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

this bar saves lives gourmet snack barsThis Bar Saves Lives
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

Best of Baby 2015 CollageThe Bump
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

Bye-bye, Barbie! Realistic Dolls Are The New Toy Trend

bratz doll before and after without makeupTree Change Dolls
A quick glance at tiny-waisted, long-legged Barbies and plump-lipped, smoky-eyed Bratz tells us that most dolls set the bar for beauty pretty high (a.k.a impossible). For millions of little girls and boys around the world, these dolls serve as confidantes, best friends, even idols -- so airbrushing them to perfection is a slippery slope. That's why manufacturers and concerned moms... Read more

Toy Fair 2015: Back to Basics

Hedgehog backpack and toySkip Hop
With one day to go at Toy Fair 2015, we still have a lot to see. But after a weekend of dodging light-up boomerangs and power scooters meant for older kids, we're happy to say that this year, it seems baby toys are getting back to the basics. Don't get us wrong; design is still... Read more

The Baby Travel Gear You Need for a Weekend Getaway

KidCo PlayardKidCo
Hitting the road for the long weekend? Three-day getaways were a whole lot easier before you were toting kids (and all their stuff) along. But we know the best on-the-go gear to make traveling with kids a breeze, even if you're only going away for a short trip. 1. KidCo Travel Pod Portable Playard ($170) Read more

Trendy Humidifiers for Your Nursery

trendy humidifiersThe Nest
We're pretty vested in your flu prevention (and baby's!) this winter. So first thing's first -- if you didn't see this post from Dr. Altmann, give it a read. Another thing you can do to reduce your chances of getting sick? Invest in a good humidifier. Sounds boring, we know, so we turned... Read more

Would You Pay for These Latest High-Tech Parenting Gadgets?

Edwin the duck and a tabletEdwin
Thanks to the new items revealed at this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES), all of your parenting excuses have gone out the window. From precise and constant temperature tracking to a bottle that shows the proper holding technique, there's a device (not to mention an app) for every parenting need. Stay tuned; they'll be released throughout 2015.... Read more