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

Entries by Amy Packham

Mums Fear Halloween Costumes Are Unsafe, But Retailers Take Extra Measures To Ensure Safety

(0) Comments | Posted 8 October 2015 | (21:02)

Mums are worried about the safety of their children's Halloween costumes and are unaware about the safety precautions that have been put in place by some retailers, according to a new survey.

The fear comes after Claudia Winkleman's daughter's costume was set alight...

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Dad Brian Sack Shares Hilarious Handmade Birthday Card From 11-Year-Old Daughter

(0) Comments | Posted 8 October 2015 | (16:56)

Handmade cards from children are usually covered in adorable yet funny drawings that you'll cherish and stick on the fridge.

But the card Brian Sack, an American writer and TV presenter, received isn't quite going to make the cut in terms of cuteness -...

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Sandra Bullock Opens Up About Worries For Her African-American Son: 'I Want Him To Be Safe'

(0) Comments | Posted 8 October 2015 | (16:33)

Sandra Bullock has opened up about the worries she has for her African-American son as he grows up in today's society.

The actress, who adopted Louis, now five, from New Orleans in 2010, said she wanted to give her son a life-long safety net.

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Girl Writes Name In Biro On Mum's £300 Michael Kors Designer Handbag So No One Would Take It

(0) Comments | Posted 8 October 2015 | (15:46)

A little girl has caused quite a stir after she decided to write on her mum's new £320 Michael Kors bag.

Amber Shah, five, copied the distinctive logo on the designer bag in biro and wrote her mum's name on it.

Mum Sajda Shah said...

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Rain Dove Dubilewski Speaks Out About Pressure To Bind Her Chest: 'I'm A Proud Woman. I'm A Proud Man'

(0) Comments | Posted 8 October 2015 | (15:25)

A model known for walking the catwalk in both men's and women's clothes has spoken out about the pressure she's faced binding her chest for work.

Rain Dove Dubilewski, who walked New York Fashion Week in September, is an androgynous model who kicked off her...

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Fascinating 4D Scan Video Shows Babies Reacting To Music In Womb In 'First Study' Of Its Kind

(0) Comments | Posted 8 October 2015 | (14:48)

A fascinating video has shown unborn babies reacting to music in the womb as early as 16 weeks, as part of a study into foetuses and sounds.

In the video, the babies appear to be 'singing' as their mouths open and tongues begin to move when...

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Competition: Win One Of Two £150 Fireman Sam Children's Bundles Including Duvet Set And Beanbag

(0) Comments | Posted 7 October 2015 | (22:42)

In the midst of Halloween and bonfire night fun, the guys over at Fireman Sam have launched Sam's Safety Month - a safety campaign which highlights how to stay safe during the celebrations.

Bringing these important tips to life, Fireman Sam and his team

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Mum Launches Website Matching Mums With Part-Time Jobs They'd Actually Want To Do

(0) Comments | Posted 7 October 2015 | (22:24)

Julie Turnbull loves being a mother.

She also loves working and, after 12 years working in the property sector, she realised she wanted to build her own company on the terms (and hours) that worked for her as a parent.

Turnbull set up in...

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Carey Mulligan Has Reportedly Given Birth To Her And Marcus Mumford's First Child

(0) Comments | Posted 7 October 2015 | (22:15)

Carey Mulligan has reportedly given birth to her first child with husband Marcus Mumford.

A "source" revealed the news to Us Weekly, saying: "The baby is healthy. They have been loving being parents and their friends and family are thrilled".

The news was also shared...

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Halloween Costumes For Kids 2015: The Best Fancy Dress Ideas

(0) Comments | Posted 7 October 2015 | (21:17)

Getting dressed up is probably the single most important thing for children on Halloween.

Whether they're going trick or treating, to a Halloween party or just apple bobbing at home, they all require fancy dress.


Here's a little bit...

