UK Babies

Dog Ignores Baby To Watch Women's World Cup Final

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 06.07.2015 | UK Comedy

This dog won't accept any distractions while the footie is on, especially not when Carli Lloyd scores a hattrick within 16 minutes. Filmed during S...

Why Babies Cry

Kerry Wood | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK Parents
Kerry Wood

Why am I making excuses for my baby crying? Babies cry don't they? The do don't they? Mine cry, other people's cry. I'm sure other peoples' cry. Other peoples cry, don't they? Enough of the second guessing: Babies cry. End of. Sometimes you know why, sometimes you don't.

Made in Vietnam: The Story of Our Little Star George

Alana Nicholson | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK Parents
Alana Nicholson

I looked over to my husband's face and will never forget the look of utter devastation for the rest of my life. I actually thought that they would use me for medical research, I never in my wildest dreams knew this was even possible.

Five Top Tips for Taking Photos of Your Baby

Nic Stevenson | Posted 26.06.2015 | UK Parents
Nic Stevenson

The first thing I realised was that you don't need a whole load of fancy equipment to capture good shots - a DSLR is good, but the tips below apply equally well to shooting with a compact digital camera or even a phone with a good camera.

Are You Broody or Nostalgic?

Anna Fraser | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK Parents
Anna Fraser

All that said; even though you couldn't pay me to do it all over again; and even though I'd rather pick my own eyeballs out with a garden trowel than go through childbirth again - lately, I've noticed the odd seemingly broody feeling wash over me from time to time. WHAT?? No seriously, WHAT?

Slapped Cheek Disease: Symptoms To Recognise And Treatment

Parentdish UK | Pip Jones | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK Parents

A nasty name... but usually a mild illness. For some, however, slapped cheek disease can pose more serious risks.What is it?Slapped cheek diseas...

A Good Example of Bad Co-Sleeping

Yvette Lamb | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK Parents
Yvette Lamb

If you co-sleep when you do not want to co-sleep, but your baby makes you co-sleep, then your night may go a little something like this. Although for your sake, I hope that it does not.

11 Types of Mum You Meet at Baby Group

Laura Powell-Corbett | Posted 06.07.2015 | UK Parents
Laura Powell-Corbett

Having held the title "Mummy" for just over two and a half years I have been around the block with the baby groups and coffee mornings.  Probably even more so given the fact I emigrated when the Toddler was six months old and all the work I had put into meeting Mum friends had to be re-done.

11 Things All Parents Have Done When Their Babies Won't Sleep...

Helen Wallen | Posted 18.06.2015 | UK Parents
Helen Wallen

Babies don't sleep. And anyone who has somehow managed to acquire one that does, I can assure you it's either 'pure luck', or that you've now become so delirious from the sleep deprivation (and accompanying gin-habit) that you've actually stopped noticing when you're awake...

Just Some Twin Babies Having A Chat And Laughing Their Socks Off

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK Comedy

If you have children then you'll be aware of the magical time during which they start to become aware of the world around them. This video, shot ...

Twenty Ways You Know You're a First Time Mum...

Jessica Brown | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK Parents
Jessica Brown

You've started to talk in code to your ‎partner when discussing dirty nappies. "A five-wiper or more?", "Curry or Marmite?". Never has the discussion of poop interested you so much.

20 Places To Take Your Kids Before They Grow Up

Parentdish UK | Liz Stansfield | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK Parents

While we want our children to grow up and see as much as the world as possible, some places are best experienced before adulthood. Build up a memory b...

There's No One I'd Rather Talk About My Vagina With...

Amy Ransom | Posted 04.06.2015 | UK Parents
Amy Ransom

I'm sitting in the park and on the table in front of me are a new NCT group. They've all met up with newborns and husbands and I've had to stop myself from going over and sitting with them. Joining in their conversation. Talking about my piles. And giving unsolicited advice. (Yup. I'm going to be THAT type of MIL. Shoot me now. Do it.)

I Apologise When My Baby Cries

Jo Eden | Posted 04.06.2015 | UK Parents
Jo Eden

Before you had children did you silently judge the parents that seemingly couldn't cope with their screaming little brats? Were you the type of person that used that annoying phrase, "if I had kids they wouldn't do that!"

Email Fraudsters Are in the Wrong Business

Nic Stevenson | Posted 04.06.2015 | UK Parents
Nic Stevenson

Picture the scene, it's 4am, you've had forty minutes sleep in three bouts since 5am yesterday and over the crackly monitor comes the familiar half coughed cry just as your head hits the pillow...

Weddings With a Baby: A Guide

Annie Ridout | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Parents
Annie Ridout

Firstly, don't do it. Leave the baby with grandparents, a childminder, your neighbour, the local shopkeeper; anyone who's free. But if none of these options are a goer - if, for instance, your sister is getting married and has vaguely assigned the role of flower girl to your not-quite-walking daughter - you'll have to bring them with you.

Baby Bake Off Is Really Cute But Also Very Messy

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 01.06.2015 | UK Comedy

How could we possibly make Great British Bake Off any better? Replacing the contestants with babies, of course... At least their Pampers will make ...

Cafe Owner Responds To Complaint About A Mother Breastfeeding In The Best Way Possible

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 31.05.2015 | UK Parents

When a man complained to a cafe owner about a woman breastfeeding nearby, she was having none of it. The “middle-aged gentleman” told the owner...

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...