ABC Kids Expo 2014: Editors’ Picks

We got the chance to scope out the latest and greatest in baby gear at the 2014 All Baby & Child Expo in Las Vegas, and we’re excited to announce our top picks. Because after your wonderful little miracle of life, we all know it’s the awesome gear that makes parenting totally worth it.

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Manny & Simon Elephant Rocker

Playful enough for the nursery but sturdy enough for your toddler, we can't get enough of this Manny & Simon rocker. $200, MannyAndSimon.com

Eva Amurri Martino Stayed in Bed For a Week After Giving Birth: Would You?

Eva Amurri Martino is one proud mama after welcoming daughter Marlowe Mae with husband Kyle Martino on August 9. In an interview with People, the first-time mom discloses that even though she didn't have any breastfeeding issues with Marlowe -- aside from her eating too fast -- it was challenging at first.... read more

Enterovirus D68 Spreads Through 13 States

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Photo: CDC / The Bump
An uncommon virus has now made its way through 13 states, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It's called enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), a potentially serious respiratory illness more likely to target infants and children. Don't panic yet: we promise this isn't Ebola-level-serious. It's really just a regular upper-respiratory infection, with symptoms like fever, runny... read more

The No.1 Thing to Protect Baby from Whooping Cough

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Photo: Thinkstock / The Bump
Baby might not be eligible for the whooping cough vaccine -- Tdap -- until she's two months old, but that doesn't mean you can't protect her from the infection. Whooping cough, technically pertussis, isn't usually dangerous in adults. But over half of babies diagnosed with pertussis need to be hospitalized, and in some cases, it's... read more

The Japanese Pampers Ad That’ll Make You Tear Up

Turn on those subtitles -- you're not gonna want to miss this one. A Japanese Pampers campaign is giving moms their due for surviving those first 12 months, a whirlwind of milestones, checkups and, yep, worries. So when it's time to celebrate his first birthday, it's also time to breathe: You made it! In the ad, moms... read more

4 Steps to Offsetting the Cost of a Child

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Photo: Getty / The Bump
The USDA recently released a report saying that the average parent will spend $245,360 raising their child from birth to age 18. That's a lot of money! But here's the good news: that number is just an average, and there are some easy ways that you can be different from that average and completely... read more

English Woman Has Triplets from Two Wombs (Wow!)

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Medically speaking, Hannah Kersey is truly one in a million. This English mom gave birth to triplets from two separate wombs because of a pre-existing condition called uterus didelphys, which affects one out of every 1 million women. Kersey was born with two wombs, and was told by doctors that her chances of conceiving were low.... read more

It’s a Girl for Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling!

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Photo Courtesy of Us Weekly/Getty
Hey, girl. While the world is just finding out, it turns out all your hopes and dreams of being the one and only mother of Ryan Gosling's children were officially crushed on Friday. Eva Mendes gave birth to a baby girl last week, Us Weekly reported today. The last few months have been a whirlwind... read more

Can You Create Baby’s Last Name?

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If you thought choosing baby's first name was tough, consider the can of worms choosing a surname could open up. Of course, if you don't want to settle on one person's name, there's the hyphenated option. But what about an original blend of mom and dad's last names? That was the choice for Kim Sarubbi and Carl... read more

Genius Product That’s Better Than a Diaper Bag?

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There's a whole lot of diaper bags out there in every style imaginable -- chevron, leather, ruched, Hello Kitty -- we've seen it all. Feeling like you'd rather just not choose at all? Totally fine. Now, you have the option of turning your everyday purse into a diaper bag. The magic is in this organizer by Life... read more