Delaying Kids' School Entry? Why You Should Reconsider

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Planning on sending your August baby to school a year later than you have to? While it's common for parents to delay the start of school for preemies or summer babies, a new study suggests they might want to reconsider. The parental argument is that these kids won't be mature enough to start school compared to... Read more

Real-Life Toddler Princesses Make Photo Debut

Chloe dressed as Little Red Riding Hood posing with wolfMyranda Josephson
Once upon a time, in a land far, far away (California)... Two-year-old Claire and her one-year-old cousin Chloe recreated their favorite fairytale characters in an adorably magical photo shoot. Jessica West -- Claire's mom and the mastermind behind the shoot -- was inspired by similar photos to create a fantasy world for her daughter and niece. After making the... Read more

Woah! Baby Boy Born in Amniotic Sac

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Meet Silas Philips, the baby who was born a bubble boy. Silas was born "en caul," or completely in his amniotic sac. According to neonatologist William Binder, Silas's doctor, this happens in less than one out of every 80,000 births. So naturally, Binder had to snap a picture.     "Even though it's a... Read more

How Your Voice Can Boost Your Preemie's Brain

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From smarter incubators to higher level NICUs, innovations for preemie care keep coming. But the newest tool is the simplest one yet: your voice. That's the latest from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Just a few hours a day of mom's voice is a welcome contrast from the buzz of the incubator... Read more

Get Ready for 'Frozen Fever' Next Month

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Brace yourself: Frozen Fever is hitting the big screen on March 13. Consider this a compromise. Your kids get another dose of Frozen, but you don't have to sit through a full sequel; this addition to the franchise is only seven minutes long. And there's a new original song, so you'll get a little variation from "Let It Go."... Read more

Drumroll, Please! See the Winners of Our 2015 Best of Baby Awards

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We built strollers. We dissembled pack and plays. We applied diaper rash cream and tried baby food. And now we're announcing all 90 products that stole the show in this year's Best of Baby awards. Covering everything from car seats and feeding gear to skin care for baby and you to maternity basics, our comprehensive roundup breaks down the best... Read more

Exclusive: Shakira Shares Parenting Advice and Her UNICEF World Baby Shower

Shakira, Gerard and son Milan

For Shakira, working with her foundation to raise awareness for education, childhood development and nutrition wasn’t enough -- she wanted to do more. So during both of her pregnancies, she teamed up with UNICEF to host a World Baby Shower to raise money and awareness for babies born into extreme poverty. The...

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Why Nate Berkus Is Holding Off on Decorating Before Baby

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After nearly 20 years of leading his own design firm and making countless dreams come true with his gorgeous interior decorating skills, you would think designer and expectant dad Nate Berkus would be brimming with inspiration for his first baby’s nursery. And while that may be true, Berkus, 43, is waiting until the baby is... Read more

Calling Off Postpartum Depression?

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Wondering what you can do you lessen postpartum depression? You can start by making a phone call. A new Canadian study published in the Journal of Advanced Nursing found that support from peers might be able to reduce postpartum depression (PPD) up to two years after delivery. But just talking to friends and family isn't... Read more

See Three Dads Take on Pregnancy — By Wearing Empathy Bellies for One Month

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Is this the ultimate show of empathy? Three UK dads are taking on a month-long challenge, wearing 33-pound "empathy bellies" to honor their wives, mothers and pregnant women everywhere. Yep, we know, one month isn't exactly nine. But we're still pretty impressed by the commitment of Jason Bramley, Steve Hanson and Jonny Biggins. Meet the Three... Read more