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Discover The Outdoors: Thule Urban Glide 3 Launches With Exciting Updates

Thule Urban Glide 3 launched over the weekend. This new iteration of Thule’s beloved all-terrain stroller now comes with exciting updates and for the first time, a four-wheel option!

Best Foods For Weaning Your Baby

Weaning is such an important time and I remember so well the excitement and nerves that come with learning how to wean, and what things to start with.

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. 

Easter Extravaganza: Top 8 Egg Hunts In London You Can’t Miss!

The Easter holidays have arrived! If you’re busy planning things to do, why not book an Easter Egg Hunt in London and beyond? We’ve More

50 Easter Crafts And Activities To Keep The Kids Amused During The Holidays

Nanny Anita’s 50 favourite Easter crafts and activities to keep the whole family busy over the holidays.

A Winter Warmer: Try This ‘Yum Yum’ Broth Recipe Perfect For A Cold January Day

If you’re looking for the best broth recipe for a hearty January meal, you’ve got to try this one.

18 Musical Movies The Whole Family Will Love This Christmas

Favourite family musical movies to watch this Christmas!

Check Out The Best Christmas Ads 2023

Christmas adverts are becoming something we all look forward to seeing in the run up to Christmas. Here are some of our favourites for 2023. 

Tips And Tricks For Building A Sustainable Capsule Wardrobe

Are you ready to transform your wardrobe into an eco-conscious closet? Journalist Rebecca Newman recruits a stylist to help her do exactly that. 

Tripp Trapp From Stokke: Newborn To Adult, The Chair That’s Revolutionised Family Mealtimes

This iconic chair has transformed mealtime routines for generations thanks to its ingenious design and seamless adaptability.

8 Ways To Look Stylish During Pregnancy

Being pregnant is undoubtedly one of the most exciting times in your life, but for many it throws our sense of style in to utter chaos.

Spooooky Frankenstein Marshmallow Pops Recipe For Halloween

Looking for Halloween recipes? You’ve come to the right place. These delicious Halloween Marshmallow Pops look incredibly spooky!

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.

Stunning Peach Melba Cheesecake

A stunning peach melba cheesecake recipe that will make your mouth water, taken from ‘The Goodness of Nuts and Seeds’ by Natalie Seldon.

Nanny Anita's Pac Man Shaving Cream Painting

Nanny Anita’s Pac Man Shaving Cream Painting

I haven’t had that much fun with children doing crafts in such a long time. Don’t get me wrong we always enjoy ourselves, but More

Polystyrene Snowmen Ornaments

Until I was 4 years old I lived in other countries, most of which were strict Muslin countries so they didn’t celebrate Christmas, which More

Nanny Anita's Halloween Craft

Last Minute No Carve Pumpkin Craft with Crayons

Looking through Pinterest I came across countless pins about non-carve pumpkin ideas. I only wish that I had enough time and pumpkins to try More

Nanny Anita’s Ghost Leaves & Hanging Bats

Here are two great Halloween arts and crafts posts, perfect for half term. Make sure you follow my Halloween board on Pinterest for more More

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. 

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.

Light And Refreshing Rhubarb Panna Cotta

A delicious rhubarb panna cotta recipe from Dr Oetker.

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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.

Make Your Own Tangram for Hours of Fun with the Kids

Tangram puzzles are thought to have originated in China hundreds of years ago, they are still used today by children to aid creative learning. More

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Jammie Dodger Hearts To Wow Your Sweetheart This Valentine’s

Stunning Jammie Dodger Hearts recipe by Peggy Porschen to wow your sweetheart this Valentine’s day.

Stress During Pregnancy

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. 

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. 

14 Adorable Halloween Costumes For Babies & Toddlers

Halloween seems to be getting bigger every year and I have to say that the costumes I love most have to be the cute little baby ones. I’ve pulled together my favourite ten.

20 Babymoon Destinations in Europe

8 Best Babymoon Destinations in Europe

We’ve compiled a list of the top babymoon destinations in Europe to make your final holiday without the little one in tow memorable.

Annabel Karmel

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

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

Father Christmas Pine Cone Decorations

Father Christmas Pine Cone Decorations

These Father Christmas pine cone decorations are ones that are inspired by a set that I have at home, just like the snowmen decorations More

5 Frozen Crafts for Kids

5 Disney’s Frozen Crafts for Kids

Let it go, Let it go! Can’t hold it back anymore! In these balmy days, we can’t help but dream about Frozen, the immaculate white scenes, More

Halloween Light Jars

I have seen these Halloween light jars being made on Pinterest for some time now, and they are just adorable.  There are many ways More

10 Deliciously Wonderful Cake Recipes For National Baking Week

For the most part, we consider ourselves very healthy at My Baba. We have no excuse not to be – with so many healthy More

How To Decorate A Small Nursery Or Kids’ Room

Here are some top tips on how to decorate a small nursery and make the most of a small space with colour, furniture and accessories.

How to Make Your Own Autumnal Tree

My favourite time of the year is once again almost upon us! The season of crisp mornings, cosy afternoons filled with hot chocolate and More

30 Games And Activities To Take On Holiday

Here are some of my top picks for activities and games to take on holiday. 

