Why Your Baby Gate May Actually Be Dangerous

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Baby safety gates are supposed to keep your little ones out of harm's way, but a surprising new study published in American Pediatrics says that the gates actually send 2,000 children to the ER every year. Even though the injuries resulting from falling through or climbing over the gate weren't life-threatening, it may be time to re-evaluate the... read more

Study Suggests Helmets Don’t Help With Flat Head

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We've all seen babies wearing special helmets (maybe accessorized with a cute sticker or two) since flat head (scientifically called plagiocephaly) is on the rise. However, a new study from BMJ (British Medical Journal) is saying that the custom-made helmets don't prevent skull flatness and are a minimal treatment. Lead researcher Renske M. van Wijk and other... read more

Recall Alert! Baby Trend TrendZ FastBack 3-in-1 Car Seat

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Make way for yet another car seat recall! Baby Trend, Inc. has recalled over 16,000  TrendZ Fastback 3-in-1 car seats that were manufactured between October 2011 and July 2013. The recall on two models is due to a potentially faulty harness crotch buckle that has difficulty unlatching (due to exposure from everyday contaminants), making it... read more

Creative, Quick and Easy Easter Basket Ideas

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Yes, Easter is only days away, and no, you shouldn't freak out if you haven't even thought about Easter baskets yet. We've got a few ideas that aren't your typical collection of Peeps and jelly beans (I think we can all agree that we don't want our kids on a full-day sugar rush) and will have... read more

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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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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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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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