UK Babies

Rebecca Adlington's Advice For Parents Taking Their Babies Swimming

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 22.07.2015 | UK Parents

Rebecca Adlington gave birth six weeks ago and has wasted no time in heading to the pool with her newborn daughter Summer and husband Harry Needs. ...

The Babies Who Teach Children

Parentdish UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 22.07.2015 | UK Parents

A new way of tackling bullying is being introduced in schools across the UK.Poppy Simpson is one of the specialist 'teachers' involved in the sc...

The Power Of A Mother's Touch Captured In A Gif

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 22.07.2015 | UK Parents

The bond between a mother and her newborn's is indescribable and this gif has captured just how powerful a "mother's touch" can be. View post on im...

Mum's Facebook Post About Baby Gagging On Teething Toy Goes Viral

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 22.07.2015 | UK Parents

A mother has taken to Facebook to share the story of when her six-month-old daughter "choked" on the legs of a Sophie the Giraffe teething toy and the...

Have You Been Doing Bedtime Wrong Your Whole Life?

Emily-Jane Clark | Posted 21.07.2015 | UK Parents
Emily-Jane Clark

If you have tried every trick in the bedtime book and your offspring is still wide awake then maybe it is time to call it a day, well, a night! Take yourself and your little one into another room. Watch TV, have a cup of tea or a glass of wine. Enjoy your baby, enjoy being with your partner and calm the hell down!

This Is What A Baby With Whooping Cough Sounds Like

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 21.07.2015 | UK Parents

A heartbreaking video of a young baby with whooping cough has received thousands of views, showing parents the devastating effects of not vaccinating ...

Lets Get Our Priorities Straight

Libby Martin | Posted 21.07.2015 | UK Parents
Libby Martin

I'd like to think that I won't let my previous experiences taint my decision- last time, my birth plan was to do everything as naturally as possible and I loved the excitement of not knowing when labour would start- but I will definitely be opting for early induction next time because I'm terrified.

Watch Adorable Babies Race Against Each Other In A 'Diaper Derby'

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 20.07.2015 | UK Parents

These babies swapped formula milk for formula one and competed head to head in a "diaper derby". The event dubbed the "slowest two minutes in sport...

Rapping Babies Teach Parents First Aid Lessons

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 20.07.2015 | UK Parents

A child safety campaign has launched by The British Red Cross in response to findings that coping with sleepless nights and knowing what to do in an e...

To Eat or Not to Eat the Placenta After Birth...

Caroline Hartwell | Posted 19.07.2015 | UK Parents
Caroline Hartwell

Although the majority of us might be saying, "ewww, no way would I eat that!", it's fast becoming a trend with celebrities such as Kourtney Kardashian and January Jones tucking in. So, does that mean we all should?

Tinder-Inspired App Will Solve Your Baby Name Problems

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK Parents

Choosing your baby's name is possibly one of the biggest decisions you're going to make after you've given birth. But fear not, this app aims to ma...

What the Baby Books Don't Tell You

Claire Kirby | Posted 16.07.2015 | UK Parents
Claire Kirby

I've just found out that a friend of mine is expecting her first birthday. Cue lots of girly squeals of delight and weeping tears of joy. Now as you know as soon as you have a baby on board the whole world and their dog and flippin cat have advice for you. Not one to miss a bandwagon, here is my advice friend...

Top Baby Names For 2015 So Far Revealed

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 16.07.2015 | UK Parents

The most popular baby names for the first half of 2015 with an unusual number one spot for the boys. Nameberry - the baby name website - has revea...

Knotted Umbilical Cords Twins Survive Despite The Odds, Mum Shares Their Story

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 14.07.2015 | UK Parents

A mum of twin girls who were told they might not survive because of their knotted umbilical cords has shared an amazing photo of the entangled cord an...

Vintage Prams Sales Soar Thanks To The Princess Charlotte Effect

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Parents

We've heard about the Duchess of Cambridge effect and we've heard about the Prince George effect. But now, Princess Charlotte is proving to be ever...

Volvo Introduces Controversial New Child Car Seat Concept

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 10.07.2015 | UK Parents

Volvo's new child seat design could revolutionise the way kids travel in cars, but parents and safety experts have posed a few questions about the con...

Five and a Half Things the Baby Has Learnt From the Toddler

Lucy Gaskin | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Parents
Lucy Gaskin

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a toddler in possession of a coaster must be in want of a baby's head to put it on.* The Baby has learnt that a wide variety of objects will be placed on her head and declared a 'hat'.

Proof That Babies Have Their Own Language

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 09.07.2015 | UK Parents

Some people believe babies have the ability to speak their own language, and this video may well prove them right. The serious look on this baby's...

Dog Ignores Baby To Watch Women's World Cup Final

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 06.07.2015 | UK Comedy

This dog won't accept any distractions while the footie is on, especially not when Carli Lloyd scores a hattrick within 16 minutes. Filmed during S...

Why Babies Cry

Kerry Wood | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK Parents
Kerry Wood

Why am I making excuses for my baby crying? Babies cry don't they? The do don't they? Mine cry, other people's cry. I'm sure other peoples' cry. Other peoples cry, don't they? Enough of the second guessing: Babies cry. End of. Sometimes you know why, sometimes you don't.

Made in Vietnam: The Story of Our Little Star George

Alana Nicholson | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK Parents
Alana Nicholson

I looked over to my husband's face and will never forget the look of utter devastation for the rest of my life. I actually thought that they would use me for medical research, I never in my wildest dreams knew this was even possible.

Five Top Tips for Taking Photos of Your Baby

Nic Stevenson | Posted 26.06.2015 | UK Parents
Nic Stevenson

The first thing I realised was that you don't need a whole load of fancy equipment to capture good shots - a DSLR is good, but the tips below apply equally well to shooting with a compact digital camera or even a phone with a good camera.

Are You Broody or Nostalgic?

Anna Fraser | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK Parents
Anna Fraser

All that said; even though you couldn't pay me to do it all over again; and even though I'd rather pick my own eyeballs out with a garden trowel than go through childbirth again - lately, I've noticed the odd seemingly broody feeling wash over me from time to time. WHAT?? No seriously, WHAT?

Slapped Cheek Disease: Symptoms To Recognise And Treatment

Parentdish UK | Pip Jones | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK Parents

A nasty name... but usually a mild illness. For some, however, slapped cheek disease can pose more serious risks.What is it?Slapped cheek diseas...

A Good Example of Bad Co-Sleeping

Yvette Lamb | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK Parents
Yvette Lamb

If you co-sleep when you do not want to co-sleep, but your baby makes you co-sleep, then your night may go a little something like this. Although for your sake, I hope that it does not.