UK Babies

What Can A Baby Possibly Gain From Musical Instruments?

Joss Astle | Posted 25.04.2017 | UK Parents
Joss Astle

And a handy little tip when all else fails in calming a fraught baby? Well, why not prise that lid off and give it a go. You never know when the sudden sound of an instrument from the noisy box might be the change in atmosphere that you both need. But perhaps stick to the gentler sounds of the handbells or flexatones; "Fun" Auntie's full-size cymbals might be a step too far!

Mum Who Doesn't Baby-Proof Home Tells Parents Kids Can Learn Boundaries Without Baby Gates

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 25.04.2017 | UK Parents

A mum explained she doesn’t baby-proof her home as she believes kids will learn boundaries without having restrictions like baby gates. Abby Plested...

Serena Williams Writes Moving Open Letter To Her Unborn Baby: 'You Gave Me Strength'

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 24.04.2017 | UK Parents

Serena Williams has written a moving open letter to her unborn baby on Instagram. The 35-year-old tennis player, who revealed she was expecting her fi...

There May Be Days

Michelle Gant | Posted 24.04.2017 | UK Parents
Michelle Gant

But every day you will feel the love. The pure, infinite, limitless love which beats in you like another organ. The love that is embedded in you, attached to your soul, which can never be removed, no matter what. The love that is now part of your identity, the relentless, all-encompassing love that you have for your child.

Selfless Mum Who Carried Baby Without Brain Full Term To Donate Organs Gives Birth

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 24.04.2017 | UK Parents

A mother who decided to carry her terminally ill daughter to full term so she could donate her organs, has given birth. Keri Young, from New Orleans, ...

Parents Discuss Seriously 'WTF' Baby Names They Have Come Across

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 24.04.2017 | UK Parents

Parents have taken to Mumsnet to discuss some of the strangest baby names they’ve come across. Mumsnet user CuppaTeaTeddy started the discussion aft...

Blue Ivy Kisses Beyoncé's Baby Bump In Adorable Family Photos Montage

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 24.04.2017 | UK Parents

Blue Ivy has proven she’s going to be a doting big sister when her twin siblings arrive in the latest photos released by Beyoncé. The pregnant ‘F...

Mum Shocked By What Woman With Baby Does In A Café, But Was She Being Unreasonable?

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 21.04.2017 | UK Parents

A mum who was having lunch in an art gallery’s café, was shocked when a woman next to her changed her baby’s nappy on the table. Mumsnet user Cat...

Parents In The UK Admit Feeling 'Gender Disappointment' If Their Child Is The 'Wrong' Sex

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK Parents

A quarter of mums in the UK admit to feeling ‘very disappointed’ if their child is the ‘wrong’ sex - ie. not the sex they’d hoped for. A fur...

Mum's Nappy Bag Hack Is Blowing Parents' Minds

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK Parents

A mum “accidentally discovered” an amazing hack for those with babies and it’s blowing parents’ minds. Elizabeth Rasco, from California, US, s...

Fans Believe This Is A Photo Of Cheryl And Liam Payne's Baby And It's Adorable

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 19.04.2017 | UK Parents

Cheryl and Liam Payne welcomed their first child in March, but the couple have only shared one photo of their baby boy. However some believe the wait ...

Why High Achievers Could Find Parenitng A Challenge

Jerilee Claydon | Posted 18.04.2017 | UK Parents
Jerilee Claydon

Would you consider yourself a high achiever? It may come as a surprise but being a high achiever when it comes to having a baby may not be to your advantage.

Mum Mocks Dad As He Dotes On Newborn Daughter After Having Four Sons

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 18.04.2017 | UK Parents

A dad who had four sons was so smitten by his newborn daughter that his partner couldn’t resist the opportunity to mock his affection. Vanessa Thomp...

Beyoncé's Baby Bump Is Blossoming In Family Easter Photos

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 18.04.2017 | UK Parents

Beyoncé showed fans how her baby bump was blossoming in an Easter snap shared by her mum on Instagram. Tina Knowles was pictured with her arms around...

This Mum Gave Birth To Her Twins Two Weeks Apart

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 12.04.2017 | UK Parents

A woman gave birth to her twins two weeks apart after unexpectedly going into labour at 24 weeks. LaTroya Woolridge from Texas, US, drove herself to h...

You Will Want To Read This Before Taking Your Little One To A 'Baby Spa'

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 12.04.2017 | UK Parents

The thought of taking your little one to a baby spa and letting them float about looking adorable in a neck ring might seem appealing, but experts are...

Helen Skelton Has Given Birth To Her Second Child With Richie Myler

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 12.04.2017 | UK Parents

Helen Skelton has revealed she has given birth to her second child with her husband Richie Myler. The 33-year-old, who is already mum to one-year-old...

I Delivered A Baby Girl On My Firefighting Shift. The Next Day She Became My Daughter

Marc Hadden | Posted 11.04.2017 | UK
Marc Hadden

life less ordinary banner The doctors told me that the baby was already going to a good home but said I should talk to the birth mom and tell her of our interest in adopting the newborn. I did just that - I told her about my family, how we wanted more children and how much we would love and care for the baby girl. I then left, hopeful, and returned to work.

Parents-To-Be Manage To Witness Unborn Twin Girls 'Kissing' In Womb

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 11.04.2017 | UK Parents

A couple were able to see the incredible moment their unborn twin girls “kissed” in the womb during their 4D scan. Carissa Gill, who is 25 weeks ...

Brave Mum Asks Internet To 'Judge' Her List Of 8 Baby Names For Girls

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 10.04.2017 | UK Parents

Whatever baby name you choose, you can guarantee there’ll be someone in the world who won’t like it, no matter how much you love it. One mum decid...

Swaddled Baby Who Absolutely Loves Being 'Unwrapped' Is Making The Internet Happy

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 10.04.2017 | UK Parents

Nothing makes us smile more than seeing a happy baby, especially one as enthusiastic as this. One dad decided to share how excited his son gets every ...

"Q:And babies? A: And Babies." Trump Finally Realises Assad Is A Very Bad Man

Jay McCarthy | Posted 07.04.2017 | UK
Jay McCarthy

I will never forget the first time I saw the infamous Vietnam War protest poster, titled "Q: And babies? A: And Babies." As a young girl, I stared tra...

Mum-To-Be Appeals For Advice: 'Is This Baby Name Too Weird?'

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 07.04.2017 | UK Parents

A mum has appealed to users on Mumsnet to ask whether her baby name choice is a bit “too weird”. The mum, who goes by Cheesecake7, said she heard ...

We Went To A Couple's 4D Baby Scan To Find Out What They're Like

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 06.04.2017 | UK Parents

Expectant mums will usually get two scans during their pregnancy, but some opt to have a 4D scan as well during the nine months. So what is a 4D scan...

Woman Writes Open Letter To Parents-To-Be Considering A Unique Name For Their Baby

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 06.04.2017 | UK Parents

A woman who was given a unique name by her parents has written an open letter to parents-to-be who are considering the same. Alessia Santoro (pronounc...