Parenting

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’.

Top 5 Kid-Friendly Smartwatches: Combining Fun And Functionality

If you’re shopping for a smart watch for kids that allows you to stay in touch but keeps them offline in terms of social media, take a look at our round-up of five of the best models on the market. 

Help Your Self-Critical Child With Tools That Will Support Your Whole Family

Clinical Psychologist Dr. Holly Symons shares her tools to help you and your children reframe from negative self-talk.

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?

13 Best Podcasts For Mums And Mums To Be 2024

Here’s our collection of the best podcasts for mums, dads and parents in general that you need to download this year.

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 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

10 Reasons To Book (FREE!) Tickets To The Independent Schools Show

 The Independent Schools Show is a must-attend event for parents who want to explore their child’s educational future and make well-informed decisions.

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

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.

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

Stokke Nomi: The Contemporary, Lightweight Chair For Life

Whether your young adventurer is taking their first steps into the world of weaning or in their bedroom busy with homework, the chair guarantees comfort and style.

Ergobaby AWAY: NEW Lightweight Baby Carrier Perfect For Tired Little Legs

The Ergobaby AWAY is a true space-saving marvel, weighing in at a mere 609g, making it Ergobaby’s lightest carrier to date.

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.

Stokke Steps Highchair: The Perfect Seat From Baby To Big Kid

The Stokke Steps is a premium all-in-one seating solution that will grow seamlessly with your mini marvel.

Celebrating A Decade Of Dreams With 25% Off SnüzPods!

For a decade, the SnüzPod, the UK’s top-selling bedside crib, has been a part of countless new family journeys, bringing sweet dreams to little More

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.

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.

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. 

Starting School? Must-Read School Readiness Tips From Expert Amanda Jenner

According to The School Readiness Survey conducted by Kindred2 – they may not be ready, especially where toilet training is concerned. Parenting Expert Amanda Jenner shares her tips on school readiness.

A Week Of Healthy Lunchbox Ideas

Discover delightfully healthy lunchbox ideas from Sarah Wilson, author of ‘I Quit Sugar For Life.

Unveiling The Stars of Safety, Sustainability + Innovation: Exploring Britax Römer’s ADAC Award Winning Car Seats

With the KIDFIX i-SIZE and DUALFIX M PLUS receiving prestigious ADAC awards in the last year and the sustainability efforts reaching new heights, Britax Römer continues to innovate and lead the industry in child safety and mobility solutions.

7 Easy Steps For Safer Baby Sleep

We’ve teamed up with Snüz to bring you the best expert advice so you can be sure your baby is sleeping safely.

Are Your Kids Reaching For Their Screens This Summer? Expert Guidelines For Ages 2-17

The experts at OutdoorToys have to put together a guide on UK screen time recommendations by age, taking into consideration the risks of excessive time spent on electronic devices per day. 

Gear Up And Go: 12 Back To School Accessories From Mountain Warehouse

From durable backpacks and weather-ready outerwear to comfortable activewear and sturdy footwear, Mountain Warehouse has got you covered.

Rise By Tinie: The NEW Exclusive Limited Editon Silver Cross Stroller

British rapper Tinie Tempah and iconic brand Silver Cross have partnered up to create a limited line of 100 forward-facing pushchairs combining style, functionality and forward-thinking design.

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!

Nuna MIXX Next: Next Gen Strolling For Trendsetting Parents

The Nuna MIXX Next is an impressive pushchair that expertly balances style and functionality, making it an attractive option for parents seeking a versatile main stroller.

Measles Cases Are Rising, Do You Know Your Child’s MMR Vaccine Status? 

Cases of measles have more than doubled in England so far this year, compared to the whole of last year, and the numbers are even higher abroad.

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.

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

Amazon PRIME Day: Bargains To Shop Now

From baby products to toys and technology, here are our top picks of the fantastic offers available through Amazon this PRIME day!

What Is Flat Head Syndrome?

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

30 Best Gifts For A Baby Boy

Practical, sentimental and simply adorable gifts for baby boys.

