Mother and Baby

The best mum-influencers to follow on Instagram

Section: First Year

When you've changed more nappies than you thought was humanly possible where do you head to for some light relief?

We think Instagram might be the perfect place to find mum-influencers who will make you feel like you're not alone!

Forget pristine and curated Instagram feeds full of kale smoothies and bedtime routines, we are talking honest and frank discussions about motherhood, fashion inspiration to fight the badly dressed mum stereotype and tips on post-baby body confidence.

Whether you need an inspiring quote to spur you on or advice on hair trends these accounts are wonderfully varied and funny.

Check out our definitive list of the best UK mum-influencers to follow.

The best mum-influencers to follow:

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1) Louise Pentland

The winner of Mother&Baby's The Mum List and columnist, Louise Pentland is definitely a mum to hit the 'follow' button for!

It's impossible to describe how much we love this lady. She's so, so honest about life and isn't scared to tackle tough subjects, but her cheery nature somehow makes everything seem ok. We couldn't imagine our lives without her!

Follow Louise Pentland on Instagram, here. 
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2) Candice Brathwaite

Founder of Make Motherhood Diverse, an initiative that aims to encourage a more accurately representative and diverse depiction of motherhood in the media, Candice Brathwaite is truly a force to be reckoned with.
Mum to Esmè and RJ, straight-talking Candice compiles inspirational reads through her Instagram and blog that always leave us thinking.

Follow Candice Brathwaite on Instagram, here
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3) Giovanna Fletcher

A mama that needs no introduction, Mother&Baby columnist Giovanna is one busy lady. An author, actress, blogger, vlogger, presenter and mum to Buzz, Buddy and Max (phew!), we’re not quite sure how Giovanna manages everything without a time machine! We love listening to her brilliant podcast Happy Mum Happy Baby whilst doing the housework. 
Gi’s warm personality shines through everything she does and did we mention her three sons are uber-cute? 

Follow Giovanna Fletcher on Instagram, here
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4) Anna Whitehouse aka @mother_pukka

Anna Whitehouse makes a living from mummy blogging and Instagram. Although she writes for Marie Claire, it isn't all glitz and glamour. Anna shows the realistic side to parenting like the trials and tribulations of maaternity leave and when your child is ill. Her husband, @papa_pukka has also turned to Instagram to document their parenting journey.

Follow Anna Whitehouse on Instagram, here
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5) Susie Verrill, @susiejverrill, 102k followers

Mother of two, Susie is a glamourous modern mama blogger. Previously a social media and features editor for Look magazine, Susie now focuses her energy into her parenting blog. Susie's instagram includes days out and holidays with the kids, fashion and her life with the father of her children, gold medal winning Olympian Greg Rutherford.

Follow Susie Verrill on Instagram, here
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6) Anna Williamson 

This is the account of our very own 'Ask Anna' agony aunt Anna Williamson! Anna is TV presenter, author and life coach and mum to Vincenzo, 2. On her Instagram she openly discusses all things mental health, postnatal depression and the gross bits about being a mamma (that we can definitely relate to!).

Follow Anna Williamson on Instagram, here
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7) Freddie Harrel

Cosmo's influencer of the year 2018, Freddie Harrel, is a mother, stylist and entrepeneur. Originally from Paris but based in London, her Instagram is all about fashion, business and her son Hugo. She gives tips on motherhood, confidence and female empowerment. 

Follow Freddie Harrel on Instagram, here
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8) Zoë de Pass 

Mother of three Zoë de Pass is determined to change the stereotype of badly dressed mums. Follow her Instagram for amazing and bold style inspiration.

Follow Zoë de Pass on Instagram, here
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9) Helen Thorn and Ellie Gibson aka @scummymummies

If you follow this account you get two honest, open and hilarious mums for the price of one! You'll get frank captions about motherhood, realistic mum-bod snaps, wine drinking and chicken nuggets for dinner. They also have a podcast and have done live comedy shows where they discuss feminism, IVF, pelvic floors and breastfeeding.

Follow the pair on Instagram, here
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10) Faye Gooding aka @mother_of_five_boys

Mummy blogger Faye Gooding lives in Cornwall and documents her life with her five boys. Her Instagram discusses how often people question her decision to have five children and features plenty of trips to the beach, travel and frank captions about motherhood and confidence.

