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

Coco Rocha Responds To Formula Haters: 'My Milk Went Dry'

Coco Rocha daughter drinking formulaCoco Rocha via Instagram
After using the text message-based service GoButler for a baby formula delivery, model Coco Rocha took to Instagram to give the company a glowing review. But she inadvertently walked into one of parenting's most hot-button issues: formula feeding vs. breastfeeding. Strangers attacked Rocha for using formula instead of breast milk to feed her nearly-six-month-old... Read more

Time To Hit The Orchard: Study Finds Kids Really Love Apples

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Great news on the first day of fall:  Compared to other fruit, kids are really, really into apples. A new study published in the journal Pediatrics surveyed over 3,000 kids, determining that apples account for 19 percent of the total fruit they're consuming. And this love of apples seems to get stronger with... Read more

Geneticist: New Parents Should 'Roll Their Child On The Floor Of The Subway'

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Parents braving public transportation with their kids come well-equipped with Purell. But a team of geneticists has an unexpected message: Embrace the filth. "I would advise any new parent to roll their child on the floor of the New York subway," says Chris Mason, a geneticist at Weill Cornell Medical College. Mason was part of the Read more

Neil Patrick Harris, Self-Declared 'Bad Cop,' Talks Parenting Style

Neil Patrick Harris poses with husband David Burtka and twins Harper and GideonNeil Patrick Harris via Instagram
As the host of a show called Best Time Ever, it's no surprise Neil Patrick Harris runs his household somewhat like a summer camp. But his self-declared "camp counselor" parenting style (as opposed to what he views as the alternative: "maternal nurturer") doesn't always involve fun and games; he's the one who has to enforce the... Read more

Should Your Uber Driver Go Through 'Pregnancy Sensitivity Training'? China Thinks So

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An oversized driver who really has to go to the bathroom might not sound like the ideal candidate to get you to your destination. But for one Chinese valet company, it's all part of the training. Male employees of Ubo, a Chinese car valet service positioning itself as a premium service similar to Uber Black, are going... Read more

Kristin Cavallari's Next Baby Will Be Named After A Stranger's Dog (Really)

Pregnant Kristin Cavallari posing with her dogKristin Cavallari via Instagram
Your great aunt, a TV show character, your favorite teacher; baby name inspiration can come from anywhere. Even from strangers. Or their dogs. Kristin Cavallari revealed that she picked out the name of her third baby -- a girl, years ago, back when she was pregnant with her first son, Camden, now... Read more

We Can't Even Have Donuts? A Review Of The Breastfeeding Ad Campaign

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You guys, I had the most awkward moment the other day. I was sitting on a park bench, breastfeeding my baby. I had just eaten a big bag of Skittles, because this is America. I have kind of a forceful letdown, so my baby pulled off and next thing I knew, Skittles were shooting out... Read more

3-Year-Old With Growth Disorder Is Already Twice As Tall As His Peers

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Meet James Whatley, deemed one of Britain's tallest toddlers. Although, now three years old, James has technically outgrown toddlerhood. And at four feet tall, he's shot right past it. James was born with Sotos syndrome, caused by a mutation in the NSD1 gene that causes rapid growth early in life. It's coupled with learning disabilities and impaired... Read more

Ryan Reynolds Vs. Rectal Thermometers: 'They’ve Got To Come Up With A Better System!'

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Ryan Reynolds holds nothing back when it comes to his new-dad experiences. There was the time he fessed up to wearing a baby carrier incorrectly. Or the time he declared himself a "breastless a-hole," since daughter James is currently more interested in mom Blake Lively. But his latest escapade, revealed on Live with... Read more