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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

Your 9-to-5 Is Hurting Your Baby’s Health, New Study Says

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A hop, skip and jump across the pond, where the paella is better than you'd even imagine, Spanish researchers have delivered some seriously sucky news: Moms who choose not work have healthier babies. Which means that working moms are less likely to have healthy babies. Insert sad face here. Behind study author Libertad González, the... Read more

Some Moms Want Separate Offices for Non-Vaccinated Babies at the Doctor — Do You?

In the midst of a New York City-wide measles outbreak (so far there have been 19 confirmed patients with the highly contagious virus), parents and doctors are coming forward, suggesting dozens of different ways to handle the situation. In an article that appeared on Slate, Sydney Spiesel, a practicing pediatric doctor, wondered aloud... Read more

Kate Winslet Didn’t Let an Earthquake Stop Her From Pumping Breast Milk (WATCH!)

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We love Kate Winslet for a ton of reasons, but the ever-unapologetic and fearless mom of three's latest quip is a new level of awesome. The actress appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Tuesday and spoke about what she was doing in LA yesterday morning when a 4.4 magnitude earthquake hit California. "I've never been in an earthquake.... Read more

Breastfeeding Your Toddler? Here’s Why Dental Care Is Essential

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Led by Benjamin Chaffee, research fresh out of the University of California, San Francisco found that breastfeeding a child older than two years can lead to a greater risk of severe early tooth decay, which makes great dental care all the more important. The study, which took place at the University of California... Read more

What Do You Think of Kristin Cavallari’s Controversial Stance on Vaccinations?

Kristin Cavallari now has something in common with Jenny McCarthy: Vaccinations.

Kristin, who is pregnant with her second child and already a mother to son Camden, 18-months-old, publicly spoke out against vaccinating her children, due to concerns about autism. On Fox's show The Independents, Kristin said that she and husband Jay Cutler are choosing...

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Could Starting Baby on Solids Too Soon Set Her Up for Obesity?

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While obesity rates have been on the rise for the past few years (in 2012, more than one third of kids were overweight or obese), researchers feel they may have found out who's to blame for the startling increase: parents. According to new research performed at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, researchers found that... 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

How Gestational Diabetes Can Harm Mom’s Future Health

A new study, performed at the Division of Research at Kaiser Permanente Northern California found that pregnant women with gestational diabetes have an increased risk of early heart disease later on. The study, which took place over a 20-year time period, involved analysis of data from 898 women between the ages of 18... Read more

People Are Taking Time Out of Their Day Just to Cuddle With Babies In the NICU

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People do the darnedest things -- and this time around, we love 'em for it. Apparently, strangers are blocking off time during their busy days just to hang out, cuddle and coo with babies that are too tiny or too sick to go home with their parents. The latest "trend", which is hitting the NICU... Read more