New Reason to Get a Dog: Baby May Get Sick Less

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Photo: The Bump
Do you tote antibacterial wipes in your diaper bag? A new study may convince you to swap out the sanitizer for a house pet. In the Finnish study, published in the journal Pediatrics, researchers studied nearly 400 babies from birth throughout their first year. They focused on the respiratory health of the infants in... read more

Hot Baby Name: Penelope!

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Photo: SheKnows.com
With all of the talk surrounding the birth of Penelope Scotland -- the latest addition to the Kardashian-Disick clan -- we couldn't help but be intrigued by the newborn's unusual name. Let's face it: it isn't too often you encounter a Penelope, let alone a Scotland (which we can only assume is after... read more

Lily Allen is Expecting Baby #2!

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Photo: Crushable / The Bump
British pop star Lily Allen is pregnant again! A friend of the singer told the UK's Mirror that Lily recently had a three-month prenatal visit and everything looks A-o.k. “Lily has started telling her friends and everybody in her close circle is so excited for her," says the source. “It was a surprise but... read more

Instagram Challenge: 25 Summer Baby Photos

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Last week, we asked you to upload your favorite summer baby pictures to Instagram using the hashtag #thebump. We received tons of adorable submissions--pictures of your babies at the pool, on the beach, decked out for the Fourth of July, and more. Here are 25 of our favorite photos from the challenge (stay tuned -- we'll... read more

Kourtney Kardashian Welcomes a Baby Girl!

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Photo: Reality Tea
Ever since the oldest Kardashian sister announced her second pregnancy in November, we've been racking our brains for possible "K" names that the family hasn't already covered. But Kourtney chose a different naming route -- she and longtime boyfriend Scott Disick welcomed their daughter Sunday, and named her Penelope Scotland. The newest member of the... read more

Nursery Spotlight: Chevron

It seems like we’ve been seeing chevron nurseries everywhere lately — especially on Pinterest and Facebook  — and we love how fresh and modern the print looks. Here are some ideas for channeling the stylish chevron trend in your little one’s nursery.

Tell us what you think! Are you decorating your nursery with chevron?

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Fresh Colors

Mom-to-be Maggie B. was going for a look that was "gender neutral, bright and playful, and not too juvenile or grown-up" in her nursery. We think she captured that balance perfectly!

Need more nursery decor inspiration? Check out our nursery boards on Pinterest.

Plus, more from The Bump:

5 Tricks To Declutter Your Nursery

Gorgeous (Real!) Nurseries You’ll Love

Nursery Tips on a Budget

Recipe of the Week: Yogurt Ice Pops with Berries

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Photo: The Nest
Need to beat the heat this weekend? These Yogurt Ice Pops with Berries are a healthy, delicious must-try. The best part? You only need five ingredients to make them--all of which you most likely already have in your refrigerator. Get the recipe at The Nest >>... read more

Matthew & Camila McConaughey Expecting Baby #3!

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Photo: Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves / The Bump
Matthew and Camila McConaughey (who tied the knot last month at their home in Texas) are expecting their third child together! The couple announced the news on Twitter, with Camilla tweeting first: "Happy birthday America, more good news, Matthew and I are expecting our 3rd child, God bless, just keep livin.”... read more

Claire Danes is Expecting Her First Child!

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Photo: FamousFolder.com
Actress Claire Danes is pregnant! Her rep confirmed to People today that Claire and her husband, Hugh Dancy are expecting their first child together. The couple have been married since 2009. Claire won a Golden Globe in January for her work on the TV show Homeland. We can't wait to hear more details about her... read more

Patriotic Baby Names

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In honor of the Fourth of July tomorrow, we've rounded up patriotic and U.S. history-themed baby names. Think Abraham Lincoln, George Washington and Benjamin Franklin. These names will definitely show your pride for the good ole USA. Patriotic Boys' Names: Benjamin, George, John, Abraham, Thomas, Samuel, Monroe Patriotic... read more