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What To Expect From A Planned Caesarean

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

What Causes Stretch Marks And How Can I Treat Them?

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

Understanding Colic: A Guide To Soothing Your Baby

Dr. Brown’s provides comprehensive insights into understanding colic, shedding light on its nature and offering practical guidance on assisting your baby through this distressing condition.

How To Prepare Your Baby For The Spring Clock Change

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

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

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

Fertility Fitness: Expert Insights For 2024 By Professor Geeta Nargund

With 1 in 6 people and 1 in 7 couples affected by infertility, it is time we started thinking about how to improve our fertility fitness.

Every Parent Should Know About Cyberbullying. Please Read And Share…

With the recent conclusion of the inquest into the death of Mia Janin, the debate about cyberbullying and how to tackle it is back in the news.

Forget The Flowers, What Mums Really Want For Mother’s Day Is A Break

As Mother’s Day approaches, Louise Boyce author of ‘Mama Still Got it!’ advocates a simple yet profound idea: what mums truly desire isn’t lavish gifts or extravagant gestures. Instead, they long for something priceless—a break.

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

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

The Benefits Of Meditation For Sleep: Expert Insights

There are different ways you can improve your sleep. Let’s talk about the benefits of meditation for sleep.

Preparing for the Classroom: Q&A’s On School Readiness With Izzy Judd And Professor Sam Wass

Welcome to an enlightening Q&A session with Izzy Judd and Professor Sam Wass, a child psychologist. We delve into the vital topic of school readiness, a concern shared by many parents. 

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

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

Expert Advice: Baby Sleep Cycles And Regressions Explained

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

14 Best Apps For New Mums 2024

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

Essential Winter Hair Tips For Braving The British Chill

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

Your Guide To The January Detox: Recipes & Must-Read Tips For Healthy Eating

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.

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Parenting Through Grief: Tips On How To Cope

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

Tips & Tricks To Help Your Child Sleep On Christmas Eve

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

How To Cook A Turkey And Avoid Food Poisoning This Christmas

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

When To Share The Secret Of Father Christmas

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

Mental Health Expert Shares Top Tips For ‘Festive Fatigue’

We spoke with Cai Graham, a Family Mental Health Mentor, who highlights that the holiday season, commonly linked with happiness and kindness, can also introduce unique pressures and anxieties, especially for children and teenagers. She gave us her top tips for avoiding ‘festive fatigue’.

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

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

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

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

How To Prevent Bed Bugs Coming Into Your Home

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

How Best To Prepare Your Children For The Clock Change

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

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

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

Helping Men Through Miscarriage: Useful Strategies For Coping

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

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

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

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

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

Encopresis In Kids: Causes, Diagnosis And How To Cope

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

Keep Kids Safe With This Car Seat Safety Check

Selecting the right car seat for your little one can be a total minefield. But we have the answer: Graco’s latest hub for parents S.A.F.E. Journeys.

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

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

Croup And Children: Everything You Need To Know

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

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

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

Best Treatments For Baby Eczema: Everything You Need To Know

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

What Is Included In A Newborn Screening Test?

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

National Eczema Week: Skincare Solutions To Know

The constant battle against flare-ups and the search for effective treatments can be truly frustrating, and that’s why we’ve done some research into the best eczema skincare solutions for all ages.

Expert Advice For Dealing With Back to School Anxiety

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

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

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

How To Deal With The Ultimate Parenting Taboo: Motherhood Rage

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

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

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

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How To Cope With Back To School Bugs

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

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

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

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

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

9 Things You Need To Know About Becoming An Egg Donor

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

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

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

Breastfeeding Twins Like A Pro: Essential Tips And Tricks

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

8 Language Classes For Young Children In London

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

Starting Fertility Treatment? Professor Geeta Nargund Reveals All

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

Everything You Need to Know About Baby Teeth

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

Dressing Baby For Bed: What To Wear In Different Temperatures

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

What Is Flat Head Syndrome?

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

Your Ultimate Guide To Breastfeeding In The Summer Heat

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

10 Things You Need To Know About Mummy Wine Culture

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

How To Help Your Kids Manage Exam Stress

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

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

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

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

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

Baby Positions In The Womb Before Birth

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

How To Exercise In Tune With Your Menstrual Cycle

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

Delivering The Placenta: What To Expect

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

The Doctors Guide to Hay Fever

Everything You Need To Know About Hay Fever

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

Taking Care Of Your Mental Health During Pregnancy

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

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

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

The Difference Between Endometriosis and Adenomyosis

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

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

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

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

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

How To Manage Rosacea During Pregnancy + Recommended Products

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

Baby Massage: 10 Top Tips To Get Started

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

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

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

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

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

10 Of The Best Home Remedies For Chickenpox

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

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

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

Coping With Allergies At School: Expert Advice For Parents

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

Dressing For Winter Babywearing: What You Need To Know

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

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

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

9 Tips For Surviving Christmas With Your ADHD Child

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

Are Anti-Ageing Skincare Products Going Out Of Fashion?

