Forget pink or blue onesies and flowery headbands, Girlie Glue has a solution. According to the site, CEO Katie Hydrick was fed up with other fussy accessories and her daughter didn’t have enough hair for clips.
As any mum will likely testify, there are good parenting days and bad. But while the good often pass by largely unnoticed, the bad can really shake your confidence that you got this whole motherhood thing.
Forget Mr Tumble, nothing can hold a child’s attention quite like a YouTube vid of a person unveiling that little yellow egg inside a Kinder Surprise. Clearly, there is something in this whole unwrapping-by-proxy thing, but what is it that children find so enthralling?
Before you have kids, you sort of think the journey into parenthood will be all twinkle twinkle little stars and fluffy bunnies. Thankfully, the pressure to keep up the motherhood myth has eased somewhat of late and a growing band of celebrity mums have ditched the sugar coating and instead are choosing to reveal the truth about parenting – baby vomit, stretchmarks and all. Unofficial leader of this honest mums pack is Giovanna Fletcher, who having recently spoken about spoke out about the judgement mums face over their post-baby bodies is now tackling another postpartum problem – hair loss.
Back in July, the parents of a newborn were spotted sharing goody bags out on a flight. Containing earplugs and chocolates, it also contained an accompanying note with an explanation of why the little ones might cry on the flight and what was – essentially – an apology for the noise.
Twin brothers Everett and Sawyer Shay will have an amazing story to tell for years to come regarding their New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day birthday. Sawyer was born 11 minutes before his brother, while it was still 2016, and his younger brother was born just one minute after 2017 was officially ushered in. Little Everett was the first Arizona baby born in 2017 at the Banner Thunderbird Medical Center in Glendale, Ariz. His big brother couldn’t wait, so his birth record will read Dec. 31, 2016, and Everett’s will read Jan. 1, 2017, although they’re still technically twins.
The fact is children and technology are a match made in heaven, or hell, depending on which screen-time camp you fall into. One mum who definitely knows where she stands on the whole to ban or not to ban discussion is Karly Tophill.
The Mail on Sunday reported earlier this week that children in schools up and down the country are to be told to stop using the term ‘boys’ and ‘girls’. The guidance, being sent out to teachers, parents and pupils as young as seven, advises against the terms because of fears it discriminates against transgender children, leaving them feeling isolated. Instead children will be encouraged to use terms such as ‘genderqueer’ and ‘intersex’ by a new guidebook, which will be distributed to 120 schools around the UK next month.
Sam Faiers has been parent-shamed about car seat safety but does it raise a wider issue about car seat confusion? When Sam Faiers shared a video of her 11-month-old baby giggling in his car seat, she received a barrage of comments. Uploading a short clip of her son, Paul, laughing in his swivel car seat, the 25-year-old mum quickly drew comments from some followers who assumed the car was moving and therefore claimed the position of the car seat wasn’t safe.
There’s something about babies that make people act irrationally. “This is what happens to babies when been in contact with a coldsore,” writes Amy Stinton in a Facebook post accompanied by a shocking image of her 14-month-old son Oliver. “Oliver now has the herpes virus and will have this for life.
"If you’re okay with your daughter lifting up her shirt and putting her baby dolls mouth to her little ‘dots’ pretending to breastfeed then I personally think you need punched in the d*** face!!! It’s just simply not okay!!! Arguments welcome. While shopping, she looked over and noticed that the two-year-old had lifted her shirt and was "feeding" her doll in the same way she had seen her mother feed her younger sibling many times. Shocked by the response, she shared the incident with Facebook group, Breastfeeding Mama Talk.
Following on from last week’s bonkers cheerio stacking trend, there’s another social media craze that is sweeping the Internet and it’s equally as wacky. Parents in Japan are sharing pictures of their babies, covering their bottoms with a peach.
Forget snakes on a plane, nothing brings on the new parent fear quicker than the thought of taking babies on a plane. Not only do you have the prospect of a potentially squirming, squawking, suitably grumpy baby to contend with, but you also have to deal with the eye rolling of other passengers who are thoroughly cheesed off that your crying baby is ruining their in flight experience. As a sort of sweetener insurance policy, the parents handed out sweet little goodie bags to other passengers containing chocolate and earplugs as a way of apology for any tricky in-flight behaviour.
If you have a restless tot who cries himself to sleep, researchers suggest you should let him. In a recent study published Tuesday in the journal Pediatrics, Australian researchers found that allowing babies to “cry it out” can help babies fall asleep sooner and sleep more soundly throughout the night. The study randomly divided 43 sets of infants and parents into three groups – “graduated extinction,” “bedtime fading” and a control group.
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In the video, Cormit describes how she was offered the vaccination during her 28th week of pregnancy, "but being the healthy, fit, organic woman that I am, I said ‘Leave me alone, I don’t need this crap’”.
Telling identical twin babies apart can be tricky for even the most eagle-eyed of parents, but tattooing one of them so you can spot the difference seems somewhat on the extreme side. The boys’ parents had been using a permanent marker to identify each twin, but explaining about a terrifying incident where the marker rubbed off in the bath and their grandma accidentally gave Aaron’s medication to Adam, leading to hospitalisation for Adam and illness for Aaron, the concerned dad turned to the internet for suggestions of a more permanent solution.
Kids do and say the funniest things - but they also do some pretty cool things too. Watch a series of video showing the latest trending kids and babies videos on Yahoo Style.
A father “almost lost” his baby daughter to the über-contagious Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) and is warning others about the dangers of not washing hands.