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

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Ballet Dancer Ashley Bouder Performs Perfect Pirouettes While Six Months Pregnant

(0) Comments | Posted 10 February 2016 | (21:34)

A ballet dancer has proven nothing will stop her performing pirouettes - not even being six months pregnant.

Ashley Bouder, 32, a full-time dancer from New York is expecting her first child, but has stunned fans with a video of her executing 14...

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See 100 Years Of Egyptian Beauty Looks In Under Two Minutes From Minimal Makeup To Signature Lips

(0) Comments | Posted 10 February 2016 | (20:54)

The latest instalment in the 100 years of beauty video trend has taken a look at Egypt.

Researcher Jacinthe Assaad worked with Cut Video to recreate looks from each decade from 1910 to 2010.

The trends range from minimalmakeup with veiled faces to those...

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Babies Exposed To Paracetamol More Likely To Develop Asthma As Children, Study Suggests

(0) Comments | Posted 10 February 2016 | (19:51)

Women who take paracetamol during pregnancy could increase the chances of their children having asthma, a new study has warned.

Researchers from the University of Bristol and Oslo University studied data from the Norwegian Mother and Child...

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Parents Are Taking Face Swapping With Kids To A Whole New Level: The Creepiest Photos Around

(0) Comments | Posted 10 February 2016 | (19:40)

No matter how often we see them, face swaps between parents and kids will always be entertaining.

We've witnessed the terrifying face/nose swap of a dad and his baby, as well as the slightly odd face swap between a toddler and her doll.

Next...

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Unusual Pregnancy Test: 'Broken' Fitness Monitor Reveals Woman Is Expecting 'Baby Fitbit'

(0) Comments | Posted 10 February 2016 | (18:23)

A man learnt his wife had a baby on the way thanks to some unusual data on her fitness monitor and a little advice from the internet.

David originally thought his wife Ivonne's Fitbit was broken because it kept showing she had an elevated heart...

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Baby Gets Seriously Confused By Dad's Twin In Hilarious Video

(0) Comments | Posted 10 February 2016 | (15:44)

A baby was completely baffled when being passed between the arms of his dad and his dad's identical twin.

Stephen Ratpojanakul started off holding his son - 16-month-old Reed - in the hilarious video posted on Facebook.

But when he pointed...

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Dad Blames Late-Night Bruce Springsteen Concert For Daughter's Lateness In Hilarious School Note

(0) Comments | Posted 10 February 2016 | (15:16)

A dad decided to be completely honest when his daughter arrived late to school after attending a late-night Bruce Springsteen concert.

Patrick Pipino wrote a note to his 12-year-old daughter's teachers explaining that Isabelle was watching Springsteen's concert until 11pm and comparing the music icon...

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David Beckham Upstages Son Brooklyn In Pancake Flipping Contest: 'Showing The Way It's Done Kids'

(0) Comments | Posted 10 February 2016 | (14:48)

David Beckham set out to prove his pancake flipping skills were better than his kids' by posting comparable videos on Instagram.

The dad-of-four uploaded a clip of himself smoothly flipping a perfectly-shaped pancake in slow motion.

"Happy pancake day kids... Daddy showing...

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Children Should Have Annual BMI Checks To Curb Obesity, Government Advisors Suggest

(3) Comments | Posted 10 February 2016 | (00:05)

Children between the ages of four and 11 should have annual body mass index (BMI) checks, a government think tank has advised.

The Policy Exchange also suggested the focus for combating childhood obesity should shift from simply discussing "weight" to talking about overall wellbeing....

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Safer Internet Day: How Parents Can Advise Kids To Stay Safe On Social Media

(0) Comments | Posted 9 February 2016 | (21:03)

Children are frequently using social media even though they are below the age restriction, research released to mark Safer Internet Day 2016 has revealed.

Among 1,000 under-13s surveyed, 78% admitted to using at least one social network on a regular basis, the small-scale study by BBC...

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Gogglebox's George Gilbey Announces He's Going To Be A Dad

(0) Comments | Posted 9 February 2016 | (19:08)

Gogglebox and former Celebrity Big Brother star George Gilbey has revealed he is set to become a dad for the first time.

The reality star, 31, announced his girlfriend Gemma is due to give birth to a baby girl in June this...

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Teen Boy Asked To Change Out Of Elsa Costume At School's 'Disney Day' Because It Was 'Inappropriate'

(105) Comments | Posted 9 February 2016 | (17:53)

A teen boy who was asked to change out of an Elsa costume he wore for a dress-up day at school has expressed his frustration.

Austin Lacey, 13, from California, said his classmates loved the costume and wig he chose for "Disney Day" and asked to...

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Toddler's Sweet Gesture At Supermarket Spreads Happiness To Shoppers

(10) Comments | Posted 9 February 2016 | (16:03)

A toddler managed to make people's tedious supermarket shop a bit more entertaining with a simple happiness trick.

In a bid to make everyone smile, 16-month-old Joey wandered throughout the aisles waving and engaging with strangers while a guardian closely followed behind her.

And of...

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Andy Murray's Wife Kim Sears Gives Birth To A Baby Girl

(67) Comments | Posted 9 February 2016 | (14:25)

Andy Murray's wife Kim Sears has given birth to a baby girl.

The news was confirmed by BBC Sport on Tuesday 9 February.

"Some baby news for you," BBC Sport stated. "Andy Murray's wife Kim Sears has given birth to a baby girl. We...

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Celebrity Babies Born In 2016: See The Celebs With New Arrivals This Year

(1) Comments | Posted 8 February 2016 | (21:50)

It's always exciting when a celebrity baby is welcomed into the world.

Find out which famous faces had new additions in their families in 2016 with our ongoing gallery of the year's celebrity arrivals.

The beginning of the year saw Cat Deeley give...

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Kid's Drawing Has Very Unintentional Sexual Pun And Is Very #NSFW

(0) Comments | Posted 8 February 2016 | (19:44)

Learning to spell is no easy feat, if you take into account silent letters and the sometimes unusual English spellings.

So for those kids who spell out words literally well, you can't really blame them.

Unfortunately for this kid, her literal spellings lead to an...

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Mum Uses Maternity Leave To Travel The World With Partner And 10-Week-Old Baby In Tow

(5) Comments | Posted 8 February 2016 | (19:17)

After the birth of a baby, the last thing new mums will think about is hopping on a plane to travel the world.

But that's exactly what Karen Edwards, 31, did 10 weeks after giving birth to her first child Esmé with her partner...

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Woman Fed Up With 'Mum Shaming' Rants About Why She Fed Kids McDonalds For Lunch

(2) Comments | Posted 8 February 2016 | (18:43)

A woman has ranted on Facebook about why it's okay to feed her kids McDonalds, after being fed up of constant "mum shaming" about food.

Paige-Alexis Cunningham from Melbourne gave honest details about what her kids eat on a daily basis, claiming there no right...

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Mum To Triplets And A Toddler Gives Others Glimpse Of Her Manic Bedtime Routine

(12) Comments | Posted 8 February 2016 | (16:19)

A mum has been hailed a "hero" after millions have watched a video of her trying to get her triplets and toddler ready for bed.

Corrie-Lynn Whyte, from Ontario, is mum to Emily, two, and eight-month-old triplets Olivia, Jackson and Levi with her partner...

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Prince George 'Loves Planes' And Is 'Obsessed' With Air Cadets

(123) Comments | Posted 8 February 2016 | (15:14)

Prince George has a passion for aeroplanes and could even be set to join the air cadets when he grows up.

The Duchess of Cambridge suggested she and the Duke of Cambridge could have another flier in her family as they're learning of their...

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