Follow Faye Gooding on Instagram, here
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11) Clemmie Telford

Clemmie Telford is the curator of the Mother of All Lists which is a collection of lists about parenting and beyond. Her Instagram features very gritty and frank captions about motherhood, wrinkles, pregnancy cravings and relationships.

Follow Clemmie Telford on Instagram, here
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12) Sarah Turner aka @theunmumsymum

Mother of three, Sarah Turner is one of the top mum-influencers with a huge following. She has two bestselling books and first starting writing a blog and documenting motherhood as she felt she couldn't relate to anything she was reading. Sarah says that "there was a huge discrepancy between the almost glossy parenting I was seeing online and the day-to-day reality of being a parent". With relateable posts about cellulite, her 'crier' of a baby Wilf and Christmas spending this Instagram is definitely one to follow.

Follow Sarah Turner on Instagram, here
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13) Georgia Jones

Georgia Jones is one of our all-time favourite celebrity mummies. She's a model, presenter, wife to McFly's Danny Jones...and most importantly a mum to Cooper, one. Her instagram is full of gorgeous family snaps, workout motivation and life updates.

Follow Georgia Jones on Instagram, here. 
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14) Molly Gunn aka @selfishmother

The account documents Molly's life with her kids and every Wednesday an 'Instazine' (Instagram magazine) made up of nine squares featuring videos, shopping guides and opinion pieces.
Molly founded the Selfish Mother web platform, a place for like-minded people to share views and vent frustration about parent as well as retail spin off The FMLY Store. A portion of the profits from the products sold (t-shirts and sweatshirts) goes to charities supporting women and children and the website has already raised £1 million.

Follow Molly Gunn on Instagram, here
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15) Emma Conway aka @brummy8mummyof2

Award-winning vlogger Emma has a signature sense of humour. The Instagram features lots of dressing gowns, funny selfies, dressing up with the kids and gin and tonics.

Follow Emma Conway on Instagram, here
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16) Lisa Quilter aka @bored_mum_and_little_one

This is a fantastic account to follow if you need ideas of ways to play with your little one! From DIY rock pools to easily made sensory bags - you'll be wondering why you didn't think of this!

Follow Lisa Quilter on Instagram, here
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17) Natalie Lee aka @stylemesunday

This mummy acount explores body image and self acceptance. There are a lot of body positive selfies and fashion inspiration to oggle at. 

Follow Natalie Lee on Instagram, here
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18) Molly Baker

First-time mum Molly posts about the highs (and inevitable lows!) of motherhood and her breastfeeding journey. The bristol-based blogger also shares regular vlogs with her adorable son Jasper. Definitely one to follow if you're looking for reassurement online. 

Follow Molly on Instagram, here 
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19) Nilly Dahlia

When Nilly couldn’t find any Muslim parenting blogs to read, she decided to start her own and we’re so glad she did. Offering insight into her life as a British Bengali mum-of-three, Nilly shares cleaning hacks, fashion videos and family vlogs and we’re addicted!

Follow Nilly Dahlia on Instagram, here
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20) Lyndsay aka @fizzypeaches

Lyndsay lives with her wife in Brighton and their two daughters Violet and Pearl, both under two. We love her honest accounts of her IVF journey and adorable family snaps.

Follow Lyndsay on Instagram, here
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21) Karen Edwards aka @travelmadmum

If you don't like feeling envious, maybe give this account a miss but we simply can't resist drooling over the amazing travel shots on this account!
Karen wants to show parents that the world is not off limit for new parents. She covers topics such as backpacking with a baby, flying with children, travelling on maternity leave as well as destination specific info.
Karen says that "Travelling is an incredible way to bond as a family, introduce your child to a variety of sights, smells and sounds and prepare them for a life surrounded by other cultures".

Follow Karen Edwards on Instagram, here
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22) Holly and Sophie aka @lifeofmummies 

Best mates and honest mamas, Holly and Sophie have experienced everything from pregnancy to birth and beyond together and will take you along for the ride too. Their comical videos will leave you in fits of giggles. Follow immediately! 

Follow the pair on Instagram, here
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23) Tina V Brotke

Tina is famous for her word boards featuring funny, inspiring or relatable quotes about motherhood. Think breastfeeding honesty, body positivity pics and adorable baby snaps.

