should I dress my baby in at night? It’s important to make sure both your baby and the room temperature are kept between 16-20c.

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Parenting Through Grief: Tips On How To Cope

In light of Grief Awareness Month this December, Harriet Inglis urges us to speak more to our children about the topic of death, as we will all be affected by parenting through grief at some stage.

Tips & Tricks To Help Your Child Sleep On Christmas Eve

Wondering how to get the kids to sleep on Christmas Eve? Check out these top tips from Dr. Preethi Daniel and The Sleep Nanny, Lucy Shrimpton.

How To Cook A Turkey And Avoid Food Poisoning This Christmas

Each year the UK sees around 280,000 cases of illness, thanks to undercooked turkey. We asked the Food Standards Agency for instructions on how best to cook a turkey and avoid the spread of the harmful bacteria that causes upset tummies. 

When To Share The Secret Of Father Christmas

As children grow older, parents often face the question of when and how to reveal the truth about Santa and it can pose some questions such as when is the right time and how to approach this conversation. This article explores the delicate balance between nurturing the magic of Christmas and helping children transition into a new phase of understanding.

What Happens Behind The Embryology Laboratory Door? Top Embryologist Reveals All

What happens in an embryology laboratory? After weeks of fertility investigations, blood tests, scans and injections, the day of egg collection is finally upon you. More

Debunking 5 Common Concerns About Baby Carrying

Carrying Consultant Zoe Woodman talks through common concerns about baby carrying.

Top Tips On Choosing A Baby Carrier Suitable For You & Your Child

There are sling libraries and trained consultants around the country who help to support carrying.

How To Choose A Baby Sleeping Bag For Safer Baby Sleep

When babies start to become more mobile, it’s an important time to ensure your choice of sleepwear is as safe as possible. Both head More

How To Prevent Bed Bugs Coming Into Your Home

‘Goodnight, sleep tight, don’t let the bed bugs bite’ – once a playful goodnight said to your children before bed, now it’s a reality More

How Best To Prepare Your Children For The Clock Change

The clocks go back on Sunday 28th October. Here’s how you can prepare your little ones for a seamless transition…

How To Navigate Menopause: Symptoms, Treatments & Support

The average age of menopause in the UK is 51, but it can generally occur anywhere between 45 and 55 years of age.

Bed Bugs: A Reader’s Experience + Expert Advice On What To Do

We have all heard of bed bugs but could it be that they’re biting more of us than we realise? One of our readers has been in touch to share her experience.

Treating Colds And Flu In Babies, Toddlers & Children

There are a few things you need to know when it comes to treating kids with cold or flu.

Helping Men Through Miscarriage: Useful Strategies For Coping

It’s important that in cases of miscarriage we do not forget to look at how men are emotionally impacted by this loss and to offer them the support they too, need.

How To Cope With Pregnancy After Baby Loss: Advice From Tommy’s Midwives

Coping with pregnancy after baby loss. Will baby loss happen again? Are you entitled to extra scans? And advice on how to look after your mental health.

When My Baby Dies by Julia Samuels

Dealing With Baby Loss: Advice From Psychotherapist And Author, Julia Samuel

Coming to terms with the death of a baby. Expert advice from Psychotherapist and Paediatric Counsellor, Julia Samuel.

Encopresis In Kids: Causes, Diagnosis And How To Cope

Encopresis in kids is an often misunderstood condition, characterised by involuntary soiling beyond the age of toilet training, which can leave parents feeling lost More

All Aboard For Child Development: The Thomas & Friends Train Play Revolution

Collaborative play with toy trains fosters teamwork and negotiation skills as children share resources and ideas and engage in together in play.

The Benefits Of Collagen During Pregnancy: Is It Really Good For You?

Are collagen supplements safe to take during pregnancy? We talk to the experts at Absolute Collagen to find out.

Croup And Children: Everything You Need To Know

Croup is most common in 1-3 year olds because their windpipe is particularly small in relation to their size so even a small amount of inflammation can restrict their breathing. 

Parental Control, Ep 94: Life Insurance Isn’t Boring, It’s Crucial. Here’s What You Need To Know

In this special episode, we’re bringing you a life insurance Q&A session that goes beyond the numbers and policies to touch on the core values of safeguarding what matters most.

What The Experts WISH You Knew About Having A New Baby 

We’ve joined forces with some of the most respected voices in the UK parenting community to bring you the wisdom that exactly what the More

Best Treatments For Baby Eczema: Everything You Need To Know

If you’re looking for baby eczema treatments, and ways to soothe your little one, medical scientist and founder of The Womb Effect, Dr Nauf AlBendar, is here to tell you everything you need to know.

What Is Included In A Newborn Screening Test?

Once your baby arrives, there will be some newborn screening options available to you to test your baby for health conditions or impairments.

Expert Advice For Dealing With Back to School Anxiety

Mental health expert Noel McDermott looks at first-day back nerves and shares expert tips for back-to-school anxiety. 

What Is Perimenopause? Signs, Symptoms, Treatments & Lifestyle Changes

Many women begin to experience a range of common symptoms such as hot flushes, vaginal dryness, changes in mood, brain fog, digestive issues and poor sleep, amongst others.

How To Deal With The Ultimate Parenting Taboo: Motherhood Rage

Author of Raising a Happier Mother, Anna Mathur stops by to give us the low-down on dealing with motherhood rage. The morning rush to More

Dr Ellie Cannon on Back to School Health

How To Cope With Back To School Bugs

Dr. Ellie Cannon shares her advice on coping with back to school bugs. You can Follow Dr. Ellie Cannon on Insta, @drelliecannon. September for More

Parental Control, Ep 92: Parenting A Child With ADHD – Here’s What You Need To Know

Education expert and ADHD coach Dr Michal Solomonovich joins the show to discuss strategies for parenting ADHD kids.

5 Signs That Led Me To Seek An ADHD Assessment At 29

Alice Gendron, the author behind “The Mini ADHD Coach,” dives into the reasons behind her decision to undergo an adult ADHD assessment.

9 Things You Need To Know About Becoming An Egg Donor

Becoming an egg donor is an incredibly selfless act that has many rewards, but it’s also an important decision that requires a lot of careful consideration, so what does it involve?

Notice Your Hair Changing During Pregnancy And Postpartum? Here’s Why

Dr Albena Kovacheva’s insights into what you can potentially expect to happen to your hair during pregnancy and after giving birth.

Breastfeeding Twins Like A Pro: Essential Tips And Tricks

Registered midwife Malena Monteverde from My Expert Midwife shares her expert advice on breastfeeding twins. Is breastfeeding twins possible? Just as caring for twins More

Thriving Through The Summer Holidays: Unleash Your Child’s Creativity With Montessori Principles

Discover how incorporating elements of the Montessori approach can encourage your child’s creativity and independence.

8 Language Classes For Young Children In London

Learning a second language seems more important than ever today. With young children able to learn and pick up skills faster than any other More

Starting Fertility Treatment? Professor Geeta Nargund Reveals All

Professor Geeta Nargund, Medical Director of CREATE Fertility, shares an overview of what you can expect when starting fertility treatment. Staring fertility treatment Starting More

Everything You Need to Know About Baby Teeth

Different children react in different ways to teething, just bear in mind that it is a normal physiological process, and any discomfort is quite transient.

Dressing Baby For Bed: What To Wear In Different Temperatures

Puzzled about how to dress your baby for bedtime during hot weather? Check out our handy guide.

What Is Flat Head Syndrome?

Flat head syndrome can cause your baby’s head to appear asymmetric or misshapen.

Your Ultimate Guide To Breastfeeding In The Summer Heat

To help fellow mums get through the hot weather this summer, together with the help of some of my colleagues, I’ve put together a guide to breastfeeding in the summer.

10 Things You Need To Know About Mummy Wine Culture

By questioning the idea that we need wine to be good mums, we can find healthier ways to navigate motherhood.

How To Help Your Kids Manage Exam Stress

Award-winning doctor and mental health ambassador Dr. Amir Khan shares his expert advice for parents on how to manage exam stress. 

How To Check Breasts: When To Be Concerned, When To See Your GP

NHS GP Doctor Dr Raj Arora shares the low-down on symptoms of breast cancer, what to look out for and when to get help. 

Heatwave Hacks: 28 Tips And Tricks For Keeping Cool

We’ve searched the internet high and low and come up with these 28 brilliant tips to help you keep cool in the heatwave. 

Baby Positions In The Womb Before Birth

From about 32 weeks gestation, you can expect your baby to begin to settle into their pre-birth position.

Pregnancy Grief Looks Different On Everyone – Here’s What You Need To Know

Losing a baby in the womb steals a huge chunk of our past, our present and our future and no matter how early or late in the pregnancy the loss occurs, it does not change the intensity of the pain.

Charlotte Stirling-Reed Answers Your Quick-Fire Questions On Weaning

Charlotte Stirling-Reed’s tips and advice to help give parents that all-important confidence with weaning.

How To Exercise In Tune With Your Menstrual Cycle

Cycle syncing can help you achieve the maximum benefit from your workout.

Delivering The Placenta: What To Expect

Often referred to as the third stage of labour, after delivering the baby, the final stage is to deliver the placenta, commonly known as the ‘afterbirth.’

The Doctors Guide to Hay Fever

Everything You Need To Know About Hay Fever

If you or your child are one of the many hay fever sufferers, understanding a little more about its triggers and treatments could make life a lot more pleasant this spring.

7 Things You Wouldn’t Think To Put In Your Hospital Bag But 100% Need

The things you haven’t thought about packing that you will 100% need.

Fun Ways To Boost Your Child’s Social Skills Before Starting School

Paultons Park and Tops Day Nurseries share expert tips on how parents can help their children develop necessary social skills in fun and nurturing environments.

The Difference Between Endometriosis and Adenomyosis

Dr. Raj Arora shares the difference between endometriosis and adenomyosis with this in-depth article Endometriosis affects 1 in 10 women and those assigned female More

How To Keep Your Kids Safe Online + Advice On Choosing Safer Tech

We teamed with Samsung to bring you this comprehensive guide to staying safe online. 

What Is A Birth Debrief? And How To Deal With Maternal Burnout

Midwife Illiyin Morrison shares her advice on the importance of a birth debrief and how to deal with maternal burnout. 

Why Screen Time Can Be Hugely Beneficial To Our Kids

If screen time is used strategically in moderation, evidence suggests it can help develop problem-solving, cognitive, creative, social and communication skills.

Baby-Led Versus Parent-Led: The Different Approaches To Parenting And Sleep

When it comes to baby sleep, there are a lot of heated debates as to whether to follow a routine or not to follow a routine, also known as ‘parent-led’ or ‘baby-led.’

How To Manage Rosacea During Pregnancy + Recommended Products

Skincare expert Cherry Woods shares her advice for mums and mums-to-be suffering with rosacea, and My Baba editor Ellie Thompson reveals her skincare secret weapons to combat the skin condition.

