parenting

The Trick to Getting Baby to Eat (and Like!) Veggies

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Getting your kids to eat their vegetables is a war many parents wage for years. But a new study from the University of Leeds in the U.K. found a weapon for early intervention: vegetable puree. Okay, not exactly a news flash. But they found a strategy that makes babies almost twice as receptive to veggies... read more

Toddler's Priceless Reaction to Learning Dad Used to Wear Diapers: Video

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We have a new favorite toddler emotion: in-cre-du-lous. Two-year-old Banneker Hall was SHOCKED to hear that once upon a time, his dad wore diapers too. Sorry, his dad Kevin Hall. “My dad? Kevin Hall?...What? No!” Banneker says when mom Susan lets him in on the secret. (Side note: Susan says Banneker has been referring to dad... read more

Cutest Movember Baby Gear You Gotta See

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We're midway through No-shave November, now affectionately called "Movember." By now, you're either used to, or hating, your man's scruff. But let's not forget it's for a great cause: to raise awareness for men's health issues like prostate and testicular cancer. So if you had baby all decked out in pink in the name of breast cancer... read more

Why Moms Need to Bond Sooner with Babies After a C-section

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Call it kangaroo care or skin-to-skin contact, but that special cuddling time is a huge part of getting to know your newborn. It's also something women who have C-sections don't get to experience. A new quality improvement project by the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) is calling for skin-to-skin to... read more

Aw! Preemie Steals the Show at His Parents' Hospital Wedding

Nelsons wed in NICU alongside premature son.TODAY via Nelson family
At 11 weeks old and weighing in at a little over six pounds, JJ Nelson may be the littlest ring bearer ever. The preemie was dressed up in a tuxedo onesie Tuesday to celebrate the marriage of his parents, Kristi and Justin Nelson. And since JJ is still in the NICU at Cook Children’s Medical Center... read more

Um, North West Finger Painted on What?

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Blue Ivy apparently isn't the only "Picasso Baby" around -- not since North West got her finger-painting hands on Kim Kardashian's purse, that is! Let me clarify: Kim Kardashian's leather Hermes bag that cost upwards of $10,000. Kim displayed her cream and brown satchel splattered with yellow, orange, blue and green splotches -- and one very... read more

Hear Kelly Rowland's Lullaby for Baby Titan!

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At one week old, Titan Jewel Weatherspoon already has a song written about him. Yep, new mom Kelly Rowland didn't waste anytime penning a lullaby and posting a sneak preview of it on Instagram. https://instagram.com/p/vOb-2Wv-Q_   "You will always be mommy's little baby," she sings, cradling Titan's head. And this isn't just the Lady-Gaga-offhandedly-singing-to-her-dog type of Instagram... read more

Get In Sync: How Music Can Really Benefit Babies

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Playing music for baby may not turn him into a baby Mozart, but bouncing him to the beat will definitely boost his E.Q. That's the verdict from a new study published in the journal Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. "There’s this idea that if we just play music in the background, then our... read more

Big Dogs and Little Babies Are the Best of Friends

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For your lazy Sunday, how about 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 children to your... read more

Kelly Ripa, Carson Daly & More Reveal Their Parenting Styles

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We uncovered the latest trend in the talk show host circuit: hard-a-- parenting. Kelly Ripa described her tough-love approach on The Wendy Williams Show. Like most moms of teenage girls, she's currently locked in battle with 13-year-old Lola. "She recently lost her computer and phone privileges, so it's like taking away oxygen," Ripa said, explaining that... read more