SAY hello to these beautiful newborn babies bringing a ray of sunshine to lockdown across the district.

We have been asking parents to send us pictures of their new arrivals - and we’re delighted to present more of them here as part of our regular series of newborn photos.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

Louie Eann Byrne, born at BRI, 9lbs 11oz, to Amy Byrne of Bradford.

Says Amy: “Louie was born with minimal interventions, and thanks to the excellent care and assistance of the midwife team at Bradford Royal Infirmary.”

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

Willow Kate Wood, born at BRI, weighing 7lb 8oz, to Nicola Chambers and Ryan Wood of Wibsey.

Says Nicola: “The labour was very fast, my partner was there and she was worth the pain. Our little lockdown angel.”

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

Madison Dione Ellison, born at BRI, 4lb 6oz, to Aiden Lee Petty and Mariea Ellison, a sister for Annaleese Marie and Kayla.

“My little ray of sunshine was born five weeks early and was perfectly healthy at birth. She was born on June 6 at 7.04pm and is still progressing so well.

It’s a difficult time to have a baby. Because of restrictions in place due to the coronavirus pandemic, many mums are having to go into hospital alone, without their partners, and some have been induced and even given birth without a loved one at their side. And many of their family and friends will have an agonising wait until they can have their first glimpse and cuddle of the new arrivals.

But it’s also a special time to be born - and we hope that our galleries of delightful photos will become keepsakes for these ‘lockdown babies’ and their families to look back on.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

Iris April Inman, born at BRI, weighing 7lb 2oz, to Emily and Stuart Inman of Bradford.

Say the proud parents: “A big thanks to BRI staff who delivered our precious girl safely during this awful pandemic. They were incredible!”

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

Eva Olivia Barker, born at BRI, 7lb 15oz, to Craig Barker and Clare Kershaw of Thornton, a sister for Oscar.

“Eva was born by emergency C section. She had us panicking playing with her cord, holding it when she arrived!Although it was a little different BRI staff were fantastic.”

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

Daisey Leigh Bebb, born at BRI, 8lb 3oz, to Becky Jackson and Matthew Bebb of Wrose, a sister for Ceejay and Ella-Rose.

Says Becky: “It all happened so fast, I got to the hospital and gave birth an hour-and-a-half later. She has brought us all so much happiness in this lockdown.”

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

Tallulah-Mae Gwen McGeachy, 8lb 4oz, born to Leah Kilner and Frankie McGeachy of Wrose, a sister for Frankie.

“Arriving four days past her due date on her big brother’s fifth birthday. We were one of seven to have a water birth at Bradford Royal Infirmary’s birth centre during May.”

Congratulations to all you proud parents - and thank you for sharing all the beautiful photos that are coming in.

If you’ve had a baby in lockdown, we would love to share your happy news.

Click here to send us a photo of your new arrival and tell us their birth story.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

Reuben Vaughan, born at Airedale Hospital, 6lb 7oz, to Claire and Richard Kirkbright of Bingley.

Says Claire: “Contractions started 9.30pm Easter Sunday. Went to hospital and had baby at 1.06am. Midwives were amazing, I was so grateful Richard could stay with us till discharged.”

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

Alfie David Taylor-Knowles, born at BRI, 7lb, to Katie Knowles and Chris Taylor of Bradford.

Says Katie: “I was booked in for a planned Caesarean Section eight days before my due date. He was born at 2.39pm, healthy and happy.”