MEET more adorable babies who have been born in south Essex during the coronavirus-imposed lockdown.

We have been asking you to send photos of your newly-arrived bundles of joy – and you did not disappoint.

These babies are bringing a ray of sunshine to their families in these difficult times.

Their arrivals mean lockdown will be of added significance to their parents.

We would still love to see your babies during lockdown and you can get involved by simply completing our online form.

Scroll down to see just some of the adorable babies born since coronavirus reached the UK in March.


Cute as a button - Sadie Storm Hunt was born in Basildon on May 1, weighing 7lb 3oz


Happy days - Harrison Michael John Clarke, who was born on March 16 and had to wait three months to meet some members of his family, has already been laughing at dad Stuart Clarke’s jokes


Family affair - Paula Reader had her mum on video call as she went into labour ahead of giving birth to Alexzander Graham George Philpot



Double trouble - identical twins Ria and Ruby Patel came into the world six weeks early at Southend Hospital


Adorable - Ivy-Mae Smith just six hours after being born at Southend Hospital on April 27