From about 32 weeks gestation, you can expect your baby to begin to settle into their pre-birth position.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The more consistent you can be with your diet, and introduce small changes in the new year, the better results you will see, and the more sustainable it will be for you. Then the better you begin to feel, the more you are likely to continue.
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.
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.
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.
The exact cause of constipation is not fully understood, but is mostly due to a combination of factors.
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
The clocks change on Sunday 31st October 2021 and this 60-minute leap can often make sleep difficult for babies and children. Sleep expert Dave Gibson shares his top advice and practical tips on how to prepare.
Rather than limiting sweets and feeling guilty about how much children are eating, here is what we should be doing.
“Knowing which nutrients you need to support pre-conception and pregnancy can help support you on your journey to trying to conceive.” Lesley Gilchrist.
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.
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.
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.
Coming to terms with the death of a baby. Expert advice from Psychotherapist and Paediatric Counsellor, Julia Samuel.
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.
Which baby carrier is right for me? How do I make sure my baby is seated safely and in the hip-healthy ‘M’ position?
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.
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.
Dr. Ellie Cannon shares her advice on coping with back to school bugs. You can Follow Dr. Ellie Cannon on Insta, @drelliecannon. September for More
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.
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.
A look into the ingredients used in organic, natural baby skincare and why they are so good for your baby.
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
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.
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.
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.
The Lullaby Trust advise that a baby’s room should be kept between 16-20°C (61-68°F), but this can be tricky in the hotter weather. For that reason, it’s important to know how to dress your baby in different temperatures.
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.
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.
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:
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
Expert advice on how to keep you and baby from overheating and how best to protect your baby from the sun.
Let’s talk about male infertility. Dr James Hopkisson, Medical Director at TFP Fertility Group is on hand to answer our questions.
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.
Chickenpox (varicella zoster virus) is a common viral infection and usually affects children – however, you can get it at any age.
Milli Hill is the author of the bestselling The Positive Birth Book, and she drops by to celebrate the launch of her revised and More
If your baby won’t stop crying for hours on end, it might be a sign of colic. Here’s what you need to know.
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…
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.
Advice from leading aesthetic nurse Anna Baker on winter skincare and how best to look after your skin during the colder months.
When it comes to your supporting your child’s mental health, communication is always key.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
When choosing and fitting a car seat, and when seating your child, here are the important things you should remember.
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.
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.
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.
We often expect to be able to purchase a product that will last from day one through to toddlerhood, but this is difficult because they have very different developmental needs at different ages.
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?
You might be worried that your child can’t remember every rule or routine, or that friendships haven’t come as easily as you hoped.
What effect can drinking alcohol whilst pregnant have on your baby? How is Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder diagnosed?
Since 1994, HALO®, has been the trusted leader for safe sleep-focussed products in the US and is expanding globally to make safe sleep easier and more accessible for parents and babies everywhere.
Car seat safety advice: Graco’s simple five-step ‘H.A.P.P.Y’ safety checker is aimed at every parent or caregiver to sanity check and stay calm before setting off.
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.
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.
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.
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%.
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.
Tiffany Norris, aka The Mummy Concierge, has helped the Royal Family, the social set and the A-list with their newborns, and knows every trick in the book when it comes to travelling with a little one.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The research, released by Electric Ride On Cars, has analysed features that make a car suitable for families, such as boot space, dimensions, price, warranty and the vehicle’s safety rating out of five according to Euro NCAP.
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.
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 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.
It’s such a funny time when you’ve just had a baby, emotions running high and not really knowing what you want. As a companion More
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.
National Story Telling Week begins on Saturday 30th January. Which books will you be reading to your 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.
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.
If you have nursery or primary school-age children and are looking for some extra help with homeschooling, you need to know about Edx Education and their fantastic range of homeschooling resources.
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.
Baba West is set to provide parents with the support they need when it comes to the development of their babies and children.
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.
Choose the right school for your child with help from Talk Education. Their parent advisory service is simple and straightforward. Leonora tells us more…
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.
Research from Start-Rite has revealed that 38% of 6-11-year-olds are worried about the new social distancing rules at school – so how can we as parents help?
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.
Tone, rhythm, and pitch Babies love to listen to voices, and very early on they will recognise the tone, rhythm and pitch of a More
What 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.
