baby care

Bumpie Tip of the Week: Choosing a Guardian

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Oh boy- time for yet another BIG decision! Is it weird to not have family as guardians? Our Bumpies on the Parenting after 35 Board shared their thoughts on choosing a guardian: "We designated the best man from our wedding and his wife.  My brother doesn't want children and DHs brothers are kind of a... read more

Bumpie Tip of the Week: Sunscreen and Daycare? Help!

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As the weather warms up and the sun starts shinin', it is time to focus on protection (not that kind of protection, get your heads out of the gutter!). Now that we're gearing up for sunny skies, you need sunscreen! Babies and young children have such fair skin, so the importance of blocking it from... read more

New Moms Don’t Have to Know All the Answers

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Photo: Veer / The Bump
I can't count how many times I've said, "I don't know" in the last five months. The most were in the first few days my son was born. I said it to the nurse who asked if we wanted the baby to sleep in the nursery or stay in my hospital room. I said it... read more

Moms, It’s Time For Flu Shots

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Heads up moms and moms-to-be! It's that time of year again. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new flu vaccine that will be used during the 2012-2013 season. Each year the FDA, in conjunction with  the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study influenza virus samples and global... read more

Is This the True Cause of Colic?

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Any parent with a colicky baby will tell you that dealing with colic is heartbreaking, aggravating and, well, pretty much your worst nightmare. Thankfully, a recent study shed some light on a possible cause of colic among newborns. Researcher Dr. Abdelrazak Mansour Ali from Cairo studied 55 infants of varying age,... read more

Bumpie Tip Of The Week: Get Baby To Sleep Faster

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Every Wednesday, we’ll be featuring a fertility, pregnancy or parenting tip from real moms. If you have a helpful tip you’d like to share, email community@thebump.com. Having trouble getting baby to sleep? Try this tip from user Chemmom. She suggests placing a heating pad (on a low setting) in baby’s crib before bedtime. That... read more

New Mom Charlize Theron Loves Swaddling

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Gage Skidmore / The Bump
This week, actress Charlize Theron announced that she’s now a mom -- she adopted a four-month-old baby boy, named Jackson. And while she was on Ryan Seacrest’s morning radio show promoting her new film Snow White and the Huntsman, she talked about her life as a new mommy. Charlize said she now “travels in... read more