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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.
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.
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.
The clocks go back on Sunday 28th October. Here’s how you can prepare your little ones for a seamless transition…
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.
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
There are a few things you need to know when it comes to treating kids with cold or flu.
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.
With captivating classes that ignite your little one’s imagination and family events that draw everyone closer, Maggie & Rose is where lifelong memories are crafted.
Clinical Psychologist Dr. Holly Symons shares her tools to help you and your children reframe from negative self-talk.
Mental health expert Noel McDermott looks at first-day back nerves and shares expert tips for back-to-school anxiety.
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.
Education expert and ADHD coach Dr Michal Solomonovich joins the show to discuss strategies for parenting ADHD kids.
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.
Discover how incorporating elements of the Montessori approach can encourage your child’s creativity and independence.
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
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
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.
We’ve searched the internet high and low and come up with these 28 brilliant tips to help you keep cool in the heatwave.
Independent booksellers across the UK have announced the best summer reads for children.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We teamed with Samsung to bring you this comprehensive guide to staying safe online.
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.
If screen time is used strategically in moderation, evidence suggests it can help develop problem-solving, cognitive, creative, social and communication skills.
Is it possible to be a perfect parent? Mumologist Dr Emma Svanberg reveals how our own childhoods dictate our parenting styles.
Tuesday 2nd April is World Autism Day. We spoke to the National Autistic Society (NAS)
Managing director and lead therapist of Headstuff ADHD Therapy Sarah Templeton joins the show to discuss ADHD in young children.
If you’re new to the wonderful world of mindfulness, this podcast episode is a great place to start.
Naturdoc’s founder and clinical lead Lucinda Miller joins Parental Control to discuss family nutrition, gut health and more.
ADHD coach Leanne Maskell on how to help your child get off to the best start by using an ADHD-lens of parenting.
Because school life is exhausting without worrying about coping with allergies in school!
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
Here’s our collection of the best podcasts for mums, dads and parents in general that you need to download this year.
Wondering how to get the kids to sleep on Christmas Eve? Check out these top tips from Dr. Preethi Daniel and The Sleep Nanny, Lucy Shrimpton.
ADHD expert Sarah Templeton is on hand with her top tips for a harmonious home throughout the festive season.
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
Leonora Bamford welcomes nutritionist Gabriela Peacock to the show to discuss tween and teen nutrition.
Dr Lucy Ansell debunks the myths about hand, foot and mouth and offers some basic advice on how to tackle it.
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.
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.
Inattentive ADHD children are often thought to be ‘in their own world’ or ‘away with the fairies’.
Rather than limiting sweets and feeling guilty about how much children are eating, here is what we should be doing.
Small changes can go a long way in keeping your child well throughout the winter months.
We sit down with one of the mums behind award-winning head lice brand Nitty Gritty to get the low down on ‘beating the bugs’.
Winston’s Wish share some useful tips on how to explain Queen Elizabeth’s death to a child or young person.
Knowing the facts can help in decision-making. Jane Clarke shares all.
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.
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.
Here are some great tips by Carol Evelegh from The Kindergarten to help your child successfully transition from nursery to primary school.
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.
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.
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…
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?
From measuring tips to choosing the right style for your child, we’ve got school shoes sussed.
CarFest South will take place from 26th-28th August at Laverstoke Park Farm in Hampshire and visitors can expect a full-throttle festival weekend.
Are you dreading the school drop-off? Dr Maryhan Baker is on hand with her expert advice on how to create a stress-free goodbye at the school gates.
Experienced Sleep Consultant Maryanne Taylor talks to us about re-establishing a “normal” sleep routine, which starts and ends with bedtime.
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.
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.
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?
There are some key questions that GPs will ask that may help identify whether your child has asthma.
It’s estimated that 15-20% of the population are Highly Sensitive People and it can often go hand in hand with Dyslexia, ADHD, Austim and other Neurodiverse categories.
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.
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.
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.
10 tips written by Dr. Amanda Gummer on how to keep your children cool and entertained during a heatwave.
