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Letting Go Of The Dummy: Timing And Tactics For Transitioning Away

BIBS recommendations are based on the Danish Dental Association, which recommends stopping pacifier use before age 3. This guide will explore some steps to help you transition your child from the pacifier.

Top 10 Tips On Tackling Nits And Head Lice

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

Top 5 Kid-Friendly Smartwatches: Combining Fun And Functionality

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

Essential Products For A New Mama

We’ve sifted through the best products for mum and come up with these key essentials we think you’ll find useful.

Our Shortlist Of The Best Reusable Nappies 2024

Our recommendations for the best reusable, cloth and washable nappies 2024.

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.

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.

Safer Sleep Week With Pure Earth Collection: 4 Ways To Ensure Safe And Peaceful Nights For Your Little One

Safer Sleep Week. Here are 4 things to help you embrace safe and peaceful nights for your little one with Pure Earth Collection.

Navigating The Outside World: A Guide To Maintaining Your Baby’s Sleep Schedule While Out And About

We’ve teamed up with Coperi to look at the best ways to help your baby become a pro at napping while out and about.

Baby’s Bliss: The Ultimate Guide To Choosing The Perfect Soother

Selecting the perfect soother for your baby is a crucial decision, impacting both their comfort and oral development. We delve into the essentials of choosing the perfect soother for your little one’s needs.

Choosing The Right Baby Carrier: Key Considerations And Features

We’ve gone to the experts, Ergobaby, to help put together a list of exactly what you should be looking for so you can choose the right baby carrier.

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. 

Sleep Blissfully: Glow Dreaming’s Essential Oils Range Delivers Tranquil Nights

Glow Dreaming, the trailblazing Australian sleep brand dedicated to helping parents and babies get better sleep. Glow Dreaming presents three signature blends – Glow Lullaby, Breathe Easy, and Glow Defence, each formulated to address specific needs and create a better sleep environment today.

Perfect Ten: The Best Breast Pumps For Nursing Mothers

Whether you’re a new mum navigating the world of breastfeeding or a seasoned parent looking to upgrade your pumping gear, these pumps are worth considering for your breastfeeding journey.

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.

Navigating The Daily Journey: 3 Essential Commuting Tips For Breastfeeding Mums

Work and the constant need to travel are only some hindrances that make it challenging for mums to continue breastfeeding. To help working mothers aiming to breastfeed as long and as often as possible, here are three commuting tips to help them reach their goal.

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.

13 Best Podcasts For Mums And Mums To Be 2024

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

16 Children’s Books To Help Talk About Death, Grief & Bereavement

We’ve come up with a collection of the best children’s books to help you talk openly and gently about death with your child.

How To Dress Your Baby For Sleep This Winter

What should I dress my baby in at night? It’s important to make sure both your baby and the room temperature are kept between 16-20c.

Essential Weaning Food Storage Containers for Your Little One

Weaning food storage containers are vital for introducing solid foods during the weaning process, facilitating the safe storage and serving of new food items for a smooth and healthy transition for infants.

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.

Leonora’s Teen And Tween Gift Guide

I find tweens and teens incredibly hard to buy for when it comes to Christmas, but I have put together this little list which I hope you will find useful.

Sorting Out Sleep: With The Latest Launch From Glow Dreaming

Glow Dreaming has created a 5-in-1 sleep aid that keeps things simple and sees babies, children, and adults too, nodding off in a matter of minutes.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Debunking 5 Common Concerns About Baby Carrying

Carrying Consultant Zoe Woodman talks through common concerns about baby carrying.

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 Choose A Baby Sleeping Bag For Safer Baby Sleep

When babies start to become more mobile, it’s an important time to ensure your choice of sleepwear is as safe as possible. Both head More

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…

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

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

All The Essentials Your Little One Needs This Winter From MORI

With the arrival of cooler weather, we can’t help but feel excited, all thanks to MORI’s gorgeous new winter collection designed to keep both babies and kids cosy and warm.

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

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

How To Navigate Menopause: Symptoms, Treatments & Support

The average age of menopause in the UK is 51, but it can generally occur anywhere between 45 and 55 years of age.

8 Changing Bags We Love

Here’s my collection of the most gorgeous changing bags on the market right now, and I guarantee they’ll be bags you’ll want to keep long after you need to!

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

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

Treating Colds And Flu In Babies, Toddlers & Children

There are a few things you need to know when it comes to treating kids with cold or flu.

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.

Ultimate Guide To Family Days Out

Our guide to the best family days out this summer holidays.

When My Baby Dies by Julia Samuels

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

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.

What The Experts WISH You Knew About Having A New Baby 

We’ve joined forces with some of the most respected voices in the UK parenting community to bring you the wisdom that exactly what the More

9 Reusable Baby Food Pouches To Know

Say goodbye to single-use plastic containers and hello to a more eco-friendly approach to nourishing your baby.

Cybex Coya: The Ultra-Compact Travel Stroller For Fashion Forward Parents

Designed to appeal to fashion-forward parents, the Coya is sleek, lightweight, super-practical and travel system compatible.

Celebrating A Decade Of Dreams With 25% Off SnüzPods!

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

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.

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

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

Expert Advice For Dealing With Back to School Anxiety

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

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.

Dr Ellie Cannon on Back to School Health

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

Top 13 Products For Pregnancy

Buckle up as we dive into a handpicked selection of the coolest products for expectant mums.

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.

7 Easy Steps For Safer Baby Sleep

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

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

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

Navigating Your Breastfeeding Journey: Advice From The Breastfeeding Mentor And iL Tutto

Many women in the UK who can breastfeed plan to breastfeed their child, with statistics telling us 81% begin with hopeful intentions. However, by More

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

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

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

Thriving Through The Summer Holidays: Unleash Your Child’s Creativity With Montessori Principles

Discover how incorporating elements of the Montessori approach can encourage your child’s creativity and independence.

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

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

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

Everything You Need to Know About Baby Teeth

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

Best Baby Room Thermometers

Keeping your baby’s room between 16 and 20 degrees at all times is vital to their safety and comfort, whether it’s during the day or at night.

The Wonder Of Sleep: The Right Products And Support For New Parents

Graco has launched its dedicated online centre Your Journey to Sleep and new co-sleeping product, the Sweet2Sleep bedside crib.

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.

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.

Heatwave Hacks: 28 Tips And Tricks For Keeping Cool

We’ve searched the internet high and low and come up with these 28 brilliant tips to help you keep cool in the heatwave. 

Best Summer Reads For Kids

Independent booksellers across the UK have announced the best summer reads for children.

Top 5 Games For SEND Support

Orchard Toys games are designed with education in mind and feature fun gameplay, bright and colourful illustrations, with durable, thick, quality card pieces, and More

The Organic Summer Baby Collection We Love

Babycare brand aden + anais have launched a new organic collection for summer in the dreamiest hand-painted prints and patterns.

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

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

Shop The Safest Natural Sun Creams For Kids (And You)

If you’re looking for the safest natural sun creams for kids that are also kind to the environment, we’ve got you covered.

10 Easy Weaning Tips To Get You Started

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

Where To Shop Preloved, Second-Hand And Rental Clothes For Kids

The world of preloved clothes for kids is a revolution set to change the way we shop forever. Here are our recommendations for the best preloved, second hand and rental kidswear services for kids. 

Blooming Into Motherhood With The BIBS x Liberty Textile Collection

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

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

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

3 Easy Weaning Recipes For Busy Parents (Purées, Muffins & More!)

We understand how difficult and time-consuming it can be to prep and cook homemade food, so check out these three easy weaning recipes, complete with YouTube how-tos!

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

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

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. 

Why Screen Time Can Be Hugely Beneficial To Our Kids

If screen time is used strategically in moderation, evidence suggests it can help develop problem-solving, cognitive, creative, social and communication skills.

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

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

Baby-Led Versus Parent-Led: The Different Approaches To Parenting And Sleep

When it comes to baby sleep, there are a lot of heated debates as to whether to follow a routine or not to follow a routine, also known as ‘parent-led’ or ‘baby-led.’

Baby Massage: 10 Top Tips To Get Started

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

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

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

Benefits Of Play For Children With Autism

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

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.

Autism

What IS Autism? Signs To Spot And Ways To Deal With Challenging Behaviour

Tuesday 2nd April is World Autism Day. We spoke to the National Autistic Society (NAS)

Top 40 Most Annoying Pieces Of Advice For New Parents

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

How To Create The Ultimate Scandi-Inspired Nursery

A Scandi-inspired nursery is an excellent choice if you want to create a modern, minimalistic bedroom for your new arrival.

The BIBS X Liberty Collaboration Parents Need To Know About

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

Best Baby Products For Parents 2023

Here is a collection of recommended baby and toddler products to make your life easier. These products are made by the brands we trust.