Baby Massage: 10 Top Tips To Get Started

Developmental baby massage therapist Peter Walker on the benefits of massaging your baby and top tips on how to do it.

Autism

What IS Autism? Signs To Spot And Ways To Deal With Challenging Behaviour

Tuesday 2nd April is World Autism Day. We spoke to the National Autistic Society (NAS)

From Newborn To 12 Months: A Guide To The Stages Of Baby Sleep

From newborn to 12 months plus, this guide to the stages of baby sleep will tell you exactly what you need to know to be prepared. 

Parental Control, Ep 80: Does My Child Have ADHD? Signs, Symptoms And How To Get Help

Managing director and lead therapist of Headstuff ADHD Therapy Sarah Templeton joins the show to discuss ADHD in young children.

10 Of The Best Home Remedies For Chickenpox

Chickenpox is a highly contagious but very common illness that affects most children. We’ve searched the net to find the best home remedies.

How To Support Your Baby’s Speech Development

Make speech practice fit into life, rather than working around it. Play doesn’t need to use toys and you don’t need to spend money on toys for your child.

The Dos And Don’ts Of Parenting A Child With ADHD

ADHD coach Leanne Maskell on how to help your child get off to the best start by using an ADHD-lens of parenting.

Coping With Allergies At School: Expert Advice For Parents

Because school life is exhausting without worrying about coping with allergies in school!

Dressing For Winter Babywearing: What You Need To Know

Avoid snowsuits, ALWAYS wear your carrier UNDER your coat, plus more must-know tips for winter babywearing.

How To Make Healthy Choices This Christmas – 10 Top Tips To Remember

For a healthy Christmas this year, Holistic Health Coach Louise Murray is on hand with some expert tips for the festive season.

9 Tips For Surviving Christmas With Your ADHD Child

ADHD expert Sarah Templeton is on hand with her top tips for a harmonious home throughout the festive season.

Worried About Strep A? Must-Read Info On Group A Streptococcus (GAS)/Scarlet Fever

Are you worried about Strep A? The latest data from the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) shows that scarlet fever cases continue to remain More

Are Anti-Ageing Skincare Products Going Out Of Fashion?

Three skincare experts share their views about anti-ageing skincare products and the best non-invasive procedures out there.

Is This The End Of The Tooth Fairy? Find Out How Storing Your Child’s Milk Teeth Could Save Their Life

Did you know that right now, parents are storing their children’s stem cells for use in potential therapies? It’s called private stem cell banking and helps families to protect the health of their little ones for years to come.

Homelessness And Pregnancy: Why We Need To Take Action Now

Understanding the impact homelessness can have on women and their pregnancies is vital to provide good care.

Top Tips For Helping Your Dyslexic Teen With Their Revision

Dyslexia can make it difficult for your teen to concentrate and copy out text, both of which are skills needed for traditional exam preparation.

What Are The Warning Signs And Risk Factors Of Premature Birth?

A birth is considered premature if it occurs before the 37th week of pregnancy. There are three different categories of premature birth based on gestational age which each carry their own risks and individual needs for specific care.

Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease

Does Your Child Have Hand, Foot And Mouth? Find Out Here

Dr Lucy Ansell debunks the myths about hand, foot and mouth and offers some basic advice on how to tackle it.

7 Reasons Your Baby Should Learn To Swim

If you’re thinking about ways to bond with your new arrival, or are debating on which baby classes are best to sign up to in 2020, we think a baby swim school should be top of your list.

What Are The Different Forms Of Bullying And How Do They Differ Between Genders?

t is important as parents and caregivers that we can recognise these more subtle forms of bullying such as excessive “bantering” or “special friending”, as these behaviours may go unchecked and unrecognised for long enough that the victim internalises shame as a result of them.

Annabel Karmel’s Top 10 Tips For Fussy Eaters

Instead of getting overwhelmed at each mealtime, there are plenty of effective ways to deal with a fussy eater to help add harmony to mealtimes.

How To Overcome The Fear Of Childbirth Or ‘Tokophobia’

Tokophobia is the extreme fear of childbirth. This fear can become so significant that women might choose to avoid pregnancy altogether.

How To Deal With Constipation In Infants And Toddlers

The exact cause of constipation is not fully understood, but is mostly due to a combination of factors.

What is Inattentive ADHD And Why Is It So Hard To Spot?

Inattentive ADHD children are often thought to be ‘in their own world’ or ‘away with the fairies’.

Parental Control Ep, 72: Why Won’t My Baby Sleep? Expert Sophie Wilkinson Explains All

Fully certified Sleep Consultant and children’s mental health practitioner Sophie Wilkinson reveals all.

12 Things You Can Start Doing to Improve Your Fertility

Research shows that fertility rates in the UK are dropping and it is estimated that one in six couples in Western countries experience fertility problems and this number is growing.

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Zita West Answers The Sex Questions You’re Too Embarrassed To Ask When You’re TTC

Trying to conceive? Fertility guru Zit West answers the sex and fertility questions you’re too embarrassed to ask the doctor.

Childhood Illness: 5 Ways To Protect Your Under 5s This Winter

As this is the first winter without pandemic restrictions in two years, you and your children may be more susceptible to the usual childhood More

No Tricks, Just Treats! Why It’s OK For Children To Overindulge This Halloween

Rather than limiting sweets and feeling guilty about how much children are eating, here is what we should be doing.

How Can The Menopause Affect My Sex Drive And What Can I Do About It?

When menopause hits, estrogen levels decrease, which can have an impact on your sexual function as it can lower desire and make it harder for you to become aroused.

How To Be A Great Parent After A Long Day At Work

Here are five quick tips to help you summon up your best parenting skills after a long day at work:

What IS The Perimenopause And What Does It Mean For My Fertility?

GP and menopause specialist, Dr. Louise Newson, answers your essential questions about perimenopause, early menopause, and Premature Ovarian Insufficiency or POI.

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The 20-Week Ultrasound: What To Expect From The Anomaly Scan

We get many questions on the 20-week scan (especially from first-time parents), and what exactly this entails, so we wanted to offer you more information on this important mum-to-be milestone.

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Autism in Girls: Does My Daughter Have Autism?

Find out why many autistic females often miss out on an autism diagnosis or can be misdiagnosed with other conditions.

7 Ways To Support A Friend Dealing With Baby Loss

For those that are unsure of what the right thing is to say, a simple text that reads ‘I’m thinking of you’ can be of great comfort. It is better to say something than to say nothing.

Dealing With Baby Loss: A Reader’s Story

From the outside looking in you would think I had everything a girl could want: a happy marriage, an amazing son, a beautiful home and a dog. Appearances can be deceiving, I do have it all, but what I don’t have is all my children at home.

5 Tips To Help Dyslexics Learn Tricky Spelling

Founder and CEO of global charity Made By Dyslexia Kate Griggs shares her expert tips to help dyslexics learn tricky spellings. 

Ways Pregnant And Postpartum Women Can Strengthen And Look After Their Backs

Chiropractor Dr. Stefaan Vossen shares his expert advice on strengthening and looking after your back through pregnancy and beyond.

How To Fix Common Eyebrow Issues

With all the brow trends that have come and gone, we’ve seen how achieving these looks can sometimes leave us with serious brow woes.

5 Spices To Combat Teething Pains

Author of Indian SuperMeals: Baby & Toddler Cookbook Zainab Jagot Ahmed talks us through five spices to combat teething pain. 

Parental Control, Ep 68: Midwife & Influencer Illy Morrison On Pregnancy Woes, Sleep Struggles And More

My Baba’s Editor Ellie Thompson welcomes midwife and influencer Illy Morrison to the show to discuss pregnancy woes and sleep. Getting a good night’s More

Why Pregnant Women Should Check They’ve Had The MMR Vaccine

It is important for women to get the MMR vaccine before they get pregnant, to reduce the risk of them becoming infected with measles, mumps, and rubella.

Dummies And Baby Teeth: Everything You Need To Know

There are a number of advantages of giving your new baby a dummy, but as your baby grows and develops, it’s important to consider the impact on teeth and gums.

4 Simple Ways To Support Your Kids’ Health

Small changes can go a long way in keeping your child well throughout the winter months.

How To Deal With Your Baby’s Separation Anxiety

Expert Elizabeth Pantley advises that we try to embrace separation anxiety as a positive sign…

How To Talk To Children About The Death Of The Queen

Winston’s Wish share some useful tips on how to explain Queen Elizabeth’s death to a child or young person.

Should I Buy Organic Food? What You Need To Know

Knowing the facts can help in decision-making. Jane Clarke shares all.

How To Talk To Your Young Children About Dementia

Fran Vandelli, Dementia Lead for Bupa Care Services shares how best to explain a dementia diagnosis to our children and the importance of being transparent.

What Are The Benefits Of Reflexology For Fertility And Pregnancy?

London reflexologist Keah Lan shares her insights into how reflexology can help with fertility and pregnancy. 

Transitioning from Nursery to Primary School

Top Tips For Preparing Your Child For Primary School

Here are some great tips by Carol Evelegh from The Kindergarten to help your child successfully transition from nursery to primary school.

What To Consider In The Fourth Trimester

No amount of planning, reading, note-taking, praying or hoping can guarantee you a smooth ride through the first 3 months of your baby’s life and your life as a new mother.

New School Or Moving Up A Year? Transition Reminders For SEND Parents

We need to get back to a routine, earn money and to stop ourselves from going crazy, but the big question is: are our children safe?

Breastfeeding v Bottle Feeding: What New Mums Need To Know

Are you wondering about breastfeeding or bottle feeding? We’ve got some tips on how to do successfully to both. The World Health Organisation (WHO) More

How to Create a Stress-Free School Drop Off in Five Easy Steps

How To Create A Stress-Free School Drop Off In Five Easy Steps

Are you dreading the school drop-off? Dr Maryhan Baker is on hand with her expert advice on how to create a stress-free goodbye at the school gates.

How To Adjust To The Back To School Sleep Routine

Experienced Sleep Consultant Maryanne Taylor talks to us about re-establishing a “normal” sleep routine, which starts and ends with bedtime.

How To Talk To Your Child About Starting School: Top Tips From A Headmistress

Top tips on how to introduce the idea of a school uniform, advice on sharing, listening, toilet training and eating habits, and most importantly, how best to say goodbye at the school gate.

Parental Control, Ep 63: Take A Break With Instagram

In this podcast episode, we discuss Instagram’s new supervision tools and how we can make better use of our time.

C-Section Pain: What Normal, What’s Not And How To Cope

Dr Deepak Ravindran on c-section pain, what to expect, what’s normal, and how to cope with Caesarean pain and complications after birth.

Does My Child Have Asthma?

There are some key questions that GPs will ask that may help identify whether your child has asthma.

