Your Baby Will Learn Better by Sitting Up

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Break out the Bumbo seats - a  new study suggests that your baby may learn better when he or she is sitting up! Rebecca Woods, the assistant professor of human development and family science at North Dakota State University said recently, "an important part of human cognitive development is the ability to understand... read more

How to Win When It Comes to ‘Mommy Wars’

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Imagine this scenario. You're sitting at the park with your friend, watching your children play.  The topic of spanking children comes up in the conversation.  Your friend expresses her opinions on the topic, which vastly differ from yours - and then she asks for your thoughts. How do you navigate this conversation?  Do you tell... read more

Celebrities Give Kate Middleton Parenting Advice

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Since news of the royal baby first spread across the airwaves (and the Atlantic!), celebrities and commoners alike having been serving up some of their very best unsolicited parenting advice for the expectant mom and dad! Advice ranged from which pillow worth investing in to baby names to what to look forward to as the... read more

Jenna Dewan-Tatum and Channing Tatum Are Having a Baby!

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Jenna Dewan-Tatum, known best for her role in Step Up, announced today that she and her husband, Channing Tatum, are expecting their first child together! The duo are "pleased to announce that they are expecting the birth of their first child next year."  This comes as very happy news to both the actress and the... read more

Baby Names Inspired by the Holidays

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Though we are a nation blanketed in unbelievable mourning in the wake of the Newtown massacre, many of us are doing our best to prepare for the upcoming holiday by filling it with extra love, laughter, hugs and kisses. And for those of us who are waiting on the arrival of a baby... read more

After School Shooting, Pediatricians Recommend Turning Off the TV Around Kids

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It seems we're all still deeply saddened by the school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, and as we try to make sense of what happened, it's understandable that you might be glued to your TV or internet news reports to hear the latest developments. But, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)... read more

We’re All Hugging Our Kids Tighter Today

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The sound of my kids coming home from school today has never sounded sweeter. Their bickering, their loudness, their messes and their interruptions have never been more welcome. I will be hugging them tighter, longer, and they won't know what has gotten into me today. In a world where it doesn’t seem like anything has... read more

Connecticut School Shooting: Parents React With Fear, Sadness and Empathy

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Friday morning, at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, gunman Adam Lanza reportedly killed 26 people, 20 of which were small children. As news of this tragedy spread across the country, parents reacted in shock and sorrow -- crying, hugging their kids a little tighter, and even considering homeschooling, for fear that this type of tragedy... read more

The Biggest Myth About Cloth Diapers

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I remember vividly the first time my husband ever changed a diaper. We were visiting my sister and brother in law who had a beautiful new baby girl. As we planned to start a family in the near future, I encouraged my husband to help his brother in law change the baby's diaper, as he'd... read more

According to the Chinese Gender Chart, Kate Middleton Is Pregnant With a Baby…

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Make way for a prince! According to The Bump's Chinese Gender Chart, Prince William and his expectant wife, Duchess Kate Middleton, will be proud parents to a beautiful little baby boy come spring! While there's no official word yet on just when the baby-to-be was conceived, we're going off of Kate's read more