A lot of women worry about how their bodies will change during pregnancy, and are concerned in particular with abdominal separation. We asked our fitness expert More
How has Covid-19 impacted our children’s development? Will the lockdown generation of children, particularly pre-school children, be disadvantaged?
Many children have enjoyed spending more time with their parents over lockdown so it will be natural for very young children to feel anxious when they say goodbye to their parents.
How to improve your CV, virtual interview tips, and more!
We asked the experts at Babycup for some advice on how to get started.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Often, babies born with cleft lip or a cleft palate have difficulties with eating, breathing and speaking due to their facial difference.
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.
If you’re bored of reading the same books at bedtime, fear not! BookTrust is on hand with this fabulous collection of new children’s books. Grouped by age for ease of browsing!
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.
Pregnant women have been placed in a vulnerable group for coronavirus by the UK Chief Medical Officer on 16th March 2020, why is that, and what can you do to boost immunity during pregnancy?
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.
This is an unsettling time so it’s important to explain to your child what the plan is, that being at home might be tough at times but that you’re also all going to have a lot of fun.
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.
Choosing the right antenatal class is an important decision. You’ll need to think about what you’re looking to gain from the course, and what type of class you think will suit you best.
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.
So when it comes to education, it’s never too early to start sowing the seeds for a fulfilling lifetime of learning. But how do you encourage, without pressuring? Guide your child in the right direction, without stifling their independence?
Most schools and nurseries recognise that arts and creativity have a great effect on all areas of child development. Here are our top tips on to help you unleash your creative child in the comfort of your own home!
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.
Rumours and misinformation have been circulating to such an extent that social media platforms have taken a stand to direct people towards reliable information rather than facilitate click-bait links to scaremongering fake articles.
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.
As parents know, each child is different. There isn’t a one-size fits all approach to having an open conversation about mental health but these top five tips may help.
Safeguard your children on the internet with this ultimate guide to Apple Family Sharing.
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?’
Infant colic is a common condition, affecting around 1 in 5 infants in the UK in their first month
Both my children suffer from Eczema at this time of year, and it’s something that at My Baba were often asked about. We asked More
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!
YC has been begging me for ages to make some more play dough for her to play with. We had the perfect opportunity to More
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.
Why is sleep so important? How do you calm them down after a nightmare? And is there a perfect amount of sleep for your child?
Signs of reflux are when your baby is sick, spits up or brings up milk shortly after feeding. If your baby has reflux, here’s how to combat it.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Most mums-to-be understand the importance of folate or folic acid for a healthy pregnancy. But did you know that iron is equally important, for both mother and baby? Too little iron during pregnancy has also been linked to low birth weight, premature delivery and an increased risk of bleeding after birth.
Being born can be traumatic. One moment you’re in the safety and warm of the womb and the next you’re having to breathe, eat More
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.
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.
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.
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…
Whether you’re looking to improve your chances of getting pregnant naturally, or need some help with treatment you may be having for fertility, here are Dr Larisa Corda’s top tips for boosting your chances of conceiving
Why is sugar so addictive? Why are schools still feeding our children so many sugary treats? And how has eating sugar in our own More
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?
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!?
From not being able to eat or drink anything without throwing up to becoming so ill she couldn’t stand up and having to be admitted to hospital, NW8 founder Karin Thyselius writes about her experience of hyperemesis gravidarum.
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.
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.
Where is my child most at risk of an accident?
Every pregnancy to child journey is and will be different as there is no rule book. Follow what works well for YOU.
Mind coach, counsellor and author Anna Williamson on how to manage postnatal depression.
Is it time to have a conversation about screen time? We look at how to read the guidelines and find a healthy balance.
Mum and founder of Lobella Loves Jo Love talks about her battle with postnatal depression and advises how those suffering can move forward with their lives.
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?
Making these small changes will improve the air quality for your family both in your home and also in the wider world.
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.
An article outlining some of the most common sleep issues in babies, with advice to help you figure out what’s going on and most importantly, how to solve sleep problems.
Vaccination of children is not currently advised in UK, even if mother is pregnant and in the midst of an outbreak. She is 98-99% likely to be immune.
