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Mum Claims To Have Captured Ghost On Baby Monitor Footage

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 03.02.2016 | UK Parents

A mum got a fright when she spotted a strange shape hovering over her daughter's cot on her baby monitor screen. Jade Yates shared the recording ab...

Valentine's Day - A Celebration of Love

Lisa Roberts | Posted 02.02.2016 | UK Parents
Lisa Roberts

Nothing can prepare you for the fierce, unconditional love you feel for your new-born baby, a powerful love that deepens with every passing day as you grip tightly on board the roller-coaster of those first few weeks.

'There's Something Wrong With Your Baby's Heart' - Seven Words That Changed Our Lives

Aimee Foster | Posted 24.01.2016 | UK Parents
Aimee Foster

We made the heartbreaking decision to withdraw her life support. It was the kind thing to do. She had fought such a brave fight but now her little heart couldn't cope. Our little girl died because her heart was too big. At least we were able to have one cuddle without wires and machines as she died. She died in the arms of parents who loved her so much. I hope she felt that love.

Wakeful Windows?

Lucy Shrimpton | Posted 19.01.2016 | UK Parents
Lucy Shrimpton

In a nutshell, a wakeful window is the average amount of time your little one can stay awake in any one stretch. Knowing your child's optimum sleep window can make a huge difference to how easily they settle to sleep and how long they stay asleep- think of it as your bedtime window of opportunity, paving the way for a much smoother bedtime or nap time routine!

Daddy and Baby Attend a Baby Group... Without Mummy

Andrew Robinson | Posted 11.01.2016 | UK Parents
Andrew Robinson

Baby's bag was packed; baby was dressed and fed. A slow drive down to the church hall venue followed. My heart pumping vigorously. 'Will my car break down and get me out of trouble here'? Nope. 'I am on my own here, no-one else can save me now'.

Predicting Popular Baby Names for 2016

Lisa Roberts | Posted 06.01.2016 | UK Parents
Lisa Roberts

Whilst we know names are influenced by celebrities (remember the popularity of Kylie...) and new babies from those celebrities, the most notable new arrival has been Princess Charlotte, with many girls born this year being named after our new princess.

Mum Whose Pregnancy Caused Her Cancer Is Given The All Clear

Caters | Paige Haydon | Posted 30.12.2015 | UK Parents

A mother who nearly died from a pregnancy-induced cancer is now back at home with her baby, after being given the all clear. Deborah Nabbs, 36, fro...

Dramatic Moment Doctors Save Choking Baby Who Swallowed A Watch (GRAPHIC)

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 22.12.2015 | UK Parents

WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT The moment doctors saved the life of a choking baby has been captured in a dramatic video. The 20 second clip shows the...

Get Knitted Out for Christmas Day

Sophia Walker | Posted 18.12.2015 | UK Parents
Sophia Walker

Christmas gifts such as handbags, jewelry and chocolates have been replaced with practical items such as a new baby carrier, Maxi-Cosi car seat and playpen - yes for me of course, Baby Boo gets a whole set of toys, books and fun!

Why Is Christmas So Fancy These Days?

Sarah Turner | Posted 17.12.2015 | UK Parents
Sarah Turner

I'm already breaking out into sweats about having to make an elaborate sheep onesie when Henry starts school next year, after witnessing parents stressing out on social media about nativity costumes. I was Mary in the nativity play once and I'm pretty sure I wore a bed sheet. Everybody else wore tea towels on their heads. It did the job.

My Darling Boy, If Only You Knew

Sarah Turner | Posted 10.12.2015 | UK Parents
Sarah Turner

You are a rather strange being, my darling, but I love the bones of you. I love your laugh and the way you indiscriminately use 'BAAAAAA' as the sound for all farmyard animals. I love your crazy hair and the fact that you always smell of Cow & Gate Spaghetti Bolognese, even when you've had a wash.

Surviving Christmas With Small Children

Kirsty Smith | Posted 09.12.2015 | UK Parents
Kirsty Smith

There is no better festive entertainment than watching a room full of small children run screaming from a sweaty man in a polyester fat suit and a fake beard. This is because small children have an innate fear of strange men climbing into their bedrooms in the middle of the night which can only be a good thing.

How to Party Like a Mother at Christmas

Yvette Lamb | Posted 08.12.2015 | UK Parents
Yvette Lamb

So your partner is out on his Christmas Do, cramming 12 months of no social life into six hours. At home it's just you and the baby who is asleep... for the moment. You are alone, you are bored. It's Christmas damn it!

The Fear of Losing Another Baby

Katy Flint | Posted 07.12.2015 | UK Parents
Katy Flint

I lost a baby. My second pregnancy did not go well and I miscarried at seven weeks. I know that is not as traumatic as some pregnancies that make it further down the line but each loss breaks you.

Women in Business Q&A: Aileen Chen, Co-founder & CEO of Belly Armor

Laura Dunn | Posted 06.12.2015 | UK
Laura Dunn

Aileen Chen is the co-founder and CEO of Belly Armor. When she was pregnant with her first child, she researched into the potential health impact of r...

What a Mum Really Wants for Christmas

Lisa Roberts | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK Parents
Lisa Roberts

So what do you buy a new mum for Christmas? Or mum to be? As I work with a team of mums with a mission to delight them at every given opportunity, I believe that all present buying for such special people should be thoughtfully considered.

Parents Create Beautiful Pregnancy Time-Lapse Video From 2,000 Photos

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 26.11.2015 | UK Parents

A couple have made a creative pregnancy time-lapse video using 2,000 photos they took during the nine months. Mark and Brittany Sherman from Americ...

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.