parenting

Get Ready for 'Frozen Fever' Next Month

'Frozen' charactersDisney
Brace yourself: Frozen Fever is hitting the big screen on March 13. Consider this a compromise. Your kids get another dose of Frozen, but you don't have to sit through a full sequel; this addition to the franchise is only seven minutes long. And there's a new original song, so you'll get a little variation from "Let It Go."... Read more

Drumroll, Please! See the Winners of Our 2015 Best of Baby Awards

Best of Baby 2015 CollageThe Bump
We built strollers. We dissembled pack and plays. We applied diaper rash cream and tried baby food. And now we're announcing all 90 products that stole the show in this year's Best of Baby awards. Covering everything from car seats and feeding gear to skin care for baby and you to maternity basics, our comprehensive roundup breaks down the best... Read more

Calling Off Postpartum Depression?

woman on phoneVeer
Wondering what you can do you lessen postpartum depression? You can start by making a phone call. A new Canadian study published in the Journal of Advanced Nursing found that support from peers might be able to reduce postpartum depression (PPD) up to two years after delivery. But just talking to friends and family isn't... Read more

See Three Dads Take on Pregnancy — By Wearing Empathy Bellies for One Month

dads in pregnancy suitsThree Pregnant Dads
Is this the ultimate show of empathy? Three UK dads are taking on a month-long challenge, wearing 33-pound "empathy bellies" to honor their wives, mothers and pregnant women everywhere. Yep, we know, one month isn't exactly nine. But we're still pretty impressed by the commitment of Jason Bramley, Steve Hanson and Jonny Biggins. Meet the Three... Read more

Kid-Friendly YouTube App Makes Its Debut

tablet with youtube kids appYouTube
Is your toddler already a pro at swiping through your tablet? Those skills are about to go into overdrive with today's launch of the YouTube Kids app. The first Google-built app designed specifically for children, YouTube Kids uses larger images and bold icons to help little fingers navigate through videos, which are filtered into the channels "Shows,"... Read more

Pumping While Driving -- Would You Try It?

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One multitasking mom is taking her breast pumping skills on the road. And we mean literally -- Leslie Goldman is pumping while driving. The new mom shared her story -- and a brief how-to -- with FitPregnancy, explaining that necessity drove her to PWD (pumping while driving) when she was late for a friend's... Read more

Spot-On Video Shows Why Moms Get Nothing Done

baby in drawerEsther Anderson via YouTube
To be fair, it kind of seems like baby Ellia just wants to help. But household chores don't seem to be a part of her skill set yet; making a mess does. This isn't the first time we've seen Ellia get mischievous. Mom and Story of this Life blogger Esther Anderson shared a... Read more

Helpful Hints for Cleaning Baby Teeth

Baby's bottom teethGetty
It’s National Children’s Dental Health Month, which means we’ll be giving you helpful tips on dental care for baby and answering all those questions you have about those adorable baby teeth. Here, we explain the best techniques for cleaning little teeth. You may be wondering why it’s important to clean baby’s teeth when she’s just going to... Read more

Big Dogs and Little Babies Are the Best of Friends

baby and black labBoredPanda
Happy National Love Your Pet Day! Why not celebrate with some adorable photos of babies snoozin' with puppies? You're welcome. (via BoredPanda) If you're a mom-to-be getting ready to introduce your fur baby to your real baby, we have some tips for a smooth transition, like introducing new sounds, rules and other... Read more

Do You Really Need to Eliminate Naps for Kids Over Age 2?

toddler sleeping
Recent headlines have indicated that kids over age two shouldn't nap. If you're feeling like that's borderline blasphemous, you're not alone. And experts are clarifying exactly what new research entails. Basically, Australian researchers analyzed 26 previously published studies on napping, all involving children up to age five. Different studies had different focuses: the effect of sleep... Read more