3 NEW Organic And Healthy Snacks For Little Ones

Organix Kids range adds three major players to their already awesome range of snacks, meals, and drinks made with carefully selected ingredients, free from artificial colors, flavors, and preservatives.

#Nursery Goals: The Boori Summer Sale Has Started

Take advantage of amazing discounts and unbeatable deals on Boori’s exceptional range of nursery and kids’ furniture.

Joie i-Spin XL: The 360 Multi-Age Car Seat You Need To Know

The Joie i-Spin XL is a smart and economic choice for parents seeking peace of mind for years to come.

Activities, Journals And Books To Support Children’s Mental Health And Wellbeing

The collection includes fiction books, self-help books, journals, and flashcards to help children of all ages navigate emotions, build resilience, and develop coping skills.

10 Easy Weaning Tips To Get You Started

This week is National Weaning Week, so we’ve teamed up with our friends at Beaba to provide you with some expert weaning advice to help you get started.

Best Books For New Mums: Birth, Babies, Sleep, Sex, Self-Care & Gin

We’ve created this list of best books for new mums to give you a little helping hand, trusted advice, expert tips, and a nappy load of humour to boot.

Blooming Into Motherhood With The BIBS x Liberty Textile Collection

The second drop of the BIBS X Liberty collection has launched, and it’s all about gorgeously pretty textiles to keep you and your baby cosy and bonded.

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. 

Best Family Members’ Clubs In London

From the best play hubs for babies, toddlers and older children to spa treatments, salons and brasseries, you’ll find one perfect for you and your brood. 

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.

How To Make A Good Hedgehog Habitat In Your Garden

The RSPB Shop’s wildlife experts have put together the ultimate guide for transforming any garden or outdoor space into a haven for hedgehogs!

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.

REVEALED: iCandy Core’s Secret Weapon – Do You Know What It Is Yet?

iCandy’s best-kept secret is out. Suitable from birth, the all-terrain iCandy Core is the only pushchair you’ll ever need.

The Alternative Party Bag Company You Need To Know

From popcorn and sweets to cupcake and cookie baking kits galore, finally, you can ditch the plastics and send the kids home with something fun to do once the party’s over. 

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.’

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.

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.

Best Toy Shops In London

From independent shops to world-famous destinations, we’ve round-up the best toy shops in London.

Benefits Of Play For Children With Autism

We find out how the right kind of play can have all sorts of benefits for children with autism, together with tips for parents on how to engage their children. 

In Review: Stomp Urban The 3-in-1 City Stroller

Parenting giants Ickle Bubba are going from strength to strength with their ever-expanding range of affordable, functional and stylish products. In review this week More

Top 40 Most Annoying Pieces Of Advice For New Parents

The top 40 most annoying pieces of advice given to new parents have been revealed by Ergobaby.

The BIBS X Liberty Collaboration Parents Need To Know About

Danish children’s brand BIBS announces a new exclusive floral collaboration with the famous and oh-so-British brand Liberty for the SS23 collection.

In Review: Nuna PIPA Urbn – The Only Infant Carrier With Integrated ISOFIX Connectors

The World’s First Baseless Infant Carrier with Integrated ISOFIX Connectors.

In Review: CYBEX Solution G i-Fix High Back Booster Seat

The Solution G i-Fix is a high-back booster seat suitable for children weighing 15kg up to 50kg.

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.

10 Traditional Party Games For Kids

If you’re planning a birthday party for your little one and are after some old-fashion fun, you’ll love our round-up of traditional party games for kids.

Baby’s First Bath: Everything You Need To Know

We’ve teamed up with Angelcare to create this must-read guide on baby’s first bath so you can ensure it’s an experience you’ll both enjoy!

10 Reasons Your Newborn Needs The ClevaPure Air Purifier In Their Nursery

Parents will do anything to protect their baby’s health, but some things are just out of our control, such as toxic air.

In Review: The Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Pro For Older Kids

The Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Pro is a full-feature tablet designed for kids aged 6-12 years old, allowing slightly older kids the opportunities to read, learn and play independently – and safely.  

7 Reasons We Love The Cybex Lemo Chair

The Lemo is a stylishly contemporary seat that will grow with your child – making it the perfect fit for every stage in life.

