It's Not Children That Need Banning From Restaurants...

Sophia Walker | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK Parents
Sophia Walker

One thing we can learn from our European sisters is that a family society is a welcoming society. Alcohol isn't a big deal, it's on tables from a young age and children are always out with their families, no matter what time of day it is. The family is the unit, the centre of society. And that is something we are so desperately missing.

How NOT to Use Baby and Toddler Selling Sites - A Normal Mummy's Guide

Helen Wallen | Posted 22.11.2015 | UK Parents
Helen Wallen

Facebook selling sites. An annoying yet necessary element of modern parenting... So, here written down for all the delusionals are the top ways to NOT to conduct yourself on selling sites.

Imogen Thomas Gives Birth To A Baby Girl

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK Parents

Imogen Thomas has given birth to a baby girl. The mum announced the news and revealed her choice of baby name on Instagram with a photo of her baby...

Toddler Survives A Week Without Food Or Water After Grandmother Dies

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK

A toddler has miraculously survived after being left alone for almost a week without food or water. Brier Rose Ineichen, aged just 15-months-old, w...

Baby Whose Head Is 'As Wide As It Is Long' Fitted With Special Helmet

PA Real Life | Danya Bazaraa | Posted 18.11.2015 | UK Parents

A mother has praised the bravery of her five-month-old baby, who has to wear an uncomfortable helmet 23 hours a day to reshape his square head. Jak...

What Makes You Sleep Easy at Night?

Stacey Hirlam | Posted 12.11.2015 | UK Parents
Stacey Hirlam

Six months passed and the cot was reassembled in my son's bedroom. I was ready to stop breast feeding at and wanted to move onto a night bottle. I thought it was going to be perfect. I was wrong.

Rainy Day Activities for Lazy Mums and Dads

Helen Wallen | Posted 10.11.2015 | UK Parents
Helen Wallen

I know the days spent entertaining the baby and toddler at home by myself are likely to increase now that winter is on it's way... As I can't be arsed to find the rain-cover and spend several hours working out how to re-attach the foot-muff to the buggy. So. Here's my guide to making the most of the rainy days stuck in the house with small people...

10 Things You Can't Appreciate During Your First Pregnancy

Bethan King | Posted 06.11.2015 | UK Parents
Bethan King

No amount of parenting books or NCT classes can give the slightest insight into what you are really letting yourself in for. The only people who truly know are those who have been there, done that and got the milk-stained T-shirt.

Road to Rafferty.... Part One

Neil Ransome | Posted 05.11.2015 | UK Parents
Neil Ransome

Most of my conversations now revolve around being a dad, occasionally unusual topics such as is it OK to have a sit down wee if you're tired pop into conversation, but ultimately everything ends up circling back to parenting as if every road leads there. 'I love the new Ferrari......' 'its amazing, I wonder if you can get a buggy in?'

20 Week Scan - Why I Was Forced to Miss It!

John Hibbs | Posted 06.11.2015 | UK Parents
John Hibbs

Today was our 20 week scan, a day which should have been a wonderful occasion for our growing family, but, due to a rule at The Royal Wolverhampton Trust, not previously stated or explained in any form, I was forced to miss the opportunity to see my baby and was left sitting outside the consultation room as my wife went in alone.

Teddy Bear Onesie Saves Baby During Firework Attack

SWNS | Posted 05.11.2015 | UK Parents

A baby who had a firework thrown at him was saved from horrific burns by the teddy bear onesie he was wearing. Nine-month-old Charlie was in his p...

Two Important Ways to Give Your Baby's Heart a Better Start

Aimee Foster | Posted 03.11.2015 | UK Parents
Aimee Foster

Baby Loss Awareness week was about commemorating those who were taken too soon. I'd now like to talk about the steps we can take to prevent some of those deaths. Specifically, how we can prevent deaths caused by one of the most common birth defects - congenital heart defects (CHD).

