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

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Baby-Led Weaning From Dummies: 11 Ways To Stop Your Child Using A Dummy, As Revealed By Parents

(0) Comments | Posted 25 May 2016 | (13:04)

No parent looks forward to the time they have to peel their child's dummy off them and break the news it's never coming back.

With both patience and determination, mums and dads are having to think outside the box to find ways to convince their kids to give...

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Snapchat Filters Send Baby Boy Into Fits Of Giggles

(0) Comments | Posted 25 May 2016 | (12:27)

Using Snapchat to turn your baby into a bearded old man or a puppy with a giant tongue, is an endless source of entertainment for many a

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International Missing Children's Day: Celebrities Support Appeal To Bring Children Home Safely

(0) Comments | Posted 25 May 2016 | (10:35)

Caitlin Moran, Gaby Roslin and Michael Sheen have joined the international appeal to bring missing children home to their families.

On International Missing Children's Day (Wednesday 25 May), parents of missing children around the world are drawing attention to the 140,000 kids...

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Clever Six-Year-Old Tricks Mum Into Revealing All Her Birthday Presents

(0) Comments | Posted 25 May 2016 | (10:14)

A six-year-old managed to outsmart her mum with a fiendish plan to trick her into revealing what birthday presents she would be getting.

Emily Cairns was staying with her grandmother Maureen Grundy, 67, while her mum and dad were enjoying an evening out.

"What...

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Kids Who Don't Wear Shoes At School Are 'More Likely To Behave Better', Study Suggests

(0) Comments | Posted 25 May 2016 | (09:43)

Children who don't wear shoes at school are more likely to behave better than those who do, a study suggests. 

Researchers at the University of Bournemouth observed children in 100 schools from 25 countries over 10 years as part of the 'Learnometer' project, examining the...

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Smacking Becoming 'Illegal' Debate: Parents Share Their Views With #SmackingBan Hashtag

(0) Comments | Posted 25 May 2016 | (09:36)

Parents are debating whether smacking children should be made illegal, after UK officials addressed the issue earlier this week.

Using the #smackingban hashtag on Twitter, some mums and dads are arguing that it "never did them any harm", while others believe it...

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Headteachers Call On Nicky Morgan To Cancel Publication Of This Year's Primary Test Results In Open Letter

(0) Comments | Posted 25 May 2016 | (09:11)

Headteachers have written an open letter to Nicky Morgan asking her to cancel the publication of any primary test results taken this year.

The National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) has argued the results are too "unpredictable", because there was "inadequate time" to implement the...

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More Than 30 Kids 'Admitted To Hospital With Vomiting Bug' At Spanish Holiday Resort

(0) Comments | Posted 24 May 2016 | (11:01)

At least 30 children were reportedly rushed to hospital with a vomiting illness from a Spanish holiday report.

Children who played in the pool at the Marina...

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Parents Desperate To Raise Awareness About 'Lethal' Blind Cords After Tragic Death Of Son

(0) Comments | Posted 24 May 2016 | (10:33)

Two parents are determined to raise awareness of the dangers of blind cords in family homes after the death of their son. 

Maria Jose and Feliciano Saba, from Ireland, are urging parents to check their homes for these "silent killers" following their son's inquest. 

Two-year-old Bryan Saba "choked"...

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Little Boy Asks For 'Bald' Haircut Like His Neighbour, Gets Exactly What He Wished For

(0) Comments | Posted 24 May 2016 | (10:12)

A little boy got just what he wished for when he asked his uncle to cut his hair like his bald next door neighbour.

Instead of laughing off the request, Sean Wrightson got out the clippers and decided to work his magic. 

"He told me he wanted...

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Smoking During Pregnancy Can 'Increase Risk' Of Kids Developing Schizophrenia, Study Suggests

(0) Comments | Posted 24 May 2016 | (09:44)

Women who choose to smoke during pregnancy could be increasing their child's risk of developing schizophrenia later in life, a study suggests.

Researchers in Finland found signs of heavy nicotine exposure in a mother's blood were associated with an increased likelihood of schizophrenia...

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Vogue 100 Gala Dinner: Cheryl, Alexa Chung And Kate Moss Turn Heads At The Star-Studded Bash

(0) Comments | Posted 24 May 2016 | (07:56)

Kate Moss, Alexa Chung and Cheryl were just a few of the many celebs partying at the star-studded 'Vogue 100 Gala Dinner'...

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Adorable GoPro Video Shows What Life Is Like Through The Eyes Of A Toddler

(0) Comments | Posted 23 May 2016 | (15:43)

If you want to know what your toddler gets up to when they're occupying themselves, use this parent's trick and strap a GoPro to them.

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Chewbacca Mask Mum Reveals Her Kids 'Flipped Out' After Getting Incredible 'Star Wars' Themed Surprise

(0) Comments | Posted 23 May 2016 | (14:46)

The mum who found fame simply by laughing hysterically at her own 'Star Wars' Chewbacca mask has revealed her kids received the biggest surprise in response.

In the Chewbacca Facebook video, which racked up 136 million views in four days, Candace Payne firmly...

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Tom Fletcher's Latest Photo Of Buddy Shows He's The Spitting Image Of His Brother Buzz

(0) Comments | Posted 23 May 2016 | (13:23)

Tom Fletcher has given his fans a rare glimpse of his youngest son Buddy and we can confirm he's the spitting image of his older brother.

The 30-year-old dad posted a snap on Instagram while he and three-month-old Buddy waited for their muffins to bake.

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Stephanie Davis Confirms She's Pregnant With Former Boyfriend Jeremy McConnell: 'I Couldn't Be Happier'

(0) Comments | Posted 23 May 2016 | (11:22)

Stephanie Davis has confirmed she is pregnant with her first child.

The 23-year-old admitted learning she was expecting a baby with her former boyfriend Jeremy McConnell was a "shock".

"I can't wait to be a mum," Davis told OK! Magazine.

"I hope that...

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Smacking Children Could Be Made Illegal As UK Officials Set To Address United Nations

(0) Comments | Posted 23 May 2016 | (10:29)

Smacking children in the UK should be made illegal, four children's commissioners are set to argue.

A UN inquiry looking into 'Children's Rights' will hear evidence from the UK officials during a two-day meeting kicking off on Monday 23 May.

The commissioners will state that "all corporal punishment in...

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Six-Year-Old's Illustrations Of Mum In The Morning Vs. Going Out Are Hilarious

(0) Comments | Posted 23 May 2016 | (10:08)

A six-year-old perfectly captured the way many parents feel in the morning, in two illustrations showing the way her mum looks when she wakes up, compared to when she is going out.

A photo of the artwork was uploaded to Imgur by the mum's...

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Disney Princesses Reimagined As Parents Includes Breastfeeding, Labour and Nappy Changes

(0) Comments | Posted 23 May 2016 | (09:32)

Disney princesses have been reimagined in many different ways, but this time they've entered the world of parenthood

Isaiah Stephens, who calls himself a 'Disney mashup guy', decided to turn fairytale royalty into relatable parenting, with nappy changes, labour and breastfeeding.

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How A Woman's Internal Organs Move During Pregnancy Shown In A Fascinating Gif

(0) Comments | Posted 23 May 2016 | (09:10)

Mums can see exactly what went on inside their belly during nine months of pregnancy thanks to a fascinating gif.

The four-second clip, that is being shared again on social media after originally being uploaded in 2015, shows how a woman's internal organs...

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