UK Babies

Is Breastfeeding in Taxi Ranks Really the Problem in Blackpool?

Antonia Charlesworth | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Antonia Charlesworth

I wrote to Blackpool Council, incensed that I hadn't been simply moved on. The fact I was feeding at the time had magnified events and my humiliation. It's ironic, I thought, that Blackpool Council professes to encourage breastfeeding... While I waited for a response from the council (which I still haven't got directly) I became more indignant. The rude parking warden, his lack of sympathy and my own feelings of vulnerability and violation over the photos he took underlined how breastfeeding in public was a near impossible ask.

Woman Has Flat Stomach Now There Is No Baby Inside It (How to Lose Your Baby Weight Without Even Trying)

Emily-Jane Clark | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Emily-Jane Clark

I would like to request to the national media that they do NOT bombard us with countless guides to Getting a Post Baby Body like A Pop star/Princess/Anyone Thin Who Was Once On X Factor, as part of their ongoing campaign to turn us into an image-obsessed, size zero society. Because, and I think I speak for a lot of new mums when I say, we don't actually give a toss.

Why Mums Are Going Bust to Keep Our Tots Up With the Kardashians

Sarah Tetteh | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Sarah Tetteh

So, I suggest we take a moment and chill. Reassured by the fact that every baby is different and develops at his own rate (so they tell us) and just enjoy our little nippers.

Your Guide to Annoying People on the Bus

Fez Sayed | Posted 27.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Fez Sayed

Like Spike Lee's aptly titled movie, 'Get on the Bus', I've decided to examine the random characters I always come across on my weekday commute home from making an honest buck. I say honest buck. I mean expenses only internship. (Just kidding London360, I love ya really).

Expectant Mothers Should Think Quality, Not Quantity, When It Comes to Accessing Information Online

Dr Ann Hoskins | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Tech
Dr Ann Hoskins

Whilst the ability to access a wealth of information online should provide peace of mind for mums-to-be, the array of different sources available, all too often offering conflicting information, means that the internet may well be more of a hindrance than a help in this case, and bad advice is of particular concern when people are reading up on matters related to health.

The Impact Stress Has On Your Fertility

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Can I have children? is a question most women ask themselves after a certain age, particularly as we tend to have kids later on in life. But genet...

Fathers Need Longer Paternity Leave

Torsten Klaus | Posted 13.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Torsten Klaus

Here is the contradiction: Society wants men to spend more time with their kids and families (believe me, at least once a week I get a comment like "Oh it's good to see daddy being in charge" when in public), but employers and government do next to nothing to support them. I believe we need some fundamental changes here...

Fathers and Nappies

Nick Clements | Posted 13.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nick Clements

There are three types of fathers when it comes to nappy changing. Those who don't and won't, those who will, and those who are excluded.

Funny-But-Creepy Advert Of The Week

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK Comedy

And the award for Amusing-Yet-Unnerving Advert Of The Week goes to... this one! It's an ad for MTS India's 3G PLUS network - and it is, quite possi...

One Million Babies Die On First Day Of Their Lives (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.02.2014 | UK

One million babies die on the first day of their lives every year, Save the Children has warned. But more than half of these deaths could be preven...

Valentine's Day: Club 'Meh'

Frankie Mullin | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Frankie Mullin

But beyond the polarity of 'proud to be single' vs 'smug married' is more human uncertainty than any other sphere of life. People are unreliable and relationships a gamble, bodies don't work as required when babies are meticulously planned. Being single may be gloriously liberating one day, bleakly lonely the next. This is life.

Love Overrules Rational Thought - Challenges for New Parents

Joe Ellis-Gage | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Joe Ellis-Gage

It would be really odd, alarming in fact, if having a child didn't change your life. However I think what people mean when they say this is "You won't understand how children will change your life until it happens to you". And that is exactly right, it happens to you.

Just A Cat Licking A Baby's Head

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Comedy

In which baby Hazel gets a good ol' wash thanks to her family's black and white cat. The best part? The cat's "Whaaat?!" face every time Hazel loo...

WATCH: Babies Giggling At Cats

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.12.2013 | UK Comedy

The only thing cuter than a baby giggling? A baby giggling at a cat. And thankfully, someone has made this. Click play to enjoy an absolutely adora...

Lily Allen's Baggy Pussy

Lana Citron | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Lana Citron

From here on in I propose the Baggy Pussy Brigade or Lily's Baggy Fanny Fan Club. Who wouldn't want to join such a salubrious sounding group? Fxxk fanny flying ping pong balls - our kind of Bangkok Babes will be popping forth basket balls. Yikes did I just write that?

Baby's First (Expensive) Christmas

Sarah Willingham | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Willingham

Now don't get me wrong, with 4 children myself I understand how hard the balancing act is between making my kids happy and only spending within my means. As glorious as it is to see their shiny happy faces as they rip open their presents, it is not great if their parents start the new year drowning in debt and worrying about how to afford three pairs of new school shoes.

Nine Ways Raising Babies Is Like Raving, Baby

Sal Thomas | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Sal Thomas

At some point when you become a parent you realise that YOU WILL NEVER GO RAVING AGAIN. But then again... raising babies and partying like it's 1995 may not be so different after all:

Abortion: What Are We Really Getting Rid of?

Esther Rich | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Esther Rich

In order to truly understand the magnitude of what we are considering, we must return to the child at the centre of it all. A child who did not ask to be conceived in such a way, nor ask to be unwanted in any way, but could have grown up to be a child with a voice asking for love, respect and dignity. For now, we must be their voice.

Conquering the Americas Day 12 in Atlanta, Georgia and Hope Comes to the Rescue

Laura Tenison MBE | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Tenison MBE

Our JoJo UK team still travel and exhibit at the key trade shows to learn from our clients and help to brand build, but in all areas of the Americas (other than the East Coast) using reps is how independent retailers buy.

Los Angeles... It's Dirty, Noisy and I Don't Like It: Conquering the Americas - Day Nine

Laura Tenison MBE | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Tenison MBE

The next morning I get up early and do head out downtown to discover what this city is all about. Yet again, and on a much greater scale than ever before, I'm horrified by the number of homeless.

Bite Size Memories

Lana Citron | Posted 14.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lana Citron

The Bear bites. He was teething and nipped; lips, cheeks, necks, collar bone and fingers. Word quickly spread of his clenching jaws. Our Bear was a nipper. Few could believe such an angelic boy, a font of joy would do such a thing.

WATCH: An Impressive Imitation

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.10.2013 | UK Comedy

Which is cuter? a) A baby b) A crawling baby c) An Alaskan Malamute d) An Alaskan Malamute imitating a crawling baby e) Two Alaskan Malamutes i...

Fear and Shame Prevent Mothers Getting Help With Mental Health Issues

Chris Cuthbert | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Chris Cuthbert

The poor awareness and understanding of these problems in our society mean that many women feel that they are on their own. Fear and shame mean that they don't ask for help, and as a consequence, they don't get the support they need.

Winning at the University of Life?

Kerrie McGiveron | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Kerrie McGiveron

So I am technically classed as a 'mature' student. Mature students make up about a third of all students in the UK, so I'm certainly not alone in this. Sometimes, though, being a mature student can feel like the loneliest role in the world...

Couvade, The Right of Passage for Fathers

Nick Clements | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nick Clements

As someone who works with men and boys, these two descriptions of couvade, inspire and excite me. Our ancestors knew the importance of having the father bond with the baby as quickly and as thoroughly as possible. The reduction in testosterone shows how this is a biological and evolutionary imperative.