UK Babies

Things I Wish I'd Known Before I Had a Baby...

Susanna Lascelles | Posted 20.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Susanna Lascelles

At some point during the first six weeks you will wonder whether you love your baby as much as you should. You're not strange and there's nothing wrong with you for feeling like this - everyone does.

Why You Should Never Stop Believing You Can Have a Baby

BritChick Paris | Posted 13.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
BritChick Paris

I had always expected I would have kids. As a child you dress dollies and give them names. Mine were two girls, just like my sister and I. Charlotte and Helena. Then you start dating boyfriends and imagine what your children would look like. Then life happens. Career, divorce, loss of a parent, sadness.

WATCH: Baby Freaks Out Over Ball Machine

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.02.2013 | UK Comedy

To be fair to the kid in this video, we think we'd freak out if we were sitting in front of this particularly awesome ball machine. Just click play...

Mr Greene and the Places He Takes Me

Lana Citron | Posted 06.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lana Citron

I have always enjoyed a solitary state without distractions, so I can 'away with the fairies' or lose myself in the lull of a soft breeze, carrying smatterings of conversations, bird song, the distant flow of traffic, barks, bells, road works and that which is named silence in a city such as this.

WATCH: How To Discipline A Baby

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.01.2013 | UK Comedy

Hoorah! Gavin McInnes is back with another instructional video! Yes, after recently bringing us his top self-defence tips, the father-of-two has re...

Childcare Ratios Need to Be Relaxed if We Are Going to Make Lasting Change

Ben Black | Posted 31.03.2013 | UK Politics
Ben Black

Having children with a French wife, I have experienced the childcare provided in France, and am happy to see the proposal bring us closer in line with other European countries. It's not about reinventing the wheel but learning from those who are already there, and making it work for us.

WATCH: Aliens Communicate Through Baby

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2013 | UK Comedy

"Some people believe that babies have the ability to speak their own language," says YouTube channel ToddleTale. "Others believe that aliens actually ...

WATCH: 7-Month-Old Baby Does Gangnam Style

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.01.2013 | UK Comedy

Move over, baby who will only eat to 'Gangnam Style'. There's a new Psy fan in town. Yes, this 7-month-old cutie isn't letting a little thing like ...

Potty Training

Emma Kenny | Posted 25.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Kenny

Potty training might seem daunting, especially to first time parents, but it doesn't need to be as challenging as it sounds. If you are considering ...

Tough Love? A Guide to Controlled Crying for Babies and Frazzled Mums

Suzi Dixon | Posted 23.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Suzi Dixon

Research by American psychologists, published earlier this month, studied the sleep patterns of 1,200 children from birth to three years. Marsha Weinraub, professor of psychology at Temple University in Philadelphia, said that alongside regular bedtimes, it was best for parents to not respond when their children call out or cry, especially after nine or 10 months of age.

Parenting Lessons - For Real!

Lana Citron | Posted 23.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lana Citron

The nesting season began. There was much to be done. A certain someone was expected in the near future. I began by cleaning or rather thinking about cleaning.

Is There a Right Way to Parent?

Zion Lights | Posted 23.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Zion Lights

Parenting is hard work and the issue that holds many parents back from altering their parenting styles is that it's hard to know where to start.

What We Look Like in Our Own Minds

Mette Poynton | Posted 21.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Mette Poynton

My image of myself in my mind is still of a normal, healthy looking woman, not the overweight woman that is the reality.

Childcare Fees - A Nursery Owner's Perspective

Julie Lightley | Posted 18.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Julie Lightley

I believe strongly that high quality childcare is something which should be accessible to all, particularly as research shows that children who attend an excellent setting (nursery), followed by receiving a high standard of teaching in a primary school, have a significant boost in their development.

The Truth About Babies, New Parents and Crack Addicts

Alfie Evers | Posted 10.03.2013 | UK Comedy
Alfie Evers

Have you met new parents? I really can't tell the difference between them or crack addicts. In fact, I'm convinced they're the same. Bloodshot eyes, pale skin, always say stuff like; "it's really great you should try it". They don't realise how desperately unhappy they are.

Childish Behaviour

Jacob Greaves | Posted 05.03.2013 | UK Politics
Jacob Greaves

In this seemingly endless episode of tit-for-tat between Russia and the US, Russian politicians have landed a blow against everyday Russians and Americans - and from it gained very little.

Tip For Twin Parents: Synchronize Your Twins

Mette Poynton | Posted 05.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Mette Poynton

Don't fear... having twins is in fact NOT double the work... what it is, is a bit more work and planning than you would have with one baby, but DOUBLE THE JOY!

Out of the Blue and Into the Pink

Lana Citron | Posted 23.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lana Citron

Don't get me started on the pink aisle. I'm a little bit rabid about the pink aisle. I'll bore you - suffice to say I don't do pink. If the Interloper is a girl, there will be a careful vetoing of toys reinforcing the idea a women's worth is dependent on her looks, or that catering to the needs of men is the only way forward (basically, all toys on the pink aisle).

Should Children Have a Fast-Track Education From Birth?

Ian Hunt | Posted 13.02.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Ian Hunt

Excessive tiger parenting? A blight on normal childhood? That really depends on your view of how far structure and tuition affects children's enjoyment of their daily life, and what the benefits might be longer-term.

The Eternal Optimist

Lana Citron | Posted 15.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lana Citron

Previous marvelling at the human female form has now turned to gasps of bewilderment. I was seeing bits of my body I had never seen before and losing sight of other bits; my nipples were darkening, the bump beginning to feel heavy and the belly button on the turn - inside out.

WATCH: Babies Trying To Stay Awake

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.12.2012 | UK Comedy

Life, eh? It's all very exciting - but sometimes you've just got to catch 40 winks. And if that happens to be when you're in the middle of a meal, out...

Old Sod Wonderments and Maternal Delusion

Lana Citron | Posted 09.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lana Citron

I remember loving this stage. Boy Wonder and I were fluent in monosyllabic squeak. 'Ah bah' translated, (depending on intonation and mood), as 'over there' or 'what's that?' or 'let's go' but mainly, 'I love you Mum, you are the best Mum in the world.'

WATCH: Cat Helps With Baby’s Spanish Lesson

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.12.2012 | UK Comedy

It takes a lot of hard work and perseverance to raise a child as bilingual. And it definitely helps if everyone in the household gets on board and hel...

Life's a Pitch

Lana Citron | Posted 02.02.2013 | UK Entertainment
Lana Citron

Almost 13 years ago, the BBC funded my short, I was the Cigarette Girl. It was shot the first week of my Teenager's life. I recall arriving home from hospital to urgent calls from the director, as last minute changes to the script were required.

The Debilitating Fear Of Pregnancy & Birth That Caused One Already Grieving Mother To Abort Her Baby

Photofeatures.co.uk | Sara C Nelson | Posted 28.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle

A debilitating phobia of pregnancy and childbirth left an already bereaved mother with no choice other than to abort her second baby. Tokophobia a...