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. 

3 Airline Friendly Travel Pushchairs For Summer Adventure

Leclerc Baby is busy creating intelligent solutions for new parents. Their mission is to give parents more freedom of movement when getting out and More

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.

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

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

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

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

How To Support Your Baby’s Speech Development

Make speech practice fit into life, rather than working around it. Play doesn’t need to use toys and you don’t need to spend money on toys for your child.

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.

The 3-in-1 Bed That Grows With Your Child From 0-5 Years

The Sleepi is an evolving bed that grows with your child from birth. It begins life as a stylish oval mini crib, with its shape creating a cosy nest for your baby.

Baby’s First Bath: Everything You Need To Know

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

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

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

Coping With Allergies At School: Expert Advice For Parents

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

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

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

The Nuna TRIV Next: Your Everyday Travel Companion

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

Tips For Little Learners: Why Counting And Sorting Is So Important

Little ones are naturally drawn to shape recognition, counting, sorting, classifying, patterning, sequencing, construction and stacking.

Planning Your Baby’s Christening: A Handy Checklist

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

Dressing For Winter Babywearing: What You Need To Know

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

9 Tips For Surviving Christmas With Your ADHD Child

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

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

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

Worried About Strep A? Must-Read Info On Group A Streptococcus (GAS)/Scarlet Fever

Are you worried about Strep A? The latest data from the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) shows that scarlet fever cases continue to remain More

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

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

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

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

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

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

Eczema: How Do I Stop My Baby Itching?

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

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.

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

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

What Are The Different Forms Of Bullying And How Do They Differ Between Genders?

t is important as parents and caregivers that we can recognise these more subtle forms of bullying such as excessive “bantering” or “special friending”, as these behaviours may go unchecked and unrecognised for long enough that the victim internalises shame as a result of them.

38 Ideas To Make Baby’s First Christmas Extra Special

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

Annabel Karmel’s Top 10 Tips For Fussy Eaters

Instead of getting overwhelmed at each mealtime, there are plenty of effective ways to deal with a fussy eater to help add harmony to mealtimes.

How To Deal With Constipation In Infants And Toddlers

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

What is Inattentive ADHD And Why Is It So Hard To Spot?

Inattentive ADHD children are often thought to be ‘in their own world’ or ‘away with the fairies’.

Parental Control Ep, 72: Why Won’t My Baby Sleep? Expert Sophie Wilkinson Explains All

Fully certified Sleep Consultant and children’s mental health practitioner Sophie Wilkinson reveals all.

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

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

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

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

iCandy Core: Is This The Only Pushchair You’ll Ever Need?

The iCandy Core is a truly ground-breaking pushchair that can handle country life and city living in one.

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.

How Can The Menopause Affect My Sex Drive And What Can I Do About It?

When menopause hits, estrogen levels decrease, which can have an impact on your sexual function as it can lower desire and make it harder for you to become aroused.

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:

Introducing The New Bugaboo Giraffe – A Chair For All Ages

A chair designed for all ages, adjustable in one second. We take a look.

autism and girls

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.

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

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

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?

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

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

Baby And Toddler Carriers To Celebrate International Babywearing Week

Check out our recommendations of the best baby carriers to get you and about for autumn adventures, while keeping your baby close, safe and secure. 

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.

Choosing The Perfect Present For A New Baby (With FREE Gift Wrapping!)

Finding the perfect gift for a new baby is easy with Mini la- Mode and their free gift-wrapping service is the cherry on the cake.

4 Simple Ways To Support Your Kids’ Health

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

The Best Baby Teething Toys To Soothe Sore Gums

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

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

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

How To Deal With Your Baby’s Separation Anxiety

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

Supporting Parents In The Fourth Trimester: 3 Essential Products You Need To Know

The Graco Village is a new specialist hub with advice and tips on postnatal emotional and physical care for parents during the first 12 weeks post-partum.

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.

Should I Buy Organic Food? What You Need To Know

Knowing the facts can help in decision-making. Jane Clarke shares all.

Breakfast, Lunch & Snack Ideas: Tips For A Healthy Back To School Routine

If you’re looking for breakfast, lunchbox and snack ideas for the whole family, we’ve got some simple tips for a healthy back-to-school diet.

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.

How To Raise A Happy Eater With These Simple Organic Baby Meals

To celebrate their 30th anniversary, Organix have launched a delicious new range of organic Baby Meals. The new collection will introduce a variety of More

Transitioning from Nursery to Primary School

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.

Expert Tips For Nappy Changing On-The-Go

To celebrate the new Cocomelon nappies by Rascal + Friends’, official nappy expert Christie Pope has shared her top tips to make nappy changing on the go a complete breeze.

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

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

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

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

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.

Enjoy Countless Adventures With The Ultimate Travel Essential For Kids

Whether you’re jetting off to play on a sandy white beach, have plans to skateboard in the park, or are looking forward to a family camping trip, check out our recommendation for your must-have travel essential for kids…

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?

13 Cute And Really Useful Picks From The NEW Enchanted Disney Baby Collection

This brand new Disney baby collection brings together a host of classic characters to create an irresistible range for babies and toddlers.

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

A Guide To Buying The Right School Shoes For Your Child

From measuring tips to choosing the right style for your child, we’ve got school shoes sussed.

7 Festivals In One: CarFest, The Largest Family Fundraising Festival

CarFest South will take place from 26th-28th August at Laverstoke Park Farm in Hampshire and visitors can expect a full-throttle festival weekend. 

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.

21 Recommended Sleeping Bags For Summer

Here are our top picks for the best sleeping bags to invest in this summer.

Meet The Winners Of Thomas & Friends International Friendship Day Awards

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

Dinosaurs, Lions & Tigers, Oh My! Enjoy The Ultimate Adventure At Paradise Wildlife Park This Summer

Situated in the heart of Hertfordshire and home to over 800 exotic wild animals and some fabulous animatronic dinosaurs, Paradise Wildlife Park is set to thrill animal lovers and dino fans alike.

IN REVIEW: Joie Signature Calmi Car Seat And Carry Cot Combo

The Calmi’s featherlite design and easy-release buttons makes it super simple to switch from car seat to carry cot mode and back again. 

Family Fun At Big Feastival Featuring Justin Fletcher, Bluey, Stereophonics, Sugababes, Sam Ryder & More!

Big Feastival brings a world-class line-up of music, chef and family entertainment to the Cotswolds on 26-28 August. Have you got your tickets yet?

Parental Control, Ep 63: Take A Break With Instagram

In this podcast episode, we discuss Instagram’s new supervision tools and how we can make better use of our time.

Best Baby Baths And Supports For Newborns And Babies

Bathing your newborn for the first time is a daunting experience. To make life easier, we’ve put together our recommended list of baby baths and supports suitable from newborn up.

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.

Must-Read Guide To Correctly Fitting And Buying Children’s Shoes Online

Start-Rite is on hand with some handy tips on how to measure your child’s feet and how to check correctly whether a pair of shoes fit properly.

Matchstick Monkey’s Stylish NEW Mealtime Collection Every Parent Should Know

From teething to teatime, Matchstick monkey has launched into homeware, with Mealtime, a stylish new weaning range.

Lexus Hybrid Seven-Seater: Is This The Ultimate Family Car?

We were excited to cram the kids and the grandparents into the back of the RX-L Takumi for a test drive to check out its family-friendly credentials.

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.

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

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

Travelling With Kids? Three Genius Stokke Products You Need To Know

If you’re travelling with kids this summer, check out three genius Stokke products that will make life away from home as comfy as possible.

CYBEX Anoris T i-Size: The First Car Seat With Full Body Airbag Technology

The new forward facing Anoris T i-Size is the first car seat to offer innovative full-body airbag technology, proven to provide up to 50% more protection than a conventional forward-facing seat.

Jet-Setting Parents Will Love The Compact Nuna TRVL

Ultra-lightweight, this pushchair is designed to help you handle city life and trips away with your most precious cargo in tow.

Baby Travel Essentials: The Kit You’ll Need For Your Summer Adventure

Travelling with a child can be a terrifying concept for any parent. Whether it’s a long flight or a road trip, things won’t quite ever be the same. Your packing list will now consist of new travel essentials such as travel toys and gadgets to keep them occupied, booster seats and not to forget the changing bags. 

Common Signs Of Anxiety In Children And How You Can Help

Dr. Maryhan Baker is on hand with expert advice on how to deal with childhood anxiety.

Making Parenting Easier… The Best Travel Strollers For Summer

Leclerc Baby is on a mission to help parents get the most out of parenthood this summer.

Best 360 Car Seats For Babies And Toddlers

Swivel car seats allow you to easy access to your child, so you can transfer them seamlessly from car seat to cot or pushchair without the drama. We’ve compiled our recommendations of the best 360 car seats on the market right now.