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

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

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

Homelessness And Pregnancy: Why We Need To Take Action Now

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

Top Tips For Helping Your Dyslexic Teen With Their Revision

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

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

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

Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease

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

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

7 Reasons Your Baby Should Learn To Swim

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

How To Deal With Constipation In Infants And Toddlers

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

12 Things You Can Start Doing to Improve Your Fertility

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

TTC: What Supplements Should I Take? Expert Advice For Men And Women

“Knowing which nutrients you need to support pre-conception and pregnancy can help support you on your journey to trying to conceive.” Lesley Gilchrist.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Autism in Girls: Does My Daughter Have Autism?

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

7 Ways To Support A Friend Dealing With Baby Loss

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

Dealing With Baby Loss: A Reader’s Story

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

5 Tips To Help Dyslexics Learn Tricky Spelling

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

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

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

Your Top 10 Babywearing Questions Answered

Which baby carrier is right for me? How do I make sure my baby is seated safely and in the hip-healthy ‘M’ position?

How To Fix Common Eyebrow Issues

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

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

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

Dummies And Baby Teeth: Everything You Need To Know

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

4 Simple Ways To Support Your Kids’ Health

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

How To Deal With Your Baby’s Separation Anxiety

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

Top 10 Tips On Tackling Nits And Head Lice

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

How To Talk To Children About The Death Of The Queen

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

How To Talk To Your Young Children About Dementia

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

20 Of The Best Organic Ingredients For Natural Baby Skincare

A look into the ingredients used in organic, natural baby skincare and why they are so good for your baby.

What Are The Benefits Of Reflexology For Fertility And Pregnancy?

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

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Top Tips For Preparing Your Child For Primary School

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

What To Consider In The Fourth Trimester

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

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

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

Breastfeeding v Bottle Feeding: What New Mums Need To Know

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

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

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

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

How To Adjust To The Back To School Sleep Routine

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

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

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

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

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

Does My Child Have Asthma?

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

Is Your Child Highly Sensitive? Tips & Advice For Parents

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

Pregnant In A Heatwave? Here’s How To Cope

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

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

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

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

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

10 Things You Need To Know About Bowel Cancer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Keeping Safe In Hot Weather: Top 5 Tips For Summer Babywearing

Expert advice on how to keep you and baby from overheating and how best to protect your baby from the sun.

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A Guide To Male Infertility: Causes, Tests And Solutions

Let’s talk about male infertility. Dr James Hopkisson, Medical Director at TFP Fertility Group is on hand to answer our questions.

Everything You Need To Know About Sciatica In Pregnancy

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

Chickenpox And Kids: Everything You Need To Know

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

Ten Things Nobody Tells You About Giving Birth

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

Does My Baby Have Colic? And Is There Anything I Can Do?

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.

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

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

Why You Should Swap The School Run For A School Walk

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

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

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

C-section Recovery: Everything You Need To Know

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

7 Ways Mums Can Deal Positively With Mum Rage

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

Coping With Anxiety: Breathing Techniques For Kids

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

6 Ways To Look After Your Child’s Mental Health

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

The Best Schools In The UK For SEND

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

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

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

5 Conversations To Build Strong Mental Health In Your Kids

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

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

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

Mindfulness for Kids

How To Practice Mindfulness Techniques With Your Children

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

10 Things You Need To Know About Postpartum Anxiety

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

5 Ways To Plan For Your Children’s Future

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

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

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

8 Ways To Promote A Positive Body Image To Your Kids

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Leonora’s Lowdown On Dyslexia, Neurodiversity And Helpful Resources

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

Tooth Whitening: How To Safely Achieve That Perfect Smile

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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5 Steps To Reduce Stress During Pregnancy

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

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

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

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

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

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

Can Stress Make It Harder To Conceive?

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

Periods: Why Every Woman Needs To Know About Cycle Syncing

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

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

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

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

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

Is My Child Dyslexic

How Do I Know If My Child Is Dyslexic?

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

How to Cure Dyslexia

How To Cure Dyslexia And Dyspraxia 

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

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

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

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

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

The Caesarean Scar: Everything You Need To Know

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Six Tips To Help Beat The Mum Burnout

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

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

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

Do I Have The Baby Blues Or Postnatal Depression?

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

Tackling New School Year Anxiety For Parents and Children With Baby Annabell And Anna Williamson

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.

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Drinking During Pregnancy: What Is Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder?

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

Safe Sleep Solutions For Babies In Partnership With The Lullaby Trust

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

How To Shape And Manage Your Young Child’s Behaviour

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Can Nursery Art Help Brain And Vision Development In Babies?

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

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

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

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

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

Everything You Need To Know About Mastitis

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

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17 Common Breastfeeding Myths Debunked

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

Heavy Periods: What Are Your Options For Coping?

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

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

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

How Can Parents Manage Their Own Triggers To Toddler Tantrums?

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

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The Ultimate Guide To Pregnancy And Veins

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

Everything You Need To Know About Breastfeeding And Pumping

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

7 Tips To Stop Family Arguments Ruining Your Summer Holiday

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

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

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

Mummy Hacks For Travelling With A Little One

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.

