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The Best UK Websites For Parents 2024

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If you are reading this, I know already that you have excellent taste in websites for parents (thank you for visiting eParenting!).

As a parent myself (although my kids are now in their teens, they were a baby and a toddler when I first started this website) I still like to check out the internet for parenting advice.

I'm not alone - apparently 8 out of 10 UK mums choose the Internet as their primary source of parenting advice.

Some of the parenting websites have lively forums where you can ask for help advice or just sound off about life, others bring you the latest celebrity baby gossip and thoughful opinions of mum and dad bloggers.

Parenting websites have come and gone in the 20+ years that I have been on the internet, but here are my current favourite UK based websites for parents.

  1. Mumsnet
  2. mumsnet.com

    Mumsnet is possible the UK's best known parenting site, with it's famous webchats with top celebrities and politicians and useful articles on almost any parenting topic you can think of.

    It's massively popular forum, where you can get advice on anything from babycare and behaviour issues to fashion and relationships, is a must visit for help with almost any parenting question you might have.

  3. NCT
  4. NCT are a national charity who support parents through pregnancy, birth and early parenthood. You may have heard of them because they run groups for expectant mums, offer breastfeeding counselling and run secondhand sales where parents can sell their outgrown baby items and buy what they need at an affordable price.

    The website is full of clearly written advice on everything from pain relief in labour and preparing for the birth of your baby to how to cope with life as a parent, work and friends.

  5. The Green Parent
  6. thegreenparent.co.uk

    The Green Parent is the website of the magazine of the same name. It houses a lovely collection of parenting articles and tips as well as crafting, lifestyle, gardening, food and travel tips for leading an ethical and sustainable family life.

  7. Dad Blog UK
  8. When John Adams decided to give up his career to become a stay-at-home Dad, he decided to blog his experiences at Dad Blog UK. Although at time of writing he is taking a break from the blog as he goes back into full time education, his blog remains as an entertaining record of fatherhood and being a man in a (mainly) woman's world.

  9. Netmums
  10. netmums.com

    Not to be confused with Mumsnet, Netmums also includes a busy forum, parenting advice, with a bit more of a focus on celebrity gossip and trending news stories, as well as great ideas for things to do and places to go.

  11. Daddy and Dad
  12. Jamie and Tom are Daddy and Dad, proud adoptive parents of two boys who write about LGBTQ+ parenting, adoption and all the normal day-to-day stuff that all parents have to deal with.

    Well written, down to earth and entertaining, they also offer a platform for and highlight the stories of other same sex parents.

  13. Huffpost Parents UK
  14. Huffingtonpost.co.uk/parents/

    One website I was a big fan of in it's short life was Parentdish UK. It was bought up and became Huffpost Parents UK. This UK focussed version of the Huffington Post's parenting section gathers together parenting articles from both the UK and US, has an interesting stable of parenting bloggers on board and will also keep you up to date with your favourite celebrity parents.

  15. Slummy Single Mummy
  16. Jo Middleton started Slummy Single Mummy in 2009 and writes about her life as a parent as well as food and lifestyle.

    For sheer entertainment value her rants are the funniest, and she has just launched a new podcast with Gill Sims, author of the Why Mummy Drinks books.

  17. Who's the Mummy
  18. Whosthemummy.co.uk/

    One the top UK parenting bloggers is definitely Who's The Mummy, brainchild of former journalist Sally Whittle, who writes with enthusiam and warmth about her life with daughter Flea.

    I love the lifestyle articles, and am in awe and wonder that she manages to find time to travel quite so much, and combine it with parenting and running a business. Respect.

  19. My Baba
  20. Founded by Leonora Bamford, My Baba has a team of writers who cover babies, parenting, shopping and much more.

    The also attract articles by and interviews with top names including Annabel Carmel, Cherry Healy, Anna Whitehouse and Giovanna Fletcher. They also have a podcast called Parental Control.

  21. What To Do With the Kids
  22. Whattodowiththekids.co.uk

    If I am clean out of ideas for places to visit, I hop over to What To Do With The Kids for events, theatre tickets, places to visit with lots of printable discount tickets.

    Plus there are oodles of ideas for family holidays and special events that are family focused too.

  23. Bounty
  24. Bounty.co.uk

    Sorry to disappoint you, but Bounty is nothing to do with those nice coconut bars. However if you've had a baby in the last 25 years you probably got a (sadly chocolate-free) bag of goodies from them when you left hospital.

    Register with the website to get subsequent goody bags and you can also find specialist information from midwives, doctors, parenting experts and dieticians.

  25. Berkshire Mummies
  26. A mention has to go to Berkshire Mummies which is local to me, and has an absolute wealth of information about kid-friendly activities and places to go in Berkshire and the surrounding counties. Fair enough, it's not a lot of good if you don't live around Berkshire, but a brilliant blog crammed with useful ideas.

    Hopefully there is a locally based website near to you which keeps you up to date with what's going on in your area.

  27. MummyPages
  28. MummyPages is UK based website aimed at mums which has a ton of information on parenting from pregnancy to teens. It also covers lots of lifestyle topics, recipes and self care as well as travel, beauty and style.

  29. Eimear Varian Barry
  30. Irish born, UK dwelling Eimear Varian Barryis a mother of 3 who writes about her life, her kids, fashion and lifestyle. Her style is cool and wistful and the photography on her site is just gorgeous.

Now that you know the best UK websites for parents, here are 5 hilarious parenting blogs that will have you crying with laughter.

Updated 12th November 2022

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