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.
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 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.
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.
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
Carrying Consultant Zoe Woodman talks through common concerns about baby carrying.
There are sling libraries and trained consultants around the country who help to support carrying.
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
The clocks go back on Sunday 28th October. Here’s how you can prepare your little ones for a seamless transition…
The average age of menopause in the UK is 51, but it can generally occur anywhere between 45 and 55 years of age.
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.
There are a few things you need to know when it comes to treating kids with cold or flu.
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.
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.
Coming to terms with the death of a baby. Expert advice from Psychotherapist and Paediatric Counsellor, Julia Samuel.
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
Collaborative play with toy trains fosters teamwork and negotiation skills as children share resources and ideas and engage in together in play.
Are collagen supplements safe to take during pregnancy? We talk to the experts at Absolute Collagen to find out.
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.
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.
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
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.
Once your baby arrives, there will be some newborn screening options available to you to test your baby for health conditions or impairments.
Mental health expert Noel McDermott looks at first-day back nerves and shares expert tips for back-to-school anxiety.
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.
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
Education expert and ADHD coach Dr Michal Solomonovich joins the show to discuss strategies for parenting ADHD kids.
Alice Gendron, the author behind “The Mini ADHD Coach,” dives into the reasons behind her decision to undergo an adult ADHD assessment.
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?
Dr Albena Kovacheva’s insights into what you can potentially expect to happen to your hair during pregnancy and after giving birth.
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
Discover how incorporating elements of the Montessori approach can encourage your child’s creativity and independence.
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
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.
Puzzled about how to dress your baby for bedtime during hot weather? Check out our handy guide.
Flat head syndrome can cause your baby’s head to appear asymmetric or misshapen.
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.
By questioning the idea that we need wine to be good mums, we can find healthier ways to navigate motherhood.
Award-winning doctor and mental health ambassador Dr. Amir Khan shares his expert advice for parents on how to manage exam stress.
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.
We’ve searched the internet high and low and come up with these 28 brilliant tips to help you keep cool in the heatwave.
From about 32 weeks gestation, you can expect your baby to begin to settle into their pre-birth position.
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’s tips and advice to help give parents that all-important confidence with weaning.
Cycle syncing can help you achieve the maximum benefit from your workout.
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.’
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.
What to look out for if you are concerned about your mental health, with practical tips on how to support your mental wellbeing.
The things you haven’t thought about packing that you will 100% need.
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.
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.
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
We teamed with Samsung to bring you this comprehensive guide to staying safe online.
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.
Midwife Illiyin Morrison shares her advice on the importance of a birth debrief and how to deal with maternal burnout.
If screen time is used strategically in moderation, evidence suggests it can help develop problem-solving, cognitive, creative, social and communication skills.
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.’
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.
Developmental baby massage therapist Peter Walker on the benefits of massaging your baby and top tips on how to do it.
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.
Tuesday 2nd April is World Autism Day. We spoke to the National Autistic Society (NAS)
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.
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.
Managing director and lead therapist of Headstuff ADHD Therapy Sarah Templeton joins the show to discuss ADHD in young children.
Chickenpox is a highly contagious but very common illness that affects most children. We’ve searched the net to find the best home remedies.
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.
ADHD coach Leanne Maskell on how to help your child get off to the best start by using an ADHD-lens of parenting.
Because school life is exhausting without worrying about coping with allergies in school!
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?
Avoid snowsuits, ALWAYS wear your carrier UNDER your coat, plus more must-know tips for winter babywearing.
From expert, day-to-day advice on your baby’s developmental stages, to breastfeeding support, mental health and meeting new mums.
For a healthy Christmas this year, Holistic Health Coach Louise Murray is on hand with some expert tips for the festive season.
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.
ADHD expert Sarah Templeton is on hand with her top tips for a harmonious home throughout the festive season.
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
Three skincare experts share their views about anti-ageing skincare products and the best non-invasive procedures out there.
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.
