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?
“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.
They're cute, they're funny - and sometimes they look uncannily like celebrities.
Some children rise above the rest (admittedly with the help of some dedicated, comical parents) to make Halloween priceless.
These outfits are inspired by your favourite on-screen characters, famous people, and those in the news this year.
Josh Rossi snapped into action when his three-year-old daughter, Nellee, shared her wish of becoming Wonder Woman.
Got a bump to accessorise with this Halloween?