Child Health

Piers Morgan Wades In On McDonald's Packed Lunch Debate: 'That's Abuse'

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 28.03.2017 | UK Parents

Piers Morgan has waded in on the packed lunch debate after parents were called out for sending kids to school with “worrying” lunches. The ‘Good...

Pregnant Mum Carrying Terminally Ill Baby Full Term On Why 'It's Not The Time To Be Sad'

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK Parents

A pregnant woman and her husband have spoken about their decision to carry their terminally ill baby full term, so they could donate her organs. When ...

Why It's Vital Parents Know The Pressures Mentally Affecting Young Girls (And How To Help)

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 16.03.2017 | UK Parents

At age 14, Naomi was feeling pressure from all sides of her life. At school, she had pressure around exams, getting her grades and starting to plan he...

Tommee Tippee Launch Investigation After Parents Complain About 'Slimy' Milk Machines

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 15.03.2017 | UK Parents

Tommee Tippee has launched an investigation after parents across the UK have claimed one of the company’s milk machines becomes filled with a hidden...

Mum Warns Parents About Dangers Of Vacuum Cleaners After Son Suffers Fourth Degree Burn

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Parents

Warning: This post contains graphic images. A mum has issued a warning to other parents about the dangers of vacuum cleaners after her 16-month-old ...

'Broadchurch' Star Sarah Parish Opens Up About Losing Eight-Month-Old Daughter

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Parents

Sarah Parish has opened up about the devastating loss of her eight-month-old daughter in 2009. The ‘Broadchurch’ actress, 48, and her husband 42-...

Parents May Still Be Putting Newborn Babies At Risk Of Cot Deaths, Warns Charity

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 13.03.2017 | UK Parents

Parents may be putting newborn babies at risk of cot death, a charity has warned, after a survey found many were happy to let their baby sleep on thei...

Mum Finds Toddler Comforting Baby Brother Who Has Terminal Cancer

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 10.03.2017 | UK Parents

A mum has captured the moment she discovered her toddler cuddling and comforting his baby brother who has terminal cancer. Sheryl Blanksby, from Austr...

Natasha Hamilton Shares Graphic Image Of Son's 'Terrible Reaction' To Henna Tattoo

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Parents

Natasha Hamilton’s son suffered a severe skin reaction after getting a henna tattoo on holiday. The ‘Atomic Kitten’ star and mum-of-four, shared...

Mum Complains Of 'Lunchbox Police' At Daughter's School

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 03.03.2017 | UK Parents

A mum has appealed to Mumsnet users for advice after she was criticised by her daughter’s school for the amount of food in her lunchbox. ‘LemonDri...

Facebook Post Celebrates Vernix, The 'Birthday Frosting' Some Babies Are Born With

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 03.03.2017 | UK Parents

Warning: This article contains images of a medical nature. A parenting Facebook page is celebrating “birthday frosting” on newborn babies with a ...

Lidl Has Found A Brilliant Way To Encourage Kids To Eat More Veg

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 07.03.2017 | UK Parents

Lidl is piloting a new fun-size vegetable range to encourage children to eat their greens. The supermarket announced that stores will launch five new ...

Duchess Of Cambridge Meets Mum Of Premature Baby Born With Half A Heart

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 01.03.2017 | UK Parents

The Duchess of Cambridge comforted a new mother whose premature son was born with half a heart, during her latest royal visit. She was opening the Ro...

Parents Urged To Spend 60 Seconds Learning First Aid Which Could Save Their Child's Life

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 23.02.2017 | UK Parents

Parents are being urged to spend just one minute learning first aid skills, which could ultimately save their child’s life in the future. Channel M...

Government Plan To Prevent Child Obesity Is 'Severely Limited', Medical Experts Claim

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 22.02.2017 | UK Parents

The government’s plan to prevent child obesity is “severely limited”, a team of experts has claimed in an article published in the British Medic...

Mum Shares Heartbreaking Photo Of Son Battling Cancer To Show Life 'Isn't Always Pretty'

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 21.02.2017 | UK Parents

A mum has shared a heartbreaking photo of her 10-year-old son who is battling cancer to show life isn’t always “politically correct and pretty”....

Autism Charity 'Deeply Concerned' That Link Between Vaccines And Autism Has Resurfaced

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 24.02.2017 | UK Parents

The National Autistic Society has said it is “deeply concerning” that discredited claims about a link between vaccination and autism have resurfac...

Scarlet Fever Cases Increase In Spring, So Here's What To Look Out For

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Parents

Scarlet fever cases in children can increase during spring, so it’s important parents know what to look out for. The condition, sometimes referred ...

This Video Of A Girl Who Has Endured 2 Bone Marrow Transplants Has 25 Million Views

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK Parents

A girl who has overcome two bone marrow transplants has won people’s hearts on the internet, including that of her favourite singer. Four-year-old ...

More Children And Young People With Cancer Are Surviving Than Ever Before

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK Parents

More children and young people who have been diagnosed with cancer are surviving than ever before, a report has shown. The National Cancer Registratio...

How Parents Can Teach Kindness To Kids, To Encourage Good Mental Health

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 07.02.2017 | UK Parents

Whatever age your child is, it is never too early or too late to start thinking about their mental health. The NSPCC revealed there was a “sharp ri...

Six-Year-Old Boy Can't Stop Dancing As He Celebrates End Of Chemotherapy

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 07.02.2017 | UK Parents

A six-year-old boy who did an adorable dance to celebrate the end of his chemotherapy treatment, is winning over hearts on the internet. Jimmy Spagnol...

Chemmy Alcott Reveals Why She Stored Her Newborn Baby Boy's Stem Cells

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 30.01.2017 | UK Parents

Chemmy Alcott has revealed she stored the stem cells of her newborn son from her umbilical cord and placenta. The Olympic ski champion, 34, who gave b...

Boost Your Child's Back-To-School Immunity

Polly Humphris | Posted 30.01.2017 | UK Parents
Polly Humphris

Little ones flying the nest for the first time; big ones heading off to secondary school with barely more than a glance back at the gates; the new school year is well underway, which means coughs and colds will no doubt be rearing their ugly heads soon too.

Mum Shares Video Of Her 'Hitting' Newborn Baby To Raise Awareness Of Rare Condition

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK Parents

A mum filmed a video of herself “hitting” her daughter on the chest to raise awareness of her baby’s rare condition. Sam Carrier, from Birmingha...