UK Babies

Mum Regrets Asking Partner For Baby Update While At Work

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 10.05.2016 | UK Parents

A new mum who had returned to work from maternity leave was not impressed with her partner's messages about how their six-month-old son was getting on...

Mum Defends Enticing Baby To Fall Into Pool

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 10.05.2016 | UK Parents

A mother has shared a video of her baby daughter floating unaided in a swimming pool after being enticed to into the water. Keri Morrison, sat her dau...

The Problem of Baby Sleep

Sarah Ockwell-Smith | Posted 09.05.2016 | UK Parents
Sarah Ockwell-Smith

If we have realistic expectations we realise that what we really need is not to train our babies and toddlers, but build a network of support once again for parents, a 'village' as some say. The issue really is a problem belonging to adults and society, what really needs fixing?

Emma Willis Gives Birth To Baby Girl

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 09.05.2016 | UK Parents

Emma Willis has given birth to her and Matt Willis' third child. The Voice UK presenter, 40, and Busted singer, 33, welcomed daughter Trixie Grace on ...

Boy Babies v Girl Babies

Frances Taylor | Posted 08.05.2016 | UK Parents
Frances Taylor

Wow, they weren't lying when they said boys liked to play with their willies were they? Literally as soon as the nappy comes off, the hands are down there; especially fun when there is a squelchy poo to deal with.

How Combining Fostering and Adopting Provided My Son With the Loving Care He Needed as a Baby

Phil Smith1 | Posted 05.05.2016 | UK Parents
Phil Smith1

We had to approach this process appreciating that if it was possible, it would be the first choice for any baby. We would know we had been a vital safety net for the child, that we had minimised upheaval in the child's life and provided stability and love.

Dad And Newborn Are Still Getting Used To Each Other

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 04.05.2016 | UK Parents

A comical photo of a new dad holding his newborn baby has sparked an unexpected caption competition on the internet. The hilarious Imgur photo shows ...

Eddie Murphy Is Now A Dad Of Nine

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 04.05.2016 | UK Parents

Eddie Murphy's partner Paige Butcher has given birth to the couple's first child together. Butcher, 36, gave birth to a baby girl named Izzy Oona Murp...

Mum Gives Birth In Car, Asks Honda For A Free One

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 04.05.2016 | UK Parents

A comedian who unexpectedly gave birth in the back of a car decided to share her birth story in the way she knows best... as a joke. Beth Newell, 30, ...

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...