Are Booster Seats Safe?

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Turns out parents are even worse at installing booster seats than car seats. Following news from Ohio State College of Medicine that over 30 percent of car seats aren't the proper size for the cars in which they're installed, researchers at the University of Michigan took a look at car seat safety for older kids.... Read more

Your Baby's Smile May Have An Ulterior Motive

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Those first smiles from baby -- right around two months old -- are heartwarming, life-affirming reminders that you're probably doing this whole parenting thing right. And then you learn that it's actually baby's foray into manipulating you. A new study out of University of California, San Diego was the first to examine... Read more

You Can Now Share Your Own 'Pregnant Then Screwed' Stories: Site Launches US Version

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Pregnancy discrimination is illegal, classified as a type of sexism. But moms-to-be and new moms alike have both felt the sting from employers who didn't seem to get the memo. After a wildly successful UK launch, the Pregnant Then Screwed project has come stateside, providing an anonymous, online outlet for women in the... Read more

Infant Etiquette: Beware Of Giving Baby Kisses

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There are some good old staples of baby etiquette. Sanitize your hands before holding baby. Don't ask a new mom if she's breastfeeding. And don't even think about asking if she wants another. Add keeping the smooches to a minimum to the list. UK mom Claire Henderson shared a photo of her daughter,... Read more

With 11 Sets Of Twins, This Kindergarten Is Really Seeing Double

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Ellen Postman, the principal at Long Island’s Lynbrook Kindergarten Center, makes it a priority to place twins in different classrooms. And this year, she really had her work cut out for her. Of the 191 students enrolled at the kindergarten center this fall, 22 are twins. Just one pair out of the 11 is identical. And yes,... Read more

10 Percent Of Women Drink During Pregnancy: Report

For many women, a positive pregnancy test means no alcohol whatsoever. For other moms-to-be, it’s an occasional sip or drink on special occasions. Although numerous findings show that drinking during pregnancy can lead to fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD), a new study has discovered that moms are taking the risk: The US Centers... Read more

Moms Confess the Most F-cked Up Things Their Kids Did

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Meet Shayna Ferm and Tracey Tee, the ladies behind The Bump Pump and Dump Validation Tour. These Denver-based moms are here to remind you that even on your worst parenting day, you’re doing a great job. And whether it’s via song at their parentally-incorrect live comedy shows or via blog post on The Bump,... Read more

All Moms Can Relate To This ‘Hallelujah’ Parody

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The first few months at home with a new baby are both exhausting and exciting, filled with sleepless nights, spit-up-soaked clothes and eventually, some smiles from baby. But as mom-of-two Shannon Christensen Abbott knows, you’ve got to find some humor in the tougher aspects of motherhood. And her powerful voice will surely put a smile... Read more

The 3 Most Important Third Trimester Exercises

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Even though you may not feel like doing much at all as your belly grows week after week, it's important to keep moving throughout pregnancy, including in the awkward and uncomfortable last weeks. Third trimester exercises are some of the most important, helping to alleviate aches and pains while also prepping your body for labor. These... Read more

Baby Gear #TBT: Baby Cages

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Long before the days of baby gates, safety latches and window guards, city moms were finding resourceful ways to get baby outside (read: dodging going for a walk). Dangerous, but we'll hand it to them: resourceful. In the late 1800s, doctors began to recommend that kids in urban apartments get fresh air. Physicians like Dr. Luther... Read more