Grab some popcorn, put your feet up and choose from one of these unforgettable pregnancy and baby movies to watch.
Play a fun game of guess who with this gallery of celebs as babies and toddlers. How well do you know your favourite star's twinkle?
One mum had an unexpected outcome when she decided to bake blue iced "1" cookies for her son's birthday party.
A mum's parody of Ed Sheeran's song 'Shape of You' has been viewed more 11 million times in just two days.
Why aren't there more baby-friendly concerts like this? And we're not talking about The Wiggles.
It's hard for young children to sit still for two hours, and that can turn a trip to the movies into an ordeal for parents. So what if the solution were to let the kids play at the cinema?
When Christian Grey isn't stalking Anastasia Steele in 50 Shades Darker, a former submissive partner of Grey's is stalking them both.
“I wanted nothing more than to go back to my ‘old’ life. Real reality. But I couldn’t."
We've had some huge stories here on Essential Baby in 2016 - and some may just surprise you.
It's been a tricky year to evaluate. So much tragedy and loss on a global scale can overshadow those every day sweet moments. Perhaps you welcomed a new baby this year or saw your toddler reach milestones that gladdened your heart.
At times it can feel as if only bad news is around, but this is far from the truth.
Of course tragedies and challenges occur every year. So why does 2016 feel like it was so much worse than usual?
It's the cult tearjerker that made generations sob. And now they're sobbing for a different reason.