Picking up a chip, Kelly Monie smiled at her baby son Kayden as they sat in the fast-food restaurant.Only a year old and barely able to speak, he grabbed the chip from her with his chubby hand and stuffed it in his mouth.“I honestly didn’t think there was anything wrong with him eating the odd bit of junk food when we went out,” Kelly, now 25, remembers. “But bitter experience has taught me I was obviously clueless.”With childhood obesity rates soaring across the world, in the UK nearly 10% of children are obese by the time they start school, while a third of children between the ages of two and 15 are classed as overweight or obese.However, as Kelly has since realised, it’s not just toddlers and school-aged children we need to worry about. What we feed our kids from birth can have a massive impact on their health.Research from the University of Texas claims obesity can be detected in infants at just six months old, while this year a European study … [Read more...] about Are we on the verge of a baby obesity crisis? Fabulous investigates why we’re at breaking point when it comes to feeding tots
8 month old baby weighs 15 pounds
A mum says her little girl is the "smallest baby in Hull" after being born 15 weeks early and weighing less than a pound, Dylan Wood, 22, gave birth to little Ellis just 25 weeks into her pregnancy after suffering potentially life-threatening condition pre-eclampsia. The young mum went to Hull Royal Infirmary just over five months into her pregnancy when she felt something was not right. When staff examined her, she was given the shocking news her baby had reduced mobility due to pre-eclampsia and that there was no amniotic fluid in her womb, and she would need a caesarean straight away Mrs Wood says the experience was traumatic and terrifying for her and her husband Andrew, who were not expecting their first child to be born for another four months. "It was an absolutely horrific birth and a complete blur," said Mrs Wood. "I had 24 doctors and nurses in the operating room with me for the caesarean, and there are normally only ten at a maximum in similar operations. "Before my baby … [Read more...] about The brave baby born at 25 weeks weighing just one pound
An emotional tribute will be paid to a 10 months old Derry baby at the Celtic v. Airdrie Scottish Cup tie tomorrow. Beibhínn Hegarty-Devine was born a perfectly healthy baby, weighing over five pounds, in March last year. However, her parents Kevin Hegarty and Carla Devine, received a devastating diagnosis a couple of months later after their precious little girl was admitted to hospital with a vomiting bug.Baby Beibhinn was diagnosed with a rare, incurable disease.“We took her to the hospital because she wasn’t keeping her feeds down,” dad Kevin explained. “Her condition began to deteriorate and she was ‘blue lighted’ up to Belfast.“The following day the doctors told us they suspected Beibhínn had a Mitochondrial condition. We had never heard of it and we had no clue what it was. She had an MRI scan and that confirmed she had Mitochondrial Disease.”The couple kept a vigil at their precious daughter’s bedside in ICU for … [Read more...] about Emotional Celtic tribute to be paid to tragic baby
COLEEN Rooney has been by Wayne Rooney's side all the way on his rollercoaster journey which saw him burst onto the scene as a 16-year-old sensation and has also seen him captain Manchester United and England. She has now given birth to her fourth baby - here's what we know about Britain's top WAG... Who is Coleen Rooney? Born April 3, 1986, Coleen Rooney is probably best known as a football WAG, as the other half of Everton player and former England captain Wayne Rooney. The 31-year-old was born Coleen McLoughlin in Liverpool, where her dad Tony ran a boxing club. When Wayne first rocketed to sporting stardom she wrote columns for Closer and OK! Magazines, talking about fashion and style. She also presented her own TV show Coleen's Real Women, looking for non-models to front huge advertising campaigns. Coleen has also been the face of famous brands like George at ASDA, Littlewoods, and baby toy company Lamaze. When did Coleen and Wayne Rooney get married? Wayne and Coleen are both … [Read more...] about How old is Coleen Rooney, when did she marry husband Wayne and when did she give birth to her fourth baby?
Mention cloth nappies to older generations and they’ll describe soaking pails of smelly nappies, boiling them, folding towels, and accidents with safety pins. Nowadays reusable nappies can be as simple to put on as disposables – they’re shaped, elasticated, fastened with velcro or poppers, and come in a dazzling choice of prints. And they’re easier to care for too: there’s no soaking or boiling; all you have to do is chuck them in the washing machine. Truly, we are living in a golden age of reusable nappies. Why use them? To save money and reduce rubbish. Most toddlers are out of nappies by the time they’re aged two and a half. Over that timespan, if you were to replace just one disposable nappy a day with a reusable one, you’d save around 900 nappies from going to landfill (where they would take hundreds of years to decompose), and save yourself some serious cash in the process. Using reusables full-time, you might use 20 nappies instead of … [Read more...] about The best reusable nappies – tried and tested