14 Home Remedies For Hay Fever

If you’re struggling with a runny nose, itchy eyes, congestion and sneezing, check out this round-up of 14 great home remedies worth trying. Good luck!

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

Celebrating Black Babywearing Week With Ergobaby

Ergobaby UK is proud to share the stories of some of its recent partners this Black Babywearing Week.

Introducing RyRy Scallop: The World’s First Premium Compact Toddler Car Seat

The RyRy Scallop is a compact and portable car seat for toddlers, designed with safety, style and sustainability in mind.

Where To Stay In London With The Kids: Conrad London St James

Situated in a quiet street in iconic Westminster, right next to St. James’s tube, the hotel has curated a fabulous family experience for little adventurers this summer.

How To Survive Your Family Camping Trip: 10 Really Handy Products To Buy Now

We teamed up with Mountain Warehouse to bring you ten top products to invest in this summer, so you’re all set for adventure. Happy camping! 

#PushchairGoals: Which New iCandy Stroller Will You Choose?

Stop the press! There are three new iCandy pushchairs to swoon over this summer, offering even more choice to those in the market for a stroller.

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.

Thule Shine City Stroller For On-The-Go Adventure!

Designed with an urban environment and active city dweller in mind, this 2022 Red Dot Design Award-winning pushchair is perfect for newborns and toddlers alike.

How To Stay On The Top Of Your Workload With Several Kids

It’s never easy to juggle a full-time job with your family, especially as a mother. Continue reading to learn how you can find a balance between your work and motherhood responsibilities

Chickenpox And Kids: Everything You Need To Know

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

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.

Parental Control, Ep 59: All Things Tween And Teen Skincare With Skin Therapist Jeanie Cordy-Simpson

Leonora welcomes professional skin therapist Jeanie Cordy Simpson to the show to discuss tween and teen skincare.

INTERVIEW: A Walk In The Park With Model, Influencer And Mama-To-Be Laura Coleman

We join Laura for a walk around Victoria Park to test drive her pushchair of choice, the Stokke Xplory X Signature, and to talk about her pregnancy, nesting plans, and how she’s preparing for her June arrival.

The NEW Consciously Curated Babycare Collection You Need To Know

Award-winning brand aden + anais has launched a completely organic babycare range featuring three gorgeous new collections.

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

Are You Doing Enough To Protect Your Child From Sun Damage?

Experts don’t believe parents are doing enough to protect their child’s skin against sunburn and the risk of skin cancer in later life.

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…

15 Children’s Birthday Cakes To Your Door: The Online Cake Concierge You Need To Know

A network of talented artisanal bakers are busy making extraordinary children’s birthday cakes to order, and the best bit? They deliver direct to your door. 

Weaning Week: Dietitian Tips For Every Age And Stage

To celebrate Weaning Week, Beaba’s go-to dietitian Nichola Ludlam-Raine from Nics Nutrition is on hand with lots of simple weaning advice for every age and stage.

Rent, Love, Return, Repeat: The Sustainable Way To Enjoy Luxury Kidswear

Kidswear rental subscriptions: a monthly capsule collection of carefully curated luxury pieces that will grow with your child.

Top Tips & Essential Products For Weaning Baby

The typical signs your baby is ready for food include being able to sit up independently, being able to reach out for food, hold it, and put it in their mouth and most importantly, be able to swallow their food.

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.

Leo Is Proud To Launch Her First Loungewear Collection

Zita and I are so excited to have launched these two lounge suits for pregnancy and postnatal. We first saw a version of the More

Spring Cleaning? Top Tips For A Safe, Clean Family Home

Are you itching to do some spring cleaning, or perhaps you’re embarking on the precious nesting period? Nimble’s top tips for safe cleaning plus a look at four of their awesome baby-friendly cleaning products.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

Do I Really Need An Electric Breast Pump? Plus, Electric vs Manual Pumps 

An electric breast pump can be a game-changer in helping to feed your baby. If you’ll be away from your little one sometimes, it’s worth considering a pump to express milk for when you’re not around. 15% Elvie discount inside…

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

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

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

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

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

10 Great Reasons To Try Healthy Family Meals From My Little Foodie

We love how My Little Foodie is reframing our children’s relationships with food by getting kids in the kitchen.

Why The SnüzPod4 Is The UK’s Best-Selling Bedside Crib

A true icon (and lifesaver), the SnüzPod Bedside Crib has already helped over a quarter of a million parents to keep their little one close to feed, soothe and settle.

Nanobebe’s Flexy Silicone Baby Bottles: Are These The Only Baby Bottles You’ll Ever Need?

Transitioning your baby from breast to bottle can be problematic, which is why the mum-life softness of these silicone baby bottles is just complete genius.

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

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

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

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

99 Baby Products Recommended By New Mums

If you’re looking for a shopping list of the best baby products, you’ve come to the right place. As recommended by mums.

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.

Sleepy Time Tonies: For The Perfect Bedtime Or Naptime Routine

As part of a good bedtime routine, it’s thought that playing white noise or ambient sounds helps children sleep better and for longer. That’s why we were so excited to see Tonies’ launch their collection of naptime Tonies to help little ones drift off to 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.

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

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

Sleep Awareness Week: The Newborn Baby Brand You Need To Know For The Ultimate Bedtime Routine

This leading nursery brand has a trio of products to make life as a new parent easier, whether you’re looking for a top-of-the-line baby monitor or bath support to keep your little one safe, they’ve got you covered.

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

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

7 Ways Mums Can Deal Positively With Mum Rage

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

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

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

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

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

#Find15 Small Steps To Be Kinder To The Planet

Start-Rite’s #Find15 campaign has launched, inspiring families to come up with simple switches and changes to save the planet.

8 Reasons You’ll Love The New Bugaboo Donkey 5

Bugaboo has updated its award-winning pushchair to bring you the brand new, side by side Donkey 5.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

5 Reasons Bathtime Play Is Important For Little Ones

Don’t be afraid to get wet! Here are ten reasons you need to make the most of tub time. 

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.

New Booster On The Block: The Nuna AACE Lx – Designed For Growing Children

Just launched, the Nuna AACE lx has been crowned winner of the Red Dot Product Design Award 2021.

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

8 Reasons We Love Joie’s Birth To Booster Car Seat The NEW i-Spin Grow

A review of the new birth to booster car seat, Joie i-Spin Grow. With i-Size and a 360 spin, the new seat by Joie is already winning awards.

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

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

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.

School Open Days: What You Need To Know, And The Things To Look Out For

Tips and advice by experts Talk Education on school open days. What to think about, ask, and everything you need to know ahead of your visit.

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

24/7 Childcare

Looking For Flexible Work Around The Kids? You Need To Read This.

Daisy Chain was founded due to the demand for flexible working with its aim to match people wanting more flexibility with companies offering it.

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

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

What IS Dyslexia? The Must-Watch Ted-Ed Video

What IS dyslexia? Dyslexia affects up to 1 in 5 people, but the experience of dyslexia isn’t always the same.

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

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

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.

Winter Weaning: The Best Foods To Cook Your Baby This Christmas

Beaba’s guide to baby food at Christmas includes some must-read weaning do’s and don’ts, as well as some fantastic Christmas Day weaning recipes they’ll love.

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

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

Seven Ways To Spark A Meaningful Conversation With Your Child

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

REVIEW: Bluebell Ultimate 9-in-1 Baby Smart Monitor

Bluebell has been revolutionising the way we monitor our little ones for a few years now, and it’s clear they’ve been listening to what parents really want, with the recent revamp and release of three new models, the 7 in 1, 8 in 1 and 9 in 1.

Party Season? Here’s Everything On Our Kidswear Wish List

With so many parties and gatherings to attend, it’s time to decide on a party outfit for your little one — something that will make them the belle (or beau!) of the ball.

Ideas For Baby’s First Christmas: Magical Discounts At Graco

Graco is offering up to 20% off* their swings and highchairs, so families can relax and enjoy the festive season, knowing their baby is safe, secure and cosy.

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.

Tummy Time: What IS It And Why Is It So Important For Your Baby?

The more tummy time is incorporated into a baby’s day, the more the muscles and strength develop, directly impacting on literally everything the baby does.

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

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

This Season’s Must-Have Accessory: The Stokke® Xplory® X Winter Kit

Stay warm and stand out from the crowd this winter with the super-stylish Stokke® Xplory® X Winter Kit.

Organic Baby & Toddler Bedding: Better For Children, Better For The Planet

There’s no dreamier job than creating your baby’s nursery or bedroom, but it’s important to consider the products you’re purchasing. Organic baby bedding is More

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

How To Prepare You And Your Child For Boarding School

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

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

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

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

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

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

How To Create A Plastic Free Nursery And 12 Must-Have Products For Your Baby

Research has revealed findings of up to twenty times more microplastics in baby poo than adult poo. Where are they coming from? Toys, teethers, bedding and clothes.

