UK Babies

Don't Put Me in a Box

Charlie O'Brien | Posted 19.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Charlie O'Brien

I'm completely used to people (usually men) assuming that I am a bimbo because I have blonde hair. Can I not have blonde hair AND a 1st Class Degree? Is it not possible that I may enjoy watching Keeping Up With the Kardashians AND Panorama?

Time to Celebrate the Success of a More Natural and Mild Approach to IVF

Dr Geeta Nargund | Posted 10.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Geeta Nargund

In my work and medical research, I've seen an increase in the number of women actively seeking out Natural or Mild approaches as their first choice for IVF treatment. However, I still feel that for women who are having difficulty in conceiving, awareness about fertility treatments and different IVF options remains far too low.

Babies Learn To Grimace In Womb

PA | Posted 06.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Unborn babies "practise" facial expressions of pain while they are in the womb, scientists say. Foetuses have been pictured using 4D scanning techn...

Babies Learn To 'Grimace' In The Womb

PA | Posted 06.06.2013 | UK

Unborn babies "practise" facial expressions of pain while they are in the womb, scientists say. Foetuses have been pictured using 4D scanning techn...

Chinese Baby Rescued From Sewage Pipe Reunited With Mother

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 30.07.2013 | UK

The newborn baby boy rescued from a sewage pipe after he dropped down a toilet has been reunited with his mother. The little boy was found stuck h...

'It Was An Accident' Says Mother Of Chinese Newborn Flushed Down Toilet

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 30.05.2013 | UK

UPDATE: Chinese Baby Rescued From Sewage Pipe Reunited With Mother The mother of a newborn baby boy who had to be rescued from a sewage pipe has ...

Ugly Renaissance Babies Tumblr Is Best. Thing. Ever.

Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.05.2013 | UK

Rounding up faces only a mother could love, our new favourite tumblr is Ugly Renaissance Babies. This blog rounds up the most trollish, nightmare-i...

Newborn Supremacy - Five Lessons Babies Teach Us All

Simon Cohen | Posted 12.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Cohen

Having been a father for exactly a week now, I am clearly qualified to impart all kinds of paternal wisdom. But the wisdom is not mine - it is the baby's. As Will and Kate will no doubt discover, their little princess' grasp of what's important in life, will be more akin to an old yogi or bearded professor than an infant waiting to 'grow up.'

WATCH: Waterskiing Baby!

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.05.2013 | UK Comedy

That's right: a waterskiing baby! "This is our son Ryder learning to ski at the age of 7.5 months at Lake Dyer, Queensland," writes YouTuber Tamara...

How Do I Know If It's Too Late?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle

In January this year, the Office Of National Statistics revealed that nearly half of babies are now born to mothers over the age of 30. And infants wi...

This Labour of Love

Lana Citron | Posted 23.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lana Citron

So there we were at the end of a journey and the beginning of a lifetime. These past nine months have been the longest, shortest, most confounding emotional roller coaster since... well, probably since the first time round...

I Dream Of Sleeping

Alice Wright | Posted 18.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Alice Wright

I haven't enjoyed a full, uninterrupted eight hours sleep in nearly six years. I know this because I have had a lot of time to think about that fact. A lot of time spent lying in bed in the dark, eyes wide open pondering how long it has been since I have slept a full night and since when.

Top Ten Fears of Impending Motherhood

Taylor Glenn | Posted 15.06.2013 | UK Comedy
Taylor Glenn

There's no maternity leave in comedy. Well, there is, but the fear is it could be indefinite, and it's most certainly unpaid. The majority of industry people have been great, but I have had the occasional 'Oh, you're pregnant? OK bye, loser!' moments.

Woman in Hormonal Maelstrom - Approach With Caution!

Lana Citron | Posted 29.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lana Citron

They say a picture paints a thousand words....

A Moment Missed - Why I Regret My Nesting-Instinct-Gone-Wild

Zoe Armstrong | Posted 25.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Zoe Armstrong

When my daughter was four months old I decided it would be the thing to sell up and shift our new and amorphous life together two-hundred miles south....

Childcare Is a Delicate Balance of Quality as Well as Cost

Liz Bayram | Posted 25.05.2013 | UK Politics
Liz Bayram

In recent weeks, the debate around reducing childcare costs and improving quality has been confused. This has been most evident in the More Great Childcare proposals to increase adult:child ratios in nurseries and to change them in childminding settings. This is the clearest indication yet that for the Coalition government, cost is the biggest driver for change, not quality.

The Best Start in Life?

Chris Cuthbert | Posted 22.05.2013 | UK
Chris Cuthbert

Scotland wants to be the best small country in the world for children to grow up in. It's a great aspiration to set but as new figures show an increase in the number of children on child protection registers, with more than half under the age of five - is Scotland getting any closer to giving its children the very best start in life?

A Toddler's Day at Nursery

Julie Lightley | Posted 21.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Julie Lightley

I thought it might be a good time to share one of our team's "Day in the Life of..." blogs. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did, and I hope that it also highlights the positive experience that the right person, with the correct attitude, knowledge, experience and training, can bring to a child's day at nursery.

Why Intuition Is Your Best Friend Especially When It Comes to Having a Baby

BritChick Paris | Posted 19.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
BritChick Paris

My instinct tells me that if I want a baby it will come naturally or if it doesn't maybe it is not meant to be. Others have a different vibe about the whole thing and are comfortable with fertility treatment, IVF or other procedures. But for me and for many of my friends the cost was getting too high. It made me sick, frustrated, anxious and most of all I lost me.

'Off the Shelf' Employment Support Fails Single Parents

Caroline Davey | Posted 13.05.2013 | UK Politics
Caroline Davey

While some media might have us believe that most single parents are shunning work in favour of a 'lifestyle' on out-of-work benefits, the reality is starkly different. Single parents are highly motivated to work. After all, they're the sole breadwinners for their families - families which face twice the risk of living in poverty than those headed up by a couple.

Toxic Toys

Diana Verde Nieto | Posted 11.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Diana Verde Nieto

So what exactly are these products made of and what are the risks? Fundamentally, I learned it boils down to two chemicals; Phthalates and Bisphenol, which worryingly can be found in a number of products that have been designed for babies and young children to put in their mouths.

'That'll Be An Extra Child Ticket, Madam'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.03.2013 | UK

A baby girl has been born on a train packed full of commuters. The Southeastern train was delayed at West Malling in Kent while the infant was deli...

When Sexiness Left the Building

Lana Citron | Posted 06.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lana Citron

This week the bump took command of the mothership. All things ego related receded into the background as I prepared for metamorphosis, from woman to 'mother' or 24 hour service station. Branded with a thick black line, a primal print of 'Keep Off' ran the length of my curvature.

What the Kids Are Watching: The Best of Toddler TV

Corinne Purtill | Posted 29.04.2013 | UK Entertainment
Corinne Purtill

For the benefit of those without children or cable, here's a quick primer on what the kids are watching these days. (Kids under three years old, I mean. Not teenage 'kids'. I genuinely have no idea what they're doing. Just planking and sexting each other, as best I can tell.)

Shooting Hannah Cohen

Lana Citron | Posted 27.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lana Citron

In a grey stone church in Dublin, I watched myself from a time since past; as a seven year old, Jewish girl wanting to belong. The place was full of people, though none were praying and nothing was quite what it seemed to be.