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

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

Your Potty Training Questions Answered!

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

The Nitty Gritty Guide to Ovulation

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

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

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

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Getting Pregnant: Everything You Need To Know About Implantation

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

How Will My Baby Be Monitored In Labour?

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

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

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

All You Need To Know About Tick Bites By Lucinda Miller

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

How To Tell Your Children You Are Getting A Divorce

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

What To Consider When Choosing A Nursery For Your Baby

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

Coping With Grief After Losing A Child

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ten Easy Rituals For Healthy Social Emotional Development

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

Consultant Paediatrician On How To Wean A Baby With Reflux

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

How Singing Can Positively Affect Mental Health In New Mums

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

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

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

Expert Tips To Support Your Child’s Mental Health

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

How To Get Young Girls To Talk About How They Feel

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

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

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

How To Look After Your Maternal Mental Health

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

Caesarean Birth: An Overview And What To Expect

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

Weaning Your CMPA Baby: Important Things You Need To Know

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Annabel Karmel: How To Successfully Wean Your Baby

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

Domestic Abuse: Legal Advice From A Top Barrister

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

Optimising Your Health When Trying To Conceive

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

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

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

Should I Opt for a VBAC or Repeat Caesarean Section?

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

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

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

10 Important Tips: How To Gain Confidence As A Parent

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

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

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

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

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

What Is Vaginal Seeding? Weighing Up The Risks V Benefits

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

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

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

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

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

How To Help Your Child Recover From A Course Of Antibiotics

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

How To Recognise Signs And Symptoms Of Dyspraxia

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

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

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

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Choosing The Right Way To Sleep Train Your Baby

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

Why We Need to Be Talking About Endometriosis. Now.

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

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

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

Covid-19 And The Implications For Fertility Treatment

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sleep Support Month: Your Ultimate Guide To Baby Sleep

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

The Best Family Car Guide: Which Car Is Right For Your Family?

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.

How To Approach Exercise During AND After Childbirth

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

The Sunshine Nutrient: Why Our Children Need Vitamin D

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

How To Save For Your Child’s Future

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

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

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

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

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

Mindful Activities Parents Can Do With Children During Lockdown

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

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

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

Pregnant In A Pandemic? Read The Latest Advice Here

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

7 Ways to Help a New Mother

7 Ways to Help a New Mother

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

Reasons Why Music Is Crucial For Your Child’s Development

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

Why Is Reading Your Child A Bedtime Story So Important? (Plus Top 5 Bedtime Story Books)

National Story Telling Week begins on Saturday 30th January. Which books will you be reading to your children?

CORONAVIRUS: How Will The New Strain Affect Our Children?

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

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

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

Homeschooling: Expert Tips, Best Learning Kits And FREE Downloadable Resources

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.

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

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

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

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

Preparing For Birth: The Best Stretches To Help With Labour

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

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

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

How To Use Superfoods To Increase Fertility And General Wellbeing

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

A Guide To Pregnancy Yoga: Everything You Need To Know

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

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REFLUX: Leading Expert Professor Shah Answers Your Questions

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

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

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

Expert Reveals Pregnancy Exercise Mistakes You’re Making

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

What To Expect From Pregnancy And Birth In Lockdown

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

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

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

How Do I Treat Melasma When I’m Pregnant?

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

Everything You Need To Know About Pelvic Girdle Pain

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

How To Lay The Foundations For A Healthy Pregnancy

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

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

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

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

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

How To Choose The Right School For Your Child

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

8 Ways To Help A Child Adjust To A New Sibling

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

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

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

13 Tips For Optimising Your Nutrition After Pregnancy

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

Survival Guide: Top 10 Tips For New Dads

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

Is a Fresh or Frozen Embryo Transfer Better?

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

Sophrology: A Gentle Method to Overcome Stress

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

New Parent Must-Read: Debunking Newborn Baby Myths

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

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

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

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

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

Does My Baby Need A Routine?

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

Essentials Things You Can Do to Reduce the Risk of SIDS

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

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

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

Expert Tips & Advice on How to Be A Confident Parent

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

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

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

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How To Look After Your Teeth During Pregnancy

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

Tips On Cultivating Empathy Within Your Family

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

7 Practical Tips To Develop Resilience Based On Neuroscience

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

What Is Death Anxiety? With Strategies On How To Cope

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Want To Know How To Handle Eczema Flare Ups?

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

The Modern Midwife On Understanding The Postnatal Period

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

10 Top Tips For Dealing With Picky Eaters

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

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

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

The Modern Midwife On Navigating Pregnancy And Preparing For Birth 

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

The New Normal: How To Support Your Child Returning To School

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 To Talk To Your Child About Racism

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

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

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

Reasons To Sign Your Baby Up To Monkey Music

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

What Foods Should I Be Eating During My Period?

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

Top Tips For Mums To Get Through Wine O’Clock

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

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What Is Abdominal Separation and What Can I Do About it?

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

Has Your Child’s Development Been Affected By Lockdown?

