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

Entries by Amy Packham

Girl Who Lost Feet To Meningitis Learns To Walk And Dance Again With Prosthetic Slippers

(0) Comments | Posted 27 November 2015 | (22:23)

A six-year-old girl who lost her feet to meningitis, has been able to re-learn how to walk and dance thanks to her life-like prosthetic slippers.

Ava Bainbridge, who was diagnosed with meningitis at 14 months old, beat the doctor's odds to walk again and now regularly...

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Nadia Sawalha Feels Guilty That 'Oversharing' News Led To Daughter's Anxiety, But Was It The Wrong Thing To Do?

(0) Comments | Posted 27 November 2015 | (22:06)

TV presenter Nadia Sawalha has admitted "oversharing" in conversations about current affairs with her daughter has caused the eight-year-old to need treatment for anxiety.

Speaking on ITV's Loose Women, Sawalha, 51, said she and husband Mark Adderley have only just realised their...

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Nutella Refuses To Make Personalised Jar For Five-Year-Old Girl Named Isis Because It Is 'Inappropriate'

(0) Comments | Posted 27 November 2015 | (20:54)

A mother is furious because Nutella refused to create a personalised jar for her five-year-old daughter called Isis.

Heather Taylor wanted to buy five personalised Nutella jars for the children in her family - including her son Odhinn and daughter Isis - at a...

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What Is Elf On The Shelf? 15 Ideas For The First Day Back

(0) Comments | Posted 27 November 2015 | (18:46)

Elf on the Shelf kicks off on Tuesday 1 December and this Christmas marks the UK release of the official book and elf set.

Since originating in America, the tradition seems to have caught on in family households across the UK.

The elf in...

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Johnny Depp Recalls Emotional Time Daughter Lily-Rose Was Hospitalised: 'It Was The Darkest Period Of My Life'

(0) Comments | Posted 27 November 2015 | (16:40)

Johnny Depp has spoken out about the emotional time his daughter was admitted to Great Ormond Street hospital in 2007.

The actor said his daughter Lily-Rose, now 16, contracted E.coli poisoning which caused her kidneys to fail when she was seven years old.

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Brooklyn Beckham Proves His Bond With Victoria Beckham Is Like No Other In Sweet Mother-Son Photo

(8) Comments | Posted 27 November 2015 | (15:45)

Most teenage boys would run a mile when it came to cuddling up for photos with their mum, but not Brooklyn Beckham.

The 16-year-old recently uploaded a black and white Instagram photo showing him sitting next to mum Victoria Beckham. He captioned...

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Mum Encourages Others To 'Breastfeed Uncovered' After Being Stared At In 'Disgust' In Restaurant

(0) Comments | Posted 27 November 2015 | (14:46)

A mum who was shamed for publicly breastfeeding without covering up, has shared a powerful Facebook post in response to those judging her.

Ashley Kaidel is encouraging other mums to "nurse uncovered" and not feel ridiculed simply for feeding their baby.

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Couple Take 2,000 Photos To Create Incredible Pregnancy Time-Lapse Video

(0) Comments | Posted 26 November 2015 | (22:25)

A couple have made a creative pregnancy time-lapse video using 2,000 photos they took during the nine months.

Mark and Brittany Sherman from America set the scene with different backgrounds during each trimester, as well as documenting their travel from Tanzania to America via Amsterdam.

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The Best Wine Bars In London

(0) Comments | Posted 26 November 2015 | (21:56)

Nothing beats a good glass of wine, does it?

Although you can get wine in almost every bar in London, there's just something so pleasing about the atmosphere, selection and in-depth knowledge of a good wine bar.

We did the hard work for you and visited...

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Facebook Announces New Parental Leave Policy Offering All New Dads Four Months Paid Leave

(0) Comments | Posted 26 November 2015 | (21:35)

Facebook has announced a new extended parental leave policy, meaning new fathers will now get four months of paid leave.