Coping With Allergies At School: Expert Advice For Parents

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

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

The Nuna TRIV Next: Your Everyday Travel Companion

The Nuna TRIV Next is billed as an urban pushchair built for morning strolls about town and afternoons in the park.

Planning Your Baby’s Christening: A Handy Checklist

We’ve prepared this handy Christening checklist to make planning your child’s big day as easy as possible.

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.

8 Family Friendly Places To See The Northern Lights In Norway

If spotting the aurora borealis is top of your to-do in 2023, check out these top family holidays to experience one of nature’s greatest wonders.

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.

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.

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.

Shopping For The Best Baby Bouncer? Meet Ergobaby’s Evolve 3-in-1

Ergobaby’s Evolve 3-in-1 Bouncer is thoughtfully designed to be used at every stage, from newborn through toddlerhood.

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.

Eczema: How Do I Stop My Baby Itching?

Scratching, while a natural reaction, can become a damaging habit, so it’s important to take steps to manage the condition.

Making Christmas Magical: A Tonies Christmas Gift Guide

The magical, musical storybox is the perfect present for every child on Santa’s list. Check out our guide to the best Tonies for your child.

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.

38 Ideas To Make Baby’s First Christmas Extra Special

John Lewis has everything you need to make your baby’s first Christmas one to remember. 

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 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’.

Firework And Bonfire Safety Tips From Fireman Sam And The Child Accident Prevention Trust

Fireman Sam and the Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT) have joined forces to get young children switched on to safety this Bonfire night.

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

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.

8 London West End Shows You Should See With The Kids

Take a trip to theatreland with your kids and enjoy a London show perfect for the whole family.

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:

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

Why It’s So Important To Regulate Your Baby’s Body Temperature

Here are some simple tips on helping to keep your baby safe and snug, as well as giving you complete peace of mind.

In Review: Babyzen YOYO2, More Practical, More Comfortable, More Modern

The YOYO2 can be taken on all forms of public transport and even fits in the YoYo2 backpack.

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. 

Introducing Famileo, The New Family Newspaper Keeping You In Touch

Famileo is a family newspaper that allows you to keep in close contact with your family, sharing news, photos and messages.

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. 

tonies® Launch September’s Star-Studded Line-Up With British Storytime Favourites Roald Dahl, Julia Donaldson, Michael Rosen And Beatrix Potter!

tonies® fans are in for a massive treat this month as the musical storybox welcomes not one, not two not three, but SEVEN spellbinding new Tonies chocka-block full of adventure

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. 

IN REVIEW: Joie i-Prodigi, The Extended Rearward Facing Car Seat

Featuring the latest R129 and i-Size safety upgrades and proven by the Swedish Plus Test – the toughest crash test in the business – the i-Prodigi will look after your child from baby to big kid.

The Best Baby Teething Toys To Soothe Sore Gums

Teething can be an incredibly painful process but unfortunately, it’s a necessary stage in your baby’s development. Check out our collection of recommended teething toys to soothe sore gums.

Which Wet Wipes Are 100% Biodegradable, Plastic-Free And Best For My Baby?

The best plastic-free, biodegradable wet wipes in new recyclable packaging so you can shop consciously with ease.

How To Deal With Your Baby’s Separation Anxiety

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

Travelling To Australia With Your Baby And All About Your Visa

For many parents, travelling abroad with a baby for the first time can be a very stressful experience. And if your travel destination is More

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.

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.

Meet The Winners Of Thomas & Friends International Friendship Day Awards

Five young winners aged between 4 and 8 were selected from hundreds of entrants across the UK and presented with their awards by musician and celebrity dad, Aston Merrygold.

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.

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.

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.

Does My Child Need A Tutor? And Top Tips For Choosing The Right Tutor For Your Child

Whether they’re not quite getting the grades or pushing homework to the last minute or being unable to focus in the classroom, a tutor can help your child get back on track.

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

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.

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.

Is This How You Dispose Of Your Wet Wipes? The Bottom Line On Biodegradable Wipes…

Aqua Wipes research also found that 63% of parents tend to wrap soiled wipes into the used, dirty nappy after changing their baby.

