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.

Prepping Baby for Daylight Saving Time

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It's almost time for the good daylight saving. You know, the one where you gain an hour of sleep. Buuut not so fast for new parents who know anything that disrupts baby's sleep schedule is the stuff that actually keeps them up at night. So how to prepare for the Nov. 2 time change without it being a shock to... read more

Melissa Joan Hart's #BumpItForward Advice to Fellow Moms

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What's the single best piece of advice Melissa Joan Hart has for expectant moms? Go see a movie, like, now! "Go to the movies now, while you're pregnant, and you can sit there without chasing a child around or having to sit through yet another cartoon," the actress tells The Bump. "Once you have the baby,... read more

Why Losing the Baby Weight Isn't Top Priority for Daphne Oz

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At her first postpartum checkup after giving birth to baby Philomena Bijou in February, The Chew's Daphne Oz was shocked to see she'd only lost ten pounds — but that gave way to acceptance. "It's a priority, but it's one of many," the first-time-mom, 28, tells Fitness magazine about losing the baby weight. "I'm read more

Shakira's Newest Project: Toy Designer for Fisher-Price!

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The best artists adapt and respond to the needs of their fans, right? Since Shakira will now be designing baby toys, we'd like to think she went above and beyond just for us. This week Fisher-Price announced a partnership with Shakira and her charity The Barefoot Foundation as part of an initiative to promote early childhood... read more

Tracking Baby's Brain Development In Utero

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Science is getting better at understanding baby's development in utero. The latest advancement? Viennese researchers can pinpoint when your baby develops the ability to see. Using functional magnetic resonance tomography (fMRT), which is a technique that measures brain activity, researchers from the Computational Imaging Research Lab at the Medical University of Vienna were able to identify active short-range neuronal... read more

Project Nursery Throws a Surprise Baby Shower

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Eight years and two babies ago, Pam Ginocchio threw her friend Melisa Fluhr a baby shower in her living room. And last Monday, and the Project Nursery founders were at it again. But this time, the venue was a little different and we were invited! Alongside host and fellow mom Rosie Pope, we joined Pam in... read more

Recall Alert! Nutek Disposable Baby Wipes

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Pennsylvania-based baby wipe manufacturer Nutek Disposables issued a nationwide voluntary recall on Saturday. The recall, announced by the FDA, affects several brands produced by Nutek, including Cuties, Diapers.com, Femtex, Fred's, Kidgets, Member's Mark, Simply Right, Sunny Smiles, Tender Touch and Well Beginnings. The recall follows a small number of complaints of odor and discoloration, which... read more

One Mom's Love for Halloween Turns Her Son Into an Internet Star

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We're still four days away from Halloween, but baby Noah has already had 27 amazing Halloween costumes — and he can't even walk yet.  And the little guy is such a quick character study: Jean Valjean, a Minion, Harry Potter, Charlie Brown — he's been there, worn that. As you can guess, behind any kick-ass baby Halloween costume... read more

Your Go-to Guide for Maternity Coats

As the weather gets colder and that bump gets bigger, it's time to start thinking about investing in a maternity coat. Whether your style (and climate) demands puffy and plush or lightweight and leather, we've rounded up the most stylish jackets for fall and winter. See more of our favorite styles here! read more

A Really Good Reason to Hang on to Baby Food Jars

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We have a new trend for you: desserts in jars. And by having a baby, you have a leg up on everyone else. So hang on to all those baby food jars for a pint-sized adorable treat. Perfect for showcasing layered treats, clear jars are all about presentation. And we have Dani Beckerman of JARS... read more