Parental Control

Parental Control, Ep: 98 The Importance Of Role Play With Casdon And Experts Charlotte Stirling Reed And Sue Atkins

We welcome two of the UK’s best parenting experts to the show to discuss the importance of role-play in partnership with role-play pioneers, Casdon.

Parental Control Ep 97: Dr Ellie Cannon Talks Winter Bugs, Covid, Chickenpox Vaccines And How To Cope With Croup

Ellie Thompson welcomes NHS GP and author Dr. Ellie Cannon to the show to talk about this year’s winter health concerns and their impact on our children.

Parental Control, Ep 21: The Legendary Fireman Sam On Bonfire Night Safety

This is one for the kids! Tune in and listen to the legendary Fireman Sam as he joins the podcast to talk about bonfire night safety as well as his adventures in Pontypandy.

Parental Control, Ep 96: All Things Pelvic Floor With Expert Clare Bourne

Founder of My Baba Leo Bamford welcomes pelvic health physiotherapist and author Clare Bourne to the show to learn about the importance of the pelvic floor.

Parental Control, Ep 95: Decoding Early Childhood Behaviour: Tantrums Or Mental Health Concerns?

Joining us on the show today is the fantastic Dr. Holly Symons, a licensed clinical psychologist and the brilliant mind behind raising-eq.com. Together, we’ll be diving deep into a crucial subject: mental health in infant school-age children

Parental Control, Ep 93: Mama Still Got It! Chats Body Image, Nits And The School Mums WhatsApp Group

Louise joins to the show to dish out some serious wisdom on all things parenting, from the exhilarating highs to those curveball lows.

Parental Control, Ep 91: Science Experiments To Do With The Kids This Holiday With TheDadLab

Join Sergei Urban, the mastermind behind TheDadLab and Leonora as they share ways to bring the joy of hands-on learning directly to your home.

Parental Control, Ep 90: Girl Talk With Steph Douglas: Family, Career, And The Perimenopause

Get ready for some serious girl talk as Ellie Thompson welcomes the fabulous Steph Douglas, the founder of Don’t Buy Her Flowers, to the show!

Parental Control, Ep 89: Daisy Upton AKA Five Minute Mum On Back To School Anxiety

Ellie Thompson welcomes best-selling author and Insta sensation Daisy Upton, aka Five Minute Mum, to discuss the launch of her new book Starting School More

Parental Control, Ep 88: Raising Happy, Confident Kids And Tips On Dealing With Anxiety

Nadim Saad, parenting coach and founder of The Happy Confident Company joins the show to share valuable insights and expert tips on raising self-assured, More

Parental Control, Ep 87: Empathy: The Superpower We Should Teach Our Kids

Are children born with empathy? Can we teach them? We discuss the science behind empathy, when children start to show empathy and why it’s so important to demonstrate empathetic behaviours to our kids.

Parental Control, Ep 86: Why Women Over 40 Can’t Lose Weight

Ellie Thompson welcomes over 40’s women’s personal trainer Gabrielle O’Hare to the show to discuss why it’s so hard for women to lose weight over 40.

Parental Control, Ep 85: Skincare Solutions For Teens and Tweens With My Olivanna’s Founder Janine Summers

Founder of My Olivanna Janine Summers shares advice on the best skincare products for teens and tweens, as well as expert advice on acne, blackheads and other common skin complaints in children and young adults. 

Parental Control, Ep 84: Melissa Hemsley Talks Food, Pregnancy And ADHD

We talked about everything from her IVF journey and, in particular, the highs and lows that come with IVF to her favourite recipes and how she loves using up everything in the fridge

Parental Control, Ep 83: Clair Buckley Talks Inbetweeners, Impractical Jokers And Being A Mum Of Boys

Ellie quizzes Clair about everything from family life with an Inbetweener, how they met, their mutual love for The Beatles and what life is like as host of such a popular YouTube show, At Home with the Buckleys.

Parental Control, Ep 82: Mumologist Dr Emma Svanberg On The Pressure Of Being A Perfect Parent

Is it possible to be a perfect parent? Mumologist Dr Emma Svanberg reveals how our own childhoods dictate our parenting styles.

Parental Control, Ep 81: Talking Etiquette, Entrepreneurship And The Coronation With Traditional Children’s Clothes Designer Rachel Riley

On this week’s edition of Parental Control, founder of My Baba, Leo Bamford is joined by managing director and fashion designer Rachel Riley.

