UK Babies

11 Types of Mum You Meet at Baby Group

Laura Powell-Corbett | Posted 06.07.2015 | UK Parents
Laura Powell-Corbett

Having held the title "Mummy" for just over two and a half years I have been around the block with the baby groups and coffee mornings.  Probably even more so given the fact I emigrated when the Toddler was six months old and all the work I had put into meeting Mum friends had to be re-done.

11 Things All Parents Have Done When Their Babies Won't Sleep...

Helen Wallen | Posted 18.06.2015 | UK Parents
Helen Wallen

Babies don't sleep. And anyone who has somehow managed to acquire one that does, I can assure you it's either 'pure luck', or that you've now become so delirious from the sleep deprivation (and accompanying gin-habit) that you've actually stopped noticing when you're awake...

Just Some Twin Babies Having A Chat And Laughing Their Socks Off

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK Comedy

If you have children then you'll be aware of the magical time during which they start to become aware of the world around them. This video, shot ...

Twenty Ways You Know You're a First Time Mum...

Jessica Brown | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK Parents
Jessica Brown

You've started to talk in code to your ‎partner when discussing dirty nappies. "A five-wiper or more?", "Curry or Marmite?". Never has the discussion of poop interested you so much.

20 Places To Take Your Kids Before They Grow Up

Parentdish UK | Liz Stansfield | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK Parents

While we want our children to grow up and see as much as the world as possible, some places are best experienced before adulthood. Build up a memory b...

There's No One I'd Rather Talk About My Vagina With...

Amy Ransom | Posted 04.06.2015 | UK Parents
Amy Ransom

I'm sitting in the park and on the table in front of me are a new NCT group. They've all met up with newborns and husbands and I've had to stop myself from going over and sitting with them. Joining in their conversation. Talking about my piles. And giving unsolicited advice. (Yup. I'm going to be THAT type of MIL. Shoot me now. Do it.)

I Apologise When My Baby Cries

Jo Eden | Posted 04.06.2015 | UK Parents
Jo Eden

Before you had children did you silently judge the parents that seemingly couldn't cope with their screaming little brats? Were you the type of person that used that annoying phrase, "if I had kids they wouldn't do that!"

Email Fraudsters Are in the Wrong Business

Nic Stevenson | Posted 04.06.2015 | UK Parents
Nic Stevenson

Picture the scene, it's 4am, you've had forty minutes sleep in three bouts since 5am yesterday and over the crackly monitor comes the familiar half coughed cry just as your head hits the pillow...

Weddings With a Baby: A Guide

Annie Ridout | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Parents
Annie Ridout

Firstly, don't do it. Leave the baby with grandparents, a childminder, your neighbour, the local shopkeeper; anyone who's free. But if none of these options are a goer - if, for instance, your sister is getting married and has vaguely assigned the role of flower girl to your not-quite-walking daughter - you'll have to bring them with you.

Baby Bake Off Is Really Cute But Also Very Messy

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 01.06.2015 | UK Comedy

How could we possibly make Great British Bake Off any better? Replacing the contestants with babies, of course... At least their Pampers will make ...

Cafe Owner Responds To Complaint About A Mother Breastfeeding In The Best Way Possible

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 31.05.2015 | UK Parents

When a man complained to a cafe owner about a woman breastfeeding nearby, she was having none of it. The “middle-aged gentleman” told the owner...

Parents: Why I'm Awake

Yvette Lamb | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Parents
Yvette Lamb

I can see that in theory, when the room temperature is just so, the blinds are drawn and the appropriate gaps between naps have been reached; I should happily nod off. However, as we are both aware, this often isn't how it goes down. And you, I am guessing, want to know why.

Does Birth Really Belong to Men?

Lottie Daley | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Parents
Lottie Daley

In 2015, the environment available to majority of women is counterproductive for birth and not based on what we know is best for mums. It is this that I think we as a society, should be pursing as an essential change to offset the very real risk of losing the beauty of childbirth. Why is this so?

Earthquake Babies - A Look to Nepal's Future

David Bull | Posted 24.05.2015 | UK
David Bull

Children and new born babies have been hit hardest. We estimate that the lives of almost 18,000 mothers and babies could be at risk, unless urgent action is taken to restore healthcare systems. In addition, the latest statistics show that around twelve babies are being born every hour without access to basic healthcare.

This Is What It's Like When Your Kids Really Don't Sleep

Kiran Chug | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Parents
Kiran Chug

As they grow, there are good runs and bad runs. Over winter it doesn't end, this relay of broken nights. They begin with sickness and end with sickness, the washing machine spins constantly, the soundtrack to dark.

Six Simple Rules Every Parent Should Follow When Naming Their Baby

Nic Stevenson | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK Parents
Nic Stevenson

What you decide now will likely still be affecting their lives in fifty, sixty, seventy years time... So no pressure then. We found some rules helped - at least to narrow down the contenders for us...

All of This... Is Motherhood

Yvette Lamb | Posted 14.05.2015 | UK Parents
Yvette Lamb

It is early rising and midnight waking, it is wiping noses... and bums. It is the park all year round; it is play dough, sand and crayons. It is travelling heavy and never 'nipping out'; it is laughter - so much laughter.

Why Babies Would Rather Listen To Each Other Than To You

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 13.05.2015 | UK Parents

Babies are much more interested in hearing other babies babble away than they are in listening to what their parents have to say, according to a new s...

Here Are Baby Naming Traditions From Around The World

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 13.05.2015 | UK Parents

Naming your newborn is possibly one of the toughest decisions you're going to make, and it's not one that's taken lightly. With the new idea that t...

The Truth About Coming to Terms With a Post-Baby Body

Sara McCorquodale | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Parents
Sara McCorquodale

Women in my family had warned me, spouted about peaches becoming spaniel ears and what have you, but I thought maybe it wouldn't happen to me. Perhaps it was a generational thing that - like perms and home owning - would basically pass mine by.

Traditional Baby Names Are Becoming More Unusual

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Parents

When a celebrity names their child something out of the ordinary - be it Apple, North West, or Ocean - there always follows a public outcry. But it...

Huge 6kg Baby Born To Lucky First-Time Mum

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Parents

A lucky (and probably exhausted) first-time mum from the USA has given birth to a hefty 13lb 10oz (6.2kg) baby, prompting the hospital to say it may b...

7 Of The Most Popular Kids On Instagram

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Parents

Instagram is a guilty pleasure of many, whether it's scrolling through gorgeous homeware inspiration, or finding that perfect picture to post. It's...

Most Popular Baby Names In The US Revealed

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 08.05.2015 | UK Parents

Princess Charlotte is already well ahead of the trend in the baby name stakes - well, certainly in the US. The country's social security administr...

A Baby Is Not a Chattel

Frank Furedi | Posted 08.05.2015 | UK
Frank Furedi

I was genuinely shocked and appalled to discover that a Judge had ruled that a one year old infant should be taken away from her mother and handed ove...