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Would You Buy a Pelvic Floor Trainer to Track Kegel Exercises?

Photo: Shutterstock / The BumpPhoto: Shutterstock / The Bump
If you're not sure if all those postbirth kegel exercises are working, here's a new solution: the kGoal Pelvic Floor Trainer. The kGoal (get it?) is a device (that kind of resembles a sex toy, but 100 percent isn't) and an app that tracks your pelvic floor exercise progress. Much like exercise tools... 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

This Double Stroller Could Be Unsafe: Here’s Why

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What's that? You don't anticipate leaving your stroller locked in place on a 20-degree incline? Good. But Consumer Reports is still encouraging you to ask Graco for a refund. After testing the Graco Ready2Grow Classic Connect LX -- a stroller capable of holding two children of different ages  -- Consumer Reports slapped it with... read more

Kicking Off Summer with Nautical Nurseries

It's officially summer, and we're celebrating by sharing some of the cutest nautical nursery decor from across the seven seas (i.e., the Internet). Plus, more from The Bump: Baby Boy Nurseries Baby Girl Nurseries Summertime Safety for Baby read more

Could This New Light Bulb Help Baby (and You) Sleep Better?​

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If bedtime is a nightly struggle in your household, the solution may be the flip of a switch. Or two flips of a switch, to be exact. Saffron has come out with a new light bulb, the Drift-Light, to make falling asleep easier. The LED bulb twists into any light fixture. Turn the... read more

The Way Your Baby Faces in the Stroller Matters

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Worried you're not interacting enough with your baby? The solution could be as simple as turning your stroller around. That was the conclusion of Suzanne Zeedyk, PhD, after a study she conducted in 2008. And as you Bumpies have been tweeting, Zeedyk is now maintaining her point -- and backing it up with... read more

Hot Nursery Decor Trend: Arrows

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Looking for the hottest new nursery trend? We're excited to point you in this direction. (Sorry. Had to.) Somewhere between the Hunger Games phenomenon and Kacey Musgrave’s new song “Follow Your Arrow,” an obsession with arrows in the nursery was born. Whether you’re trying to impart female empowerment, a sense of direction, or just unique geometry, arrows... read more

Recall Alert! Hamilton Beach Baby Food Maker

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Hamilton Beach has recalled about 3,900 of their bébé brand baby food makers, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. The recall comes after four reports of the stainless steel pin in the food bowl lid becoming loose, three in which the pin fell into the food. While this certainly presents a choking hazard, no... read more

Diaper Vending Machines — Would You Use Them?

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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

8 Hot New Baby Products from the New York Baby Show

New York Baby Show 2014
  The New York Baby Show is a fun annual event, where new and expectant parents get to check out the latest baby products and services -- things that are offered in New York and nationwide. And I got to scope it out (for the third year in a row!) These products were some of the... read more