Bringing your baby or toddler up in a city or suburbs of a nearby town often means you’ve got an easily accessible network of fellow mums, and plenty of activities or soft play centres.
On the other hand, country mums benefit from green space and nature for your toddler to explore, less traffic, and a simpler life that’s often slower and less stressful. In fact, more than 100,000 city dwellers move to the countryside each year, according to the National Farmers Union.
Pick up the new issue of Mother&Baby magazine to read how three mums get on with living in different areas of the country, then let us know what you think is best for your kids in the poll below.
Our panel of no-nonsense mums put popular baby products through (very!) vigorous testing, meaning you can spend money on the things that really work and have extra time to watch EastEnders with a cuppa tea!