Hemsley and Hemsley Paradise Bars

Hemsley + Hemsley’s Paradise Bars

Coconut and chocolate are a combo made in heaven, and here’s how you can make a healthy version of that famous chocolate bar. Hemsley More

Wild Garlic Frittata by Claire Thomson

Wild Garlic Frittata

From late March to middling May, wild garlic is at its best and carpets many damp and shady woodland areas. With a broad, deep-green, More

Marbled Easter Eggs

Marbled Easter Eggs

In my search to find new ways to decorate eggs I tried to marble them using marbling ink, which turned out to be a More

A Puffy Paint Card for Mother’s Day

There are a lot of recipes out there for puffy paint that require a microwave, but I managed to find one from the Artful More

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Lorraine Pascale’s Crouching Tiger, Hidden Zebra Cake

I’ve been meaning to make Lorraine Pascale’s Crouching Tiger Hidden Zebra Cake for ages, it was one of my new year resolutions and it’s now on top of my to-do list. A really fun cake to make with the babas.

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Posy of Paper Flowers For Mothering Sunday

For this years Mothering Sunday gift I thought I would go back to the tradition of giving flowers. At my church we always get More

Make Your Own DIY Valentine’s Bingo

For the past few weeks (actually pretty much from January 2nd) my inbox has been filled with all sorts of Valentine’s related ideas, mostly More

Mardi Gras Masks

Make Your Own Mardi Gras Masks

In England we obviously don’t celebrate the day before Lent in the same way as other countries do. Of course we eat yummy pancakes, More

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

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Chocolate Raspberry Heart Cupcakes For Valentine’s Day

To get in the mood for Valentine’s Day, why not try out this delicious cupcake recipe by Peggy Porschen.

Valentines Pattern Pictures

Valentine’s Heart Pattern Pictures

Last year I made a Valentine’s Bingo game and was left with hundreds of cut out hearts. Rather than throw them away I stuck More

Egg Geodes: Grow your own crystals

Egg Geodes: Grow Your Own Crystals

Make sure you follow my STEM board on Pinterest for more ideas, and don’t forget to save the pin for later. After the excitement More

What Are The Signs My Child Is Ready To Potty Train?

I definitely feel we should be potty training our toddlers earlier, the average age in the UK is 3 and a half and rising year on year which is quite shocking.

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Make Your Own Cardboard Box Plane

Final Calling for flight … My two charges love playing aeroplanes, it is their main game, and results in numerous bags being packed and More

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Making Chromatography Snowflakes

I am pretty sure that when your little ones get sent home with all their work on the last day of term there will More

Christmas No Cook Play Dough

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

Halloween Toffee Apple Cupcakes

A delicious toffee apple cupcake recipe, perfect for Halloween from Peggy Porschen.

Here’s How To Have The Most Spooooooktacular Halloween Party

Throwing parties can be a frightmare at the best of times, but fear not, follow our double, double, toil and trouble-free approach to Halloween More

WIN! New Organix Gruffalo Biscuits – 10 Bundles to Give Away

Enter this competition for your chance to win a bundle of the new Organix Gruffalo Biscuits. We have 10 bundles to giveaway!

WIN! A Bundle of 2 Toys and 2 Rattles from Best Years

We’re giving away two toys and two rattles from Best Years to two lucky winners. Enter this Giveaway for your chance to win!

WIN! Food Supplements from Nutrigold Worth £100!

We’re giving three lucky winners £100 worth of food supplements from Nutrigold. Enter this giveaway for your chance to win!

WIN! A Back to School Bundle from Nuby Worth £52 – Two up for Grabs!

Win a back to school bundle from Nuby Worth £52 we have two to give away. Make sure you enter this giveaway for your chance to win!

WIN! A Month’s Worth of Pelviva (Pelvic Floor Muscle Re-trainer) WORTH £199.95

We’re giving away a month’s worth of Pelviva, a pelvic floor muscle re-trainer for women with bladder weakness worth £199.95.

WIN! A Beaba Up & Down Bouncer in Grey RRP £150!

For your chance to win an Up & Down Bouncer in Grey from Beaba enter our fabulous giveaway this week!

Celebrity Dad of The Year Jonathan Saccone Joly Chats About YouTube, Baby Essentials & What’s Next

Becoming a parent is scary for the first time, and after having kids you see your parents in a whole new light and realise that they hadn’t a clue what they were doing either – we are all just winging it.

WIN! A Mix & Match Placemat to Go Party Pack by eatsleepdoodle

Enter this fantastic giveaway for your chance to win a mix & match placemat to go party pack from eatsleepdoodle.

WIN! Tickets to Zog Live on Stage and a Zog Goody Bag

Enter for your chance to win a family ticket to see Zog on stage at Cadogan Hall, plus a goody bag including an activity book, a plush toy and a DVD.

WIN! One of Two Peter Rabbit Changing Backpacks from Enesco

Enter this fantastic giveaway for your chance to win one of two Peter Rabbit changing backpacks from Enesco.

Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill On Pregnancy Fitness, Body Image & The 20-Minute Workouts You Can Copy At Home

Jess sat down with My Baba to talk about the challenges of raising a family and upholding a career, all while keeping check on your own physical health and wellbeing.

WIN! A Gorgeous Toy Wheelbarrow from minifili

We are giving away a gorgeous wooden toy wheelbarrow by Ooh Noo from minifili. Enter now for your chance to win this great prize!

WIN! A Gorgeous Lulla Doll Sleep Companion Worth £45 – Two Up For Grabs!

We are giving away a gorgeous Lulla Doll. Enter now for your chance to win this great prize. We have a total of two to give away!

