WE know it must have been a difficult month to welcome a new baby to the world.

But whether they were born during lockdown or managed to meet all their new relatives at the start of the month before stricter guidelines were in place, it's time to celebrate East Lancashire's newest residents.

If you live in the area and you had a baby during March 2020, we want to hear from you for our special Born in East Lancashire 2020 picture supplement in the newspaper.

Many happy parents were delighted to see their little ones in our 2019 picture supplement which featured more than 140 pictures.

We also produce monthly gallery of pictures online so look out for our appeals at the start of each month if you're due to give birth this year.

To be included in Born in East Lancashire 2020, all submitted pictures should include the baby's full name, date of birth, weight at birth and the area you live.

Was your baby born in East Lancashire in March 2020?

Send us a picture of your newborn along with their full name, date of birth, weight at birth and the area of East Lancashire you live to be included

Add your contribution now By uploading a contribution, for use online and in print, you accept our contributor terms. You will either own or have permission to use anything you provide.

If any of these details are missing your picture will not be included in the paper.

Please send us a colour picture (rather than black and white) using the form below.