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There are so many options for transporting your little one. For any parents wanting to get out and about (and even on hols) without too much gear, we’ve got strollers covered

Europe tightens 'gender bender' chemical rules

Europe has tightened controls on a "gender bender" chemical present in food and drinks which has been linked to breast cancer, fertility problems and other illnesses.

Leading article: Pram wars

It had to happen. After 4x4s and lightweight bikes, pushchairs – or rather buggies as we call them now – have entered the street thief's list of desirables.

Fisher-Price recalls toys and high chairs

The children's toy brand Fisher-Price has recalled hundreds of thousands of toys and high chairs amid safety concerns. The announcement is part of a wider US-led recall of more than 10 million items.

Fisher-Price in major toy and high-chair recall

Children's toy brand Fisher-Price today recalled hundreds of thousands of toys and high chairs sold in the UK amid safety concerns.

Prehistoric baby sling 'made our brains bigger'

The most important aspect of human evolution was facilitated not by Darwinian-style natural selection but by a crucial technological device invented by early Stone Age women, shows research by a leading British prehistorian.

The 50 best baby products

From cosy clothing for newborns to cute toys for toddlers, Charlotte Philby picks goodies to keep the little ones happy

Baby survives after train drags pram along tracks

A 15-month-old boy survived with only minor facial injuries after a pushchair carrying him rolled off a railway platform and into the path of an oncoming train.

Letters: Toxic chemicals

We need more research on toxic chemicals

Government 'must follow Europe's lead and ban BPA'

If Denmark can outlaw danger chemical why can't we, ask experts

Jerome Taylor: Mothers confused by mixed messages on BPA risks

Many mothers who are concerned about the presence of BPA in baby bottles are confused about the evidence and would like clearer guidance from the Government.

Boots vows to phase out baby bottles containing chemical

Boots said yesterday it would phase out baby bottles containing BPA within "a few weeks".

Baby sling company was warned about safety concerns

Revelation comes as mother sues company for $220m after death of her seven-day-old son

Baby slings recalled amid safety fears

Two baby slings sold in the UK are being recalled in the US and Canada following claims linking them to three infant deaths.

The Word On... Liars, Sisterworld

"Liars' usual creeping unease turns seductive —the increasingly rational voice of the inner psychopath... also ranks among Liars' poppiest. It compacts the band's ambient sprawl and mantra-like rhythms into recognisable song structures, even rocking out." - avclub.com

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In fact it, as much as anywhere, deserves independence
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Apple still the coolest brand

Despite PR disaster of free U2 album
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Despite the result, this is the end of the status quo

Boyd Tonkin on the fall-out from the Scottish referendum
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Manolo Blahnik: Flats, Englishness, and Mary Beard

The shoe designer who has been dubbed 'the patron saint of the stiletto'
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'Normcore': Blending in is the new standing out

Just when fashion was in grave danger of running out of trends, it only went and invented the non-trend. Rebecca Gonsalves investigates
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New leading ladies of dance fight back

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12 best hotel spas in the UK

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