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

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

Expert Tips To Help Your Child’s Language Development

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

Essential Breast Health Awareness Campaign For New AND Expecting Mamas

Do you know how to check for what’s normal, and what’s not? The stats show that 1 in 3000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during pregnancy alone.

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

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

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

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

Parental Control, Ep 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.

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.

Top 10 Sanity-Saving Products for Reflux, Wind & Colic

Our Top 10 Sanity-Saving Products For Reflux, Wind & Colic

You can breathe a sigh of relief. We’ve tried and tested a range of products and here are our recommendations of the best products More

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.

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.

5 Ways To Invest In Your Child’s Future Today

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

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

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

East Finchley’s Newest Nursery Invites You To Bubbles’ Amazing Circus!

To celebrate their one-year birthday, East Finchley’s newest nursery, The Learning Experience (TLE®), is hosting Bubbles’ Amazing Circus on Saturday, 25 September, from 12pm to 5pm.

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

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

Shop Best Rockers And Bouncers For Your Baby

A selection of the best baby bouncers and rockers on the market. Every rocker and bouncer in this collection is suitable for babies aged newborn up.

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.

Talia Oatway On Life With Three Children, A Lockdown Pregnancy Plus How To Style Your Bump

Talia Oatway is married to Geordie Shore’s Aaron Chalmers, and is mama to three children, Siennah, 8, Romeo, 1, and new baby Maddox, who’s about to turn three months old.

Best Snacks For Preschoolers

Check out this round-up of snacks for preschoolers. Healthy but delicious snacking ideas for toddlers and preschoolers.

The Low-Down On Rotating Car Seats: How Essential Are They?

One of the biggest decisions you’ll make as a new parent is choosing which car seat is best for your baby. If you’re wondering More

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

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

10 Books To Boost Your Child’s Confidence

Here are ten books recommended by Toppsta, the UK’s leading children’s book review site, to help boost children’s confidence.

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

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.

How To Create A Non-Toxic Nursery

Do you know what to look for when buying nursery furniture and accessories? Read our guide to creating a non-toxic nursery.

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.

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.

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.

Emma Bunton On Protecting The Planet, Kit & Kin And The 25th Anniversary Spice Girls Reunion

We catch up with our favourite Spice Girl Emma Bunton to find out about 25th anniversary plans, and the latest news from her eco-baby brand at Kit & Kin.

Is This North London’s Coolest New Hang-Out For Babies & Kids?

Created by none other than Maggie Bulger, b_together will offer Monday to Friday childcare centred around a bespoke education programme for babies, toddlers and kids of all ages.

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. 

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.

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.

The Baby Brand You Need From Morning To Night

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

The New Playtime Range To Help You Bond With Your Baby

Favourite muslin brand aden + anais has used its years of experience in babycare to move into the playtime space with the launch of two awesome new products.

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.

What Are Creative Tonies? Record Your Own Stories + Access FREE Audio Content Every Month

‘Creative-Tonies’ are fun figures that arrive blank for you to upload 90 minutes of your very own audio. Whether it’s a story or a song, it’s a chance for you to get creative.

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

My Baba’s ‘Best In Boutique’ Brands At The Baby Show

My Baba Editor Ellie Thompson picks her top ten ‘best in boutique’ brands at The Baby Show Live. If you’d like free tickets to The Baby Show Live, click here and register now!

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

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

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.

Everything You Need To Know About Suuthe: The UK’s First Sensory Mat For Babies

The Suuthe SmartMat calms restless babies and guides them to sleep by mimicking the sounds and sensations of the womb.

Handy Checklist: Top Tips On How To Babyproof Your House

We have been speaking to Fred Safety about their Think Safe campaign which aims to prevent accidents and injuries at home.

Bottle Feeding: Everything You Need To Know + Recommended Essentials

If you’re planning to bottle feed with expressed breast milk or infant formula, it’s worth being prepared. Here are our top tips and recommended products.

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

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

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. 

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The Breathable Summer-Ready Baby Carrier From BabyBjörn

Dropping right in time for summer, BabyBjörn has unveiled its newest babywearing design: the Baby Carrier Harmony.

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.

Prepping For Potty Success: How To Prepare Your Child For Potty Training

All the tricks, tips and info you need to get your little one out of nappies in no time!

The Must-Have Sun And Sea Baby Kit Collection For Summer

We’re huge fans of DockATot’s award-winning multifunctional docking stations, and just in time for the summer season, they’ve launched a new Sun and Sea More

Coping With Grief After Losing A Child

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

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

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

Nanit Pro: Is This 2021’s Smartest Baby Monitor?

We take a look at the latest baby monitor on the block, the Nanit Pro, and how well it works with its companion app, Insights subscription service, and the optional breathing wear for baby.

Go Green With These Top Tips For Eco Friendlier Weaning

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

Ten Easy Rituals For Healthy Social Emotional Development

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

Ergobaby Omni Breeze: The Most Breathable Baby Carrier On The Market

Available in six gorgeous colours, the Omni Breeze is designed for adventure. Engineered to be the most breathable baby carrier on the market, the Breeze is suitable from newborn right up to toddler age.

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.

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

Best Eco-Friendly Weaning Products For Your Growing Children

We take a look at Beaba’s range of non-toxic, sustainable and mostly plastic-free weaning products for babies and growing children.

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.

Why It’s Important For Kids To Get Active From A Young Age

Did you know young children between the ages of 3-6 should spend at least 180 minutes (3 hours) a day doing a variety of physical activities spread throughout the day, including active and outdoor play?

Dealing With Temper Tantrums? Tips On Understanding Young Children’s Behaviour Issues

How can we help our toddlers work through behavioural issues and become happier and better able to regulate their emotions, leading to a happier home all around and helping them gain skills they can use in their future?

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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.

4 Essentials To Create A Toddler-Proof Home

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

REFLUX CHECKLIST: Everything You Need To Help Your Baby Beat Reflux

My advice to anyone suspecting their baby is suffering from reflux is to properly equip yourself with the right knowledge and support in order to effectively fight your baby’s corner and get that all-important diagnosis.

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.

The Iconic Stokke® Xplory® X Has Launched

Already a much-loved and sought after pushchair, the Xplory’s most recent makeover puts this luxe stroller back into the limelight in a gorgeous runway-inspired collection.

Twice Weekly Rapid Covid Testing: Everything You Need To Know

Free, regular Covid-19 rapid testing for adults over 18 will come into effect on Friday 9th April 2021. Here’s everything you need to know.

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?

Leonora’s Story: Broken Bones And What Every Parent Needs To Know

As my eldest jumped up, it looked like my youngest put his arm out and ‘snap’. I ran to him, had a look and immediately thought it was broken.

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. 

Create A Cosy Sanctuary With MoKee’s Mini House

Meet the dreamiest kids’ house bed, the Mokee Mini House, the perfect place to sleep, read, play and cuddle. Enjoy 5% off everything at Mokee with discount code MYBABA5 valid until the end of April 2021

Explore The Great Outdoors With These Peter Rabbit Themed Essentials For Spring

With Easter around the corner, shop Peter Rabbit inspired essentials perfect for those long-awaited spring walks.

Voyager: The New Crib & Co-Sleeper By Silver Cross

The Silver Cross Voyager is part of the new Essentials collection and thanks to its flexible design, can be used as a side-by-side co sleeper or standalone crib.

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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.

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.

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

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

Everything You Need To Know About The UK’s First Portable And Rechargeable Baby Bottle Warmer

A practical battery-powered bottle warmer designed to be light and portable, INOBY can heat up a bottle of water or milk with just a couple clicks of a button.

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.

Thinking About Extra Online Tuition For Your Child? Here’s What To Consider…

Online tutoring is in-demand more than ever before. If you’re considering booking online tuition for your child, here’s what you should consider.

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.

The Joie Fortifi: A Clever Reclining Booster Seat For Groups 1/2/3

From its snug support to a deep recline, the Joie Fortifi is a car seat designed for comfort. Your child can relax in style, whether they’re taking in the view, or leaning back to snooze.

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?

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

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

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

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

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.

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

5 Great Products For Your Newborn + Handy Tips For New Mamas

Parenting giant Cheeky Rascals recommend these top five products to add to your newborn essentials shopping list, together with some handy tips to boot.

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?

7 Reasons We Love Ergobaby’s New Sustainable Baby Carrier

A lightweight, breathable baby carrier made from sustainable materials, the Aerloom is a fabulous choice for busy parents of newborns up. We take a closer look.

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.