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

How To Prepare Your Child For Their First Day At School During Covid-19

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 Teach Your Baby To Drink From An Open Cup

We asked the experts at Babycup for some advice on how to get started. 

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

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

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

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

10 Great Reasons Your Family Should Adopt A Cat

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

Everything You Need To Know About Group B Strep & Pregnancy

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

5 Easy Tips to Taking Better Family Photographs

5 Easy Tips For Taking Better Family Photographs

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

6 Tips For Helping Your Autistic Child Return To School

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

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

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

Advice On How To Help Your Child Overcome Recurring Nightmares

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

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Bowel Cancer 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Top Tips To Help Parents Sleep During The Coronavirus Outbreak

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

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Why You Should Never Force A Child To Eat

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

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

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

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

Fertility In The Pandemic: What’s Going On?

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

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

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

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

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

5 Tips For Caring For Babies Born With Clefts

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

Epidural 101: Everything Expectant Mothers Need to Know

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

Best New Children’s Books To Read During Lockdown

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!

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

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

Can I Enjoy Sex During Pregnancy?

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

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

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

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

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

How To Access Virtual Breastfeeding Support During The Pandemic #mybreastfeedingtip

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

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

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

5 Tips To Protect Your Immunity During Pregnancy

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?

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

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

How To Maintain Your Calm With The Family At Home (For The Foreseeable Future!)

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.

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

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

Tips For Families Of Children With Special Education Needs #coronavirus

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

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

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

7 Things You Need To Consider When Choosing An Antenatal Class

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.

CORONAVIRUS: What Effect Is This Having On Our Kids?

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

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7 Simple Steps To Secure A Love Of Early Years Learning

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?

How To Boost The Creativity Inside Every Child

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!

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

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

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How To Talk To Your Children About Coronavirus

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.

How To Introduce Solid Food To Your Baby

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

Everything You Need To Know About Ectopic Pregnancies

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

FIVE Everyday Green Challenges For Tired Parents

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

10 Helpful Ways To Deal With The Baby Blues

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

What Is Newborn Screening And What Are The Benefits?

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

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

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

Here’s How UK Childcare Risks Extinction by 2036

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

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How to Start a Conversation with Your Child About Mental Health

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.

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

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

SIX Ways You Can Return To Work With Confidence

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

Colic What it is and how to cope

What Is Colic And How To Cope?

Infant colic is a common condition, affecting around 1 in 5 infants in the UK in their first month

Top 3 Tips for Babies with Eczema

Top 3 Tips for Babies with Eczema

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

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

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

Childcare Is More Expensive Than Sending Your Child To University

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

Best Children’s Books To Kick Off 2020

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

Why Is A Birth Plan So Important?

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

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

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

Should I Encourage Rough Play?

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

What is the Best Age to Freeze My Eggs?

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

Everything You Need To Know To Potty Train Your Child

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

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How to Make Christmas No Cook Play Dough

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

Proposed Childcare Policies: Who Should I Vote for?

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

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

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

How to Survive The Four Month Sleep Regression

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

How to Solve Toddler Sleep Problems

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

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Parental Control, Ep 7: How To Spot A Sleep Problem & Eliminate Bedtime Battles

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?

Does My Baby Have Reflux? The Signs & How To Combat It

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.

Expectation v Experience: Do You Have A Birth Plan?

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

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

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

Should My Child Have The Flu Vaccine?

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

Are You Showing Your Child Enough Love & Affection?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pregnant? 10 Things You Need to Know About Iron

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.

What To Expect In The Fourth Trimester

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

7 Ways to Take Charge and Give Birth Like A Feminist

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

Why Are So Many Parents Home Schooling Their Children?

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

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

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

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

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

11 Must-Read Hacks for Staying Sane as a Parent

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

10 Tips for Surviving the First Year of Motherhood

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

Fertility Treatments Explained: What Are My Options?

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

7 Mistakes Parents Make When Dealing with Bedwetting

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

14 Simple Tips for Raising Happy Children

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

First Aid: What To Do if Your Baby is Choking

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

8 Tips to Boost Your Fertility and Chances of Conceiving

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

Parental Control, Episode 2: Why Is Sugar So Addictive? & Are My Children Eating Too Much Of It?

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

5 Tips for Settling Your Child Into Nursery

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

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

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

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

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

Surviving A Pregnancy: A Personal Experience Of Hyperemesis Gravidarum

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.

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

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

Top Ten Tips to Engage Your Child in REAL Play

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

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

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

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Sperm Freezing: Why and When Should it Be Considered?

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

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Teach Your Children Mindfulness with These 5 Top Tips

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

The Main Risk of Child Accidents and How To Prevent Them

Where is my child most at risk of an accident?

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Tips on Coping with The Pressure of Being the ‘Perfect’ Parent

Every pregnancy to child journey is and will be different as there is no rule book. Follow what works well for YOU.

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Top 10 Tips for Managing Postnatal Depression

Mind coach, counsellor and author Anna Williamson on how to manage postnatal depression.

How Much Screen Time Is Too Much For Children?