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.

Parental Control, Ep 78: Moshi Expert On Easy Ways To Introduce Mindfulness To Your Kids

If you’re new to the wonderful world of mindfulness, this podcast episode is a great place to start. 

Parental Control, Ep 79: Food, Mood And Gut Health For The Whole Family

Naturdoc’s founder and clinical lead Lucinda Miller joins Parental Control to discuss family nutrition, gut health and more.

Parental Control, Ep 77: Let’s Talk About Sex After Childbirth

This podcast episode breaks the silence around the topic no one is talking about: how to have enjoyable sex after birth.

Parental Control, Ep 76: All Things Gut Health With Nutrition Expert Rebecca Traylen

Leonora welcomes Probio7’s Nutrition Expert Rebecca Traylen to the podcast to discuss gut health. “I could talk about gut health until the cows come More

Parental Control, Ep 75: Charlotte Stirling-Reed Troubleshoots Toddler Mealtimes

Leading baby and child nutritionist Charlotte Stirling-Reed is on hand to problem shoot a whole host of questions surrounding toddlers and mealtimes.

Parental Control, Ep 74: What To Feed Your Tweens And Teens With Gabriela Peacock

Leonora Bamford welcomes nutritionist Gabriela Peacock to the show to discuss tween and teen nutrition.

Parental Control, Ep 73: Fisher-Price Toy Experts On The Best Gifts For Early Childhood Development PLUS Great Tips For Encouraging Play

Lisa Lohiser and Corinne Eggleston from the Fisher-Price Play Lab talk about the best developmental toys and the role they play in Early Childhood Development.

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.

Parental Control, Ep 71: Alison Scott-Wright On Reflux: Spotting The Symptoms And When To Get Help

Author of the Sensational Baby Sleep Plan Alison Scott Wright joins Ellie Thompson to talk about babies with reflux.

Parental Control, Ep 70: What Are The 20 Best Christmas Toys This Year?

My Baba’s Editor Ellie Thompson and Editorial Assistant and Toy Expert Christina Walter take to the mic to share their thoughts on the best More

Parental Control, Ep 69: How Myleene Klass Can Send You Off To Sleep In Minutes With Her New Lullabies

Leonora Bamford welcomes musician and presenter Myleene Klass to the podcast to talk about her brand-new album, My Lullabies: Motown. 

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

Parental Control, Ep 67: Everything You Need To Know About The ISEB Common Pre-Test With Julia Martin

Having been through the ISEB pretest with one of my children it is still a bit of a minefield, so I called on CEO Julia Martin to answer some pretty tough questions.

Parental Control, Ep 66: An Eye-Opening Conversation With The Naked Doula About Pregnancy & Birth

My Baba’s Editor Ellie Thompson welcomes Emma Armstrong aka The Naked Doula to the show

Parental Control, Ep 65: Cat Sims Chats Adulting, Common Misconceptions About Parenting And How Family Life Fuelled Her Sobriety

Influencer Cat Sims AKA Not So Smug Now talkS about her brand new book, The First Time You Smiled, common misconceptions about parenting and getting sober.

Parental Control, Ep 64: Miriam Cooper’s Top Children Nutrition Tips

Leonora welcomes Miriam Cooper from Mimi’s Bowl to the show to discuss children’s nutrition and her tips on cooking for the whole family. 

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.

Parental Control, Ep 62: Meeting Your Baby For The First Time And Coping During The Fourth Trimester

Editor of My Baba Ellie Thompson welcomes the author of new book Mindful New Mum, clinical psychologist Dr Caroline Boyd to the show.

Parental Control, Ep 61: A Boost for Neurodiversity Research

Leonora caught up with Silvia and Michelle who are behind a brilliant project to help people understand the actual genetic basis of learning differences.

Parental Control, Ep 60: Bestselling Author Milli Hill On The Realities Of Giving Birth

My Baba’s Editor Ellie Thompson welcomes bestselling author Milli Hill to the show to celebrate the launch of the revised edition of The Positive Birth Book and to discuss the realities of giving birth.

Parental Control, Ep 58: Midwife Marley’s Nitty-Gritty Guide To Common Pregnancy Complaints

My Baba’s Editor Ellie Thompson welcomes Midwife Marley to the show to celebrate the launch of her new book: The modern bible for pregnancy, More

Parental Control, Ep 57: Guilty Mother Talks Mum Guilt, Work-Life Balance And Bringing Up Confident Kids

My Baba’s Editor Ellie Thompson welcomes Guilty Mother blogger and tech entrepreneur Jo Wimble-Groves to the show to discuss mum-guilt and how best to More

Parental Control, Ep 56: Why We Should All Be More Eco When It Comes To Washing Our Clothes!

