Interrupted Sleep? No Sleep? Same Thing

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Photo: Thinkstock
For most new parents, a full night's sleep just isn't in the cards. A few hours here and there, sure, but when the cries won't stop, duty calls. According to a new study from Tel Aviv University, interrupted sleep may be just as bad as only consistently logging four hours per night. The... read more

Attention NYC Moms: The Pump and Dump Show Is Coming Your Way!

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Chances are this isn't the first time you've heard of the dynamic duo of Shayna Ferm and Tracey Tee -- these hilarious ladies have contributed to our blog before. (Need a quick ego boost? Check out 10 Reasons You're An Awesome Mom.) This summer and fall, they're touring the country with their Pump... read more

Warning: Don’t Use Spray Sunscreen on Kids

Photo: Prevention
Photo: Prevention
Despite the blotchy sunburn that sometimes results, spray-on sunscreen is a fast, easy alternative to the messy goup we're usually stuck with. But Consumer Reports is advising parents to keep it away from kids, at least for now. In 2011, the FDA announced it was investigating the potential risks of spray sunscreens. The... read more

New Dads’ Brains Are More Like Moms’ Than We Thought

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New moms are able to bond with their newborn from the moment of birth, thanks to a strong activation of amygdala, which regulates emotional reactions. This instant connection in moms, however, doesn't mean that dads aren't able to achieve the same level of emotional attachment to their babies. It just takes a little more work, according a... read more

Baby Gear Trend: Lime Green

Check out these stylish finds in the citrusy hue.

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Safety First

Clek’s Foonf seat comes with extended rear-facing abilities up to age four.

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Mom Buying Diapers Receives Random Act of Kindness

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When Carol Flynn left a South Dakota Walmart after paying for a stranger's diapers, she didn't expect the kind of publicity that came her way. Flynn, 73, noticed that the customer in front of her was going to discard three 148-count boxes of Pampers diapers when the cashier would only price-match one box to a lesser... read more

Another Win for Public Breastfeeding

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By now, you probably know we're pro-breastfeeding over here at The Bump, public breastfeeding absolutely included. And since we're also Starbucks junkies, this is one of our favorite stories in a while. Ottawa mom Julia Wykes was running errands with her 5-month-old son when she decided to drop in a Starbucks. When he... read more

Patriotic Baby Clothes

The fireworks don’t stand a chance this Fourth of July — this adorable red, white and blue baby gear is going to steal the show.

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Patriotic Bow Flip Flops

$7, Gymboree

How are you celebrating Independence Day with baby?

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​Another Study Confirms That It’s Safe to Vaccinate

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It's been a hot topic for a while, and another study confirms definitively that vaccines are not only safe -- they're necessary. Though a small group of vocal anti-vaccine activists have suggested that immunizations are linked with autism, a collection of over 20,000 scientific titles and 67 papers put the kibosh on their protestations. Doctors, therefore,... read more

Can the Pill Harm Your Long-term Fertility?

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Photo: Thinkstock/The Bumo
You've been reassured that it's fine, but a new study raises the issue once again: can the birth control pill mess with your long-term fertility? The answer is still probably not, but it might look like it. The study, presented by Dr. Katherine Birch Petersen from Copenhagen University Hospital in Denmark, shows that... read more