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Welcome to our guide to baby franchises! If you’ve been enjoying attending baby & toddler classes and are thinking about starting your own, then a baby franchise opportunity might be right for you.

Read on to get the inside track on baby and toddler franchise opportunities available throughout the UK. What they are, how to find them, and how they work.


So, you’ve had a baby, you’ve made it through the early days and sleep deprivation with plentiful caffeine, supportive friends and lots of googling.  Now it’s all baby massage and baby singing, which is great for development and heart-warming giggles. But what about you? Is it OK for you to have fun too? Even to poke fun at the crazier aspects of parenting? 🤔🤔

Luckily, stand-up comedy for parents is a thing! And Alyssa Kyria, co-founder of Bring Your Own Baby (BYOB) Comedy has been telling us about what to expect at a parent and baby comedy show.

How BYOB was born

Alyssa experienced post-natal depression and was initially nervous about getting out and about with her baby. Then she and fellow professional comedian Carly Smallman had a lightbulb moment over a glass of wine and, hey presto, BYOB Comedy was born. 💡🍷💡🍷

Their day-time spectaculars bring together top comedians in child-friendly venues where no-one will judge you for having to pop out to deal with a poonami mid-show. Phew. Over to Alyssa, who’s been kind enough to give us a taster of what’s in store at one of her shows. 

Madalena Xanthopoulos The Alma Collective
Madalena Xanthopoulos © Madalena Xanthopoulos / The Alma Collective

When you’ve got a little one, you sometimes need 5 minutes’ peace to get stuff done, whether it’s going to the loo, drinking a cup of tea, or dealing with the laundry mountain. Mum friends are a lifeline for sharing all sorts of useful tips and parenting hacks that make life that bit easier – including toddler activities you can do at home, so you can get on with multitasking!👶☕👶☕

Thanks to the help of some awesome contributors, we’re kicking off our series  of Happity Hacks – simple, genius toddler activities to keep your little one entertained so you can reclaim a bit of precious time for yourself. Some may be obvious, some less so. But they’re low prep and now you can find them all in one place, making it easy as pie* to get 5 mins to yourself whenever you most need it.

Our first contribution is from Madalena Xanthapoulos of the Alma Collective. Her superb idea will not only keep little hands busy and improve fine motor skills, but also results in a handy takeaway snack…

*  Pie. Easy. Really?!