Yoga helps children develop body awareness, understand correct postural alignment and learn how to cultivate a sense of relaxation on their own
Dr. Spatz (from UPENN and CHOP) shares her wisdom on setting solid foundations for breastfeeding to support mother and baby.
MAMAWELL’s Rosie Stockley outlines the main ‘issues’ post-pregnancy, and the most beneficial exercises to do in the postnatal period.
The position of your baby in the womb becomes more important during the third trimester of your pregnancy. The experts at Window to The Womb give us the low-down of each possible position, and what it might mean for birth.
Maxi Cosi’s tips on car seats, how best to choose one, how a seat is safely secured, and the advantages and disadvantages of ISOFIX v car seat belts.
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.
What we do know is that extensive use of smartphones and social media causes rewiring of children’s brains. Here are some signs that are worth watching out for.
Check out our video on why we’ve made the decision to collect and store our baby’s stem cells with the help of Future Health Biobank.
The symptoms of ovarian cancer can be similar to those of other conditions, so it is important to understand what to look for.
You may start to ovulate very soon after your delivery, even if you’re breastfeeding, and therefore you are at risk of pregnancy if you return to sexual intercourse without protection.
Being a parent is hard work so anything you can do to make your life a little easier must be a good idea.
Baby and toddler sleep expert Dana Obleman has helped 57,000 parents find a quick and gentle solution to children’s sleep problems.
Ways of dealing with stress vary with each circumstance and each child.
Does your child seem to feel things more deeply or intensely than others and process everything more thoroughly?
I’m planning ahead of time to boost breast milk supply before my baby is born – what key things should I be doing?
It is important to take into consideration a few key things before you start your postnatal fitness journey and the experts at CARiFiT have put together a few pointers and areas to consider to get you back on track safely and effectively.
We spoke with Lucy Shrimpton, The Sleep Nanny®, who shares her top tips for helping both you and your little one get some much needed sleep this winter.
Nutritionist Gabriela Peacock gives us the low-down on children and sugar, with some top tips for making the right choices.
Although it can be a time of significant emotional, physical, hormonal and social change as the body adapts to and recovers from childbirth, pregnancy More
My son had a very high temperature last week, it spiked in the middle of the night and thank goodness I checked on him More
The ability to understand and manage your own emotions is key to social competency; it predicts not only the quality of your child’s friendships but also their emotional wellbeing and even career success.
Getting our babies’ microbiome right in their first thousand days of existence has almost become a ‘mantra” for the medical professions and especially paediatricians. The first thousand days incorporates the antenatal period (a healthy pregnant mother leads to a healthy baby) and our infants’ first two years of their life.
If you think about it, there’s no natural, genetically-triggered reason for a child to be wary of the dentist’s chair. They would certainly be cautious in a new environment, as all children tend to be. But an outright phobia? That’s not a natural response to negligible threat.
Every woman is different and each pregnancy differs from one to another. Some mothers get most symptoms, find pregnancy quite uncomfortable while others experience less discomforts and “bloom” throughout their pregnancy. Neither circumstance is an indication of the outcome of pregnancy.
Developing reward systems for kids includes offering predictable rewards for good behaviour. This technique is supported by the research and science of behaviour theory that teaches us that positively reinforced behaviours tend to be repeated.
No, this is not ‘just another article’ on bullying. Everyone knows it’s horrible to be on the receiving end. Everyone knows that it doesn’t just affect the child, it affects the whole family. Everyone knows that they need to tell someone [a trusted someone]. Every good parent knows that the answer – the only REAL answer – is to support, love and encourage your child.
I have spent over a decade researching the lives and experiences of new fathers and one of the biggest concerns dads have during pregnancy and in the early days is around forming a bond with their baby.
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.
As a women’s health physiotherapist, my goal is to make sure women are informed of the changes that can occur with their bodies in More
Flu is a common infectious viral illness spread by coughs and sneezes. We asked Dr Richard Pebody, head of respiratory viruses and influenza, at Public Health England to share his top five tips on prevention.
Should you also abstain from hugging and kissing your other children in order to prevent the spread of infection and CMV viruses?
Redness, dry and scaly skin can all be indicators of eczema. While the condition is more common in infants, the condition can also appear in an individual after the age of 18, this is known as late-onset or adult-onset eczema.
