It’s almost time to say goodbye to 2018, so let’s take the chance to reflect on some of the best parenting stories from the last 12 months. Some of them will restore your faith in humans, like the superstar air stewardess who breastfed a passenger’s hungry baby when there was no formula left. Others are real blessing-counting moments — reminders parenthood doesn’t come easily for many, whether those struggles take the form of conception difficulties or mental health issues like postpartum depression or psychosis. And of course, no parenting roundup would be complete without celebrating some of the most headline-grabbing new and impending arrivals (Harry and Meghan, all eyes are on you…)
Read on for 13 of the year’s most memorable parenting moments, featuring inspirational celebrity mamas, proud baby-wearing dads, lessons we can all take on board and the song all toddlers love (and all parents hope will disappear along with 2018).