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Just call me baby driver! Astonishing pictures of the 1920s motor pram that made nanny’s job a doddle ©

The Dunkley Pramotor allowed mother's and nannies to effortlessly take baby on a trip around town without getting warn out

The Dunkley Pramotor allowed mother’s and nannies to effortlessly take baby on a trip around town without getting warn out

Built by British motor firm, Dunkley, in Birmingham, the Dunkley Pramotor was the company’s fourth attempt at a useful automobile to meet unmet needs.

Launched in 1923, the one-wheeled power pack was designed to be a practical mother’s helper, but in reality the bizarre machine earned Dunkley immortality.

The mother, or more often the nanny, would stand astride the single wheel of the scooter having attached it to the back of the pram.

The early machines were kick started, meaning nanny had to jump on with zeal and hope for the best.

They were originally designed with one horsepower, horizontal, single-cylinder two-strokes.

Initially, there was only one gear and once kick started, the noisy machine’s hectic progress was controlled with twin handlebars bolted to the back of the pram, with a hand-controlled clutch.

From the 'inventor's notebook' it appears they intended the device to enable mothers to seem as though they could effortlessly glide behind the pram

From the ‘inventor’s notebook’ it appears they intended the device to enable mothers to seem as though they could effortlessly glide behind the pram

Throwing caution to the wind, Dunkley introduced in 1924 the two-speed series.

Had there been such considerations as health and safety at the time, perhaps speeding along the road, baby-first in a non-crumple proof, open top vehicle, without any kind of restraint, may not have been permitted.

But thanks to the early freedoms to innovate potentially dangerous contraptions at will, people paid anything between 40 to 135 guineas for the Dunkley Model 20 Pramotor and the Saloon Pramotor with 26 x 2 in Palmer Cord motor tyres, respectively.

One of Dunkley's earlier models was a 'Patent Self-charging Gas Motor Car', pictured, which took its supply of gas from any ordinary gas pipe or street lamp post, as shown to the right

One of Dunkley’s earlier models was a ‘Patent Self-charging Gas Motor Car’, pictured, which took its supply of gas from any ordinary gas pipe or street lamp post, as shown to the right

For sporting nannies there was the option of this space-age looking 21 horsepower engine - a 750 cc two-stroke single - which at 75 guineas promised performance far beyond the roadholding capabilities of the average perambulator

For sporting nannies there was the option of this space-age looking 21 horsepower engine – a 750 cc two-stroke single – which at 75 guineas promised performance far beyond the roadholding capabilities of the average perambulator

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Rep Confirms to Life & Style: Sarah Michelle Gellar Gives Birth to a Son ©

Sarah Michelle Gellar and her hubby Freddie Prinze, Jr. welcome their second child. The CW

Sarah Michelle Gellar and her hubby Freddie Prinze, Jr. welcome their second child.
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Sarah Michelle Gellar has given birth to her first son!

The star welcomed a baby boy, her rep confirms to Life & Style.

“Sarah and husband Freddie Prinze Jr. gave birth to a son in Los Angeles last week,” the rep tells Life & Style.

“It’s the greatest thing that ever happened to me,” the actress has said about motherhood.

This is the second child for Sarah and Freddie, whose daughter, Charlotte Grace, turned 3 this month.

The couple first met while filming 1997’s I Know What You Did Last Summer. Though they didn’t rev up a romance straight away, they began dating three years later and tied the knot in September 2002.

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Exclusive: Simon Helberg, Wife Jocelyn Towne Welcome Baby Daughter Adeline

Exclusive !!

Simon Helberg and Jocelyn Towne arrive at the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. Credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Simon Helberg and Jocelyn Towne arrive at the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Big Bang baby! 

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Simon Helberg and his wife Jocelyn Towne welcomed daughter Adeline on May 8, Helberg’s rep confirms to Us Weekly exclusively.

This is the first child for The Big Bang Theory star and his actress/writer/director wife. “The family is thrilled,” a source says. “Simon is excited to be a father — he’s been doing his reading.”

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Helberg, 31, met Towne in Los Angeles, Calif. and they married in 2007.

The season finale of The Big Bang Theory aired Thursday and Helberg’s character (Howard Wolowitz) married Bernadette Rostenkowski (played byMelissa Rauch) and he was launched into outer space!

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“It seems like it built up pretty evenly and naturally,” Helberg toldEntertainment Weekly of the big finale episode. “You start to see, wait a second, even though he’s married, the dynamic has not completely shifted yet. He’s not grown up. He’s still with his mother. He still needs these guys to hang out with. And now you’re going to get this whole view of what married life is like, which I think is a kind of fascinating thing to put into this show about young nerds.”

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Pregnant Anna Paquin Shows Off Growing Baby Bump in Clingy Dress

Anna Paquin attends the Huggies Hawaiian and Baby2Baby Luau event on May 5, 2012 in Beverly Hills. Credit: Jason Merritt/WireImage

Anna Paquin attends the Huggies Hawaiian and Baby2Baby Luau event on May 5, 2012 in Beverly Hills.
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Anna Paquin is one hot mama-to-be!