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Dad From Channel 4's 'My Transgender Kid' Hailed An 'Inspiration' And 'Superstar' By Viewers

(6) Comments | Posted 7 October 2015 | (20:22)

Viewers have hailed a dad who featured in the documentary My Transgender Kid as an "inspiration" for his straight-forward acceptance of his daughter.

The Channel 4 documentary, which aired on 6 October, followed two seven-year-old children, who now identify as a different gender to...

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Drinking Alcohol During Pregnancy: Medical Experts Voice Conflicting Opinions About Advice For Pregnant Women

(0) Comments | Posted 7 October 2015 | (20:06)

Medical experts have shared conflicting views about whether women should be advised to totally abstain from drinking alcohol during pregnancy, in a new report by the British Medical Journal (BMJ).

Kate Wiles, doctoral research fellow in obstetric medicine at Guys and...

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Restaurant Diners Leave Sarcastic Note For Mum With Screaming Child: 'Thank You For Ruining Our Dinner'

(156) Comments | Posted 7 October 2015 | (18:45)

A mum claims that when she took her baby to a restaurant, she was left a note by fellow diners that accused her screaming son of ruining their meal.

Katie Leach said she was given the handwritten note by two women in their "late 50s or...

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Mum Claims Sainsbury's Employee Ignored Her Cries For Help When They Saw Baby Choking

(53) Comments | Posted 7 October 2015 | (16:06)

A mum has claimed supermarket workers ignored her cries for help when her seven-month-old baby was choking and lost consciousness.

Mum-of-two Natalie Whiteside, 23, said her youngest child Kian started to choke on his own vomit while in a Sainsbury's supermarket.

Whiteside claims she...

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Emmerdale Star Charley Webb Speaks About Pregnancy Heartburn And How She'll Leave The ITV Soap

(0) Comments | Posted 7 October 2015 | (15:53)

Emmerdale actor Charley Webb has opened up about the struggles she is facing during her second pregnancy.

The 27-year-old, who plays Debbie Dingle in the ITV soap, said she is feeling better than she did during her first pregnancy with son Buster, now five. But she...

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Toddler And Dog See Dad Coming Home Through Window, It's Hard To Tell Who's More Excited

(5) Comments | Posted 7 October 2015 | (15:31)

A toddler and his pet dog reacted in the exact same way when they saw the boy's dad driving into their road.

As the car comes closer, the toddler jumps up and down, banging on the window and shouting "daddy".

Sure enough, the dog looks at...

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Mum Photographs Women's Bodies Pre- And Post-Birth To Paint An 'Honest Picture Of Motherhood'

(0) Comments | Posted 7 October 2015 | (14:55)

Mother-of-two and photographer Natalie McCain wants to help mums of different shapes, sizes and backgrounds feel beautiful and empowered.

McCain's Honest Body Project captures powerful images of women pre- and post-birth with a personal story attached to each photo.

The photographer told

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Halloween Costumes For Babies: Best Fancy Dress Ideas

(1) Comments | Posted 7 October 2015 | (14:42)

Babies may think Halloween is about them but it's not. It's about how ridiculously cute you can dress them up and then post the pictures on Facebook to subsequently dig out for future merriment when they become grumpy teenagers.

We've rounded up 13 of our...

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Abbey Clancy On Her Post-Baby Body: 'My Boobs Went, Belly Button's Saggier, But I've Got Two Beautiful Babies'

(0) Comments | Posted 7 October 2015 | (00:00)

Abbey Clancy has debuted her post-baby body and opened up about family life, just 12 weeks after giving birth to her second daughter.

The 29-year-old businesswoman, who is married to Peter Crouch, spoke candidly about how pregnancy has changed her body....

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Dancing On Ice Star Suzanne Shaw Gives Birth To Second Child With Fiancé Sam Greenfield

(0) Comments | Posted 6 October 2015 | (19:00)

Suzanne Shaw has given birth to her second child.

The former Hear'Say singer and Dancing On Ice star welcomed a baby boy - her first child with fiancé Sam Greenfield.

Shaw confirmed the news on Twitter, writing: "Sam Greenfield and I couldn't be more...

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