Is Your Child Highly Sensitive? Tips & Advice For Parents

It’s estimated that 15-20% of the population are Highly Sensitive People and it can often go hand in hand with Dyslexia, ADHD, Austim and other Neurodiverse categories.

Pregnant In A Heatwave? Here’s How To Cope

Pregnant women naturally have a slightly decreased tolerance to heat and humidity. Check out Becca Maberly’s top tips for keeping cool this summer.

10 Tips To Keep Your Children Cool And Entertained During A Heatwave

10 tips written by Dr. Amanda Gummer on how to keep your children cool and entertained during a heatwave.

Common Signs Of Anxiety In Children And How You Can Help

Dr. Maryhan Baker is on hand with expert advice on how to deal with childhood anxiety.

How To Keep Your Kids Safe From Trolling, Bullying And Fake News

Are you a parent searching for ways to keep your kids safe from trolling? Digital Matters has been developed to teach our kids online safety and media literacy.

10 Things You Need To Know About Bowel Cancer

Mr Colin Elton, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon at The Wellington Hospital, part of HCA Healthcare UK gives us the low-down on bowel cancel. 

Your Bowels After Birth: What You Need To Know If You Suffer From IBS

Are you amongst the approximately 1 in 6 women in the UK who have Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)? It’s a common gut condition that affects the digestive system and is up to 2.5 times more common in women than it is in men.

Questions You Must Ask When Choosing A Nursery Or Pre-Prep School

Each family will have their own priorities, but over the years we have built up a list of the basic questions that parents usually ask. It’s now quite a long list, but many parents use these questions as a checklist to help them focus their search.

Help Your Child Learn To Write With These Simple Tips

Founder of My Little Learner Jo, is on hand with some expert tips on how to help your little one learn how to write. For 10% off anything at My Little Learner, use discount code MYBABA10.

How to Manage Children's Screen Time in 5 Easy Steps

How To Manage Children’s Screen Time In 5 Easy Steps

We so often get asked about how to manage screen time when it comes to the children. It sometimes feels like a losing battle More

Water safety tips for summer

Drowning Prevention Week: Must-Read Tips For Keeping Your Children Water Safe This Summer

Expert tips and ideas to keep in mind to help you, your children and others stay safe around water this summer:

Everything You Need To Know About Sciatica In Pregnancy

Sciatica can happen at any time in our adult lives, but it can be more common to get lower back and leg pain symptoms during pregnancy.

How To Stay On The Top Of Your Workload With Several Kids

It’s never easy to juggle a full-time job with your family, especially as a mother. Continue reading to learn how you can find a balance between your work and motherhood responsibilities

Chickenpox And Kids: Everything You Need To Know

Chickenpox (varicella zoster virus) is a common viral infection and usually affects children – however, you can get it at any age.

Ten Things Nobody Tells You About Giving Birth

Milli Hill is the author of the bestselling The Positive Birth Book, and she drops by to celebrate the launch of her revised and More

Maternal Mental Health: 5 Tips To Help You Feel More Yourself In Your Busy Life

As a therapist to mothers, and a mother of three myself, I have become so aware of how, over the past few years, our More

Why You Should Swap The School Run For A School Walk

To celebrate Walk to School Week, Living Streets have come up with five great reasons for you to walk your children to school this May…

Weaning Week: Dietitian Tips For Every Age And Stage

To celebrate Weaning Week, Beaba’s go-to dietitian Nichola Ludlam-Raine from Nics Nutrition is on hand with lots of simple weaning advice for every age and stage.

Are You Confused About When To Start Weaning? Dr. Zoe Williams Explains All.

We spoke to Dr Zoe all about the challenges parents face when introducing solid foods to their babies, how best to overcome them, and the impact that modern life and social media can have on the weaning journey.

C-section Recovery: Everything You Need To Know

This Caesarean section Awareness Month, Lesley Gilchrist, registered midwife and co-founder of My Expert Midwife talks to My Baba about how women can plan and prioritise their recovery after a C-section.

What Can I Do To Help My Child’s Lazy Eye?

Lazy eye is a condition that starts in childhood and affects up to 3 out of 100 children in the UK. Here’s what you can do to help.

Children’s Bone Health: Common Fractures And Ways To Build Strong Bones

Consultant Paediatric Orthopaedic and Limb Reconstruction Surgeon Mr Jonathan Wright gives us the low-down on children’s bone health

How To Ensure Your Baby Sleeps Safely To Reduce The Risk Of SIDS

To reduce the chance of SIDS, families should follow key safer sleep advice for baby sleep.

How To Establish A Good Bedtime Routine For Your Child With Baby Annabell And Sleep Expert Lucy Wolfe

Sleep expert Lucy Wolfe is on hand with some top tips on how to create and maintain a great bedtime routine for your children.

The Top 10 Most Common Sleep Myths You’ll Hear As A New Parent

Your little one is here. You’re in a loved-up bundle of bliss on the sofa, reveling in the deliciousness of just hanging out with your baby. Hang on…. That’s not always the way it goes – right? That’s the photoshoot someone put on Instagram.

7 Ways Mums Can Deal Positively With Mum Rage

Recognise why you are angry. Discover what, when and why you get angry.

Coping With Anxiety: Breathing Techniques For Kids

There are many ways to support a child when they are not feeling their best, including teaching them simple skills they can use when overwhelmed.

6 Ways To Look After Your Child’s Mental Health

It’s Children’s Mental Health Week, and Learning Resources offer up six simple ways to help look after your child’s mental health.

The Best Schools In The UK For SEND

When it comes to finding the right school for a child with SEND, it’s often difficult to know where to begin. Talk Education are on hand with some brilliant advice and recommendations.

5 Conversations To Build Strong Mental Health In Your Kids

When it comes to your supporting your child’s mental health, communication is always key.

Mindfulness for Kids

How To Practice Mindfulness Techniques With Your Children

Mindfulness boils down to whether you want to make the present moment your friend or enemy.

10 Things You Need To Know About Postpartum Anxiety

Here’s everything you need to know about postpartum anxiety, according to Bupa’s Clinical Lead for Mental Health, Glenys Jackson.

5 Ways To Plan For Your Children’s Future

From online wills and life insurance to appointing a guardian, My Baba outlines how to plan for your children’s future, in case the worst happens.

Can Pregnancy And Breastfeeding Define Your Child’s Food Preferences?

Is your child a fussy eater? A limited diet during pregnancy and breastfeeding may have be defining your child’s taste likes and dislikes.

8 Ways To Promote A Positive Body Image To Your Kids

Personal trainer and Crossfit Coach Carly Rowena stops by to share her advice on how to promote a positive body image to your children.  More

Key Signs Your Child Might Be Suffering From A Virus And What You Should Do

Despite the onset of the summer months, in the last few months, there has been a significant rise in the number of children seeking medical attention for what were usually mild winter viruses, such as RSV, bronchiolitis, the common cold and paraflu.

Attention New Mums Returning To Work After Maternity Leave! Must-Read Support And Advice

Are you a new mum returning to work after maternity leave? Each person will feel differently about returning to work after having a baby. More

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Looking For Flexible Work Around The Kids? You Need To Read This.

Daisy Chain was founded due to the demand for flexible working with its aim to match people wanting more flexibility with companies offering it.

London’s Best Pregnancy Yoga Classes Plus Easy At-Home And Online Options

Stay fit and active throughout your pregnancy with one of these pregnancy yoga classes in London with specialist teachers to guide your practice.

What Should I Include In My Child’s First Aid Kit?

Firework season is here so staying safe and being aware of risks is a priority. Have you checked your child’s first aid kit lately? More

Leonora’s Lowdown On Dyslexia, Neurodiversity And Helpful Resources

They say that you can’t diagnose a child with dyslexia until they’re 7 years old but I knew that something wasn’t quite right much earlier.

Tooth Whitening: How To Safely Achieve That Perfect Smile

Can you ever safely whiten your teeth at home? Dr Saul Konviser from Montagu Dental talks us through the safest ways to whiten teeth and what you can do at home to prevent the discolouration of your teeth.

How To Get That Festive Glow: Tips From A Medical & Aesthetic Professional

Dr. Paras Alizadeh from new online platform UNNDOO.com gives us the low down on Botox, and how to safely achieve that festive glow, from the comfort of your own home. 

Parental Control, Ep 23: Children’s Winter Health: How Many Colds Are Too Many?

Paediatrician Dr Sophie Niedermaier-Patramani joins Leo to talk about children’s winter health in this latest episode of My Baba’s podcast, Parental Control.

Covid-19 Or The Common Cold? How To Tell When Your Child Needs To Self-Isolate

Dr Andrew Raffles, Consultant Paediatrician at The Portland Hospital, part of HCA and Dr Ian Hay Ltd, explains how to tell if your child is suffering from Covid-19 or the common cold, and when they need to self-isolate.

Snacking When Stressed? Here’s How To Overcome Emotional Eating

It is a stressful time, so it should come as no surprise that many of us have been reaching for unhealthy snacks when things get tough. Does this sound familiar?

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5 Steps To Reduce Stress During Pregnancy

Stress affects us all, and although some of this is an alarming read there are some great easy steps to help you manage stress during pregnancy. 

Calm Parents, Happy Kids: The Secrets of Stress-free Parenting

Calm Parents, Happy Kids: The Secrets Of Stress-Free Parenting

Ultimately we can’t control our children or the hand life deals them but we can always control our own actions. Parenting isn’t about what our child does, but about how we respond.

What Is The True Impact Of Diet, Fitness, Stress & Toxins On Your Fertility?

One in six couples has trouble conceiving, and this number is only set to get bigger as both men and women chose to postpone childbearing until later in life. Up to a third of people have what we call unexplained infertility, with no obvious clinical cause found despite multiple investigations.

Can Stress Make It Harder To Conceive?

World-renowned wellness guru James Duigan, author of The Clean and Lean Pregnancy Guide shares his advice on fertility and stress. 

Periods: Why Every Woman Needs To Know About Cycle Syncing

Bloss, the home of parenting experts introduce reflexologist and female health specialist Meg Murray Jones to discuss cycle syncing. What IS cycle syncing, and More

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Routine In The Womb: How To Recognise What’s Normal For Your Baby

June marks the fourth national awareness month for the thought-provoking campaign, Routine in The Womb.

Dummies, Pacifiers, Soothers Or Binkies: Are They Friend Or Foe?!

If you choose to ditch the dummy there are options. As with all children growing up, the way we go about things depends on their age and level of understanding.

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How Do I Know If My Child Is Dyslexic?

Dyslexia is not the same for everyone: it can be mild or severe and it varies depending on other strengths or difficulties that person may have. More importantly, it varies depending on the kind of support and encouragement that is given at school and at home.

How to Cure Dyslexia

How To Cure Dyslexia And Dyspraxia 

The reality is important to recognise and remember, that every child is different. A ‘one size fits all’ model is just not possible.