WIN! An Elmer Bundle from LittleLife to Celebrate Elmer Day!

We are giving away an Elmer Bundle from LittleLife to celebrate Elmer Day on the 25th May. Enter this competition for a chance to win!

WIN! A Walk to School Limited Edition Lascal MAXI Buggyboard

We’re giving away a Walk to School limited edition Lascal MAXI Buggyboard from Cheeky Rascals. Enter for your chance to win this great prize!

WIN! A Matching Set of Chalky Blue Elephants Swim Shorts by Tom & Teddy!

We are giving away a matching set of Chalky Blue Elephants swim shorts by Tom & Teddy to one lucky winner, enter for your chance to win!

Nanny Anita's Popsicle Phonics and Number Puzzle Busy Bag

Turn Ice Cream Sticks into Popsicle Phonics Fun For Your Little Ones

While puzzles are a lot of fun, sometimes taking one on the go can lead to more trouble than it’s worth, especially when those More

WIN! A Super-Cool Stella Logo Back Pack from Stella McCartney Kids

COMPETITION! For your chance to win this Stella logo black back pack from Stella McCartney worth £114, all you need to do is enter using our widget. Good luck!

WIN! A Month’s Supply of Aqua Wipes, Four up for Grabs!

We are giving away a years supply of Aqua Wipes (12×64-wipe packs) to four lucky winners. Enter our giveaway for your chance to win.

WIN! A Family Ticket To Starry Skies Festival Worth Up To £465

We are giving away a family ticket to the fantastic Starry Skies (2 Adults and 3 Children). For your chance to win enter our giveaway.

WIN! A Fabulous Metro Compact City Stroller from Ergobaby

For your chance to WIN a fabulous Metro Compact City Stroller from Ergobaby, click to enter using our clever widget. Good luck!

The Mums Making It In Business At The Martinhal Entrepreneurship Event

My Baba attended the annual Martinhal Entrepreneurship event with this year’s speakers and discussions focusing on women in business and motherhood.

WIN! A Standard Or Hot Climate Snugglebundl Worth £35!

You’ll wonder how you ever lived without this ingenious baby lifting wrap.

WIN! A Pair Of Ancient Greek Yellow Sandals Exclusive AlexandAlexa

To be in with a chance of winning a gorgeous pair of exclusive AlexandAlexa x Ancient Greek yellow sandals, enter our giveaway!

WIN! Clarisonic Mia Smart 5-in-1 Connected Beauty Device

We are giving away a Clarisonic Mia Smart a 5-in-1 connected beauty device from Current Body.

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Happy Mother’s Day! When’s It Going to Be My Turn?

We’re still trying for a baby. It’s been eighteen months of dashed hopes and negative pregnancy tests, every two week wait longer than the last.

WIN! TWO Pairs of Recycled Plastic Swim Shorts from Joseph & Alexander Up For Grabs!

We are giving away a gorgeous pair of recycled plastic swimming shorts from Joseph & Alexander to two winners. Enter our giveaway now.

Paper Plate Ducks Inspired by the song “6 Little Ducks”

I love it when my charges come up to me and ask to do make something specific.  Which is exactly what happened with this More

Guess What's in The Bag

What’s in the Bag Game – A Retro Child’s Game

This was activity was originally meant to be a guess what the shape is, but as I was getting ready to write about this More

WIN! A Super Cute Animal Family Hooded Bath Towel and Matching Mitt from MORI

We are giving away a super cute animal family Hooded Bath Towel and Matching Mitt from MORI to two lucky winners, enter our giveaway now.

WIN! A Love To Dream Three Stage Sleep System for Every Stage of your Sleep Journey!

We are giving away a bundle of Love To Dream products to cover all three stages of the sleep journey to one lucky winner.

WIN! A Mini Micro 3-in-1 Deluxe Scooter or Micro 2-in-1 Balance Bike by Micro Scooters

St’ride’ into Spring with Micro Scooters! This week we are giving one lucky winner either a Mini Micro 3in1 Deluxe Scooter or a Micro 2in1 Balance Bike.

WIN! Tickets to Twirlywoos Live AND Fun Goody Bag

Win Twirlywoos Live! Tickets and prize bundle worth £100, including a family ticket and a goody bag including a Toodloo plush toy, a book and a DVD. 

Entrepreneur & Confectionary Founder Kane Dowell on Why Life is Sweet…

Entrepreneur and founder of confectionary company Kane Dowell on the launch of his traditional sweetie business, Ask Mummy & Daddy.

Red Velvet Recipe

A Valentine’s Red Velvet Cake Recipe to Make You Swoon

This is an all-time classic, and a firm favourite at my cake shop. Perfect if you want to bake your way into someone’s heart. More

WIN! A Luxury Pregnancy Box from Bump To Box

WIN! A Luxury Pregnancy Box from Bump To Box

Valentine's Day Marbled Hearts

Easy-to-Make Marbled Hearts Valentine’s Day Cards

One of the final Valentine’s crafts I wanted to do with the little ones was to make marbled heart gift tags for some special More

WIN! A Baby-Friendly Mini-Break at New Forest’s Grand Design Dairy Cottage!

WIN! A Baby-Friendly Boltholes Mini-Break at New Forest Grand Design – Dairy Cottage!

