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The world’s worst baby names revealed

Choosing a baby name can be hard work, especially when you have not yet met the little person to whom the name will belong. Sometimes it’s good to take a break and consider some names that you would...

How popular will a name be in the next 25 years?

Forget finding the best school and the safest neighbourhood in which to raise your little preciouses; the most important decision after actually deciding to have kids is what to you're going to name t...

Maternity leave: What employers really think

New research by law firm Slater & Gordon has revealed that 40 per cent of managers prefer to employ men in their 20s or 30s rather than women, who are likely to complicate matters (cost more) as ...

Proof that unborn babies feel a mums’ stress

It’s no secret that babies in utero pick on a mum’s stress; there have been a mass of studies that say as much. But there has never photographic evidence…until now! Researchers from Durham and ...

What is freebirthing?

Perusing the web for interesting parenting fodder, I stumbled across an article (as one seems to do when perusing) about a woman who had delivered her baby by what is known as ‘freebirth. Intrigued,...

What is a lactogenic diet?

If you’re a breastfeeding mum or you’re planning on breastfeeding your baby, you’ll surely be interested in the ideas behind a ‘lactogenic diet’. What is a lactogenic diet? If you haven’...