How To Teach Kids About Money: Safe Ways To Spend & Save

If you’ve got your main Christmas gifts sorted but are looking for those all-important stocking fillers or an extra gift for your child, why not consider a Rooster Card?

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. 

Swaddling: What Are The Benefits? How To Do It Properly And Knowing When To Stop

Everything you need to know about safer swaddling and when to stop, plus recommendations for sleepsuits designed to make swaddling super simple.

Awesome Activities To Keep The Kids Entertained During Lockdown 3.0

Get stuck into a selection of family-fun activities from fort building to scavenger hunts that will guarantee to keep your kids covered this lockdown.

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.

Does My Baby Need A Night Light And Which Night Light Is Best?

And is there a nightlight perfect for babies and children of all ages? We think we’ve found the answer.

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.

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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.

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.

Give The Gift Of Sleep This Christmas With These 3 Newborn Sleep Essentials

For the ultimate silent night this Christmas, we recommend investing in these three key newborn sleep essentials from Snüz.

Why We Love The New Natural & Organic Babycare Collection From Matchstick Monkey

An award-winning brand famous for its genius teething solutions, Matchstick Monkey has side-stepped effortlessly into skincare, with six genius new products for baby and you.

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.

The Childrensalon x Stella McCartney Kindness Retreat Is Back!

The Childrensalon Kindness Retreat with Stella McCartney is back on Friday 13th November to Sunday 14th November. Find out what’s happening in this jam-packed weekend inside!

Survival Guide: Top 10 Tips For New Dads

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

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

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

New Parent Must-Read: Debunking Newborn Baby Myths

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

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?

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.

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.

Explore The World Together With The Baby Carrier Move

If you’re looking to invest in a carrier suitable for a newborn, we recommend BabyBjörn’s ergonomic Baby Carrier Move.

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.

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.

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?

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

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.

The Truth About Cats and Dogs

The Truth About Cats, Dogs, Babies, Children and Pregnancy

An interview with our resident vet, Nick Haley, MA VetMB MRCVS I am going to have a baby, and

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. 

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

What Should My Summer Baby Wear Home From The Hospital? How To Bring Your Baby Home Safely

It’s unlikely you’ll be spending any amount of time outdoors, so your focus should be on what the room temperatures might be as opposed to the heat outside, so you can plan for every eventuality.

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.

15 Baby Playmats Perfect For Tummy Time And Floor Play

Having a play mat is the perfect place for tummy time, and when they’re a little older, a great place to roll, play and crawl.

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 Reasons You Should Invest In A Baby Carrier This Summer

Babywearing helps with the healthy development of your baby’s brain, as well as providing them with a fantastic learning environment.

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

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

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

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

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The Ultimate In Baby Monitoring: A Review Of The Owlet Sock + Cam

Owlet’s complete Monitor Duo offers new parents the ultimate in baby monitoring.

Top Tips On How To Trim Hair & Look After Lockdown Locks

Top Tips On How To Trim Hair & Look After Lockdown Locks

Cutting hair at home? If yours or the kids’ hair really can’t wait, follow these important tips before you begin.

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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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The Way You Put Your Child To Bed Can Have Long-Term Consequences

When does a sleep association become a habit? Tips on how to build strong positive sleep associations and ways to implement a good bedtime routine.

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Staycation Essentials: The Summer Saviour That Lets Your Little One Shade And Snooze

Whether you’re sitting ‘poolside’ this summer or just making the most of being outdoors with the family, your little one can stay safe as they doze off for a snooze.

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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.

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.

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

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

When Can I Use Childcare? Coronavirus: The Latest Childcare Information For Parents

The latest guidance on childcare information for parents during the coronavirus pandemic.

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.

10 Things You Need To Know About The Gravity Blanket

It’s really only recently scientific studies have begun to discuss the various health advantages of a weighted blanket for everyday use – and we’re excited to tell you more!

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?

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

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

How To Transition Your Newborn Seamlessly Into The Fourth Trimester

These early moments are precious, so naturally, as a parent whether it’s your first time or you’ve been here before, you’ll want to make sure the transition from womb to world is as perfect as it can be.

What To Eat And What To Avoid When Breastfeeding

Diet and nutrition advice for breastfeeding mamas by expert Laura Tilt from Biamother, the world’s first health app that cares for new mums.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

The Best Guide To Online Resources For Kids During Lockdown

Perhaps the most important thing underlying all of these points and for homeschooling is the emphasis on rewarding your children, the same as they would receive in school.

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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?

Six Signs Of Teething And How To Help Your Baby

While most babies begin teething around six months, the first tooth can appear anytime between three and 14 months.  Teeth usually come in pairs, starting with the bottom front two and followed by the top front two.

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.

Parental Control, Episode 11: How To Tackle Screen Time As A 2020 Parent

This month, we welcome back to the podcast child psychologist and parenting coach Dr Maryhan Baker. In this episode, we asked Maryhan’s advice on managing screen-time, technology and how too much of it might be affecting our children’s behaviour.

Best Products To Support Your Baby As They Grow

It’s not just you who is responsible for your baby’s growth and development. The products you buy are equally as important and should support them in their youngest years.

Help Your Little One Learn With These Best Developmental Products For Baby

Help your little one learn through play with this exciting round-up of toys and baby kit for all ages and stages.

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.

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.

Is THIS The Solution To The After School Childcare Dilemma?

School pickups, play at home and dinner all taken care of by when you return home. Connect with trained and vetted local nannies for the hours you need.

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?’

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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 Tips On How To Raise A Healthy Vegan Baby

Parents who are interested in raising a vegan family are understandably concerned that their plant-based diet should contain all the nutrients required for the demands of a growing baby or active toddler.

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.

Embrace Veganuary And Help Save The Environment With This One Simple Product Switch (Plus Handy Veganuary Checklist)

Veganism is not just limited to the food we eat. Aqua Wipes are vegan-friendly, plastic-free, biodegradable wet wipes that are specifically created for a newborn baby’s delicate skin.

New Family Club Will Give Parents A Carbon Neutral Helping Hand

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

Parental Control, Ep 9: Everything You Need To Know About Gut Health In Pregnancy & Babies

In this month’s episode, nutritionist Jane Clarke talks to Leonora about both gut health during pregnancy and in babies.

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.

Weak Pelvic Floor Muscles? Meet The Treatment Revolutionising Lives

We want to introduce you to the breakthrough treatment that works to tone and restore pelvic floor muscles. What’s more, it’s a non-surgical and non-invasive treatment which, let’s face it, sounds good, no? We think so.

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!

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!

Piccolo’s Christmas Dinner For All Ages & Stages – From 6 Months

Christmas dinner isn’t just for those with teeth! Baby can get in on this traditional Christmas meal thanks to Piccolo’s winning Turkey Dinner recipe More

Why You Need to Look After Your Baby’s Milk Teeth

Your baby is busy growing a grand total of 20 milk teeth, yep, TWENTY. The complete set consists of eight incisors, four canines and eight molars. They might be tiny, but every tooth has its own very important function.

Piccolo Supports Families In Need This Christmas & Beyond

Organic baby food brand Piccolo has announced its new charity partnerships with Little Village and City Harvest this December and following into 2020. Giving More

Five Easy & Healthy Weaning Recipes Perfect for Christmas

If you’re looking for simple, healthy and not to mention yummy weaning recipes for your baby this festive season, you’ve come to the right place. Using fresh and whole ingredients, you can prepare, steam, blend and cook in no time at all.

Do You Need Vitamin D? If You’re A Mum, Mum-To-Be Or Baby, Here’s The Answer

Vitamin D is something we absorb when our skin is exposed to sunlight but during the winter months, most of us aren’t getting enough of it.

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.

The Most Adorable Outfits To Dress Baby In This Festive Season

We’ve picked out some fabulous options for dressing baby on Christmas day.

These Are The UK’s Most Eco Baby Food Pouches & Here’s Why

We hear so much about baby brands becoming more eco-conscious and sustainable but hardly ever when it comes down to baby food — until now.

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.

Rose Gold Is Still Bang On Trend & This Travel System Proves It

Everything looks great in rose gold, doesn’t it? Phones, watches, shoes — even rose gold hair is having a moment (and we love that More

Skincare Gift Sets? We’ve Found Some That Are Actually Kid-Friendly

You know skincare isn’t just for grown-ups. Where would you be without children’s body wash, bath time bubbles and eczema-soothing creams? Exactly.

12 Simple Self-Care Tips for Busy Mums

Remember, as a mum, taking five minutes to focus on some self-care can make sure a massive difference and self-care is not just getting your nails done, it can be anything that you consider an act of love towards yourself.

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.

The Organic Mother & Baby Skincare Brand We’re Obsessed With

We’ve never had it so good when it comes to skincare. Our bathroom shelves are filled with the most sophisticated lotions and potions suited More

Which is The Best All-Terrain Stroller for Winter?