We look into Cranial Osteopathy with Liv Lowrie, BSc.(Hons) Ost., DPO Registered Osteopath, and why it may be something to consider.
Expert article by Fiona Cooke, maternity nurse and author of the new baby book A Helpful Guide to a Happy Baby.
Many of our lifelong eating behaviours develop during the first years of our life; it is through actual experiences with food and watching the eating behaviours of others that we learn what we want, and how much we want to eat.
There is no set figure for how much weight your baby should put on – every baby will have their own pattern. We explore five top things to remember.
It is estimated that one in 25 children are affected by a genetic disorder. Jeans for Genes Day is the annual campaign for Genetic Disorders UK that supports individuals and families affected by a genetic disorder.
Lower back pain is very common during pregnancy. We find out what’s causing it and how to relieve it.
Ever wondered why your child struggles with certain words but not others? We asked a speech therapist what to expect and when, and how we can support child language development.
Sepsis is a serious complication of an infection. Here is how to spot the symptoms in your child.
We quizzed Child Development Expert Dr Jacqueline Harding on media consumption, screen time, and our children.
Eating the right foods and following the best diet for great health can sometimes feel like a minefield whatever your age or circumstance; maybe More
Breastfeeding should be the most natural and easy thing to do, but many new mums have found that this isn’t always the case!
What would be your (honest) answer to the question “how long could you live off your savings/partners earnings if you no longer had an income?”
Colic is also a term often used to describe long periods of crying that mostly reoccurs in the early evening and this seems to be a phenomena that affects many babies around a similar time in the evening.
The results of our live Twitter chat with Lactation Consultant Vanessa Christie. Vanessa answers our reader questions on breastfeeding.
An expert article on hernias and haemorrhoids in and after pregnancy by Gordon Buchanan, Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon at Lister Hospital.
For years studies have been showing that stress is linked to fertility – which can lead to a vicious cycle of feeling stressed that More
Entrepreneurs are notorious for putting their business first whilst forgetting about their personal financial goals and the bigger picture. What happens to them if they cant work due to illness – is there an income protection policy in place? What about when they come to retire?
Tantrums are generally the last measure of a child’s attempt to take care of himself. They are the final and ultimate expression of frustration when the child has been unable to get what he needs, when he needs it. Your child is unable to calmly ask for your time and attention so he can tell you how he is feeling. He simply “blows his fuse” out of sheer frustration and a sense of helplessness.
Maternity nurse Mary Ashton shares her ultimate top tips for new and expectant parents. You can follow Mary’s Facebook page for more fabulous advice, and join her private group set up for mamas to be and mamas with newborns whereby you can contact her directly with any questions you may have.
Nicole Freeman founder of the award-winning cookery school for kids The Kids’ Kitchen answers some popular reader questions on toddlers, young children and mealtimes.
Anna Williamson has just published her second book, ‘Breaking Mum and Dad: The Insider’s Guide to Parenting Anxiety’. The book is aimed at parents coping with a newborn, focussing on mental health and anxiety, while offering suitable coping strategies and practical advice.
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.
In an attempt to provide clarification on this confusing topic, Dr Akash Deep, Consultant Paediatrician at The Portland Hospital, part of HCA UK, takes us through the most common rashes seen in children, what they look like and when to seek medical advice.
There’s life before being a mum and there’s life after it. We live in a world defined by roles and titles and although we may have many before we have children once we take on the role of mum suddenly everything is different. It’s a small word but it makes everything much bigger.
An expert article by Nicole Freeman from The Kids Kitchen on why breakfast should be the most important meal of the day for your little one.
Research shows a two-year-old’s language development can strongly predict reading skills on entry into school, as well as later educational attainment.
An article by Leadership and Parenting Coach, Nina Farr on lone parent life hacks and the secrets to single parent success
A generation or two ago you were more likely to see a fully-grown llama attending a birth than the father of the child. Now something like 90% of deliveries have the dad-to-be in attendance. With this shift has also come a gradual increase in the involvement of the father in the pregnancy itself.
As mothers, it is always important to remember that we are all different, and all our babies are different. Just because one thing works for one mum, does not mean it will work for everyone.
