About us

Last modified on Thursday 14 July 2022

Find out more about Netmums, our mission, how to get the most from the site - and how to get in touch.

Netmums is the UK’s most relevant, inclusive and supportive parenting community, welcoming millions of parents every month to our:

We’re here to make parents feel heard, supported and entertained on every step of their parenting journey.

Celebrating the real, while always referencing the ideal, we know it takes a village – and Netmums is where that village gets together online.

The Netmums mission

… is to make sure you feel better when you log off than when you logged on.

How we started

Netmums was born in 2000 in Harrow, London to three mums who saw the new-fangled internet as a way of connecting mums locally. 

Out of that one local site – Harrow – 150 other local sites followed, plus the forum and then content.

Netmums was acquired by the Aufeminin Group in 2011. A French media company owned by TF1 Group, Aufeminin is the largest female online global publisher, with women’s interest sites in 20 countries around the world.

Since its acquisition by the Aufeminin Group, Netmums has launched Netmums Reviews, grown into the largest social media parenting community in the UK with over 1.3million social media followers across Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and YouTube, and launched the SeeSaw local listings app.

You’ll see Netmums quoted most days in the national press as a barometer on all things parenting, and our Editorial Director Jennifer Howze on TV and radio (see our Netmums in the News page for details.

About the Netmums Forum

The Netmums Coffeehouse Forum is here 24/7 as a place for parents to connect, chat and compare notes on all things parenting.

How to post in the forum

You need to be registered to post in the Netmums forum. Register here.

For more details of how to post in and use the forum, please see our Netmums FAQs page.

Forum chat rules

As with all forums, we have some basic chat rules we ask everyone to follow in order to keep our community the friendly, welcoming and supportive place that everybody loves.

About Netmums Local

Netmums’ hundreds of thousands of local listings for things to do with your kids (and without!) map the entire United Kingdom.

To add a listing to Netmums Local, you need to be registered. Register here.

For other questions about Netmums Local, see our FAQs page.

About Netmums' Parenting content

In our Parenting content section you can find all the info you need when it comes to raising your family, on the following topics:

And because we knows family life is so heavily driven by calendar events, we also have a regularly updated seasonal content section where you have all the info and inspo at your fingertips to make sure you family's Christmas, summer - and everything in between - go with a swing.

About Netmums Reviews

At Netmums we know that shopping for baby gear can be brilliant fun, crazily complicated and eye-wateringly expensive, all at the same time. Which is why Netmums Reviews gathers all the best product reviews, buying guides, shopping news plus competitions and offers.

All our product reviews are created independently by parents just like you, or by our Star Reviewers – a handpicked panel of parent bloggers – so you know you can trust what’s been said.

And, once you’ve bought something and used it, this is the place to come and share your views. Again, you need to be registered to leave a review.

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From daily news to daily chat, weekly pregnancy or monthly baby updates, Netmums has an email for you. Simply sign up and pick which emails you want to receive.

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Find out more about Netmums

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