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Why Toddlers Are Better Than Babies

Rachel McDougall | Posted 28.07.2015 | UK Parents
Rachel McDougall

I'm just going to come right out and say it. Toddlers are better than babies. Babies, while gorgeous and squishy and delicious-smelling, are basically just tiny little blobs of skin and bodily fluids and noise. Toddlers on the other hand, can be pretty cool little humans to hang out with.

My Husband; Five Reasons I Am Not Lucky to Have Him

Abi Oborne | Posted 27.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Abi Oborne

Am I lucky to have a husband like mine? Well, I guess in some ways, yes. I am lucky that he is healthy. I am lucky that he is here. I was lucky that I met him in the first place, but really, that is where the luck part of it ends. The rest is about choice.

Smug-Free Weaning

Sophia Walker | Posted 27.07.2015 | UK Parents
Sophia Walker

As a new parent, there's nothing I find more annoying that 'been there done it' parents telling me to 'enjoy every minute, they grow up so fast'. It's not the sentiment, but the lack of originality that irks me. I've heard it maybe 200 times now and I'm six months in to this game.

Five and a Half Ways the Baby Is a Big Disappointment to the Toddler

Lucy Gaskin | Posted 24.07.2015 | UK Parents
Lucy Gaskin

It should be made clear at the outset that The Toddler loves The Baby. The Toddler is very proud of The Baby. She likes to show The Baby to anyone and everyone: 'My sis!' Nonetheless, The Baby is, on occasion, a big disappointment to The Toddler; and here are five and a half reasons why.

I Am Not Defined by Feeding

Jo Eden | Posted 24.07.2015 | UK Parents
Jo Eden

Am I the only mother that doesn't define herself by a feeding method? I'm not a breastfeeder, I'm not a bottle feeder. I'm a mum. I don't need to state my feeding method to be accepted or validated by society.

Toddler 'Drinking Beer' Has Shocked The Internet

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 23.07.2015 | UK Parents

A photo of a toddler in a highchair allegedly being fed a large bottle of beer has been posting on the internet. The young boy named 'Tangtang' fr...

Couple Get £70 Parking Fine After Overstaying 5 Minutes To Change Nappy

SWNS | Posted 23.07.2015 | UK Parents

A pregnant mum was angered by parking bosses who fined her £70 for overstaying by five minutes while her partner was changing their baby's nappy. ...

Rebecca Adlington's Advice For Parents Taking Their Babies Swimming

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 22.07.2015 | UK Parents

Rebecca Adlington gave birth six weeks ago and has wasted no time in heading to the pool with her newborn daughter Summer and husband Harry Needs. ...

The Babies Who Teach Children

Parentdish UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 22.07.2015 | UK Parents

A new way of tackling bullying is being introduced in schools across the UK.Poppy Simpson is one of the specialist 'teachers' involved in the sc...

The Power Of A Mother's Touch Captured In A Gif

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 22.07.2015 | UK Parents

The bond between a mother and her newborn's is indescribable and this gif has captured just how powerful a "mother's touch" can be. View post on im...

Mum's Facebook Post About Baby Gagging On Teething Toy Goes Viral

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 22.07.2015 | UK Parents

A mother has taken to Facebook to share the story of when her six-month-old daughter "choked" on the legs of a Sophie the Giraffe teething toy and the...

Have You Been Doing Bedtime Wrong Your Whole Life?

Emily-Jane Clark | Posted 21.07.2015 | UK Parents
Emily-Jane Clark

If you have tried every trick in the bedtime book and your offspring is still wide awake then maybe it is time to call it a day, well, a night! Take yourself and your little one into another room. Watch TV, have a cup of tea or a glass of wine. Enjoy your baby, enjoy being with your partner and calm the hell down!

This Is What A Baby With Whooping Cough Sounds Like

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 21.07.2015 | UK Parents

A heartbreaking video of a young baby with whooping cough has received thousands of views, showing parents the devastating effects of not vaccinating ...

Lets Get Our Priorities Straight

Libby Martin | Posted 21.07.2015 | UK Parents
Libby Martin

I'd like to think that I won't let my previous experiences taint my decision- last time, my birth plan was to do everything as naturally as possible and I loved the excitement of not knowing when labour would start- but I will definitely be opting for early induction next time because I'm terrified.

Watch Adorable Babies Race Against Each Other In A 'Diaper Derby'

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 20.07.2015 | UK Parents

These babies swapped formula milk for formula one and competed head to head in a "diaper derby". The event dubbed the "slowest two minutes in sport...

Rapping Babies Teach Parents First Aid Lessons

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 20.07.2015 | UK Parents

A child safety campaign has launched by The British Red Cross in response to findings that coping with sleepless nights and knowing what to do in an e...

To Eat or Not to Eat the Placenta After Birth...

Caroline Hartwell | Posted 19.07.2015 | UK Parents
Caroline Hartwell

Although the majority of us might be saying, "ewww, no way would I eat that!", it's fast becoming a trend with celebrities such as Kourtney Kardashian and January Jones tucking in. So, does that mean we all should?

Tinder-Inspired App Will Solve Your Baby Name Problems

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK Parents

Choosing your baby's name is possibly one of the biggest decisions you're going to make after you've given birth. But fear not, this app aims to ma...

What the Baby Books Don't Tell You

Claire Kirby | Posted 16.07.2015 | UK Parents
Claire Kirby

I've just found out that a friend of mine is expecting her first birthday. Cue lots of girly squeals of delight and weeping tears of joy. Now as you know as soon as you have a baby on board the whole world and their dog and flippin cat have advice for you. Not one to miss a bandwagon, here is my advice friend...

Top Baby Names For 2015 So Far Revealed

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 16.07.2015 | UK Parents

The most popular baby names for the first half of 2015 with an unusual number one spot for the boys. Nameberry - the baby name website - has revea...

Knotted Umbilical Cords Twins Survive Despite The Odds, Mum Shares Their Story

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 14.07.2015 | UK Parents

A mum of twin girls who were told they might not survive because of their knotted umbilical cords has shared an amazing photo of the entangled cord an...

Vintage Prams Sales Soar Thanks To The Princess Charlotte Effect

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Parents

We've heard about the Duchess of Cambridge effect and we've heard about the Prince George effect. But now, Princess Charlotte is proving to be ever...

Volvo Introduces Controversial New Child Car Seat Concept

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 10.07.2015 | UK Parents

Volvo's new child seat design could revolutionise the way kids travel in cars, but parents and safety experts have posed a few questions about the con...

Five and a Half Things the Baby Has Learnt From the Toddler

Lucy Gaskin | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Parents
Lucy Gaskin

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a toddler in possession of a coaster must be in want of a baby's head to put it on.* The Baby has learnt that a wide variety of objects will be placed on her head and declared a 'hat'.

Proof That Babies Have Their Own Language

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 09.07.2015 | UK Parents

Some people believe babies have the ability to speak their own language, and this video may well prove them right. The serious look on this baby's...