One year ago, we were shivering in the grip of the Beast from the East, this year we’ve enjoyed (if felt a little creeped out by) the warmest days of any February on record.

But something never changes, people want to know who has the most influence in this blog-eats-blog game of online parenting.

You’ve come to the right place – our updated 2019 list of the 50 most influential UK parenting blogs on Twitter.

Once again, we looked at the Tots 100 and a few other accounts that were recommended to us from last time around. You can see the 2018 results here.

The revised Top 50

So, here we go again with another countdown. There have been a lot of changes, we have a brand-new number one and several new entries. It’s probably best if you read this aloud to yourself in a Bruno Brookes, Reggie Yates, Mark Goodier or Fluff Freeman voice, depending on how old you are.

Just like last year, if you think we’ve missed any superstar parenting bloggers out in the cold, comment below with your suggestions.


 Blog nameTwitter handleReal nameQuick BiographyKredKred OutreachFollowersTweets
1 (22)Kiddy ChartsKiddyChartsHelen NealeUp from 22 in 2018. Helen is a digital marketer at Channel Mum. The blog offers loads of free reward chats and other printables on potty training, healthy eatind and other parenting tips. Helen also enjoys a glass of red wine, so raise a glass to congratulate her on finishing top in 2019.9661020,97680,372
2 (7)ET Speaks from HomeetspeaksfromEileen TeoUp from 7th position last year, Eileen is a mother of two and award-winning blogger, who writes about cookery, DIY and raising a family within the Chinese culture.9531021,075122,452
3 (14)You Baby Me MummyMamapreneurRevAby MooreSame blog, new handle as Aby's free parenting courses and phenomenal tweet rate (she'll hit the third-of-a-million mark before long) drives her into the Top 10.9501024,886301,454
3 (29)EdspireEdspireJennie HenleySharing third place is Jennie's Espire blog. Home educating mummy of five. Passionate about baby play and learning through play. She also blogs about her experience of SIDS.9501012,72191,929
5 (38)Making It UpliveotherwiseJax BluntIn fifth position, Jax is an autistic home educator with four children, blogger, sometime geek, with children, books, and pictures crowding out the words in my head.947119,979256,801
6 (7)Cuddle FairyCuddleFairyBecky O'HaireBecky is a New York native who has crossed the Atlantic to live in Mayo in the West of Ireland. Her posts on Positive Parenting and a healthy lifestyle have won her enough influence to keep her Top 10 status.9411024,160109,638
7 (22)Verily Victoria VocalisesVicWeltonVictoria WeltonPoet, Photographer, Lifestyle, Parent & Travel Blogger, daughter born January 2007, son born June 2017 via IVF Vlog series The Conception Diaries.9391112,54378,922
8 (-)What the Redhead SaidgenuineplaceboDonna WishartOur highest new entry! Donna is a family lifestyle blogger and a huge advocate of home births and co-sleeping. Mum of two, lover of stars, gin and happy thoughts. Seriously heavy tweet numbers too.9361021,637113,326
9 (14)A Moment with FrancaWithFrancaFranca DesjardinsUp into the Top 10, Franca is a lawyer mum living in London and a multi-award-nominated family, lifestyle and travel blog. Part of vlogger team for Huffington Post and Mumsnet.9331016,50137,751
10 (-)Mum in the MadhouseMum_TheMadHouseJenny WalshawAnother new entry straight into the Top 10. Jenny is an award-winning author of, and Vuelio's #1 parenting blogger. She is dedicated to living a creative family life in the digital age.9311018,39885,457
11 (14)Slummy Single MummymummybloggerJo MiddletonMulti-award winning UK family and lifestyle blogger. Certified word lover. Single mummy to Belle, @teachezbee and three kittens. Award winning blogger. First novel - Playgroups and Prosecco - out 2019 with @EburyPublishing. At least threetimes more followers than any other blogger in this countdown.931987,44382,920
12 (4)The Sensory SeekerpinkoddyJoy JacksonDown from fourth position in 2018, Joy remains a big Twitter hitter with a mammoth 133k tweets. She is a zero waste ambassador and SEND advocate from Gloucestershire with plenty of expertise to share with parents of children with special needs.921109,838132,889
