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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

Local Cops Are Put on Diaper Duty — and Love It! (WATCH!)

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Policemen. You trust them to keep you out of harms way, to be there and protect you when you need it most and, uh, to change baby's diapers? According to officers in Dunwoody, Georgia, it's all part of the job! On February 21st, two Dunwoody Police Officers responded to a local shoplifting complaint, heading to... 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

Baby Meets Her Soldier Dad for the First Time With a Pop-Song-Inspired Sign

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Many soldiers stationed overseas sadly don't always get to see their children being born, or get to meet them until whenever they come home. Cole Tesar, a US Army Specialist stationed in Afghanistan, was deployed for nine months last July, and watched his wife, Logan Tesar, give birth to their daughter Harper via a webcam... 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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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

New Study Says Breastfeeding Benefits Are ‘Overrated': What Do You Think?

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Have you heard that the benefits of breastfeeding baby may not actually be "benefits" at all? Researchers from Ohio State University led by Cynthia Colen, the assistant professor of sociology, found that when siblings raised in the same family were fed differently (meaning one was breastfed, the other wasn't), the long-term health results... read more

9 Simple Steps to Setting Up A Montessori-Style Toddler Bedroom

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There was a time when I thought I had all the details worked out in regards to my son's nursery. Then we sold our house and moved across town into another one which put me back at square one. It was a little daunting at first, but I soon began to realize...

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Should Hospitals Ban Formula from the Maternity Ward?

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Though some hospitals have already banned formula from the maternity ward, new research performed by UC Davis found that mothers who feed their newborns formula in the hospital are less likely to fully breastfeed their babies -- and are more likely to quit breastfeeding early. The research, titled In-Hospital Formula Shortens Breastfeeding Duration,... read more