Mush has had a minimum of three virtual 11am sessions per week, including baby classes or learning about topics around motherhood and children from specialists. It is also a good opportunity to realise you aren’t doing it all alone- log on to see other mums on the call too. You can access these live Zooms from the home page of the app, or from the newsletter. Make sure you have Mush installed to take part.
Starting with the most recent, here is the full list of virtual meet-ups since March..
w/c 17th Jan
BREASTFEEDING🤱🏻 We had the wonderful Erin Zohrehie talk us through the “6 Myth Busting Truths for How Best To Feed Your Baby in These Uncertain Times”. She creatively uses a lipstick and a balloon to demonstrate how to improve your baby’s latch! You can watch the session here.
MIDWIFE Q & A 👋 We had the lovely Marie Louise speak to us about the physical and mental aspect of birth preparation. She reminds us how important it is to prioritise (and look after) yourself during pregnancy. You can watch the session here.
MONKEY MUSIC 🐒 We had the super Natalie Norris from Monkey Music lead us through a fun- filled and super energetic baby class! Enjoy this class, suitable for all ages. Watch it back here.
HYPNOBIRTHING WITH CHARLOTTE 🧘🏻♂️ We had the calm and collected Charlotte share with us how to be more confident and relaxed whilst giving birth. She ends off the session by leading us through a guided relaxation session to chiiiill. Watch it back here.
w/c 10th Jan
YOUR CHILD”S FIRST DENTIST APPOINTMENT WITH KATIE 🦷Katie Davis, dentist and founder of Habox on creating good habits and practicing good oral hygiene for babies and toddlers. She shares with us how to make the process easier by introducing a routine to your baby as soon as possible. Covering teething and more, you can watch the session here.
BABY CLASS WITH WRIGGLY JIGGLERS 👣 We had the wonderful Rebecca from Jiggy Wrigglers give an enthusiastic baby class filled with song and dance to jiggle and wriggle along to! Watch it back here.
BABY MILESTONES WITH DR OSCAR DUKE 👊 He reassured us that every child is different and might not always go through the stages at the same time. Among all the worry that comes with the pandemic and not seeing your health visitor as much, this session seeks to inform and comfort… You can watch it back here.
w/c 4th Jan
ECO-PARENTING WITH HELEN 🚽 We heard from the gentle and eco-friendly mum Helen about eco parenting in this day and age and the little things that you can do to be raising your child in the most environmentally sympathetic way. Covering food prep potty training and how kindness trumps all, you can watch the recording here.
CARDBOX BOX PLAY WITH CLAIRE 📦 Clare Stead from Oliiki app joined us to display the many amazing play ideas with a humble cardboard box. With a whole hour’s worth of ideas, this session is a must see for parents who are feeling uninspired by ‘modern toys’. Watch the session here. Or you can access her resource on cardboard box play and water play here.
BABY GUT HEALTH WITH DR SOPHIE 🧫 Dr Sophie Niedermaier Patramani introduced the science behind your baby’s microbiome. Explaining the importance of gut health as paramount to your overall health, this was a fascinating insight into how we are what we eat. You can watch the session here or access her presentation deck here.
w/c 14th December
IMMUNITY 🦠 We heard from the fabulous Dr Jenna Macciochi about immunity in babies- how nurture it and also what happens when your child gets sick. Listen here.
VAGINAL BIRTHS 🎁 Midwife Shelley Wilson took us through what happens when you give birth and how to optimise for vaginal birth in yur preparation and on the day. Listen here.
MEDITATION 🧘🏻♂️ Coach and counsellor Ali Pember lead a guided meditation and talked about what happens in your body when you need to take a break, a breath and a rest. Listen here.
CHRISTMAS PLAY IDEAS 🎄 Oliiki founder Clare Stead joined us to give us ideas about play with babies and little ones at Christmas. A good reminder that we are our child’s best and most favourite toy. Listen here.
BABY CLASS WITH HARTBEEPS 🐒 Kerraleigh ran a 30 minute song and activity based baby class with a funky soundtrack. Maggie loved it! Watch here.
w/c 7th December
ADOPTION 🐣: We had the lovely Sarah join us to tell us about her complex journey to motherhood through adoption, as well as her showing off her book that aims to educate little ones about adoption. Watch the session back here.
