babies

U.S. Birth Rate Shrinks Again

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What's your idea of the perfect family? One boy, one girl? Three kids? New data from the 2014 U.S. Census shows kids are becoming part of the equation less and less. The updated information is based on the 2014 Current Population Survey’s Fertility Supplement, which includes current data for women ages 15-50, but also tracks... Read more

The National Puppy Day Photos You Need

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On the heels (or paws) of National Love Your Pet Day, today is National Puppy Day! To celebrate round two of the cutest time of the year, we gathered some adorable photos of babies with their furry best friends. But unlike our last roundup of sleepyheads, this time they're wide awake and ready to play.... Read more

Is Your Baby Socially Savvy?

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We're giving credit where credit's due -- it turns out babies can understand complex social interactions, like how people are expected to behave, and what people know and don't know. So babies can figure out dramatic irony? Not quite -- it's more like they understand consequences. A new University of Missouri study turned up the drama... Read more

Bumpies Share Their Super Bowl Babies

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Gearing up for game day? Gisele Bündchen sure is. Before the AFC Championships two weeks ago (sorry, deflate-gate), she posted this picture of the supportive Brady brood on Instagram. "We are ready!!! Let's go Daddy! Let's go Pats!!!" she captioned the photo. Whether you're team Patriots or team Seahawks, you can celebrate... Read more

Nick and Vanessa Lachey are Expecting a Baby Girl!

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Major congratulations are in order for Nick Lachey and his wife, Vanessa (nee Minnillo), who announced via Twitter that they are expecting baby number two!  After welcoming son Camden just under two years ago, the couple always said that more kids were in the cards. Nick told People that being a parent is "the most amazing... Read more

Why You Should Only Have Two Kids, Three Years Apart

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This is the second of five guest blog posts by Susan Patton, a.k.a. “The Princeton Mom,” who found fame (and a recent TIME 100 nomination) from her controversial views on marriage in her book,Marry Smart. While you may not always agree with her, you’ll definitely want to hear her (often surprising!) stance on parenting’s hottest... Read more

Dangerously Low U.S. Fertility Rate Causes Concern for the Future of Our Country

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Less and less men and women are becoming parents, a U.S. fertility study reveals. Birth rates in the United States are at their lowest level since 1920. A University of Southern California study released last month reported an unprecedented decline in California's child population. The number, researchers admit, "will pose significant challenges for... Read more

Friday Cuteness: Parents Receive Early Christmas Gifts!

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Stop what you're doing right this instant. As we speak, parents are receiving their Christmas gifts a few days early and we just had to share! How adorable are these newborns decked head to toe in holiday cheer? Looks like the nurses at Middle Tennessee Medical Center got into the holiday spirit and dressed up... Read more

Instagram Challenge: Show Us Your Halloween Photos

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For our latest Instagram Challenge, we want to see your Halloween pictures -- whether you're dressing up baby or decorating your bump! The best part? One lucky Bumpie will win four tickets to her local Bring... Read more

The Bump Picks: Best Children’s Books

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Happy National Read a Book Day! Want to grab something new to read to baby? The Bump staff picked some books we loved as kids and still love as adults. Pick up one of these! What's your favorite book from childhood? What do you read to baby? Plus more from The Bump: Literary Baby... Read more