UK Babies

Terrifying Moment Polar Bear Tries To Bite Baby

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 22.07.2016 | UK Parents

When a baby came face-to-face with a polar bear in a zoo, the bear gave the child’s family a rather scary reminder that they were looking at a wild ...

Thandie Newton Praised For This Festival Breastfeeding Selfie

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 20.07.2016 | UK Parents

Thandie Newton has been praised for breastfeeding her child in public. The 43-year-old actress shared a snap of herself at Latitude festival breastfee...

Attachment, Babies and Carrying

Rosie Knowles | Posted 18.07.2016 | UK Parents
Rosie Knowles

Carrying a baby provides this loving touch; a great sense of familiarity and normality for a newborn. Being able to hear the muffled thump of a heartbeat and the rhythm of regular breathing, gentle pressure from arms that means secure rest and peaceful sleep, a scent that means safety and nourishment all help to activate the parasympathetic system and create calm, which facilitates the building of bonds.

8 Ways To Help Your Children Sleep In The Heat

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 18.07.2016 | UK Parents

It’s hard to get our children to have a full night’s sleep even on the best of days. So when you find yourself in the middle of a heatwave, it get...

Will My Dog Accept the Baby?

Oli Reed | Posted 14.07.2016 | UK Parents
Oli Reed

One of our biggest concerns before our little boy Sonny was born was how our jack russell Mario would take to him. The dog has had our undivided attention for the past 9 years and has effectively been our child, but with a few simple adjustments to his lifestyle he seems to have accepted the newcomer to his home.

Kristina Rihanoff Has Given Birth To A Baby Girl With Ben Cohen

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 14.07.2016 | UK Parents

Former Strictly Come Dancing professional Kristina Rihanoff has given birth to her first child with boyfriend Ben Cohen. A statement on behalf of the...

'The Trend Towards Older Motherhood Is Here To Stay'

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 13.07.2016 | UK Parents

More women aged 40 and over are having babies than women under 20 for the first time since 1947. In 2015, there were 15.2 births per 1,000 women in th...

This Harry Potter-Themed Newborn Shoot Is Perfectly Timed

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 13.07.2016 | UK Parents

If you’re a Harry Potter fan, you’ll completely understand the impeccable timing of this adorable newborn photoshoot. Parents Katherine and Jess...

Thumb Sucking And Nail Biting Don't Prevent Allergies, NHS Claim

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 12.07.2016 | UK Parents

Reports claiming children who suck their thumbs and bite their nails will lead to them having fewer allergies are based on a study which “does not p...

Dad Takes A Stand For Mums Told To Cover Up While Breastfeeding

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 11.07.2016 | UK Parents

A dad has set out to prove covering up while breastfeeding is “asinine”, by eating dinner with a blanket over his head. Brock Smith, from Florida,...

Daddy Daycare Diary: Home Alone for the First Time

Oli Reed | Posted 07.07.2016 | UK Parents
Oli Reed

Today was a momentous day for me as a dad, because Gemma popped into the office for the first time since Sonny was born - leaving us to fend for ourselves. For an entire day! Here's how it went...

This Baby's Ab Workout Is Seriously Impressive

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 07.07.2016 | UK Parents

When placed on the grass in a park, this baby girl decided to get to work with her very own ab workout. Completely unprompted, she placed her hands b...

This Little Girl Is Already Over Having A Newborn Sister

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 05.07.2016 | UK Parents

Parents can never predict how their kids will react to having a newborn baby sister or brother. Take this little girl for example, who visited the hos...

Couple With 26-Year Age Gap Celebrate Birth Of 'Miracle' Baby

Caters News Agency | Amy Packham | Posted 05.07.2016 | UK Parents

A couple with a 26-year age gap are celebrating the birth of their "miracle" baby. Sarah Leigh-Bergin, 31, from Cheshire, first met husband Mike, 57, ...

The Chubby Cheeked Euro 2016 Fan Who Has Stolen Everyone's Hearts

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 05.07.2016 | UK Parents

Iceland may not have secured a place in the Euro 2016 final following their defeat against France, but there is still one good thing to come out of th...

Hungry Baby Finds Alternative Breast To Feed From

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 01.07.2016 | UK Parents

When a hungry baby is ready for milk, there's no stopping them. Well that's definitely true of this little tot, who launched himself forward when he n...

This Boy Singing To His Baby Sister Will Melt Your Heart

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 30.06.2016 | UK Parents

No parent knows how a toddler will react when a new baby is brought home from the hospital. But this little boy was so head over heels with his sister...

The Five Greatest Problems With Modern Day Parenting

Sarah Ockwell-Smith | Posted 30.06.2016 | UK Parents
Sarah Ockwell-Smith

Parenting has never been perfect, but there are five very large problems with the way we parent today that are almost unique to our time. They are...

The Most Popular Baby Names In Ireland, By County

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 30.06.2016 | UK Parents

The most popular baby names in Ireland were revealed at the beginning of 2016, with Emily and Daniel taking the top spots. However recent figures rel...

This Dog Can Silence A Baby's Cry In Seconds

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 30.06.2016 | UK Parents

Finding a way to calm your baby's cries can often be a huge challenge, unless you're this pup of course. In the adorable video above, the baby's screa...

The Finnish Baby Box Trend Is Officially Coming To The UK

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK Parents

New mums at a hospital in London will be the first in the country to receive Finnish-style "baby boxes" for their newborn to sleep in. Queen Charlotte...

Breastfeeding Mum Asked To 'Cover Up' At Water Park

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 28.06.2016 | UK Parents

A breastfeeding mum was gobsmacked when she was asked by two women at a water park to "cover up" while nursing her son in 90-degree heat. Candace Garn...

Mum Of Stillborn Daughter In Tears At Gesture By Tesco Staff

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 27.06.2016 | UK Parents

A mother who gave birth to her stillborn daughter three weeks ago was moved to tears by the kind gesture of two Tesco workers. Tamzyn Rollinson, 29, f...

Heartwarming Moment Mum Breastfed Daughter During Wedding Ceremony

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 27.06.2016 | UK Parents

Wedding photos capture memorable snippets on one of the biggest days of your life, as one mother will know only too well. Christina Torino-Benton, fro...

Kimberley Walsh Is Pregnant With Her Second Child

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 27.06.2016 | UK Parents

Kimberley Walsh has announced she is pregnant with her second child. The former Girls Aloud singer, 34, revealed she found out she'd be expecting a si...