Valentine's Sensory Box

Valentine’s Sensory Box

For my youngest charge’s rest time I normally put out a selection of toys for her to play with, this gives me a chance More

WIN! A Boba X Baby Carrier Worth £125

From newborn to mobile toddler, the Boba X baby carrier works around you. It’s easily adjustable with an intuitive design that makes comfort and support easy to attain.

Nanny Anita's Magnetic Alphabet Fishing

Make Your Own Magnetic Fishing Game for the Kids

While tidying out a toy cupboard, I was inspired to make this activity by an old fashioned children’s game: Magnetic Fishing. (I plan to More

WIN! A Fantastic LittleLife Prize Bundle worth £100!

WIN! A Fantastic LittleLife Prize Bundle worth £100!

Jessie Ware On Mum Guilt, Hypnobirthing & Designing Her Kidswear Collection

Singer-songwriter Jessie Ware, who is expecting her second child in February, spoke to us about the launch of her kids’ clothing line anyware and revealed what’s it’s really like working with her mum on her Table Manners podcast.

WIN! An Adorable Nursery Bundle from Nuby

WIN In this week’s competition we are giving away Nuby’s newest, softest and squishiest nursery collection to one lucky winner.

WIN! A Nuby ‘My Real Potty’ – Four up for Grabs!

WIN! A Nuby ‘My Real Potty’ – Four up for Grabs!

I Can Read by Nanny Anita

I Can Read by Nanny Anita

Since my eldest charge started school I have been finding ways to help him with his sounding out and reading. After bath we would More

Nanny Anita's Treasure Box

Make a Treasure Basket Out of Things at Home for Your Baby by Nanny Anita

While training at Norland I had to make my own treasure basket for part of my creative option classes. I made my basket 7 More

WIN! The Ultimate Sleeping Bundle by myHummy

This week, we’re giving away a gorgeous sleeping bundle from myHummy, the experts in white noise and pink noise to aid baby sleep.

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

WIN! A Limited Edition aden + anais X Disney Mickey’s 90th Dream Blanket and 3-pack of Swaddles

WIN! A limited edition aden + anais X Disney Mickey’s 90th dream blanket and 3-pack of swaddles. Enter the giveaway for your chance to win.

An Interview with Matt Bardock

Matt Bardock on Family Life in Surrey, and His Departure from Casualty

This week we interviewed well-loved actor and heartthrob Matt Bardock. Matt currently lives in Surrey with his wife, six year old daughter and a 9 More

Wax Resistant Christmas Cards

Magic Christmas Cards to Make with the Kids

My eldest charge had to make a Christmas card for school (back in October) as part of a competition so we did a wax More

Homemade Dreamcatchers to Keep Those Nightmares at Bay

As Thanksgiving is coming up I decided to a craft with an American twist to it, something to salute the Native Americans. For those More

Children and After School Playtime

Help Your Child Wind Down After School with These Simple Steps

Dr Maryhan Baker does these wonderful lectures on various child psychology matters, and something I was really interested in was the importance of good More

World Prematurity Day

Premature Birth – The Urgent Need for Answers

As November 17th is World Prematurity Day, Wellbeing of Women – the UK health charity investing in the future of women and their babies More

For First Steps

Charming Eco-Friendly & Ethically Sourced Christmas Gifts for Kids

For First Steps is a new online shop offering ethically sourced, eco-friendly toys and children’s essentials, so you can shop with a clear conscience.

WIN! An Award-Winning Babocush Comfort Cushion

This week’s giveaway is an award-winning Babocush Comfort Cushion, perfect for tummy time, settling babies with colic & reflux and for a calm and happy baby.

Matt Allwright

This week, we interviewed the dashing Journalist and TV presenter Matt Allwright

WIN! A Lansinoh Compact Single Electric Breast Pump Worth £115!

Enter our competition to win a Lansinoh compact single electric breast pump. The pump is lightweight, small and super easy to slip into your bag.

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Melted Crayon Halloween Sun Catchers

It seems like a good idea to make the most of the good weather, and make some sun catches to capture those last rays More

Nanny Anita's Halloween Spider Balls

Halloween Craft Special: 3D Spider Webs

I have seen these done Halloween 3D spider balls before and thought how cool these looked.  Of course I had to get my charges More

WIN! Stick-Man Live Tickets and Goody Bag

WIN! Stick-Man Live Tickets and Goody Bag

Tom Daley On Parenting, Surrogacy And Dealing With Negativity

We spoke to the 24-year-old Olympic diver about life as a new parent, his feelings towards surrogacy and his critics, and when baby number two will be on the way.

Mary Ashton Twitter Chat

Mary Ashton Answers Your Questions on Newborns, Breastfeeding, Sleep & All Things Baby

Today we ran a Twitter chat with maternity nurse Mary Ashton. We were flooded with lots of questions on newborns, breastfeeding, babies and sleep, More

WIN! A Hop, Cub or Spike Ski Suit from Dinoski

WIN! A Hop, Cub or Spike Ski Suit from Dinoski

WIN! A BRITAX HOLIDAY DOUBLE PUSHCHAIR

WIN! A Britax Holiday Double Pushchair

Author Jessie Burton On Modern Fairytales & How To Write A Children’s Novel

The Miniaturist author Jessie Burton spoke to My Baba about the importance of fairytales and writing her children’s book The Restless Girls.