Parental Control, Ep 22: I Wonder What It’s Like To Be Dyslexic?

A must-listen. Sam Barclay, author of ‘I Wonder What It’s Like To Be Dyslexic’ joins Leo in this episode to talk about dyslexia.

Parental Control, Ep 37: Why Do So Many Women Feel Like They Lose Their Identity When They Become A Mother?

Motherkind’s Zoe Blaskey joins Leo in this latest episode of My Baba’s podcast Parental Control to talk about motherhood and identity.

The Caesarean Scar: Everything You Need To Know

If you have had or are planning a caesarean, or know someone who is, then here is the commonest questions and answers covering everything you need to know about Caesarean Section scars.

What Are The Symptoms Of Bronchiolitis And Who Is Most At Risk?

Bronchiolitis is a lower respiratory tract infection that commonly affects babies and young children under 2 years old.

What Is Clubfoot? And What Does A Utero Diagnosis Of Clubfoot Mean For My Child?

Clubfoot, also known as talipes equinovarus, is a highly treatable congenital birth defect that results from abnormal development of the muscles, tendons, and bones of the foot.

Six Tips To Help Beat The Mum Burnout

It’s really important to recognise these warning signs so you can prevent burnout. Burnout is very serious and takes a long time to recover from – you don’t want to reach the point of burnout, prevention is key.

Why It’s So Important To Teach Your Baby Good Sleeping Habits

If you’re wondering why it’s so important to teach your baby good sleeping habits, sleep expert Georgie Bateman from Night Nannies is on hand to explain why. 

Do I Have The Baby Blues Or Postnatal Depression?

What’s the difference between the Baby Blues and postnatal depression? What makes somebody more vulnerable, and what can I do to manage PND?

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Drinking During Pregnancy: What Is Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder?

What effect can drinking alcohol whilst pregnant have on your baby? How is Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder diagnosed?

Understanding Birth Trauma: The Signs, Symptoms And How To Get Help

Birth trauma can arise from many things, and not just the exact type of birth someone ended up with. Dr Ellie Rayner shares her expert advice.

How To Keep Your Kids Safe Now They’re Back At School & Nursery

Keeping their immune systems robust is the key to keeping your kids healthy now they’re back at school.

Tummy Toning: Have I left It Too Late To Tone My Stomach After Having Kids?

Pregnancy is a long-term journey where your body is changing every day – it would be unnatural and unrealistic to expect things to simply return to ‘normal’ overnight.

How To Shape And Manage Your Young Child’s Behaviour

Children are not a blank slate, but they are not born programmed to follow modern rules, either. Parents need to guide and teach their More

To Drink Or Not To Drink While TTC: How Alcohol Can Impact Fertility

New research conducted by King’s College London has brought to light a lack of awareness in the UK surrounding our lifestyle choices and the impact they can have on our fertility, most notably drinking when TTC. 

Expert Vet Advice On How Best To Introduce A Dog Into Your Family

Vet Dr Charley Gray has shared her thoughts on the benefits of having a dog in the family and how you can make sure it works for everyone.

Ten Reasons You Should Talk To Your Child About The Menstrual Cycle

Talking about periods to your toddler or young child might not exactly be at the top of your to-do list, but here are nine reasons why you might in fact want to consider talking with your young son or daughter about the menstrual cycle.

How To Keep Your Baby Cool At Night Time During The Summer

We’ve called on the expertise of sleep consultant, Lucy Shrimpton, Founder of The Sleep Nanny to share her words of wisdom on how you can help your little one sleep through the hottest of nights.

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Help! I’m Having Problems Breastfeeding! Breastfeeding Advice From Clare Byam-Cook

Breastfeeding expert Clare Byam-Cook answers your worries and questions commonly associated with breastfeeding.

Can Nursery Art Help Brain And Vision Development In Babies?

One common misconception is that soft colours such as pastels and neutral shades are somehow better for their babies. While these gentle tones might be aesthetically pleasing to adults, they do almost nothing for your child.

How To Pick Your Pump: The Ultimate Guide To Choosing Your Breast Pump

We take a closer look at Medela’s range of breast pumps and explore the differences between them so you can shop the right breast pump with confidence.

Going On Holiday With Children To The USA? Don’t Forget The ESTA!

In this article, we’re going to delve into some of the highlights of what makes America so special, as well as some helpful tips to plan your trip.

Everything You Need To Know About Mastitis

Mastitis is an inflammation of breast tissue, usually caused by an infection. It is a common condition which mainly affects women who are breastfeeding.

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17 Common Breastfeeding Myths Debunked

Did you know? It’s pregnancy and in particular, the hormone relaxin which loosens the ligaments in a woman’s pelvis in preparation for birth that causes some women’s breasts to sag.

Heavy Periods: What Are Your Options For Coping?

Heavy periods are common, with many women describing their periods as heavy, but it can be difficult to know if your periods are normal or something you should get checked and treatment for.

Are Your Kids Bored Already? Relax! Here’s Why Boredom Is Actually A GOOD Thing

Are your kids bored already? Have you ever stopped to think about the benefits of being bored? Child psychologist Dr. Amanada Gummer is on hand to reveal all… 

How Can Parents Manage Their Own Triggers To Toddler Tantrums?

Top tips for parents on managing their own emotions and as a result their triggers to their children’s blow-ups, meltdown and toddler tantrums. 

Are You A ‘Clencher’? Find Out How Botox Can Help Bruxism

Can help Botox help Bruxism? Editor Ellie Thompson takes a personal look at how new online platform UNNDOO is coming to the rescue of teeth grinders and jaw clenchers all over London and beyond.

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The Ultimate Guide To Pregnancy And Veins

Everything you need to know about varicose veins. Written by Professor Mark Whiteley, Consultant Venous Surgeon and Founder of The Whiteley Clinic.

Everything You Need To Know About Breastfeeding And Pumping

Midwife and lactation consultant Beth Graham tells us everything we need to know about breastfeeding and pumping.

What Is Obstetric Cholestasis And How Will It Affect My Pregnancy?

Obstetric Cholestasis is an uncommon liver disorder that can occur during pregnancy. In the UK around 7 in every 1000 women experience the condition, which is less than 1%.

Parental Control, Ep 32: Talking Taboos Around Women’s Health

Janet Lindsay, CEO of Wellbeing of Women joins the podcast to discuss the taboos surrounding the most common women’s health issues.

Are You Mole Aware? A Guide To Moles And What To Look Out For

Although damage to the skin from the sun cannot be reversed, you can take steps to prevent yourself from further damage.

12 Tips To Avoid Sibling Rivalry When There’s A New Baby On The Block

Who doesn’t want a calm, loving family life? Prevention is better than cure and parents can do a lot to help prepare older children for the arrival of a new sibling and start as you mean to go on.

Gestational Diabetes: What You Need To Know From Diagnosis To Birth And Beyond

Gestational diabetes is diabetes which occurs during pregnancy in non-diabetic women. ANY pregnant woman can be diagnosed with gestational diabetes, but certain women are at a higher risk.

Everything You Need To Know About The Coil: Are Coil Fittings Supposed To Be Painful?

Following press coverage of Naga Munchetty’s harrowing experience, Dr Rebecca Gibbs, Consultant Gynaecologist, at The Portland Hospital explains all.

3 Must-Read Tips To Keep Baby Cool At Night This Summer

The sleep experts at The Gro Company and Millpond Sleep Clinic share their expert guidance on keeping baby cool this summer.

Covid, Vaccines And Your AMH: What Does This Mean For Fertility Treatment?

The JelliePod fertility podcast welcomes Dr Cesar Diaz-Garcia from IVI London to discuss the impact of Covid-19 on fertility, and the vaccine on menstrual cycles.

7 Tips To Stop Family Arguments Ruining Your Summer Holiday

Relationship expert and psychotherapist Neil Wilkie is on hand with some advice to help everybody keep their cool in the summer heat. 

Does My Child Have ADHD? Here’s What You Need To Know

Symptoms of ADHD typically begin between the ages of 3-7, but the average age of diagnosis is 7.

Holiday With Your Ex: Is It Ever A Good Idea To Take The Kids Away Together?

Are you thinking of taking a family holiday with your ex-partner? Here’s some sage advice from relationship expert and psychotherapist Neil Wilkie.

Your Potty Training Questions Answered!

Potty training can seem like a daunting task, but there are some relatively simple tricks that can help to make the process much easier. We’ve put together your FAQs with some easy to follow solutions.

The Nitty Gritty Guide to Ovulation

I’ve pulled together advice from trusted sources so you’ll find everything you want to google about ovulation, all in one place.

Your Pelvic Floor Is For Life, Not Just For Pregnancy: Must-Have Tips To Avoid Weak Muscles

The reason we want you to do your pelvic floor exercises is to prevent bladder leaking problems during pregnancy and afterwards.

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Getting Pregnant: Everything You Need To Know About Implantation

Implantation is when a fertilised egg attaches to the lining of the uterus marking the beginning of pregnancy.

How Will My Baby Be Monitored In Labour?

Dr Ellie Rayner explains all you need to know about baby monitoring in labour. 

Don’t Tell me Fed is Best. My Body SHOULD be Able to Breastfeed!

Challenging the use of the ‘fed is best’ message is not about implying that every woman can or should want to breastfeed. It’s about fighting for justice for those women who really wanted to breastfeed.

All You Need To Know About Tick Bites By Lucinda Miller

Ticks typically remain attached to your body after they bite you, and if you are bitten, you’ll most likely know because you’ll find one on your skin.

Parental Control, Ep 30: Tommy’s On Miscarriage: Why Women Are Being Let Down By A Lack Of Support

My Baba editor Ellie Thompson is joined by Tommy’s to discuss their new campaign to demand more support for women following a miscarriage and why that support is so badly needed.

How Can The COVID-19 Vaccine Impact My Period, Fertility Or Pregnancy?

Research by Yoppie, the pioneers of personalised period care, has found that some women are concerned about the COVID-19 vaccine and how it could impact their menstrual cycle, as well as their fertility. 

Growth Scans In Pregnancy: What Are They And Why Are They Performed?

A growth scan is an ultrasound scan that is normally performed in the third trimester of pregnancy and checks how well your baby is growing.

How To Tell Your Children You Are Getting A Divorce

Are you wondering how to handle the potentially tricky conversations around children and divorce? The Divorce Surgery reveal all. 

What To Consider When Choosing A Nursery For Your Baby

Choosing the right nursery for your baby can be one of the biggest decisions you face as a new parent.

Coping With Grief After Losing A Child

Dr. John Wilson works with groups and individuals and trains other bereavement counsellors.

How To Get Sugar Savvy: The Best Substitutes For Your Family

Super-nutritionist Amanda Hamilton shares her top tips to curb the cravings, reduce your sugar intake and ensure you can maintain a healthy lifestyle with added superfoods.

How Can I Get My Child To Poo On The Potty?

