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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. 

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. 

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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. 

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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)

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.

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.

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

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

Coping With Allergies At School: Expert Advice For Parents

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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’.

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.

4 Simple Ways To Support Your Kids’ Health

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

How To 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.

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 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. 

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?

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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! 

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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

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.

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.

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! 

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.

#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.

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. 

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. 

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.

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? 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

screen time benefits

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.

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. 

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.

Ten Easy Rituals For Healthy Social Emotional Development

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

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.

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.

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

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

10 Important Tips: How To Gain Confidence As A Parent

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

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

Reasons Why Music Is Crucial For Your Child’s Development

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

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

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

CORONAVIRUS: How Will The New Strain Affect Our Children?

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

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?

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.

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.

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.

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

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!

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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

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.

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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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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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.

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

This is an unsettling time so it’s important to explain to your child what the plan is, that being at home might be tough at times but that you’re also all going to have a lot of fun.

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

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

Tips For Families Of Children With Special Education Needs #coronavirus

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

CORONAVIRUS: 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 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.

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”.

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.

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

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

Childcare Is More Expensive Than Sending Your Child To University

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

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!

How to Solve Toddler Sleep Problems

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

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

7 Mistakes Parents Make When Dealing with Bedwetting

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

14 Simple Tips for Raising Happy Children

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

First Aid: What To Do if Your Baby is Choking

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

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.

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.

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!?

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?

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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?

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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

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.

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 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?

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.

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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

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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.

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

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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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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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.

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.

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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

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

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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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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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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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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.

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.

Children and Sleep

How Much Sleep Do Our Children Really Need?

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

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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.

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

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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.

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.

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!!

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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.

Behaviour problems in reflux babies

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. 

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.

PIcture Books Post

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.

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?

Elsa Hair Tutorial for Kids

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

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

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.

cyberbullying

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

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

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

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

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!

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

When Should You First Take Your Child to a Dentist?

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

Everything You Need To Know About Bedwetting

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

The 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.

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.

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.

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

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

How Yoga Therapy Can Help Your Child

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

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.

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.  

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

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

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

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