Is it time to have a conversation about screen time? We look at how to read the guidelines and find a healthy balance.

Advice For New Mums Coping With Postnatal Depression

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.

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9 Ways to Help Your Child Become More Resilient

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

How To Protect Your Family From Allergens Indoors & Outdoors

Making these small changes will improve the air quality for your family both in your home and also in the wider world.

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The AMH Test Explained: How Reliable IS It?

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

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

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

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What’s Stopping Your Child from Sleeping Like a Baby?

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.

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Should I Vaccinate? Chicken Pox, Pregnancy & Toddlers

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.

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Yoga for Kids: The Benefits & Tips on How to Get Started

Yoga helps children develop body awareness, understand correct postural alignment and learn how to cultivate a sense of relaxation on their own

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Breastfeeding: How to Establish Positive Foundations to Get it Right

Dr. Spatz (from UPENN and CHOP) shares her wisdom on setting solid foundations for breastfeeding to support mother and baby.

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Best Exercises for Common Post-Birth Issues

MAMAWELL’s Rosie Stockley outlines the main ‘issues’ post-pregnancy, and the most beneficial exercises to do in the postnatal period.

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Five Different Baby Positions in The Womb & What They Mean

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.

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Car Seat Safety: ISOFIX, Top Tethers, Support Legs & Seat Belts EXPLAINED

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. 

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Everything Meghan Markle Needs to Know About Pregnancy Piles

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

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Smartphones: Are Your Kids at Risk from Being Mind-Hacked by Tech Giants?

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.

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Why We’re Collecting Our Baby’s Stem Cells for Storage

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.

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Ovarian Cancer: What You Should Know

The symptoms of ovarian cancer can be similar to those of other conditions, so it is important to understand what to look for.

Going Back On Contraception Post Pregnancy? Here’s What You Need To Know

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.

10 Practical Self-Care Hacks Every Parent Should Know

Being a parent is hard work so anything you can do to make your life a little easier must be a good idea.

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How to Solve The 7 Biggest Sleep Problems in Toddlers

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

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Top Five Tips to Help Children Deal with Stress

Ways of dealing with stress vary with each circumstance and each child.

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How to Tell if Your Child is Highly Sensitive

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

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Breastfeeding Problems: How to Boost Breast Milk Supply & More

I’m planning ahead of time to boost breast milk supply before my baby is born – what key things should I be doing?

What to Consider When Returning to Exercise After Giving Birth

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.

Tip Tops For a Full Night’s Sleep During Peak Cold & Flu Season

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 on Sugar

Are Your Children Eating Too Much Sugar?

Nutritionist Gabriela Peacock gives us the low-down on children and sugar, with some top tips for making the right choices. 

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Top 10 Common Pregnancy Pains & How to Prevent, Help and Treat Them

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

Fever and Bacteria and Children

What to Do When Your Child Has a Very High Fever – All Your Fears Addressed Here

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

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How to Help Toddlers Manage Their Emotions & Avoid Tantrums

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.

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Probiotics for Infants Explained: How to Improve Your Baby’s Gut Health

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.

Important Tips to Help Your Child Overcome Their Fear of The Dentist

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.

How to Deal with The “Nitty Gritty“ Parts of Pregnancy

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.

What is The Difference Between Bribes v Rewards for Good Behaviour?

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.

How to Survive The School Playground Bullies

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.

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Top Tips for Dads on How Best to Bond with Baby

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.

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Tips on Transitioning Your Child from Cot to Big Bed

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

How To Reduce Your Risk Of Pelvic Organ Prolapse

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

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FIVE Must-Read Tips to Prevent The Winter Flu Virus

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. 

cmv infections

What Are The Risks of Hugging and Kissing Your Child When Pregnant?

Should you also abstain from hugging and kissing your other children in order to prevent the spread of infection and CMV viruses?

How To Cope With Adult Eczema This Autumn

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.

What Is Paediatric Osteopathy & Do Newborns Need It?

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

Baby myths debunked

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

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

Mix It Up! Why A Varied Diet Is So Important In The First Few Years

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.

Breastfeeding babies and growing

How Fast Should My Breastfed Baby Be Growing?

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. 

How To Tell Your Child They Have A Genetic Disorder

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.

How To Combat Lower Back Pain During Pregnancy

Lower back pain is very common during pregnancy. We find out what’s causing it and how to relieve it.

How To Identify Speech Difficulties In Your Toddler

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.

Do You Know The Signs Of Sepsis? These Symptoms Could Be Deadly

Sepsis is a serious complication of an infection. Here is how to spot the symptoms in your child.

Is Your Child Having Too Much Screen Time?

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

Must-Read: Educate Yourself on Family Nutrition for a Healthier Life

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 challenges

Scenarios and Solutions: What to Do When Breastfeeding is a Challenge

Breastfeeding should be the most natural and easy thing to do, but many new mums have found that this isn’t always the case!

Protecting income

Should Protecting My Income Be A Financial Priority?

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?”

baby massage

How to Treat Colic, Constipation and Wind with Baby Massage

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.