CEO and Founder of Oxwash, Kyle Grant joins the show to share some brilliant tips, hacks, and advice on family laundry.

Parental Control, Ep 55: Model And Influencer Laura Coleman On Pregnancy, Birth And Motherhood

Ellie Thompson welcomes English model, influencer and soon-to-be first-time mum Laura Coleman to the show to talk pregnancy, baby kit and her June arrival.

Parental Control, Ep 54: Is Your Child’s Bedroom Toxic? The Kids’ Products Responsible For Causing Harmful Indoor Air Pollution

We welcome to the show Emma Bianco, founder of eco kids’ brand Pure Earth Collection. We ask Emma’s advice on how to create the More

Parental Control, Ep 53: ‘Two New Mums’ Amy Voce And Jennie Longdon Talk Pregnancy, Birth And Baby Kit

Leo Bamford and Ellie Thompson team up with Virgin and Absolute Radio DJ’s Amy Voce and Jennie Longdon to chat pregnancy, birth and baby kit in this latest episode of Parental Control.

Parental Control, Ep 52: Common Toddler Sleep Problems Solved With Top UK Experts Lisa Clegg And Sue Atkins

Issues discussed in this episode include how to implement a healthy bedtime routine, the importance of consistency, as well as common issues surrounding naps and bedtime, including sleep regression, nightmares, stalling at bedtime, separation anxiety and waking too early. A must-listen! 

Parental Control, Ep 51: How To Reassure Our Anxious Worried Children With Psychotherapist Ruth Adams

Founder of My Baba Leo Bamford welcomes renowned psychotherapist, hypnotherapist and healer, Ruth Adams to the show to discuss child anxiety.

Parental Control, Ep 50: Pregnancy And What To Eat During Your First, Second And Third Trimester

A podcast with Leith’s trained chef Adam Shaw on foods to eat during pregnancy. Recipe inspiration for the first, second and third trimesters.

Parental Control, Ep 49: Winter-Proof Your Skin With Aesthetic Nurse Anna Baker

Advice from leading aesthetic nurse Anna Baker on winter skincare and how best to look after your skin during the colder months.

Parental Control, Ep 48: What Causes Shyness? And How To Support Your Shy Child

To commemorate Children’s Mental Health Week My Baba’s Editor Ellie Thompson welcomes shyness expert Nadia Finer to the show to talk about shy children.

Parental Control, Ep 36: The Benefits Of Audiobooks For Kids And Why They Inspire Even The Most Reluctant Reader

This podcast episode explores how audiobooks offer a huge range of educational and wellbeing benefits as well as how useful they are in motivating struggling or reluctant readers to engage in the world of literature.

Parental Control, Ep 47: Leo Discusses All Things Dyslexia With The Founder Of Speechify, Cliff Weitzman

Today we are chatting with Cliff Weitzman, an American entrepreneur, and the brains and the energy behind the amazing app Speechify,

Parental Control, Ep 46: Annabel Karmel On Fussy Eaters – Are Parents To Blame?

Fussy eaters. We ask the tough question: are parents to blame for picky eating? 

Parental Control, Ep 45: Why We Should Stop Nagging Our Children And Consider A Different Approach To Discipline

Katherine Sellery, CEO and Founder of the Conscious Parenting Revolution joins Leo to discuss issues surrounding children and discipline and why we might need to rethink our day-to-day strategies.

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.

Parental Control, Episode 44: Everything You Need To Know About Cord Blood And Stem Cell Banking

Amanda Williamson from Future Health Biobank joins this episode of Parental Control to discuss the importance of stem cell banking.

Parental Control, Ep 43: Jaime Amor On The Success Of Cosmic Kids, Yoga, And Life As A YouTube Sensation

Leonora interviews Cosmic Kids star Jaime Amor in this latest episode of Parental Control.

Parental Control, Ep 42: How To Make New Friends, Manage Old Friendships And Know When To Say ‘Goodbye’

My Baba’s Editor Ellie Thompson welcomes life coach and boundary expert Michelle Elman to the show to talk about making friends at the school gate.