Unfortunately, 85% of first-time mums will have a vaginal tear during labour. Physiotherapist Jenny Constable advises how to lower your risk of tears.
An expert article by Childnet International on how you can start a conversation about online safety with your child.
Siobhan Miller is a hypnobirthing teacher and founder of The Positive Birth Company. She is also a mum to 3 boys and on a mission to make hypnobirthing more accessible for everyone.
I stopped complaining. I watched my language. If something negative slipped out, I would reframe it to find a positive or a ‘challenge’ rather than a struggle. I never expected what would happen next. I did this because I was desperate, and was willing to give it a go.
The brains of newborn babies are sensitive to seizures in the first week of life. Some babies will continue to have seizures as they get older, but some babies will never have any more.
Breastfeeding and caesarean birth affects your baby’s gut health. Here’s how you can help their gut health from the very start.
It is vital to remember the importance of protecting ourselves and our little ones against the sun’s rays. Before we can lecture our children on what to do, we ourselves need to be fully informed.
Buddhify creator Rohan Gunatillake speaks to us about the importance of meditation and mindfulness for both parents and children.
To celebrate International Day of the Midwife our resident midwife and birth-trauma expert Lesley Gilchrist’s account of ‘A Day in the Life of a Midwife’ details a typical 24-hour shift.
Eczema is the most common skin condition during pregnancy. Here’s how to treat dry and eczema prone skin when pregnant.
Over 3 million couples are living together in the UK but aren’t married. My clients are often surprised that there is no automatic financial protection if things go wrong.
Treating your gut right can alleviate discomfort during pregnancy. Here’s how to prepare your gut for pregnancy to support you and your baby’s health.
Babies and young children can have vast differences in their speech, language and communication development. Here Speech & Language Therapist Amanda Griffiths explains what to roughly expect and when.
How should you safely put your baby to sleep? What equipment do you need? What is normal when it comes to infant sleeping patterns? New dad Dr Tom York answers your questions!
An article by Emily Parker on how your kids can benefit from owning a pet.
Leonora speaks to health expert Jane Clarke about why women feel bloated during pregnancy and the best ways to remedy it.
Children often end up consuming a lot of sugar over the Easter period with lots of chocolate eggs and sweet treats. Here’s how to kick the sugar after the holiday.
There are many early signs of autism, most notably the absence of meeting developmental milestones. However, for first time parents who have no benchmarks to compare their baby to, the deficits in developments may be very subtle and hard to identify.
Halifax recently found that 25% of 18-34 year olds are relying on an inheritance to get on the property ladder. With increasing care costs, I feel there could be a lot of disappointed 18-34 year olds out there.
While nothing can guarantee a totally smooth transition period to a new class, school or nursery there are things that both the nursery and parent can do to help pave the way. If handled calmly and confidently starting nursery needn’t be the tear soaked experience many parents endure.
The subject of having baby in bed with you is one that people tend to have strongly held opinions and feelings about. Is there a “right or wrong” answer?
Sibling rivalry happens at some point in most families after all. Being aware of these common mistakes can help reduce the likelihood of conflict although it’s not a guarantee that there won’t be any!!
Leather Lane, Hatton Gardens EC1 Rebus is a goldsmiths nestled amongst the hustle and bustle of world-famous Hatton Gardens EC1, in the busy street More
Leading UK paediatric gastroenterologist Professor Neil Shah answers your questions on cows’ milk dairy allergy, what causes it, how to spot it and what to do about it.
Dr Caroline Phillips from Fertility Clinics Abroad gives us the low-down on important things to think about before heading oversees for IVF treatment.
In encouraging your child’s passion for literature, you are unlocking a door to worlds far, far away from their own. Here’s how to make them love reading.
An expert article by Dr Preethi Daniel, Clinical Director from London Doctors Clinic on the different side effects of your period during the winter.
The importance of regular smears cannot be overestimated. In the UK, approx 9 cases of cervical cancer are diagnosed every day.
The Blissful Baby expert answers your reader questions on baby and toddler sleep and routine in a live Twitter chat – here are the results!
Are you a busy mum with no time for gyms or classes? Then try these simple and effective exercises in the comfort of your own home.
