Is Baby’s Crib Mattress Safe? Here’s What You Need to Know

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A brand new analysis of 20 new and old crib mattresses sold in the US, containing polyurethane foam and polyester foam padding, release significant amounts of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that are harmful to baby's health. The study, led by a team of environmental engineers from the University of Texas as Austin, read more

6 Subtle Ways to Work Floral Accents Into Baby’s Nursery

Loving all the floral designs you’ve seen lately? Us too. But is there a way to incorporate these colorful creations into your nursery space without it looking like someone puked up gardenias and roses all over the walls and the carpeting? Yep! From lamps and wallpaper to plush pillows and bedding, your baby’s nursery is about to get one big bouquet of a makeover (and we’ll show you how).

Check it out:

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Pillows

You won't stick these in baby's bed (they're not safe!), but you'll want one of these plush puffs for your rocker -- especially when you've been up nursing half the night! In white, they work in a girl's or boy's room.

Chiffon Floral Decorative Pillow & Insert, Starting at $52

How did you incorporate fun accents into your baby’s room?

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Bumpie Buzz: You Won’t Believe What North West Did During Her ‘Vogue’ Debut!

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Photo: Vogue
Kim Kardashian Admits That North Peed on Kanye During the Cover Shoot! -- CelebrityBabyScoop Awesome Flower-Inspired Food Ideas to Get Your Kids Eating Their Fruits and Veggies -- POPSUGAR Moms Can Moms Really Have It All? Scarlett Johannson Says 'Yes' -- Us Weekly Busy Philipps Says Cricket's... read more

10 Spring-Inspired Picks to Brighten Up Your Baby Gear

In search of a little bit of a colorful pick-me-up now that the warmer weather is hopefully on its way? We are too. So, time to stow away those drab winter darks and swap ‘em out for a perky pop of personality — and color!

Check out 10 products we’re loving these days for their sunny shades:

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Bloomin' Blossoms

This dirty-diaper tote is anything but boring.

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Do you have seasonal baby gear? What are your shopping tips?

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Five Days of Freebies: Enter to Take Home This Red-Hot Baby Gear!

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Photos Courtesy of the Manufacturers
Need a little something to set your week in motion? How about five days of free gear? (Oh yeah, we went there.) This week, we'll be giving five very lucky moms and moms-to-be the chance to take home goodies from some of our favorite companies! Here's what you need to know: The giveaways will run... read more

Where to Shop for the Year’s Best Baby and Pregnancy Gear

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Looking to buy only the best baby gear for your baby-to-be? We can help with that. After checking out our definitive guide to the hottest products of the year, stock up on all the goodies you'll need once baby arrives -- and we've got the scoop on where to shop for a serious... read more

7 Pieces We Love From the New Kardashian Kids Collection

Happy Kardashian Kids day, peeps! The much-buzzed about line for little girls aged 0-24 months has finally hit the Interwebz (a day early, I might add) at Babies ‘R Us — and it’s actually pretty damn cute! Not like we didn’t expect the clothes (inspired by Kourtney, Khloe and Kim Kardashian) to be anything but stylish, but still, we were a little taken back by how much we love the line.

The layettes, dresses, sacks and accessories are sweet and delicate, with lots of white, gold polka-dots and butterfly-inspired patterns and prints. And yes, for those wondering, the line does come with some leopard print (it wouldn’t be Kardashian without it!). The online unveiling comes a day before the reported March 15 launch of the line in stores, so get ready to shop ’til you drop!

Check out a few of our favorite picks:

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Butterflies a-Buzzin'

Make way for one fashionable little lady.

White Butterfly Print Georgette Sleeveless Creeper, $23

What’s your favorite baby line?

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Too Much Time In the Stroller Is Bad for Baby’s Development

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Photo: Shutterstock / The Bump
Set the timer, mom, because letting baby hang out in his stroller for too long is probably hindering his speech and physical development skills. Sally Goddard Blythe, a neuro-psychologist presented information at the WATCh? (What About the Children?) charity conference that found an "over-reliance" on forward-facing strollers reduces the time that babies spend... read more

Surprising Study Shows iPads May be Safe for Baby

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Photo: UserExperiencesWorks / YouTube
If you're constantly on the fence about whether too much iPad time is harmful for your baby, there's a new study out from Seattle pediatrician Dr. Dimitri A. Christakis that may surprise you. Christakis, whose speciality is studying the effect of media on children, thought at one point that media use by babies and toddlers was detrimental to... read more

The Government Is Ordering Graco to Explain Why Infant Car Seats Weren’t Included In Their Recall

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Photo: Courtesy of the Manufacturer
After Graco issued a recall on 3.8 million of their car safety seats last month due to faulty seat buckles, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is now ordering the company to explain why the recall didn't include 1.8 million infant seats too, according to the NY Times. Graco is reportedly... read more