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.

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

Must-Read Beginner’s Guide To 7 And 8+ Common Entrance Exams

A beginner’s guide to the 7 and 8+ common entrance exams, used by a selection of prestigious independent schools.

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.

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.

Everything You Need To Know About Dehydrated Food For Babies And Toddlers + Recipe Inspo

Learn how to create delicious dehydrated food and snacks for babies, toddlers and the rest of the family with the new Dry ‘n’ Snack food dehydrator from Béaba.

Harry Judd And Greg Shepherd Celebrate The Magic Of Thomas & Friends

Celebrity dads Harry Judd and Greg Shepherd have teamed up with their children for a heart-warming Thomas & Friends campaign. ‘Reading with Little Friends’.

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.

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.

New Online Dyslexia Screener Tool Launches And It’s Free For UK Schools To Use

The FREE Dyslexia Screener Tool is a simple online test that can be taken in around 30 minutes to screen pupils aged 8 and over for dyslexia. 

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.

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.

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? 

The Ultimate Baby Surveillance: 8 Reasons You Need The Next Generation Nanit Pro

If you’re shopping for the ultimate baby monitor for your newborn, here are ten reason to consider the next generation Nanit Pro.

10 Baby Safe Paints For The Nursery

When shopping for paint, keep an eye on the VOC labelling and look for low VOC paints to create a non-toxic space that you can use straight away.

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.

Seven Ways To Spark A Meaningful Conversation With Your Child

How to have more meaningful conversations with your kids, that also build key skills like creativity, critical thinking and communication.

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.

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.

5 Top Tips On How To Choose A Personal Tutor That Is Right For Your Child

The tutoring industry can at times appear to be a minefield, and trying to find the right tutor who can adapt sessions for the learning requirements for your child can be extremely difficult to achieve.

7 Excellent Breathing Exercises For Kids To Boost Focus And Concentration Levels

Is breathwork only for adults? Of course not! Regular breathwork leads to positive results for kids of all ages and aids physical, mental and emotional development.

How To Prepare You And Your Child For Boarding School

Is boarding school is the right choice for your child? Expert advice on how to choose the best school together with some brilliant practical tips on preparing for boarding school life. 

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.

How To Establish Positive Eating Patterns And A Good Mealtime Routine With Baby Annabell and Rebecca Wilson

Even though we cannot make a child eat if they really do not want to, there are a number of actions we can do to change their attitude towards certain foods and the eating environment.

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.

Expert Tips To Help Your Child’s Language Development

Language expert Dr. Jamie Lingwood shares his top tips to help foster language skills in young children.

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.

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.

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. 

5 Ways To Invest In Your Child’s Future Today

What decisions are best for your child’s future? What exactly can you do today to help them grow? How can you invest in your child’s future?

Preschool: How Can We Support Our Children’s Learning At Home?

Why is pre-school so good, and how can it benefit a child from starting a formal education early? Karen Clince, founder of Tigers Childcare is back with another fantastic article on how we can support our preschoolers learning at home.

How You Can Help Your Child Cope With Their Grief During The Covid-19 Pandemic 

If you are wondering how you can help your child cope with grief, Winston’s Wish is our recommended go-to resource. 

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

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.

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.

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. 

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.

The Baby Brand You Need From Morning To Night

Beaba’s expansive range of products includes innovative and stylish solutions for every stage of your baby’s first year and beyond.

Love Unfiltered: Ladybird Books Celebrate Real Life Family Experiences With New Campaign

Today sees the launch of the Ladybird Books photo series Love Unfiltered, to celebrate love and families of all kinds.

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.

Patrol Every Corner Of Your Baby’s Room With The Vacos Baby Monitor

With 720p HD clarity, 16 ft IR night vision, and the ability to pan right around your baby’s room, you need never miss a moment. We take a closer look.

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Which Amazon Tablet Is Best For My Child? Plus The Best Free Fire Apps For Preschoolers

Check out our round-up of the best fun and educational apps for toddlers and preschoolers available for free download on your Fire tablet.

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. 

Coping With Grief After Losing A Child

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

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.