With more than one snow event predicted this winter in the UK, you might be wondering if your buggy is up to the job. When choosing your winter pushchair, we recommend taking the following attributes into consideration:

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.

The Best Activity Centres & Play Gyms for Babies

Using a baby gym or an activity centre once they’re able to hold their heads up and stay upright with support, boosts cognitive development and helps your baby learn colours, shapes and sounds.

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?

Food For The First Time! Baby Reviews Next-Day Organic Delivery Service

We came across baby food company Bellato Baby, who are revolutionising how us busy on-the-go parents feed our littlest ones. I was really excited for Billy to try out the range in this video of his first ever food experience.

Top Tips to Enjoy Happy & Healthy Family Mealtimes

While 86% of parents believe it’s important to eat dinner as a family, less than half actually eat together every night. Almost a quarter spend their mealtimes in front of the TV, while 16% spend theirs at separate tables.

Parental Control, Episode 5: Why Do So Many Of Us Have Gut Health Problems? How To Boost Your Family’s Healthy Gut Bacteria

How much is your gut having an impact on your health and wellbeing? You might be surprised…

5 Surprising Benefits of Babywearing & Why Every Parent Should Try It

Let’s talk about babywearing. Leave the pushchair at home and get out and about hands-free with your baby strapped to your chest. Choose between wraps and carriers or opt for something in-between, here are your options.

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.

Practical Tips on How to Baby Proof Your House to Safeguard Your Baby

Baby proofing the home is vital, we’ve got some handy pointers and products to help you ensure your home is as accident free as possible.

10 Reasons Why The Wonder Weeks is The Best Baby Book

We walk, sit, grab and even feel… with our brain. If we understand what is developing in our baby’s minds, we understand our baby at a level much higher than the level of ‘does he crawl yet?’ The Wonder Weeks gives you unique insights into baby’s developing mind

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

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

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

First Day Of Nursery Essentials – Which One Have You Forgotten?

To ease the transition and avoid any last-minute panics, we’ve created a checklist to make sure their bag is packed with the essentials for the first day of nursery.

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.

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:

10 Solutions for Kids’ Insect Bites & Stings

If you and the family are about to jet off for your summer holiday, or are even just heading out the day, don’t forget to shop and pack solutions for insect bites and stings, as well as repellent. Here’s selection of the best on the market. 

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…

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?

When Does Screen Time Become A Problem? Should I Limit My Child’s Time Online?

Nobody fully understands the harm screen time may be doing to the generation growing up in the digital age. Here’s how parents can take control of screen time and protect children online.

My 5-Month Old Baby is Refusing to Sleep… I Need Help!

I’m absolutely done in today. I had to leave my five month old baby with my mother in law and go and sit in the car and cry.

Lisps In Young Children: Should I Be Worried And How Can I Help?

In my work as a speech and language therapist, I find parents can be very worried about their child having a lisp. In fact, lisps are very common in preschool children and are not a huge cause for concern until after the age of 4 ½  years.

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!?

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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.

Why Is My Child Afraid Of The Dentist? And How To Help Them Overcome The Fear

Some children learn to dread a trip to the dentist. Paediatric Dentist Dr John Roberts delves into some of the reasons this could be and how, as a parent, you can ease their fear and anxiety before their next dental appointment. 

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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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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?

Why I’m Wearing The Elvie Breast Pump… Right Now

It’s true what Elvie are claiming – this pump is seriously quiet.

15 Elmer Essentials For Fans Of The Patchwork Elephant

The 25th May marks the most colourful day of the year. Elmer day! There’ll be lots of activities all over the country turning the nation patchwork.

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Review of Future Health Biobank: The Day of Stem Cell Collection

We’re back with an update following our first vlog on why we decided to collect our baby’s stem cells.

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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.

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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Organic Solutions for Babies with Eczema or Allergy Prone Skin

Organic skincare products suitable for baby’s delicate skin, and for little ones suffering with skin complaints such as eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis.

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A Parent’s Guide to Summer Sleeping for Babies

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

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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.

3 Easy Ways To Be A More Eco Conscious Parent

When you’ve got a newborn to think about or young children to chase around, the environment takes a back seat but there are simple changes you can make to cut down your carbon footprint and make parenting young children that little bit more eco-friendly.

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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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The Must-Have App That Promises to Keep Your Children Safer Online

In this interview I continue my campaign for better internet safety for children with an interview with the incredibly interesting Richard Pursey, CEO of SafeToNet.com. 

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The NSPCC on Keeping Your Children Safe on The Internet

I interviewed NSPCC’s Child Safety Online Policy Manager Martha Kirby to find out what they’re doing as an organisation to safeguard our children online.

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Genius Baby Sleep Hacks Every New Parent Should Know About

Here are our top recommendations to help you and your little one achieve a restful night’s sleep from the moment you bring your baby home.

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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.

Alexa, Show Me Porn! Leonora Calls for Online Change

I have been wanting to safeguard my devices so that my children can use them safely for a long time and I have hit a brick wall.

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How to Deal with Toddler Tantrums & Understanding the Terrible Twos

Dealing with a two year old can feel similar to training a tiger. Despite the challenge, teaching him that safety, boundaries, and following directions really are important remains the goal.

Babies, Beds And Bedding: The Ultimate Guide

I’ve put together a handy guide to the sleep options out there to ensure both you and your little one have a sound night’s sleep.

5 Ways To Help Your Family Sleep Better

From setting a good routine to creating an optimal sleeping environment, here are five things to improve your sleep for the whole family.

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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10 Top Tips for Helping Babies Learn Languages

The quantity and quality of the language or languages in your child’s environment will change how much your baby learns, and early language learning influences later learning.

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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?

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.  

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

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

Children and Sugar

Why is Sugar So Bad for My Children?

Author of The Sugar Detox Plan Dr Mosetter talks to us about sugar and children, and dangers of consuming too much.  Why is sugar so 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

Our Resident Maternity Nurse on Bringing Your Baba Home

I’m worried about bringing my newborn home. I don’t even know how to change a nappy. Is

Signs & Solutions: Colic, Disorganised Suckling, & Tongue-Tie

Two common reasons for colic are tongue-tie and recessive jaw, both of which can result in disorganised suckling. Here’s what to look out for.

5 Ways To Relax When Your Baby Is Asleep

Once your child is born, relaxation and time to yourself becomes a luxury. Here are five ways to make the most of your baby’s nap time.

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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.

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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

Top Tips for Nanny Changing

Top Tips for Stress-Free Nappy Changing for Girls & Boys

Nappy changing, while not everyone’s favourite chore, can actually be a positive experience for you and your baby. If it makes you feel nervous More

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

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

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.

Five Simple Tips for The Bedtime Clock Change THIS SUNDAY!

If you are a parent then the clock going back an hour this Sunday 28th October may not be a reason for excitement as it is for everyone else. Especially if you are a parent of a baby or a small child. 

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Parents! Stay On Top of Your Mental Health with These Four Simple Tips

Keep things in perspective and prioritise – it can feel overwhelming when we are juggling so much, but taking a pause and putting the different aspects your life in order or priority can help in taking the pressure off. 

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.

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12 of The Best New Parenting Books This Autumn Winter

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

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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

What Happened In The Parenting World This Week

Pregnancy tests recalled, free prescriptions for new mums, 10 year olds most severely obese age group and children make you feel stressed six times a day.

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

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

Remember Remember the 5th November

Firework Safety: The Firework Code & What to Do If Something Goes Wrong

Safety organisation RoSPA’s helpful guide below is packed with advice and information on how to enjoy the evening, and what to do if something goes wrong. 

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.

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How To Keep Your Little Ones Happily Hydrated

Getting young toddlers and children to drink tap water can often be tricky, so when I came across AQUA Carpatica Kids, a new, nitrate free mineral water that has won awards for its taste, I was keen for my daughter to give it a try.

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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. 

Should I Moisturise My Newborn? Looking After Baby’s Skin In The First Few Weeks

Newborn skin is thinner than an adult’s. It’s only when your baby is born that their skin adapts itself to the elements of the world beyond the womb. Here’s how to best look after baby’s skin.

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 Prepare Your Family For Flu Season

It’s time to start thinking about what you can do to prevent yourself and your family from falling ill this season. Here’s GP Tom York’s best advice on preventing flu.

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How to Look After Your Kid’s Oral Health to Give Them The Best Start in Life

When it comes to our kid’s health, we are so focused on every aspect from allergies, nutrition to toilet habits, however for some reason More

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How to Improve Your Family’s Gut Health

The gut is best known for its role in digesting food, but it actually does a lot more than that. It absorbs nutrients; works More

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.