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World Animal Day: 32 Mother & Baby Animal Photos to Make Your Heart Melt

This post is definitely a ‘just because’ post. It’s fascinating to see the mothering instinct of animals in these pictures. I dare you to get More

Lucy and Belle Changing Bag

WIN! A Pasito a Pasito Baby Changing Bag Set from Lucy and Belle

WIN! a Pasito a Pasito Baby Changing Bag Set from Lucy and Belle

WIN! A Super-Soft Jersey Winter Sleeping Bag from aden + anais – TWO Up for Grabs!

WIN! A Super-Soft Jersey Winter Sleeping Bag from aden + anais – TWO Up for Grabs!

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Matt Dawson on Surviving Meningitis & The Importance of Spotting the Early Signs

In this interview with My Baba, Matt Dawson opens up following his family’s own battle with the disease. Dawson’s son was left critically ill in an induced coma on a life support machine aged just two years old.

Your Smear Could Save Your Life

Read Why Your Smear Test Could Save Your Life

A recent report in the British Journal of Cancer found that nearly 2,000 women’s lives are saved in England each year as a result More

Happy Beds

Top 6 Beds for School Age Children Perfect for a Dreamy Night’s Sleep

We’ve come up with one way to ensure your little ones will be longing for bedtime. These six fabulous kids’ Happy Beds will definitely do the trick!

Exclusive Interview with Marina Fogle

We were very excited this week to interview the beautiful Marina Fogle

The My Baba Measure: What’s Hot This Week

A round-up of the brands and experiences we’re loving this week. We’ve got the low-down on events to book right now, the best baby More

A Modern Mama’s Guide to Happy, Healthy Weaning

Beth set up the Young Gums Instagram and blog as a place for like-minded new parents to chat about how to feed their babies (and themselves) in a positive and healthy way.

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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?”

Cherry Healey

Cherry Healey On Her Post Baby Body, Style Tips And Weaning

We interviewed the very lovely TV presenter Cherry Healey, known for her hugely successful BBC3 documentaries. Cherry has also written for several publications including Grazia, More

The My Baba Measure: What’s Hot This Week

From the coolest kids’ fashion to plant-based milks and family-friendly festivals, here’s what the My Baba team are loving this week.

The Motherhood Youtube Series You Should Be Watching

Motherhood Unedited is the latest video series from luxury kids clothing retailer AlexandAlexa. It features key parenting influencers discussing all things pregnancy, babies, careers, mental health and more.

The My Baba Measure: What’s Hot This Week

From the coolest kids’ fashion to weaning essentials and the best education materials, here’s what the My Baba team are loving this week.

Interview with Sam Avery

10 Minutes with Comedian and ‘Learner Parent’ Sam Avery

Sam Avery, aka the Learner Parent, is a stand-up comedian, award-winning writer, blogger and father to toddler twins. We caught up with Sam to find out a little more about him, his twin lads, snack time, and to see what he’s up to next.

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Record Producer Robin Millar CBE on Childhood Bullying, Discrimination & Change in The Workplace

There are still many many people who are not bad people, not even bad meaning people, who genuinely think it’s ok to turn away a disabled person who has applied for a job for which they are clearly eminently capable, on the grounds that their particular disability may not ideally suit the employer’s preference.

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When and How to Start Preparing for Birth Using Hypnobirthing Techniques

In over 35 years of being a midwife I have never lost the spark and curiosity on how to make pregnancy, birth and the time after, a beautiful and memorable experience.

Who Gives A Crap? The Loo Roll Brand That’s Changing People’s Lives

Can toilet paper really change people’s lives? One brand has made it their mission to improve sanitation around the world, as well as keeping your bum clean.

Peter Pan’s Trail – A Fantastic Family Day Out In London

We asked our very own Mary Poppins aka Nanny Anita to roam the streets of London and bring us some exciting trails for children of all ages to enjoy.

Samantha Giles

Emmerdale Star Samantha Giles on Pregnancy, Kids & Kitties

Cats Protection have just launched their latest campaign, Baby Love: Kids & Kitties. It’s a campaign that educates and encourages couples to keep their More

Princess Marie-Chantal on New York living, family holidays and running her own business

We spoke to Princess Marie-Chantal about family life, starting a business, and her latest collaboration with British nursery brand Silver Cross.

Melissa Hemsley on 30-minute meals, loving leftovers, and food cupboard essentials

Melissa Hemsley talks to My Baba about the fantastic recipes in her new book Eat Happy and why these 30-minute recipes are great for families.

Stokke CEO Jacob Østerhaab: ‘We don’t launch many products but the ones we launch are thoughtful and unique.’

We caught up with Stokke’s CEO Jacob Østerhaab to discuss the launch of the Xplory V6 and the furniture and stroller brand’s new Westfield store.

Anna Williamson on pregnancy anxiety, supporting your partner, and taking the pressure off

TV presenter and author Anna Williamson talks to us about coping with anxiety, supporting your partner and taking the pressure off.

How to travel the world with children, according to the adventurer who took his family to the Arctic

Planning a family trip? We asked travel blogger Eric Stoen the essential questions about planning a holiday and travelling with children.

The brand behind Princess Charlotte’s blue dress

The dress Princess Charlotte wore to visit her new baby brother sold out immediately. Here are some similar dresses to recreate the look.

Youtube vlogger English With Lucy on learning languages, children’s books, and brushing up on her English grammar

The Youtube vlogger Lucy Earl talks about the importance of children learning languages.