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.
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.
Dr. Maryhan Baker is on hand with expert advice on how to deal with childhood anxiety.
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.
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
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.
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!
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 (varicella zoster virus) is a common viral infection and usually affects children – however, you can get it at any age.
Leonora welcomes professional skin therapist Jeanie Cordy Simpson to the show to discuss tween and teen skincare.
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.
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…
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.
Kidswear rental subscriptions: a monthly capsule collection of carefully curated luxury pieces that will grow with your child.
Lazy eye is a condition that starts in childhood and affects up to 3 out of 100 children in the UK. Here’s what you can do to help.
Consultant Paediatric Orthopaedic and Limb Reconstruction Surgeon Mr Jonathan Wright gives us the low-down on children’s bone health
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
A beginner’s guide to the 7 and 8+ common entrance exams, used by a selection of prestigious independent schools.
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.
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!
Founder of My Baba Leo Bamford welcomes renowned psychotherapist, hypnotherapist and healer, Ruth Adams to the show to discuss child anxiety.
Recognise why you are angry. Discover what, when and why you get angry.
Start-Rite’s #Find15 campaign has launched, inspiring families to come up with simple switches and changes to save the planet.
It’s Children’s Mental Health Week, and Learning Resources offer up six simple ways to help look after your child’s mental health.
When it comes to finding the right school for a child with SEND, it’s often difficult to know where to begin. Talk Education are on hand with some brilliant advice and recommendations.
When it comes to your supporting your child’s mental health, communication is always key.
To commemorate Children’s Mental Health Week My Baba’s Editor Ellie Thompson welcomes shyness expert Nadia Finer to the show to talk about shy children.
Mindfulness boils down to whether you want to make the present moment your friend or enemy.
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.
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.
Don’t be afraid to get wet! Here are ten reasons you need to make the most of tub time.
Just launched, the Nuna AACE lx has been crowned winner of the Red Dot Product Design Award 2021.
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
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.
Today we are chatting with Cliff Weitzman, an American entrepreneur, and the brains and the energy behind the amazing app Speechify,
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.
Fussy eaters. We ask the tough question: are parents to blame for picky eating?
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.
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.
How to have more meaningful conversations with your kids, that also build key skills like creativity, critical thinking and communication.
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.
Amanda Williamson from Future Health Biobank joins this episode of Parental Control to discuss the importance of stem cell banking.
Leonora interviews Cosmic Kids star Jaime Amor in this latest episode of Parental Control.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Language expert Dr. Jamie Lingwood shares his top tips to help foster language skills in young children.
Award-winning Sunday Times bestselling author and Instagram sensation Rebecca Wilson joins the show to talk about weaning and family food.
You might be worried that your child can’t remember every rule or routine, or that friendships haven’t come as easily as you hoped.
What 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?
If you are wondering how you can help your child cope with grief, Winston’s Wish is our recommended go-to resource.
Keeping their immune systems robust is the key to keeping your kids healthy now they’re back at school.
Here are ten books recommended by Toppsta, the UK’s leading children’s book review site, to help boost children’s confidence.
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
Vet Dr Charley Gray has shared her thoughts on the benefits of having a dog in the family and how you can make sure it works for everyone.
Talking about periods to your toddler or young child might not exactly be at the top of your to-do list, but here are nine reasons why you might in fact want to consider talking with your young son or daughter about the menstrual cycle.
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? Have you ever stopped to think about the benefits of being bored? Child psychologist Dr. Amanada Gummer is on hand to reveal all…
Top tips for parents on managing their own emotions and as a result their triggers to their children’s blow-ups, meltdown and toddler tantrums.
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.
‘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.
Relationship expert and psychotherapist Neil Wilkie is on hand with some advice to help everybody keep their cool in the summer heat.
Symptoms of ADHD typically begin between the ages of 3-7, but the average age of diagnosis is 7.
Today sees the launch of the Ladybird Books photo series Love Unfiltered, to celebrate love and families of all kinds.
