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Five Days of Freebies: Enter to Take Home This Red-Hot Baby Gear!

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Need a little something to set your week in motion? How about five days of free gear? (Oh yeah, we went there.) This week, we'll be giving five very lucky moms and moms-to-be the chance to take home goodies from some of our favorite companies! Here's what you need to know: The giveaways will run... read more

Where to Shop for the Year’s Best Baby and Pregnancy Gear

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Looking to buy only the best baby gear for your baby-to-be? We can help with that. After checking out our definitive guide to the hottest products of the year, stock up on all the goodies you'll need once baby arrives -- and we've got the scoop on where to shop for a serious... read more

7 Pieces We Love From the New Kardashian Kids Collection

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Happy Kardashian Kids day, peeps! The much-buzzed about line for little girls aged 0-24 months has finally hit the Interwebz (a day early, I might add) at Babies 'R Us -- and it's actually pretty damn cute! Not like we didn't expect the clothes (inspired by Kourtney, Khloe and Kim Kardashian) to be anything but... read more

Too Much Time In the Stroller Is Bad for Baby’s Development

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Set the timer, mom, because letting baby hang out in his stroller for too long is probably hindering his speech and physical development skills. Sally Goddard Blythe, a neuro-psychologist presented information at the WATCh? (What About the Children?) charity conference that found an "over-reliance" on forward-facing strollers reduces the time that babies spend... read more

Surprising Study Shows iPads May be Safe for Baby

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If you're constantly on the fence about whether too much iPad time is harmful for your baby, there's a new study out from Seattle pediatrician Dr. Dimitri A. Christakis that may surprise you. Christakis, whose speciality is studying the effect of media on children, thought at one point that media use by babies and toddlers was detrimental to... read more

The Government Is Ordering Graco to Explain Why Infant Car Seats Weren’t Included In Their Recall

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After Graco issued a recall on 3.8 million of their car safety seats last month due to faulty seat buckles, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is now ordering the company to explain why the recall didn't include 1.8 million infant seats too, according to the NY Times. Graco is reportedly... read more

New Stroller Guidelines Will Make Your Gear Safer Than Ever: Here’s What You Need to Know

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Because the CPSC received so many safety-related reports of children under four years old being injured by their strollers, they've released a new safety standard that will take effect in September of 2015. After reports totaled more than 1,300 incidents (including four deaths, 14 hospitalizations and about 391 injuries) from January of 2008... read more

Find Out Why Researchers Are Warning Moms Against Buying White Noise Machines for Baby

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According to new research, those white noise machines designed to soothe baby to sleep may not be safe for his hearing. Led by Dr. Blake Papsin, the lead researcher of the study and chief otolaryngologist at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, a team of researchers tested 14... read more

10 Hot New Toys for Babies and Toddlers

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After checking out the newest baby and toddler toys at Toy Fair 2014, we rounded up this year’s top 10 must-haves. What's the most important feature you look for in a toy (for baby or toddler)? Plus, more from The Bump: 10 Hot Toys for Babies and Toddlers Best Toys for... read more

Recall Alert! Infantino Teething Toys

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The CPSC announced a recall on 191,000 Go Gaga Squeeze and Teethe Coco the Monkey Teethers by Infantino. The teethers, sold exclusively at Target stores, pose a choking hazard to young children because the tail of the monkey detaches. Here's what you need to know: The recalled monkey is made of soft orange... read more