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Is Your Baby Monitor Hacker-Proof? New Report Raises Concern

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You've heard the stories of men making lewd comments to baby and caregivers through the monitors. Or the ones where hackers posted live streams of babies sleeping for the world to see. Regardless of the specifics, it’s always alarming to hear about strangers spying via hacked baby monitors. Now, just in time to kick off Baby Safety... Read more

6 Cities, 6 Baby Gear Trends

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You're not a regular mom, you're a cool mom, right? Take a look at how your baby gear matches up with the most popular items from your city. Online retailer zulily sorted through 385,000 top-selling products in different markets to find out what's trending nationwide. Houston, TX: Houston is known for two things: disposable... Read more

Lather Up With Safe Sunscreens

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Planning to spend the long weekend outside? Sunscreen is definitely a must. But you'll want to use some discretion before you lather it on; the additives in some brands may do more harm than good. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) releases an annual sunscreen guide, vetting products with oxybenzone (which may disrupt hormone function) and... Read more

Our Top 5 Favorites from the New York Baby Show

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It's the largest show for new and expectant parents in the country, and we definitely weren't going to miss it. We spent our weekend scoping out the annual New York Baby Show, and as always, were so impressed with the latest and greatest gear. Don't let the 150+ exhibitors overwhelm you; we've narrowed it down... Read more

Preventing Preterm Labor With Light Therapy

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Researcher James Olcese, PhD has officially gotten the green light on his solution for preventing preterm labor: light goggles. Olcese, an associate professor at Florida State University College of Medicine, realized that many women go into preterm labor at night, when the brain hormone melatonin is at its peak. So after winning a $35,000... Read more

Cute Bag, Great Cause

feed diaper bagThe Honest Company
We can't help ourselves. We've got our eye on a gorgeous new diaper bag. And it supports some pretty great causes. This unisex, tribal-printed canvas bag is the product of two very philanthropic companies: The Honest Company and FEED.  The Honest Company, founded by Jessica Alba, creates safe and eco-friendly baby hygiene products,... Read more

'The Shoe That Grows' Helps Kids in Need for Years

duffel bag with adjustable sandalThe Shoe That Grows
When inventor Kenton Lee realized just how many children in developing countries are stuck with too-small shoes (or no shoes at all), he decided to do something about it. Lee, the founder of humanitarian organization Because International, describes his mission as one of "practical compassion." During a 2007 trip to a Kenyan orphanage, he realized the shortcomings... Read more

Potty Training Goes Medieval

iron pottySkip Hop
If you're familiar with Skip Hop, you're probably used to its colorful hedgehogs or fun cows and unicorns. But today the brand introduced a more...medieval product --  the Iron Potty -- just in time for the season premiere of Game of Thrones. Yep, this training toilet boasts realistic sword details and BPA-free rubber. And CEO... Read more

4 Brands That Go Above and Beyond for Parents and Kids

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The next time you splurge on new gifts for baby (or for yourself -- go ahead, you deserve it), it could go to a great cause. From tote bags to snack bars, more and more big-name brands are stepping up their philanthropic efforts, pledging to help parents and children around the world.   LEGO pledged... Read more

Drumroll, Please! See the Winners of Our 2015 Best of Baby Awards

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We built strollers. We dissembled pack and plays. We applied diaper rash cream and tried baby food. And now we're announcing all 90 products that stole the show in this year's Best of Baby awards. Covering everything from car seats and feeding gear to skin care for baby and you to maternity basics, our comprehensive roundup breaks down the best... Read more