UK Babies

Mums Shocked By How Much This Baby Weighed

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 03.05.2016 | UK Parents

A woman has given birth to a baby weighing 13.2 pounds. Breanna Sykes, from Australia, welcomed a boy, who she named Ziad Kadic, on 30 April. Doctors ...

Five-Month-Old Who Suffered Stroke Comforted By Family Dogs

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 03.05.2016 | UK Parents

A mother of a five-month-old who suffered from a stroke has told how the family's dogs are comforting her daughter in hospital. Mary Hall's daughter N...

Pregnancy Worries the Second-Time Round

Deborah Pryn | Posted 03.05.2016 | UK Parents
Deborah Pryn

Three years ago, when I was pregnant for the first time, all my fears were based on the unknown. How will I look after a baby? How do you change a nappy? Will I be able to breastfeed? How will I cope with hardly any sleep?

Babies Are Being Tested To See If Their Mums Drank While Pregnant

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 29.04.2016 | UK Parents

Newborn babies in Scotland are being tested for alcohol after concerns have been raised about pregnant women drinking regularly. Researchers at the Pr...

Things I Don't Have Time for Now I Have Kids

Frances Taylor | Posted 29.04.2016 | UK Parents
Frances Taylor

In a pre-child life, if someone were to ask me what I got up to at the weekend and I replied that I went swimming and to the supermarket all in one day, the person asking might look at me as if to say 'and...?'. With children, doing two different things in 24 hour period is something to be proud of. Medal-winning territory.

Holly Willoughby's Announcement Has Excited New Mums

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 29.04.2016 | UK Parents

Holly Willoughby has revealed the cover of her upcoming parenting book and it seems mums can't wait to get their hands on it. The 35-year-old, who an...

Mum's Invention Enables 'Hands-Free' Parenting

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 29.04.2016 | UK Parents

A mum has launched a new baby product that allows mums and dads to parent "hands-free". The seating aid securely straps a baby onto an adult's lap, fr...

The Six Faces Your Weaning Baby Pulls - and What They Really Mean

Hattie Garlick | Posted 29.04.2016 | UK Parents
Hattie Garlick

Weaning isn't anything to be frightened of. Neither is it a definitive, military operation, governed by strict rules and riddled with pitfalls and potentially calamitous consequences.

Mum Honours Airline That Helped Her Deliver Baby In The Best Way

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 29.04.2016 | UK Parents

A woman who gave birth on a plane decided to name her newborn son in honour of the airline. Saw Let Htu, who was flying from Singapore to Myanmar on a...

Don't Try to Teach Your Baby to 'Self Settle' to Sleep!

Sarah Ockwell-Smith | Posted 28.04.2016 | UK Parents
Sarah Ockwell-Smith

Babies are incapable of self soothing or self settling in the true sense. Sure, they can suck their thumb, stroke a lovey or take comfort from a dummy/pacifier. This is their limit though. It's like 'self soothing lite'. This 'self soothing lite' requires the baby to be in a position where everything is fine.

Dad's Hilarious Account Of Six-Month-Old Son's First Holiday

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 26.04.2016 | UK Parents

A dad has comically documented the valuable lessons he learned taking his six-month-old son on holiday for the first time. Matt Coyne, 41, a blogger f...

New Nursery Rules, Not as Simple as A B C...

Sophia Walker | Posted 26.04.2016 | UK Parents
Sophia Walker

I'll never forget my baby's first day at nursery. Besides crying more than I ever have before (it hit me unexpectedly), I remember saying to his keyworker 'Please look after Boo for me - all that matters is that he is loved and looked after". Words, I echo now, even six months on.

Top Sleep Tips For Parents With Kids Of All Ages

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 25.04.2016 | UK Parents

Sleep is one of the biggest issues parents face when having children, whether they're newborn babies or tiresome toddlers. We were joined by Maryanne ...

A New Baby - An Emotional Time

Thomas Lynch | Posted 25.04.2016 | UK Parents
Thomas Lynch

Both me and my wife talked and talked about whether we would try again for another baby or accept that one beautiful boy was good enough for us. It was one of those conversations that went on forever and had different outcomes every time.

Mum 'Forced' To Throw Away 15 Litres Of Breast Milk At Airport

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 25.04.2016 | UK Parents

A mum has criticised Heathrow airport after staff "forced" her to throw nearly 15 litres of her breast milk away. Jessica Coakley Martinez said she fe...

Mum Responds To Stranger Who Told Her 'Breast Is Best' While She Bought Formula

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 22.04.2016 | UK Parents

A new mum who struggled for weeks trying to breastfeed has responded to a stranger who told her "breast is best" as she bought formula milk. Annie Fer...

April Showers - It's Not Just Grey Skies - It's Music

Angela Spencer | Posted 22.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Angela Spencer

Rain is water and water gives life to everything on this planet including us. It waters our gardens, it nourishes our food sources and it plays its part in giving us oxygen! Rain is more than just water droplets giving life though, it creates sound....

Five-Year-Old Captures One Of The 'Worst Parts Of Motherhood'

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 22.04.2016 | UK Parents

A five-year-old photographed the "raw and emotive" moment his mum sat in the shower cradling his poorly baby sister. Kelli Bannister, 30, from Perth, ...

You Can Now Pay Someone To Find A Name For Your Baby

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 21.04.2016 | UK Parents

Some parents-to-be are so worried about choosing the perfect name for their baby that they're calling on the help of 'experts'. Brand agencies in Ame...

Midwife Rode Inflatable Swan To Reach Woman In Labour

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 21.04.2016 | UK Parents

A determined midwife wasn't going to let anything stop her from delivering a baby, not even a major flood. Cathy Allen, who works at the Katy Birth Ce...

How Giovanna Fletcher Plans To Combat The 'Terrible Twos'

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 20.04.2016 | UK Parents

Giovanna Fletcher only gave birth to her and Tom Fletcher's second child in February, but having a newborn baby isn't her only worry. Now her eldest s...

Mum Of Baby Instagram Star Accused Of 'Sexualising' Daughter

SWNS | Amy Packham | Posted 20.04.2016 | UK Parents

A mum who has transformed her baby into a fashionable Instagram star has denied claims she is "sexualising" her daughter. Amy McIndewar, 20, began po...

Evian's New Babies Advert Is Part Creepy, Part Amazing

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 19.04.2016 | UK

Evian has released its latest advert starring its trademark babies hanging out in a sandy paradise where everyone is a toddler. In another attempt at ...

Kim Kardashian Reveals Why She Stopped Breastfeeding Saint

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 19.04.2016 | UK Parents

Kim Kardashian has revealed she had to stop breastfeeding her son Saint because North West was "getting jealous". The 35-year-old mum, who gave birth ...

The 'Heartbreaking' Breastfeeding Struggle Mums Rarely Talk About

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 18.04.2016 | UK Parents

A mum has shared a photo of herself tandem breastfeeding her twin daughters alongside an honest account of the struggles she has faced. Elaina Bellis,...