MINDSET 🧠: The fantastic Sophie talked to us about the importance of taking care of yourself. How we can stop ourselves from feeling triggered by daily mothering and approach it with a refreshed and positive mindset. Watch it back here.
STRESS 🧨: Dr Emma came to talk about stress. Including what causes it (ie the science) and how to temper it. She included some real insight into the state of the nation’s mental health and us mums within it. A great session- watch back here.
COUGHS, COLDS AND COVID 🦠 The lovely Dr Kimberley joined us with her GP and mum hat on to talk about what symptons present as Covid and what as coughs and colds. She talks about things to do in both cases- with some great tips and tricks to get your baby back to health. Watch it here.
PREGNANCY YOGA 🧘🏻♂️ Lex took us through a very cool and calming yoga session suitable for second and third trimester mums. Watch it back here.
w/c 30th November
HYPNOBIRTHING 🧘🏻♂️ We had a brilliant session all about Hypnobirthing with Nurse Katie Campion. Complete with slide show and medical facts, this was a comprehensive hour long guide about what hypnobirthing is and how it can help. Watch it here.
BIRTH PLANS 🗒 We had midwife Laura Carr talk us through what happens when the birth plan doesn’t go to plan. Far from scaremongering, this will leave you feeling reassured that you can take control in birth even if its not what you planned. Watch it here.
FOOD ALLERGIES 🥝 We had paediatric dietitian Lucy Upton tell us everything you could possibly want to know about food allergies, how it differs to intolerance, how (un)common it is in children, but how to deal with allergies if your little ones are showing signs of them. Watch it here.
SLEEP FOURTH TRIMESTER 💤 Kerry Secker took us through what to expect for baby sleep in the fourth trimester. It described how ‘routine’ is not really what you can achieve here, nor should you try. Learn about why by listening here.
w/c 23rd November
BREASTFEEDING 🤱🏻 The fantastic Maria joined us to do a Q & A on breastfeeding, sharing tips to overcome hurdles, busting myths and supporting mums to understand some of the things that they are finding tricky, and why. A great session whether you are pregnant or already on your breastfeeding journey. Watch it back here.
DENTAL HEALTH FOR BABIES 🦷 The lovely dentist Inderpreet took us on a whistle stop tour of teeth and oral care for small people. Given many of us aren’t seeing dentists at the moment, she shared what they would be telling you. From teething, brushing, habits that affect teeth and everything in between, this session is a must-see. Watch it here.
PLAY IDEAS FOR DEVELOPMENT 🧸 We heard from the amazing Susie who has made it her mission to understand play ideas to help the development of little ones. We understood just how many things we often overlook that are wondrous toys for our kids, and what we can do to engage them beautifully in play. Watch it here.
PERINATAL MENTAL HEALTH 🧠 We heard from the wonderful Dr Carolina about perinatal mental health. Clarifying what it is, what normal and not normal feels like, and the resources you can access, this session is a must see for mums-to-be and those that aren’t quite feeling themselves. Watch it here.
w/c 16th November
BABY CLASS (SITTING BABIES) 🎼 The excellent Steph from Hartbeeps give an interactive baby class suitable for small and sitting babies. Massage, yoga, song and dance- this session covers the lot. Watch it back here!
INFANT FEEDING (INCLUDING BOTTLES) 🍼 We were joined by Clare Byam Cook for a session about infant feeding, with a particular focus on bottle feeding, for whatever reason. A very frank and honest discussion about what you can do if you are finding or found breastfeeding more difficult than expected. Watch it here.
COMMUNICATION FROM 0-4 💭 The superb Jodi from Jam Therapy present a handy slide show on what ‘normal’ development of speech and communication looks like. So much to learn from this and from her. Enjoy watching it here.
BABY CLASS FOR UP TO 1s 🐻 The lovely Abi from Baby College take us on a journey of ballroom dancing, signing, play ideas and heuristic play. Watch the session here.
w/c 9th November
SKINCARE AND NAPPIES: 💦 We heard from the epic Midwife Marley about skincare and nappies. She covered common skin problems, how to protect skin, why nappies make such a difference (including a demo) and other brilliant factoids. Watch the session back here
BABY DEVELOPMENT CLASS: 🎯 We had the vivacious Julie Storey from Baby College who ran a baby development class for babies up to 1. Some ballroom dancing included, the session also focussed on tummy time. Watch it here.
