babies

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

Parents of Twin Babies Treat Everyone on Airplane to Candy

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We've all been in this situation . The plane is about to take off and you spot (or rather, hear the screams of) a baby a few seats back. When you were just a passenger, you would roll your eyes and crank up the iPod. But what do you do when you become the parent of... read more

30 Adorable Pictures of Babies and Pets

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Bumpies, prepare yourself for some serious cuteness overload. Last week, we asked you to show us photos of baby with their furry BFFs. You sent tons of way-too-cute pictures (check out all of the submissions here!) and we compiled a slideshow of 30 favorites. Go ahead, just try to look... read more

Instagram Challenge: Show Us Your Babies and Pets

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Is there anything cuter than the cutest thing in the world (a baby) with the second cutest thing in the world (a pet)? We didn't think so. For this week's Instagram challenge, we want to see pictures of your little ones with their furry friends! Everyone who participates in the challenge will be... read more

Instagram Challenge: Show Us Your Summer Baby Pictures

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Time for an Instagram challenge! As your family celebrates the Fourth of July this week (whether you’re at the beach, the pool, or a backyard BBQ) don’t forget to snap some pictures of your little one enjoying the great outdoors. Then, upload the photo to Instagram and include the hashtag #thebump in... read more

Bumpie Tip of the Week: Best Stain Remover for Baby’s Clothes

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Next time you’re dealing with a leaky diaper situation, try these tips from the users on our Babies 6-9 Months message board for removing the stains from baby’s clothes. Their #1 suggestion is an easy one: Sunshine!  “I wash the onesies and then throw them out in the sun. It’s the best stain remover!”... read more