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#BumpItForward: Baby Sleep Advice from Real Moms

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When baby can't sleep, you can't either. While there's not a whole lot we can do besides empathize, in the spirit of Bumping it Forward, we've rounded up the best real-mom strategies for helping baby sleep better. “I give her a bath and then turn on a blow-dryer, and she's out in seconds!”... read more

Essential Oils for Labor and Delivery

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Essential oils have been taking the world by storm lately, and for good reason. Essential oils* are a fantastic way to enhance and sustain your health. I also found them to be absolutely vital during the birth of our son. They played a big role in relieving pain and encouraging energy and focus when I was... read more

How Baby’s Psyching Himself Up For Those First Words

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Even if baby can't respond to you, that doesn't mean he's not listening to you and mentally practicing the words you say when you're talking to him. Most babies start talking around one year, but the brain areas that are associated with speech planning light up around seven months, according to a recent study published... read more

Baby Gear Trend: Lime Green

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Check out these stylish finds in the citrusy hue.  Plus, more from The Bump:  Top 10 Strollers How to Buy: A Car Seat How to Buy a Baby Carrier read more

Diaper Vending Machines — Would You Use Them?

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Photo: WeGoBaby
Even the most prepared new parents have been there: the diaper bag is full of everything except... um, the diapers. And you're in the middle of an airport or a shopping mall. Enter WeGoBabies, a new business that wants to bring vending machines full of diapers, wipes, formula, snacks, and toys to public spaces. “WeGoBabies provides... read more

Delaying Baby’s Vaccines Is Sometimes Risky (Sometimes Not!) Says Study

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Photo: Shutterstock/The Bump
You know there's a recommended vaccine schedule, but did you ever wonder what would happen if you missed one of the recommended shots? Or if you delayed a shot? Well, one of the risks of getting them late is seizures. And a new study published by the American Academy of Pediatrics journal... read more

The Princeton Mom Thinks Crying it Out is Best for Baby — Do You Agree?

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This is the final of the five part guest blog series 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... read more

How Spanking Makes You the Bully

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This is the third of a five part guest blog series 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... read more

Stressing Out During Your Pregnancy Could be Bad for Baby’s Health

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According to new research performed by Dr. Petra Arck, stressing out during your pregnancy might put baby at an increased risk for asthma and eczema. The study, performed at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf in Germany, examined data from 994children and their mothers who had participated in an Australian pregnancy study. Starting out,... read more

Researchers Find That Autism Actually Begins In Utero, but Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Freak Out

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Fresh new research published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that though symptoms of autism may not be obvious until your child is a toddler, the disorder actually begins while baby's still developing -- in utero. According to the study, conducted by the Autism Center of Excellence at the University of California,... read more