MUSIC CLASS: 🎼 We had a song-filled 30 minutes from the Tennesee belle Temple who runs Music Tots. Some really catchy tunes in there, well worth a play with your babies, or children up to 5! Watch it here.
w/c 2nd November
MUSIC AND RHYME: We had the brilliantly creative Tina Fellows from Lambeth libraries and her puppet pals join for music, rhyme and story telling. Watch it back here.
WEANING: We had the hugely knowledgable infant nutritionist from Ella’s Kitchen, Claire Baseley, join us to share her top 10 tips for weaning and beyond. This really covered a lot of info- well worth a watch here.
AVOIDING BAD BEHAVIOUR: We had the fantastic Camilla McGill join to share her G.R.E.A.T methodology for encouraging good behaviour in kids. Whether you are struggling with tantrums or bad behaviour or not, you can learn a lot from this session. Watch it here.
SIGNING WITH LAURA: We had the vivacious Laura Green from TinyTalk who taught us signs and communication interspersed with our most favourite rhymes. Watch the informative and entertaining session here.
w/c 26th October
FIRST 6 WEEKS: Claire Maguire aka BabiesWithClaire joined us to share what to expect in the first 6 weeks of your baby. Practical, emotional and hugely pragmatic tips from this wonderfully gentle and knowledgeable person. Watch the session here.
HALLOWEEN BABY CLASS: Georgie from TotsPlay Stafford and Rugeley did a very spooooooky Halloween baby class. Full of energy and fun songs- a great one to watch back if you aren’t sick of Halloween yet!. Watch the session here.
BABY FASHION: Bronagh Meere joined us for a session about styling your babies. In a special Lindex sponsored meet-up, we heard about Bronagh’s fashion career and the mistakes she made (in clothing) with her first daughter, that she didn’t repeat with her son! Watch the session here.
BABY SIGNING NEWBORNS: Debs Hart from TinyTalk KentDowns joined us for a session on communicating with your under 3 month old. A fabulous mix of science and song, this was great for pregnant and brand new mums from this clever and perky teacher! Watch it back here.
w/c 19th October
INTRO TO BABY SIGNING UP TO 18 MONTHS 👋 Listen to Anna from Little Signer’s Club session here
HOW TO START HOME WORKOUTS 👟 Watch Claire’s session here
SLEEP CLINIC- ALL QUESTIONS ANSWERED 💤 Watch Kate’s session here
NURSERY INTERIOR DESIGN 🛌 Watch Toks’ session here.
12 TIPS TO GET MORE ENERGY ⚡️ Listen to Suzanne’s session here
w/c 24th August
MAMMA METHOD WORKOUT (BABYWEARING OR NOT) 💃 Watch their session here
KATE COHEN’S SLEEP Q & A (all things baby sleep and older) 🎻 Watch Kate’s session here
SEPARATION ANXIETY OR STARTING NURSERY 🏘 Watch Kimberly’s session here
w/c 17th August
MICHAEL’S FAMILY FINANCE SESSION 💰 Watch Michael’s session here
JULIE’S BABY CLASS 🤗 Watch Julie’s session here
LAUREN’S RETURNING TO WORK SESSION 💥 Watch Lauren’e session here
w/c 10th August
LAUREN’S CBT SESSION ABOUT POST LOCKDOWN ANXIETY 😬 Watch Lauren’s session here
POSTNATAL FITNESS TIMELINES 👟 Watch Rachel’s session here
ALL THE CHILDCARE OPTIONS 👩👦👦 Watch Lisa & Sarah’s session here
w/c 3rd August
GROUNDING RITUALS FOR NEW MUMS 💆🏻♀️ Watch Helen’s session here
BABY DEVELOPMENT CLASS 👼🏼 Watch Helen’s session here
OUTDOOR PLAY IDEAS 🌻 Watch Clare’s session here
w/c 27th July
WEANING A-Z WITH THERESA FROM HAPPY TUMS 🍌 Watch Theresa’s session here
JOB LOSS COACHING WITH WORKING WONDER 🌪 Watch Calli and Nichola’s session here
NUTRITION FOR MUMS 🥦 Watch Mel’s session here
w/c 20th July
POSTNATAL EXERCISE CLASS WITH FITNESS MONKEY 🏃🏻♀️ Watch Lynsey’s session here
TRAVELLING WITH LITTLE PEOPLE ✈️ Watch Wendy from Tots to Travel here
BREASTFEEDING COMMON HURDLES 🤱🏻 Watch Erin ‘s second session here
w/c 13th July
MAKING FUN AT HOME FROM HOUSEHOLD ITEMS! 🧩 Watch Clare from Oliiki’s session here
NEWBORN SLEEP FOCUS (0-6 MONTHS) 🧘🏻♀️ Watch Kate Cohen’s session here
BABY MASSAGE LEGS AND FEET 🍭 Watch Kayleigh’s session here
w/c 6th July
CAMPAIGNING AND BEING A MUM 🙌 Watch Atinuke’s session about FiveXmore here.