Parental Control, Ep 41: How To Deal With Anxiety And Stress For The Whole Family

Leonora welcomes Fast Change therapist James Hymers to the podcast to talk about everything from anxiety and stress to mental health and letting go of old fears and traumas.

Parental Control, Ep 40: Rebecca Wilson On Family Food, Easy-To-Make Recipes And Weaning

Award-winning Sunday Times bestselling author and Instagram sensation Rebecca Wilson joins the show to talk about weaning and family food.

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.

Parental Control, Ep 39: Types Of Birth And How They Impact Future Pregnancies

My Baba’s Editor Ellie Thompson welcomes obstetrician and gynaecologist Dr. Ellie Rayner to the podcast to discuss how previous types of birth can have an impact on future pregnancy and subsequent births.

Parental Control, Ep 38: Not Another Mummy Blog’s Alison Perry On Twins, Secondary Infertility & IVF

My Baba’s Editor Ellie Thompson welcomes Not Another Mummy Blog’s Alison Perry to the show for a natter about twins, her new book, secondary infertility and IVF.

Parental Control, Ep 35: Motherhood & Mental Health: Learning To Re-Evaluate How We Speak To Ourselves

How we speak to ourselves – it matters. We welcome psychotherapist Emmy Brunner to the show to discuss how we can reevaluate the way we talk and treat ourselves and teach our children about self care.

Parental Control, Ep 34: How To Keep Our Kids Safe Online

Internet Matters CEO Carolyn Bunting joins the show to talk to Leo about how to keep the kids safe online. A must-listen for any parent.

Parental Control: Ep 33, Midwife And Stylist Sophia Ferrari-Wills On Nursery Interiors, Must-Have Stokke Products And All Things Pink!

My Baba’s Editor Ellie Thompson welcomes midwife, stylist and content creator Sophia Ferrari-Wills author of @thiscolourfulnest to the show to talk interiors.

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.

Parental Control, Ep 31: How To Feed Your Fussy Eater With Ciara Attwell

Ciara Attwell shares her top tips for feeding fussy eaters, fail-safe go-to meals and how to save time and money when it comes to food shopping and cooking.

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.

Parental Control, Ep 29: Help! I’m Getting Wrinkles! An Intro To Retinoids, Botox And Fillers With Expert Anna Baker

Award-winning aesthetic nurse Anna Baker tells us everything we need to know about skincare, including the low-down on botox, fillers and retinoids.

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.  

Parental Control Episode 12: How To Craft Whether You’re 1 Or 100 With Nanny Anita And Maggy Woodley

This episode is about crafting, experiments and having fun with kids of all ages. We talk about fine motor skills and educational aspects to crafting and everything in between.

Parental Control, Ep 27: Why A Routine Is So Important From Day One With The Blissful Baby Expert Lisa Clegg

It’s Sleep Awareness Week this week, so I thought it would be very apt to invite maternity nurse and baby expert Lisa Clegg to the show to discuss baby routine and sleep.  

Parental Control, Ep 26: It’s Okay To Rock Your Baby Back To Sleep

Dr Harvey Karp covers everything to do with baby sleep, sleeping techniques and what to expect from your newborn in those first few weeks.

Parental Control, Ep 25: Homeschooling: Are You Coping? Expert Advice From A Child Psychologist

We invited child research psychologist Dr. Amanda Gummer to the show to answer some of our questions on homeschooling and family life in general right now. 

Parental Control, Ep 24: Why We Should Stop Praising Our Children All The Time – By Parenting Coach, Katherine Sellery

My Baba founder Leonora Bamford welcomes parent coach Katherine Sellery, the founder of the Conscious Parenting Revolution to Parental Control.

Parental Control, Ep 19: Skin Uncovered: Everything From Eczema And Sun Damage To Freckles And Moles

Founder Childs Farm Joanna Jensen and consultant dermatologist Dr. Jennifer Crawley join Leo for this latest episode of Parental Control to talk about skincare.

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. 

Parental Control, Ep 17: Everything You Need To Know About Milk Intolerances In Babies

This is a really helpful episode for new mothers in particular, as we discuss the tell-tale signs of a dairy intolerance, what to look out for and what you should do if you suspect your baby is suffering.

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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.

Parental Control, Ep 15: Everything You Need To Know About Sleep For Babies, Toddlers & Beyond

We welcome Mandy Gurney, health visitor, sleep expert, and the founder of Millpond Sleep Clinic, back to the show come to talk about children’s sleep. 

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.