UK Babies

What Kind of Online Parent Are You?

Gabrielle Leimon | Posted 21.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Gabrielle Leimon

With the media and social networking sites in full Royal Baby frenzy now seems as good a time as any to think about parenting. I find myself at that age where more and more of my friends are becoming parents. After a while you begin to notice patterns in parenting emerging based on how people discuss and portray their family life online.

'You'll Have To Shoot Through The Baby To Get Me!'

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 17.07.2013 | UK

An American shoplifting suspect used her three-month-old daughter as a human shield when police tried to apprehend her in a shopping centre car park. ...

What The Hell Is Our PM Doing?

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 16.07.2013 | UK Politics

Erm... we weren't expecting this. We've seen David Cameron recreating Bob Dylan, photobombing wimbledon champions and even shaking a lady's head li...

How to be Left the Fuck Alone by Small Children

Kirsty Smith | Posted 09.09.2013 | UK Comedy
Kirsty Smith

Are you one of those people who tuts loudly when small children ruin your peaceful coffee break? Well I am (supposedly) in charge of those small children. And when you tut it just makes matters worse (for you, not me, my coffee break was already ruined).

WATCH: Babies Sing 'We Will Rock You'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.07.2013 | UK Comedy

And your "Awwww" video of the day is... this one! Yes, even if you're not the sort of person to coo over babies, we defy you not to melt even ever-...

10 Pieces Of Advice William And Kate Could Use In The First Week

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

We realise Kate Middleton isn't the first woman in Britain to have a baby (although listening to the hype, you'd be forgiven for thinking otherwise), ...

IVF for 200 Euros: Too Good to be True? - Or the Dawn of a New Era?

Dr Geeta Nargund | Posted 08.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Geeta Nargund

The latest breakthrough should make a massive difference to the cost of IVF. It involves simplification of the laboratory by removing the need for an expensive IVF laboratory with CO2 incubators, medical gas supply and air purification systems.

Maternity Ward Sales Reps, Ultrasound Parties and 3D Models of Your Foetus - Welcome to the Commercial Face of Childbirth

Zoe Armstrong | Posted 03.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Zoe Armstrong

Off my face on painkillers and hormones after an emergency c. section and haemorrhage, I was repeatedly pressured by a sales rep to buy baby photographs. She kept returning to see if I'd 'made a decision'; I could barely decide which way up my baby was supposed to be. Of course this should be banned. It's borderline barbarism and places commercial factors above maternal wellbeing.

Mission Impossible: Babies Edition

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.07.2013 | UK Comedy

Babies. They will insist on escaping, won't they? You put them in cots, you put up child guards, and yet... There they go again - escaping. As thi...

New Vaccine To Protect Babies From Highly Infectious Bug Starts Today

PA | PA | Posted 01.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

A new vaccination programme which will protect all babies against a highly infectious bug that is one of the most common causes of diarrhoea in childr...

Human Rights in Childbirth - From Niche Cause to a Global Movement

Toni Harman | Posted 24.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Toni Harman

Over the past year, I've become a champion of a niche cause. Few people have heard of it. But it's a cause that directly affects the health and well-being of millions of women around the world. That cause is human rights in childbirth.

Breakthroughs Designed to Make IVF a More Natural Process Should Be Welcomed

Dr Geeta Nargund | Posted 21.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Geeta Nargund

This week saw the news that the world's first baby had been born following the use of a naturally occurring hormone called kisspeptin. This hormone helps to induce egg development allowing women to avoid using the traditional IVF drugs.

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.