UK Babies

'My Mummy, Not Yours!' - An Open Letter to Kate Middleton About Introducing a Sibling to a Precious First-Born

Samantha Simmonds | Posted 04.05.2015 | UK Parents
Samantha Simmonds

The experience with your first born is absolutely unique and the time so precious. It's only when the next one arrives that it really sinks in that you will never have the same level of relative calm or one-on-one time with either of your little ones again.

The A to Z of Sleep-Deprived Parenting

Emily-Jane Clark | Posted 01.05.2015 | UK Parents
Emily-Jane Clark

Arm Roll & Release: The nerve-wracking manoeuvre used by parents in order to remove their arm from under a sleeping baby.

Lionel Messi Announces His Girlfriend's Pregnancy In The Cutest Way Ever

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 01.05.2015 | UK Parents

Lionel Messi and his long-term girlfriend Antonella Roccuzzo are expecting their second child. The footballer reached out to fans on social media b...

Is Your Little One Overtired?

Lucy Shrimpton | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK Parents
Lucy Shrimpton

I find many parents stop the nap altogether around age two to two and a half or if their child goes to pre-school but this is actually very young to stop napping. 95% of children actually still need some form of daytime nap until age three and a half or even four years!

MRI Scans Show Babies Are More Sensitive To Pain Than Adults

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK Parents

Whether babies can feel pain has long been a subject of debate in the medical profession, but a new study has found that newborns do feel pain more st...

My Top Ten Irritatingly Useless Baby Purchases

Katie Kirby | Posted 16.04.2015 | UK Parents
Katie Kirby

Before giving birth I did what most expectant mums do - scour the internet in a frenzy finding lists of 'what to buy a new baby'. It was a stressful time, there were so many lists and each was slightly different to the last. How were you meant to know which one to trust?

Couple Surprises Family By Revealing They've Had Twins

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 16.04.2015 | UK Parents

Sharon and Korey Rademacher opted not to learn the gender of their baby during Sharon's pregnancy - so their family knew they were in for a surprise w...

Moment Mum Of Six Boys Finds Out Gender Of Her Baby

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 09.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If you're having an off day, then this mum of six boys finding out the gender of her unborn child will certainly cheer you up. Firstly, because she...

The Circus of Parenthood

Hannah Clarke | Posted 09.04.2015 | UK Parents
Hannah Clarke

There are no sick days as a parent no matter how cruddy or sleep-deprived or manic you may feel. In said state of cruddy, sleep-deprived mania, I decided that being a parent is like being a one-man circus for both mums and dads. Here's why.

These Underwater Babies Have An Important Message For You

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 07.04.2015 | UK Parents

These incredible photos of 'Underwater Babies' are not only adorable, but they also aim to raise parents' awareness of an important issue. "Underwa...

This Advert Has Saved The Lives Of 36 Babies

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

An advert which shows how to stop a baby from choking and stars the voices of David Walliams, David Mitchell and Sir John Hurt has been credited with ...

The Unequality Act

B.J. Epstein | Posted 26.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
B.J. Epstein

The Equality Act must be implemented and followed, and it's breastfeeders who need to be made comfortable, not stupid people who can't stop staring and then whine about what they've seen.

Forget Having a Bucket List, Mums Need a "F*cket List"

Olivia Siegl | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Parents
Olivia Siegl

There is a reason dry shampoo was invented, however, this reason always eluded me pre-baby with me saying ludicrous sentences like "Why would I need dry shampoo? I will just wash my hair if its dirty!" Oh the unadulterated bliss of having time to wash anything but someone else ass.

The Most Important Piece of Advice a New Mother Needs to Hear

Lotte Lane | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lotte Lane

Resentful that the hordes of visitors are infinitely more interested in the baby than you, even though YOU'RE THE ONE THAT DID THE AGONY? That's OK. You're still a good mother.

To Baby or Not to Baby and How Do You Know If You Want One?

Louis McIntosh | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Louis McIntosh

People espousing being child free as a choice and not by circumstance are somewhat missing the grand point. Which is this: the childless person making that decision is completely different to the person they' d become if they were to have one.

Scan Shows Damaging Effects Of Smoking On Unborn Babies

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The harmful health effects that smoking has on babies in the womb could be detected using 4D ultrasound scans, new research suggests. Scientists su...

You Know You Are a Mum of Boys When.........

Kerry Gibb | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kerry Gibb

You are forever stopping prying little eyes trying to look behind you as you have a wee as they try to fathom how you can possibly do that when you have no willy! You stop waxing your bikini line in an attempt to cover your bits from the above investigation!

Packing for Labour: What's in My Hospital Bag

Faye Jacobs | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Faye Jacobs

I am not pinning my hopes on this baby arriving on time! I am however, slowly but surely getting the house together and sorting things out in preparation for the little ones arrival. So starting with the hospital bag, I wanted to share with you what I would be packing.

Breastfeeding - Don't Believe The Hype!

Kerry Gibb | Posted 19.03.2015 | UK
Kerry Gibb

I remember lying on a hospital bed as a monster of a midwife pushed his head against my boob as he fought back against her screaming at the top of his lungs.

Am I a Heartless Biatch?!

Olivia Siegl | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Siegl

I hate to admit it but as the second baby came along, delivering us with two Tiny Humans under Two, which, as grateful as we are for them, they have filled every corner of our lives, minds and pre occupations squashing me and thee to the other sides of our new universe, with no time to spare and no spare energy to spare for each other.

Organising A Baby Shower!

Faye Jacobs | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Faye Jacobs

Baby showers might be a fairly recent trend in the UK, but there are so many online sites catering for this celebration that really make the day personal for the new 'mum to be'.

Did This 7-Week-Old Baby Girl Just Say 'I Love You' To Her Dad?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Parents

It's very rare for a baby to start talking before they're six months old, but it seems one little girl just couldn't wait to tell her daddy how much s...

Breastfeeding Photos Allowed On Facebook, As Long As You Can't See Any Nipples

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Parents

As the public breastfeeding debate rages on, Facebook have updated their nudity policy to clarify their stance on breastfeeding photos. 'Brelfies' ...

Premature Baby 'Brought Back From Dead' After Being Cuddled By Parents

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Parents

When Kate and David Ogg were told they were expecting twins after three years of trying to conceive, they were understandably over the moon. But wh...

Grumpy Dad Takes on Changing Facilities

Ashley Beolens | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Ashley Beolens

It wouldn't be hard to fit a fold down table in most male rest-rooms (not sure I'd want to rest in one), provide a plastic yellow bin (with those special lids) and allow men the dignity of changing their baby in their own sexes toilet.