UK Babies

The Moment A Blind Woman Sees Her Baby For The First Time

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 23.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Kathy Beitz has been legally blind since she was a child, but thanks to some remarkable technology, she was able to see her son on the day he was born...

You Will Melt Inside When You Watch Baby Louise See Her Mum For The First Time

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 22.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Grab a hanky, you'll need one to get over this video. This is baby Louise who was born with albinism, the condition that affects pigmentation in th...

You Will Melt Inside When You Watch Baby Louise See Her Mum For The First Time

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 22.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Grab a hanky, you'll need one to get over this video. This is baby Louise who was born with albinism, the condition that affects pigmentation in th...

'Sorry I'm Late!'

Kerry Gibb | Posted 22.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kerry Gibb

I am the mum who smiles bashfully at other mums walking in the opposite direction after already dropping their kids at school. I am the mum who has perfected my nod of solidarity to other parents racing in consistently late alongside me as we battle to win the race not to be last.

The Ages of Soft Play

Claire Kirby | Posted 22.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Kirby

Hey kids, listen up. We all love soft play, right? You can run indoors. Really fast. And not get told off. You can climb up stuff, jump down from stuff, and you can be loud. Anything your Mum won't let you do at home, you can do here. So here it is the definitive guide to soft play through the ages.

So We Don't Have to Be 'Like Rabbits'. Phew.

Sally Fraser | Posted 22.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sally Fraser

We had been told about Natural Family Planning at marriage preparation but it was all a bit disgusting, (its not just dates and calendars you know, there is a big emphasis on mucous, its grim) and frankly I don't see the point.

Postnatal Depression: A Survivor's Story

Rachel Thomson-Glover | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Thomson-Glover

By now I hadn't slept for two months apart from the odd hour or two with sleeping pills. There seemed to be so many news stories about the importance of sleep; I convinced myself that I was going to die from exhaustion (really).

My Awful Secret

Lotte Lane | Posted 20.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lotte Lane

I feel like the most despicable person for admitting this, but part of me is dreading having this kid. I'm scared and I'm anxious. The excitement I felt first time round is notably absent. Sometimes I forget I'm pregnant at all, and it feels quite nice.

A Child Free Weekend: the Ultimate Birthday Gift

Rebecca Kingston | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecca Kingston

You can have lunch whenever you want to have lunch. You know, just because you're hungry, and not because one of your children is about to have an Incredible-Hulk style meltdown and you think you might not make it to your next destination alive.

Living as an Empty-Armed Mother After Surviving HELLP Syndrome

Leigh Kendall | Posted 15.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Leigh Kendall

Left untreated, both conditions are likely to result in the deaths of both mum and baby. The only cure is for the baby to be born. My partner and I were both utterly devastated - we knew the chances of our baby's survival at that stage were slim.

Lice Are a Feminist Issue

Louise Pennington | Posted 15.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Pennington

Lice are a mother's shame: if only they were a better mother; a more observant mother; one with hours of free time to comb through their child's hair (assuming the child would sit still through this process happy as a lark).

Things You Should Know About a Playdate With Us

Jude Hurrell | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jude Hurrell

So apparently, sending out invites for Play Dates is a thing now. A card would save me the cringe-fest of saying the phrase out loud, I suppose, which totally makes my teeth itch. So twee! And it smacks of a type of hyper-scheduled, Alpha-parenting I'll never achieve.

It's Time to Raise Your Standards and Stop Expecting Birth to Be Hell

Suzy Ashworth | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Suzy Ashworth

As women, we have so much to thank our mothers and our grandmothers for. There was a time, when we were expected to sit at home, preparing the tea, cleaning the house and completing 'a woman's work' without fuss.

Diagnosis: Infertility

Jane Newman | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Newman

More needs to be done to educate people in fertility matters. By this I mean that when trying for a baby it is not as simple as making the decision, doing the deed, and nine months later your baby arrives.

My Husband Ignored My Cries

Lottie Daley | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lottie Daley

It's bedtime Sophie. You have to learn to self settle, otherwise you will be too dependant on him and that's not acceptable. You will never learn to be a cold and detached adult if he gives in and cuddles you. Sorry but its best for everyone.

The Crazy Things Kids Say

Vicki Marinker | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Vicki Marinker

I have two amazing, bright, funny, gorgeous boys,. One is eight and the other is six. Over the years they've said some weird and hilarious things - as I'm sure all kids do. Not being on social media yet, they won't have noticed that I've been documenting all of these conversations...

Sharing the Responsibility - Shared Parental Leave

Hannah Cottam | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Hannah Cottam

Since the late 1970s when women started to return to work after having a family, the workplace has been forced to adapt to a larger and more senior female population. This has led to maternity leave, childcare vouchers, and a more flexible approach to working.

Why It's Okay to Be a Wimpy Parent Some of the Time

Anniki Sommerville | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Anniki Sommerville

When I think back to my own parents, they were following Berman's advice years ago. They were never scared to toss me over their shoulder, head home and send me straight to bed if I misbehaved. I remember feeling totally humiliated especially if other people were around.

Mother and Baby Units Can Be the Difference Between Life and Death

Mark Williams | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Mark Williams

Why isn't there a unit in Wales? It's a country in itself, and after being involved in the report in October issues by the MMHA, this shows clearly that prevention and treatment would result in saving the country money in the long term due to the effects of this illness.

Call the Midwife? It's Time to Up Postnatal Care

Alice Rossiter | Posted 09.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Alice Rossiter

Of course, we're told to call a number if we need support or advice. But many women won't. And especially not in the wee small hours of the night. Many will struggle in silence or sink into denial - snapping at a concerned partner or parent that "they're fine".

Would You Choose Your Child's Mother or Father Online?

Susan Leigh | Posted 09.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Susan Leigh

The aim of these sites is to allow the interested parties to discuss their requirements in a confidential way and then, if they're in agreement, be able to reach a mutually satisfactory way of proceeding. No binding legal agreements feature in these relationships.

Posting Your Pregnancy Test On YouTube: #Overshare

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 08.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

In an age where you can't go a day without seeing what your Facebook friends are having for dinner, the following might not come as a shock. But then ...

Big Brother Gives His Crying Sibling Some Hilarious Advice

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 09.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

When one little boy is tearful, his brother gives him some straight-talking advice far beyond either of their years. By the end of this clip, we be...

Breastfeeding: The No Bullsh*t Advice All Mums Should Know

Olivia Siegl | Posted 08.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Siegl

So why oh why is it not this simple? Why do we instead feel so judged on our choices and like a 'failure' if we are not doing what is perceived as making the 'best choice' when it comes to how we feed our baby?

This Toddler Loves Frozen's 'Let It Go' More Than Anyone

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 05.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

So you thought you were the world's biggest Frozen fan, huh? Think again my Olaf-loving friend. This little boy is so enamored by his sister's Elsa...