Find out the reasons why children typically resist having a bowel movement on the toilet, or hold back from going and what you can do to help.

How To Spot The Signs Of Domestic Abuse And Where You Can Go For Help

Lisa King, Refuge shares information on how to spot the signs that you or someone you know may be experiencing domestic abuse and where to go for help.

Ten Easy Rituals For Healthy Social Emotional Development

Ten ideas of how to get some social/emotional learning into your everyday routine

Consultant Paediatrician On How To Wean A Baby With Reflux

Consultant Paediatrician in Allergy, José Maia e Costa shares his expert advice on weaning a baby with reflux.

How Singing Can Positively Affect Mental Health In New Mums

PND is more prevalent than you might think. It affects more than 1 in 10 women within the first year of giving birth, and that’s only the ones we know about.

Expert Tips To Support Your Child’s Mental Health

By now your children would have heard about the coronavirus. Here are some general tips from Dr Dawn Harper on how to support your child during this testing time.

How To Get Young Girls To Talk About How They Feel

Staying connected to your daughter is the best way that you can ensure that you still have an influence in her life, and so building a strong, close relationship is crucial.

A Quick Guide To The Foods Children (And Parents!) Should Be Eating For Brain Health

Learning how food can affect the brain will help you make conscious and more deliberate choices about how you feed a child’s brain.

How To Look After Your Maternal Mental Health

Registered midwife and founder of My Expert Midwife shares her advice on maternal mental health to help new and expectant mums to understand this distinction and raise awareness of the support available to those who may be suffering with mental health issues.

Caesarean Birth: An Overview And What To Expect

What happens in a Caesarean section and how long will it take to recover? A complete guide to the C-section by obstetrician and gynaecologist Dr Ellie Rayner.

Weaning Your CMPA Baby: Important Things You Need To Know

Specialist paediatric dietitian Dr Rosan Meryer talks to us about Cows’ Milk Protein Allergy (CMPA) and weaning: where to start, and what to look out for.

Worried About Weaning? Paediatric Dietitian Reveals Everything You Need to Know

When is the right time to start weaning? What is baby-led weaning? Paediatric Dietician Bianca Parau responds to questions about weaning.

Parental Control, Ep 28: Annabel Karmel on Weaning, Snacking & Allergies

Annabel Karmel joins Leo on the show to chat about how to wean (puree or baby-led), allergies, snacks, and how to encourage the kids to be more involved in the kitchen.  

Simple Ways To Boost Your Child’s Speech And Language Development From Birth

Speech and language therapist Nicola Lathey from The Owl Centre to give us some advice on what we can be doing to help our youngest children.

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Annabel Karmel: How To Successfully Wean Your Baby

Best-selling author and the UK’s number one baby and child nutritionist Annabel Karmel sat down with us to discuss all things weaning. We’ve pulled More

Domestic Abuse: Legal Advice From A Top Barrister

We enlist the expertise of leading black female barrister Paula Rhone-Adrien for advice and help with domestic abuse.

Optimising Your Health When Trying To Conceive

If you are thinking of conceiving, or are currently trying to conceive, here are a few important steps you should follow.

Dealing With Temper Tantrums? Tips On Understanding Young Children’s Behaviour Issues

How can we help our toddlers work through behavioural issues and become happier and better able to regulate their emotions, leading to a happier home all around and helping them gain skills they can use in their future?

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Cows’ Milk Protein Allergy: The Low-Down On Substitute Milks & Nutrients

Naturedoc’s Lucinda Miller answers my questions on what’s best for your CMPA baby in terms of nutrients and milks once they reach toddler age.

Should I Opt for a VBAC or Repeat Caesarean Section?

A Cesarean or a VBAC? Each woman is different and has the right to decide for herself how she wants to give birth.

REFLUX CHECKLIST: Everything You Need To Help Your Baby Beat Reflux

My advice to anyone suspecting their baby is suffering from reflux is to properly equip yourself with the right knowledge and support in order to effectively fight your baby’s corner and get that all-important diagnosis.

Things You Can Do To Help Your Child If They Have Dyspraxia 

Children with dyspraxia, also known as Developmental Coordination Disorder, often have challenges with their fine motor skills and have may have difficulties with their handwriting and using tools such as scissors.

Twice Weekly Rapid Covid Testing: Everything You Need To Know

Free, regular Covid-19 rapid testing for adults over 18 will come into effect on Friday 9th April 2021. Here’s everything you need to know.

10 Important Tips: How To Gain Confidence As A Parent

The reality is that parenting is a really difficult and complex job, and whether you realise it or not, loads of people are faking it; some really well.

Are You In A Toxic Relationship With Wine? Mummy Marketing And The Grey Area Drinking Epidemic

What is it you need? What support have you got? How is your mental health? Have you had trauma in your life? Are you really ok?

Episiotomies, Forceps, Ventouse And Induction: The Low-Down On Birthing Interventions

What is an episiotomy? An episiotomy is a procedure performed during labour, where a small cut is made to your perineum by your midwife More

What Is Vaginal Seeding? Weighing Up The Risks V Benefits

You may have heard of the term ‘vaginal seeding’, but what actually is it? What are the risks, and what are the benefits?

Sore Perineum After Birth? 5 Tips To Reduce Pain And Help Healing

If you’re one of the many women suffering discomfort after giving birth, worry not, help is on hand in the form of expert advice from obs and gynae Dr. Ellie Rayner.

Building Your Baby’s Confidence: Tips For The First Year & Beyond

Every experience will shape your baby’s mindset, forming the foundations for future learning, behaviour, and health.

How To Help Your Child Recover From A Course Of Antibiotics

Antibiotics are convenient and can knock bacterial infects on the head quickly, but there is now evidence that they can have a long-lasting negative effects on our children’s health.

How To Recognise Signs And Symptoms Of Dyspraxia

Dyspraxia is a common disorder affecting movement and coordination in children. Do you know how to spot the symptoms of Dyspraxia?

12 Must-Read Tips To Prepare Your Kids For The Clock Change

Lucy Shrimpton, Sleep Expert and founder of The Sleep Nanny® shares her advice on how to ensure the transition of the clock change is as easy as possible. 

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Choosing The Right Way To Sleep Train Your Baby

If you and your baby are struggling with lack of sleep, you might like to look at some options and see what sleep training actually entails.

Why We Need to Be Talking About Endometriosis. Now.

Due to the taboo and lack of awareness, endometriosis remains under-diagnosed and festers for many years, causing scarring that is not just internal, but also psychological.

Toddlers And Naptime: Here’s Everything You Need To Know

Sleep Expert and Founder of The Sleep Nanny Lucy Shrimpton shares her advice on toddlers and naptime.

Covid-19 And The Implications For Fertility Treatment

Leading expert, César Díaz-García breaks down COVID-19 fact from fiction when it comes to all things fertility, as he answers your biggest questions.

False Labour Pains: What Are They? And How Do I Know If They’re Normal?

What are false labour pains? The difference between Braxton Hicks contractions and real labour contractions.

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Trying To Conceive? Zita West’s Ten Tips For Healthy Eggs

Fertility expert and midwife to the stars, Zita West, advises on how to keep your eggs at their healthy best to improve chances of fertility and healthy pregnancy.

12 Steps To Newborn Sleep: Simple Tips You Need To Know

Does becoming a parent mean frequent night waking and generally months of sleep deprivation? Not necessarily! Read these twelve newborn sleep tips by baby sleep exert, Charmian Mead.

Sleep Support Month: Your Ultimate Guide To Baby Sleep

1st March marks the start of Sleep Support Month by Snüz, a national campaign to Support Sleep Deprived Parents. We’ve compiled a whole list of go-to resources and troubleshooting articles to help your baby get the best night’s sleep.

How To Approach Exercise During AND After Childbirth

There are many steps that you can take during and after pregnancy that will boost your physical and mental health. Prenatal and postnatal exercise tips by Elizabeth Frost, from Mama Baba Fit.

The Sunshine Nutrient: Why Our Children Need Vitamin D

Article from Bianca Parau, Senior Paediatric Dietitian all about Vitamin D, where it comes from and why it is so important for our kids.

How To Save For Your Child’s Future

Saving a little from when they are young can give them an amazing head start in life, whether they want to invest the money in their first car, get onto the housing ladder or put something towards a university education.

What IS Long Covid? What Are The Symptoms And When Will I Recover?

What is long Covid and when will I recover? What are the symptoms of long Covid and what can I do to get better?

Mindful Activities Parents Can Do With Children During Lockdown

Dr Megan Jones Bell, Chief Science Officer at Headspace has shared some of her top tips on mindful activities that parents can do with children during lockdown to help them stay calm, occupied and entertained.

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A Parent’s Guide On How To Talk To Your Kids About Fake News

Fake news can easily go viral via social media so we need to give our children the tools to decide what’s real and what’s fake. Its not always easy to spot but here’s some tips for helping children spot fake news:

Pregnant In A Pandemic? Read The Latest Advice Here

The following article is provided in accordance with the latest advice by Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, Royal College of Midwives and Public Health England.

Is Your Partner’s Sperm Healthy? 5 Tips To Build And Boost Sperm Health

Whether you’re dealing with a low count, poor motility or morphology, there is always room for improvement when it comes to the intrinsic and genetic status of the sperm

Reasons Why Music Is Crucial For Your Child’s Development

Conductive Music is a not-for-profit organisation that promotes the STEAM approach to learning. We find out about the importance of STEM + arts within the curriculum.

CORONAVIRUS: How Will The New Strain Affect Our Children?

The good news is that despite higher transmissibility, there is no evidence yet that the new form of the virus is a greater threat to children’s health.

CORONAVIRUS And Mental Health: The Things You Must Remember As A Family

Psychotherapist Julia Samuels MBE shares her views on the impact the coronavirus pandemic might have on our children and our families, and how to move forward through the crisis. 

What Happens If I’m Diagnosed With Covid-19 During Pregnancy?

Should I take the Covid vaccine while pregnant? What should I do if I have COVID-19 symptoms? Your pregnancy and Covid-19 FAQs answered.

Top Tips For Helping Your Child Cope With Anxiety During Lockdown 3.0

Whilst it is normal for children to feel worried or anxious from time-to-time, it’s important to acknowledge when this anxiety impacts their behaviour and becomes more of a serious issue.

Preparing For Birth: The Best Stretches To Help With Labour

There’s no doubt labour is an extremely physical undertaking, so utilising some key stretches and strengthening moves prior and during, can really help take pressure off the body.

Top 5 Science Activities To Keep The Kids Entertained During Lockdown

Keep your child entertained during the lockdown with these awesome science activities!

How To Use Superfoods To Increase Fertility And General Wellbeing

If you are serious about conceiving or wanting more energy, or you want to get your hormones back in check, because you feel like your emotions are out of control, the first thing I would suggest you do is start following an anti-inflammatory diet.

