MEET the latest Hampshire bundles of joy born in lockdown and as the country begins to come out of the other side of the coronavirus crisis.

Today we’re saying welcome to the world to another dozen lovely new arrivals. These are just 12 of the adorable babies born in Hampshire recently. 

Launched two weeks ago with a 12 page special featuring 100 babies born in lockdown, this is the third edition of our regular new arrivals slot in the Daily Echo and online.

During lockdown and as the restrictions have been easing slightly, hundreds of parents across Southampton, Winchester, Eastleigh, the New Forest and Fareham have been welcoming their babies into the world at Princess Anne Hospital, Royal Hampshire County Hospital, New Forest Birth Centre, at other hospitals and at home. 

And these bundles of joy are bringing a ray of hope during the pandemic.

While restrictions are now being eased, proud new parents have been unable to show off their babies to family and friends, so we are sharing them on their behalf. 

See all their fresh little faces in our online gallery above and read their story below.
From now on, we will be featuring newborn babies every Thursday in the Daily Echo and online.

To tell us about your little one, visit and fill in the details of how, when and where they were born. 

  • EDWARD Douglas Barnett was the biggest baby born at Broadlands Birth Centre at the Princess Anne during May, weighing in at 10lbs 4oz on the 27th, the busiest day.
    He’s the son of Tanita and Richard of Blackfield and a sister for Erica.
  • HARTLEY Louise Grace Alders is getting lots of love from siblings Ruby, Tilly and Harry after arriving quickly at Princess Anne Hospital on April 6, weighing 8lbs 8oz. She’s the daughter of Ayron Hooper and Ricky Alders from Southampton.
  • AVA May Sacree came into the world as her parents would normally have been clapping for carers and was home by midnight on Thursday April 2. Daughter of Lisa Berrecloth and Martin Sacree and sister of Max, she weighed 8lbs 1oz. 
  • HANDSOME boy Tjay Robert John Tester is doing well at home in Weston after his birth at Princess Anne Hospital on March 29.
    The 6lbs 10oz lad is a first born son for Sophie Sinclair and Thomas Tester.
  • LOTTIE Louise Emery is a new addition for Gemma Jay and Daniel Emery of Eastleigh and has one sibling.
    She was born at 36 weeks on June 12 at Royal Hampshire County Hospital, weighing 8lbs 4oz. 
  • RALPH Raz Norris has been growing and developing during lockdown after coming into the world at Princess Anne Hospital on March 26, weighing 9lbs 4oz.
    The Southampton lad is a son for Chetna and Dan and a baby brother for Matilda. 
  • ZACHARY Daniel Reggie Burge was welcomed into the world on May 7 at Royal Hampshire County Hospital by parents Emily Kelman and Daniel Burge.
    The 7lbs 12oz Eastleigh tot is a baby brother for Loren. 
  • LOCKDOWN baby Ocean Leigh Phillips was welcomed into the world by parents Anna O’Brien and Lewis Phillips at Princess Anne Hospital on April 9.
    The 5lbs 7oz Southampton tot is a baby sister for Aleasia and Lacey.
  • BEAUTIFUL Alice is the latest addition to the Brewer family from Romsey, born in Winchester on May 2.
    The 8lbs 13oz bundle of joy joins parents Rebecca and Neil and siblings Steven, Sophie, Emma and Tyler.
  • BABY Bella Christine is the latest addition to the Hale family of Eastleigh and was born in Winchester on June 12, weighing 7lbs 3oz.
    The new bundle of joy is a daughter for Tasha and Gary and a sister for Sophia.