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11 Stages Parents Go Through When Their Child Is Off Sick From School

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 07.10.2016 | UK Parents

It’s that time of year again, coughs and colds are being passed around the classroom quicker than nits and we’re dosing kids up on Calpol in a bid...

7 Unique Celebrity Baby Names Of 2016

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 27.09.2016 | UK Parents

The baby names celebrities give their children range from traditional monikers to ones you’ve never even heard of before. And the celebrity babies b...

17 Tweets That Perfectly Sum Up The Joy Of Parenting

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 26.09.2016 | UK Parents

Being a parent really is unlike any other job: some days you get unconditional love and other days you have to fish poo out of the bath. These 17 pare...

The Tweet That Proves Even Fashion Editors Have Normal People Problems

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 20.09.2016 | UK Parents

London Fashion Week might seem glamorous, all that talk of champagne, front rows and constantly having your picture taken. But don’t be fooled peopl...

Everything Parents Of Babies With Eczema Need To Know

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 19.09.2016 | UK Parents

Eczema affects about 1 in 5 children in the UK and many of these develop the condition before their first birthday, according to the NHS. National Ec...

Pregnant Janet Jackson On 'Bed Rest' As She Nears Due Date

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 12.09.2016 | UK Parents

Janet Jackson is reportedly on “best rest” following doctor’s orders, as she nears her due date. The 50-year-old, who is expecting her first ch...

16 Tweets That Prove Ryan Reynolds Is Nailing Parenting

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 02.09.2016 | UK Parents

Actor Ryan Reynolds - who has a daughter James and is currently expecting his second child with wife Blake Lively - is making us feel that little bit ...

This Is What The Parents Of Children With Cancer Want You To Know

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 02.09.2016 | UK Parents

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, which aims to raise awareness and highlight the impact of cancer on children, young people and their fa...

13 Life Lessons You Learnt From Your Parents (And You Hate To Admit They Were Right)

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 01.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Now we are all mature adults, we can admit that maybe (sometimes) our parents might have been right. Their parental wisdom might not have always been ...

'I'm Having A Bunny': Mum-To-Be Spots Unexpected Silhouette At First Ultrasound Scan

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 29.08.2016 | UK Parents

You can read all the baby books you want, but little will prepare you for heading to your first ultrasound scan and discovering you’re expecting a b...

'Lifelike' Virtual Baby Dolls Don't Prevent Teenage Pregnancy

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 26.08.2016 | UK Parents

“Virtual dolls” that mirror the needs of a baby do not reduce the number of teenage pregnancies, a study has revealed. Research published in ‘Th...

Kimberley Walsh Shares Snap Of Growing Bump On Instagram

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 24.08.2016 | UK Parents

Kimberley Walsh has shared a #bumppic of her growing baby bump in an elegant red dress after a busy day at work. The 34-year-old, who is already mum t...

Genetic Test Could Save Lives As It Allows Faster Meningitis Diagnosis

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 25.08.2016 | UK Tech

A new genetic test could help doctors rapidly diagnose meningitis and other killer bacterial infections and help save lives. Currently when a child ar...

My Body Secret? An Eating Disorder

Vicki Moore | Posted 14.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Vicki Moore

The impact of words must never be underestimated. A mother's job is to love their child no matter what and show them unconditional love. This is why I will always put my son first. All it takes is one small world to plant a seed, and that turns into something deep rooted and ugly.

How the Bedtime Story Really Goes Down

Laura Powell-Corbett | Posted 08.08.2016 | UK Parents
Laura Powell-Corbett

Before I had children I had this image in my head of what a bedtime story would look like, it would be filled with sleepy, milky children, snuggles and complete silence as they lay captivated on my every word. Every word. All of them. The reality however is a little bit different...

Why I Grieved for My Healthy Baby

Vicki Moore | Posted 11.07.2016 | UK Parents
Vicki Moore

I am glad that I have now come to terms with grieving for what my birth could have been, with the healthy baby I could have had. The fact of the matter is I didn't have those things. I still gave birth, my child did come home, I am still a mother but to a heart warrior who I wouldn't change for the world.

To My Son, The Heart Warrior

Vicki Moore | Posted 07.06.2016 | UK Parents
Vicki Moore

I know I could have been a better mother, that I could have made the effort and see people, that I could have taken you out more. I was so worried Elijah, so worried I would lose you.

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.

I Thought Cancer In My 20s Had Left Me Infertile - Now I Can't Wait to Become a Dad

Paul Simms | Posted 03.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Paul Simms

My wife's expecting our first daughter in August this year, and I can't wait. I'm so excited about being a dad. But rewind just a few short years, and I could never have imagined this would be happening to me. Because my cancer surgeon had just uttered the words "the treatment will almost certainly leave you infertile".

Why Have So Many Gone Too Soon?

Heidi Eldridge | Posted 25.04.2016 | UK Parents
Heidi Eldridge

After experiencing the devastation and pain of giving birth but not bringing my son home from hospital, I eventually decided to tackle baby loss so my son's very short life would not be in vain.

Six Common Baby Sleep Myths - Busted

Sarah Ockwell-Smith | Posted 10.03.2016 | UK Parents
Sarah Ockwell-Smith

New parents are inundated with unsolicited parenting advice and no topic is more eagerly discussed than sleep. After countless sleepless nights, the exhausted state many find themselves in can make it harder to separate fact from fiction. So here, for the benefit of tired parents everywhere, is a list of baby sleep advice you can safely ignore.

A review of 'In A Different Key - The Story of Autism'

Matt Davis | Posted 02.02.2016 | UK Parents
Matt Davis

There's a brief but reflective detour in this hugely ambitious, perhaps definitive, telling of the autism story, some hundred or so pages in. Steering from the text's omnipresent objectivity and exhaustively researched facts, the authors make a personal observation that, I believe, has universal resonance.

What's Your Parenting Style?

Katharine Hill | Posted 09.10.2016 | UK Parents
Katharine Hill

Children can see where the boundaries are and so feel safe, accepted and loved. They have room to explore, to grow in independence and to push against the boundaries in the knowledge that they are there for their benefit.

The Tantrum Cross Code

Helen Wallen | Posted 11.08.2016 | UK Parents
Helen Wallen

Toddler tantrums are no rare occurrence, but there's no doubt every tantrum is different... Here's the five levels of toddler rage every parent should know about:

12 Hilariously Awkward Sibling Photos

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Parents

We love awkward photos, we just do. Not long ago, we gave you some laughs with these hilarious awkward family photos. But this time, it's all about...