Lactation Consultant Vanessa Christie Answers Your Questions on Breastfeeding

The results of our live Twitter chat with Lactation Consultant Vanessa Christie. Vanessa answers our reader questions on breastfeeding.

Dealing with Hernias and Haemorrhoids In and After Pregnancy

An expert article on hernias and haemorrhoids in and after pregnancy by Gordon Buchanan, Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon at Lister Hospital.

James Duigan on Fertility and Stress

James Duigan’s Clean and Lean Pregnancy Guide on Fertility and Stress

For years studies have been showing that stress is linked to fertility – which can lead to a vicious cycle of feeling stressed that More

Self employed and screwed

Self Employed & Screwed! Tax Advice for The Self Employed Mama

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?

Dealing with tantrums

Expert Advice on How to Deal with Temper Tantrums

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.

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16 Top Tips To Remember When You’re Having A Baby

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.

Toddler mealtimes

How to Get Your Toddler to Sit Still and Try New Foods At Mealtimes

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.

Breaking Mum & Dad: Anna Williamson on Coping with Parenting Anxiety

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.

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

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

Identifying the Cause of Your Child’s Rash & Tips on How to Treat Them

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.

New mums advice

Top Five Tips: Staying Connected to Your True Self

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.

Breakfast like champions

Why Your Little Munchkins Should Breakfast Like Champions

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.

Sophie Wilkinson On Baby Sleep

Certified sleep consultant Sophie Wilkinson from Baby Sleep the Night. Sophie is a mental health practitioner for children and she has over a decade More

Is my toddler speaking enough? What to expect in the first few years of speech and language

Research shows a two-year-old’s language development can strongly predict reading skills on entry into school, as well as later educational attainment.

Lone Parent Life Hacks – The Secrets to Single Parent Success

An article by Leadership and Parenting Coach, Nina Farr on lone parent life hacks and the secrets to single parent success

Men at birth

Dads: 10 Practical Ways to be Helpful During Pregnancy

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.

breastfeeding

Top Three Nutrition Tips for Breastfeeding Mums

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.

Top Tips for the Labour Room

How To Reduce The Risk Of Tearing During Labour

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

How Can I Start a Conversation About Online Safety with My Child?

An expert article by Childnet International on how you can start a conversation about online safety with your child.

Top 10 Tips for Creating a Positive Birth Experience through Hypnobirthing

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.

Mindfulness

How Mindfulness and Mindset Can Really Make a Difference to Mums

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.

Epilepsy in babies

The Low-Down on Epilepsy in Babies & What to Expect in The Long Term

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.

How To Help Your Baby’s Gut Health Right From The Start

Breastfeeding and caesarean birth affects your baby’s gut health. Here’s how you can help their gut health from the very start.

What Is SPF? Why Do I Need It? & How Do I Stay Safe In The Sun?

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.

The importance of practising mindfulness with your children

Buddhify creator Rohan Gunatillake speaks to us about the importance of meditation and mindfulness for both parents and children.

From Contractions to the Birthing Pool: A Day in the Life of a Midwife

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.

How To Combat Eczema During Pregnancy

Eczema is the most common skin condition during pregnancy. Here’s how to treat dry and eczema prone skin when pregnant.

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Are You In A Relationship But Not Married? You Need to Know This.

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.

Gut Health & Pregnancy: What To Eat And What To Avoid

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.

Child Language Development: What To Expect And When

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.

Routine and Sleep

Baby Sleep: How To Set Up A Healthy Infant Sleep Pattern

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!

Choosing a family pet

Pondering Getting a Pet? Here’s How Your Kids Can Benefit

An article by Emily Parker on how your kids can benefit from owning a pet.

Beat the Bloat

What Causes Bloating During Pregnancy?

Leonora speaks to health expert Jane Clarke about why women feel bloated during pregnancy and the best ways to remedy it.

Mum vs The Easter Bunny: 5 Ways To Kick The Sugar Habit Post-Easter

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.

Autism in Babies

Autism in Babies: Watch Out for These Key Signs

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.

Bank of mum and dad

Are You Destined To Become The Bank of Mum & Dad?

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.

How To Prepare Your Child For Nursery & Help Them Settle In

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.

Co-Sleeping what you need to know

Co-Sleeping: The Facts You Need To Know

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?

7 Common Mistakes Parents Make Dealing With Sibling Rivalry

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!!

Hand Engraved Pendant

The Perfect Mother’s Day Gift: A Hand-Engraved Pendant

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

Baby and cows milk allergy

COWS’ MILK PROTEIN ALLERGY: Leading Expert Professor Neil Shah Answers Your Questions

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.

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Planning Your IVF Trip Abroad? The Things You Need to Know

Dr Caroline Phillips from Fertility Clinics Abroad gives us the low-down on important things to think about before heading oversees for IVF treatment.

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6 Genius Ways To Make Your Children Love Reading

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.

This Is Why Your Periods Are Going Haywire in The Winter

An expert article by Dr Preethi Daniel, Clinical Director from London Doctors Clinic on the different side effects of your period during the winter.