Are you thinking of taking a family holiday with your ex-partner? Here’s some sage advice from relationship expert and psychotherapist Neil Wilkie.
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.
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.
We have been speaking to Fred Safety about their Think Safe campaign which aims to prevent accidents and injuries at home.
Check out our round-up of the best fun and educational apps for toddlers and preschoolers available for free download on your Fire tablet.
Are you wondering how to handle the potentially tricky conversations around children and divorce? The Divorce Surgery reveal all.
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.
Ten ideas of how to get some social/emotional learning into your everyday routine
Organix’s Fussy Eating Expert Lucy Thomas is on hand with some really useful advice to encourage our kids to eat their fruit and vegetables.
By now your children would have heard about the coronavirus. Here are some general tips from Dr Dawn Harper on how to support your child during this testing time.
Staying connected to your daughter is the best way that you can ensure that you still have an influence in her life, and so building a strong, close relationship is crucial.
Learning how food can affect the brain will help you make conscious and more deliberate choices about how you feed a child’s brain.
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?
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?
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.
Children with dyspraxia, also known as Developmental Coordination Disorder, often have challenges with their fine motor skills and have may have difficulties with their handwriting and using tools such as scissors.
The reality is that parenting is a really difficult and complex job, and whether you realise it or not, loads of people are faking it; some really well.
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.
Antibiotics are convenient and can knock bacterial infects on the head quickly, but there is now evidence that they can have a long-lasting negative effects on our children’s health.
Dyspraxia is a common disorder affecting movement and coordination in children. Do you know how to spot the symptoms of Dyspraxia?
Lucy Shrimpton, Sleep Expert and founder of The Sleep Nanny® shares her advice on how to ensure the transition of the clock change is as easy as possible.
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.
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.
Saving a little from when they are young can give them an amazing head start in life, whether they want to invest the money in their first car, get onto the housing ladder or put something towards a university education.
Is your preschooler a fussy eater? Are they happy to eat and explore food at nursery but not at home? We ask the experts what we can do about it as parents.
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.
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.
Conductive Music is a not-for-profit organisation that promotes the STEAM approach to learning. We find out about the importance of STEM + arts within the curriculum.
National Story Telling Week begins on Saturday 30th January. Which books will you be reading to your children?
The good news is that despite higher transmissibility, there is no evidence yet that the new form of the virus is a greater threat to children’s health.
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?
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.
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.
Baba West is set to provide parents with the support they need when it comes to the development of their babies and children.
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.
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.
When it comes to allergies in children, and due to the nature of baby’s weaning, egg sits almost at par with cow’s milk as being the most prevalent form of allergy. This is closely followed by a peanut allergy.
Choose the right school for your child with help from Talk Education. Their parent advisory service is simple and straightforward. Leonora tells us more…
A new addition to the family is a very exciting and happy occasion. When there is an older child at home, however, this excitement might be combined with concerns about how they’ll react to the new arrival.
The first thing to do with this guilt is to name what you feel guilty about. Maybe find someone to talk it over with who hasn’t got an axe to grind
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!
The Baby Detective Sarah Norris shares her expert tips and advice on how to be a confident parent.
Dr Max Pemberton offers his top tips for supporting children and young people’s mental wellbeing as they go back out into the world.
The more natural the ingredients, the better – especially if you suffer from sensitive skin. Avoid anything that mentions that it has SLS or parabens in as these can cause irritation to the skin.
How can parents and caregivers initiate these discussions in the way which is best for young children?
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.
Cats are finally becoming understood by humans in ways they never were before, and more people are discovering the benefits of feline companionship.
If you’re planning a DIY family photoshoot, read these tips by family photographer Coral
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.
Picking—especially nose-picking—is pretty normal toddler and preschool behaviour. Fortunately, there are several tools to quash this bad habit.
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.
Don’t force a child to eat in any circumstance, for any reason whatsoever, with any method.
Tips and advice by world-renown pediatrician and child development expert Dr. Harvey Karp on dealing with difficult toddler behaviour.
