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!

Me and My Newborn - 10 Things I Did During the Newborn Days

SJ Snelson | Posted 26.05.2016 | UK Parents
SJ Snelson

I had expected having a new born in my life to be relentlessly hard; I had expected to feel completely sleep deprived and exhausted. And that was where my expectations had ended.

What Do Mums of Newborns Really Need?

Sarah Lawton | Posted 12.05.2016 | UK Parents
Sarah Lawton

What do Mums of newborns really need? The baby product industry is booming. There's everything available, from silver topped dummies to little tubes that suck bogies out of your offspring's dinky nostrils*. But what do you really need when you have a newborn?

Surviving Life With a Newborn and Toddler

Liz Lowe | Posted 03.05.2016 | UK Parents
Liz Lowe

I had a baby. The last time I had a baby was just over two years ago, around the same time that we began watching Game of Thrones. Interestingly, I can remember virtually every storyline of Game of Thrones and yet I had forgotten many of the details of life with a newborn.

You Can Now Pay Someone To Find A Name For Your Baby

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 21.04.2016 | UK Parents

Some parents-to-be are so worried about choosing the perfect name for their baby that they're calling on the help of 'experts'. Brand agencies in Ame...

If Only Someone Had Told Me

Karen Hall | Posted 20.04.2016 | UK Parents
Karen Hall

As an antenatal educator, I am often advised of the many ways in which I failed to prepare people for what it's really like to have a baby, and find yourself relentlessly on call to a tyrannical but adored bundle of cute, who speaks no language that you know, and for whose health and well-being you are entirely responsible.

Having a Newborn Baby Is Hard

Anne Marshall | Posted 15.04.2016 | UK Parents
Anne Marshall

Having a newborn is hard. It makes you crazy. They leave your body, and take your mind on the way out. Small they may be, but don't mistake the power of a newborn baby. With a Jedi-like skill, they can pull you in to their stare, like an X-wing to the Death Star, with a gravitational force you cannot ignore.

Finnish Baby Box Trend Is Coming To The UK

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 06.04.2016 | UK Parents

A Scandinavian baby trend, that involves expectant mothers being given a 'starter kit' baby box, is being piloted in the UK. In May 2016, Queen Charl...

This Is How Much Sleep Your Kids Should Be Getting At Different Ages

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 05.04.2016 | UK Parents

Parents know how important sleep is for children, but not everyone is aware how much kids need. When children are young, naps are a crucial part of th...

Tummy Time Can Help Protect Babies From This Little Known Condition

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 04.04.2016 | UK Parents

A mother whose son was diagnosed with plagiocephaly - also known as "flat head syndrome" - has opened up about the little-known condition in a bid to ...

These Baby Names Are 'Becoming Extinct'

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 30.03.2016 | UK Parents

Parents looking for unique baby names for their children could be missing a trick when it comes to finding inspiration. Mums and dads in Australia dis...

Baby Photoshoot Goes Spectacularly Wrong

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 30.03.2016 | UK Parents

Newborn babies can be pretty unpredictable, as this photographer knows only too well. Abbie Rogers from Indiana, America, who has been photographing b...

Baby's Face Turns Sour Every Time Mum Utters This Word

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 29.03.2016 | UK Parents

A mother who was innocently chatting to her baby about the dinosaurs on his t-shirt came across one word he was not happy hearing. When she imitated ...

Mum Invents New Basket Cot To Help Care For Daughter With Down's Syndrome

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 24.03.2016 | UK Parents

Any new mother bringing her baby home wants to wrap them up in cotton wool and ensure they're comfortable, safe and loved. But for Sinead Murphy, 37, ...

Rare Names Given To Babies In 2015

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 24.03.2016 | UK Parents

Some parents search high and low to find a baby name that isn't among the most popular. American parenting website, BabyCenter, looked at data from mo...

Your Baby Can Now Drink Out Of A Champagne Flute-Style Bottle

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 24.03.2016 | UK Parents

If you have cause for celebration your baby can now join you in raising a glass. Of milk of course. A new alternative to a classic baby's milk bottle...

The Definitive Ranking Of Boys' Baby Names, As Voted By You

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 24.03.2016 | UK Parents

We've found a more exciting way to find inspiration for your baby names and it's in the form of a quiz. For those parents-to-be expecting baby boys, w...

Meet The Celebrity Babies Born In 2016

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 23.03.2016 | UK Parents

It's always exciting when a celebrity baby is welcomed into the world. Find out which famous faces had new additions in their families in 2016 with ou...

Gareth Bale Announces Birth Of Daughter With Sweet Photo

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 23.03.2016 | UK Parents

Gareth Bale is now the father of two little girls. The Real Madrid footballer announced on Instagram that his partner Emma Rhys-Jones had given birth ...

First Time Busy Mums Guide to a Baby: Week Four

Olga Levancuka | Posted 17.02.2016 | UK Parents
Olga Levancuka

Arrange for your partner, husband or a reliable friend to look after your child for just an hour approximately. Feed your child, change their nappy and head out of the door to the nearest coffee shop. Enjoy a hot drink of your choice in peace.

Dad's Urgent Warning To Parents About Hand Washing

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 11.02.2016 | UK Parents

A dad is urging parents to wash their hands before handling babies after his daughter temporarily "flatlined". The Imgur user shared two photos of...

I Think My Husband's Trying To Impregnate Me

Abbey Michelle | Posted 03.02.2016 | UK Parents
Abbey Michelle

It's not that I don't want more babies. I definitely definitely do. But, and this is a big takes slightly more effort for the woman to bring a baby into the world than a man.

Would You Have a 'Natural Cesarean'?

Charlotte Philby | Posted 28.09.2015 | UK Parents
Charlotte Philby

A week or so later it's impossible to say for certain quite what the impact of this delivery was, but I can honestly say that of all my three children (all equally delightful, of course) this baby has been by a long shot the most calm and content, latching onto the breast with ease and hardly ever grizzling or crying.

The Alternative Baby Glossary... (Contains No Gloss and Lots of Disappointment)

Helen Wallen | Posted 10.09.2015 | UK Parents
Helen Wallen

Parenting is like an entirely new language... and unless you're already fluent in babbling your way through a baby-wearing growth-spurt with confused nipples then you'll probably need to read this. (with a gin.)

Newborn's 'Butt Exploded' All Over Baby-Daddy Bonding Photoshoot

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 28.08.2015 | UK Parents

Newborn photoshoots are a sweet way to document the beginning of a baby's life, but these parents got a lot more than they bargained for when it came ...