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The Latest Scoop: Some Baby Gear Is About Mom, Not Baby

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Recall Alert! Graco Strollers Pose Danger of Fingertip Amputation

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Parents, listen up: Graco is recalling nearly 5 million strollers, the CPSC announced today. And the reason is serious: the folding hinge on the sides of the stroller can pinch a child’s finger, posing a laceration or amputation hazard. Graco has received 11 reports of injuries so far, including six fingertip amputations and... read more

Enter to Win Freebies All Week Long

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Ready to have the best week ever? Starting on Monday, we're kicking off another five days of freebies! You'll have a chance to win gear from our favorite brands. All you have to do is answer the question of the day on our giveaways board. So check it every morning, Nov. 17-Nov. 21 to... read more

Don't Forget to Enter Our Best of Baby Awards!

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Only three weeks left to put your best baby gear forward and enter our Best of Baby Awards! We'll be judging from over two dozen categories, including: Baby carriers Eco-friendly gear Diaper bags Strollers (single and double) Car seats High chairs Bouncers Swings Cribs Changing tables Gliders and rockers Breast pumps Nursing accessories Teethers and... read more

Recall Alert! McDonald's Hello Kitty Whistle

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McDonald's is recalling their Hello Kitty Whistle Happy Meal toys, the CPSC announced today. Pieces of the whistle -- which is included in a 3-inch figurine of Hello Kitty holding a pink lollipop -- can detach and pose a choking hazard. Two incidents have already been reported, one of which required medical attention.... read more

Happy National Stroller Running Day!

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It's National Stroller Running Day! Already have a jogging stroller? Stop reading and get out there and hit the streets. If not, we have a few recommendations for you. Always a crowd pleaser, BOB has just released the new Revolution. This jogger will have you eating hills for breakfast, thanks to the hand-activated rear drum brakes, perfect... read more

Blake Lively & Ryan Reynolds Are Keeping Baby's Gender a Surprise

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No gender reveal party for Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds! The soon-to-be parents (and part-time red carpet queen and king) are in for a total surprise. "Blake and Ryan aren’t finding out what they’re having," a source tells Us Weekly. "They want to be surprised!" No matter if it's a... read more

Best of Baby Awards: Enter Now!

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It's that time of year again -- we're gearing up for our third annual Best of Baby Awards! What that means: whether you're an established company or an entrepreneurial startup, if your product excels in design, functionality and innovation, we want to hear from you. From bouncers and cribs to breast pumps and toys, we'll be... read more

Does Having Kids Make You Happier?

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Your kids probably bring immeasurable joy into your life, right? Most days anyways. But what if you could measure it? Researchers from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and Canada's Western University did just that. And they found that two kids are the ticket to happiness. When it comes to a third child,... read more

#TBT: Our Famous Last-Minute Halloween Costumes

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A year ago today, we gave you five brilliant ideas for last-minute family Halloween costumes on the TODAY Show. Since we're willing to bet a lot you still need them, let's take a look back, shall we? So skip the party store reject costumes and use supplies from around the house for a DIY costume that's quick and creative.... read more