UK Babies

The Most Common Baby Names From The Past 500 Years

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 06.04.2016 | UK Parents

An extensive study of birth records has revealed the most common names from the past 500 years. Family history website Ancestry.co.uk based the findin...

Breastfeeding Mum In Milk Bath Photo Hits Back At Critics

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 06.04.2016 | UK Parents

A mother has issued a heartfelt response to criticism of a photo of her breastfeeding her two children in a milk bath. Kassondra Coxson asked photogr...

Parents Of Triplets Embark On Nappy-Changing Challenge

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 06.04.2016 | UK Parents

Changing one baby's nappy can take enough time as it is, but changing three in a row? It's bound to take a while. Parents to seven-month-old triplets,...

Photographer Documents Mementos From Her 11 Miscarriages

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 05.04.2016 | UK Parents

A woman who wants to broaden the understanding around baby loss has shared a poignant photo series documenting her 11 miscarriages. Dianne Yudelson, 5...

Mum's Brave Warning About The Importance Of Whooping Cough Vaccination

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 05.04.2016 | UK Parents

Cormit'If I could turn back time I would protect myself.' Cormit's baby has contracted Whooping Cough. Watch this clip to hear the first-time mum brav...

Girl's Emotional Reaction To Baby News Is Priceless

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 07.04.2016 | UK Parents

A girl with three younger brothers and two older brothers was rendered speechless when she found out she would finally be getting the baby sister she'...

This Is How Much Sleep Your Kids Should Be Getting At Different Ages

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 05.04.2016 | UK Parents

Parents know how important sleep is for children, but not everyone is aware how much kids need. When children are young, naps are a crucial part of th...

Why It's Not True To Say Just 1% Of Dads Took Up Shared Parental Leave

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 05.04.2016 | UK Parents

On the first anniversary of the launch of Shared Parental Leave (SPL), it has been widely reported that just 1% of dads have chosen to take it up. How...

Tummy Time Can Help Protect Babies From This Little Known Condition

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 04.04.2016 | UK Parents

A mother whose son was diagnosed with plagiocephaly - also known as "flat head syndrome" - has opened up about the little-known condition in a bid to ...

Why Many Nursery Owners Are Saying 'No More Meddling' to Government

Angela Spencer | Posted 03.04.2016 | UK Parents
Angela Spencer

I am vehemently against bringing formal education into nursery settings. There is an enormous amount of evidence that suggests children should not be in a formal educational setting until the age of six or even seven years old. Until then they should be in a nurturing, play based environment.

'Neighbours' Star Kym Valentine Gives Birth To Second Child

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 01.04.2016 | UK Parents

'Neighbours' actress Kym Valentine has given birth to her second child. The 38-year-old, who played Libby Kennedy in the Australian soap, confirmed th...

Dad's Calming Trick Makes Toddler Wake Up Smiling

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 01.04.2016 | UK Parents

A dad managed to wake his toddler up with a smile on her face that reached from ear-to-ear thanks to his calming alarm clock technique. Instead of abr...

Baby Born With Bowel Outside Body Makes Miraculous Recovery (Graphic)

Mercury Press | Amy Packham | Posted 01.04.2016 | UK Parents

Warning: some readers may find photos in this article graphic. A "miracle" baby defied the odds to survive despite being born with his bowel outside...

Sam Faiers Praised For 'Normalising Breastfeeding' With This Snap

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 01.04.2016 | UK Parents

Sam Faiers has been praised by mothers on Instagram after she shared her first photo showing her breastfeeding her son. The 25-year-old was pictured s...

These Graphic Photos Show What A Placenta Really Looks Like

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 31.03.2016 | UK Parents

Warning: Readers may find these photos graphic. A birth photographer who believes the role of placentas is often overlooked has published a series o...

These Baby Names Are 'Becoming Extinct'

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 30.03.2016 | UK Parents

Parents looking for unique baby names for their children could be missing a trick when it comes to finding inspiration. Mums and dads in Australia dis...

Why Your Child's Night Light Is Ruining Their Sleep

Sarah Ockwell-Smith | Posted 30.03.2016 | UK Parents
Sarah Ockwell-Smith

Millions of parents around the world are making one very simple, but huge, mistake that is potentially inhibiting their child's sleep and contributing to difficult bedtimes and frequent night waking.

Baby Photoshoot Goes Spectacularly Wrong

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 30.03.2016 | UK Parents

Newborn babies can be pretty unpredictable, as this photographer knows only too well. Abbie Rogers from Indiana, America, who has been photographing b...

Is It Wrong for Dads to Bathe With Their Babies?

Kate Tunstall | Posted 29.03.2016 | UK Parents
Kate Tunstall

Child abuse is an abhorrent scourge on humanity, of course it is. But am I alone in feeling that this level of permeation is robbing some overly-sensitive fathers of one of the most cherishable experiences they could share with their child?

Baby's Face Turns Sour Every Time Mum Utters This Word

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 29.03.2016 | UK Parents

A mother who was innocently chatting to her baby about the dinosaurs on his t-shirt came across one word he was not happy hearing. When she imitated ...

The Parenting Book Deemed "Too Real" and "Risky" to Publish - Writer Mum Hits Back!

Olivia Siegl | Posted 26.03.2016 | UK Parents
Olivia Siegl

So I have been sat here trying to think of witty/interesting/engaging ways to do this. However, after being sat here for the last twenty mins I've realised that I am in fact just searching for excuses not to make this post.

Mum Invents New Basket Cot To Help Care For Daughter With Down's Syndrome

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 24.03.2016 | UK Parents

Any new mother bringing her baby home wants to wrap them up in cotton wool and ensure they're comfortable, safe and loved. But for Sinead Murphy, 37, ...

Rare Names Given To Babies In 2015

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 24.03.2016 | UK Parents

Some parents search high and low to find a baby name that isn't among the most popular. American parenting website, BabyCenter, looked at data from mo...

Your Baby Can Now Drink Out Of A Champagne Flute-Style Bottle

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 24.03.2016 | UK Parents

If you have cause for celebration your baby can now join you in raising a glass. Of milk of course. A new alternative to a classic baby's milk bottle...

The Definitive Ranking Of Boys' Baby Names, As Voted By You

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 24.03.2016 | UK Parents

We've found a more exciting way to find inspiration for your baby names and it's in the form of a quiz. For those parents-to-be expecting baby boys, w...