The Bump Editors

How a Trip to Nepal Convinced Me: I Need to Write a Breastfeeding Book

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Meet Jessica Shortall, a working mom with a career dedicated to the intersection of business and doing good. As the former Director of Giving for TOMS Shoes, she literally circumnavigated the globe with a breast pump. Look out for her upcoming book by Abrams in Fall 2015, "Work. Pump. Repeat: The New Mom’s Guide to... Read more

Our Top 5 Favorites from the New York Baby Show

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It's the largest show for new and expectant parents in the country, and we definitely weren't going to miss it. We spent our weekend scoping out the annual New York Baby Show, and as always, were so impressed with the latest and greatest gear. Don't let the 150+ exhibitors overwhelm you; we've narrowed it down... Read more

How Mother’s Day Is Celebrated In Different Countries

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Happy Mother's Day! Enjoying breakfast in bed? A day at the spa? Take a look at how other countries celebrate mom. While some follow our break-from-housework, brunch-at-a-restaurant playbook, others have surprising, less familiar customs worth learning about. Mexico Cue the mariachi music, which is the sound track of Mother’s Day in Mexico. Families hire bands to... Read more

A Message from NFL Moms to Their Sons

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"You are my greatest accomplishment." "Words can't even express how proud I am of you." "I love you with all my heart." We don't have to tell you that these phrases come straight from the mouths of moms. But these ladies are talking to a very special set of kids -- their professional football player... Read more

5 Fun, Fresh Titles for Children's Book Week

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Can't bear to read the same book one more night in a row? As we round out Children's Book Week, we asked our friends at Harper Collins for their suggestions to help freshen up story time. Here, five different titles hand-selected by their editors. Add one or all to your repertoire.  Because reading with your... Read more

Prepping Your Toddler for a New Sibling

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With new Princess Charlotte in the spotlight, our thoughts are turning back to George. How is his royal highness adjusting to life as a big brother? If you're about to bring home baby no. 2, you'll want to help your eldest get ready to no longer be king of the castle. We have some Read more

Recall Alert! IKEA Crib Mattresses

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IKEA is expanding its crib mattress recall, upping the number of potentially-dangerous mattresses to 300,000 in the US. While the initial recall back in January affected 160,000 VYSSA crib mattresses, 131,000 of the SULTAN mattresses have been added in the US, and 44,000 in Canada. The mattresses could create a gap between itself and the crib... Read more

Introducing The Bump Pregnancy App for Apple Watch

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Guess what? We have an even more convenient way to keep you informed during pregnancy. Meet The Bump Pregnancy App for Apple Watch. Now cue the ahhhs, because our new Apple Watch app gives you all the vital info from our Pregnancy App: appointment notifications, calendar to-dos, weekly updates about baby's size and all your... Read more

Vaccinations: What Baby Will Need

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We know it’s painful to watch baby get poked and even worse to hear the inevitable crying, but immunizations are crucial for their health. If baby is extremely sick, then your pediatrician will probably modify the immunization schedule. Otherwise, baby should get vaccinated on a regular basis. Though some children do suffer from mild reactions... Read more

5 Ways to Reduce Stress During Pregnancy

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It's easy to get stressed out during pregnancy; you're growing a human being and preparing to raise it to adulthood, after all! But to commemorate National Stress Awareness Month, we're reminding you that too much stress can be especially detrimental during pregnancy, contributing to eczema and asthma in baby. So what's a mom-to-be... Read more