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New​! Brush Baby’s Teeth With Fluoride, Doctors Say

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A new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics says to bring on the fluoride toothpaste as soon as baby's teeth start to come in. This comes in response to the fact that dental caries, or tooth decay, is the most common chronic disease in US children, especially among poor and minority populations.... read more

5 Apps to Make the Most out of Date Night

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Having a baby changes everything, including your relationship. For new parents, date nights are definitely few and far between, but we really can't stress their importance enough. We'll even make it easy for you. Swipe past all those parenting apps and check out five tools that will make throwing together a romantic evening a breeze. 1. PRIV... read more

The Really Important Reason You Shouldn’t Try to Be a “Super Parent”

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It's been written off as the result of hormonal changes for years, but postpartum depression, and new-parent mental health in general, may have more to do with the way our culture shapes parenting. As you've probably noticed, having a baby is a pretty life-altering thing. So it's not surprising that new moms and new dads are especially... read more

New Mom Workout Trend: Babywearing at the Barre

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Whether you've always been a fitness buff or are just getting into the routine of working out, having a baby often makes it difficult to get quality gym time in. Do you call a sitter so you can get a quick run in? Or, if your gym offers it, do you leave baby at the childcare... read more

Did Kim Kardashian Really Give Pregnant Women This Shocking Advice?

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At an event for 65 military moms-to-be in New Jersey, Kim Kardashian shared some pregnancy style advice with Elle. Spoiler alter: it's not super practical. "I recommend hiding for a good year and having no pregnancy style. That’s what I recommend. If you can do it, hide. Never leave the house." Sure thing, Kim! Luckily,... 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

Avoiding DIY Nightmares

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Whether you're braving crafts at a 4-year-old's birthday party or painting baby's nursery, parenting will likely lead you down a road of do-it-yourself endeavors. We've got the scoop on how to save yourself from the most common DIY nightmares, starting with the star of baby showers and birthday parties alike: glitter. How can you avoid... read more

Vanessa Carlton is Expecting!

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Guess who can't be walking 1000 miles anymore? Yup, Vanessa Carlton is pregnant! (But, if you read our post on exercise, you know that she'll still have to get some workouts in.) The singer posted a picture of her bump on her Facebook page, making the pregnancy announcement official. The bad... read more

Baby Found In a Field! Another Reminder to Never Leave Baby Alone

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A Houston Amber Alert was called off on Monday when a jogger found 8-month-old Genesis Haley in some tall grass, still strapped into her car seat. I've had some serendipitous things happen on my runs. Namely discovering surprise Dunkin' Donuts. And I called myself a hero when I stopped to help a little girl get back on her... read more

Bumpie Tip of the Week: Baby Names and Other People’s Opinions

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When baby is on the way, one of the most exciting parts is choosing their name. To go with something classic, or gender neutral?? The options are endless! Unfortunately, things can get sticky when other people start giving their opinions...especially if it's unwarranted feedback. Here, Bumpies share their advice for how to deal:   "If you... read more