Five-Year-Old Doesn’t Want Baby Brother to Grow Up (Watch!)

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You know that feeling when you wish your baby would stay cute and little and dependent forever? That's hitting fiver-year-old Sadie pretty hard. She cradles her baby brother's adorable little head, sobbing, "I don't want him to grow up!" And all he does his giggle, which prompts a blubbery: "Oh you are so cute! I love... read more

Oops! Dad Delivers Baby Into Toilet

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Can't decide between a water birth and a home birth? This Connecticut couple inadvertently got both with their second baby. David Davis delivered baby Livia right into their toilet when it became clear his wife wasn't going to make it to the hospital on Friday. Lillie Davis was sent home from the hospital earlier that... read more

Paid Leave Keeps More Moms in the Workplace

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It's a startling fact you've probably heard before: The United States is the only developed country that doesn't offer paid maternity leave. Employers can offer some sort of compensated leave, but only 59 percent of workers say this is the case at their companies. With an immediate drop off in income and no subsidized childcare, women without paid... read more

Join in the Boob-olution this Friday, August 1!

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With Breastfeeding Awareness Month right around the corner, we’re kicking things off this Friday, August 1, with a party – a Boob-olution (sponsored by The Bobby Company)– all in the name of public breastfeeding. Why? The more often moms breastfeed out in the open, the more they show other moms it’s no big deal.... read more

New AAP Guidelines for Treating RSV

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For the second time in two years, the American Academy of Pediatrics is calling for doctors to scale back the use of palivizumab prophylaxis when it comes to treating RSV in infants. Respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, is a common lung infection that most kids come into contact with by age two. It's usually nothing too... read more

4 Big Benefits of Exercising with Baby

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Even if you were a super-fit mom-to-be and exercised regularly through pregnancy, you are likely to find it difficult to get back into a regular fitness routine after having a baby. Combine sleep deprivation with juggling a busy schedule as most new moms do, and it feels nearly impossible to find the right activity to... read more

Could Labor Pain Meds Lower Your Risk of Postpartum Depression?

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An epidural might be your secret weapon against postpartum depression. A Chinese study found that women who received epidural anesthesia during a vaginal delivery had a much lower risk for postpartum depression than women who didn't. How much lower? 21 percent. "It's a huge omission that there has been almost nothing in postpartum depression research... read more

The Most Ridiculous Fights You’ll Have in IKEA

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Photo: The Nest
Ever traveled to IKEA with your kid? If you are one of the valiant soldiers who has braved the battle field of Hemnes six-drawer chests and the ubiquitous, lingering scent of Swedish meatballs with an infant in tow, we applaud you. It's a feat that deserves to be recognized and appreciated for its level of... read more

You Can Teach Baby Nursery Rhymes Before Birth (Cool, Huh?)

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Photo: Getty/The Bump
Twinkle, twinkle little baby? A new study, conducted by researchers at the University of Florida, shows that babies can learn nursery rhymes before they're even born -- sort of. Researchers studied 32 women who were 28 weeks pregnant, and told each of them to sing the same nursery rhyme twice daily to their bellies until their 34th... read more

The Best States to Raise a Family: How Does Your State Stack Up?

Photo: The Annie E. Casey Foundation
Photo: The Annie E. Casey Foundation
The results are in! Once again, the Annie E. Casey Foundation released its annual KIDS COUNT Data Book, which looks at the well-being of American children. The state with the highest overall child well-being? Massachusetts. (This is great news. I'm from Massachusetts.) What factors comprise "overall well-being?" A combination of economics, education, health and family/community.... read more