Isla Fisher on Her Latest Children’s Book, Motherhood & Her Busy Career

We jumped at the chance to catch up with Hollywood actress, children’s author and mama of three Isla Fisher to find out all about her latest children’s book. 

Children and Sleep

How Much Sleep Do Our Children Really Need?

I’ve always been incredibly lucky with my children, they’re just good sleepers. As soon as they were sleeping through, I’ve always put them to More

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How To Create An Edible Garden In The City

The lovely Gia de Picciotto is such an inspiration to me, and I love what she’s doing. If she had it her way, every More

Support the NSPCC at Harrods’ fashion pop-up in London this month

The store will be selling pre-loved and donated high-end and designer items, with all proceeds going to the children’s charity.

Cherry Healey on getting back to sex after giving birth, celeb crushes, and making life better, one orgasm at a time

We talk to Cherry about her podcast geared towards busy parents wanting to maintain a sex life, her frank approach to challenging topics, and how she plans to teach her children about sex and relationships.

How to Plan a Child’s Space That Will Evolve As They Grow

When you’re planning a nursery the last thing you’re thinking about is them being five years’ old, moving into a big bed and wanting More

Top Financial Expert Rob Gardner Tell Us How to Make Your Child A Millionaire

How £5.50 a Day Can Make Your Child A Millionaire and Other Top Tips by Dad & Top Financial Expert Rob Gardner

We met one of the UK’s leading financial experts Rob Gardner and got chatting about his life as a father, his top tips on family finance and why he’s busy campaigning for financial education in schools.

Katie Piper

The Inspirational Katie Piper on The Launch of Her New Book and Life with Baby Number Two

I jumped at the chance to interview one of our favourite mamas again, the beautiful Katie Piper. I find out all about the launch of her new book, From Mother to Daughter, and ask about life with her new arrival, baby number two. 

What is Endometriosis

What Is Endometriosis And Why Does It Occur?

As many as one in 10 UK women are affected by endometriosis, so we spoke to a professor of gynaecology about its symptoms, side effects and treatments.

Mobile App for School Walk

The Genius New Safety Companion Automatically Alerts if Your Kids Need Help

Brilliant new app Chaperhome is a fantastic tool that allows you to keep tabs on your child via their smartphone, giving you peace of mind, and your child the confidence to walk to school alone or with friends.

Should I Exercise During Pregnancy

Should I Be Exercising During The First Few Weeks of Pregnancy?

If you’ve just found out your pregnant, or perhaps have even found yourself in the two-week wait and want to take extra precaution, this More

Bubble’s Eco Brands To Watch Out For In 2018

Bubble London always opens our eyes to a wealth of beautiful brands, but as Green Ambassador we’ve always got a soft spot for the eco brands going a step further, making sustainable and organic products.

Internet Safety Day

How to Keep Your Child Safe On The Internet

Safer Internet Day is coming up and it’s something the parents at my son’s school have been debating for the past few weeks. It’s More

How to Make The Best Pizza Dough – Cooking In An Authentic Pizza Oven

Leo caught up with chef John who taught us how to make the perfect pizza dough. Happy National Pizza Day everyone! 

Read This Before Taking The Kids Skiing This Year

A former alpine skier gives us the low-down on teaching children to ski, safety and kit, and getting the family on the slopes in no time!

Maple Pumpkin Pecan Muffins

Maple Pumpkin Pecan Muffins

These are totally delectable and fluffy with a spiced pumpkin sponge and a pecan crunch topping that kids go wild for. The perfect for the More

Carol-Smillie Pretty Clever Pants

Carol Smillie on Christmas, Plans for 2018 and World Domination with Pretty Clever Pants

TV presenter turned entrepreneur Carol Smilie talks to us about Pretty Clever Pants, her business venture that’s gone global this year.

British Library Membership: The Perfect Gift

Is This The Ultimate Christmas Gift For Bookworms?

Finding the ultimate Christmas gift can be difficult, but luckily the British Library are here to help us find a unique new way of present-giving.

secret to enjoying labour

The Secret to Enjoying Labour: 10 Benefits of Mindful Birthing

Being mindful can help you have a stress-free pregnancy and birth experience, and let’s face it – I think we all like the sound of that! 

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. 

Sophie Stanbury

Sophie Stanbury on Ladies of London, Top Beauty Tips and Family Life in Putney

I know we ran this interview a few months ago but I wanted to re-share it to celebrate the launch of my darling friend’s More

Elsa Hair Tutorial for Kids

Cute Little Girl’s Hairstyle Tutorial: Disney’s Frozen Elsa Hair Tutorial for Little Girls

We collaborated with the fabulous Duck & Dry on the King’s Road, where celebrity hair stylist Emer talked us through a few easy children’s hair More

Do I Have Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Do I have Polycystic Ovary Syndrome?

I went to a lecture with Professor Steven Franks on PCOS which is a depressing and depilating problem that many women have to deal with. More

Caroline Stanbury

Exclusive Interview With Caroline Stanbury, Star Of Hit TV Show Ladies Of London

My friend Caroline was one of our first interviewees on My Baba and it’s still crazy popular, so I decided to ask if we could More

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

Little Learning Seeds

5 Easy Fine Motor Skills for Children

As my children get older, it’s easy to forget about the importance of things like fine motor skills and they really are important stages More

Make Your Own Guy Fawkes

Make Your Own Guy Fawkes

I made my first and only Guy when I was around 9 years old, and ever since I have wanted to make another one. More

TV Duo Sam & Mark On Embarrassing Parents, Kids Books & Life On The CBBC Set

Double BAFTA winning presenters Sam Nixon and Mark Rhodes talk about their latest book The Stink Before Christmas, the best Big Friday Wind Up and more!

