UK Babies

A Deer Photobombed A Newborn's Picture And It's Actually Adorable

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 03.11.2015 | UK Parents

A wild deer who unexpectedly turned up during a newborn's photoshoot ended up being the perfect addition to a baby's photo. Photographer Megan Rion...

Finding Out The Sex Of Your Baby: What You Need To Know

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 30.10.2015 | UK Parents

Not all parents-to-be want to find out the sex of their baby, but they will usually be given the option at the 20-week scan. However, not all hospi...

Baby Born With Head The 'Size Of A Tangerine' Turns One

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 30.10.2015 | UK Parents

A baby who was born three months prematurely with a head the "size of a tangerine" is celebrating his first birthday after a turbulent year. Docto...

Mum Goes Into Labour Mid-Flight, Names Premature Baby After Country She Was Born In

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 30.10.2015 | UK Parents

A mum who went into labour on a transatlantic flight, four months before her due date, has named her daughter after the country she was born in. Je...

Headlines Suggest Breastfeeding And Bottle Feeding 'Make Babies Obese'. What's A Parent To Do?

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 29.10.2015 | UK Parents

Parents reading the papers today were left pondering how best to feed their babies as two news stories made bold claims, reporting both breastfeeding ...

Bouncing Back!

Olivia Lee | Posted 28.10.2015 | UK Comedy
Olivia Lee

So please, people of the media who print these stories of 'bouncing back', have a think before you file your copy next time and ask yourself if all this celebration of women being utterly perfect is in fact perpetuating low self-esteem among women who struggle to meet the unrealistic expectations that the media sets for us. Give us a break you lot!

16 Adorable Yet Useful Gift Ideas For Your Baby's First Christmas

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 06.11.2015 | UK Parents

Your baby's first Christmas is going to be a special day, but perhaps more for you than it is for them. As they're not yet old enough to understand...

10 Seriously Cosy Winter Pieces From H&M's New Baby Range

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 26.10.2015 | UK Parents

There's no escaping it: winter is here and just as we'll be piling on our knitwear, our babies need it, too. H&M have released their latest baby r...

26 Lies Tired Parents Tell

Emily-Jane Clark | Posted 22.10.2015 | UK Parents
Emily-Jane Clark

Since having babies I have told a few lies. I am not proud of myself, but sometimes lying (and coffee, so much coffee) is the only way to survive. The truth would simply hurt too much (or make you look like a miserable twat) so telling the odd fib is a necessary evil...

26 Halloween Costume Ideas For Babies And Dogs

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 22.10.2015 | UK Parents

We've given you some brilliant ideas for babies' Halloween costumes and costumes for kids so now we're moving on to the logical next step... Hallow...

These Adorable Twin Girls Seem To Have A Lot To Chat About

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 22.10.2015 | UK Parents

A pair of three-month-old twin girls certainly seem like they have a lot to talk about after being caught on camera babbling away in their crib. N...

First Child Vs Second Child

Rachel McDougall | Posted 22.10.2015 | UK Parents
Rachel McDougall

As a parent of one child I thought I had everything under control. Baby sleeps through the night? Check. Baby eats a variety of vegetables and interesting textures? Of course. Baby is surpassing all required milestones and showing up the other babies at playgroup? Oh, stop! No need to show off now. I was clearly a natural at this parenting gig. And then number two came along.

Lost Libidos, Awkward Sex and Fertility Windows

Ella Mathews | Posted 21.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Ella Mathews

Over the past couple of years, a combination of chronic pain, work-related stress, feeling miserable and all the associated medications have destroyed my libido. Obliterated it even, like sexual napalm.

Newborn Thought To Have Chest Infection Dies From Rare Condition Two Weeks Later

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 21.10.2015 | UK Parents

An eight-week-old baby has died from a rare condition two weeks after his parents took him to the doctors with what they believed to be a chest infect...

Should We Be Having Babies at 20? Lessons From the Past

Leah Astbury | Posted 20.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Leah Astbury

Babies. The constant stream of news stories about when we're having them, why we're not and the technologies available that can help us obtain them, seems testament to how all consumed we are with the issue of fertility in 2015...

SMA's Careline Is The Easy Way To Get Advice On Any Baby Issue - No Matter The Time Of Day

The Huffington Post UK | Jennifer Barton | Posted 16.10.2015 | UK Parents

When you're busy looking after a new baby, it's easy to forget that you also need some looking after yourself. New mothers have plenty on their pl...

A Note to My Lovely Friend Embarking on Her Third Baby

Reneé Davis | Posted 15.10.2015 | UK Parents
Reneé Davis

I know you can't see past the nausea at the moment, but even if it lasts the entire nine months (which I sincerely hope it doesn't), you know already how fast the time passes. Before you know it you'll have that bubba in your arms, life will be very different and the sickness will be long forgotten.

Parents Told Baby Born With 'Inoperable Cancer' Share Their Joy As She Gets Second Chance At Life

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 14.10.2015 | UK Parents

A mum and dad who believed their baby was born with "inoperable brain cancer" and did not have long to live, have spoken of their relief after a secon...

Plane Passengers Film As Woman Gives Birth At 30,000Ft

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 14.10.2015 | UK Parents

A woman gave birth while 30,000 feet in the air after going into labour prematurely while on a long haul flight. The Taiwanese mother, who was not ...

Dummies 'Delay' Babies' Ability To Talk, Research Suggests

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 13.10.2015 | UK Parents

Babies who are given dummies are at a greater risk of delayed speech development, according to new research. The findings, which were published in ...

A Message to Anyone Who Feels Confused or Bullied About Breastfeeding

Lucy Gaskin | Posted 12.10.2015 | UK Parents
Lucy Gaskin

It is nice to encourage breastfeeding, of course it is. But not ever to the extent that anyone is made to feel panicked or vulnerable, or anyone is encouraged to make a decision that puts them or their baby at risk.

Welcome To The Amazing - And Confusing - World Of Parenting. SMA® Baby Club Is Here To Help...

The Huffington Post UK | Jennifer Barton | Posted 12.10.2015 | UK Parents

When you become a parent, a whole new world – wondrous, exhilarating, confusing and scary – opens up to you and becomes your everyday reality. ...

Mum's Powerful Photo Shows Reality Of IVF Treatment

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 09.10.2015 | UK Parents

A new mum has shared a powerful photo of her daughter surrounded by hundreds of IVF syringes she used to get pregnant. Angela said she wanted to s...

Fascinating Video Shows Unborn Babies 'Singing' To Music In The Womb

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 08.10.2015 | UK Parents

A fascinating video has shown unborn babies reacting to music in the womb as early as 16 weeks, as part of a study into foetuses and sounds. In the...

Mum Furious At Supermarket Employees 'Who Didn't Help Choking Baby'

The Huffington Post UK/SWNS | Amy Packham | Posted 07.10.2015 | UK Parents

A mum has claimed supermarket workers ignored her cries for help when her seven-month-old baby was choking and lost consciousness. Mum-of-two Nata...