A Guide To Pregnancy Yoga: Everything You Need To Know

Can I carry on with yoga practice throughout my pregnancy? Should I practice different poses for different trimesters?

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REFLUX: Leading Expert Professor Shah Answers Your Questions

What’s the difference between reflux, acid reflux and silent reflux, and what are the main symptoms of each?

The Online Nursery You Need To Help Your Little Ones Thrive During Lockdown

Home journeys is a digital homeschooling platform that provides new weekly content as well as unlimited access to activity tutorials, interactive video and downloadable worksheets for children aged six months to five years.

Expert Reveals Pregnancy Exercise Mistakes You’re Making

Pregnancy and postnatal fitness expert Dr. Joanna Helcké talks to us about the common mistakes we all make when exercising during pregnancy.

What To Expect From Pregnancy And Birth In Lockdown

Some important considerations for any expectant parent in light of the new lockdown restrictions to help you stay safe and stay well during your pregnancy and as you approach birth.

Dr Linda Papadopoulos: How To Ensure Your Kids Are Getting Their Emotional Five-A-Day

Internet Matters ambassador Dr Linda Papadopoulos gives her expert tips on how to ensure kids are getting their emotional five-a-day and how to reflect on 2020 to give kids a sense of control for 2021.

How Do I Treat Melasma When I’m Pregnant?

Melasma, also called ‘chloasma’ and ‘pregnancy mask’, is a common skin condition of adults in which brown or greyish patches of pigmentation (colour) develop, usually on the face.

Everything You Need To Know About Pelvic Girdle Pain

Pelvic Girdle Pain is a common condition affecting one in five pregnant women. It is important to note that symptoms vary in range and severity.

How To Lay The Foundations For A Healthy Pregnancy

Your baby relies on the right nutrients at the right time to enable different organs to mature, so it has to rely on the nutrient stores you have built in the preceding months leading up to pregnancy, not just what you are eating just at that moment.

Everything You Need To Know About Your Baby’s Birth Weight

To support the healthy development and birth weight of your baby, please be proactive and tackle the risks early with your GP and help reverse the lifelong consequences with an adequate diet and lifestyle.

Everything You Need To Know About Egg Allergies In Babies & Children

When it comes to allergies in children, and due to the nature of baby’s weaning, egg sits almost at par with cow’s milk as being the most prevalent form of allergy. This is closely followed by a peanut allergy.

8 Ways To Help A Child Adjust To A New Sibling

A new addition to the family is a very exciting and happy occasion. When there is an older child at home, however, this excitement might be combined with concerns about how they’ll react to the new arrival.

Mum Guilt: Does It REALLY Go Hand In Hand With Parenting?

The first thing to do with this guilt is to name what you feel guilty about. Maybe find someone to talk it over with who hasn’t got an axe to grind

13 Tips For Optimising Your Nutrition After Pregnancy

Dr Harriet Holme is a registered Nutritionist (AfN), and former experienced paediatrician and she shares her top tips on nutrition after pregnancy.

Survival Guide: Top 10 Tips For New Dads

When it comes to parenting, you get no trial period, no training exercises – you’re thrown in at the deep end. And, if you’re anything like me, you find the prospect daunting.

Is a Fresh or Frozen Embryo Transfer Better?

Do you go ahead with the fresh transfer of an embryo that has developed over several days, or do you wait and freeze the embryo?

Sophrology: A Gentle Method to Overcome Stress

A new wellbeing buzzword has been going around for the past few years in the UK: Sophrology. The word comes from Greek SOS, PHREN, LOGOS, namely “the science of consciousness in harmony”.

New Parent Must-Read: Debunking Newborn Baby Myths

Dr. Sophie Niedermaier Patramani talks to us about newborn baby myths, and how to survive the first three months with your new baby.

Feeding, Gut Issues & Probiotics: How to Tackle The First Three Months

Should all babies be taking a probiotic from birth? What happens if my baby is constipated? My baba has had antibiotics, what should I do?

7 Things You Need To Consider When Choosing A Stem Cell Bank

Have you thought about collecting your baby’s stem cells or cord blood?

Does My Baby Need A Routine?

When can I get my baby into a routine? Are routines bad for new babies? Can I have a routine if I’m breastfeeding?

Essentials Things You Can Do to Reduce the Risk of SIDS

This month, lots of charities will come together to raise awareness about the key issues affecting those who have experienced pregnancy loss or baby death in the UK.

Don’t Panic! How To Survive The First 3 Months With Baby

When can you start looking at implementing a routine for your new baby? What do I do if my baby looks like he’s not gaining weight from breast feeding?

Expert Tips & Advice on How to Be A Confident Parent

The Baby Detective Sarah Norris shares her expert tips and advice on how to be a confident parent.

What Happens If My Baby Gets A UTI? Urinary Tract Infections In Babies

It is quite difficult to diagnose a urinary tract infection in a baby. The symptoms are often nonspecific and can include fever, vomiting, irritability and crying, poor feeding, drowsiness, poor weight gain or weight loss, and a bloody or smelly nappy.

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How To Look After Your Teeth During Pregnancy

Poor oral health, especially gum disease during pregnancy, has been associated with low birth weight, pre-eclampsia and pre-term birth in addition to general health issues related to heart and respiratory disease as well as gestational diaebetes.

Tips On Cultivating Empathy Within Your Family

Have you ever cried in front of a small child or toddler? It is entirely natural for them to immediately respond by feeling sad themselves.

7 Practical Tips To Develop Resilience Based On Neuroscience

Here are a few tips to help your brain go from reactive to responsive mindset and by definition boost your resilience to tackle obstacles that come your way with higher levels of creativity.

What Is Death Anxiety? With Strategies On How To Cope

What happens when an irrational fear of death begins to seep into our thoughts and takes over?

8 Possible Reasons Your Baby Has Colic + Tips On What You Can Do

In real terms, colic is a sweeping diagnosis given to a baby that is excessively crying. It is important to understand that colic is not a condition itself, rather a collection of symptoms.

4 Ways To Thrive In The First Year As A New Parent

Having a new baby is a tremendous period of excitement and change – but one where it’s all too easy to lose sight of you in all the chaos.

Every Mind Matters: Tips On How To Support Your Child’s Mental Wellbeing

Dr Max Pemberton offers his top tips for supporting children and young people’s mental wellbeing as they go back out into the world.

Want To Know How To Handle Eczema Flare Ups?

The more natural the ingredients, the better – especially if you suffer from sensitive skin. Avoid anything that mentions that it has SLS or parabens in as these can cause irritation to the skin.

The Modern Midwife On Understanding The Postnatal Period

In the postnatal series Marie Louise, The Modern Midwife runs through key things that will help you to plan for the first three months with your baby, which is commonly known as the fourth trimester.

10 Top Tips For Dealing With Picky Eaters

Young children have control of so little in their lives – so it’s natural that some children discover that what goes in and out of the mouths is one of the first things that they can control!

10 Tips On How To Increase Your Confidence Once You Have Children

Dr. Rana Al-Falaki shares simple tips on how to regain your confidence after having children.

The Modern Midwife On Navigating Pregnancy And Preparing For Birth 

Marie Louise, The Modern Midwife talks about her new online antenatal Pregnancy & Birth series with details on how you can sign up.

How To Talk To Your Child About Racism

How can parents and caregivers initiate these discussions in the way which is best for young children?

A Mother’s Story: I Almost Lost My Newborn Baby To Group B Strep

After a straightforward pregnancy and extremely fast labour, Matilda was born in Scarborough Hospital on 24 April 2017, but Melissa, quickly sensed that all was not well.

Reasons To Sign Your Baby Up To Monkey Music

Tone, rhythm, and pitch Babies love to listen to voices, and very early on they will recognise the tone, rhythm and pitch of a More

What Foods Should I Be Eating During My Period?

What you eat and the exercise you do can help to reduce your PMS symptoms and leave you feeling better than ever.

Top Tips For Mums To Get Through Wine O’Clock

The key to managing this tricky time of day is to identify YOUR wine o’clock: when it is, what’s happening and how you are feeling.

Has Your Child’s Development Been Affected By Lockdown?

How has Covid-19 impacted our children’s development? Will the lockdown generation of children, particularly pre-school children, be disadvantaged?

Online Physiotherapy Pilates Classes To Get You Through Lockdown And Beyond!

Online Pilates classes by Becca Hull. Check out this introductory video to Pilates and your first free hour’s class here.

Parental Control, Ep 18: How To Keep Kids Safe Online: Expert Advice & Support For Parents

Craig is the head of community insight at SuperAwesome, the company that’s drafted in to help big-name companies engage safely with kids online and so much more. 

10 Great Reasons Your Family Should Adopt A Cat

Cats are finally becoming understood by humans in ways they never were before, and more people are discovering the benefits of feline companionship.

Everything You Need To Know About Group B Strep & Pregnancy

What is group B Strep infection? How do I know if I am a carrier?

Which Swaddle Is Best For My Baby This Summer?

It’s been proven that babies sleep better when swaddled, but the question is, how can you swaddle your baby safely in the warmer months?

5 Easy Tips to Taking Better Family Photographs

5 Easy Tips For Taking Better Family Photographs

If you’re planning a DIY family photoshoot, read these tips by family photographer Coral

6 Tips For Helping Your Autistic Child Return To School

In this post, we are going to explore some useful tips for reducing stress and making going back to school less of a challenge.

Advice On How To Help Your Child Overcome Recurring Nightmares

For the last 5 weeks, my nine-year-old daughter has been having night terrors, and when I asked her she said it’s the same dream night after night.

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Bowel Cancer 

Bowel cancer is the second most common cause of cancer death in the UK with an increasing number of diagnoses being made in those under the age of 50.

7 Top Tips To Help Banish Cellulite For Summer And Beyond…

There are a few things you can do to help support your body in moderating the factors that cause cellulite to form and stay.

How Can I Stop My Child Picking? Tips By Top Paediatrician

Picking—especially nose-picking—is pretty normal toddler and preschool behaviour. Fortunately, there are several tools to quash this bad habit.

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Parental Control, Ep 16: Changing Your Family’s Eating Habits For A Healthy Future

Nutritionist Rhaya Jordan joins Leo in this latest podcast episode to talk about how you can change your family’s eating habits.

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Top Tips To Help Parents Sleep During The Coronavirus Outbreak

To help guide parents through this time of uncertainty, sleep expert Colin Espie has provided his NHS-approved Top 5 Principles for improving you and your child’s sleep during the Coronavirus outbreak.

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Why You Should Never Force A Child To Eat

Don’t force a child to eat in any circumstance, for any reason whatsoever, with any method.

Pregnant In A Pandemic: Three Techniques To Help You Stay Calm & In Control

Pregnant In A Pandemic: Three Techniques To Help You Stay Calm & In Control

Fertility and birth specialist Kristin Hayward talks us through ways we can reduce stress levels, step away from Covid-19 and keep our baby happy when pregnant in a pandemic.