Understanding the impact homelessness can have on women and their pregnancies is vital to provide good care.
Dyslexia can make it difficult for your teen to concentrate and copy out text, both of which are skills needed for traditional exam preparation.
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.
Dr Lucy Ansell debunks the myths about hand, foot and mouth and offers some basic advice on how to tackle it.
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.
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.
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.
Tokophobia is the extreme fear of childbirth. This fear can become so significant that women might choose to avoid pregnancy altogether.
The exact cause of constipation is not fully understood, but is mostly due to a combination of factors.
Inattentive ADHD children are often thought to be ‘in their own world’ or ‘away with the fairies’.
Fully certified Sleep Consultant and children’s mental health practitioner Sophie Wilkinson reveals all.
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.
Trying to conceive? Fertility guru Zit West answers the sex and fertility questions you’re too embarrassed to ask the doctor.
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
Rather than limiting sweets and feeling guilty about how much children are eating, here is what we should be doing.
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.
Here are five quick tips to help you summon up your best parenting skills after a long day at work:
GP and menopause specialist, Dr. Louise Newson, answers your essential questions about perimenopause, early menopause, and Premature Ovarian Insufficiency or POI.
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.
Find out why many autistic females often miss out on an autism diagnosis or can be misdiagnosed with other conditions.
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.
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.
Founder and CEO of global charity Made By Dyslexia Kate Griggs shares her expert tips to help dyslexics learn tricky spellings.
Chiropractor Dr. Stefaan Vossen shares his expert advice on strengthening and looking after your back through pregnancy and beyond.
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.
Author of Indian SuperMeals: Baby & Toddler Cookbook Zainab Jagot Ahmed talks us through five spices to combat teething pain.
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
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.
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.
Small changes can go a long way in keeping your child well throughout the winter months.
Expert Elizabeth Pantley advises that we try to embrace separation anxiety as a positive sign…
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’.
Winston’s Wish share some useful tips on how to explain Queen Elizabeth’s death to a child or young person.
Knowing the facts can help in decision-making. Jane Clarke shares all.
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.
London reflexologist Keah Lan shares her insights into how reflexology can help with fertility and pregnancy.
Here are some great tips by Carol Evelegh from The Kindergarten to help your child successfully transition from nursery to primary school.
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.
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?
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
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.
Experienced Sleep Consultant Maryanne Taylor talks to us about re-establishing a “normal” sleep routine, which starts and ends with bedtime.
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.
In this podcast episode, we discuss Instagram’s new supervision tools and how we can make better use of our time.
Dr Deepak Ravindran on c-section pain, what to expect, what’s normal, and how to cope with Caesarean pain and complications after birth.
There are some key questions that GPs will ask that may help identify whether your child has asthma.
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 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 written by Dr. Amanda Gummer on how to keep your children cool and entertained during a heatwave.
Dr. Maryhan Baker is on hand with expert advice on how to deal with childhood anxiety.
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.
Mr Colin Elton, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon at The Wellington Hospital, part of HCA Healthcare UK gives us the low-down on bowel cancel.
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.
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.
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.
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
Expert tips and ideas to keep in mind to help you, your children and others stay safe around water this summer:
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.
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 (varicella zoster virus) is a common viral infection and usually affects children – however, you can get it at any age.
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
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
Consultant Paediatric Orthopaedic and Limb Reconstruction Surgeon Mr Jonathan Wright gives us the low-down on children’s bone health
To reduce the chance of SIDS, families should follow key safer sleep advice for baby sleep.
Sleep expert Lucy Wolfe is on hand with some top tips on how to create and maintain a great bedtime routine for your children.
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.
Recognise why you are angry. Discover what, when and why you get angry.
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.
It’s Children’s Mental Health Week, and Learning Resources offer up six simple ways to help look after your child’s mental health.
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.
When it comes to your supporting your child’s mental health, communication is always key.
Mindfulness boils down to whether you want to make the present moment your friend or enemy.
