Mom Buying Diapers Receives Random Act of Kindness

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

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?

Plus, more from The Bump:

Three Ways to Have a Baby-Friendly (and Fun!) Fourth of July

Why I’m Not Taking My Kid to See Fireworks (Such a Mean Mom)

Are Fireworks Bad for Baby?

​Another Study Confirms That It’s Safe to Vaccinate

baby vaccination
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

Yep, Your Preschooler is Smarter Than You

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Photo: Getty/The Bump
You've seen babies oh-so-intuitively swiping iPads and toddlers who have the DVR down to a science, all while you stand there wondering why the remote decided not to work today. A new study out of  the University of California, Berkeley may have determined why: kids are better at learning than adults. More accurately,... read more

4 Financial Steps Every New Parent Needs to Take

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Photo: Getty/The Bump
Having a baby creates a whole new set of financial responsibilities and it can be confusing to know where to start. If you want to give your family the financial security it deserves, here are four steps that will put you on the right track. 1. Talk money with your honey If you have a spouse... read more

What’s the best age to have kids?

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Photo: Getty
I had my kids in my early thirties, which I considered a perfect age at the time. I had traveled the world, sewn my wild oats and established myself in my career before "settling down" and making a family. Little did I know that life was about to spin out of control for a few... read more

This Baby Meeting His Teddy Bear Will Make Your Monday (WATCH!)

Baby Teddy Bear
If you're into adorable babies/stop-motion videos, you need to watch this clip to make your Monday infinitely cuter. Minneapolis couple Chris and Aimee Knutson, who met while working in theater, ordered a teddy bear before their first child was born and didn't plan for it to just sit on a shelf -- it was going... read more

This Double Stroller Could Be Unsafe: Here’s Why

Photo: Consumer Reports
Photo: Consumer Reports
What's that? You don't anticipate leaving your stroller locked in place on a 20-degree incline? Good. But Consumer Reports is still encouraging you to ask Graco for a refund. After testing the Graco Ready2Grow Classic Connect LX -- a stroller capable of holding two children of different ages  -- Consumer Reports slapped it with... read more