UK Babies

Lotus Birth Trend: What Is It And Is It Safe?

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 22.05.2017 | UK Parents

Mums are posting pictures from their “lotus births” on Instagram and, although the trend is not a new one, the alternative birth practice seems to...

Amy Childs Asks Fans For Help After Experiencing Dilemma with Baby Polly

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 19.05.2017 | UK Parents

New mum Amy Childs received a flurry of parenting advice and tips after tweeting followers about a dilemma with baby Polly. The ‘TOWIE’ star, who...

Woman Allows Mumsnet Users To Choose Baby Name With Simple Voting Process

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 19.05.2017 | UK Parents

Many expectant couples will know that daunting feeling of being unable to decide on a baby name for their new arrival. So one mum decided to make the ...

Parents Are Far From Impressed With This 'Hack' To Get Baby To Sleep

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 19.05.2017 | UK Parents

Parents are far from impressed with a clip of a parenting ‘hack’ posted to Reddit that supposedly helps to get a baby to sleep. The clip, shared ...

Parents Whose Baby Lived Less Than 24 Hours Are Crowdfunding To Buy Woodland For Grieving Families

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 18.05.2017 | UK Parents

A grieving couple is fundraising to buy a woodland in memory of their son who lived for less than 24 hours due to complications in labour. Matthew Gur...

Dads Hacks: Men Are Sharing The Ingenious Ways They Boss Parenthood

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 18.05.2017 | UK Parents

Parenting can be hard, so we’re always on the look out for a hack to make the job that bit easier (and maybe even give ourselves a break). Thankful...

Parenting Hack: This Dad Can Stop His Baby Screaming With One Simple Move

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 18.05.2017 | UK Parents

After finding out that babies in Britain cry more than those in other parts of the world (tell us something we don’t know), we’ve been praying for...

Cheryl Breaks Twitter Silence And Gives Fans Updates On Baby Bear

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 18.05.2017 | UK Parents

Cheryl has been back on Twitter for the first time since giving birth to baby Bear Grey Payne. The 33-year-old new mum replied to several fans via her...

Mums Share Fascinating Baby Bump Selfies That Show 'The Baby In Their Belly', With New App Filter

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 17.05.2017 | UK Parents

New mums and pregnant women are creating baby bump selfies in a creative new way thanks to a new app filter. PicsArt, the company behind the wonderful...

Reusable Nappies - The Perfect Choice For The Modern Family

Anna Barker | Posted 12.05.2017 | UK Parents
Anna Barker

Every parent I speak to wants the best for their baby, I mean, that's human instinct right? Then surely every modern parent knows about why reusable nappies are the perfect choice? I wish they did, but it seems to be jolly hard getting the message out there.

Lib Dems Pledge Extra 'Daddy Month’ Of Paid Leave For New Fathers

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 11.05.2017 | UK Politics

Fathers of newborn babies should be given an extra month of paid parental leave to encourage them to bond with their children, the Lib Dems have said....

Your Baby Is Beautiful, But You Don't Need Me To Tell You That

Nicola De Maine | Posted 11.05.2017 | UK Parents
Nicola De Maine

No parent wants their child to worry about the way they look or to feel inadequate in anyway, but by placing social media so high on our own agenda we might be unwittingly laying the foundations for our children to grow up plagued by these anxieties.

Mum Shares Her Grief As Baby Whose Brother Comforted Him After Cancer Diagnosis Has Died

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 11.05.2017 | UK Parents

A baby boy whose mum captured a poignant photograph of the moment his big brother comforted him after he was diagnosed with terminal cancer, has died....

Ready, Steady... Wean!

Nicola Ragon-Paxton | Posted 10.05.2017 | UK Parents
Nicola Ragon-Paxton

When 'wean-day' came on 16th March (the day Jesse turned 6 months) life threw a bit of a curve ball in the form of mastitis, a potential breast abscess and two days in hospital. Needless to say we didn't stress about sitting Jesse down for his first bite and just waited for things to calm down.

Mum Shares The Heartbreaking Moment She Told Her Toddler Why His Foster Sister Couldn't Stay

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 10.05.2017 | UK Parents

A first time foster mum has opened up about the heartbreaking moment when she had to explain to her toddler why his foster sister couldn’t live with...

Embracing Motherhood

Michelle McKenzie | Posted 08.05.2017 | UK Parents
Michelle McKenzie

That moment our lovely midwife Maria placed him on my chest was something so magical and surreal. After more than nine months of growing inside of me, we finally encountered our tiny creation. The mental and physical exhaustion, shock, tears and fear subsided and a gentle calmness suddenly filled the room. We had become a three and had our very own sheet of blank paper to fill in.

Steven Gerrard Shares Adorable First Photos Of His Very Smiley Baby Son Lio

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 08.05.2017 | UK Parents

Steven Gerrard has shared the first photos of his son Lio, after his wife Alex Gerrard gave birth on 29 April. The former England and Liverpool footba...

Why Cheryl And Liam Payne 'Could Face A £200 Fine' Over Baby Bear

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 08.05.2017 | UK Parents

Cheryl and Liam Payne may face a £200 fine for failing to register the birth of baby Bear before the deadline. Life admin can understandably take a b...

Rice-Based Foods For Babies And Toddlers Found To Contain Dangerous Levels Of Arsenic

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 05.05.2017 | UK Parents

Nearly 75% of rice-based foods marketed for babies and young children in the UK contain dangerously high levels of arsenic, according to a new study. ...

This Baby Name Is The Most Popular For Girls Born In 26 UK Cities

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 04.05.2017 | UK Parents

New statistics show UK parents have picked a clear favourite girls’ baby name in 2017. Amelia is the most popular name given to girls born in 26 cit...

Newborn Baby Holds The Coil That Should Have Prevented His Mum Getting Pregnant

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 04.05.2017 | UK Parents

A mum has shared a photo of her newborn baby son holding the contraceptive device he shared a womb with. Lucy Hellein, from Alabama, US, had become pr...

New Mums On Postnatal Wards Sometimes Go Without Food And Pain Relief, According To Mumsnet

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 04.05.2017 | UK Parents

New mums say they are going without food, water, pain relief and washing facilities while on postnatal wards, according to a survey by Mumsnet. One in...

A Millennial Approach To Co-Parenting

Sarah Abell | Posted 04.05.2017 | UK Parents
Sarah Abell

The exciting thing is that when it comes to exactly how they divide or share roles, couples today are being much more creative and intentional about how they parent together. We need a new vernacular that better represents those couples looking to do things differently.

Peter Andre's Wife Emily Feels Guilty She Didn't Spot Baby Theo's Health Problem Sooner

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 02.05.2017 | UK Parents

Peter Andre’s wife Emily Andrea has spoken about their baby Theo’s recent tongue-tie operation. Andrea, who is a junior doctor, said she feels gui...

Mums Share How They Really Felt About How Their Bodies Changed During Pregnancy

The Huffington Post | Tamsin Kelly | Posted 02.05.2017 | UK Parents

Some women love being pregnant, while for others it’s nine months of purgatory waiting for the baby and hoping to reclaim their bodies. Here, women ...