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3 of the best parenting podcasts to listen to in 2023

Engaging, entertaining and easy – podcasts are the answer to a parent’s prayer when it comes to digesting information on the go.

Written by Becky Hardy
Published 24.05.2023

Getting ready to become a new mum? Has the world of parenting changed since your last baby? Still not sure what you’re doing?

You’re not alone.

Any parent would be lying if they said their children, albeit delights, weren’t also a source of constant worry.

Guidance seemingly changes from one day to the next, with once-disparaged old wives’ tales coming back to the fore after scientific breakthroughs, or new products shaking up the childcare game.

We all just want the best for our kids and to be the best parents we can be. Which is why the responsible thing to do is to clue ourselves up as much as possible.

Easier said than done on less to little sleep, too much caffeine and between the wails and wants of little ones, are we right?

Enter: podcasts.

Forgive us if we’re teaching our granny how to suck eggs here, but for those of you who haven’t yet dipped your toe into the waters of podcasts, then let us reel off just a few of the benefits for parents.

  • Instantly informative – while scouring the internet looking for advice can be time consuming, podcasts are like being on the receiving end of a really informative phone call.
  • Relaxed – while it always seems you need to work up the concentration levels to take in any information you read in a parenting book, podcasts are like listening to the advice of a friend – so you don’t need to be firing on all cylinders to take in something useful.
  • Flexible – because you’re digesting the information aurally, you can listen to podcasts in the car on your way to the weekly food shop, while you’re folding the laundry or at the end of the day with a glass of wine. Basically, they can work around you and the kids.

Now for the important bit – what to listen to.

There are reams of parenting podcasts out there and many will be great. But we’ve seen that UK baby brand, Nuby, have recently spotlighted three podcasts to listen to this year that are guaranteed to help you learn a few more things about parenting, shock you with some little-known facts and, hopefully, put a smile on your face.

The best podcast for general baby advice… Good Inside with Dr. Becky

If you’re looking for some general advice on the go, Rebecca Kennedy’s podcast provides trusted information in just 30-minute episodes.

From sibling competition to feeling rejected by your child, Good Inside with Dr. Becky is your doorway to parenthood 101.

Rebecca Kennedy, PhD, is a mum of three herself, so she has plenty of first-hand parenting experience under her belt. On top of that, Dr. Becky is a clinical psychologist, so her advice is matched by science.

Her approach fuses burning Q&As with her listeners and always ends with practical and actionable advice. Thousands of listeners have reported being able to get more comfortable in discomfort and make better choices after mistakes.

It’s little wonder, then, that the show has a rating of 4.9 both on Apple Podcasts and Spotify altogether, with over 3,000 reviewers.


The best podcast for mental health support for parents… Happy Mum, Happy Baby

The name of this podcast already suggests the philosophy behind it.

As a parent, taking care of your mental health will ensure you raise a happy and healthy baby.

Having a support network is of vital importance for new parents, and the Happy Mum, Happy Baby podcast offers exactly that – a platform where conversations about the highs and lows are discussed with open hearts and minds.

Hosted by Giovanna Fletcher, the podcast is a continuation of her best-selling book of the same title. Each week, she invites a high-profile mum or dad to join in a candid conversation about all things parenthood. No topic is off limits, so buckle up for a morning or an afternoon of raw, honest, and often hilarious conversations about parenthood.

Happy Mum, Happy Baby reaps a 4.8 overall rating on Spotify and Apple Podcasts, with nearly 6,000 reviewers altogether.


The best podcast for diverse parenting… Blended

A family is a family and love is love, no matter what.

Whether second marriages, divorce, or adoption are present, showing up to the best of your abilities as a parent and a family is unquestionable.

Kate Ferdinand takes on a journey to celebrate blended families in her podcast Blended, by covering the stories of various relationships and parenthood types that might be slightly different from what is considered “normal”.

She champions different voices and experiences from experts, everyday people, and celebrities to shed a positive light on unconventional circumstances.

Kate’s empowering podcast is uniting many parents around the world who may be having a blended family – so much so, the podcast has a rating of 4.9 on Spotify and Apple Podcasts, with over 1,400 reviewers altogether.

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