OUR newborns are being treated to lots of special sibling cuddles this week. 

The proud big brothers and sisters of Hampshire are pictured alongside their new additions in a dozen snapshots of life in the minutes, days and weeks after birth. 

We also feature a rainbow baby bringing hope to a family after a devastating loss, one tiny tot who was very late to the party and another who arrived within 45 minutes of being inside the hospital doors. 

These bundles of joy, born during lockdown in the county or in the weeks after, are bringing a ray of sunshine to families during the pandemic. 

Launched at the start of the summer with a supplement featuring more than 100 babies born in lockdown, the new arrivals page has been a popular addition to the Daily Echo and dailyecho.co.uk each Thursday. 

But we’d love to see more of your tiny tots and hear about their arrival into the world at Princess Anne Hospital in Southampton, Winchester’s Royal Hampshire County Hospital in Winchester, New Forest Birth Centre in Ashurst, at other hospitals or at home in Hampshire. 

If you are a new parent and you’d like us to feature a picture and story all about your lovely latest addition on one of our keepsake pages, we’d be happy to help. 
Just fill out the simple Q and A at dailyecho.co.uk/new-arrivals 

  • IT wasn’t the nicest time to have a child, but Harlow Jane Rita Hilton was so worth it for mum Charmaine Soutter.

Harlow, a daughter for Ashley Hilton and a sister for Theo, was born on June 30 in Southampton, weighing 6lbs 15oz.

  • BEAUTIFUL little Lois Katie Duhig was born during the pandemic on June 11 at Princess Anne Hospital.

A new addition for parents Lauren and Aaron and three-year-old brother Toby, the Totton tot weighed 7lbs 13oz.

  • VEGA K. Jordan came into the world just 45 minutes after mum Lauren Gentles arrived at Princess Anne Hospital on July 21.

Weighing 7lbs 7oz, he’s a son for Elliott Jordan from Southampton and a brother for Mars. 

  • PROUD parents Kelly French and Peter Andrews are thrilled to announce the arrival of Leo Peter Andrews at Princess Anne Hospital on June 5.

The lockdown baby, a first for the couple from Netley, weighed 7lbs 10oz.

  • SMILING Marley Leon Harry is happy and healthy at home in Park Gate with parents Charlotte and Luke despite a rocky start with pneumonia.

Born at Royal Hampshire County Hospital in Winchester on June 16, he weighed 7lbs 8oz.

  • WILLOW Samantha Emily Mascall was two weeks late to the party with proud new parents Erica Hurry and Richard Mascall. 

The Southampton newborn, weighing 8lbs, arrived at the city’s Princess Anne Hospital on August 3.

  • RICHELLE and Alexander love their new baby brother Albert Sarmiento, the latest addition to the Lyall family from Romsey.

Weighing 7lbs, he was born to Myreene and Stephen at Princess Anne Hospital in Southampton on January 28.

  • PERFECT princess Ellie Esme Williams is a rainbow baby for Megan Hodgson and Andrew Williams who lost a daughter last year. 

The 7lbs 2oz Eastleigh girl, a sister for Alfie, was born in Winchester on August 4.

  • LOCKDOWN baby Gracey Minnie Bruce made her entrance into the world at Princess Anne Hospital on May 2. 

The 6lbs 11oz Eastleigh newborn is a daughter for Nicole Page and Jordan Bruce and a sister for Minnie and Amelia.

  • PROUD big brother Teddy is pictured here happily hugging his new baby brother Kobë Evan Booker.

The Shirley tot, a son for Eve Dyer and Matthew Booker, was born in Southampton on June 25, weighing 7lbs 9oz.

  • TINY Adalyn Grace Anderson is doing well at home after a short stay in hospital in Basingstoke.

Born on August 24 weighing 6lbs 7oz, she’s a daughter for Georgina Cotterell and Douglas Anderson and a sister for Jacob.