5 important things to know smear test

Did You Know These 5 Important Things About Your Smear Test?

The importance of regular smears cannot be overestimated. In the UK, approx 9 cases of cervical cancer are diagnosed every day.

Routine and Sleep

A Quick Q&A with The Blissful Baby Expert on Routine & Sleep

The Blissful Baby expert answers your reader questions on baby and toddler sleep and routine in a live Twitter chat – here are the results!

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Simple and Effective Exercises Busy Mamas Can Do at Home

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.

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The Right Way To Use Positive Reinforcement

An expert article by Dr Andy Cope, from Art of Brilliance on how to escape from zombie land.

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

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

Encouraging Manners at Christmas

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

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

12 Things To Do To Prepare For Your Baby's Arrival

12 Things To Do To Prepare For Your Baby’s Arrival

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. 

Genetic Testing Pre Pregnancy

Home Genetic Testing Kits – Should We Be Getting Tested Pre Pregnancy?

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. 

Flu jab during pregnancy

All You Need To Know About The Flu Vaccine During Pregnancy

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

What You Need To Know About Bronchiolitis

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

Tips for Relieving Exam Stress

Three Steps to Help Children Relieve Exam Anxiety

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

Piles

The Gruesome Truth About Haemorrhoids During Pregnancy

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.

Five Things To Ask When Visiting A Nursery School

Magus Education’s guide to nursery schools, detailing five things to ask when visiting a nursery school.

Everything You Need To Know About Diabetes

With World Diabetes Day commencing today, we ask registered dietician Jennifer Smith to give us the lowdown on diabetes.

Insulin Needs During Pregnancy: A 9-Month “Log Flume” Ride by Gary Scheiner MS, CDE

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

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

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

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

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The Complete Low-Down on the Health Visitor

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.

Should I Vaccinate My Children

What Every Parent Needs to Know About Vaccinations

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

Is It Healthy For Children To Follow A Vegan Diet?

Experts warn that we’re eating too much meat, but is going vegan really the answer?

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

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

The Importance of a Stress-Free Pregnancy

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

How Do Osteopaths Treat Colic?

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

The #TBT Debate: Exercising During Pregnancy With Diabetes?

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

How To Be A Good Enough Parent

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

Double Dutch Plait Girl’s Hair Tutorial

Learn how to do a double dutch plait in your little girl’s hair. It’s tricky! Can you master it?

Baby-Led Potty Training

Baby-led Potty Training Solutions to 5 Common Newborn Problems

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

The Best Ways To Deal With A Toddler Tantrum

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

6 Top Tips For Happy Cooking With Your Children

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

Top 10 Ways To Help Your Child With Their Homework

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

Dutch Braid Ponytail Hair Tutorial

A kids Dutch braid ponytail hair tutorial, perfect for back to school.

cranial osteopathy and newborns

Should I Take My Newborn Baby to An Osteopath?

Osteopathic assessment and treatment for newborns is recommended as early as possible after birth

Can Reflexology Benefit Children?

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

Jane Clarke Nutrition and Stress

Can Our Children Really Be Stressed? 8 Stress-Busting Foods to Help

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

Children's Weight by Jane Clarke

Why Our Children Are Overweight and What We Can Do To Help

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

How To Produce The Perfect Sleep Routine For New Babies

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

How To Grow A Small Business Using Your Mum Community

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.

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

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

Help with Polycystic Ovaries

What is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome?

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

What Are The Most Googled Kids’ Health Symptoms? 

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.

Dining Out With Kids: The Restaurant Behaviour Rulebook

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

Help! My Son Is Terrorising The Cats!

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.

Eczema and Food Allergies

All You Need to Know About Eczema and Food Allergies in Infants and Children

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

4 Myths About Post-Pregnancy Hair Loss

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

Manage Your Child’s Screen Time With These Steps

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

8 Ways To Keep Children Learning Over The Summer Holidays

8 tips to get our children learning over the summer holidays written by Hannah Ogahara from Love Learning Tutors.

Breastfeeding Advice For New Mums AND Dads

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

Contraception post pregnancy

What Do I Do About Contraception Post Pregnancy?

I’m really confused with all the contraception options

The Best Foods To Eat When Breastfeeding

With National Breastfeeding Week commencing this week, we ask nutritional therapist Louisa Dowling what food you should be eating when breastfeeding.

Call the Midwife: Zita West’s Top Tips for Labour

Zita West, midwife to many an A-lister, and author of the Zita West Pregnancy Companion shares her tips for preparing for labour.

Moving with a Baby or Toddler

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.

What is Pre-eclampsia

What IS Pre-eclampsia? A Guide to Everything You Need To Know

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

All You Need to Know About Children's Teeth

All You Need to Know About Children’s Teeth

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

5 Therapies That Are Beneficial For Your Baby

We’ve asked expert Ingvild Naestvold, to suggest which therapies she recommends for a healthy, happy baby.

Breastfeeding: Top Tips for Expressing

Expressing breastmilk, just like breastfeeding can take a little while to get to grips with. Here are some top tips.