13 (5)Mudpie FridaysMudpieFridaysClare MinallClare is a mother of two who is dedicated to balancing motherhood with a corporate career. She also shares her experiences of being pregnant with Sticky Blood Syndrome. Down eight places from last year.912923,48636,103
14 (1)Brummy Mummy of 2brummymummyof2Emma ConwayEmma is a reassuring voice that being a mum can be much harder work than Instagram might let on that's been heard everywhere from the Daily Mail to the Huffington Post. Last year's number 1.9081025,28857,261
15 (-)Boo Roo  and Tigger Toolittle_boo21Sarah AnguishAward winning family lifestyle and top 10 parenting blog. Boo Roo and Tigger Too share tips for family lifestyle, home decor, travel and everything in between.907818,66364,068
16 (14)Missing SleepmissingsleepKaren LangridgeSleep deprived mum of two boys (9 & 11) Parenting and travel blogger.906820,64417,535
17 (7)The Inspiration EditInspire_EditAngela MilnesAngela is an award-winning Lancashire family lifestyle blogger and qualified Early Years teacher, posting about interest-based learning and crafty ideas.8981020,596128,774
18 (-)This Mummy's Always Writeemmys_mummyClare NicholasAnother new entry. Clare is a family lifestyle blogger, who appeared in Vuelio's Top 10 of UK Mum Blogs 2017/2018 and Top 10 UK Parenting Blog 2017.897915,78531,132
19 (-)Mummy Daddy and MemummydaddymeKatie EllisonMulti-award winning family travel and lifestyle blogger and vlogger. Travel obsessed. Always holding a camera.896920,50273,158
20 (7)We're going on an adventureLollinskiColette BurgessRegularly appearing on Mummy blogging award shortlists, Colette has transplanted herself across the Pennines into Manchester and our Top 10. She blogs about her family of five and her life balancing teaching and motherhood.894917,99781,597
21 (38)The Reading ResidenceReadingResJocelyn ReadingMum, family and lifestyle blogger. Bookworm, novice gardener, stationery and BuJo addict, snail mailer, OU student.894913,81869,350
22 (14)The Brick CastleTheBrickCastleJenny LeonardParent. Skilled at Lego building, dishwashing, mending all things broken or trodden on.. Ninja Pirate Friendly (aka Jenny).891916,01924,743
23 (29)Bubbablue and meetustyEmma TustianFarmer’s wife, mum of one, blogger, plus the day job (whatever that may be). Loves dancing, photography and talking.88797,58867,136
24 (22)A Cornish Mumstevie_couchStevie CouchUK Blogger, Mum of boys 2004 + 2006 1 who has Type1 Diabetes, partner to a very patient man who I once gave food poisoning.886923,22649,669
25 (29)Le Coin de MelLeCoindeMelMel KnibbMaman of four. Always camera in one hand, coffee in the other & chatting about food (or eating it!). Blogging about family life, food, allergies & photography.88687,32648,779
26 (29)Hurrah for GinHurrahforGinKatie KirbyWriter/drawer person type thing. I like cheese, brushing my teeth, rabbits & gin. Published bestselling books on the trials of parenting,875918,90218,625
27 (7)Side Street StylelaurasidestreetLaura SchwormstedtSouth African feminist, ethical living and family blogger. Laura lives in Wales and travels near and far with her partner and two children.871817,94029,587
28 (38)Life According to Mrs ShiltsmrsshiltsEmma ShiltonUK family lifestyle blogger. Mama to Olly and Freddie.867910,63879,788
29 (22)The Dadventurerthe_dadventurerDave HornbySharing the adventures of a stay-at-home dad. Preschooler daughter and newborn son. #2 UK Dad Blog & #4 UK Parenting Blog.865915,77538,746
30 (38)Twin Mum and DadTwinmumanddadEmily HigginsEmily Higgins. Parenting, Travel, Lifestyle. Mummy & daddy to twin girls. Mum & dad to twin girls.Wife to @NigeHiggins4 Cardiff,UK #TeamBreconCarreg Running account 862912,09459,676
31 (5)North East Family FunNEFamilyFunSamantha RickeltonSam is an award-winning family, travelling and money-saving blogger who acts as a 'mini-TripAdvisor' for the North East of England. Mother in a family of five and full-time blogger.861914,18750,288
32 (29)Bump to Babybumptobaby_blogAlex GladwinMum of 2 boys. Wife to my childhood sweetheart. Tudor obsessed. Crazy cat lady & Vegetarian. Award-nominated Blogger & Vlogger.85989,82519,554