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.
The latest guidance on childcare information for parents during the coronavirus pandemic.
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.
This is an unsettling time so it’s important to explain to your child what the plan is, that being at home might be tough at times but that you’re also all going to have a lot of fun.
Video tips by Naturedoc’s Lucinda Miller on how to boost your immunity to stay healthy during the pandemic, and important advice on what to do if you catch coronavirus.
Families who have children with special educational needs are used to adversity and rising above significant challenges. Here are my suggestions to help cut through the noise of panic many are feeling.
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.
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.
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?
Use privacy settings at the highest level, teach your children only to communicate with those they know in real life, don’t shy away from the difficult conversations about online risks, and make sure you stay engaged and have open conversations about what they do when they are online.
Rumours and misinformation have been circulating to such an extent that social media platforms have taken a stand to direct people towards reliable information rather than facilitate click-bait links to scaremongering fake articles.
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.
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”.
While the need for childcare has risen, access to affordable childcare has declined.
As parents know, each child is different. There isn’t a one-size fits all approach to having an open conversation about mental health but these top five tips may help.
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.
Safeguard your children on the internet with this ultimate guide to Apple Family Sharing.
An upset mummy here in need of help. My little boy was 4 years old in December, and he’s really naughty. I mean REALLY naughty. I’m not trying to label him but I’ve done a lot of research and he has most, if not all of the symptoms in the three key areas of ADHD.
Yoopies UK research shows that the UK ranks in the top three most expensive countries for childcare in Europe, surpassing the price of a University degree in the UK.
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!
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!
Your toddler is dealing with a lot of changes and challenges at around two years of age.
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.
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.
As children and teens have now started back at nursery/school we wanted to share some information about this serious disease which becomes more common in settings like these where groups come together in close proximity.
If you have yellow and floppy flames, black marks on or around your gas appliances, and lots of condensation on your windows, these could all be signs your gas is unsafe.
Instead of buying a school uniform, nervously waiting to find out which classroom they’ll be in and the dreaded early mornings – what if they simply had to wake up, get dressed and start a routine to learn at home?
There is a lot of negative press about kids using technology, but the reality is that these technologies are going to shape the way our children live and work, so how do we as parents ensure they’re introduced in a healthy, positive way?
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.
One of the biggest mistakes parent’s make is not to talk about the problem. Avoiding the topic all together means your child won’t necessarily have a clear idea of what’s expected of them and what they need to do in order to keep their bed dry at night.
If I asked you, ‘what is the ONE thing you want for your children?’, your unequivocal answer would be ‘happiness’. Here are some top tips for being a great parent and raising happy children:
You will know if your baby is choking if they are unable to cough, cry or breathe. In this case you should follow these steps…
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?
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.
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.
My two year old daughter has started hitting, what should we be doing to deter this behaviour? Are we bringing up a bully!?
What your children really want is you, just you, simply you, to come and play and to be present.
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.
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?!
Mindfulness coach Mihaela Berciu shares five tips on how your child should incorporate mindfulness in their daily routine to improve mental wellbeing.
Where is my child most at risk of an accident?
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?
Vaccination of children is not currently advised in UK, even if mother is pregnant and in the midst of an outbreak. She is 98-99% likely to be immune.
Yoga helps children develop body awareness, understand correct postural alignment and learn how to cultivate a sense of relaxation on their own
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Baby and toddler sleep expert Dana Obleman has helped 57,000 parents find a quick and gentle solution to children’s sleep problems.
Ways of dealing with stress vary with each circumstance and each child.
Does your child seem to feel things more deeply or intensely than others and process everything more thoroughly?
We spoke with Lucy Shrimpton, The Sleep Nanny®, who shares her top tips for helping both you and your little one get some much needed sleep this winter.
Nutritionist Gabriela Peacock gives us the low-down on children and sugar, with some top tips for making the right choices.
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.