An expert article by Dr Andy Cope, from Art of Brilliance on how to escape from zombie land.
We all want our children to reach their full potential. If you want them to perform well and keep them happy yet motivated, it’s time to look at their diet.
The holidays are a time of gathering family and friends in an environment of high energy, excitement and presents. Put these things together and More
We asked antenatal specialist Louisa van den Berg to give us a run-down on things you need to have ready for your baby’s arrival.
We talk to Dr Ellie Cannon about a new home genetics testing kit, and whether testing for health problems should become part of a pre-pregnancy routine.
The lergy. It’s definitely that time of year! I don’t know about you, but I’ve already been struck down with two viruses back to More
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.
Even though my children are still so young, they’re faced with tests in schools all the time. The pressure of these tests on my More
Pregnant with piles? Wondering what to do to treat them or prevent them? Look no further. Leading expert Mr Nick West is on hand to advise.
Magus Education’s guide to nursery schools, detailing five things to ask when visiting a nursery school.
With World Diabetes Day commencing today, we ask registered dietician Jennifer Smith to give us the lowdown on diabetes.
For most women, insulin needs during pregnancy follow a pattern similar to a log flume ride found at an amusement park. Let me explain.
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
Do you know what to expect from your Health Visitor? We have the low-down on everything you need to know, from the Red Book to all their areas of expertise.
We’ve asked Dr Clare Thompson to do an extensive piece for us covering everything to do with vaccinations. Why, how and when? This is a More
Experts warn that we’re eating too much meat, but is going vegan really the answer?
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.
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.
Learn how to do a double dutch plait in your little girl’s hair. It’s tricky! Can you master it?
I have to say when a book landed on my desk about newborn babies using a potty my jaw hit the ground. What on More
Expert Elizabeth Pantley teaches us some of the best ways to deal with a toddler tantrum and how to avoid them in the future!
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!
A kids Dutch braid ponytail hair tutorial, perfect for back to school.
Osteopathic assessment and treatment for newborns is recommended as early as possible after birth
Whenever I go to see my clients for reflexology, their children will often watch with interest and wonder what is happening. They soon realise More
My 3 year old told me that she was really stressed the other day, and my immediate reaction was to laugh because she must More
I went to Disney World a few months ago and I was overwhelmed by the amount of larger of children I saw. We hear More
Sleep, or the lack of it, is probably the most widely written about and discussed topic within the entire range of baby care issues.
If you’re thinking about starting a small business, try reaching out to the mum community around you for a wealth of inspiration and talent.
News headlines are often unavoidable and can sometimes be upsetting. If you child is affected by the headlines, here’s how you should respond.
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is a condition that our readers often write in about, and in some cases it can cause difficulties for couples trying to More
When your child is unwell, it’s so easy to start searching potential illnesses. Not everything on the internet is accurate, so here’s what to do instead.
Teach the children how to behave appropriately in a restaurant and enjoy a fun evening out for everyone in the family.
My three-year-old has started being mean to our cats, chasing them, scaring them. Is this normal, does this mean he is an evil child? We asked an expert.
My daughter had very bad allergies when she was very little and I went to see the amazing Bianca, who always put my mind More
We look into the myths behind pregnancy hair loss and reveal the truth behind the connection between pregnancy, breastfeeding and hair loss.
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.
8 tips to get our children learning over the summer holidays written by Hannah Ogahara from Love Learning Tutors.
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.
I’m really confused with all the contraception options
With National Breastfeeding Week commencing this week, we ask nutritional therapist Louisa Dowling what food you should be eating when breastfeeding.
Zita West, midwife to many an A-lister, and author of the Zita West Pregnancy Companion shares her tips for preparing for labour.
Elizabeth Pantley, author of The No-Cry Sleep Solution Series, offers some sound advice on how best to move house with a baby or toddler.
To mark National Pre-Eclampsia Awareness Day on Friday 22nd July, we asked Wellbeing of Women, the leading charity funding pioneering research into women’s reproductive More
We often get asked about children’s teeth, and what you should do when they start appearing. Dr John Roberts from Weymouth Street Paediatric Dental Care More
We’ve asked expert Ingvild Naestvold, to suggest which therapies she recommends for a healthy, happy baby.