Top Tips On Returning to Work After Maternity Leave

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!

Nutritionist on Fertility

Britain’s Most Trusted Nutritionist on What You Should Be Eating When Trying to Conceive

How important is your diet when you’re trying to conceive? I think it’s incredibly

How Group B Strep Infection Can Affect You And Your Baby

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.

summer makeup tutorial

Summer Makeup Tutorial: The Sun-Kissed Look

Makeup expert Ashley Gifford gives some excellent summer wedding makeup advice to have you looking bronzed and beautiful.

Essential Steps to Take Before Employing a Nanny

What Are The Essential Steps to Take Before Employing a Nanny?

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

Five Signs Your Baby Is In Discomfort

Does your baby cry when they are placed on their back? Do you have problems with breastfeeding? Here are the telltale signs.

Nikki Khan on Nappy Rash

Everything You Need To Know About Nappy Rash

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

When Should You First Take Your Child to a Dentist?

An expert piece written by John Roberts on exactly when you should first take your child to see a dentist?

Everything You Need To Know About Bedwetting

An expert article by Brenda Cheer, Paediatric Specialist Continence Nurse & ERIC Nurse on getting help for children who wet the bed.

The Best Exercises To Do Throughout Your Pregnancy

Founder and owner of Transition Zone Claire Finlay advises which exercises to do during each trimester of your pregnancy.

Staying Safe in Water This Summer

Keep Your Family Water Safe this Summer

An article written by The Drowning Prevention Charity, Royal Life Saying Society UK on how to keep your family safe around water.

Breastfeeding Is My Child Getting Enough Milk

Is My Baby Getting Enough Milk? Here Are The Signs

Antenatal and breastfeeding expert Louisa van den Bergh helps us to understand if baby is getting the right amount of milk.

Omega 3 and Children's Brains

How Omega 3 Physically Affects A Child’s Brain

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

How To Choose Your Birth Tribe

Author of Feelosophy of Birth explains the importance of choosing your birth tribe to guide you through pregnancy, birth and beyond.

Babies and Sleep Tips

6 Top Tips for Happy Sleeping from the ‘Magic Sleep Fairy’

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.

5 Yoga Poses Perfect for Pregnancy

Pregnancy is the perfect time to be practising yoga. Here’s Tara Lee’s quick guide to 5 yoga poses perfect for pregnancy.

Breastfeeding My Newborn – How Can My Partner Help?

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

Bouncing Back from Sleep Deprivation

Bouncing Back from Sleep Deprivation

An informative article in how to bounce back from sleep deprivation and what things might help.

Mary Ashton: Should You Donate Your Breast Milk?

Have you ever thought about donating your breast milk? Did you even know you could? My Baba’s resident maternity nurse explains all.

Gary Scheiner’s Top Tips On Caring For Children With Diabetes

Having diabetes as an adult is very different from parenting a child with diabetes. Diabetes educator Gary Scheiner offers us some excellent care advice.

Dr Ellie Cannon on The Dreaded Chicken Pox

An expert article on Chicken Pox detailing what to look out for and how best to treat it.

Bringing Home Your Second Baby

Top Tips To Help Your First Born Adjust to the Arrival of a Baby Brother or Sister

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

Zita West On The “Radical” Approach To Fertility And Miscarriage

Fertility expert Zita West explains how inflammation affects the fertility cycle.

How Yoga Therapy Can Help Your Child

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

Flat Head Syndrome – The Side-Effect of ‘Safer Sleep’

An expert article to raise awareness for World Plagiocephaly Awareness Day and safe sleep in babies.

Skin to Skin Contact

How Important is Skin to Skin Contact with Your Newborn?

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

VBAC-v-Caesarean

Caesarean Awareness Month 2017: Should You Have A VBAC OR Caesarean?

Sometimes it’s a difficult choice between VBAC (vaginal birth after caesarean section) and caesarean, so we asked an expert.

Top Tips for Getting Back to Fitness After Having Your Baby

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? And How Baby Massage Can Help

What is colic? Colic’s the name given to repeated episodes of intense crying

Talking mindful to your child

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

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

No Make-up Makeup Tutorial for The Natural Look

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

10 Steps to an Easier Divorce for Your Toddler

10 Things to Tell Your Child When You’re Getting a Divorce

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

Safe Exercising During Pregnancy

Pregnancy: Relaxin and Postural Change: Which Exercises Are Safe During Pregnancy?

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

Post Pregnancy Nutrition

Important Advice on Post-Pregnancy Nutrition

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

Top Tips for Parents with Newborns

Ten Helpful Tips for Mothers with Newborns

Bringing your first baby home is always a bit of a shock – to say the least! We asked blissful baby expert Lisa Clegg More

How to cope with toddler sleep regression

How To Cope with Toddler Sleep Regression

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

Newborn Screening Explained

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

Beautifully Natural Date Night Makeup Tutorial

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

Baby's First Aid Kit

A List of Everything You’ll Need for Your Baby’s First Health Kit

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

Sharenting

Kids on Display: What ARE The Dangers of Sharenting?

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