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Essential Products For A New Mama

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

14 Best Apps For New Mums 2024

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

13 Best Podcasts For Mums And Mums To Be 2024

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

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

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

How To Navigate Menopause: Symptoms, Treatments & Support

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

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

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

How To Deal With The Ultimate Parenting Taboo: Motherhood Rage

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

Top 13 Products For Pregnancy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

What To Consider In The Fourth Trimester

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Leo Is Proud To Launch Her First Loungewear Collection

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

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

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

C-section Recovery: Everything You Need To Know

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10 Things You Need To Know About Postpartum Anxiety

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

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

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

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

24/7 Childcare

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

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

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

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

Essential Breast Health Awareness Campaign For New AND Expecting Mamas

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

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

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

Six Tips To Help Beat The Mum Burnout

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

Do I Have The Baby Blues Or Postnatal Depression?

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

Everything You Need To Know About Mastitis

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

Everything You Need To Know About Breastfeeding And Pumping

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

How Singing Can Positively Affect Mental Health In New Mums

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

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

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

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.

How To Approach Exercise During AND After Childbirth

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

13 Tips For Optimising Your Nutrition After Pregnancy

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

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

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

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

How To Access Virtual Breastfeeding Support During The Pandemic #mybreastfeedingtip

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

SIX Ways You Can Return To Work With Confidence

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

10 Tips for Surviving the First Year of Motherhood

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

Advice For New Mums Coping With Postnatal Depression

Mum and founder of Lobella Loves Jo Love talks about her battle with postnatal depression and advises how those suffering can move forward with their lives.

10 Practical Self-Care Hacks Every Parent Should Know

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

5 Ways To Relax When Your Baby Is Asleep

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

Returning to work after maternity leave

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

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

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

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

Best Parenting Books Autumn 2018

12 of The Best New Parenting Books This Autumn Winter

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

Mary Ashton Twitter Chat

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

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

Protecting income

Should Protecting My Income Be A Financial Priority?

What would be your (honest) answer to the question “how long could you live off your savings/partners earnings if you no longer had an income?”

The Latest in Necessities & Little Luxuries for Mama

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

Self employed and screwed

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

Entrepreneurs are notorious for putting their business first whilst forgetting about their personal financial goals and the bigger picture. What happens to them if they cant work due to illness – is there an income protection policy in place? What about when they come to retire?

Self Care Tricks

Top 5 Simplest Self-Care Tricks to Beat Overwhelm

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

Lone Parent Life Hacks – The Secrets to Single Parent Success

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

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.

Mindfulness

How Mindfulness and Mindset Can Really Make a Difference to Mums

I stopped complaining. I watched my language. If something negative slipped out, I would reframe it to find a positive or a ‘challenge’ rather than a struggle. I never expected what would happen next. I did this because I was desperate, and was willing to give it a go.

mindfulness for mums

Top Ten Tricks & Tips: Mindfulness for Mums

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

Aquatots careers for working mums

Finding My New Family Friendly Career

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

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

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

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The Right Way To Use Positive Reinforcement

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

14 Steps To Follow Before You Decide To Have Children!

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

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

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

Breastfeeding – It’s Like Learning to Dance

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

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

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

How Do Osteopaths Treat Colic?

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

What Should You Eat And Drink When Breastfeeding?

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

How To Grow A Small Business Using Your Mum Community

If you’re thinking about starting a small business, try reaching out to the mum community around you for a wealth of inspiration and talent.

Is Your Baby Getting Enough Skin to Skin Time?

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

Breastmilk Supply

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

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

The Best Foods To Eat When Breastfeeding

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

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

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

Cherry Healey On Breastfeeding, Family Life And TV

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

Top Tips On Returning to Work After Maternity Leave

Fancying a career change when you start working again? Some mums will return to the same job, but it’s a great excuse to do something different too!

Reflexology for Labour

Can Reflexology Induce Labour?

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

Bonding with Baby

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

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

Essential Steps to Take Before Employing a Nanny

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

Hiring childcare is something that every parent needs to take very seriously before they sign on the dotted line. This is somebody you’re entrusting More

14 Baby Record Books To Capture And Hold Onto Every Moment

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

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

Breastfeeding Is My Child Getting Enough Milk

Is My Baby Getting Enough Milk? Here Are The Signs

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

Battling Post Natal Depression

Battling Postnatal Depression – A Reader’s Experience

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

Breastfeeding My Newborn – How Can My Partner Help?

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

Mary Ashton: Should You Donate Your Breast Milk?

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

Our Favourite Afternoon Tea Spots In London

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

Baby Products Celebs Can't Live Without

The Baby Products The Parenting Bloggers Can’t Live Without

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

Top Tips for Getting Back to Fitness After Having Your Baby

After you have given birth, it can feel like a minefield trying to work out what kind of exercise you can and can’t do. More

Mothercare x My Baba Event

Highlights of The Mothercare x My Baba Pushchair Party

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

10 Steps to an Easier Divorce for Your Toddler

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

We had a very concerned mother write to us, who was in the midst of a divorce, and at her wit’s end. She just More

Top Tips for Parents with Newborns

Ten Helpful Tips for Mothers with Newborns

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