Immune Boosting Bonfire Night Recipes

Here at Cooking them Healthy we embrace the change in seasons, as the colours begin to change and leaves start to fall underfoot. For More

How to Cope with Twins or Multiple Births

How to Cope with Twins and Multiples

My Grandmother was a twin and my brother has twins so it’s something I often think about. I can’t imagine how difficult a juggling More

What Are Free Sugars

What Are ‘Free Sugars’? And How Much Should Our Children Be Eating?

Like lots of mothers, I watched Jamie’s Oliver’s recent C4 documentary ‘Sugar Rush’, with my jaw wide open. It’s difficult to comprehend just how much More

Stokke Winter Kit

Pimp My Stroller – Chic New Solutions for Autumn & Winter

I love Stokke’s selection of strollers, and I’m in even more in love with the new Stokke Stroller Winter Kit that’s just launched, allowing More

Baking with the Kids

5 Top Tips For Baking With The Kids

To celebrate National Baking Week, here are some top tips with getting the kids baking and getting creative in the kitchen. We love cooking More

School Food Matters

Spam Smash and Mash – The Truth About School Dinners

School Food Matters director Stephanie Wood tells us the truth about school dinners and her views on healthy eating.

3 Easy Ways To Take Your Vitamins

How to Take Your Vitamins – 3 Easy Ideas

Simple ways to get your children consuming multivitamins.

Dr John Roberts on Accidents and Children's Teeth

Help! My Child Has Knocked Her Tooth Out: Paediatric Dentist Answers Gruesome Questions

One of my son’s friends was bouncing on a bouncy castle last week and one slip, and her mouth met her knee, causing her More

sacconejoly

How The Saccone Joly Family Became A Youtube Sensation: The Exclusive Secrets To Their Success

The exclusive secrets to the Saccone Joly success on and off camera, including how to up your Instagram game and publish your first children’s book.

Hair Loss and Pregnancy with Tips for Keeping Luscious Locks

You rarely hear about the bad skin and hair loss that can happen during pregnancy; people are usually talking about that radiant glow. I More

Emma Bunton On Creativity, Having Children And Co-Founding Kit & Kin

We caught up with Emma Bunton to talk about family life, encouraging creativity, and co-founding nappy and skincare brand Kit & Kin. 

Top Tips for Exercise During Pregnancy

If your pregnancy is normal and you feel fine and up to it, moderate exercise at this stage can help you feel better, but don’t feel pressured.

Flat Head Syndrome – To Treat or Not to Treat?

My Baba’s resident expert osteopath Simone Ross talks to us about the rise in the number of babies with flat head syndrome, and what More

Interview with Laura Crane – Professional Surfer, Model & Influencer

An interview with Laura Crane – professional surfer, model & influencer.

Boarding Schools: What Do Boys Really Think?

My Baba interviewed some pupils from Sunningdale school to find out what boarding school is really like.

Leonora’s Healthy Family Lamb and Couscous Recipe

Ingredients: Rapeseed oil One lamb cannon (this recipe also works with beef) 200ml boiling water 160g Couscous 2 x tablespoon Soya sauce – light More

Help My Toddler is Afraid of Bath Time

Help! My Toddler is Now Petrified of Bathtime!

Dear Lisa, My two-year-old son has just developed a fear of bathtime, part of his routine that he used to absolutely love. He now absolutely 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

29/09/18 – Magazine

The baby products we couldn’t live without Shop the page and find out more. How to reduce the risk of tearing during labour Physiotherapist 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

Rosie Marcel on Health and Fertility, Holby and Playing Jac Naylor

Rosie Marcel joins us to chat about family life, her two-year-old daughter, health and fertility, life on set at Holby, and those gruesome scenes around the operating table.

Spoon Feeding

6 Spoon-Feeding Techniques to Create Lifelong Healthy Eating Habits

Nancy Ripton and Melanie Potock, authors of ‘Baby Self-Feeding’, encourage you to make your own informed decision on whether or not to feed your More

Celebrity Facialist Explains Why Hormones During Pregnancy Can Affect Your Skin

Celebrity facialist Cherry Woods is much loved by broadcasters, brides to be and beauty fans for the hi-tech, anti-ageing treatments available at the Cherry More

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

My IVF Journey

One Egg Short of A Dozen – The Start of An IVF Journey

This is my first public diary entry of my IVF journey. WOW. I’ve said it out loud… I know IVF treatment is by far More

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

Back pain during pregnancy

Do Chiropractic Techniques Help Back Pain During and After Pregnancy?

Back pain during and after pregnancy is a huge issue for many mothers;  the articles we’ve published on the subject over the years continue More

Tips for Throwing a Children's Garden Party

10 Tips for Throwing a Children’s Summer Garden Party

I’m always thinking about good ideas for children’s birthday parties, and Kasimira always come to the rescue with brilliant themes and ideas. They’ve set More

Specsavers on Children's Eyesight

What to Expect On Your Child’s First Eye Test

GOOD vision is essential to a child’s development as so much of what they learn is taken in

Caroline Stanbury

Caroline Stanbury On Gift Library, Twins And Favourite Family Holidays

We interviewed the beautiful Caroline Stanbury, Founder of Gift Library.

