UK Babies

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 25.08.2014 | 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 21.08.2014 | 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 19.08.2014 | 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 19.08.2014 | 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 12.08.2014 | 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 05.08.2014 | 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 22.08.2014 | 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 04.08.2014 | 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.

In Breastfeeding, 'Good' Beats 'Perfect' Every Time

Jessica Shortall | Posted 02.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jessica Shortall

When I was pregnant with my second child, I thought about perfect and good. So this time around, I called three friends and made them promise: when my daughter was three months old, they were to call and ask me if she'd had any formula. I would not lie. If the answer was no, they had to come over and give it to her themselves.

Isn't It About Time Us Mums Celebrated How We Rock at This Motherhood Game?!

Olivia Siegl | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Siegl

No one tells us that there is no minor fete when it comes to keeping a tiny human alive. No one tells us that there is nothing insignificant in dealing with the physical and mental fallout us mums deal with after having a baby.

How to Be a Green Parent (And Save a Heap of Money!)

Wendy Graham | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Wendy Graham

When I became pregnant a few years ago, as someone interested in green living I was determined to not fall into the trap of having to buy every single thing glossy parenting magazines told me I needed, and save money where possible.

How to Survive When Your Baby Won't Go the F**k to Sleep

Emily-Jane Clark | Posted 24.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Emily-Jane Clark

You are probably going to get fat, have heart disease, anxiety and depression... Despite how bad you might feel, you are not going to actually DIE from lack of sleep. Chances are you won't even pass out. Some days it may feel like you have 'hit the wall' and can't go on but you WILL survive.

This Is Motherhood

Kiran Chug | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kiran Chug

Sometimes it feels like the cracks are growing across the surface of our lives, creeping slowly into the foundations and threatening to force a crumbling. Sometimes it feels like I don't have a firm hold on all the pieces and if I stop concentrating, they'll fall apart. Sometimes I feel like I don't want to wear the smile anymore.

WATCH: We Think This Baby Makes A Valid Argument

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.06.2014 | UK Comedy

It’s hard to argue with this little cutie. Especially if you're a dog. Yes, it's amazing how you can tell exactly what's going on... even if you ...

The Motherhood Paradox

Kiran Chug | Posted 15.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kiran Chug

My heart ached with a sense of loss while my mind almost turned happy somersaults. My heart was heavy with the feeling that my baby was growing up, while my mind was not-so quietly delighted by the same prospect. This, I realised, was the motherhood paradox.

Is It Possible to Enjoy the 'Good' Days When You Have Post Natal Depression?

Olivia Siegl | Posted 15.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Siegl

You tentatively get out of bed and as you take each ritual step into the nursery you realise that your steps are a little lighter and the quick sand you feel yourself walking through most days is now more like a muddy puddle. Your head feels, dare you say it "clearer" and the morning routine not as daunting.

Why I'm Team Allsopp - Fertility Is Not a Feminist Issue

Jude Hurrell | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jude Hurrell

Feminists look away now - I do think Kirstie has a point. Strike a light, my 18 month-old daughter is probably burning my bra as I write. Step away from the matches, darling, I do think Kirstie might be onto something when she says 'Nature isn't a feminist.'

Nine Ways NOT to Get Your Baby to Go to Sleep

Emily-Jane Clark | Posted 01.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Emily-Jane Clark

My first baby did not like to sleep. My second baby does not like to sleep. The first time around we tried everything. The second time around we tried everything else. Turns out everything and everything else do not work on my babies...

#BabyEyebrows: Yes, This Is What Total Boredom Looks Like

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 19.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Whether you're an aunt or uncle seeking a way to liven up a few hours of babysitting or a parent who's been spending waaay too much at home with just ...

Easy Brazilian Brigadeiro Chocolate Truffles

Holly Bell | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Bell

Here's an easy recipe that I reckon even mothers of three, with their lack of time, general misery and poor pelvic floor might be able to knock up. These truffles are that easy...

Breastfeeding: Love, Not Judgement

Chrissy Chittenden | Posted 10.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chrissy Chittenden

To say that breastmilk is more nutritionally and immunologically comprehensive than infant formula milk isn't being rude, or trying to make anyone feel bad, or just being mean. It's true.

How to Survive Visiting Hours and Why It's Not Against the Law to Say no to Visitors Post Baby

Olivia Siegl | Posted 06.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Siegl

As heart-warming and as exciting showing off your amazing new bundle can be it can also verge on the exhausting and encroaching as you find yourselves overwhelmed trying to fit in everyone's visits whilst also wanting to cocoon yourselves in a world of just you, your partner and snuggles with the newest member of your family.