It’s really hard to concentrate when you have a toddler hanging from your sleeve demanding a gingerbread man.
Soak up some Dutch culture in one of the city’s family-friendly museums, refuel with coffee and a kaastosti at one of its chic play cafes and fill your suitcase with locally made treasures from one of its many stylish kids’ boutiques.
Sofie Eliasson-Brown moved to West Greenwich last summer, having spent a couple of years in San Francisco and many in East London before that. She has an 18-month old son called Viggo and another baby boy due in July.
Chloe George runs Stretched Mums Yoga in Crystal Palace, where she lives with her partner Adam and their two-year-old daughter Rosa. As well as teaching yoga, she’s a Content Manager at Teenage Cancer Trust.
Stephanie Patel is currently on maternity leave from her job as a GP. She has lived in Parsons Green/Fulham for 15 months and has a nine-month-old daughter called Lily.
Aleksandra Kingo is a photographer and director working mainly in fashion and advertising. She has lived in Haggerston for four months and in the wider area for several years, and is mum to 22-month-old Leon Gabriel.
Bryony Lester has lived in Stoke Newington for 11 years, having moved there straight from university. She is a Senior Brand Manager and has a one-year-old daughter called Nel.
Becky Epton has lived in Bethnal Green for just under a year, having previously lived in West London. She is mum to Florence, aged almost four, and works as a Marketing Manager at the BBC.
Rebecca Connoll has lived in Victoria for four years and has a two-year-old son called Harvey. Before becoming a mum she worked as an early-years teaching assistant at an independent school.
Jo Arteaga lives in Highbury & Islington and been an Islingtonian for over six years. She is a Senior Advertising Creative and has a 16-month-old daughter called Miranda.