LOOK at these delightful babies bringing joy to proud new parents and in love siblings during the coronavirus pandemic. 

We would like to introduce you to all these bundles of joy who came into the world in very challenging circumstances.
From a quick arrival on the bathroom floor of Southampton’s Princess Anne Hospital to a little boy whose parents were told in advance he would be a girl and snapped up lots of pink clothes and accessories, we have 12 of our readers newborn tales below and their newborn baby images in our gallery above. 
All of these newborns came into the world during lockdown, meaning that most of them still haven’t been able to receive a proper cuddle from wider family and friends and often even their grandparents. So we’re introducing them to the world instead.
We’re calling all proud parents in Hampshire to take part in our new arrivals feature, which runs in the Daily Echo and online every Thursday.
We would love to see pictures of your brand new bundle of joy and hear all about the day they arrived at home or across Hampshire’s hospitals and birth centres. 
Why not share your happy news and photos with readers and create a keepsake which your little one can look back on in years to come?
Also see their picture and story online. 
To take part, visit dailyecho.co.uk/new-arrivals

  • THE Langfords thought they were expecting a girl when their bouncing baby boy Ollie James arrived on June 11 at Princess Anne Hospital, weighing 10lbs 5oz. He’s a second son for Rachel and Sam of Eastleigh and a brother for Luke.
  • GEORGE Samuel Gowman was born five weeks early and two days into lockdown. 
    The 6lbs 7oz tot is now thriving after spending lots of time at home in Chandler’s Ford with proud first time parents Kirsty and Samuel.
  • BITTERNE baby boy Archie Michael John Branson came into the world at Princess Anne Hospital on May 15, weighing 8lbs 8oz.
    He’s a first born son for Chantel Emmett and Harvey Branson. 
  • LOCKDOWN baby Mabel Olivia Shephard came into the world at Princess Anne Hospital on April 29, weighing 7lbs 9oz. 
    She’s the daughter of new parents Georgia Canty and Connor Shephard of Southampton.
  • BABY Flynn has been welcomed into the Crosswell family by proud new parents Leah and Ryan from Sholing. 
    The 5lbs 15oz bundle of joy came into the world on June 5 at Southampton’s Princess Anne Hospital.
  • LITTLE Harry Button was born at breakfast time and was home in Awbridge in time for tea on April 23. 
    The 7lbs 11oz bundle of joy is a son for Bethany Blundell and Tom Button and baby brother to twin boys Oliver and Oscar. 
  • SHANNON Hall and Scott Lindsay are now proud first time parents to Rowan Raymond Lindsay, who weighed in at 7lbs 4oz at Princess Anne Hospital on March 28.
    The family live in Woolston.
  • HAPPY and healthy Quinton Kevin Antony Collier is the perfect new addition for Kristi Buxey and Jack Collier of Southampton.
    The new brother for Olivia, Sydney and Finley arrived a week late on March 31, weighing 8lbs 3oz. 
  • RAINBOW baby Bernie Furness-Ball was born on the bathroom floor of the Princess Anne Hospital on April 12. 
    The 9lbs 3oz Southampton tot is doing well at home with parents Sarah Furness and James Ball and brothers Alfie and Charlie.