UK Babies

Banned Baby Names That Prove Some Adults Really Can't Be Trusted

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 03.11.2016 | UK Parents

Lots of parents-to-be struggle to think of a baby name, but this is mostly due to other people piping in with their opinions. And not because the gov...

We Must Keep Talking About Breastfeeding Until We Get The Investment New Mothers Deserve

Amy Brown | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Parents
Amy Brown

Breastfeeding is sold to pregnant women as straightforward, easy and rewarding but many do not find that description matches their experience. But the reason for this difficulty should rarely be to do with breastfeeding itself, but instead because society in the UK is not set up to support women to breastfeed

Parents Are Taking Their Newborns To Paediatric Chiropractors, Despite Lack Of Evidence

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Parents

Warning: Some viewers may find the video above unpleasant to watch. Some parents in America are taking their newborn babies to paediatric chiropract...

Desperate To Fall Pregnant? I Know It's Hard, But Try Not To Stress It

Emily Street | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Parents
Emily Street

But as a practitioner of complementary therapies, like hypnotherapy for fertility, it's my overwhelming belief that keeping your stress in check is vital for women either looking to fall pregnant naturally or for those who are going through IVF.

Women Remember Babies 'Too Precious For Earth' In Powerful Photo Project

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 01.11.2016 | UK Parents

A photographer who suffered a miscarriage is encouraging other women to share their stories of baby loss in a powerful way. Nikita Razo, a birth and f...

This Mum Thinks Her Two-Month-Old Baby Said 'Hello', Do You Agree?

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 31.10.2016 | UK Parents

A mum was floored when her baby babbled what sounded like the word ‘hello’ while she was filming him. Samantha Jones, from Michigan, US, was chatt...

Why Sleep Books For Babies Are A Waste Of Time (And Money!)

Angela Corpe | Posted 28.10.2016 | UK Parents
Angela Corpe

I'd like to meet the (presumably childless) fool who coined the phrase "sleeping like a baby" and unleash a team of lawyers on them. Because you, whoever you are, are guilty of mis-selling us a dream. And yes, having not slept for a year and a half, I do see the irony there!

Chrissy Teigen's Baby Dressed Up As A Hotdog And A Banana Will Make Your Day

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 28.10.2016 | UK Parents

Chrissy Teigen has taken cute baby costumes for her six-month-old daughter to a whole new level. Ahead of Halloween, the 30-year-old got carried away...

Dad Who Was Charged $40 To Hold Newborn Is Now Charging The Same Price For Baby Hugs

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 27.10.2016 | UK Parents

A dad who garnered Internet fame after sharing a photo of the bill he was charged to hold his newborn baby, has now shared his comeback. Reddit user h...

A Baby Was Born With An 'Extra Thumb' And It Saved Her Life

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 26.10.2016 | UK Parents

A mum who noticed her newborn baby had an extra thumb had no idea it would save her daughter’s life. The mum, known as J. Haidle, said her daughter ...

Many Bereaved Parents Will Never Know Why Their Baby Was Stillborn

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 25.10.2016 | UK Parents

The majority of bereaved parents will never get an answer as to why their baby was stillborn, a study has revealed. The research, carried out by Great...

Women And The Motherhood Complex

Jennie Watkin | Posted 26.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jennie Watkin

Now, I wish to take a step back for a moment. You may be thinking it is strange for me to say 'mothers from day one', but it is true. If you look at the toys advertised for girls even today - what do we have? Garish amounts of playthings that are designed to ingrain a want in young girls to be perfect little wives and moulded into aspiring little mummies when they grow up.

20 Baby Names Predicted To Be Popular In France

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 25.10.2016 | UK Parents

The most popular baby names in France in 2017 have been predicted by an author and the results may surprise you. Stéphanie Rapoport, author of baby n...

The Parenthood Impostor Syndrome

Michelle Gant | Posted 25.10.2016 | UK Parents
Michelle Gant

There was no reason for me to feel like this. I was doing everything I could to meet my daughter's needs whatever they were and whenever they arose. But I just couldn't help feeling that I simply wasn't good enough. I'd look at my daughter for some reassurance and she would stare back at me, blankly.

Babies Should Sleep In Parents' Room Until They're One

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 25.10.2016 | UK Parents

Babies should sleep in their parents’ room for their first six months to a year, to reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), doctors ...

Mum Photographs Kids With Down's Syndrome Once A Year For Heartwarming Reason

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 25.10.2016 | UK Parents

A mother has created a photo series to challenge negative perceptions of children with Down’s syndrome. Julie Willson, from New Jersey, US, said she...

Why Your Baby Will NEVER Sleep Through The Night!

Sarah Ockwell-Smith | Posted 21.10.2016 | UK Parents
Sarah Ockwell-Smith

It is however a simple matter of fact. No baby sleeps through the night, they never have and never will. Ever. Similarly, no adult has ever, or will ever, slept through the night either. Why then is so much time and money spent on trying to achieve something that is totally impossible?

Sam Faiers Divides Parents After Six-Month-Old Son Has Spanish Lessons

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 20.10.2016 | UK Parents

Sam Faiers divided parents during the latest episode of her show ‘The Mummy Diaries’ after her son had Spanish lessons at six months old. The 25-...

This Dad Delivered His Baby On The Front Garden

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 20.10.2016 | UK Parents

The incredible moment a dad managed to deliver his baby on his front garden was caught on camera. His wife Candace Marie, from Florida, US, had been e...

Should Women Breastfeed Each Other's Babies?

Leah Astbury | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK Parents
Leah Astbury

In 1655, the medical author Thomas Moffett explained that all 'kind and natural' women would breastfeed. 'Yea', he noted, 'all Women which truly loved their Children' did so. The alternative to breastfeeding for new mothers in the 1600s in England was to hire a wet nurse -- a woman that had recently given birth and was still lactating.

Mums Go Into Detail About Their Embarrassing Birth Stories

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 02.12.2016 | UK Parents

Mums have been sharing their hilarious, cringe-worthy and embarrassing birth stories on Facebook. They were encouraged to go into the minute details a...

Luisa Zissman Hits Back At Criticism For Leaving Newborn Baby

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 18.10.2016 | UK Parents

Luisa Zissman has defended herself after being criticised for leaving her baby to go on holiday with friends. The 29-year-old mum to 11-week-old Indig...

Parents Live Blog Baby's Heart Transplant With Incredible Videos Of Surgery

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 17.10.2016 | UK Parents

WARNING: This post contains images and videos of surgery, which some readers may find graphic. A mum and dad shared live updates from hospital as the...

Adoption, Connection And Place

Clair Rees | Posted 17.10.2016 | UK Parents
Clair Rees

Adoption legislation and practise has come far since Richard was a child being adopted and thanks to Ministers in Government such as Tim Loughton MP and Edward Timpson MP, who have sought to improve the lives of so many children in our society who seek to find a loving family to call their own we continue to grow the circumstances that make an enriching and nurturing experience in the first 1001 days of a child's life.

Dad Invents Device That Lets Parents Use Their Phones While Bottle Feeding

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 17.10.2016 | UK Parents

A dad-turned-inventor has created a device to allow new parents to multitask while bottle-feeding their babies. Tim Causa from Northern Virginia, US,...