Breast Pumping Toolbelt Wins MIT Competition

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One of the issues we talk about all the time here at The Bump is how to build a better breast pump. Well, MIT seemed to have read our minds — and did something about it. This past weekend, the university hosted an event, aptly called the "Make The Breast... read more

7 Hottest Trends in Baby Gear

Fresh off the plane from the 2014 All Baby & Child Expo in Las Vegas — the largest baby show there is — we’ve rounded up the biggest trends in baby gear. This is the stuff you’re going to want to register for this year.

GB strollers in red, teal, magenta and silver
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Red, teal, magenta and gray

What stroller line wasn't available in this quartet of colors? (At the very least, we saw it from GB, Mutsy, 4Moms and UPPAbaby.) Expect the sidewalks to be filled with this color pallet in 2015. And the trend extends beyond strollers; we saw the same hues in other gear, including the BabyHome Dream cot.

How You Can Help Baby Learn New Words: Report

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Hoping to add a few words beyond  "mama" and "dada" to baby's repertoire? A new study from the University of Missouri is pinpointing when and how to introduce new vocabulary to babies and toddlers. Unsurprisingly, as babies get older, they get better at understanding the meaning of words. "We found that babies’ abilities to accurately... read more

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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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

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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