Here’s everything you need to know about postpartum anxiety, according to Bupa’s Clinical Lead for Mental Health, Glenys Jackson.
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.
Is your child a fussy eater? A limited diet during pregnancy and breastfeeding may have be defining your child’s taste likes and dislikes.
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
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.
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
Daisy Chain was founded due to the demand for flexible working with its aim to match people wanting more flexibility with companies offering it.
Stay fit and active throughout your pregnancy with one of these pregnancy yoga classes in London with specialist teachers to guide your practice.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
World-renowned wellness guru James Duigan, author of The Clean and Lean Pregnancy Guide shares his advice on fertility and stress.
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
June marks the fourth national awareness month for the thought-provoking campaign, Routine in The Womb.
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.
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.
The reality is important to recognise and remember, that every child is different. A ‘one size fits all’ model is just not possible.
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.
Motherkind’s Zoe Blaskey joins Leo in this latest episode of My Baba’s podcast Parental Control to talk about motherhood and identity.
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.
Bronchiolitis is a lower respiratory tract infection that commonly affects babies and young children under 2 years old.
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.
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.
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.
What’s the difference between the Baby Blues and postnatal depression? What makes somebody more vulnerable, and what can I do to manage PND?
What effect can drinking alcohol whilst pregnant have on your baby? How is Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder diagnosed?
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.
Keeping their immune systems robust is the key to keeping your kids healthy now they’re back at school.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Breastfeeding expert Clare Byam-Cook answers your worries and questions commonly associated with breastfeeding.
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.
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.
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.
Mastitis is an inflammation of breast tissue, usually caused by an infection. It is a common condition which mainly affects women who are breastfeeding.
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 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? Have you ever stopped to think about the benefits of being bored? Child psychologist Dr. Amanada Gummer is on hand to reveal all…
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.
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.
Everything you need to know about varicose veins. Written by Professor Mark Whiteley, Consultant Venous Surgeon and Founder of The Whiteley Clinic.
Midwife and lactation consultant Beth Graham tells us everything we need to know about breastfeeding and pumping.
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%.
Janet Lindsay, CEO of Wellbeing of Women joins the podcast to discuss the taboos surrounding the most common women’s health issues.
Although damage to the skin from the sun cannot be reversed, you can take steps to prevent yourself from further damage.
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 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.
Following press coverage of Naga Munchetty’s harrowing experience, Dr Rebecca Gibbs, Consultant Gynaecologist, at The Portland Hospital explains all.
The sleep experts at The Gro Company and Millpond Sleep Clinic share their expert guidance on keeping baby cool this summer.
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.
Relationship expert and psychotherapist Neil Wilkie is on hand with some advice to help everybody keep their cool in the summer heat.
Symptoms of ADHD typically begin between the ages of 3-7, but the average age of diagnosis is 7.
Are you thinking of taking a family holiday with your ex-partner? Here’s some sage advice from relationship expert and psychotherapist Neil Wilkie.
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.
I’ve pulled together advice from trusted sources so you’ll find everything you want to google about ovulation, all in one place.
The reason we want you to do your pelvic floor exercises is to prevent bladder leaking problems during pregnancy and afterwards.
Implantation is when a fertilised egg attaches to the lining of the uterus marking the beginning of pregnancy.
Dr Ellie Rayner explains all you need to know about baby monitoring in labour.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Are you wondering how to handle the potentially tricky conversations around children and divorce? The Divorce Surgery reveal all.
Choosing the right nursery for your baby can be one of the biggest decisions you face as a new parent.
Dr. John Wilson works with groups and individuals and trains other bereavement counsellors.
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.
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.
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 ideas of how to get some social/emotional learning into your everyday routine
Consultant Paediatrician in Allergy, José Maia e Costa shares his expert advice on weaning a baby with reflux.
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.
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.
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.
Learning how food can affect the brain will help you make conscious and more deliberate choices about how you feed a child’s brain.
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.
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.
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.