My son had a very high temperature last week, it spiked in the middle of the night and thank goodness I checked on him More
The ability to understand and manage your own emotions is key to social competency; it predicts not only the quality of your child’s friendships but also their emotional wellbeing and even career success.
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.
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
Developing reward systems for kids includes offering predictable rewards for good behaviour. This technique is supported by the research and science of behaviour theory that teaches us that positively reinforced behaviours tend to be repeated.
No, this is not ‘just another article’ on bullying. Everyone knows it’s horrible to be on the receiving end. Everyone knows that it doesn’t just affect the child, it affects the whole family. Everyone knows that they need to tell someone [a trusted someone]. Every good parent knows that the answer – the only REAL answer – is to support, love and encourage your child.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
To make sense of what has happened children need information and explanations. These need to be honest, simple and in language that children understand.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Studies show that children who have healthy relationships with the adults in their lives are more likely to make sound decisions about friendship, because they understand things like empathy and mutual respect, and they have better problem-solving skills.
In an attempt to provide clarification on this confusing topic, Dr Akash Deep, Consultant Paediatrician at The Portland Hospital, part of HCA UK, takes us through the most common rashes seen in children, what they look like and when to seek medical advice.
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
Baroness Floella Benjamin discusses the effects of social media on wellbeing and what the government and parents should be doing to keep children safe.
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.
Research shows a two-year-old’s language development can strongly predict reading skills on entry into school, as well as later educational attainment.
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?
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.
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!
An expert article by Childnet International on how you can start a conversation about online safety with your child.
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.
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.
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.
Buddhify creator Rohan Gunatillake speaks to us about the importance of meditation and mindfulness for both parents and children.
An article by Emily Parker on how your kids can benefit from owning a pet.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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?
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
Magus Education’s guide to nursery schools, detailing five things to ask when visiting a nursery school.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
We speak to DUCKS teacher Nicky Black to see what the best tips are in regards to helping your little one with their homework!
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
News headlines are often unavoidable and can sometimes be upsetting. If you child is affected by the headlines, here’s how you should respond.
When your child is unwell, it’s so easy to start searching potential illnesses. Not everything on the internet is accurate, so here’s what to do instead.
Teach the children how to behave appropriately in a restaurant and enjoy a fun evening out for everyone in the family.
My three-year-old has started being mean to our cats, chasing them, scaring them. Is this normal, does this mean he is an evil child? We asked an expert.
My daughter had very bad allergies when she was very little and I went to see the amazing Bianca, who always put my mind More
How much time should your child spend in front of a screen and should you put a limit on it? Follow this advice to help step some boundaries.
8 tips to get our children learning over the summer holidays written by Hannah Ogahara from Love Learning Tutors.
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.
GOOD vision is essential to a child’s development as so much of what they learn is taken in
An expert piece written by John Roberts on exactly when you should first take your child to see a dentist?
An expert article by Brenda Cheer, Paediatric Specialist Continence Nurse & ERIC Nurse on getting help for children who wet the bed.
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
We recall some of Nanny Anita’s best arts and crafts posts for Children’s Art Week 2017
We go through the top five apps to teach kids about the environment and world around them for World Environment Day.
As a parent, you need to respond to your child’s emotions in a positive way, set boundaries and deal with problematic behaviour constructively.
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.
Having diabetes as an adult is very different from parenting a child with diabetes. Diabetes educator Gary Scheiner offers us some excellent care advice.
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
An expert article on Chicken Pox detailing what to look out for and how best to treat it.
With the imminent arrival of royal baby number two, everyone is talking about how dear little Prince George will cope. We asked our resident expert Elizabeth Pantley More
An article from MahaDevi yoga centre all about the effects of yoga on children.
What three things do you look for in a pushchair? We ask our audience on Twitter and some parenting celebs what they think!
Westminster attack in London – what do you tell the children? Here are some tips on explaining terrorism to help them understand.
Check out the lovely Harriet from Toby & Roo‘s review of the fabulous all-terrain Stokke Trailz pushchair available at Mothercare.
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
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
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
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