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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

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.

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

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

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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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee