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9 amazing parenting podcasts to download for the 4am feeds

Parenting can be the most complicated job and sometimes leaves you feeling like you don’t have a clue what you’re doing! With this in mind here are some of the best parenting podcasts for both mums and dads with all the parenting advice you could need, as well as relatable stories and handy tips. 

The best parenting podcasts:

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1) Happy Mum, Happy Baby

Happy Mum, Happy Baby is the official podcast of Giovanna Fletcher. Through-out her episodes she continues to talk about motherhood, a theme which started in her book, also titled Happy Mum, Happy Baby. Within each episode Giovanna talks to a range of high-profile parents about all aspects of parenting, through all the highs and lows that each day can bring. 
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2) Scummy Mummies 

The Scummy Mummies podcast is a comedy based show where two mums, Ellie Gibson and Helen Thorn, discuss the home truths of parenting. These mums exchange stories on a range of topics to show the less glamourous side of parental life.  This podcast will have you laughing and saying ‘ME TOO’ in no time. 
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3) Loose Lips

Hosted by Mother&Baby's agony aunt Anna Williamson and Luisa Zissman, the podcast contains 'words, strong opinions and rants' wand is a favourite with mummas everywhere, especially as subjects broached on the bi-weeky podcast include sex after birth, parenting styles and potty training. We adore. 
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4) Dads Unplugged 

Whilst there are a range of parenting podcasts aimed at motherhood, dads often get over looked. Here is a brilliant podcast about life as a farther and the challenges that dads face too. Hosts, Todd Mansfield and Kent Lewis, discuss a range of topics from Halloween costumes to sleeping routines. 
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5) Get Your Glow Back

Nutritional therapist Madeleine Shaw shares actionable steps to help get your glow back. This wellness podcast for mums covers the difficult task of navigating motherhood - from sleeping to strengthening your pelvic floor and how to love and look after yourself. 
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6) Happy Place

Fearne Cotton's latest venture, happy place is a podcast based on finding mindfulness in order to be happy. Whilst this podcast isn’t strictly parenting based it does give a good message to both mums and dads everywhere. Within each episode she talks with high profile guests about what makes them happy in life. This podcast will help parents take the time they need to find the positives in daily life. 
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7) Beardy Dads 

This podcast is also one based around the life of a dad. These fathers discuss all aspects of life with young children. No topic is off limits as in each episode they gently discuss (or sometimes rant) and various topics from baby weaning to middle names and Postman Pat. Every dad will be able to relate to these ups and downs of paternal life.
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8) The Parent Hood 

A world away from internet searches, this podcast by Marina Fogle and Dr Chiara Hunt gives answers to everything parents want to know about, from child reflux, nits or worries about going back to work. 
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9) Bump Club

The Bump Club is a 22 episode series created by the BBC’s Five Live. The podcast, presented by Tony Livesey, Edith Bowman and Colin Murray, follows a group of expecting mum through their pregnancies. Within each episode they openly discuss a wide range of topics from stay–at–home dads and the cost of having a child to discussions on IVF treatment. 

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  • Author: Samantha Ball Samantha Ball
  • Job Title: Freelance writer

Samantha is a mum of one, in a house full of boys and became a volunteer at a Hospice at 11 years old, helping to fundraise for 10 years. Her hobbies are long hikes, coffee tasting, and being a bit of an *obsessive* cleaner.

She also runs a blog Student Mum Diaries about what it’s like to be a student mum.