Ideal Pick: Parenting Podcasts

Parenting is a rollercoaster of emotions to say the least - those moments of annoyance, dread, and tiredness can easily be outweighed by moments of delight, happiness, and air-punches when things are going smoothly.

With the internet being full of information, and different parenting styles being a hot topic amongst parents, it's hard to know if you're doing it right.

Although there isn't really a right or wrong way to parent as long as you're doing what you think is best for your child and that basic needs, enrichment, and support are being met.

Instead of reading loads of information, you could turn to Podcasts to discover how other parents are doing their thing.

We've chosen two completely opposing styles of Podcast - one is packed full of information from a leading UK nutritionist and the other is a comedy explosion packed with moments of despair and little tips that might make things a bit easier for you.

What we love most about these Podcasts is neither of them ever tell you how you should be doing it, they're just full of stories and information from people in similar shoes to yours and how they are choosing to do things.

Lockdown Parenting Hell

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Born at the start of the first lockdown by two comedians who had nothing else to do!

Rob Beckett & Josh Widdicombe talk with celebrity guests including Jonathon Ross, Lorraine Kelly, and Jo Brand.

Listen to the hosts, who both have young children, chat with their guests about navigating parenting in general - not just through lockdown.

Relatable stories sent in from listeners also bring the episodes to life including one parent who faked the start of their holiday for their misbehaving kids so when they went on the actual trip a week later everyone behaved themselves for entire five-hour journey to Devon!

Food For Thought

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Rhiannon Lambert has delivered 11 brilliant seasons of her podcast on a mission to simplify wellness.

Season 8 of the podcast is focused on parenting and follows Rhiannon's own journey of navigating pregnancy for the benefit of your child and you.

Topics covered in Season 8 include sleep, food, exercise, and the fourth trimester - the timeframe after birth.

Rhiannon's guests are all experts in their fields and together they simplify the complicated.

We love that this podcast is non-judgmental, simple talking, honest, and most episodes have an ending that busts myths related to what you've just listened to.