21 March 2013 12:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

What's it really like being a young parent? Just ask the mums and dads who've filmed themselves for BBC3

What a lot of mums and dads. We all love mums and dads, right? Right, but not this lot. These are young mums and dads. The bad kind. The kind we try our hardest not to judge, but do. We're Having a Baby (BBC3) is their story, told, and shot, on shaky handheld cameras by a mixed cast of a dozen or more young couples and single parents, from the first blue lines of the decisive pregnancy test to the big day and the long nights that follow.

"I think the biggest problem with being a young family," says 19-year-old Emma, "is other people's opinions of you being a young family." She and her husband Luke are expecting their second child. As she speaks, we watch her mucking about adorably with their 18-month-old daughter Noah, »

- Tom Meltzer

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