ON Tuesday, the Star reported that of the 3,985 babies born at Whiston Hospital in 2018, 440 of those weighed more than 8lb 13oz, according to NHS Digital data.

This is considered to be the benchmark for a baby to be considered large.

We asked parents to share pictures of their big bundles of joy, and recieved an amazing response.

Here are just some of the many beautiful big babies the people of St Helens shared with us, some weighing 12lb!