10 Essential Devices For New Parents, According To A GP

Since Dr Tom York became a dad for the first time, a host of new devices and gadgets have made his parenting experience easier. He shares them with us here.

One Chair Fits All: The Cybex Lemo Highchair Perfect for Your Growing Child

The Cybex Lemo Highchair is an attractive 4-in-1 seating solution suitable from birth to 99 years of age. Available in a range of funky More

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Top 10 Things You Need to Know About Measles

Suddenly measles is all over the news again as sadly cases in Europe this year have hit a record high with 41,000 people affected. More

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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!

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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?”

Monday to Friday: Allergy-Sensitive Packed Lunches for Toddlers & Children

Creating a healthy packed lunch may be the best way to ensure that children with food allergies have allergen-free food to eat while they are at school or otherwise away from home.

Our Guide to The Summer’s Best New Pushchairs

It can be so confusing being tasked with the purchase of a new pushchair. These days there is so much choice, from compact, urban More

How To Tell Your Child That Someone Has Died

To make sense of what has happened children need information and explanations. These need to be honest, simple and in language that children understand.

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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.

The Latest in Necessities & Little Luxuries for Mama

Here’s my latest pick of products, gifts and essentials for mamas or mamas-to-be. From the latest breast pumps, new bags, coolest clothing and ready made meals to a Vax that works wonders on puke – (yep, you read right!) you’ll find the necessities, some little luxuries the bizarre and the beautiful all right here! 

Mother Pukka on Coping with Colic and How to Recognise The Signs

It was at 3am one night and my first born, Mae, had been crying relentlessly, I remember bursting into tears and crying non-stop. I felt like ‘my one was broken’; I was broken. I reached out to friends at this point and booked into the doctor as I realised it was more than just a crying baby.

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.

Super Compact, Super Stylish: The Joolz Hub for Parents on The Go

The brand new Joolz Hub is in the My Baba spotlight this week. A compact urban stroller measuring just 53cm in width, the easy-to-fold Hub is designed to tackle tubes, trains, buses and busy city streets with ease.

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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?

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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.

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Introducing The Lie Flat i-Size Car Seat for Newborns

We’re excited to introduce to you the new i-Level lie flat i-Size approved car seat by Joie. What’s brilliant about this car seat is its ability to recline to a 157 degree lie flat position even when rear racing. The lie flat position is billed by experts to be the best way for a newborn to travel in cars.

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.

Kimber Kids

Looking for Kimberley Walsh’s Kimba Kids clothing line? My Baba interviewed Kimberly on life after Girls Aloud and the launch of her clothing line at Next. Read full interview here.

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

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

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

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

Self Care Tricks

Top 5 Simplest Self-Care Tricks to Beat Overwhelm

Motherhood these days is, let’s face it, a juggling act. Multi-tasking – a must! Most of us have probably had days where we feel completely overwhelmed. But how good are we at noticing when this is happening and taking preventative measures to stop it becoming too much?

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.

How Should I Save For My Children?

How Should I Save For My Children? The Junior ISA Explained

You should ensure that your financial situation is on track before you start squirrelling money away in your children’s names. Here are the types of things that I would like a client to be doing before they start to save for their kids

The True Impact Of Social Media On Your Child’s Wellbeing

Baroness Floella Benjamin discusses the effects of social media on wellbeing and what the government and parents should be doing to keep children safe.

All You Need to Know About Children's Teeth

From When To Start Brushing To Which Toothpaste To Use, ALL Your Baby Teeth Questions Answered

Babies and teeth can present new parents with a whole world of trouble. We asked Paediatric Dentist Dr Carmen Colomar all our questions about baby teeth.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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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.

This Choking Prevention Advice Could Save Your Child’s Life

Choking is one of the leading causes of death for children under the age of three. RoSPA has provided us with some important advice on choking and suffocation prevention.

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Silver Spoon? How to Help Grandchildren Financially

Did you know that if you save £3,600 gross per annum into a pension for a new-born until they were 18 and then left it to grow? At 60 they could have a pot of nearly £800,000! 

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.

How I Allergy Weaned My Baby

Leonora talks about her personal experience weaning her baby and advises on the stages she went through.

Why We All Need to Make Friends with Our Mum Guilt

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

Are You Following These Six Sun Protection Steps?

Whether you’re at home in the UK or abroad, you should always be considering whether you and your family are taking the right precautions in the sunshine.

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.

The Stroller Mistake You’re Making That Could Be Fatal

It’s a hot and sunny day and you’re walking through a park or relaxing in the garden. In order to protect your little one More

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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.

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Top Ten Tricks & Tips: Mindfulness for Mums

Founder of Motherkind Zoe Blaskey’s top ten tips on mindfulness; how to enjoy the benefits of feeling more calm, less anxious and guilty.

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Top 10 Tips on How To Help Your Baby Sleep Safely In Hot Weather

Top UK maternity nurse, baby care consultant and author of the brilliant new parenting book ‘The Baby Detective’ Sarah Norris shares her top ten tips on how to put baby to sleep safely in the hot weather.

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.

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

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!

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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.

Would you and your baby have survived pregnancy and birth without medical help?

In the UK, we have the NHS to look after us when things go wrong. What might have happened if you hadn’t had antenatal checks, or medical support before, during or after the birth? Would you both have survived?

17 Luxury Cots for The Designer Nursery

Kitting out a nursery for the first time is a very special task, and if you’re looking for the luxurious, then look no further. If you’re looking to splash out on your little one’s nursery, we’ve got some serious suggestions for you.

10 Tips for Parents Dining Out With Children on the Autism Spectrum

10 Tips for Parents Dining Out with Children with Autism

Typical everyday situations can sometimes seem very overwhelming for a child on the autism spectrum and we often hear from parents asking advice. We thought More

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.

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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.

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Top Signs of Autism: What Parents Need to Be Aware Of

Children whose parents and care providers notice the signs of autism within the first few years of life are more likely to receive critical early intervention services. High quality early intervention helps create strong foundations for the continued development of language, cognitive, behavioural, and social skills.

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Finding My New Family Friendly Career

Aquatots have been swimming babies in the South East for over 20 years, and are proud to be one of the companies that can provide mums with a healthy work/mum balance. Aquatots teacher Laura explains first hand why she became a swimming teacher and exactly what that involved.

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.

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How To Build Your Child’s Digital Resilience

Digital resilience will help your child stay safe and cope with problems that can arise online. Here’s how to make them a good digital citizen.

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Encourage Your Little One to Brush Their Teeth with Playbrush

The Playbrush is a nifty piece of kit that attaches to the handle of any manual toothbrush, transforming the brush into a games controller. It encourages children to brush more effectively, for longer.

Why Sensory Play Is So Important & How To Encourage It

Sensory play forms the building blocks of physical and mental development in the early months. Here’s how to encourage it.

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!!

New Campaign #WomenWarriors with charity Wellbeing of Women and Leo Bamford

Women’s health charity Wellbeing of Women has launched a digital campaign to raise awareness for female reproductive conditions by sharing the stories of brave women who have battled obstetric and gynaecological health problems.

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The Amazing Benefits and Importance of Skin to Skin: A Must-Watch Vid for New Mums

I discovered firsthand the importance of skin to skin from the lovely NICU nurses looking after my newborn son, and the results were transformative. Within two days of starting SSC, he had become responsive and was out of his incubator.

Top 3 Tips for Babies with Eczema

Child Eczema: 10 Ways To Manage Skin Irritation In Young Children

If your little one has red and inflamed skin, it is important to understand which type of skin problem they have to know how to help them.

Confessions Of A New Dad: Six Home Truths Of Having A Newborn

No one tells you about the feeling you get when you see your child for the first time. Here Dr Tom York describes the highs and lows of being a new parent.

Why Introducing Allergenic Foods At 6 Months Could Prevent Allergies

The status quo for a long time has been to avoid introducing potential allergens in the first few years of life, but is this still the case?

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Dealing with Behavioural Problems in Children with Reflux

The Behaviourists’ founder Katy Roberts gives us the low-down on how to deal with behavioural problems that might arise as a result of reflux. 

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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.

Top Money Saving Tips for New Parents

Top Money Saving Tips for New Parents in 2018

Having your first baby or adding to a growing family can lead to a range of costs that if you are unprepared for – here are our top 5 money saving tips.

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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.

Being A GP Doesn’t Make Parenthood Easier & Here’s Why

You might assume being a GP makes parenthood easier, but Dr Tom York assures us it isn’t..

10 Mistakes You Might Be Making With Your Stroller (One Of Them Could Be Fatal)

When it comes to a newborn you’ve got enough to think about, right? Here’s a refresher of what you should definitely NOT be doing with your stroller. 

How To Childproof Your Home And Keep Children Safe

How safe is your child around the house? Follow AMEDA’s tips on how to keep your little ones safe from appliances around the house.