When is the right time to start weaning? What is baby-led weaning? Paediatric Dietician Bianca Parau responds to questions about weaning.
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.
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.
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
We enlist the expertise of leading black female barrister Paula Rhone-Adrien for advice and help with domestic abuse.
If you are thinking of conceiving, or are currently trying to conceive, here are a few important steps you should follow.
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?
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.
A Cesarean or a VBAC? Each woman is different and has the right to decide for herself how she wants to give birth.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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
You may have heard of the term ‘vaginal seeding’, but what actually is it? What are the risks, and what are the benefits?
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.
Every experience will shape your baby’s mindset, forming the foundations for future learning, behaviour, and health.
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.
Dyspraxia is a common disorder affecting movement and coordination in children. Do you know how to spot the symptoms of Dyspraxia?
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.
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.
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.
Sleep Expert and Founder of The Sleep Nanny Lucy Shrimpton shares her advice on toddlers and naptime.
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.
What are false labour pains? The difference between Braxton Hicks contractions and real labour contractions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Article from Bianca Parau, Senior Paediatric Dietitian all about Vitamin D, where it comes from and why it is so important for our kids.
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 and when will I recover? What are the symptoms of long Covid and what can I do to get better?
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.
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:
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Keep your child entertained during the lockdown with these awesome science activities!
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.
Can I carry on with yoga practice throughout my pregnancy? Should I practice different poses for different trimesters?
What’s the difference between reflux, acid reflux and silent reflux, and what are the main symptoms of each?
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.
Pregnancy and postnatal fitness expert Dr. Joanna Helcké talks to us about the common mistakes we all make when exercising during pregnancy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Dr Harriet Holme is a registered Nutritionist (AfN), and former experienced paediatrician and she shares her top tips on nutrition after pregnancy.
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.
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?
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”.
Dr. Sophie Niedermaier Patramani talks to us about newborn baby myths, and how to survive the first three months with your new baby.
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?
Have you thought about collecting your baby’s stem cells or cord blood?
When can I get my baby into a routine? Are routines bad for new babies? Can I have a routine if I’m breastfeeding?
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.
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?
The Baby Detective Sarah Norris shares her expert tips and advice on how to be a confident parent.
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.
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.
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.
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 happens when an irrational fear of death begins to seep into our thoughts and takes over?
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.
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.
Dr Max Pemberton offers his top tips for supporting children and young people’s mental wellbeing as they go back out into the world.
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.
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.
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!
Dr. Rana Al-Falaki shares simple tips on how to regain your confidence after having children.
Marie Louise, The Modern Midwife talks about her new online antenatal Pregnancy & Birth series with details on how you can sign up.
How can parents and caregivers initiate these discussions in the way which is best for young children?
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.
What you eat and the exercise you do can help to reduce your PMS symptoms and leave you feeling better than ever.
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.
How has Covid-19 impacted our children’s development? Will the lockdown generation of children, particularly pre-school children, be disadvantaged?
How to improve your CV, virtual interview tips, and more!
Online Pilates classes by Becca Hull. Check out this introductory video to Pilates and your first free hour’s class here.
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.
Cats are finally becoming understood by humans in ways they never were before, and more people are discovering the benefits of feline companionship.
What is group B Strep infection? How do I know if I am a carrier?
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?
If you’re planning a DIY family photoshoot, read these tips by family photographer Coral
In this post, we are going to explore some useful tips for reducing stress and making going back to school less of a challenge.
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.
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.
There are a few things you can do to help support your body in moderating the factors that cause cellulite to form and stay.
Picking—especially nose-picking—is pretty normal toddler and preschool behaviour. Fortunately, there are several tools to quash this bad habit.
Nutritionist Rhaya Jordan joins Leo in this latest podcast episode to talk about how you can change your family’s eating habits.
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.
Don’t force a child to eat in any circumstance, for any reason whatsoever, with any method.
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.
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.
