Amy Packham
Lifestyle Writer at The Huffington Post UK covering parenting.

Entries by Amy Packham

A Dog And Baby Team Up For Duet (But It Might Hurt Your Ears When They Hit The High Notes)

(0) Comments | Posted 3 July 2015 | (21:06)

Now this is something you never thought you'd hear: a dog and a baby have teamed up as a singing duo, and even try their best to reach the high notes.

And yes, you've probably guessed it already that they don't sing actual words, but...

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Secondary School Bans Girls Wearing Skirts After Rising Hemlines 'Embarrass' And 'Distract' Male Teachers

(20) Comments | Posted 3 July 2015 | (21:03)

A secondary school has banned girls from wearing skirts after the rising hemlines were distracting the male teachers.

Trentham High School in Staffordshire previously forked out to buy new, longer skirts for the girls who were consistently rolling them up.

However, this didn't stop the problem...

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Kate Moss And Other Celebs Team Up To Support Jeans For Genes Day

(0) Comments | Posted 3 July 2015 | (20:52)

Kate Moss, Emma Bunton, Olly Murs, and Nicola Roberts are among the celebrities putting on their favourite pair of jeans styled with the brand-new 2015 Jeans for Genes T-shirt to raise awareness for the charity.

Jeans for Genes Day, which became a national appeal in...

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Mother Fuming After Tesco Own-Brand Plaster 'Ripped The Skin Clean Off' Her Two-Year-Old's Face

(23) Comments | Posted 3 July 2015 | (16:42)

A mother has claimed her two-year-old son may be "scarred for life" after a Tesco plaster "ripped the flesh from his face" and the wound became infected.

Kimberley Ambrose, 25, said she put an own-brand Tesco plaster on her son Jake's face to prevent him from...

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Mum-To-Be Stunned After Claiming To See The Face Of Her Late Grandmother In Her Baby Scan

(27) Comments | Posted 3 July 2015 | (16:10)

A mum-to-be says she can see the face of her late grandmother smiling at her in a picture of her baby scan.

Pharmacy worker Debbie King, 23, went to the hospital for a routine 20-week scan and was startled to notice a face on the side...

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Mum Delivers The Best Birthday Prank For Her Eight-Year-Old Son And He Totally Falls For It

(5) Comments | Posted 3 July 2015 | (15:33)

This eight-year-old boy seriously thought he was going to get a huge telling off when his mum screamed at him from the kitchen to ask why a mystery parcel had arrived - addressed to him.

Little did Ja’Myron know there was actually a camera filming the whole thing,...

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Saved By The Bell Star Tiffani Thiessen Gives Birth To Son And Her Daughter Is Beyond Excited

(0) Comments | Posted 3 July 2015 | (14:50)

Saved By The Bell star, Tiffani Thiessen (a.k.a Kelly Kapowski on the popular show) has given birth to a baby boy, her second child with husband Brady Smith.

The 41-year-old actress already has a five-year-old daughter, Harper. Shetook to Instagram to share the first snap...

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Alexandra Reeve Givens Gives Birth To Son And Names Him After Late Father Christopher Reeve

(1) Comments | Posted 3 July 2015 | (14:38)

The daughter of the late Superman actor Christopher Reeve has given birth to a son and named him after her father.

Alexandra Reeve Givens, 31, gave birth to Christopher Russel Reeve Givens on 13 June and he weighed 8lb 3oz, according to

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Actress Tamera Mowry Has Given Birth To Second Child And Is 'Overjoyed' With The New Addition

(0) Comments | Posted 2 July 2015 | (21:40)

Actress Tamera Mowry, most commonly known for her role in Sister, Sister has given birth to her second child with husband Adam Housley.

The 36-year-old twin gave birth to a girl named Ariah Talea Houseley on Wednesday.

The proud father-of-two tweeted the news to let the...

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Mum Appeals For Funding To Open Breastfeeding Cafe After Being 'Too Embarrassed' To Feed Baby

(2) Comments | Posted 2 July 2015 | (21:39)

A young mum is appealing for funding to open a breastfeeding café named "The Milk Lounge" after being too embarrassed to feed her son in public.

