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

Entries by Amy Packham

Mum Creates 'First Ever Doll With Natural Hair' To Boost Her Daughter's Self Esteem

(0) Comments | Posted 22 May 2015 | (22:18)

When a mum realised her daughter's dolls were having a negative effect on her self-esteem, she decided to create a new doll that would reflect her daughter's beauty.

"My daughter Sophia was not happy with her kinks and curls because of the doll I was putting...

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#NormalisingBreastfeeding Instagram Trend Inspired By Nicole Trunfio's Breastfeeding Elle Cover

(0) Comments | Posted 22 May 2015 | (21:32)

When Nicole Trunfio was pictured on Elle Australia's cover breastfeeding her newborn son, she said she wanted to normalise breastfeeding.

And it seems mothers have latched on to the trend, posting photos in their thousands sharing precious moments with their newborns, using the...

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We Want To Rock With This Baby Freddie Mercury Fan

(0) Comments | Posted 22 May 2015 | (20:48)

Some babies might be obsessed with the music of Thomas the Tank Engine or Peppa Pig.

But this baby has a different sort of music love affair - in the form of Queen's frontman, Freddie Mercury.

While sitting at the table, he's transfixed on watching...

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All This 6-Year-Old Wanted For Her Birthday Was To 'Feed Hungry People', So That's What She Did...

(0) Comments | Posted 22 May 2015 | (18:56)

What would a six-year-old girl most like on her birthday?

Lego? A new Frozen Elsa doll? A brand new notepad and pens to do some drawing?

Not this girl. Her wish was to feed the hungry by donating food to a local food bank. So...

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Six Children Teach Us About Mindfulness In Touching Short Film: Just Breathe

(0) Comments | Posted 22 May 2015 | (18:45)

Children rarely discuss their emotions with adults, or reveal what really goes on inside their head when they're mad.

But in this touching video by Wavecrest Films, six children show us how they deal with difficult emotions and how their mind works.

It certainly...

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Clarks Shoe Shop Is Now Measuring Children's Feet With iPads

(0) Comments | Posted 22 May 2015 | (17:20)

If your child is nagging you for a brand-new pair of shoes for the summer term at school, you might find the process slightly different if you shop at Clarks.

The high-street shoe shop is taking advantage of modern technology by using iPads to...

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Barber Helps 8-Year-Old With Autism Learn To Love Haircuts In The Best Way

(0) Comments | Posted 22 May 2015 | (17:09)

A hairdresser has gone the extra mile - literally - to make visiting the barbers a less traumatic experience for an eight-year-old boy with autism.

Nothing could stop Michael Flores running away from the hairdressers, and his mum, Joan Flores had no idea what to do.

Until one...

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12 Awkward Sibling Photos Show Some Kids Really Don't Want A Brother Or Sister...

(0) Comments | Posted 22 May 2015 | (16:54)

We love awkward photos, we just do. Not long ago, we gave you some laughs with these hilarious awkward family photos.

But this time, it's all about the siblings.

In true awkwardness, the photos show babies and young children who look like they really,...

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Will Nicole Trunfio Breastfeeding Son On Front Cover Of Elle Australia Help To #NormaliseBreastfeeding?

(3) Comments | Posted 22 May 2015 | (15:06)

Nicole Trunfio has brought breastfeeding to the forefront again after being shot feeding her newborn on the cover of Elle Australia for their subscriber's issue.

The 29-year-old supermodel gave birth to Zion Rain in January this year, and was captured in this shot by photographer Georges...

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Jodi Albert Gives Birth To Her And Kian Egan's Second Son, Zeke

(0) Comments | Posted 21 May 2015 | (22:07)

Jodi Albert has given birth to her and Kian Egan's second son.

The baby boy, who Egan and Albert have named Zeke, was born at 7.49am on Thursday 21 May, weighing 7lb 13 oz.

The couple already have a three-year-old son, called Koa, who...

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Five Bad Habits Your Kids May Be Picking Up From You (Including Driving Too Fast In The Car)

(1) Comments | Posted 21 May 2015 | (21:00)

Sometimes parents forget that children are like sponges, soaking up everything you say.

But it's not just words they copy, children watch everything you do, including those bad habits of yours.

Here are the five bad habits your children may pick up from you. Watch...

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Two Artists Paint Disney Princesses As Vogue Cover Stars In Different Ways, And They're Spot On

(1) Comments | Posted 21 May 2015 | (20:29)

Everyone has a soft spot for Disney princesses, probably because they were the idols of our childhood.

But in the world of fashion they've been put on an even higher pedestal, transformed from bubbly young women to Vogue supermodels and cover stars.

No, we're...

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Baby Not Sleeping Through The Night At 6 Weeks Old? That's Completely Normal, Say Experts

(0) Comments | Posted 21 May 2015 | (19:36)

Next time your child wakes you up in the early hours of the morning, try and feel encouraged by it.

It might be hard to do, but experts have said that having your child wake up during the night shouldn't always be viewed so negatively.

The research being...

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Parents Learn Some Children's Medicines Are Free On The NHS After Mum's Facebook Post Goes Viral

(23) Comments | Posted 21 May 2015 | (18:35)

Parents have discovered that the NHS will cover the cost of some children's over-the-counter medication, such as Calpol, after one mother's Facebook post went viral.

Christine Davidson's post, in which she explained parents could be saving a small fortune thanks to a little known "minor...

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Rochelle And Marvin Humes Throw Frozen Themed Birthday Party For Two-Year-Old Alaia-Mai

(0) Comments | Posted 21 May 2015 | (17:40)

Rochelle and Marvin Humes pulled out all the stops for their daughter's second birthday with a Frozen themed party.

Lucky Alaia-Mai got the birthday party of her dreams, as her parents went to great lengths to ensure everything fitted the...

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This Maths Puzzle For Vietnamese 8-Year-Olds Has Completely Stumped Parents And Teachers

(67) Comments | Posted 21 May 2015 | (16:21)

You've probably had your fair share of puzzling maths questions that your child has presented to you.

We get it, taking your brain back to your school years might be a bit tricky - but this question has completely stumped parents and teachers.

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'Our Nails Will Remain Painted' Father Paints Nails To Support Bullied Son

(1) Comments | Posted 21 May 2015 | (15:43)

When your child is getting bullied at school, sometimes it's hard to know the best way to help.

But this dad from Brazil dealt with this situation in one of the sweetest ways ever.

Thiago Sagrilo decided to paint his finger nails in support...

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Family Recreates Hilarious Movie Scenes With Objects In Their House

(0) Comments | Posted 21 May 2015 | (15:12)

All parents want to be cool, but these parents are SERIOUSLY cool.

Leon and Lily Mackie, and their two-year-old son Orson have had the internet in stitches their Cardboard Box Office blog.

The family, from Wellington, New Zealand, recreate their...

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Sophie Ellis Bextor Shocks Crowds With Large Baby Bump, And No One Knew She Was Pregnant

(0) Comments | Posted 21 May 2015 | (15:10)

Sophie Ellis Bextor was the centre of attention at the Lorraine Kelly Fashion Awards, and it wasn't because of what she was wearing.

The 36-year-old singer stepped out on the red (well actually, pink) carpet with a very large baby bump... and no...

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A Wellbeing Psychologist Reveals The Secrets To A Happy Baby

(0) Comments | Posted 20 May 2015 | (21:10)

Have you ever heard someone describe your baby or someone else's as being a "really happy baby"?

It's a phrase people often use, but what do they mean when they describe a baby as happy? One that doesn't cry (if such a thing exists)? Or just one...

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