What to expect from a hypnobirthing class, the benefits of hypnobirthing and the key ways hypnobirthing is different to the classic antenatal class.
Struggling with subfertility no matter when, always brings pain and suffering but never has this pain been more pronounced than in this pandemic.
Tips and advice by world-renown pediatrician and child development expert Dr. Harvey Karp on dealing with difficult toddler behaviour.
The latest guidance on childcare information for parents during the coronavirus pandemic.
Often, babies born with cleft lip or a cleft palate have difficulties with eating, breathing and speaking due to their facial difference.
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.
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 moKee’s FREE online Birth School, helping mothers-to-be get ready for birth during these unusual circumstances.
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?
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.
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.
How to manage family life in isolation, useful coping strategies and how to adjust to your new normal.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nutritionist Jane Clarke stops by to chat to us about keeping healthy and what to eat and drink during the coronavirus pandemic.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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”.
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 are the reasons you should pursue newborn screening for your child?
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
While the need for childcare has risen, access to affordable childcare has declined.
Safeguard your children on the internet with this ultimate guide to Apple Family Sharing.
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.
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.
Check out this fabulous collection of must-read books this January, as recommended by the UK’s largest children’s reading charity, BookTrust.
When it comes to your pregnancy, your labour and giving birth, the focus should be on you, your choices and preferences.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
The four month sleep regression is the most talked about event in baby sleep during the first year of baby’s life.
Your toddler is dealing with a lot of changes and challenges at around two years of age.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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?
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?
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.
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.
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.
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:
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…
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
My two year old daughter has started hitting, what should we be doing to deter this behaviour? Are we bringing up a bully!?
Advice on how best to transition your toddler from cot to bed with this easy step by step guide by sleep expert Andrea Grace.
What your children really want is you, just you, simply you, to come and play and to be present.
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.
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?!
Children born to older fathers are found to have lower birth weight, premature births and increased risk of stillbirth.
Mindfulness coach Mihaela Berciu shares five tips on how your child should incorporate mindfulness in their daily routine to improve mental wellbeing.
We see many patients who have questions about the AMH test, in particular, including its significance and reliability. Dr Amin Gorgy explains all.
Soon your relationship starts to suffer. Sex becomes mechanical. Anguish and anger take over. Then your everyday thoughts are clouded by the spiral.
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.
Baby and toddler sleep expert Dana Obleman has helped 57,000 parents find a quick and gentle solution to children’s sleep problems.
Does your child seem to feel things more deeply or intensely than others and process everything more thoroughly?
We look into Cranial Osteopathy with Liv Lowrie, BSc.(Hons) Ost., DPO Registered Osteopath, and why it may be something to consider.
We quizzed Child Development Expert Dr Jacqueline Harding on media consumption, screen time, and our children.
Unfortunately, 85% of first-time mums will have a vaginal tear during labour. Physiotherapist Jenny Constable advises how to lower your risk of tears.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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
Obstetrician and Gynaecologist Dr Etienne Horner answers all things of your first trimester questions.
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.
When is the last time you talked about polio? Dr Ellie Cannon explains everything new parents need to know about polio and getting vaccinated.
Registered osteopath Holly Siddall talks to My Baba about the effects of stress and how to reduce it during your pregnancy.
Simone Ross explains the top main causes of colic, and how osteopaths go about treating it.
This condition is not just vomiting in pregnancy as many of us think; it is severe
Should you limit your exercise routine when diabetic and pregnant? We’d love to hear your experience with diabetes and exercise, particularly when pregnant!
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.
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?
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?
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
We speak to DUCKS teacher Nicky Black to see what the best tips are in regards to helping your little one with their homework!
Sleep, or the lack of it, is probably the most widely written about and discussed topic within the entire range of baby care issues.
Teach the children how to behave appropriately in a restaurant and enjoy a fun evening out for everyone in the family.
We look into the myths behind pregnancy hair loss and reveal the truth behind the connection between pregnancy, breastfeeding and hair loss.
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.