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New mums have been using the hashtag #umbilicalcordkeepsake on Instagram to share the ways in which they’re preserving their cords. The childbirth trend follows the rise in popularity of mums preserving their placentas by turning them into dried pills. One woman wrote on Instagram: “My cord was dyed with food grade colouring (to make the placenta print), […]

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A fitness fanatic mum whose figure is the envy of many of her followers shared two very different photos of her stomach taken moments apart to prove everyone is “real”. Anna Strode, 31, a personal trainer from Melbourne, gave birth to twin boys eight months ago. Fans see her toned abs on a daily basis […]

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Babies should sleep in their parents’ room for their first six months to a year, to reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), doctors have advised. The American Academy of Paediatrics (APA) has stated babies should sleep separately in their own crib or bassinet (not in their parents’ bed). They also reiterated 2011 guidance that […]

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Russell Brand has reportedly announced his fiancée Laura Gallacher has given birth to their first child. During a stand-up gig on Sunday 6 November, the 41-year-old comedian allegedly said his girlfriend had just had a baby. A fan at the show, known as Russellbrand-fancast on Twitter, tweeted: “Anyone else know Russell’s fiancée has had the baby?” alongside […]

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‘Eastenders’ actor Steve McFadden (a.k.a Phil Mitchell) has reportedly become a dad to his fifth child. The 57-year-old’s girlfriend Karen Cairns is said to have given birth to a baby girl named Frankie, according to The Sun.  “Steve and Karen are both over the moon with little Frankie,” a source told the newspaper. “Her pregnancy […]

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When a hungry baby is ready for milk, there’s no stopping them. Well that’s definitely true of this little tot, who launched himself forward when he noticed a bare-breasted statue at a museum. Initially looking at the boob with fascination, the baby then decided to suck on it while his mum laughed behind him in […]

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A large group of Irish football fans unexpectedly serenaded an adorable baby while travelling on a train in Bordeaux. Despite their team losing 3-0 to Belgium the previous day (Saturday 18 June), the group of men happily turned their attention to the baby girl sat on her dad’s lap and broke out into song. A passenger […]

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Maternity care at almost three-quarters of NHS groups across the country needs to improve, new figures have shown.  In total, 209 Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) were rated, of which 144 “need improvement,” with 11 registering the “greatest need for improvement,” according NHS England. Only one NHS group, West Kent, was ranked as “top performing” with 53 […]

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Iceland may not have secured a place in the Euro 2016 final following their defeat against France, but there is still one good thing to come out of the game. Ari Freyr Skúlason’s adorable daughter has risen to fame. At the end of the match , the Icelandic footballer headed over to his daughter, Camilla and now the […]

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Recent news coverage of guidance about feeding babies water has caused some new parents to worry for their babies’ health. The story started in Buzzfeed, with an interview with registered dietitian Katie Zeratsky from Mayo Clinic, which ran with the headline: ‘This Is Why You Should Never Give Your Baby Water’. It was picked up The […]

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