Fertility In The Pandemic: What’s Going On?

In the pandemic, where fertility treatment is not possible, patients are left facing a whole new level of discrimination, this time imposed by a new virus.

The Benefits Of Hypnobirthing For You, Your Partner And Your Baby

What to expect from a hypnobirthing class, the benefits of hypnobirthing and the key ways hypnobirthing is different to the classic antenatal class.

COVID-19 And Fertility Treatment: What We Know So Far…

Struggling with subfertility no matter when, always brings pain and suffering but never has this pain been more pronounced than in this pandemic.

Help! My Toddler’s Behaviour Is Becoming Impossible To Manage

Tips and advice by world-renown pediatrician and child development expert Dr. Harvey Karp on dealing with difficult toddler behaviour.

When Can I Use Childcare? Coronavirus: The Latest Childcare Information For Parents

The latest guidance on childcare information for parents during the coronavirus pandemic.

5 Tips For Caring For Babies Born With Clefts

Often, babies born with cleft lip or a cleft palate have difficulties with eating, breathing and speaking due to their facial difference.

How Performing Arts In Early Years Education Can Support Your Child’s Development During Lockdown

It’s no big secret anymore that getting children involved in the performing arts can have major benefits in a child’s educational life. We find out more.

Epidural 101: Everything Expectant Mothers Need to Know

Lesley Gilchrist, a registered midwife and co-founder of My Expert Midwife, shares her expert advice on epidurals, including the advantages, risks and complexities involved.

Join The Free Online Birth School For Parents To Be

Join moKee’s FREE online Birth School, helping mothers-to-be get ready for birth during these unusual circumstances.

Can’t Sleep? Try This Natural Technique For Falling Asleep

By the time your head hits the pillow, the exhaustion from a full day of parenting is usually enough to send you off to dreamland. But what happens when your child wakes you up in the middle of the night and you cannot get back to sleep?

Can I Enjoy Sex During Pregnancy?

The feeling about sex whilst pregnant depends very much on individual feelings about sex, the partner’s feelings about sex, and the physical and emotional changes during the pregnancy.

Why Taking ‘10 Of Zen’ Each Day Is Key For Your Health

Stop what you’re doing and take a deep breath. Do not underestimate the power of a deep breath. These precious minutes may be the difference between losing your cool and responding calmly.

Parental Control, Ep 14: Psychotherapist Julia Samuel MBE Talks About The Effects Isolation Will Have On Every One Of Us

How to manage family life in isolation, useful coping strategies and how to adjust to your new normal. 

How To Access Virtual Breastfeeding Support During The Pandemic #mybreastfeedingtip

In this time of crisis, many new mamas may feel completely lost when it comes to being able to access support. This initiative is designed to provide the reassurance and guidance they might be missing from their usual breastfeeding/baby groups during this time. 

Parental Control Episode 13: How To Nourish Our Bodies Inside & Out During The Pandemic With Jane Clarke

Dietitian and cordon bleu chef Jane Clarke shares her advice on how to keep healthy during the coronavirus outbreak in our most recent episode of Parental Control, My Baba’s new podcast.

What Is A Safe School? And How You Can Help To Keep Them Open #TogetherApart

Action Hands is a community campaign set up to support young children and families adjust to the realities of Covid19 with well-being activities and music.

CORONAVIRUS: How To Boost Immunity & Tips On What To Do If You Catch It

Video tips by Naturedoc’s Lucinda Miller on how to boost your immunity to stay healthy during the pandemic, and important advice on what to do if you catch coronavirus.

Tips For Families Of Children With Special Education Needs #coronavirus

Families who have children with special educational needs are used to adversity and rising above significant challenges. Here are my suggestions to help cut through the noise of panic many are feeling.

CORONAVIRUS: How To Stay As Healthy As Possible During The Pandemic

Nutritionist Jane Clarke stops by to chat to us about keeping healthy and what to eat and drink during the coronavirus pandemic.

CORONAVIRUS: What Effect Is This Having On Our Kids?

What effect is all this worry going to have on our kids? How should we be speaking to them? Plus top tips for homeschooling as a family.

Six Signs Of Teething And How To Help Your Baby

While most babies begin teething around six months, the first tooth can appear anytime between three and 14 months.  Teeth usually come in pairs, starting with the bottom front two and followed by the top front two.

15 Minute Yoga Inspired Core Exercises To Do At Home

Fire up your core with five of my favourite yoga-inspired core burning drills.  Theses exercises will help you build strength, power up your practice and work up a sweat.  No need for gym equipment, just roll out your mat and put on some awesome tunes.

Six Must-Read Tips For Keeping Your Child Safe On TikTok

Use privacy settings at the highest level, teach your children only to communicate with those they know in real life, don’t shy away from the difficult conversations about online risks, and make sure you stay engaged and have open conversations about what they do when they are online.

How To Introduce Solid Food To Your Baby

To help guide you on your weaning journey, we’ve spoken to Orla Hugueniot, a senior public health nutritionist and outlined a few tips and suggested recipes to help get you started.

Everything You Need To Know About Ectopic Pregnancies

What is ectopic pregnancy? This is a term used when a pregnancy is implanted outside the womb. The normal site of implantation is within More

FIVE Everyday Green Challenges For Tired Parents

If we all just think it’s perfection or nothing, then quite frankly, it’ll be nothing. My friend sent me the best message the other day. It read “the world does not need a few people doing zero waste perfectly, it needs everyone doing it imperfectly”.

10 Helpful Ways To Deal With The Baby Blues

If you are aware and knowledgeable about how the mind can get affected post-birth you can better lookout for the signs and signals that you may need more support.

What Is Newborn Screening And What Are The Benefits?

What are the reasons you should pursue newborn screening for your child?

Teaching Your Child To Read The Smarter Way (Plus 5 Free Bedtime Stories)

Check out this free online children’s library to help bridge the gap between our children’s fascination with technology and our need to get them reading

Here’s How UK Childcare Risks Extinction by 2036

While the need for childcare has risen, access to affordable childcare has declined.

How To Set Parental Controls: The Ultimate (& Easy) Guide

Safeguard your children on the internet with this ultimate guide to Apple Family Sharing.

Must-Read Expert Advice On How To Support A Child With ADHD

An upset mummy here in need of help. My little boy was 4 years old in December, and he’s really naughty. I mean REALLY naughty. I’m not trying to label him but I’ve done a lot of research and he has most, if not all of the symptoms in the three key areas of ADHD.

Childcare Is More Expensive Than Sending Your Child To University

Yoopies UK research shows that the UK ranks in the top three most expensive countries for childcare in Europe, surpassing the price of a University degree in the UK.

Best Children’s Books To Kick Off 2020

Check out this fabulous collection of must-read books this January, as recommended by the UK’s largest children’s reading charity, BookTrust.

Why Is A Birth Plan So Important?

When it comes to your pregnancy, your labour and giving birth, the focus should be on you, your choices and preferences.

Can I Have a Normal Pregnancy with Pre-Existing Diabetes?

If you have pre-existing diabetes, you may be wondering, “Can I have a healthy pregnancy?” While the simple answer to this question is a resounding “yes!” there are some special considerations for women with diabetes who wish to become pregnant.

Should I Encourage Rough Play?

Rough play is fine for children to do BUT there must be rules. We don’t want children thinking any sort of rough play is appropriate at any time!

What is the Best Age to Freeze My Eggs?

Women are now more aware of their own biological clock and want to give themselves the best chance to have a child later in life with their own biological eggs.

Everything You Need To Know To Potty Train Your Child

If you are about to take the plunge in the world of potty training, take a look at our top tips to get started, including our recommended shopping list of products you will need to start the journey!

Proposed Childcare Policies: Who Should I Vote for?

We look at the Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat childcare manifestos to expose how a battle for the biggest figures sidelines the need for a structural change to existing benefit schemes.

9 Exercises to Relieve Back Tension Throughout Pregnancy (and How to Perform Them Safely)

Back pain is a common problem throughout pregnancy, and in this article I hope to give you some methods of mobilising your spine, to manage or even eradicate your aches and pains.

How to Survive The Four Month Sleep Regression

The four month sleep regression is the most talked about event in baby sleep during the first year of baby’s life.

How to Solve Toddler Sleep Problems

Your toddler is dealing with a lot of changes and challenges at around two years of age.

Why Cord Blood Banking Should Be Part of Your Birth Plan

While writing your plan, you have probably thought about where and how you want to give birth, who you would like present and what pain relief to use. But have you considered cord blood banking?

12 Simple Self-Care Tips for Busy Mums

Remember, as a mum, taking five minutes to focus on some self-care can make sure a massive difference and self-care is not just getting your nails done, it can be anything that you consider an act of love towards yourself.

Expectation v Experience: Do You Have A Birth Plan?

When I discuss anxieties surrounding interventions, they usually stem from fear of the unknown, loss of control or concerns about the reasons that these deliveries may be required. Women have often heard or read negative stories.

Male Infertility: The Stigma, Causes, Treatments & Emotional Impact on Wellbeing

Men are often the neglected and forgotten part of infertility. Male infertility is under reported, because of the barriers to going to see the doctor in the first place, and therefore not investigated as much as it should be.

Recommended Top Five Birth Control Methods

Are you wondering which birth control method is best for you? We outline the top five options when it comes to contraception, and the pros and cons of each.

Should My Child Have The Flu Vaccine?

The flu vaccination can be given to children between the ages of 6 months to 17 years. Those aged 6 months to 2 years and those 11-17 years need only to have it (by injection) if they are in a medical risk group.

Are You Showing Your Child Enough Love & Affection?

Most kids who are rough or learn to hit have been in an environment where they have seen it and have learnt to copy it. If they see adults reacting calmly to a tough or demanding situation, they too learn to manage their emotions accordingly. Our reactions to children often set the tone for their learnt behaviour.

What is Pre-eclampsia and How Will it Affect My Pregnancy?

Pre-eclampsia is a condition that affects pregnant women and is associated with having high blood pressure. It is a fairly common condition during pregnancy for women, affecting up to six per cent of pregnant women in the UK.

Breastfeeding My Newborn: The Highs and Lows of the First Few Weeks

Breastfeeding your newborn in the first few weeks: cluster feeding, skin to skin, and sore nipples. We find out what’s normal and what’s not.

Top Tips on How to Break Baby’s Bad Sleeping Habits

Have you moved beyond the 6 month milestone with your baby or young child and feel you are stuck with some habits which are not serving you well?

Top Tips to Enjoy Happy & Healthy Family Mealtimes

While 86% of parents believe it’s important to eat dinner as a family, less than half actually eat together every night. Almost a quarter spend their mealtimes in front of the TV, while 16% spend theirs at separate tables.

Do You Know About The Risk of Meningitis in Nurseries & Schools?

As children and teens have now started back at nursery/school we wanted to share some information about this serious disease which becomes more common in settings like these where groups come together in close proximity.

