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 completing our online form now.

Scroll down to see more snaps of south Essex's lockdown babies.


Cheeky smile - Billy Allmark Matthews was born after parents Jo Allmark and Steve Matthews rushed to Southend Hospital


The very first picture - Tia Henderson-James opted for an elective c-section due to her heart condition as she gave birth to Cleo Mavis O’Donnell


Smiling for the camera - Malachi Jax Dookeeram was 11 days late and finally born by emergency caesarean, weighing 8lbs 5oz



Look at those eyes - Lilley-Hope Doyle was born at Southend Hospital on May 13 after parents Chloe and Bradley Doyle had been looking to build their family for 10 years


Newborn - Stanley Arthur Edge weighed 6lb 12oz when he was born at Southend Hospital on April 17