Doctors Deliver Biggest Baby of the Year: How Much Does He Weigh?

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In Orem, Utah, doctors delivered what could be the biggest baby born in 2013. Joel Brandon Jr., (affectionately nicknamed J.J.), was born via c-section, weighing in at exactly 14 pounds. At her last ultrasound, baby boy was just over 11 pounds. "When he came out and they put him on the scale and... Read more

3 Effortless Ways to Turn Your Postbaby Body Envy Into Motivation

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In the continued obsession with the postbaby bodies, Kate Middleton turned heads and made headlines once again after she was spotted playing volleyball less than three months months after giving birth, in heels no less. It was her midsection, not her shoe selection, that raised eyebrows when her shirt lifted while... Read more

Want to Know What Gear You Should Buy? Ali Landry Shares Some of Her Favorites From the ABC Show

This post was written by our special guest blogger, Ali Landry, mama of 3, cover star of The Bump magazine and founder of

I’m obsessed with pregnancy, baby and kid products, and the moment my team and I walked on to the 3.2 million square feet of baby gear galore at the 2013 ABC Kids Expo earlier this month, my excited heart palpitations started! I wanted to stop by every booth, visit with every manufacturer, hear every story, and learn about (and play with!) every product there.

The show this year was especially fun for me because I have a six-year-old daughter, two-year-old son and a three-month-old baby boy to keep in mind. I was so excited to see products based on the needs of my children and our family — and I was definitely on the hunt for products that would make my life easier as a mom.

With more than 1,123 vendors at the show, it was impossible to see everything and talk to everyone, but from what we did see – I was amazed. I felt like a kid in a candy shop at the show! There was so much to see and so little time — so from the gear that I did get to play with and learn about, here’s what I loved (and can’t wait to try out!):

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Twilight Turtle Tunes by cloud b

Why it’s cool: It’s the first character to feature wireless Bluetooth technology. With just an app, mom and dad can created a customized playlist to soothe baby at any hour, so you don’t have to worry about creeping into baby’s room while she sleeps.

Why I love it: My children love music and along with their sound machines and I’ve always played classical music for them at nap and bedtime. This little turtle gives me so much more than musical melodies, though: It creates a beautiful starry sky in their bedroom, it’s bluetooth and I can customize their playlists. Not to mention, it’s pretty adorable too.

Buy it now!

Moms, have you used any of these products? Let me know what your favorites are! I’m launching my app very soon so we all can share and discover our ultimate favorite baby and child products!

Plus, more from The Bump:

Top 10 Biggest Trends in Baby Products

The Bump Best of Baby Awards

Baby Gear Central: How to Find the Gear You Need

Recall Alert! BreathableBaby BreathableSack Wearable Blanket

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Today, BreathableBaby and the CPSC announced a voluntary recall of more than 15,000 BreathableSack Wearable Blankets. The product was recalled due to the fact that the zipper pull tabs and sliders can detach, posing a choking hazard for babies. Here's what you need to know: The BreathableSacks are sleeveless, wearable blankets. They come... Read more

Baby Number Two Reportedly on the Way for Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler

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Looks like Camden Jack Cutler may be getting ready to be a big brother! Reports are swirling that Kristin Cavallari and her husband, Jay Cutler, are pregnant with their second child. The newlyweds, who married over the summer in a beautiful, rustic-inspired ceremony in Nashville, Tennessee, recently celebrated their firstborn's first birthday. And... Read more

As Seen on the TODAY Show: 5 Last-Minute DIY Halloween Costumes for the Whole Family (WATCH!)

Didn't catch us earlier on the Today Show? Don't worry about it: We've got all the goodness here for your viewing pleasure. If you're stumped on individual costumes for your partner, yourself and your kids -- and not interested in having to sort through the leftovers at the Halloween store -- why not make it... Read more

Kerry Washington Is Reportedly Pregnant!

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Make way for one scandalous baby, y'all! (I promise that is the only Scandal-related reference I will make today.) Kerry Washington is reportedly expecting her first child with 49ers football star Nnamdi Asomugha. If the rumors are true (and it sounds like they are), it'll be the first babe for the couple, who... Read more

Your Biggest Meal Should be Breakfast If You Want to Get Pregnant

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While previous studies have hinted that eating like a Greek might help you conceive, there's one thing we can all agree on (feta-lover or otherwise): A hearty, healthy breakfast is more important than you would have ever thought. Sure, you'll need your nutrients and vitamins to power through the day, but did you... Read more

Planning to Breastfeed? Research Says Skin-to-Skin Contact Is Key

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For moms hoping to breastfeed, the American Academy of Pediatrics suggests starting with skin-to-skin contact first. At an AAP National Conference and Exhibition in Orlando, research was presented to highlight the fact that when a new mom intends to breastfeed and practices skin-to-skin in the delivery room, there was a greater likelihood that... Read more

Could Swaddling Hurt Baby’s Hips?

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New research published in the Archives of Disease in Childhood worry that as swaddling sees a resurgence in popularity, so could the risk of developmental hip problems for baby. Professor Nicholas Clarke, of Southampton University hospital found that swaddling technique, which involves binding (or bundling) baby tightly in a blanket to keep arms... Read more