UK Babies

The Motherhood Paradox

Kiran Chug | Posted 15.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kiran Chug

My heart ached with a sense of loss while my mind almost turned happy somersaults. My heart was heavy with the feeling that my baby was growing up, while my mind was not-so quietly delighted by the same prospect. This, I realised, was the motherhood paradox.

Is It Possible to Enjoy the 'Good' Days When You Have Post Natal Depression?

Olivia Siegl | Posted 15.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Siegl

You tentatively get out of bed and as you take each ritual step into the nursery you realise that your steps are a little lighter and the quick sand you feel yourself walking through most days is now more like a muddy puddle. Your head feels, dare you say it "clearer" and the morning routine not as daunting.

Why I'm Team Allsopp - Fertility Is Not a Feminist Issue

Jude Hurrell | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jude Hurrell

Feminists look away now - I do think Kirstie has a point. Strike a light, my 18 month-old daughter is probably burning my bra as I write. Step away from the matches, darling, I do think Kirstie might be onto something when she says 'Nature isn't a feminist.'

Nine Ways NOT to Get Your Baby to Go to Sleep

Emily-Jane Clark | Posted 01.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Emily-Jane Clark

My first baby did not like to sleep. My second baby does not like to sleep. The first time around we tried everything. The second time around we tried everything else. Turns out everything and everything else do not work on my babies...

#BabyEyebrows: Yes, This Is What Total Boredom Looks Like

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 19.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Whether you're an aunt or uncle seeking a way to liven up a few hours of babysitting or a parent who's been spending waaay too much at home with just ...

Easy Brazilian Brigadeiro Chocolate Truffles

Holly Bell | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Bell

Here's an easy recipe that I reckon even mothers of three, with their lack of time, general misery and poor pelvic floor might be able to knock up. These truffles are that easy...

Breastfeeding: Love, Not Judgement

Chrissy Chittenden | Posted 10.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chrissy Chittenden

To say that breastmilk is more nutritionally and immunologically comprehensive than infant formula milk isn't being rude, or trying to make anyone feel bad, or just being mean. It's true.

How to Survive Visiting Hours and Why It's Not Against the Law to Say no to Visitors Post Baby

Olivia Siegl | Posted 06.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Siegl

As heart-warming and as exciting showing off your amazing new bundle can be it can also verge on the exhausting and encroaching as you find yourselves overwhelmed trying to fit in everyone's visits whilst also wanting to cocoon yourselves in a world of just you, your partner and snuggles with the newest member of your family.

How NOT To Kill Your Partner When You Have Babies

Emily-Jane Clark | Posted 04.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Emily-Jane Clark

In order to maintain marital harmony there are some things that are better off left unsaid. These include any reference to being tired (you are never as tired as the other person) and NEVER under any circumstances admit you are trying to skive off babies.

Nicola Roberts Is Calling the Shots

Sarah Tetteh | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Sarah Tetteh

Step forward Nicola Roberts - who shot to fame as one-fifth of Girls Aloud. Don't be fooled by the former candy-coated girlband persona - this savvy red-head is revved up and ready to go.

Back to Reality - How to Find Creative Work After Having a Baby

Lou Mensah | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lou Mensah

It may or may not be true that we become our parents, but I want to be careful of the example I set. These choices are more far-reaching than my own sense of satisfaction. I want my daughter to see me as someone who provides, and someone who is available for her.

Post Traumatic Baby Syndrome; Why All New Mums Should Be in Therapy

Olivia Siegl | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Siegl

There is no woman out there who has gone through the life changing and shit scary ordeal of bringing a tiny human, kicking and screaming into the world that can hand on heart say they have not thought at least once that they are losing their mind whether it be the result of one of "those" days or the early signs of post natal illness.

WATCH: Kids Fall Asleep In The Most Bizarre Places, Don't They?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

There's nothing cuter than a toddler falling asleep while in the middle of something - especially when they end up face down in a bowlful of spaghetti...