POTTY TRAINING 💦 Watch Allison’s session here
WHAT MAKES you YOU 💥 Watch Alice and Nic’s Values session here
w/c 29th June
FINDING YOUR STRENGTHS 👶 Watch Lulu Lincoln’s session here. Mush chat group: ‘Lulu’s strengths chat’
BABY SKINCARE AND NAPPIES 🙏 Watch Midwife Marley’s session here. Mush chat group: ‘Marley’s skincare and nappy chat’
TODDLER TANTRUMS 🌼. Watch Livvy Gormally’s session here Mush chat group: ‘Livvy’s tantrum chat’
SLEEP & SELF SETTLING 💪 Watch Kate Cohen’s session here Mush chat group: ‘Kate’s virtual sleep chat’
w/c 22nd June
MUM & BABY AEROBICS 👶
Watch Busy Lizzy’s session here
TOTS PLAY BABY DEVELOPMENT CLASS 🙏
Watch Cathryn’s baby class here
MINDFUL PARENTING 🌼
Watch Matilda’s mindfulness session here
Mush chat group: ‘Matilda’s mindfulness meet’
BABY BONDING YOGA 💪
Watch Hande’s yoga and massage here
PRODUCTIVITY & MOTHERHOOD 💦
Watch Te’s session here
Mush chat group: ‘Te’s productivity meet-up’
w/c 15th June
BABY DEVELOPMENT CLASS 👶
Watch Julie Storey’s baby class here
Mush chat group: ‘Julie’s baby development’
YOUNG MUMS SUPPORT SESSION 🙏
Watch Fiona Small’s session here
Mush chat group: ‘Fiona’s young mums support’
EARLY EDUCATION AND MONTESSORI 🌼
Watch Simone Davies’ session here
Mush chat group: ‘Simone’s Montessori meet-up’
BABY SIGNING 💪
Deborah Hart’s session here
Mush chat group: ‘Deborah’s baby signing’
POSTNATAL EMOTIONS 💦
Jenna Rutherford’s session here
Mush chat group: ”Jenna’s postnatal emotions
w/c 8th June
Tiney’s childcare and Covid-19 session here
Mush chat group: ‘Tiney’s childcare meet-up’
CPR AND SAFE WEANING 🙏
Jenni’s amazing first aid session here
Mush chat group: ‘Jenni’s first aid chat’
HONOURING YOURSELF 🌼
Jennifer’s session about self-worth here
Mush chat group: ‘Jennifer’s honour meet-up’
FUSSY EATERS 💪
Theresa’s session about picky eaters here
Mush chat group: ‘Nicola’s weaning chat’
CORE WORKOUT 💦
Clare’s movement session here
Mush chat group: ”Claire’s virtual fitness’
w/c 1st June
Erin’s breastfeeding workshop here
Mush chat group: ‘Erin’s breastfeeding meet-up’
BREATHWORK FOR PREGNANCY 🙏
Tzaddi’s yoga & breathing session here
Mush chat group: ‘Tzaddi’s breathing meet-up ‘
CAREER CONFIDENCE 🌼
Calli and Nichola’s career and mentoring session here
Mush chat group: ‘Calli and Nichola career’
SLEEP FUNDAMENTALS 💪
Kate’s all-round sleep session here
Mush chat group: ‘Kate virtual sleep chat’
SLING DANCE 💦
Camilla’s dance session here
Mush chat group: ”Mamma Method’s pilates meet-up’
w/c 25th May
BABY AND TODDLER TEETH 👶
Katie’s dentistry session here
Mush chat group: ‘Katie’s oral health meet-up’
SEA-THEMED SINGALONG! 🙏
Vera’s music and singing class here and her playlist is here
Mush chat group: ‘Vera’s singalong’
FOURTH TRIMESTER 🌼
Emily’s session about the fourth trimester here
Mush chat group: ‘Emily’s fourth trimester’
PELVIC FLOOR 💪
Rachel’s session about the pelvic floor here
Mush chat group: ‘Rachel’s back to basics meet-up’
COUPLES THERAPY 💦
Catherine’s session about relationships here
Mush chat group: ‘Catherine’s relationship meet-up’
