UK Babies

We Should ALL Eat Birthday Cake The Way This Baby Does

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.10.2014 | UK Comedy

This is why you should never give a birthday cake to a one-year-old. Or rather: why you should... if you want a hilarious, adorable scene to ensue....

Want Your Heart Melted? Watch This Baby Greeting Her Daddy When He Comes Home From Work

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Comedy

Kaysi is now eight years old - so when this video was filmed in 2007, she was just a (very cute) baby. As you can see, she'd get pretty excited whe...

Postnatal Depression in Fathers - What are we Going to do About it?

Olivia Spencer | Posted 10.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Spencer

Postnatal depression affects fathers too. It's a fact, it's been researched, professionals working in mental health and in medicine agree that it exists, and I've spoken to many sufferers over the past year...but what are we going to do about it?

These Twin Babies Are Supposed To Be Asleep. But They've Got Other Ideas...

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Comedy

Andy Keher was just checking in on his twins Molly and Megan, who were supposed to be asleep. "I put the babies to bed and after about half an hour...

Motherhood - The Importance of Grabbing the Good Days by the Balls!

Olivia Siegl | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Siegl

For once the feed schedule you have tirelessly tried and beaten yourself up over when it failed, has started to stick giving your day some kind of shape. For once you feel like you have some control back. That your day is not just one long feeding session and that you have finally took a step towards some form of routine.

My Mother Breastfed Me for Three Years, and I Think It's Awesome, Here's Why

Henry Boles | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Henry Boles

My mum breastfed me until I was three. Think about what you were doing three years ago, and grasp how much time has elapsed since then. For that entire period, I sucked glorious milk out of my Mum's boobs. She has no shame in telling people this, and neither do I.

How to Get Your Baby to Sleep Through the Night (In Just TWO Years)

Emily-Jane Clark | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Emily-Jane Clark

Establish a good bedtime routine. This is key to everything. Babies like to know exactly what to expect. So that they can do the exact opposite.

Preparing Breakfast Takes A Long Time When You Have Baby Twins

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Comedy

Twins! They're double the cuteness, double the fun... ...and they make it doubly difficult when you're trying to get stuff out of the fridge. A...

Adorable Video Of These Dogs Babysitting Totally Makes Nannies Redundant

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 17.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Proving, like Beethoven and Nanny from Peter Pan, that they can do the job just as well as a spotty teenager, dogs clearly make great babysitters. ...

Post-Natal and Bipolar - Wearing Nappies in G-Strings

Kerry Hudson | Posted 17.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kerry Hudson

Contrary to statistics that put me in the seventy percent chance of post-natal psychosis, I held my head firmly above water. It wasn't easy, at times the water stank, many times, in fact most of the time, but I wouldn't allow myself - now a mother - to go under.

How to Survive 'Two Under Two' When You Are a Princess

Emily-Jane Clark | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Emily-Jane Clark

"CAN EVERYONE JUST LEAVE ME ALONE SO I CAN GET DRESSED!" You shout. Loudly. Too loudly. The baby is now crying. You feel so guilty you given them two biscuits and read them a story in your top and underwear.

Will and Kate: This Is What Two Under Two Looks Like

Kiran Chug | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kiran Chug

There were a couple of weeks of jealousy. Tantrums, playing up, behaviour we had not seen before. And all we could do was love him and love her and make sure they both knew that we would go to the ends of the earth for them.

How To Prepare Your First Born For The Arrival Of A Sibling

The Huffington Post UK Lifestyle | Rachel Moss | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their second baby, but while Kate may know what to expect when it comes to pregnancy this time around,...

Six Things Nobody Tells You About Giving Birth

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Many women count giving birth to their children as their biggest achievement in life, but as every mum knows, labour is far from a walk in park. Wh...

I'm having a Love Affair and it was my Husband who suggested it!

Olivia Siegl | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Siegl

I am aware that the majority (probably all) of you will be feeling desperately sorry for my poor husband. Wondering what kind of manipulation and brain washing a wife must have to do in order for him to suggest such a thing. However, please let me put an end to any sympathy you may have by revealing that he is at it aswell and usually more often and for longer periods of time.

Feeling like a Shit Mum? Welcome to the World of Mummy Guilt!

Olivia Siegl | Posted 25.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Siegl

We spend nine months trying to live like organic angels verging on born again virgins, doing everything we can to grow a healthy little human. Buying into every miracle cream, vitamin and birthing class and book going. What keeps us committed through all the dry parties, the charcoaled steaks and inedible non runny eggs?

Shit Advice About Baby Sleep

Chrissy Chittenden | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chrissy Chittenden

It's fitting, really, that in the month I've assigned, "Weaning with Respect Month", another self-appointed baby sleep trainer has taken the opportunity to show how little he/they knows/know about newborn babies, their nutritional needs, their slumber needs, and basically anything about anything related to any of their needs.

A Guide to Eating Out With Toddlers and Babies

Kiran Chug | Posted 18.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kiran Chug

Choose a restaurant or cafe based on the food preferences of little people. For the child that only eats rice: Japanese is good. For the child that only eats bread on Tuesdays: Italian may work. If you have one of each of these children, take a packed lunch for the other.

What Type of Mum Are You? Look No Further as It's Written in the Stars (Apparently!)

Olivia Siegl | Posted 18.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Siegl

As if there is not enough pigeon holing of us mums already, as we endure fellow mums, relatives, friends and the old woman down the street trying to shoe horn us into a motherhood "type". We now have the latest stereotyping on the mum block that is "Momstrology". Yes you read right ladies. "Momstrology".

'Mastitis, Not Cystitis!' A Story For National Breastfeeding Month 2014

Jennifer Riddall | Posted 12.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jennifer Riddall

It scares me to think that back when I was editor of a parenting magazine in the UK - long before I had even thought about becoming a parent myself - I used to write articles about subject matters as personal as breastfeeding.

This Baby Girl Was Crying... And Then A Hip-Hop Track Came On

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK Comedy

According to recent internet videos, there appear to be two ways to stop a baby from crying. One: play 'Dark Horse' by Katy Perry. Two: play 'I'...

This Baby Already Understands The Power Of A Remote Control

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Comedy

And who can blame him? Everyone knows the hand that controls the remote control has all the power. Of course, you know who he reminds us of, don't ...

When Breastfeeding Isn't the Most Natural Thing in the World

Kiran Chug | Posted 05.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kiran Chug

We need to be more open about the challenges breastfeeding mothers face. We need to talk more about the reality of establishing feeding, we need to resource better support for mothers of newborns, and we need to celebrate what breastfeeding mothers achieve in those early days.

What My Baby Niece Has Taught Me About Wonder

Poorna Bell | Posted 04.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Poorna Bell

Babies and I have never really hit it off. But while I have never been that person who will coo on cue at the babies of strangers, I have a new-found appreciation of babies via my niece Leela who is just about The Best Thing Ever. When I visited my sister in the hospitable three weeks ago, I burst into tears at the sight of this tiny little person who hadn't even existed a year ago.

World Breastfeeding Week: Celebrating the Very Ordinary

Chrissy Chittenden | Posted 04.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chrissy Chittenden

This week is World Breastfeeding Week and while I've been rifling through my brain cells about how to celebrate this on Huff Post, I've concluded that the message I'd like the world to hear about breastfeeding this week is that it's normal; pretty bog-standard really.