The No.1 Thing to Protect Baby from Whooping Cough

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Photo: Thinkstock / The Bump
Baby might not be eligible for the whooping cough vaccine -- Tdap -- until she's two months old, but that doesn't mean you can't protect her from the infection. Whooping cough, technically pertussis, isn't usually dangerous in adults. But over half of babies diagnosed with pertussis need to be hospitalized, and in some cases, it's... read more

The Japanese Pampers Ad That’ll Make You Tear Up

Turn on those subtitles -- you're not gonna want to miss this one. A Japanese Pampers campaign is giving moms their due for surviving those first 12 months, a whirlwind of milestones, checkups and, yep, worries. So when it's time to celebrate his first birthday, it's also time to breathe: You made it! In the ad, moms... read more

4 Steps to Offsetting the Cost of a Child

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Photo: Getty / The Bump
The USDA recently released a report saying that the average parent will spend $245,360 raising their child from birth to age 18. That's a lot of money! But here's the good news: that number is just an average, and there are some easy ways that you can be different from that average and completely... read more

Recall Alert! IKEA Children’s Swing

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IKEA
Do you have the GUNGGUNG child's swing from IKEA? The store announced a recall today, citing breakable suspension fittings that can cause a child to fall. The swing, made of green polyester fabric, hangs from a suspension strap of 17 feet. It's intended for indoor and outdoor use for children ages 3-7, and retails for... read more

English Woman Has Triplets from Two Wombs (Wow!)

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Thinkstock
Medically speaking, Hannah Kersey is truly one in a million. This English mom gave birth to triplets from two separate wombs because of a pre-existing condition called uterus didelphys, which affects one out of every 1 million women. Kersey was born with two wombs, and was told by doctors that her chances of conceiving were low.... read more

It’s a Girl for Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling!

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Photo Courtesy of Us Weekly/Getty
Hey, girl. While the world is just finding out, it turns out all your hopes and dreams of being the one and only mother of Ryan Gosling's children were officially crushed on Friday. Eva Mendes gave birth to a baby girl last week, Us Weekly reported today. The last few months have been a whirlwind... read more

Genius Product That’s Better Than a Diaper Bag?

Life in Play
Life in Play
There's a whole lot of diaper bags out there in every style imaginable -- chevron, leather, ruched, Hello Kitty -- we've seen it all. Feeling like you'd rather just not choose at all? Totally fine. Now, you have the option of turning your everyday purse into a diaper bag. The magic is in this organizer by Life... read more

Are You Following These 9 Pregnant Celebs on Instagram?

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Kelly Rowland via Instagram; Vanessa Lachey via Instagram
If you're inspired by Zoe Saldana's sleek maternity style or Kelly Rowland's fit pregnancy workout routine, it's time to follow them on Instagram if you aren't already! You never know when celebrity mamas-to-be will post a cute bump photo or a snap of their newborn after they give birth. Here are nine of... read more

Do You Think Birth Control Should Be OTC?

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Photo: Thinkstock/The Bumo
As a new mom, you may have a lot of questions about resuming birth control after baby. When do you start? How will the hormones effect your post-baby body? What if you're breastfeeding? Now, the question of accessibility is also being brought front-and-center. In an effort to make access to contraceptives easier, the... read more

Sara Gilbert is Pregnant!

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Getty
The Talk co-host Sara Gilbert made a big announcement on her show on Tuesday: she and her rock songwriter-producer wife Linda Perry are expecting their first child together. Gilbert, well-known for her role on Roseanne, let the news slip while discussing their upcoming "Face Your Fears" week. She was dared to have a cinderblock broken on her stomach (ow?). "Before we go... read more