RoSPA on Choking

What Are the Most Common Choking Hazards in the Home?

Choking has got to be a parent’s worst nightmare, and it happens all too often, and most recently to a friend of a friend More

A Little Of What You Fancy Does You Good: An Interview with Actress Nicola Millbank aka ‘Milly’

We interview Nicola Millbank, or Milly, known for her roles in Mount Pleasant and Mr. Selfridge. We quiz Milly about her new food blog, Milly Cookbook.

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

New Mummy Workout with Celebrity Fitness Trainer Christine Bullock

The New Mummy Starter Workout – 7 Easy Exercises

I’ve lost count of the number of mothers asking us about post pregnancy fitness, and Christine Bullock really is the expert when it comes to More

Toddlers and Erections

We Had to Discuss Erections with My Two Year Old Son Last Night

So, last night we had to talk to George, who is three years old in April, about erections. I was busy entertaining my one year old daughter More

Anna Jones's Really Hungry Burger

The Really Hungry Burger

I had a little fight with myself over this recipe. Does a veggie burger have a place in a modern book about vegetarian food? More

Parent and Child Parking Spaces

My Two Minute Rant About Parent and Child Parking

It’s a subject I’ve seen raised so many times and each time it really makes my blood boil! I’m talking about the deviants without children More

10 Tips of How to Take Better Photos of Your Children

10 Tips On How to Take Better Pictures of Your Children

Hi there, I’m Helen Schryver (it’s pronounced ‘Scriver’ but you can just call me Helen!) and I’m a creative family photographer. Read on for 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.

How To Make Flubber

How to Make Flubber

When I worked for Disney Cruise Lines as a performer, one of my favourite shows was Supper Sloppy Science: How to make Flubber. It More

Interview with Gestational Diabetes

Everything You Need To Know About Gestational Diabetes

Gestational diabetes is something that affects woman during pregnancy. Diabetes is a condition where there is too much glucose (sugar) in the blood. Gestational diabetes is More

Pregnancy Twinning: Make a Difference and Twin a Pregnancy This Mother’s Day!

Pregnancy Twinning – make a difference this Mother’s Day by pregnancy twinning.

Midwife of the Year Laura Wyatt Talks Birth, Babies and Bereavement

An interview with midwife of the year, Laura Wyatt. Laura talks to us about birth, babies and bereavement, and why her job is so important.

Make-Up Tutorial

Charlotte Tilbury Night Out Make-Up: Emma O’Byrne Shows Us How In This Quick Tutorial

Being a mum it can be hard to find time for yourself, and getting ready for a rare night out is usually no exception. Celebrity More

My Baba Make Up Tutorial

Make-Up Tutorial: How to Contour and Highlight in Under Five Minutes

Contouring is so big right now. Here’s our quick and easy make-up tutorial with celebrity make-up artist Emma O’Byrne using just one genius product, More

Nicki Macfarlane on The Royal Wedding, Opening Her First Boutique and Kickstarting The Creative Process

We caught up with children’s occasionwear designer Nicki Macfarlane to find out about more about the woman behind the elegant brand.

The Juice Man Andrew Cooper

The JuiceMan Andrew Cooper on Juicing, Buying Organic, & Children’s Eating Habits

I’ve known Andrew and his lovely wife Jane for a long time, I used to spend pretty much every weekend at their awesome store, 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

Babies and Sleep

How To Fix Your Toddlers Sleep in Five Easy Steps – This is a Must Read

We have so many readers at their wits end write in with various issues when it comes to their toddlers and sleep. It can More

Call The Midwife’s Ben Caplan on Miranda, Family Life and The West End

This week we interviewed talented actor and devoted family man Ben Caplan. Ben is married to Emma and they live in Hertfordshire with their two children, Bertie More

How To Be Clean and Lean In The Kitchen

I’m a huge fan of the Duigans. They say that eating clean does not involve diet or deprivation, which is music to my ears. More

Clemmie Hooper on How to Grow a Baby and Push It Out!

We caught up with mummy blogger and community based midwife Clemmie Hooper this week to celebrate the launch of her new book, ‘How to 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

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Wild & Gorgeous’s Lucy Enfield & Sophie Worthington on Balancing Work and Home Life, Prince George & Favourite Family Recipes

We caught up with Wild & Gorgeous founders Lucy Enfield and Sophie Worthington to ask about work life since their rebrand, tips on just More

How To Decorate a Gender Neutral Nursery

8 Easy Tips for Decorating a Gender-Neutral Nursery

I had my children very close together, my first born was a boy and I went blue mad with the nursery, only to have More

Marc Abraham Choosing a Puppy

‘Marc The Vet’ On Choosing A New Puppy for The Family, The RIGHT Way

I met inspirational Daily Mirror/RSPCA ‘Vet of the Year’ Marc Abraham this morning as he popped into My Baba HQ to chat to me More

Beat the Bloat

3 Swift & Simple Meals for Bloat-Free, High Energy Days

It’s that time of year where we’re all feeling bloated after a long Christmas, so we asked the expert Kathie Swift to come up with some More

Looking After Your Child's Skin This Winter

Looking After Your Little One’s Skin This Winter

The Science The outer layer of our skin is called the Epidermis, which makes new skin cells and protects everything beneath the surface of More