Anisa Arsenault

Anisa Arsenault is the editorial assistant at The Bump, and was probably led there by her affinity for the video "Babies Eating Lemons for the First Time." (Having a bad day? Check it out.) Obsessed with all sorts of news and celebrities, she'll keep you updated on all that is current, relevant and funny in the world of parenthood and babies. Follow her on Twitter @anisaarsenault.

How Early Can You Sleep Train?

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It's a hot topic, it's a pressing question, and it doesn't have a clear-cut answer: When should you start sleep training? Some experts say sleep training can begin as early as birth. But it depends on the method. Experts like Richard Ferber of the Ferberization (cry-it-out) method recommend waiting until six months. The latest... Read more

One Mom's Mission to Make Superheroes More Sensitive

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A baby-wearing Batman? A super-sad Superman? These are some of the cartoons Linnéa Johansson created for her superhero-themed coloring book, which showcases a more sensitive side of these traditionally tough guys. While Johansson, who lives in Norway, has been drawing since she was 17, this idea came to fruition when her three-year-old son Caspian left preschool choking back... Read more

Gender Mixups: Why Do They Happen?

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Just when you purchase 40 pink balloons for your awesome gender reveal, you get this news. Ultrasounds aren't 100 percent accurate when it comes to determining gender. We watched the shock and surprise of one family earlier this month when their "little girl" turned out to be a boy. And as sonographer Catherine E.... Read more

Geneticists Offer Position Statement on NIPTs

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Non-invasive prenatal tests (NIPTs) are advanced screenings for genetic diseases. The key word being screenings. They can tell you that your baby might have a problem, but false alarms are still possible. The confusion about when to get one and whether the touted 99 percent accuracy is true might be what prevented experts from issuing... Read more

Nate Berkus's Baby Name Perfectly Ushers in Spring

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It's a girl for Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent! The couple welcomed their daughter via surrogate on Wednesday, and based on their name choice, we're hoping this baby will finally welcome in spring as well. "Jeremiah and I are thrilled to announce the arrival of our daughter, Poppy Brent-Berkus, born via surrogate on March 23, 2015,”... Read more

Is the New Supreme Court Ruling Really a Victory for Pregnant Workers?

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In response to yesterday's Young v. UPS Supreme Court ruling, headlines have touted the decision as a victory for pregnant women. Yes, the Court says pregnant workers are entitled to the same workplace accommodations given to similarly restricted workers. But beyond that, the ruling isn't as definitive as you might think. Essentially, the battle isn't over for Read more

Pregnant Women Not Getting Enough Omega-3

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You might want to up your omega-3 intake -- it could do wonders for baby's brain development. A new study found only 27 percent of pregnant women get enough omega-3 during pregnancy, a fatty acid found in fish, seafood and seaweed products. While you do want to steer clear of mercury-rich seafood... Read more

Ashton Kutcher Petitions for Changing Tables, Gets Schooled by Target

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Even Ashton Kutcher, the king of diaper duty, is faced with baby changing obstacles. You probably recall his recent Facebook post venting about the lack of diaper changing stations in male public restrooms. Now, Kutcher's taking his cause to the next level, starting a Change.org petition directed at Target and Costco. "It's 2015, families... Read more

Breastfeeding's Newest Supporter? 'Walking Dead' Star Norman Reedus

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Cincinnati's HorrorHound Weekend might not sound like the breeding ground for breastfeeding rights, but Norman Reedus's Instagram says otherwise. The Walking Dead star posed with two breastfeeding moms -- Tammie Hamed and Libby Dalton -- who had waited in line to meet him at the event. Apparently, a conversation about boobs and babies (we're not asking... Read more

Marathoning Mom Inspires with Bikini Photo

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Still high off her first-ever marathon one week earlier, Rachel Hollis decided it was time to flaunt the body she'd worked for, and the body three babies took a toll on. “I thought, it’s not going to get better than this," she tells TODAY. "You ran the 26 miles, and I had been training... Read more