Go Green With These Top Tips For Eco Friendlier Weaning

Top tips on eco-friendly weaning from Nuby and frugal food expert and blogger, Kayley Monaghan.

Top 10 Tips To Get Your Kids Eating Their Fruit And Veggies

Organix’s Fussy Eating Expert Lucy Thomas is on hand with some really useful advice to encourage our kids to eat their fruit and vegetables. 

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.

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.

4 Essentials To Create A Toddler-Proof Home

Do you really have to toddler-proof your home? In short, yes. Toddlers are an adventurous bunch whose curiosity can get them in all sorts of trouble — and frighten us parents.

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?

My Child Will Eat At Nursery But Not At Home: Tips For Fussy Eaters

Is your preschooler a fussy eater? Are they happy to eat and explore food at nursery but not at home? We ask the experts what we can do about it as parents.

What Is A Hip Seat Carrier? And Why You Need This One In Your Life

There are so many advantages to investing in a hip seat. It’s a fuss-free way to get out and about with your little one, or indeed, just to carry your kid around the house; all without putting stress on your back.

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.

Children’s Supplements: The Baby & Kids’ Range You Need For A Healthier 2021

Baba West is set to provide parents with the support they need when it comes to the development of their babies and children.

How To Choose The Right School For Your Child

Choose the right school for your child with help from Talk Education. Their parent advisory service is simple and straightforward. Leonora tells us more…

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

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.

Owlet Smart Sock 3: A Clever Way To Monitor Your Baby

The Owlet Smart Sock 3 has launched with a few important changes. We take a look at the third generation Owlet Smart Sock.

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.

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?

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?

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?

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.

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.

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?

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.

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. 

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.

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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Tips On How To Cope With Your Newborn Baby During The Pandemic

Founder of Piccolo Organic Cat Gazzoli shares her top tips on how to cope with a newborn during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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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.

Is Now The Perfect Time To Talk To My Children About The Birds & The Bees?

We enlist the help of Amy Forbes-Robertson from It Happens Education for advice on how to broach this topic, and the detail we should be looking to include. 

Top Tips For Feeding Your Family In Isolation: Pantry Essentials & Batch Cooking

Organic food brand Piccolo has come to the rescue with their top tips on using your pantry essentials to make the most out of batch cooking for the whole family

SIX Ways You Can Return To Work With Confidence

What can you do when that storm of self-doubt takes over your thinking and you question, ‘What value can I add’ or, ‘Will I still be able to do the job?’

New Family Club Will Give Parents A Carbon Neutral Helping Hand

Piccolo’s new support network, Family Club will provide members with monthly expert emails, hundreds of recipes and coupons towards Piccolo products. There are also 5,000 goodie bags available for the first parents to sign up!

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.

Three Ways to Encourage Your Children to Embrace An Active Lifestyle

Children are social creatures, they like to be part of a tribe where they can form a camaraderie with other children and work toward a common goal. Have you ever set your child on the task of looking for your sunglasses? Their eyes just light up with purpose!

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.

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.

11 Must-Read Hacks for Staying Sane as a Parent

Parenting is tough, it can be exhausting, emotionally draining and is unremitting but it can also be the most rewarding thing you have ever done. The intensity of love can be overwhelming and no one can ever prepare you for the life change that happens once you have a baby.

10 Tips for Surviving the First Year of Motherhood

Well, I’d love to start off by saying that we can do better than survive the first year and can totally thrive in the first year of motherhood if you follow these top ten.

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:

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.

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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.

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9 Ways to Help Your Child Become More Resilient

How do I help my child be more resilient? How do I help them tough it out when they want to give up, or bounce back when things go wrong?

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A Parent’s Guide to Summer Sleeping for Babies

If last year’s scorching summer is anything to go by, parents will be looking for clever tips to help cool down their babies at night this summer.

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Children and Pets: When to Introduce an Animal into Your Family

The benefits of children interacting with animals are well documented. Talking to an animal will develop a child’s speech and their capacity for empathy and compassion.

