UK Babies

Baby Has Priceless Reaction To 'Biting' Shadow Puppet

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 09.06.2016 | UK Parents

A baby who was fascinated by the shadow of her mum's hand, got the shock of her life when it attempted to bite her. When the moving hand comes closer ...

Why 'Hollyoaks' Ayden Callaghan Was Written Out Of Stillbirth Storyline

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 09.06.2016 | UK Parents

'Hollyoaks' actor Ayden Callaghan (a.k.a Joe Roscoe) was written out of his on-screen partner's stillbirth storyline after his fiancée had a miscarri...

Can Babies and Toddlers Manipulate Their Parents?

Sarah Ockwell-Smith | Posted 08.06.2016 | UK Parents
Sarah Ockwell-Smith

The idea of children manipulating their parents via their behaviour, be that crying at night, or tantruming during the day, implies that not only are the children capable of such schemes, but that they also possess a degree of machiavellianism. In reality neither is true.

Five Reasons I Will Not Reproduce

Kylie Barton | Posted 07.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kylie Barton

I have chosen not to have children. My choices and my reasons are my own - I respect others; society please respect mine. If I do wake up one day and have that urge, I will choose to adopt and give an existing life a life they deserve.

New Dad's Hilarious 73-Point Checklist To Son's First Babysitter

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 07.06.2016 | UK Parents

A dad decided to share an old email he sent to his son's first babysitter with the internet, and it's the most detailed email you'll ever read. Reddit...

Bonding With Baby? It's Not Always Easy

Angela Spencer | Posted 06.06.2016 | UK Parents
Angela Spencer

Bonding with your baby the moment they are born is natural, right? Well actually it's not as straightforward as it may seem. In a survey by the National Childcare Trust, one third of new mothers say they struggle to bond with their baby. I say, that's not unusual at all, let me explain.

Smart Phone, (Not So) Smart Idea

Sarah Pool | Posted 06.06.2016 | UK Parents
Sarah Pool

We all know that we are, or are fast becoming a generation addicted to our phone or device and I have little doubt that there are a plethora of posts ...

What is NIPT and Why Is Everyone Talking About It: Mythbusting Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing

Dr Kelly Cohen | Posted 06.06.2016 | UK Parents
Dr Kelly Cohen

a local laboratory for analysis, using an NIPT test such as the IONA® test. During pregnancy, the placenta leaks DNA from the baby into the mothers bloodstream.

Dad Shares 'Bump To Baby Photo, Gets Unexpected Reaction

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 06.06.2016 | UK Parents

A proud dad who posted a touching "before and after" photo of his wife's pregnancy wasn't expecting the reaction it received online. Reddit user Soul...

'Eastenders' Steve McFadden Is Now A Dad Of Five

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 06.06.2016 | UK Parents

'Eastenders' actor Steve McFadden (a.k.a Phil Mitchell) has reportedly become a dad to his fifth child. The 57-year-old's girlfriend Karen Cairns is s...

The Heartbreaking Reason This Baby And Grandfather Are 'Fighting Miracles'

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 03.06.2016 | UK Parents

A mum has shared a photo of her "two fighting miracles" showing the touching bond between her dad and her 10-month-old son. Brandy Gregware explained ...

Ronnie Wood Became A Dad To Twins, Two Days Before He Turned 69

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 01.06.2016 | UK Parents

Ronnie Wood has become a dad to twin girls. The Rolling Stones guitarist is now a dad of six, but the girls are the first children he has had with hi...

Five Myths Non-Parents Are Told Debunked

Sarah Lawton | Posted 31.05.2016 | UK Parents
Sarah Lawton

I personally have heard, and therefore decided to debunk for the sake of humanity, these particular fibs. Please note the heavy dosage of sarcasm here, I do actually quite like being a parent most of the time. But still...

Small Children V Dogs

Frances Taylor | Posted 31.05.2016 | UK Parents
Frances Taylor

He is a disloyal, food stealing, baby waking, neighbour visiting, smelly trip hazard... but for some reason we keep him around. The dog came to live with us a year or so before the toddler was born. As a baby, she was fairly disinterested in him, as he was in her (with the obvious exception of meal times).

Ten Weird Things About Having a Newborn

Elaine Cogan | Posted 29.05.2016 | UK Parents
Elaine Cogan

Someone has just handed you one of your internal organs and helpfully informed you that it is now your sole responsibility to keep this organ alive and breathing. Yes, you. You who have just recovered from major surgery/had twenty nine stitches in a delicate part of your anatomy. Good luck with that!

Mum Convinced Baby Looks Like Gordon Ramsay

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 31.05.2016 | UK Parents

A mum is convinced her 10-month-old son is a mini "Gordon Ramsay", so she decided to tweet the celebrity chef himself. Claire Dempster, 42, from Cardi...

Six-Month-Old Becomes World's Youngest Water Skier

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 26.05.2016 | UK Parents

A six-month-old baby girl has reportedly broken the world record for being the youngest water skier in the world. Zyla St Onge managed to glide a whop...

Mum Gives Birth To 'Heaviest Baby Girl Ever Born'

Caters News Agency | Amy Packham | Posted 26.05.2016 | UK Parents

A mother has given birth to a baby girl weighing 15lbs and doctors claim she's the "heaviest baby girl ever born in the world". Nandini, 19, who goes ...

11 Tricks To Help Your Child Ditch Their Dummy

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 25.05.2016 | UK Parents

No parent looks forward to the time they have to peel their child's dummy off them and break the news it's never coming back. With both patience and d...

Snapchat Filters Send Baby Into Fits Of Giggles

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 25.05.2016 | UK Parents

Using Snapchat to turn your baby into a bearded old man or a puppy with a giant tongue, is an endless source of entertainment for many a parent. This ...

My Fears... Not Hers

Sarah Pool | Posted 25.05.2016 | UK Parents
Sarah Pool

The other day I took my daughter to feed the ducks. I say ducks, but really they were swans, big, hungry, strong-looking swans. My daughter is tiny, the swans were bigger than her.

Ten Top Tips for Harmonious Holidays

Frances Taylor | Posted 25.05.2016 | UK Parents
Frances Taylor

Before I went, I had a post in mind about travelling with two small children. It was going to be something wise and profound which would have people nodding sagely and thinking 'I learned something today'. Obviously I got more than I bargained for and so, much like the plane on the return journey, my foray into travel blogging didn't quite take off as intended.

Tom Fletcher's Son Buddy Is The Spitting Image Of Buzz

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK Parents

Tom Fletcher has given his fans a rare glimpse of his youngest son Buddy and we can confirm he's the spitting image of his older brother. The 30-year-...

If Disney Princesses Were Mums, This Is What They'd Look Like

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK Parents

Disney princesses have been reimagined in many different ways, but this time they've entered the world of parenthood. Isaiah Stephens, who calls hims...

Mums-To-Be Were Given 'Identical' 3D Ultrasounds At This Clinic

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 20.05.2016 | UK Parents

Two expectant mums were "livid" when they realised their 3D ultrasound images of their unborn babies were identical. Jenn Cusimano, from Canada, decid...