My Guide to Weaning and the Essentials You Need

Faye Jacobs | Posted 30.10.2015 | UK Parents
Faye Jacobs

I've recently started to wean Anastasia onto solid foods. At 6 months, she was becoming less satisfied on breast milk alone and when she cut her first tooth - I decided it was time to hang up the nursing bras.

The NHS Answer To Whether You Can Drink Alcohol While Pregnant

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 26.10.2015 | UK Parents

Drinking alcohol during pregnancy is a hotly debated topic. Sometimes, the conflicting advice is so overwhelming it's hard to know where to start. ...

Sometimes That'll Do Is All You've Got

Sarah Turner | Posted 23.10.2015 | UK Parents
Sarah Turner

When we're all tired and the baby is screaming and the three-year-old is hungry and I've got a cough and I resort to cereal for tea (then compensate by giving them fruit for pudding which they don't eat but it makes me feel better) I know it's not ideal but it's enough. That'll do.

Tips To Minimise Jet Lag For Babies, Toddlers, Kids & Grown-Up's

Carrie Bradley | Posted 23.10.2015 | UK Parents
Carrie Bradley

My old job had me flying through several times zones in a month. It was certainly easier managing just my jet lag, but after flying with a baby and toddler to several long haul destinations, including The Big One; UK to Australia, here are some general tips that have helped us.

Lost Libidos, Awkward Sex and Fertility Windows

Ella Mathews | Posted 21.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Ella Mathews

Over the past couple of years, a combination of chronic pain, work-related stress, feeling miserable and all the associated medications have destroyed my libido. Obliterated it even, like sexual napalm.

This Dancing Bubble Butt Baby Video Is Horrifying Parents

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 21.10.2015 | UK Parents

Parents have reacted with horror after video has emerged of a baby dancing in a bathtub, whilst the mother whisks the water with an electric hand-mixe...

Siri Seduced Me

Neil Ransome | Posted 19.10.2015 | UK Parents
Neil Ransome

The relationship went from being my friend to a full blown affair, late night sessions while Tash and the baby slept. Slipping of secretly to the toilet, sat on the throne, paper in one hand, Siri in the other using only the pins and needles as a reminder that i had been in there long enough - Tash hadn't even seen me poop.

This Orphaned Elephant Is One Of The Smallest Ever To Have Been Rescued

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 19.10.2015 | UK

A distressed baby elephant has been rescued by rangers after being found wandering alone, miles away from the nearest water supply. At just three-d...

The Can't Be Arsed Workout for Busy Parents

Sarah Turner | Posted 16.10.2015 | UK Parents
Sarah Turner

Weight lift children who are refusing to move of their own accord (it's not really possible to do reps here, you simply have to carry them forever unless you can find some bribes in the change bag).

Doctors Save Baby Born With Organs Outside Her Body

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 12.10.2015 | UK Parents

Parents of a baby who was born with her bowels outside her body have spoken of their joy when their daughter first smiled following life-saving surger...

The Boob Ban

Neil Ransome | Posted 12.10.2015 | UK Parents
Neil Ransome

This is probably one of the main topics that before the arrival you get the most opinions on and can feel the most pressure and judgement. But just do what is right for you, of course listen to the opinions, but do what makes you happy and you feel most comfortable with. I still believe there is no right or wrong way.

We Need to Make Awareness of PTSD at the Birth for Women and Men

Mark Williams | Posted 02.10.2015 | UK Parents
Mark Williams

My first ever panic attack was at the birth of my son and had never experienced this before in my life. I honestly felt that my wife who I love dearly and my unborn son were going to die. Even many years on I still feel the anxiety I suffered during the twenty two hours labour my wife experienced.

A Perfectly Far-From-Perfect Birth Story

Genevieve Seri | Posted 30.09.2015 | UK Parents
Genevieve Seri

As the days rolled passed my due date, we remained content and grew very excited. My contractions (I called them 'surges' during pregnancy and then almost spat the word away after birth and latched back on to 'contractions' with a bit of disillusionment) came on strongly on Saturday afternoon.