Meet the babies born in April 2021
- Credit: Claire Scannell
Lockdown may be easing but for new parents it is still a time of concern - and restrictions mean they still cannot introduce their newborns to their wider families properly.
Here we want to help the mums and dads who welcomed babies in April to show off their new arrivals.
Each month we give parents the chance to submit their baby photos as we welcome the latest crop of lockdown babies to the world.
Giving birth in a pandemic means these new mums will have attended appointments alone, had to deal with early labour without their birthing partner's by their side and been denied the chance to have visitors to the hospital.
Baby groups are just beginning to reopen but many are offering reduced capacity meaning new parents and their tiny tots are missing out on this early socialisation.
But as we head towards May 17 and the next wave of restrictions being lifted, life should start to feel more normal for these new families.