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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

Latest Study Reveals Parents Are Spanking Earlier Than Ever

Apparently, parents are skipping time out and going straight for spanking. A new study, conducted by the University of Michigan, revealed that 30 percent of one-year-old babies had been spanked at least once in the past month by either their mom, dad or by both parents. To put it in perspective, that's just... 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

Kate Middleton and Prince William Are Being Criticized for Taking a Baby-Free Vacation

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Being a new parent is an all-around challenging job, from getting hardly any sleep to juggling what feels like a million new concerns all at once. So the big question is -- when do you up the ante from leaving your baby at home for your first night out to leaving your baby at home... 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

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

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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