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.

Can You Create Baby’s Last Name?

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If you thought choosing baby's first name was tough, consider the can of worms choosing a surname could open up. Of course, if you don't want to settle on one person's name, there's the hyphenated option. But what about an original blend of mom and dad's last names? That was the choice for Kim Sarubbi and Carl... read more

Genius Product That’s Better Than a Diaper Bag?

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There's a whole lot of diaper bags out there in every style imaginable -- chevron, leather, ruched, Hello Kitty -- we've seen it all. Feeling like you'd rather just not choose at all? Totally fine. Now, you have the option of turning your everyday purse into a diaper bag. The magic is in this organizer by Life... read more

Do You Think Birth Control Should Be OTC?

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Photo: Thinkstock/The Bumo
As a new mom, you may have a lot of questions about resuming birth control after baby. When do you start? How will the hormones effect your post-baby body? What if you're breastfeeding? Now, the question of accessibility is also being brought front-and-center. In an effort to make access to contraceptives easier, the... read more

Sara Gilbert is Pregnant!

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The Talk co-host Sara Gilbert made a big announcement on her show on Tuesday: she and her rock songwriter-producer wife Linda Perry are expecting their first child together. Gilbert, well-known for her role on Roseanne, let the news slip while discussing their upcoming "Face Your Fears" week. She was dared to have a cinderblock broken on her stomach (ow?). "Before we go... read more

New International Growth Standards: How Does Baby Measure Up?

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You've probably heard of growth chart percentiles at each of baby's checkups, but until now, there haven't actually been any international standards for fetuses or newborns. A team of scientists from Oxford University conducting the INTERGROWTH-21st Project just released the first set of international standards for both fetal growth (measured by... read more

Could Your Neighborhood Affect Baby’s Health?​

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If the grass is really greener on the other side, then that's the side moms-to-be should want to be on. According to a new study from Oregon State University, mothers who live in neighborhoods with plenty of green vegetation (like trees and grass) are more likely to deliver at full term than mothers in... read more

Alyssa Milano Welcomes Baby Girl (With a Unique Name!)

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Photo: People Moms & Babies
You already knew Alyssa Milano was having a girl, but we bet you didn't see this name coming. The Mistresses star welcomed Elizabella Dylan Bugliari today, according to E! News. Elizabella, weighing in at 7 pounds, 7 ounces, is the second child for Milano, 41, and husband David Bugliari. Fingers crossed we get to see pictures of the... read more

Recall Alert! Tray Vous Stroller Trays

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Tray Vous announced a recall on stroller snack and activity trays and connecters on Tuesday. While no injuries have been reported, the gap between the tray and the stroller is wide enough for an unharnessed child's body to pass through, but not head, posing a strangulation hazard. This recall affects about 770 trays in the... read more

How You’re Feeding Baby Has Longterm Effects — Here’s What to Do

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In an effort to get to the bottom of just how important infant nutrition is, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) conducted a study over six years long. After following the health and nutrition of babies starting in the third trimester until age one, researchers circled back after... read more

Recall Alert! Kraft American Singles

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Hold the cheese! Kraft Foods Group announced a voluntary recall on Friday of 7,691 cases of select varieties of regular Kraft American Singles Pasteurized Prepared Cheese Product. Because a supplier didn't store an ingredient at the correct temperature, Kraft issued the recall as a precaution to avoid food borne illnesses. Here are the... read more