Charlotte Purdie, 21, from Nottingham recently gave birth to her first son Bobby, but said she felt uncomfortable...

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Emotive Tommy's Video Launched To Raise Awareness Of 'Often Undiagnosed' Antenatal Depression

(1) Comments | Posted 2 July 2015 | (16:57)

The UK'S leading baby charity, Tommy's has launched an emotive video encouraging women with antenatal depression to ask for help.

The charity, which funds medical research into miscarriage, stillbirth and premature birth, found that 10-15% of all pregnant women suffer with mental...

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Teachers Can 'Confiscate, Keep Or Destroy' Items From Children's Lunch Boxes, Says Government Minister

(15) Comments | Posted 2 July 2015 | (16:28)

Teachers are able to lawfully "confiscate, keep or destroy" children's unhealthy food items in their lunch boxes and take part in lunch box inspections, according to a Government minister.

The minister insisted that schools are able to ban whatever food items they like.


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Jacqueline Jossa Speaks About Post-Pregnancy Hair Loss And Encourages Mothers To Do The Same

(0) Comments | Posted 2 July 2015 | (15:49)

Eastenders' actress Jacqueline Jossa revealed she is suffering from post-pregnancy hair loss and reached out to new mothers who might be experiencing the same.

The 22-year-old new mum who gave birth to Ella in February uploaded a photo to Instagram now that...

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'Your Little Feet Rocked My World!' Victoria Secret Angel Gives Birth To Her First Child

(2) Comments | Posted 2 July 2015 | (14:36)

Victoria's Secret "Angel" and supermodel, Anne V has become a mum for the first time after giving birth to a baby girl.

The 29-year-old gave birth on 25 June, but her and boyfriend Adam Cahan waited a couple of days before telling the world.

Announcing the...

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How To Get Kim Kardashian's Signature Style In 8 Steps From The Sold-Out Dress To Staple Shoes

(2) Comments | Posted 1 July 2015 | (22:29)

Kim Kardashian has a very distinct style, but she actually follows a pretty simple formula.

She might have admitted in an interview with Rolling Stones today she "rarely wears underwear", but she has some staple clothes she does wear that you can easily...

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Shakira Celebrates Son Being Five Months Old With Adorable Photo Collage On Instagram

(0) Comments | Posted 1 July 2015 | (20:58)

Not everyone will celebrate their tot's five-month-birthday, but Shakira decided to mark this mini-milestone by sharing a photo collage of her son, Sasha.

The 38-year-old who is nearing 10 million followers wrote on the Instagram caption in Spanish and English: "Felices 5 meses...

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Father Of 9-Year-Old Girl Appeals To Internet For Advice After Finding Out She Was Looking At Porn

(0) Comments | Posted 1 July 2015 | (20:37)

A father of a nine-year-old girl posted on Reddit to seek advice from other parents after he found out his nine-year-old daughter was looking up sex online.

The Reddit user explained what sites she had been visiting - "things like pornhub and movies on Netflix" -...

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How To Keep Your Baby Safe And Cool When They Are Sleeping During The Heatwave

(0) Comments | Posted 1 July 2015 | (18:39)

You probably know by now that today is the hottest day of the year, bringing 35C temperatures to England, and the warmest weather since 2006.

But for parents during this heatwave, keeping their babies safe and cool is a necessity.

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Father Of Teenage Girl Caught Assaulting Pupil Blames The School For Failing To Resolve Issues

(106) Comments | Posted 1 July 2015 | (16:27)

The father of a 13-year-old girl who was caught on camera violently assaulting another pupil has blamed his daughter's school for failing to resolve the ongoing "tensions" between the schoolgirls.

Paul Hagan said his daughter, Georgia Hagan and her classmate Terri-Mae Lunt had long-standing problems,...

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A Newborn Baby's Gaze Can Predict Behavioural Problems When They Grow Up, Scientists Reveal

(4) Comments | Posted 1 July 2015 | (15:33)

The length of your baby's gaze could give you a clue as to whether they will suffer behavioural problems when they grow up, a new study has revealed.

Scientists in London and Italy from Birkbeck University of London, London Metropolitan University and the

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