Co-sleeping May Actually Be Harmful To Moms

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A good night's sleep is rare for all new parents -- but worse for moms who co-sleep. Based on a new study from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, it seems co-sleeping does have a negative impact on health, but not in the way you might think. The study found that co-sleeping resulted in a poorer quality night's... Read more

Preemies, Then And Now (Photos)

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If you are, or know someone who is, a mom of a preemie, you know how scary and exhausting those first few weeks can be. Will there be complications? How long will baby be in the NICU? Will everything be okay? Quebec-based photographer Red Méthot (RedM) is quelling those fears with his latest... Read more

'Baby Genius' Build His Own Escape From Bed

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On the heels of yesterday's IKEA bed hack, we have yet another bed hack to share. But this one skews a bit younger. And, apparently, is indicative of genius. Watch this resourceful baby navigate his way down from a bed after realizing he can't reach the floor. One at a time, he drags... Read more

9 Educational Apps Your Toddler Will Love

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Learning the ABCs? Singing songs? Reading bedtime stories? There are apps for that. But problem is, they’re a dime a dozen. So how do you chose? Well, we’re here to help. Earlier this year, Google Play's Store launched a section of family-friendly content for babies, toddlers and kids, and now we're bringing you Read more

Dad's IKEA Hack Creates "Most Awesome" Bed Ever

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Bow down, parents: This dad has just become the DIY nursery king. More specifically, when he tackled this project last year (it's only now gaining traction thanks to Reddit) Eric Strong was helping his son transition out of nursery-mode. It wasn't easy for the boy to leave his crib, and he had one stipulation: he needed... Read more

7 Things No Mom Should Feel Guilty About Ever

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Meet Shayna Ferm and Tracey Tee, the ladies behind The Bump Pump and Dump Validation Tour. These Denver-based moms are here to remind you that even on your worst parenting day, you’re doing a great job. And whether it’s via song at their parentally-incorrect live comedy shows or via blog post on The Bump,... Read more

Are Booster Seats Safe?

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Turns out parents are even worse at installing booster seats than car seats. Following news from Ohio State College of Medicine that over 30 percent of car seats aren't the proper size for the cars in which they're installed, researchers at the University of Michigan took a look at car seat safety for older kids.... Read more

Your Baby's Smile May Have An Ulterior Motive

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Those first smiles from baby -- right around two months old -- are heartwarming, life-affirming reminders that you're probably doing this whole parenting thing right. And then you learn that it's actually baby's foray into manipulating you. A new study out of University of California, San Diego was the first to examine... Read more

You Can Now Share Your Own 'Pregnant Then Screwed' Stories: Site Launches US Version

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Pregnancy discrimination is illegal, classified as a type of sexism. But moms-to-be and new moms alike have both felt the sting from employers who didn't seem to get the memo. After a wildly successful UK launch, the Pregnant Then Screwed project has come stateside, providing an anonymous, online outlet for women in the... Read more

Infant Etiquette: Beware Of Giving Baby Kisses

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There are some good old staples of baby etiquette. Sanitize your hands before holding baby. Don't ask a new mom if she's breastfeeding. And don't even think about asking if she wants another. Add keeping the smooches to a minimum to the list. UK mom Claire Henderson shared a photo of her daughter,... Read more