UK Babies

Parents: Why I'm Awake

Yvette Lamb | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Parents
Yvette Lamb

I can see that in theory, when the room temperature is just so, the blinds are drawn and the appropriate gaps between naps have been reached; I should happily nod off. However, as we are both aware, this often isn't how it goes down. And you, I am guessing, want to know why.

Does Birth Really Belong to Men?

Lottie Daley | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Parents
Lottie Daley

In 2015, the environment available to majority of women is counterproductive for birth and not based on what we know is best for mums. It is this that I think we as a society, should be pursing as an essential change to offset the very real risk of losing the beauty of childbirth. Why is this so?

Earthquake Babies - A Look to Nepal's Future

David Bull | Posted 24.05.2015 | UK
David Bull

Children and new born babies have been hit hardest. We estimate that the lives of almost 18,000 mothers and babies could be at risk, unless urgent action is taken to restore healthcare systems. In addition, the latest statistics show that around twelve babies are being born every hour without access to basic healthcare.

This Is What It's Like When Your Kids Really Don't Sleep

Kiran Chug | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Parents
Kiran Chug

As they grow, there are good runs and bad runs. Over winter it doesn't end, this relay of broken nights. They begin with sickness and end with sickness, the washing machine spins constantly, the soundtrack to dark.

Six Simple Rules Every Parent Should Follow When Naming Their Baby

Nic Stevenson | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK Parents
Nic Stevenson

What you decide now will likely still be affecting their lives in fifty, sixty, seventy years time... So no pressure then. We found some rules helped - at least to narrow down the contenders for us...

All of This... Is Motherhood

Yvette Lamb | Posted 14.05.2015 | UK Parents
Yvette Lamb

It is early rising and midnight waking, it is wiping noses... and bums. It is the park all year round; it is play dough, sand and crayons. It is travelling heavy and never 'nipping out'; it is laughter - so much laughter.

Why Babies Would Rather Listen To Each Other Than To You

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 13.05.2015 | UK Parents

Babies are much more interested in hearing other babies babble away than they are in listening to what their parents have to say, according to a new s...

Here Are Baby Naming Traditions From Around The World

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 13.05.2015 | UK Parents

Naming your newborn is possibly one of the toughest decisions you're going to make, and it's not one that's taken lightly. With the new idea that t...

The Truth About Coming to Terms With a Post-Baby Body

Sara McCorquodale | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Parents
Sara McCorquodale

Women in my family had warned me, spouted about peaches becoming spaniel ears and what have you, but I thought maybe it wouldn't happen to me. Perhaps it was a generational thing that - like perms and home owning - would basically pass mine by.

Traditional Baby Names Are Becoming More Unusual

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Parents

When a celebrity names their child something out of the ordinary - be it Apple, North West, or Ocean - there always follows a public outcry. But it...

Huge 6kg Baby Born To Lucky First-Time Mum

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Parents

A lucky (and probably exhausted) first-time mum from the USA has given birth to a hefty 13lb 10oz (6.2kg) baby, prompting the hospital to say it may b...

7 Of The Most Popular Kids On Instagram

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Parents

Instagram is a guilty pleasure of many, whether it's scrolling through gorgeous homeware inspiration, or finding that perfect picture to post. It's...

Most Popular Baby Names In The US Revealed

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 08.05.2015 | UK Parents

Princess Charlotte is already well ahead of the trend in the baby name stakes - well, certainly in the US. The country's social security administr...

A Baby Is Not a Chattel

Frank Furedi | Posted 08.05.2015 | UK
Frank Furedi

I was genuinely shocked and appalled to discover that a Judge had ruled that a one year old infant should be taken away from her mother and handed ove...

Your Breasts Can Remember Your Last Pregnancy

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 08.05.2015 | UK Parents

If you're a second-time mum and have found breastfeeding to be a lot easier the second time around, US researchers may have found out why. The huma...

Meeting Miracle Babies Who Survived Earthquake in Nepal

Natalie Curtis | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK
Natalie Curtis

A few days ago in an earthquake survivor's camp, I met Shreya, who is eight months' pregnant. She told me that the earthquake shook her so hard that her baby moved into the wrong position. Thankfully her baby has moved back now, but she worries that there will be complications when she gives birth.

How to Get Your Baby to Sleep Through the Night

Katie Kirby | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK Parents
Katie Kirby

I was bloody lucky with my first son, he slept through the night from about 3.5 months and still does 12 hour stints now. People have often asked me for my secret to success and my reply? Er, I don't know, he just did it.

Short Film Celebrates Birth Of #EveryBaby, Not Just Princess Charlotte

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Parents

While we're all in awe of the gorgeous bundle that is Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, there are a few newborns stealing the limelight. Pamper's...

Your Baby At Three Months

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Parents

Your two to three-month-old baby is learning fast, and you'll be amazed at how accomplished he can become in quite a short time. During this period of...

Your Baby At Four Months

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Parents

Your baby will have achieved lots of little milestones from day one, but from this month things really start to take off, with some exciting developme...

Your Baby At Nine Months

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Parents

Your baby is probably well and truly on the move now. Socially, she might still be reluctant to be left by you, or this may be a recent development, a...

What's Happening When You're 25 Weeks Pregnant

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Parents

Welcome to week 25 It's a good time to start thinking about the birth and whether you want to deliver in a birthing unit, labour ward or at home. ...

What's Happening When You're 15 Weeks Pregnant

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Parents

Welcome to week 15 You will start feeling properly pregnant, be enjoying your new and growing bump and hopefully are past any early feelings of tir...

What's Happening When You're 17 Weeks Pregnant

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Parents

Welcome to week 17 At this stage of pregnancy you might start to experience some unwanted aches and pains and other pregnancy related ailments. ...

Your Baby At Seven Months

Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Parents

You'll probably notice a few more physical developments in your seven-month-old, as well as some intellectual firsts. This month, your baby may: ...