w/c 18th May
SLING DANCE WITH DEBI 👶
Debi’s sling dance session recording here
SELF-CARE WITH CLO 🙏
Clo’s self care session recording here
Mush chat group: ‘Clo’s self care meet-up’
FIRST AID WITH JENNI 🌼
Jenni’s first aid session recording here
Mush chat group: ‘Jenni’s first aid meet-up’
CLOTH NAPPIES WITH CRISTINA 💪
Cristina’s cloth nappy session recording here
Mush chat group: ‘Cristina’s cloth nappy session’
LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT WITH LUCY 💦
Lucy’s language development session recording here
Mush chat group: ”Lucy’s language development”
w/c 11th May
YOGA CLASS MEET-UP 👶
Libby’s pre and postnatal Yoga introduction here
OLIIKI LOCKDOWN TIPS MEET-UP 🙏
Clare’s Confident parenting session here
Mush chat group: ‘Clare’s positive parenting’
BABY MASSAGE MEET-UP 🌼
Cristina’s full body massage session here
Mush chat group: ‘Cristina’s baby massage’
HYPNOBIRTHING MEET-UP 💪
Sakina’s introduction to hypnobirthing session here
Mush chat group: ‘Sakina’s preparing for birth chat’
STARTING A BUSINESS MEET-UP 💦
Bethan’s journey recording here
Mush chat group: ‘Bethan’s starting a business meet-up’
w/c 4th May
MUSIC CLASS MEET-UP 👶
Kathy Slater’s Caterpillar music session here
Mush chat group: ‘Kathy’s Music class meet-up’
LITTLE GYM’S BABY GYM MEET-UP 🙏
Marlene Welburn’s session here(slight glitch with zoom- so this is a pre-record!)
Mush chat group: ‘Marlene’s Little Gym meet-up’
TAPPING AND EFT MEET-UP
Kate Moryoussef’s session here
Mush chat group: ‘Kate’s tapping meet-up’
NIGHT WAKING MEET-UP 💪
Kate Cohen’s session here
Mush chat group: ‘Kate’s virtual sleep’
w/c 27th April
BABY CLASS MEET-UP 👶
Julie Storey from Baby College’s session here
Mush chat group: ‘Julie’s baby class meet-up’
KEEPING TODDLERS ENTERTAINED MEET-UP 🙏
Georgia Martell’s session here
Mush chat group: ‘Georgia’s toddler meet-up’
PREPARING FOR BIRTH MEET-UP
Sakina Ballard’s session here
Mush chat group: ‘Sakina’s preparing for birth meet-up’
BABYWEARING PILATES MEET-UP 💪
Mamma Method’s session here
Mush chat group: ‘Mamma Method’s pilates meet-up’
LEARNING TO SWIM MEET-UP 💦
Lydia from Water Babies session here
Mush chat group: ‘Lydia’s baby swimming chat group’
w/c 20th April
POSITIVE BIRTH MEET-UP
Milli Hill’s session here
Mush chat group: ‘Milli’s Positive birth meet-up’
Aliya Porter’s session here
Mush chat group: ‘Aliya’s weaning chat group’
BABY SIGNING MEET-UP
Anna Foster’s session here
Mush chat group: ‘Anna’s baby signing meet-up’
BIRTH RECOVERY MEET-UP
Sakina Ballard’s session here
Mush chat group: ‘Sakina’s birth recovery meet-up’
BACK TO BASICS FITNESS MEET-UP 🧘♀️
Rachel Prince’s session here
Mush chat group: ‘Rachel’s fitness meet-up’
SLEEP MEET-UP Kate Cohen’s session here
SELF-CARE MEET-UP Tamu Thomas’ session here
SAFE FEEDING MEET-UP Aziza Begum’s session here
PREGNANCY ADVICE MEET-UP Mittal Patel’s session here
COGNITIVE BEHAVIOURAL THERAPY Lauren Bell’s session here
BABY MASSAGEJenny Parke’s session here
MONEY SAVING TIPSCheryl Taylor’s session here