flu season

The Flu Has Spread to 80 Percent of the US: How to Keep You and Baby Healthy

Photo: Veer / The BumpPhoto: Veer / The Bump
This year's flu season is a big one -- and that's scary if you're pregnant or a new mama. The US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says the twenty-nine states are now reporting high levels of influenza-like-illness (ILI) and another nine states are reporting moderate levels of ILI. Worried about your or baby getting sick?... read more

Caring for a Sick Baby: Tips and Tricks All Moms Should Know

Photo: 4BabyCare / The BumpPhoto: 4BabyCare / The Bump
It's January and my 8-month-old is on his second cold of the season. It hasn't been anything serious - just your average, run-of-the-mill cold: fever, fussiness, runny nose and coughing. And while it hasn't been unbearable, oh, how I wish it would it would just end end! There were several things that I wasn't prepared... read more