Parental Control is a monthly parenting and lifestyle podcast created by My Baba and hosted by the website’s founder Leonora Bamford. The first episode came about when Leonora became increasingly frustrated at how challenging it is to keep her children safe online and wanted to find out what teenagers really think about being online and staying safe. Parental Control is about feeling in control as a parent or prospective parent and feeling confident tackling problems head-on. Each month, we’ll discuss current and on-going issues that affect mums and dads throughout parenthood and tease out the solutions with the help of some brilliant guest and expert speakers.
My Baba provides the daily scoop on family, food and lifestyle - we’re not just experts at all things parenting.
It’s Okay To Rock Your Baby Back To Sleep
Thursday 11 February 2021
: Dr Harvey Karp covers everything to do with baby sleep, sleeping techniques and what to expect from your newborn in those first few weeks....
Homeschooling: Are You Coping? Expert Advice From A Child Psychologist
Thursday 21 January 2021
: Homeschooling is playing a huge part in so many of ours lives right now, and a lot of us are finding it hard to cope - parents as well as...
Why We Should Stop Praising Our Children All The Time - By Parenting Coach, Katherine Sellery
Friday 15 January 2021
: My Baba founder invited parenting coach Katherine Sellery, founder of the Conscious Parenting Revolution to talk about a variety of topics,...
Children's Winter Health: How Many Colds Are Too Many?
Tuesday 15 December 2020
: In this episode of My Baba's podcast Parental Control, paediatrician Dr Sophie Niedermaier-Patramani from Little Tummy joins the show to...
I Wonder What It’s Like To Be Dyslexic?
Friday 13 November 2020
: Sam Barclay is a graphic designer, photographer and author of the book ‘I Wonder What it’s Like to be Dyslexic’. Dyslexia is a...
The Legendary Fireman Sam On Bonfire Night Safety
Thursday 22 October 2020
: The new TV series of Fireman Sam, from Monday 26th October at 7am & 4pm on Cartoonito We're joined in the hot seat this week by the...
Where Do Babies Come From, Mum?
Thursday 15 October 2020
: Amy Forbes-Robertson is co-founder of It Happens Education, the organisation set up to provide educational workshops on relationships and...
Skin Uncovered: Everything From Eczema And Sun Damage To Freckles And Moles
Monday 14 September 2020
: "This month I was so happy to speak with Joanna Jensen, founder Childs Farm and consultant dermatologist, Dr Jennifer Crawley. It seemed...
How To Keep Our Kids Safe Online: Expert Advice And Support For Parents
Wednesday 12 August 2020
: Craig is the head of community insight at Super Awesome, the company that’s drafted in to help big-name companies engage safely with kids...
Everything You Need To Know About Milk Intolerances In Babies
Wednesday 15 July 2020
: We're joined by the incredible Lucinda Miller, clinical lead and founder of NatureDoc Clinic. Lucinda joins the show this month to talk to...
Changing Your Family's Food Habits For A Healthy Future
Monday 15 June 2020
: We are thrilled to welcome the incredible nutritionist Rhaya Jordan to the show to talk to us about everything from fussy eaters, snacking...
Everything You Need To Know About Sleep For Babies, Toddlers & Beyond
Thursday 14 May 2020
: We welcome Mandy Gurney, a health visitor, sleep expert, and the founder of Millpond Sleep Clinic, back to the show to talk about children's...
Psychotherapist Julia Samuel MBE Talks About The Effects Isolation Will Have On Every One Of Us
Wednesday 08 April 2020
: Psychotherapist Julia Samuel MBE talks to us about the effect isolation and lockdown is having, both inside our brains and our bodies during...
How To Nourish Our Bodies Inside & Out During The Pandemic With Jane Clarke
Thursday 02 April 2020
: With all this stress on our bodies and minds at the moment, I called on dietitian and cordon bleu chef Jane Clarke to help answer some...
How To Craft Whether You’re 1 Or 100 With Nanny Anita And Maggy Woodley
Monday 23 March 2020
: We thought this brilliant episode with arts and crafts blogger and founder of Red Ted Art, Maggy Woodley and My Baba's very own craft...
How To Tackle Screen-Time As A 2020 Parent
Wednesday 11 March 2020
: This episode of My Baba's podcast Parental Control is dedicated to talking about screen-time, technology and children's behaviour. From...
Sophie Stanbury On Beauty, Fitness & Interior Hacks for Mamas
Monday 10 February 2020
: My Baba founder Leonora talks to Sophie Stanbury about everything from beauty and fitness to finding that perfect work-family balance....
Everything You Need To Know About Gut Health In Pregnancy & Babies
Thursday 09 January 2020
: This month nutritionist Jane Clarke talks to Leonora about gut health during pregnancy and in babies. What is a healthy gut microbiome...
How Can We Control What Our Children Are Eating? & What Impact Does Diet Have On Their Daily Life?
Tuesday 17 December 2019
: Are children born picky eaters or is it something they grow into? How does diet affect academic and mental performance? And should you ever...
How To Spot A Sleep Problem & Eliminate Bedtime Battles
Wednesday 20 November 2019
: Why is sleep so important? How do you calm them down after a nightmare? And is there a perfect amount of sleep for your child? My Baba...
How To Raise Well-Behaved Children & Why You Should Never Tell Your Child To Calm Down
Monday 14 October 2019
: Why don’t children do what you ask them? How do you help them understand when they’re embarrassing you? And what do you do when your...
Why Do So Many Of Us Have Gut Health Problems? How To Boost Your Family’s Healthy Gut Bacteria
Friday 20 September 2019
: How much is your gut having an impact on your health and wellbeing? You might be surprised... My Baba founder Leonora invited nutritionist...
Are We Too Impatient About Getting Pregnant? How To Boost Your Odds Of Conception
Tuesday 20 August 2019
: How can you assess how fertile you are? Does mental health have an impact on fertility? And are you falling for the common fertility myths?...
Why Do Our Children Have So Many Allergies? And Are We Too Clean?
Friday 12 July 2019
: Why do people get allergies? What does an allergic reaction look like? Are vegan and gluten-free diets contributing to intolerances? And how...
Why Is Sugar So Addictive? & How Can We Teach Our Children To Make Healthy Food Choices?
Tuesday 25 June 2019
: Why is sugar so addictive? Why are schools still feeding our children so many sugary treats? And how has eating sugar in our own childhoods...