Though the True Blood star — who confirmed her pregnancy April 17 — has largely dressed her baby bump in black, the actress opted for quite a bit of color at a Saturday outing in Beverly Hills.

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Joining celeb moms Julie Bowen, Busy Philipps and Ellen Pompeo at the Huggies Hawaiian and Baby2Baby Luau Event, Paquin, 29, wasn’t shy about showing off her pregnancy curves in a clingy printed dress.

Accessorizing her look with a metallic clutch and YSL tribute heels, the first-time mom-to-be chose a Clover Canyon dress for the summer themed event.

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In 2010, just before tying the knot with her True Blood costar Stephen Moyer, Paquin was admittedly hesitant to start a family. “I have trouble planning anything more than brunch with my friends,” Paquin reasoned toMarie Claire. “But when the time’s right, we’ll do it.”

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This will be the actress’ first child; her husband has two children from previous relationships: a son named Billy and a daughter, Lilac.

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Life & Style Exclusive: 7th Heaven Star Barry Watson and Natalie Wood’s Daughter Natasha Gregson Wagner Are Having a Baby!

There’s a baby on the way for Barry Watson and Natasha Gregson Wagner!

Life & Style can exclusively reveal that the former 7th Heaven star, 38, and the daughter of iconic actress Natalie Wood, 41, are expecting their first child together.

“She’s pregnant and is expecting soon,” a rep for Natasha tells Life & Style.

The rep also confirms that Barry is the father.

Natasha was recently spotted glowing at the Last Night I Swam With a Mermaid book launch. “A lot of her friends were congratulating her on the pregnancy and patting her bump,” an eyewitness at the event tells Life & Style. “She was smiling ear to ear and looked thrilled to be an expectant mom.”

And the beautiful brunette, who starred in the film Two Girls and a Guy alongside Robert Downey Jr. and Heather Graham, has always welcomed the idea of one day having a family.

“I want to get married and have children and have a stable, peaceful life,” she once said. “A lot of people worked hard to make sure I got that and to make me feel safe, protected and loved. Hopefully I’ll be able to give that to my children.”

This is Barry’s third child. He has two sons, Oliver, who turns 7 tomorrow, and Felix, 4, with Tracy Hutson of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition fame. This is the first child for Natasha.

Photo credit: Splash; WB

[lifeandstylemag.com]


Feeling broody, Kate and Wills? Duke and Duchess of Cambridge play doting parents as they coo over baby at event for South Pole trek soldiers

The ‘is she, isn’t she?’ rumours concerning the Duchess of Cambridge and her pregnancy status begun to swirl even before the ink had dried on her marriage certificate.

And Kate’s quirk of holding her bag in front of her tummy; outfit choices like yesterday’s peplum jacket that appeared to conceal the stomach – or that occasion when she refused to eat peanut paste on a UNICEF visit – only add fuel to the flames.

But whether or not there is a royal baby coming in the near future, today Kate and Wills proved that when they do provide a royal heir to the throne, the royal pair will make natural parents.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were charmed by three-week-old Hugo Vicary, the son of a soldier the two met at an event they attended today.

She's a natural! The Duchess of Cambridge is charmed by three-week-old Hugo Vicary, held by his father Vic

She's a natural! The Duchess of Cambridge is charmed by three-week-old Hugo Vicary, held by his father Vic

Royal charm: The Duke of Cambridge looked every inch the doting father as he cradled baby Hugo at the event

Royal charm: The Duke of Cambridge looked every inch the doting father as he cradled baby Hugo at the event

William held the infant – the son of one of the adventurers – in the crook of his right arm and looked down with loving eyes.

He was joined by Kate, who, when she chatted to the baby’s proud parents, Vic and Hanna Vicary, described their son as ‘very cute’.

Hugo Eric Scott, dressed in a Superman romper suit, was born three weeks ago today and his name features tributes to both Mr Vicary’s father who died in March and the famous British polar explorer.

Mr Vicary, 41, from Cornwall, a Warrant Officer Second Class with the Rifles, trekked to the South Pole in the footsteps of Captain Scott, with a team led by Warrant Officer Mark Langridge.

Even Duchesses get the blues: Kate wore an indigo tweed Rebecca Taylor suit for her visit to Goldsmiths' Hall today

Even Duchesses get the blues: Kate wore an indigo tweed Rebecca Taylor suit for her visit to Goldsmiths' Hall today

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First Look:Tony Romo and Candice Crawford With Little Baby Hawkins! ©


Oh, baby!
Just two days after Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo and wife Candice Crawford welcomed little Hawkins into the world, we’re getting our first glimpse of the little guy.

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In this adorable family photo acquired by the Dallas Morning News, Hawkins is clearly in awe of his proud parents while posing with them at Plano Presbyterian Hospital.

Of course, given the ear-to-ear grins both Mommy and Daddy are sporting, it’s probably safe to say the feeling is most definitely mutual.

OK, resume aww-ing.

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