Expressing breastmilk, just like breastfeeding can take a little while to get to grips with. Here are some top tips.
Fancying a career change when you start working again? Some mums will return to the same job, but it’s a great excuse to do something different too!
How important is your diet when you’re trying to conceive? I think it’s incredibly
GBS naturally lives within the human body, but this bacteria can cause problems during childbirth for mother and baby. Find out about its symptoms here.
Makeup expert Ashley Gifford gives some excellent summer wedding makeup advice to have you looking bronzed and beautiful.
Hiring childcare is something that every parent needs to take very seriously before they sign on the dotted line. This is somebody you’re entrusting More
Does your baby cry when they are placed on their back? Do you have problems with breastfeeding? Here are the telltale signs.
Nappy rash is one of those things that if not caught early, can become a really big problem. There are some simple steps to More
An expert piece written by John Roberts on exactly when you should first take your child to see a dentist?
An expert article by Brenda Cheer, Paediatric Specialist Continence Nurse & ERIC Nurse on getting help for children who wet the bed.
Founder and owner of Transition Zone Claire Finlay advises which exercises to do during each trimester of your pregnancy.
An article written by The Drowning Prevention Charity, Royal Life Saying Society UK on how to keep your family safe around water.
Antenatal and breastfeeding expert Louisa van den Bergh helps us to understand if baby is getting the right amount of milk.
In the last few years I’ve noticed much talk about essential fatty acids, and the reoccurring theme is that Omega 3 is essential for More
Author of Feelosophy of Birth explains the importance of choosing your birth tribe to guide you through pregnancy, birth and beyond.
6 Top Tips for Happy Sleeping from the ‘Magic Sleep Fairy’. Click for info on Alison’s Sleep Roadshow this summer, tickets available on Eventbrite.
Pregnancy is the perfect time to be practising yoga. Here’s Tara Lee’s quick guide to 5 yoga poses perfect for pregnancy.
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.
An informative article in how to bounce back from sleep deprivation and what things might help.
Have you ever thought about donating your breast milk? Did you even know you could? My Baba’s resident maternity nurse explains all.
Having diabetes as an adult is very different from parenting a child with diabetes. Diabetes educator Gary Scheiner offers us some excellent care advice.
An expert article on Chicken Pox detailing what to look out for and how best to treat it.
With the imminent arrival of royal baby number two, everyone is talking about how dear little Prince George will cope. We asked our resident expert Elizabeth Pantley More
Fertility expert Zita West explains how inflammation affects the fertility cycle.
An article from MahaDevi yoga centre all about the effects of yoga on children.
An expert article to raise awareness for World Plagiocephaly Awareness Day and safe sleep in babies.
To support World Plagiocephaly Day on April 4th, we asked resident expert Dr Anastasia Alcock to give us the low-down on the condition, what to More
We asked Lesley Gilchrist from My Expert Midwife her thoughts on the importance of skin to skin contact with your newborn, and exactly how soon More
Sometimes it’s a difficult choice between VBAC (vaginal birth after caesarean section) and caesarean, so we asked an expert.
After you have given birth, it can feel like a minefield trying to work out what kind of exercise you can and can’t do. More
What is colic? Colic’s the name given to repeated episodes of intense crying
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
Hello MyBaba family! I recently posted to my instagram, a photo of myself with my everyday makeup and how I enhanced my eyes with More
We had a very concerned mother write to us, who was in the midst of a divorce, and at her wit’s end. She just More
I’ve been seeing the lovely guys from Opus throughout my pregnancy and not only has it made me feel great, it’s nice to have More
In the weeks after welcoming your bundle of joy into the world, you may find yourself eager to lose your pregnancy weight and fit More
Bringing your first baby home is always a bit of a shock – to say the least! We asked blissful baby expert Lisa Clegg More
I was prompted to write this article due to the amount parents who contacted me this January seeking help to resolve their toddler’s sleep More
We’ve seen a lot in the news recently about newborn screening, and we asked our resident expert Dr Ellie Cannon to explain a little More
Hello, from the darkest depths of January! My feet are currently frozen, my dogs are fighting over chew toys and my little one is More
Most mums-to-be have their hospital bag ready and waiting by the door in those last few weeks of pregnancy but not many will have More
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