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How Baby's Delivery Method And Diet Influence Immunity-Boosting Gut Bacteria

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Typically, if all goes well, by a few weeks after childbirth, you can't tell whether a baby was delivered vaginally or via c-section. And by the time your son or daughter is in preschool, you typically won't be able to tell whether or not that child was exclusively breastfed. Despite all the controversy over parenting choices, most moms and... Read more

'A Guy's Gotta Do What A Guy's Gotta Do': 4-Year-Old Hits Gym To Impress A Girl

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Swim lessons may be a little too low-impact for this 4-year-old athlete. As mom Jeanna Smith tries to coax her son towards the pool, Brody indicates he has other workout plans for the day. And for a good reason. "I'm not going because I'm practicing on a bike right now," he says, pedaling full-speed and clutching the stationary bike,... Read more

The Message Behind This Viral Newborn And Placenta Photo

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There's lots of, well, alternative things you can do with your placenta. You can save it and turn it into jewelry. You can cut it up and turn it into pill form, eating it for the supposed postnatal health benefits, Kourtney Kardashian style. But rarely do we see it photographed. And that's why... Read more

Announcing The 2016 Best Of Baby Award Winners!

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We know better than anyone—the amount of baby gear out there is completely overwhelming. So we took the time to test, evaluate, and highlight it for you. After assembling strollers, lathering up with baby wash and getting up close and personal with some breast pumps, we can finally unveil this year's Best of Baby Award winners.... Read more

Chick-fil-A Offers "Mom's Valet" To Make Parents' Lives Easier

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Dining out with baby just got a whole lot easier. Chick-fil-A restaurants across the country are implementing an unprecedented service, "Mom's Valet." Here's how it works: Parents order at the drive-thru with their kids in the car, then go inside the restaurant where a Chick-fil-A employee will have a table (and as many high chairs needed) ready... Read more

New Mom Resolutions For 2016

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The countdown is over! A new year is finally here and with it comes a new slate, a new start and maybe even a new baby. For moms and moms-to-be, it’s the perfect time to appreciate all that you’ve accomplished in the last 12 months and set parenting goals for the next 12. If you’re... Read more

Equinox Commits To Breastfeeding In Public

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If working out is one of your New Year's resolutions, you're definitely not alone. Ready to lure in a whole new batch of aspiring gym-goers this year, Equinox just released its newest ad campaign. And "Commit to Something" is about more than working out. In fact, it encompasses breastfeeding.   While... Read more

Heroic Flight Attendant Calms Crying Baby On Plane

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In the parenting world, things are already different in 2016. Why? Because we're kicking things off with a baby-on-an-airplane story that has a happy ending. New Yorker Heather Gooch and her husband were traveling on a Southwest flight from Florida last week with their 9-month-old son, Aiden. Since it was only Aiden's second flight ever,... Read more

Need To Decode Baby's Cries? There's An App For That

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Hungry cry? Wet cry? Your baby's trying to tell you something. And scientists from the National Taiwan University Hospital Yunlin have a pretty good idea of what that something is. A team of researchers spent two years creating the Infant Cries Translator App to help parents differentiate between four distinct types of baby cries: hungry, in pain, sleepy... Read more

Dad Turns Baby Into A Snapchat Superhero

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In a world where cute babies always make for excellent Snapchats, one dad is swooping in to make pictures of his adorable son even more extraordinary. Snapdad, also known as Belgian graphic designer Lukas Costeur, doodles on Snapchat photos of his newborn son, Felix, turning him into the world's cutest cartoon in each one. This little hero's scenes are shared on the Read more