parenting

Prepping Your Toddler for a New Sibling

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With new Princess Charlotte in the spotlight, our thoughts are turning back to George. How is his royal highness adjusting to life as a big brother? If you're about to bring home baby no. 2, you'll want to help your eldest get ready to no longer be king of the castle. We have some Read more

Those Lunch Box Art Parents? Not So Popular

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Every day, Brent Almond slips a Post-it into his son Jon's lunchbox. And each little square is a true work of art, complete with a professional-level sketch of a superhero or cartoon character with some daily words of wisdom for Jon. https://instagram.com/p/y6-ltrk5r-/ And then there's Beau Coffron, the Lunchbox Dad, who creates elaborate... Read more

Screen Time Starts Early, Study Finds

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Forget walking and talking; the mobile media milestone comes first for many babies. According to a new study presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies annual meeting, 36 percent of babies have used a touch screen or scrolling screen device before their first birthday. And that's not all these smart babies are capable of doing:... Read more

Colorado Mom Scolded for Packing Oreos in Lunchbox

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One Colorado preschool has high standards for what goes into kids' lunchboxes. Think Oreos made the cut? Nope. When four-year-old Natalee Pearson went home last Friday, the package of Oreos her mom packed for her remained unopened in her lunchbox. And the Children's Academy in Aurora, Colo. also sent home a note for mom: Dear... Read more

The Good, the Bad and the Gross: Real Mom Confessions

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You're a total rockstar parent 99 percent of the time, but in honor of National Honesty Day, let's talk about that other 1 percent. Motherhood can be a bunch of things all at once: rewarding, frustrating, beautiful and disgusting (spit-up and diapers and stains, oh my!). We gathered some of the best Bumpie confessions that... Read more

Where Do Babies Come From? A 7-Year-Old Explains

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Dreading giving your kids The Talk? It's an incredibly tricky topic to navigate, especially if you're a gay parent. But don't worry, seven-year-old Sophia can break everything down. “If you’re a kid with two moms and you don’t know how to explain it to other kids or people, this is a video of how you can... Read more

The Pump and Dump Presents: 8 Sad Cake Princess Cakes

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It’s National Princess Week!  Can you hear the sound of our heads exploding? According to both of our four-year-old daughters, EVERY WEEK is National Princess Week, but now we REALLY have a reason to glitter up and celebrate!  If you're sensing some sarcasm, it's because if we step on one more freaking tiara or hear... Read more

Can Babies Have Seasonal Allergies?

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Now that spring is finally here, we've also entered allergy season. So we were wondering: Can babies have seasonal allergies? Pediatrician Jack Maypole, MD, weighs in. "Conventional medical wisdom says babies over a year old can have allergies," he says. "You have to see some seasons before you have symptoms of seasonal allergies!" Look for a trio... Read more

Vaccinations: What Baby Will Need

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We know it’s painful to watch baby get poked and even worse to hear the inevitable crying, but immunizations are crucial for their health. If baby is extremely sick, then your pediatrician will probably modify the immunization schedule. Otherwise, baby should get vaccinated on a regular basis. Though some children do suffer from mild reactions... Read more

Find Solace in 'My Kid Can't Eat This' Instagram

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Have a picky eater on your hands? Finally, a cathartic way to vent your frustration. We're talking about Instagram, of course. The week-old account My Kid Can't Eat This encourages parents to post photos of rejected food along with the reason why #MyKidCantEatThis. Take a look below. Maybe you, too, have contaminated a banana... Read more