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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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.

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

The #TBT Repost: Does My Child Need to Take a Vitamin Supplement or Probiotic?

This week, we look back on a 2015 article from Christine Bailey as to whether children need to take either a vitamin supplement or probiotics?

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.

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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

14 Steps To Follow Before You Decide To Have Children!

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

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.

It’s All Milk, Isn’t It? How Breast Milk Changes During a Feed – Foremilk and Hindmilk Explained

Chances are if you breastfed your baby you are aware of these 2 terms: foremilk and hindmilk. So what exactly are foremilk and hindmilk?

Breastfeeding – It’s Like Learning to Dance

This Thursday, My Baba looks back on a 2013 post from Louisa, the founder of lulubaby, and how breastfeeding is just like learning to dance!

Why Food Play Should Be A Key Part Of Your Weaning Routine

Food play can make parents feel anxious, but what if we told you food play is a key part of your baby’s development? Here are some top tips to encourage it.

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

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

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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

How To Knockout Cyber Bullying

10 Steps to Knockout Cyberbullying

Bullying is something that I think most parents worry about when it comes to their children. The idea of your child being bullied is 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

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Routine & Sleep – Do You Have Questions? Join Our Twitter Chat

Join us on Twitter for a LIVE CHAT on routine and sleep, Monday, 30th Oct, from 12-1pm. Tweet your questions to The Blissful Baby Expert using #MotherBaba.

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.

How Do Osteopaths Treat Colic?

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

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

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.

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

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

What Should You Eat And Drink When Breastfeeding?

You don’t need to go on some magic diet when breastfeeding. You just need to stick to a few simple pieces of advice.

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

A Good Night's Sleep for Your Toddler

A Guaranteed Good Nights Sleep for Your Toddler by Sleep Expert

I flicked through The Three Day Nanny when it arrived on my desk a few months ago, and I immediately contacted Kathryn Mewes to see if she More

Family Finances: How To Save & Plan Ahead

To help you plan ahead, we’ve put together this handy guide with a few tips to help you save now so you can spend in the future.

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!

100 Things I Didn't Know About Being a Parent

100 Things I Didn’t Know About Being a Parent

Clemmie Telford is advertising creative by trade, battling baby-brain to try and come up with big (ish) ideas for brands. She lives in south east More

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!

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

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

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.

A Quick And Dirty Guide To Baby Farts

“Not everything that comes out of a baby can be scooped up, wiped off, or thrown away.” Let’s talk baby farts.

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.

Is Your Baby Gagging? Here’s Why

An extract taken from Looking out for Number Two by Bryan Vartabedian.

Is Your Baby Getting Enough Skin to Skin Time?

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

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

Breastmilk Supply

Breastfeeding: There’s No Use Crying Over Sh*t Milk

I’m sure that’s how the saying goes… My blog about crappy milk supply deleted itself. This is the second time I’m writing this. It More

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

Make Your Own Baby Food

5 Reasons Why You Should Make Your Own Baby Food

While it does take a little time to cook, purée and freeze homemade baby food, at the end of the day, making your own baby More

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.

Cherry Healey On Breastfeeding, Family Life And TV

This week, we were thrilled to interview the fabulous TV Presenter, Cherry Healey.

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!

Reflexology for Labour

Can Reflexology Induce Labour?

1) How effective and exactly how does reflexology induce labour? The days leading to childbirth

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.

Bonding with Baby

How Do I Bond With My Baby and What Happens If Things Don’t Go To Plan…?

Baby wellness and childcare expert Angela Spencer has over 20 years of experience in owning and operating nurseries responsible for the care, development and well-being of More

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

Is Your Pet Putting Your Family At Risk Of Illness?

Dogs shouldn’t be considered a danger to the family, but your pet could be carrying parasites that could be putting everyone at risk of illness.

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

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

Problems with Breastfeeding

The Jellie Diaries: Why Have I Found Breastfeeding So Difficult?

Breastfeeding is a journey. I’ve had a few pitstops already, so turned to online health specialists WellVine for help – all from the comfort of my own home.

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?

14 Baby Record Books To Capture And Hold Onto Every Moment

Here’s a round up of gorgeous baby record books to store every memory you never want to forget.

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 Restorative Approach to Discipline

How to Deal with Squabbling Siblings – The Restorative Approach to Discipline

Ever since the arrival of Princess Charlotte, people have been talking about siblings, and what one can do to help their relationships. Shelley Davidow More

Children’s Art Week: Nanny Anita’s Top 15 Arts And Crafts Posts

We recall some of Nanny Anita’s best arts and crafts posts for Children’s Art Week 2017

Top 5 Green Apps To Educate Your Kids This World Environment Day

We go through the top five apps to teach kids about the environment and world around them for World Environment Day.

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

What Are The Different Types Of Birthmarks?

What are the different types of birthmarks, and can you tell us a bit about strawberry birthmarks?

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.

10 Tips On How To Deal With Toddler Tantrums

As a parent, you need to respond to your child’s emotions in a positive way, set boundaries and deal with problematic behaviour constructively.

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.

Six Things You Need To Know About KidSitter – The New Childcare Service Taking London By Storm

What is the best way to find a babysitter? Some of us go off friend recommendations, online sites, agencies, and Facebook ads. But do More

Battling Post Natal Depression

Battling Postnatal Depression – A Reader’s Experience

Mental Health Awareness Week is all about talking about your mental health and the MumHood crew will be doing just that at their ‘Staying More

The Sleep Plan: How To Help Your Children Fall Asleep After A Busy Day

The impact of busy lives, long days at school, after-school clubs and homework mean children’s brains are on-the-go right up until bedtime.

Sun Awareness Week: The Sun Protection Guide

We’ve put together a list of our top picks for protecting your little one from harmful UV rays. Don’t forget that you should always be using sunscreen too!

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.

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.

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

Our Favourite Afternoon Tea Spots In London

Happy National Tea Day! We’ve put together a list of our favourite places to celebrate our love of tea (and cake).

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

The Absolute Beginner’s Guide To Buying Your First Pram

We asked the pram experts at Prams.net about the key things to consider when purchasing your first pushchair. This is what they told us.

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.

Baby Products Celebs Can't Live Without

The Baby Products The Parenting Bloggers Can’t Live Without

Is there a baby product YOU can’t live without? Check out the responses from our parenting bloggers at the Mothercare x My Baba Pushchair More

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

The Bugaboo Bee5 Review

The Urban Pushchair for Inner City Adventures: Meet The Brand New Bugaboo Bee5

The Bugaboo Bee5 is an urban pushchair specifically designed for busy parents, and since 2007, the lightweight, compact fold Bee has been a popular choice for inner city adventures.

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 3 Features Do You Look For In A Pushchair

What THREE Features Do You Look for in a Pushchair?

What three things do you look for in a pushchair? We ask our audience on Twitter and some parenting celebs what they think!

Explaining Terrorism to a Child

Westminster Attack: How Do You Explain Terrorism To A Child?

Westminster attack in London – what do you tell the children? Here are some tips on explaining terrorism to help them understand.

Mothercare x My Baba Event

Highlights of The Mothercare x My Baba Pushchair Party

Here are the event highlights of our #MotherBaba Pushchair Party, featuring some of the coolest buggy brands, VIPs and influencers from the parenting world.

Silver Cross Wave

Making Waves with Luxury New Pram by Silver Cross

Iconic British nursery brand Silver Cross launch stunning travel system to much applause and rave reviews from all corners of the parenting world.

Katharine Merry Mothercare Amble

Olympic Athlete Katharine Merry on The Fast & Furious Mothercare Amble Stroller

Olympic athlete and the fastest woman in the world circa 2001 Katharine Merry reviews the Mothercare Amble Stroller, and tells us just how easy More

Harriet Toby and Roo Stokke Trailz

Why Toby & Roo’s Harriet Shearsmith is Smitten with The New Stokke Trailz

Check out the lovely Harriet from Toby & Roo‘s review of the fabulous all-terrain Stokke Trailz pushchair available at Mothercare.  

What IS Colic? And How Baby Massage Can Help

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

Mothercare ‘Gift a Bundle’ Campaign for Mother’s Day

We’re excited to tell you about Mothercare‘s new launch,the very important ‘Gift A Bundle’, a campaign for Mother’s Day. ‘Gift A Bundle’ is an initiative that More

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

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

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

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

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

Keeping your kids safe online

Are Your Children Safe Online? Here Are 10 Ways To Protect Them

How can we keep our children safe online? The founder of Digital Kids offers advice about the opportunities & dangers of the digital world for our children. 

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

Getting Kids Off the White Pasta

Getting Our Kids Past the White Pasta

Pasta has long been an easy and quick way to fill the hungry tums of our little ones, but the question has always been More