New Mom

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 Scoop on Our First-Ever Moms for Moms Event

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In January, The Bump and CTWorkingMoms.com got together for a photo shoot where moms and moms-to-be shared their biggest Mommy Truths. Not long after, along with the team from CT Working Moms, we created Moms for Moms Day because we wanted every woman to feel comfortable, confident and proud of... read more

Do You Find This Fit Mom’s Message Inspiring or Insulting?

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Remember the "Hot Facebook Mom" that made headlines a few months ago? How could you forget her, right? She was the mom with three under three who incited an Internet frenzy when she posted a picture baring it all (and her flat abs) underneath a statement that asked, "What's your excuse?". Now that... read more

5 Creative and Cool Ways to Keep a Toddler Entertained When You’re Traveling

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This post was written by Erin Austen Abbott, one of the women on the chARTer Nannies team. She's also owner of the chic boutique, Amelia, in Oxford, Mississippi. So many times, while working as a travel nanny, I'd find myself at the hotel, with nothing really that close to us. You... 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

6 Easy Moves You Can Do to Help Shed the Baby Weight Fast

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As a physical therapist and perinatal fitness instructor, I am often asked by new moms how to best shed the post-baby pounds and regain a waistline. One of the most effective exercises I have found is the plank, which is why it's a common feature in my classes on BabyWeight.TV. Here is a... read more

Dads Take Photos of Themselves ‘Breastfeeding’ to Show Their Support

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If you've ever wondered if any men know how much of a mental, emotional and physical act breastfeeding is, the answer is yes. Hector Cruz, who was very concerned about his wife Nicole last year when she struggled with breastfeeding their newborn daughter and hired a lactation consultant to help, quickly realized that most of... read more

Does Breastfeeding Make Moms Smarter?

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The latest study performed by sociologists at Brigham Young University found a major clue that tells the story about why breastfed babies are so smart: Their moms! (Duh.) Led by Ben Gibbs, researchers are Brigham Young found that there are two major parenting skills that help give babies the notable cognitive boost: The... read more

Recall Alert! Plum Organics World Baby Pouch Products

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Make way for another recall! The FDA announced that Plum Organics voluntarily recalled two varieties of its World Baby line of pouch products. The products were recalled because of periodic damage made to the plastic spouts on the pouches during manufacturing. Here’s what you need to know:

There is a possibility that spouts could loosen, detach...

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Try These 5 Toddler-Friendly Pancake Recipes for National Pancake Day

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If you love fluffy, fruity, chocolate-y pancakes, chances are your tot will, too. What's not to obsess over? So today, on National Pancake Day, we're giving you five easy recipes -- from mini-pancakes to dairy-free flapjacks -- to share with your toddler. But don't blame us if they reach for seconds. Has your toddler tried pancakes... read more