Follow Tina V Brotke on Instagram, here
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24) Karen Howden aka @ourtinydiaries

Karen is a full-time teacher and her husband stays at home with their three kids. They live in Devon and their feed is full of beautiful photos of their 100-year-old cottage, the Devon countryside and adorable photos of the family themselves. Chatty and honest captions help document the trials and tribulations of motherhood.

Follow Karen Howden on Instagram, here
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25) Jemma aka @dorkfaceblog

Artist Jemma will inject a burst of colour into your Instagram feed with her feel-good illustrations to perk up your day. And we really want her amazing hair.

Follow Jemma on Instagram, here

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26) Tania aka @whentaniatalks

 Mum-of-one Tania inspires us to celebrate and embrace our differences, blogging about life with chronic illness alongside personal anecdotes and babywearing reviews.

Follow Tania on Instagram, here
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27) Amanda Fulton aka @gingermumstyle

Amanda's account is all about fashion but she has also featured on a L'Oreal ad and is a freelancer writer. Where does she get all the time? The feed is full of colourful artistic shots and beautiful outfits from high street to designer. 

Follow Amanda Fulton on Instagram, here
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28) Brogan Georgiou 

 With a sunny disposition that is enough to make anyone smile, Brogan’s memes will remind you that you’re not alone on this crazy journey called motherhood.  

Follow Brogan Georgiou on Instagram, here
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29) Megan Rose Lane

Megan’s inspiring and honest posts on body confidence after the birth of her daughter Esmé will encourage you to love your body, whatever it looks like. We love her!

Follow Megan Rose Lane on Instagram, here
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30) Katie Ellison 

Katie's popular account is filled with adorable images of the whole family, often dresses in stylish and colour co-ordinated outfits. Her Instagram also features lots of beautiful drool-worthy interiors and documents their travels abroad!

Follow Katie Ellison on Instagram, here
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31) Turia Pitt 

Turia Pitt is an Australian athlete who was caught in a grassfire during an ultramarathon where she suffered burns to 65% of her body. Turia is now a life coach, author and humanitarian. Her work as a mindset coach means she often offers helpful advice to parents and the funny side of being a mum. 

Follow Turia Pitt on Instagram, here
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32) Cara Sutherland

This account was started as a creative outlet for Cara after she gave up her job in retail management to become a full-time mother. What started out focusing on parenting has evolved into covering interiors, lifestyle and fashion. There are a lot of beautiful shots of family life in the country and the interiors on this feed of Cara's Cotswold home are seriously envy inducing! 

Follow Cara Sutherland on Instagram, here
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33) Adele Jarrett-Kerr aka @beautiful.tribe

Hailing from Trinidad and Tobago, Adele tackles a variety of topics on her blog from home schooling to feminism and tandem breastfeeding.

Follow Adele Jarrett-Kerr on Instagram, here
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34) Gemma Rose Breger and Samantha Silver aka @thisismothership

Another two-for-the-price-of-one account! This account features fashion and celebrity stylist Gemma and beauty director Gemma meaning they have an in depth knowledge of the fashion and beauty industry. They cut through the crap with their experiences of motherhood and give tips of the best buys for you, your baby and your home.

Follow the pair on Instagram, here
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35) Hollie Burgess aka @hollieplus 

Blogger Hollie covers all things family, food and plus size fashion as a mum of two. We adore her positive outlook on life and her handy product reviews on all things baby.

Follow Hollie Burgess on Instagram, here
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36) Hannah Mills

Pre and post-natal exercise specialist Hannah aims to help change the way women feel about themselves and shares no frills at-home workouts on her Instagram which includes fabric softener and your baby! Perfect for those wanting to get back into fitness. 

Follow Hannah Mills on Instagram, here
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37) Rebecca Meldrum aka @mrsrmeldrum 

Mum of three girls, Rebecca shares the real-life trials and tribulations of family life in Scotland and her thoughts on everything from fashion to potty training.

Follow Rebecca Meldrum on Instagram, here 
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38) Tess Holliday

If this face looks familiar to you, it is because it is the face of world-famous plus-size model Tess Holiday. A recent cover photo featuring Tess caused controversy because of her weight. Tess is not all glitz and glamour, she regularly posts photos of her little one. Follow Tess for plus-size fashion, feminism chat, American politics and realistic posts about how motherhood isn't easy.

Follow Tess Holliday on Instagram, here

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