Seven Reasons Why Date Nights Are Not Worth the Effort

Emily-Jane Clark | Posted 21.06.2014 | UK Comedy
Emily-Jane Clark

According to the experts, when you have children regular date nights with your partner are the key to a successful relationship. Forget communication, mutual love and respect or not marrying a dick; apparently the secret to a happy and healthy relationship is to go on a date. At flipping night. But according to me (expert on nothing) this is rubbish. Here is why...

Is Breastfeeding in Taxi Ranks Really the Problem in Blackpool?

Antonia Charlesworth | Posted 06.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Antonia Charlesworth

I wrote to Blackpool Council, incensed that I hadn't been simply moved on. The fact I was feeding at the time had magnified events and my humiliation. It's ironic, I thought, that Blackpool Council professes to encourage breastfeeding... While I waited for a response from the council (which I still haven't got directly) I became more indignant. The rude parking warden, his lack of sympathy and my own feelings of vulnerability and violation over the photos he took underlined how breastfeeding in public was a near impossible ask.

Woman Has Flat Stomach Now There Is No Baby Inside It (How to Lose Your Baby Weight Without Even Trying)

Emily-Jane Clark | Posted 02.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Emily-Jane Clark

I would like to request to the national media that they do NOT bombard us with countless guides to Getting a Post Baby Body like A Pop star/Princess/Anyone Thin Who Was Once On X Factor, as part of their ongoing campaign to turn us into an image-obsessed, size zero society. Because, and I think I speak for a lot of new mums when I say, we don't actually give a toss.

Why Mums Are Going Bust to Keep Our Tots Up With the Kardashians

Sarah Tetteh | Posted 28.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Sarah Tetteh

So, I suggest we take a moment and chill. Reassured by the fact that every baby is different and develops at his own rate (so they tell us) and just enjoy our little nippers.

Your Guide to Annoying People on the Bus

Fez Sayed | Posted 26.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Fez Sayed

Like Spike Lee's aptly titled movie, 'Get on the Bus', I've decided to examine the random characters I always come across on my weekday commute home from making an honest buck. I say honest buck. I mean expenses only internship. (Just kidding London360, I love ya really).

Expectant Mothers Should Think Quality, Not Quantity, When It Comes to Accessing Information Online

Dr Ann Hoskins | Posted 25.05.2014 | UK Tech
Dr Ann Hoskins

Whilst the ability to access a wealth of information online should provide peace of mind for mums-to-be, the array of different sources available, all too often offering conflicting information, means that the internet may well be more of a hindrance than a help in this case, and bad advice is of particular concern when people are reading up on matters related to health.

The Impact Stress Has On Your Fertility

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Can I have children? is a question most women ask themselves after a certain age, particularly as we tend to have kids later on in life. But genet...

Fathers Need Longer Paternity Leave

Torsten Klaus | Posted 13.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Torsten Klaus

Here is the contradiction: Society wants men to spend more time with their kids and families (believe me, at least once a week I get a comment like "Oh it's good to see daddy being in charge" when in public), but employers and government do next to nothing to support them. I believe we need some fundamental changes here...

Fathers and Nappies

Nick Clements | Posted 12.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nick Clements

There are three types of fathers when it comes to nappy changing. Those who don't and won't, those who will, and those who are excluded.

Funny-But-Creepy Advert Of The Week

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK Comedy

And the award for Amusing-Yet-Unnerving Advert Of The Week goes to... this one! It's an ad for MTS India's 3G PLUS network - and it is, quite possi...

One Million Babies Die On First Day Of Their Lives (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.02.2014 | UK

One million babies die on the first day of their lives every year, Save the Children has warned. But more than half of these deaths could be preven...

Valentine's Day: Club 'Meh'

Frankie Mullin | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Frankie Mullin

But beyond the polarity of 'proud to be single' vs 'smug married' is more human uncertainty than any other sphere of life. People are unreliable and relationships a gamble, bodies don't work as required when babies are meticulously planned. Being single may be gloriously liberating one day, bleakly lonely the next. This is life.