Must-Read Tips on Gas Safety for You & Your Kids

If you have yellow and floppy flames, black marks on or around your gas appliances, and lots of condensation on your windows, these could all be signs your gas is unsafe.

10 Reasons Why The Wonder Weeks is The Best Baby Book

We walk, sit, grab and even feel… with our brain. If we understand what is developing in our baby’s minds, we understand our baby at a level much higher than the level of ‘does he crawl yet?’ The Wonder Weeks gives you unique insights into baby’s developing mind

Tips & Strategies to Overcome The Pressure of Being The Perfect Parent

A relatively new form of Imposter Syndrome is the rise of perfectly good mums and dads who feel that they are secretly bad parents. Parents who never feel they are good enough, despite the obvious testaments to their efforts.

7 Ways to Take Charge and Give Birth Like A Feminist

It may take years or even generations to turn birth around and get it back onto a course that truly serves every woman as an individual. But you, you are where this change starts. The change starts with you. Here’s what you can do.

Why Are So Many Parents Home Schooling Their Children?

Instead of buying a school uniform, nervously waiting to find out which classroom they’ll be in and the dreaded early mornings – what if they simply had to wake up, get dressed and start a routine to learn at home?

The Must-Read Parent’s ABC Guide to Technology: Apps, Browsers & Computers

There is a lot of negative press about kids using technology, but the reality is that these technologies are going to shape the way our children live and work, so how do we as parents ensure they’re introduced in a healthy, positive way?

5 Must-Read Tips on How to Keep Your Relationship Alive After Children

Research shows that children feel more secure when the family unit around them is stable and loving – and parents are better able to maintain that stability and love when they are receiving it themselves.

Fertility Treatments Explained: What Are My Options?

The most important thing you can do is make sure you and your partner have had a full medical evaluation beforehand to see if any cause can be found and if this treatment is necessary for you.

7 Mistakes Parents Make When Dealing with Bedwetting

One of the biggest mistakes parent’s make is not to talk about the problem. Avoiding the topic all together means your child won’t necessarily have a clear idea of what’s expected of them and what they need to do in order to keep their bed dry at night.

14 Simple Tips for Raising Happy Children

If I asked you, ‘what is the ONE thing you want for your children?’, your unequivocal answer would be ‘happiness’. Here are some top tips for being a great parent and raising happy children:

First Aid: What To Do if Your Baby is Choking

You will know if your baby is choking if they are unable to cough, cry or breathe. In this case you should follow these steps…

How to Deal with Emotional & Physical Changes During Pregnancy

While having a new baby is a family matter and partners also experience change, women walk through several transitions along the path from pregnancy to motherhood.

Six Boating Babymoon Destinations: Boat Hire in Greece, UK & Rest of Europe

For parents-to-be looking to book a ‘babymoon’ holiday with a difference before their baby arrives, the boat hire website Click&Boat recommends six boating locations well-suited for a romantic and relaxing pre-baby trip in in the UK and Europe.

5 Tips for Settling Your Child Into Nursery

Is a way to help our kids settle in nursery, mine is 3 and starts school nursery (mornings only) in September. Is there anything I could do to help him?

My 5-Month Old Baby is Refusing to Sleep… I Need Help!

I’m absolutely done in today. I had to leave my five month old baby with my mother in law and go and sit in the car and cry.

Baby Acne: What Are The Symptoms, Causes and Treatments?

For new parents, signs of acne on their newborn can be alarming but with baby acne affecting approximately 20% of newborns before they are 6 weeks old, it is a common condition that shouldn’t be of worry.

Help! My Two-Year Old Toddler Has Started Hitting!

My two year old daughter has started hitting, what should we be doing to deter this behaviour? Are we bringing up a bully!?

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A Step by Step Guide to Moving Your Toddler From The Cot To a Bed

Advice on how best to transition your toddler from cot to bed with this easy step by step guide by sleep expert Andrea Grace.

Top Ten Tips to Engage Your Child in REAL Play

What your children really want is you, just you, simply you, to come and play and to be present.

Why Is My Child Afraid Of The Dentist? And How To Help Them Overcome The Fear

Some children learn to dread a trip to the dentist. Paediatric Dentist Dr John Roberts delves into some of the reasons this could be and how, as a parent, you can ease their fear and anxiety before their next dental appointment. 

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Help! My Toddler Stripped Off and Smeared Poo All Over the Bedroom!

My child pulled off a poo-filled nappy and smeared its contents all over the cot. We asked a child psychologist, is this normal behaviour? What’s going on?!

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Sperm Freezing: Why and When Should it Be Considered?

Children born to older fathers are found to have lower birth weight, premature births and increased risk of stillbirth.

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Teach Your Children Mindfulness with These 5 Top Tips

Mindfulness coach Mihaela Berciu shares five tips on how your child should incorporate mindfulness in their daily routine to improve mental wellbeing.

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The AMH Test Explained: How Reliable IS It?

We see many patients who have questions about the AMH test, in particular, including its significance and reliability. Dr Amin Gorgy explains all.

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Finding YOU in the Face of Fertility: When to Get Support

Soon your relationship starts to suffer. Sex becomes mechanical. Anguish and anger take over. Then your everyday thoughts are clouded by the spiral.

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Everything Meghan Markle Needs to Know About Pregnancy Piles

The signs should Meghan (and other mums-to-be) should be aware of when it comes to haemorrhoids, and ways they can be treated during pregnancy.

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How to Solve The 7 Biggest Sleep Problems in Toddlers

Baby and toddler sleep expert Dana Obleman has helped 57,000 parents find a quick and gentle solution to children’s sleep problems.

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How to Tell if Your Child is Highly Sensitive

Does your child seem to feel things more deeply or intensely than others and process everything more thoroughly?

What Is Paediatric Osteopathy & Do Newborns Need It?

We look into Cranial Osteopathy with Liv Lowrie, BSc.(Hons) Ost., DPO Registered Osteopath, and why it may be something to consider.

Is Your Child Having Too Much Screen Time?

We quizzed Child Development Expert Dr Jacqueline Harding on media consumption, screen time, and our children.

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How To Reduce The Risk Of Tearing During Labour

Unfortunately, 85% of first-time mums will have a vaginal tear during labour. Physiotherapist Jenny Constable advises how to lower your risk of tears.

Confessions Of A New Dad: Six Home Truths Of Having A Newborn

No one tells you about the feeling you get when you see your child for the first time. Here Dr Tom York describes the highs and lows of being a new parent.

Are These The Best Foods To Improve Your Child’s Performance At School?

We all want our children to reach their full potential. If you want them to perform well and keep them happy yet motivated, it’s time to look at their diet.

The #TBT Repost: Will Perineal Massage Reduce The Risk Of Cuts And Tears?

This weeks #TBT post is from 2013, provided by Doctor and Daughter. We look at perineal massage and how it can affect the risk of cuts and tears.

What You Need To Know About Bronchiolitis

Heading into the winter months brings with it lots of childhood infections. One of the most common infections we see in A&E in children is bronchiolitis.

How To Sleep Safely During Pregnancy

We speak to Marina Fogle from The Bump Class on the #SleepOnSide campaign and the link between sleeping supine (on back) in late pregnancy and stillbirth.

It’s All Milk, Isn’t It? How Breast Milk Changes During a Feed – Foremilk and Hindmilk Explained

Chances are if you breastfed your baby you are aware of these 2 terms: foremilk and hindmilk. So what exactly are foremilk and hindmilk?

The #TBT Repost: How To Survive The Winter With Natural Immune Support

The change of seasons often signals the onset of coughs and colds. With the help of Christine Bailey, we look at how to have a strong natural immune system.

The Doctor’s Guide to Norovirus: The Facts You Need To Know This Winter

This article arrived on our desk this morning and couldn’t be more timely. My Baba’s Editor Ellie has been hospitalised this weekend due to More

The First Trimester Questions You Need Answering!

Obstetrician and Gynaecologist Dr Etienne Horner answers all things of your first trimester questions.

Is It Harder To Conceive After An Ectopic Pregnancy?

Can an ectopic pregnancy affect your chances of conceiving? An Obstetrician and Gynaecologist explains what an ectopic pregnancy is and if it makes trying for another baby difficult. 

Should You be Worried about Polio? We Asked Expert Dr Ellie Cannon

When is the last time you talked about polio? Dr Ellie Cannon explains everything new parents need to know about polio and getting vaccinated.

The Importance of a Stress-Free Pregnancy

Registered osteopath Holly Siddall talks to My Baba about the effects of stress and how to reduce it during your pregnancy.

How Do Osteopaths Treat Colic?

Simone Ross explains the top main causes of colic, and how osteopaths go about treating it.

Etienne Horner on Hyperemesis Gravidarum

This condition is not just vomiting in pregnancy as many of us think; it is severe

The #TBT Debate: Exercising During Pregnancy With Diabetes?

Should you limit your exercise routine when diabetic and pregnant? We’d love to hear your experience with diabetes and exercise, particularly when pregnant!

How To Be A Good Enough Parent

Dr Fiona Pienaar spoke at the Tatler Schools Live 2017 event yesterday, and focused on the dos and don’ts of raising a happy child.

The #TBT Debate: What Should You Expect During Your Second Trimester?

We look back on Gynaecologist Dr Etienne Horner’s 2014 piece on all things second trimester related. How did your body change during your second trimester?

The #TBT Debate: Can You Enjoy Sex When Pregnant?

This Thursday, we are reposting a 2012 expert piece from Dr Etienne Horner. We ask whether you can enjoy sex when pregnant and is it safe?  

6 Top Tips For Happy Cooking With Your Children

Cooking and baking is a firm family favourite, but how do you make the most of this experience? We spoke to Stephanie Wood, CEO of School Food Matters

Top 10 Ways To Help Your Child With Their Homework

We speak to DUCKS teacher Nicky Black to see what the best tips are in regards to helping your little one with their homework!

Can Reflexology Benefit Children?

Whenever I go to see my clients for reflexology, their children will often watch with interest and wonder what is happening. They soon realise More

How To Produce The Perfect Sleep Routine For New Babies

Sleep, or the lack of it, is probably the most widely written about and discussed topic within the entire range of baby care issues.

Dining Out With Kids: The Restaurant Behaviour Rulebook

Teach the children how to behave appropriately in a restaurant and enjoy a fun evening out for everyone in the family.

4 Myths About Post-Pregnancy Hair Loss

We look into the myths behind pregnancy hair loss and reveal the truth behind the connection between pregnancy, breastfeeding and hair loss.

Breastfeeding Advice For New Mums AND Dads

As it’s World Breastfeeding Week, Dr Tom York has shared some expert advice with My Baba on how to approach breastfeeding as a first-time parent.

What Are The Different Types Of Birthmarks?

What are the different types of birthmarks, and can you tell us a bit about strawberry birthmarks?