Homely welcome for new Preston Baker baby

Posted 26/01/2016

Preston Baker Managing Director Ian Preston and his wife Claire are celebrating the arrival of their baby daughter, India. She was delivered safely on Saturday 16 January in the comfort of the couple’s home near York, assisted by Claire’s mum, a birthing companion and Ian himself. India is Ian and Claire’s sixth child and was welcomed into the family home by her three sisters and two brothers.

Claire and Baby

A very happy Ian says: “The whole thing happened so fast on Saturday evening. I just had time to feed the kids and get them all in front of a film as Claire was going into labour. I didn’t even have time to fill the birthing pool before things really got moving. It didn’t matter in the end because Claire was in full control of the situation. It was a wonderful experience. I don’t think I’d recommend a home birth for someone’s first baby, but for Claire and how confident she now is in childbirth, it seemed so much calmer than being in a hospital.”

Ian’s cousin and fellow Preston Baker Director, James Baker, who lives nearby, was one of the first to meet his newest niece on Saturday evening.


Everyone at Preston Baker would like to congratulate Ian and Claire on their new arrival and wish the whole family every happiness for the future.

With such a large family of his own, Ian understands more than most the pressures parents are under when trying to choose the perfect home for their family. From the day they founded Preston Baker, Ian and James have instilled their own family values in the business. They and our agents love nothing more than helping families find the right home for them.

Although, of course, Ian does appreciate that not every family needs quite so much bedroom space as his own!

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