parenting

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

Doctor's Orders: A Placebo to Help Baby's Cough?

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For many parents, giving your coughing baby medicine isn't an easy decision. But it turns out you might not have to make that choice, thanks to a placebo effect. Researchers looked at 119 coughing children between two months and four years old. While all of the kids had coughs that lasted for more than seven days, none had... read more

Trend Alert: Now Babies Can Take Selfies

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You know when you check your Facebook feed, sometimes it's flooded with photos of your friends and their babies — celebrating a milestone! Enjoying apple picking! At the pumpkin patch! Showing off their Halloween finest! Some find these images sweet; others not so much. And then there is the baby to consider: how come he/she doesn't have... read more

The Pump & Dump Answers Your Burning Parenting Questions

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We do our best at The Bump to answer all your pregnancy and parenting questions, but sometimes, even we need a fresh perspective. So we called in our friends Shayna Ferm and Tracey Tee from the Pump and Dump Show. We think it's exactly what you need to hear. Q: "I’m having a... read more

Snooki: Life Is Totally Different as a Mom of Two

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We couldn't wait to hear Snooki weigh in on the final season of Snooki & JWoww and being a new mom again. But first thing's first: maybe we should stop calling her Snooki. "Snooki was my party girl image before I had kids and being a mom -- I really don’t think Snooki exists anymore," she tells PEOPLE... read more

Baby Talk: Are Moms Better At It Than Dads?

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You know that talking to baby is good for her development. But you may not know baby talk is yet another battle of the sexes. A new study published in the journal Pediatrics looked at how moms and dads talk to their babies, since most existing research only examines how moms interact with infants. To conduct the study,... read more