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28 Thoughts You’ve Had About Work Since Having a Baby

I recently returned to work,  as a creative in an ad agency, after taking 10 months maternity leave for my second son. I’m fortunate More

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Tips on Transitioning Your Child from Cot to Big Bed

With the move to a big bed comes an additional set of worries to address, firstly how do I keep my child safe? Here are some top tips from The Gro Company.

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12 of The Best New Parenting Books This Autumn Winter

Navigating pregnancy and parenting is a minefield at best. Yes, there’s always Google to give you a quick answer to whatever it is you’re going through, but can you always trust the information you read online (unless you’re on My Baba of course!)?

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5 Baby Myths Debunked: A Must-Read for New Parents

Expert article by Fiona Cooke, maternity nurse and author of the new baby book A Helpful Guide to a Happy Baby.

15 Must-Have Safety Products, Gadgets & Gizmos for Parents with Toddlers

Who says baby proofing has to be clunky? It’s definitely the opinion I had before I came across Fred Safety’s range of innovative products to safe guard children in the home.

How to Help Your Child Build Friendships & Deal with Fall Outs

Studies show that children who have healthy relationships with the adults in their lives are more likely to make sound decisions about friendship, because they understand things like empathy and mutual respect, and they have better problem-solving skills.

A Reader Story: Why You Should Be Aware of Lyme Disease This Summer

After reading a lot about ticks and Lyme Disease in the news recently, I wanted to share our experiences from last summer. Fin, then 6 years old, contracted Lyme Disease, but it was a long road until his eventual diagnosis.

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Taking The Kids to A Wedding? Arm Yourself with These Top Tips

You’ve received a wedding invite and this time, the inner envelope includes the words “…and family.” The wording makes it very clear that your kids are invited to the wedding, but should you take them? Scenarios begin playing in your mind. What if your toddler throws a tantrum mid-vow and you find no escape route?

Why We All Need to Make Friends with Our Mum Guilt

A recent study, showed that working mums and stay at home mums experience the same amount of guilt. This isn’t about whether we work or don’t work. It seems we’re living in a guilt epidemic – a survey I completed last year revealed 80% mums feel some level of guilt every day.

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Is Your Child On The Naughty List? Must-Read Tips to Encourage Good Manners This Christmas

The holidays are a time of gathering family and friends in an environment of high energy, excitement and presents. Put these things together and More

14 Steps To Follow Before You Decide To Have Children!

Find a couple who are already parents and berate them about their methods of discipline, lack of patience, appallingly low tolerance levels and how they have allowed their children to run wild.

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It’s Anti-Bullying Week. We Look at Cyberbullying & Tips on How to Prevent It

For decades, parents have sent their children to school knowing there was a chance they could be bullied in the hallways or in the More

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.

Dazzle & Fizz On Party Essentials & The Latest Family Products

Leonora talks to Dazzle & Fizz about party essentials and the hottest new parent and baby products this week.

The Best Ways To Deal With A Toddler Tantrum

Expert Elizabeth Pantley teaches us some of the best ways to deal with a toddler tantrum and how to avoid them in the future!

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!

Is The News Upsetting Your Child? Here’s How To Cope With The Headlines

News headlines are often unavoidable and can sometimes be upsetting. If you child is affected by the headlines, here’s how you should respond.

Is Your Baby Getting Enough Skin to Skin Time?

Skin to skin is a simple technique that can benefit both parent and newborn. It’s important for health, wellbeing, and bonding.

Manage Your Child’s Screen Time With These Steps

How much time should your child spend in front of a screen and should you put a limit on it? Follow this advice to help step some boundaries.

Breastfeeding My Newborn – How Can My Partner Help?

Antenatal expert and breastfeeding expert Louisa van den Bergh offers some top tips to help new fathers offer support while their partner feeding the baby.

How Yoga Therapy Can Help Your Child

An article from MahaDevi yoga centre all about the effects of yoga on children.

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Mindfulness Strikes Again! Four Tips on How To Speak Mindfully to Our Kids

A great blog post outlining the ways in which we can improve the way we communicate with our children, and how much our words More

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Kids on Display: What ARE The Dangers of Sharenting?

I’ve been thinking a lot about the amount of photos I see of my friends’ children in my timeline, from baby scans to the More