UK Newborn

Eight Surprising Ways To Improve Your Baby's Sleep - Without Sleep Training!

Sarah Ockwell-Smith | Posted 06.09.2017 | UK Parents
Sarah Ockwell-Smith

Sleep training tends to punish babies and toddlers for problems that don't belong to them. They are left to cry, put down while they still need a hug, denied milk when they are hungry and ignored when they most need comfort. I don't actually believe any parent wants this for their children, yet their exhaustion leaves them with no other choice. Or so they think

9 Newborn Essentials: The First Months At Home

Kerstin Vintila | Posted 27.07.2017 | UK Parents
Kerstin Vintila

As new parents we discovered that the wide world of baby products is vast and from the beginning we were bombarded with baby industry marketing. The l...

These Robot Babies Are So Realistic, We're Struggling To Work Out What Is Real

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 13.06.2017 | UK Tech

With advances across the robotics industry, the last year has seen innovative machines that can weed your garden, park your car, perform brain surgery...

Parenting Hack: This Dad Can Stop His Baby Screaming With One Simple Move

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 18.05.2017 | UK Parents

After finding out that babies in Britain cry more than those in other parts of the world (tell us something we don’t know), we’ve been praying for...

This 'Maternity Salad' Claims To Help Overdue Mums Go Into Labour

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 10.03.2017 | UK Parents

For all the overdue mums out there, you might feel like you have tried everything - walking, spicy food, or even having sex if you’re feeling brave,...

Dear First-Time Mum

Laura Pearson | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Parents
Laura Pearson

If you are wondering how you're going to get to the end of the day, know that other mums are wondering too. If you are wishing for time away, and feeling guilty about that, know that other mums are wishing for the same. If you are feeling that an essential part of you, the very core of you, has been lost, know that other mums are feeling that too. They might not say it, but they are. You, and they, are heroes.

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 ...

Incredible Video Shows 'Next Level Of Baby Bump Scans' Using High-Tech MRI

SWNS | Amy Packham | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK Parents

An incredible video is said to be the “next level of baby bump scans” using hi-tech MRI that is so detailed, it reaches right through the unborn b...

Mum Gives Birth To Baby Weighing 13lb 6oz Using Only Gas And Air

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK Parents

A mum gave birth to a baby weighing 13lb 6oz using only gas and air, and no one was more shocked than she was. Natashia Corrigan, from Melbourne, Aust...

This Trick Could Send Your Little One To Sleep In 60 Seconds

The Huffington Post | Georgia James | Posted 01.02.2017 | UK Parents

Australian father Nathan Dailo became an internet sensation when he shared this video demonstrating how he gets his three-month-old son Seth to sleep ...

Changing Hacks That Will Make Those Zillion Nappy Changes A Breeze

The Huffington Post | Jen Barton | Posted 18.01.2017 | UK Parents

As every new parent knows, the term “multi-tasking” means nothing until you’re looking after a beautiful, incredible, demanding new born. The ch...

Uncle Wears Suit To Meet Newborn Baby Because 'First Impressions Matter'

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 04.01.2017 | UK Parents

An uncle was determined to give the best first impression to his newborn niece when he met her for the first time - so he wore a suit. A photo of the ...

This Baby Is Only 5 Months Old Yet Has Had 3 Haircuts Since Birth

Caters | Poorna Bell | Posted 28.12.2016 | UK Parents

Little Stanley was born with so much hair, it actually fell into his eyes. He has had three hair cuts since he was born, with his hair growing an inch...

For All The Mums Who Don't Feel Confident About Being Photographed

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK Parents

A mum explained how a photographer taught her that she should never just be the person “behind the camera”. Erin Brundige, from the US, hated havi...

Breastfeeding, Brilliant But Not Easy

Esther Hayden | Posted 05.07.2017 | UK Parents
Esther Hayden

The take home message of any breastfeeding promo shouldn't seek to make mothers feel there is only one route. Simply put by Geraldine Miskin, author of Breastfeeding Made Easy, you have to bare in mind "it isn't always easy but all mums can do is their best, so they shouldn't be hard on themselves".

Preparing For A New Baby On A Budget

Written by Ruth D'Alessandro | Phillip Othen | Posted 11.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

You’re going to have a baby! Exciting! It is a magical time, and you don’t want to cloud it with money worries. You may have heard babies are expe...

23 Ways You Can Help a New Parent When You Visit

Lisa Williams | Posted 10.06.2017 | UK Parents
Lisa Williams

It's all very well saying, 'Is there anything I can do to help?' when visiting a baby and his or her knackered, shell-shocked parents, but sometimes it's better just to get stuck in, or be so specific with your offer of help that you're greeted with a 'hell yes!', and tears of gratitude and relief.

Ten Weird Things About Having a Newborn

Elaine Cogan | Posted 30.05.2017 | 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 26.05.2017 | 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 13.05.2017 | 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 02.05.2017 | 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 20.04.2017 | 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 15.04.2017 | 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...