UK Babies

Trying to Conceive and Erectile Dysfunction: Three Things You Can Do When the Sex Isn't Working

Dee Armstrong | Posted 25.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dee Armstrong

When a couple experiences erectile dysfunction from time to time it's embarrassing and frustrating. When it goes on for longer and becomes a chronic problem it's extremely stressful and can have a negative impact on the relationship.

How to Have Sex When You Have Babies

Emily-Jane Clark | Posted 22.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Emily-Jane Clark

You and your partner agree to have an 'early' night. Search the underwear drawer for something other than pyjamas. Options are; nighties (baggy tee shirts), comfortable knickers, two old maternity bras, three used breast pads or a random thong that must have escaped the Great Thong Purge of 2010.

What Happens When You Use A Make-Up App On A Baby

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Sleep deprivation and unbridled joy are a couple of things that come with being a new parent, but so does boredom. Inspiration struck one mother s...

Nine Stupid Things People Say to New Moms

Jo Eden | Posted 12.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jo Eden

I've just been thinking about some ridiculous sayings people say to you when you become a Mom. I didn't realise how stupid some of these sayings were until I've stopped to think about them. Comment and add your own if you can think of any that I've missed.

My 'Sound of Music' Parenting Type

Polly Walker | Posted 06.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Polly Walker

What's your parenting type? Are you Grumpy Mum? Angel Dad? Touchy, Spirited or Textbook? Or are you - like me - 'Split Personality?' The Baby Whisperer, Gina Ford and Annabel Karmel were my gurus throughout the early weeks and months of our eldest daughter's life.

Milestones and Neurotic Mums

Sarah Tetteh | Posted 06.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Tetteh

Milestones are there as a guideline as to what your child should be doing, but can be a bit misleading too as we are told 'every child is individual' and 'they'll get there in their own time' still we can't help but panic and wonder about the 'unknown' or 'what if'.

Father Refuses To Give His Baby With Down's Syndrome Up For Adoption

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 06.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Like most new fathers, Samuel Forrest was beyond excited meet his son, but he had no idea just how much that first encounter would change his life. ...

Have a Heart - In Support of Tiny Tickers Heart Week

Vicki Marinker | Posted 05.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Vicki Marinker

We were told that he had a hole in his heart which was dangerously close to a valve and that there was a chance the hole would close as he grew, but that we should come in for scans every 3 months.

How to Bring Your Toddler to the Cinema in 28 Easy Steps

Andrea Mara | Posted 04.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Andrea Mara

When toddler starts playing with seat and inevitably hits himself in the mouth, stifle his roar with a packet of chocolate sweets. Ignore dagger looks from sibling who keeps saying "Mum, mum - why did he get sweets?" and can no longer follow the film because all she can think about is sweets and unfairness.

Gift Unwanted Children's Clothes to Help End Clothing Waste

Trewin Restorick | Posted 04.02.2015 | UK
Trewin Restorick

'From a Mother to Another' is a new campaign that helps parents play a small part in creating a better future for their children. It makes it easy for parents to donate high quality unwanted baby and children's clothing to families in the UK who are most in need.

Diary of a New-Mum: The Fourth Trimester

Louisa Daniels | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Louisa Daniels

It just goes to show that while all the theories about Optimal Foetal Positioning are surely well founded (and I believe a mother should diligently try to influence positive outcomes), really, at the end of the day, a baby does what it wants.

That's the Best Present Ever! (Not)

Claire Kirby | Posted 30.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Kirby

Before I had children, I never really knew what to buy children. I'm still not sure I know now, unless it is for my own offspring. What I do know is what not to buy them. So here is my top three gifts never to get a kid. Never. Ever.

What To Do When Your Obstetrician Is A Robot

Sarah O'Meara | Posted 06.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah O'Meara

We were talking about having a child, right? A cool thing. An episode that we all get to share. She as a professional expert, using her expertise and wisdom to help engineer a seamless birth. Us, as new parents, glowing with the opportunity to do this special project ever so well.

What's The Worst That Could Happen?

Katy Wright | Posted 29.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Katy Wright

I then started thinking about all of the things that trouble me about my child, all of the niggling worries that I have about his development, his health and well being. I realised that I'm worrying over absolutely NOTHING. My fears are simply outrageous.

How Not to Punch People When You Have a Baby Who Does Not Sleep

Emily-Jane Clark | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Emily-Jane Clark

So from now, when a fellow parent informs me that little Jack has been self-soothing his little arse off since he was three weeks old or suggests a sleep-solution 'I must try', I shall smile and share with them the joy of living with a 'sleep-hater".

Five Reasons Why All Preemies Are Amazing

Leigh Kendall | Posted 29.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Leigh Kendall

Many premature babies do eventually go home with their proud and grateful parents. These babies are inspiring, as many stories outline. The proliferation of success stories can give the impression that all preemie babies get to go home and live happily ever after. Sadly, that is not the case.

Dear Stranger in the Supermarket Car Park

Claire Kirby | Posted 29.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Kirby

A few weeks ago a stranger chased me half way down the street to give me my sons glove, which he had dropped from his buggy. She didn't have to go out of her way to do that, but the fact that she did made my life a little easier.

Ten Tips to Survive the First Six Weeks

Lucy Denyer | Posted 29.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Denyer

If someone offers to cook you dinner/clean your house/work their way through your ironing basket, don't be all British about it and politely refuse. Embrace the offers with open arms. They will soon dry up. And you can always pay them back when they have babies themselves.

Why Choice, Not Breast, Is Best

Rose Carraig | Posted 28.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rose Carraig

Choice is what should be promoted, not exclusively breastfeeding. I am absolutely sick to the gills of health professionals and the NHS and antenatal/postnatal professionals, and worst culprits of all, fellow mothers, constantly banging on about how important it is to breastfeed.

New baby? 14 tips to make life easier

Anna Tyzack | Posted 27.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Tyzack

New motherhood can be stifling: you're always with your baby. Time to yourself is such a healer. Leave your baby with the person you trust most (partner, mother?) and go for a quick tea/ walk/ shopping trip on your own.

The Loss of What Could Be

Sarah Wauterlek Pierson | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Wauterlek Pierson

The woman who performed the ultrasound calmly turned to me and said with an apologetic tone of voice that there was no fetus at all in my uterus. She then moved the instrument towards my fallopian tubes and that is when they found the ectopic pregnancy in my right side.

Adorable Twins Play Peekaboo With Each Other

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Comedy

They say nothing is more therapeutic than a child's laughter. The parents of these twins are probably ecstatic to hear these newborns making each o...

Grief for a Living Child: A Taboo That Needs to Be Broken

Melissa Mostyn | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Melissa Mostyn

It was the force of that grief, rather than the shock of Isobel's diagnosis, that I fought desperately to eject from myself. It took great strength to not let it blind me to the very beautiful little girl who had arrived with the potential to light up my life.

Why Must Moms Feel the Pressure to Have Abs of Steel?

Sheila Hageman | Posted 27.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sheila Hageman

There are already so many pressures placed upon women to look a certain way and be a certain way as moms, that a photo and message like this can trigger negative thoughts and behaviors in non-model moms.

You're Going To Be Fine

Kiran Chug | Posted 27.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kiran Chug

There's small talk on the nursery run if you can't avoid it and you wonder if anyone can tell you haven't brushed your hair and still have your pyjama top under your coat and then you realise you forgot to fill in the permission form that's sitting on the kitchen table.