33 (38)Let's Talk MommyletstalkmommyJenny Ripatti-TaylorAward winning blogger, mommy of two, Author, PR friendly, freelance, food editor at Little & Fierce.85798,79557,286
34 (14)Northumberland MamNorthumMamKim CarberryA stay at home mum to two girls Becky & Ellie! Living it up in Northumberland in the North East of England85298,40674,895
35 (-)Rainy Day MumrainydaymumCerys ParkerAward-winning parenting blogger, mother of two, promoting the benefits of creating things to create happiness.84888,60429,557
36 (29)The Purple Pumpkin BlogMsPurplePumpkinMichelle OrdeverCreative blogger, photographer, and Disney addict sharing recipes, printables, and travel tips.84486,49870,768
37 (-)Motherhood The Real DealmotherhoodrealTalya StoneTayla is an editor-in-chief turned parenting and lifestyle blogger, vlogger, creator, influencer & #coolmumclub cohost.843917,88878,531
38 (29)Life Unexpected 2lifeunexpected2Chloe TaylorAward-winning family lifestyle blogger living in Cornwall. Mum to a toddler. Travel Lover. On a mission to help busy mums!842811,68362,153
39 (38)Scrapbook LivesscrapbooklivesLauren BMama to Athena and Arlo. Community manager & social media manager (freelance).84099,25551,223
39 (38)Little Hearts, Big LoveliquoriceukLouise GeorgeFull-time mummy & blogger, raising awareness of CHD & treasuring every precious moment with my gorgeous girlies. 84099,28339,335
41 (7)Monkey and MouseyMonkeyandMouseyJenny EavesScottish Mum to two young boys, Jenny is also a home educator and a bat ecologist. She posts extensively on travel, breastfeeding and parenting with respect.840820,429109,586
42 (14)Mother DistractedlindahobbisLinda HobbisBlogger, influencer, content creator, top 100 UK family lifestyle blog. Lives in Cardiff, Wales.8301013,697175,849
43 (22)Plutonium SoxPlutoniumSoxNatalie RayA family, travel and lifestyle blogger sharing the ordinary moments that make our lives extraordinary. Based in the West Midlands.829919,09859,829
44 (-)Dad Blog UKdadblogukJohn AdamsGave up my career to raise 2 daughters. Parenting & lifestyle blogger, writer & commentator. Sometimes on TV & radio. Vuelio & Digital Awards winner.82689,26142,710
45 (2)Write Like No One's WatchingcharltaylorCharlotte TaylorOne of the @ChannelMum 'online village', 'the honest face of parenting', Charlotte is a mother of two with twin passions for 90s music and cheese. Even though relatively few are watching, she is able to pack a decent Twitter punch.82285,59747,051
46 (22)What Katy SaidwhatkatysaidukKatyThis mother of three has dedicated her online life to decluttering her life as a mother and helping others to do the same.815864,27563,288
46 (38)Ramblings of a Suburban Mumsuburb4nmumMaria HyrapietMum of two boys, works @eveningstandard Designer by day. Family, Travel & Lifestyle Blogger by night.815810,57916,037
48 (-)Life As AliceLifeAsAliceBlogAlice HassallMaking your life look normal since 2010, Alice is a UK-based lifestyle and parenting blog. Lover of gin and sunhine, coffee and smiles.80683,49519,385
49 (-)The Unmumsy MumTheUnmumsyMumSarah TurnerSunday Time bestselling author and Mum of 3 boys, who presents an unvarnished picture of the reality of motherhood.796845,31517,946
50 (7)Toby & RootobyandrooHarriet ShearsmithAward winning parenting/lifestyle blogger and Mama of three. Mum-bun wearer. Over Sharer. Fundraising for UKSepsisTrust.795821,63475,882


The science bit

Since Klout is no longer on the scene, we have settled on Kred as our influence measurer, which is especially useful as it judges influence mostly in terms of tweets. It also scores out of 1000 rather than 100, which means we have a lot fewer ties in our Top 50 compared to last year (which makes it a bit more exciting).

Kred calculates influence in two ways – looking at Influence, judging what other users do after you have tweeted, and Outreach, which demonstrates the blogger’s generosity, including often they retweet, reply to other Twitter accounts and so on. This is particularly of interest to PR firms as they know how likely the blogger is likely to promote their goods and services.