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.

Antibiotic-Free Pregnancy Could Keep Baby Asthma-Free

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Have asthma? Hoping that your baby won't? A new study recommends steering clear of antibiotics during pregnancy. The study, published in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, looked at how prenatal antibiotic use affected at-risk children. Children considered "at risk" for asthma included those with a parent who had asthma, hay fever or... Read more

Surfer Baby Practices with Dad

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Well, that's one way to encourage tummy time. Kristofer Strong, of Clearwater, Florida, decided to give his seven-month-old daughter, Madison, a surfing lesson. Like most initial surfing lessons, it took place on dry land. In this case, that was the carpet. "[My wife] Jennifer and I have always made every effort to go the beach;... Read more

Iowa Mom Pregnant with Rare Set of Twins

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Everyday, expectant Iowa mom Amanda Kuhl gets to hear her twins' heartbeats. While most moms-to-be would jump at this chance for early bonding with baby, Kuhl's situation is high-risk and rare. Kuhl is being hospitalized for eight weeks to ensure her monoamniotic twins are healthy when they're delivered via c-section at 32 weeks. While most identical twins... Read more

Recall Alert! KTM Baby Pajamas

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Your BMX baby may need to spend a few nights out of uniform -- motorcycle company KTM is recalling its children's pajamas. The Baby Racing Body onesies and two-piece KTM motocross pajamas fail to meet federal flammability standards for children’s sleepwear. While no injuries have been reported, parents should return the pajamas to KTM North America, Inc. for a... Read more

Jimmy Kimmel Reads Mean Tweets from Anti-Vaxxers (VIDEO)

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If we learned one thing this week, it's that Jimmy Kimmel is pro-vaccinations. The Jimmy Kimmel Live! host, whose 8-month-old daughter just received a booster shot, created a PSA with frustrated doctors. The funny -- but sincere -- bit aired last week. “Remember the time you got Polio? No, you don’t, because your parents got... Read more

Recall Alert! Dream On Me Bassinet

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Dream On Me is recalling its 2-in-1 Bassinet to Cradle, the CPSC announced yesterday. The bassinet -- available in blue, pink, green and white -- features wire supports on the side that can become disconnected. As a result, the fabric sides can lower, potentially allowing infants to fall or become entrapped. No injuries have been reported,... Read more

Should 'Amazon Mom' Become 'Amazon Family'?

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Have you seen this graphic all over your social media feeds this week?   We're going to assume yes. And while prominent dad blogger Oren Miller had been pushing for Amazon to change the name of its rewards program for years, it took his death from lung cancer on Saturday for the Internet community... Read more

Working Moms Get an Apology -- From a New Mom

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Katharine Zaleski is proving it's never too late to say "I'm sorry." And her apology is directed at her fellow working moms. "I’m sorry to all the mothers I used to work with," she writes in a commentary for Fortune. "I didn’t realize how horrible I’d been – until I had a child... Read more

Vaccine Delays Usually Allowed by Doctors

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Cringing at the thought of poking and prodding baby with too many needles at one appointment? You both might get some relief; a new survey found that most doctors give in to parents who ask to delay their children's vaccines, although they wouldn't recommend it. The survey, published in the journal Pediatrics, asked 534 primary... Read more

It's the First-Ever World Birth Defects Day

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Today marks the first celebration of a new -- and important -- observance. Pioneered by March of Dimes and 11 other international organizations, World Birth Defects Day was created to raise awareness for a problem that affects 8 million babies worldwide. While 50 percent of serious birth defects are detected soon after birth, the... Read more