The Bump Editors

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

Happy Easter! 5 Spring Baby Announcement Ideas

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The coinciding of Easter and Passover means an abundance of family get-togethers this weekend. And if you're expecting, that's the perfect opportunity to share the big news. We've rounded up the top five most festive, springy, pastel pregnancy announcements. Want to steal one? We won't tell.     https://instagram.com/p/s7aCi_y8g3/?taken-by=ttomasihill        ... Read more

World Autism Awareness Day: What You Need to Know

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Seeing a lot of blue outfits today? It's the color people are wearing to support World Autism Awareness Day. An estimated 1 in 68 children in the US have an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). What does that mean exactly? Could your child be at risk? And if so, what then? We’ve got answers. Some children are... Read more

Exclusive: Bobbie Thomas Gets Real About Being 18 Weeks Pregnant

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Bobbie Thomas, professional girlfriend and author of The Power of Style, shares fashion and beauty advice as the Style Editor for NBC’s TODAY show, including her weekly “Bobbie’s Minute Buzz.” With a unique understanding that beauty comes from the strength within, she has worked tirelessly to promote positive campaigns, instill self-confidence and encourage people... Read more

Celebrate Your Name with 3 Easy Crafts

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It's Celebrate Your Name Week! And what better way to celebrate than with a few easy name crafts? 1. Family Name Book   Using a 4" x 6" photo book, create a booklet with each family member's name, placing a corresponding photo on the back of the previous page. Quiz your toddler on... Read more

Homemade Mac and Cheese for the Whole Family

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Need a crowd-pleaser for dinner tonight? You already know your kids will eat mac and cheese, and with this homemade recipe, we're willing to bet you will too. What You’ll Need: 1 lb. of macaroni shaped pasta 1.5 cups whole milk 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 3/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground mustard 3 cups shredded... Read more