The global policy, which will begin on 1 January 2016, is part of Facebook’s aspiration to become one of the top businesses for families.

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Mum Pokes Fun at Boden's Christmas Catalogue And Sparks Hilarious Online Imitations: 'Why Is She In Underwear?'

(8) Comments | Posted 26 November 2015 | (19:52)

A mum who poked fun at a Boden Christmas advert has sparked parents to share some hilarious imitationsonline.

Ania O'Riordan came across a picture of a woman preparing for the festive season with a box of decorations in Boden's catalogue.

The mum wrote in...

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Benedict Cumberbatch Talks Life As A New Dad And Hints There May Be More Cumberbabies Soon

(0) Comments | Posted 26 November 2015 | (17:40)

Benedict Cumberbatch has opened up about how being a father has changed his outlook on life and dropped a hint the he wants more children.

The 39-year-old became a dad for the first time in June 2015, just four months after he married Sophie...

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Adele On Her Number One Priority: 'My Kid Comes First, Always'

(0) Comments | Posted 26 November 2015 | (16:57)

Adele has said her role as a mother takes priority over her music career.

The 27-year-old mum to three-year-old Angelo discussed how her journey into parenthood has changed her outlook on life.

"My son comes everywhere with me now. My kid comes first always...

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This Man Moved People To Tears By Bringing Santa To Life For A Young Boy

(12) Comments | Posted 26 November 2015 | (15:30)

A young boy had all his Christmas wishes come true when a stranger he thought was Santa played along with his belief.

A bystander in the restaurant who saw the exchange said he had his "faith in humanity restored" in a post on Facebook....

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Special Effects Artist Creates Illusion Of Baby Pushing Out Of Pregnant Stomach In Amazing Photos

(0) Comments | Posted 26 November 2015 | (15:15)

A special effects makeup artist who specialises in painting baby bumps decided to turn her own belly into a piece of artwork after she found out she was expecting.

Maria Bradley, who has been a makeup artist for 15 years, created the impression...

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More Than 90 Women Over 50 Gave Birth Last Year As The Average Age Of Motherhood Is Increasing

(0) Comments | Posted 25 November 2015 | (22:47)

There were more than 90 women aged 50 and over who gave birth between April 2014 and the end of May 2015, although the numbers are falling year on year, new data shows.

There were 94 births from women aged 50+ last year, compared to...

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How To Help Your Pregnant Partner: New Dads Reveal Five Ways They Supported Their Partners During Pregnancy

(1) Comments | Posted 25 November 2015 | (22:31)

Four fathers have revealed how they supported their partners - emotionally and practically - throughout pregnancy.

Greg, Tommy, Sheldon and Alex, who are all new dads, drew on their own experiences to share the following five pieces of advice on how to support a...

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Co-Parenting At Christmas: Simple Fixes For Four Big Problems Parents May Face

(0) Comments | Posted 25 November 2015 | (21:02)

Christmas is known as a time when families come together, but for parents who are separated it's not always that easy.

Many divorced parents struggle to devise effective arrangements that please everyone, especially those in the 42% of newly-separated parents who cannot...

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Baby Names: 'Naughtiest' And 'Nicest' Kids' Names Revealed In The Run Up To Christmas

(0) Comments | Posted 25 November 2015 | (18:56)

Children named Anna and Harry are most likely to be at the top of Santa’s 'nice list' this Christmas.

A list of the 'naughtiest' and the 'nicest' names in the UK has been compiled by School Stickers, a company that designs products...

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Babies Born At Weekends Have 'Greater Risk Of Death' Compared To Those Born On Week Days, Study Finds

(1) Comments | Posted 25 November 2015 | (17:38)

Babies born in hospitals at weekends are at greater risk of dying, a new study has found.

Researchers studied more than 1.3 million births and found the death rate among babies delivered at weekends was 7.3 per 1,000 births - compared to 6.4 per 1,000 babies...

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