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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

Recall Alert! Graco Car Seats [UPDATED]

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UPDATED March 13: Graco has added 403,222 seats to the recall, including: 2006 through 2014 Argos 70 Elite, Ready Ride, Step 2, My Ride 65 with Safety Surround, My Size 70, Head Wise 70 with Safety Surround, Nautilus 3-in-1, Nautilus Plus, and Smart Seat with Safety Surround. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration just... read more

Brand New ‘Maternity Goggles’ Could Prevent Preterm Labor

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Turns out all you need to ward off preterm labor is a pair of good ole' goggles -- at least that's what a Florida State University researcher believes. According to James Olcese, these light-emitting devices that intermittently flash a blue light at a sleeping pregnant woman could cause a drop in the brain... read more

Recall Alert! BebeLove Baby Walkers

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The CPSC and BebeLove announced a recall on 3,600 BebeLove baby walkers because they failed to meet the federal safety standard. The recall includes model numbers 358 and 368. The specific style number (358) was not made to fit through a standard doorway and wasn't designed stop at the edge of a step... read more

Recall Alert! Fred & Friends Artiste, Volume and Panic Pacifiers

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Make way for another recall! Fred & Friends just announced a recall on roughly 183,000 US and 17,000 Canadian Chill Baby Artiste, Volume and Panic pacifiers due to a detachment hazard. The pacifiers failed to meet the federal safety standard because the beard on the Artiste and the knob on the Volume can... read more