SAY hello to some of Hampshire’s newest faces. 
We’ve got some real little bundles of joy to bring you this week, pictured just hours after being born or in the first weeks of their lives under lockdown. 
They’ve all made their big entrance into the world in the midst of a global pandemic. 
Hundreds of proud parents across Southampton, the New Forest, Winchester, Eastleigh and Fareham have been welcoming their brand new babies into the world. Mums across the region have spoken of their joy and drama at giving birth, difficult at the best of times but especially so during the coronavirus crisis. 
From a first time father who had to watch his son come into the world via FaceTime as he was considered vulnerable to a very special Daily Echo baby, each newborn story is bringing a ray of hope amid the battle with Covid 19.
And it seems you just can’t get enough of seeing the newest faces in Southampton and the county beyond. 
Pictures of your beautiful babies are still pouring in, and we’re thrilled to be featuring them each week in the Daily Echo, both in print and online.
Every Thursday on our New Arrivals page we give them a big welcome to the world.
To share your happy news, fill in the very short form at, add a picture, and we’ll take care of the rest.

  • LUNA Mills is bringing light into the lives of nurse mum Tonia Anderson-Mills, dad Steven Mills and sibling Nova.
    The 8lbs 5oz Hampshire tot was born at Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth on March 18.
  • CHARLIE Thomas Simpson-Adams is a 6lbs 4oz bundle of joy for first time parents Melanie Adams and Gordon Simpson from Hedge End, who met while both working at the Daily Echo. He was born at Princess Anne Hospital on June 24.
  • LOCKDOWN baby Indie Bessant was welcomed into the world at Southampton’s Princess Anne Hospital on March 21, weighing 7lbs 10oz.
    She’s a first born little girl for parents Luci and Jack, who live in the city. 
  • PROUD big sister Imogen Wilton was very excited to meet new brother Benjamin, born at Princess Anne Hospital on Easter Sunday April 12.
    The 8bs 8oz boy is a son for Rachael and Jon from Marchwood.
  • THE country went into lockdown five days before the safe arrival of Kai John Plested at Princess Anne Hospital on March 28.
    The 8lbs 11oz boy has been enjoying lots of time at home in Southampton with new parents Lauren Painter and Billy Plested. 
  • OLLY Lewis had to watch Laura Johnson give birth to his 8lbs 11oz son Eric James Lewis-Johnson over FaceTime during the coronavirus crisis as he is categorised as vulnerable. They’re now making up for lost time at home in Bassett.
  • MAISIE Maddocks is the first born daughter of Jessie Mouland and Jake Maddocks from Southampton. 
    She came into the world at the city’s Princess Anne Hospital on May 16, weighing 6lbs 7oz.
  • FREDDIE Darren Swartz-Mabey is at home in Marchwood after coming into the world at Princess Anne Hospital on May 17.
    Son of Lauren Andrews and Matthew Swartz-Mabey, he weighed in at 8lbs 14.5oz.
  • CALEB David Halls is doing well at home after being born eight weeks early at Princess Anne Hospital on May 22, weighing 4lbs and spending four weeks in neonatal. Jessica and Andrew from Hythe are his proud parents.