parenting

New Dads’ Brains Are More Like Moms’ Than We Thought

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New moms are able to bond with their newborn from the moment of birth, thanks to a strong activation of amygdala, which regulates emotional reactions. This instant connection in moms, however, doesn't mean that dads aren't able to achieve the same level of emotional attachment to their babies. It just takes a little more work, according a... read more

Baby Gear Trend: Lime Green

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Check out these stylish finds in the citrusy hue.  Plus, more from The Bump:  Top 10 Strollers How to Buy: A Car Seat How to Buy a Baby Carrier read more

Mom Buying Diapers Receives Random Act of Kindness

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When Carol Flynn left a South Dakota Walmart after paying for a stranger's diapers, she didn't expect the kind of publicity that came her way. Flynn, 73, noticed that the customer in front of her was going to discard three 148-count boxes of Pampers diapers when the cashier would only price-match one box to a lesser... read more

Another Win for Public Breastfeeding

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By now, you probably know we're pro-breastfeeding over here at The Bump, public breastfeeding absolutely included. And since we're also Starbucks junkies, this is one of our favorite stories in a while. Ottawa mom Julia Wykes was running errands with her 5-month-old son when she decided to drop in a Starbucks. When he... read more

Patriotic Baby Clothes

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The fireworks don't stand a chance this Fourth of July -- this adorable red, white and blue baby gear is going to steal the show. How are you celebrating Independence Day with baby? Plus, more from The Bump: Three Ways to Have a Baby-Friendly (and Fun!) Fourth of July Why I'm... read more

​Another Study Confirms That It’s Safe to Vaccinate

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It's been a hot topic for a while, and another study confirms definitively that vaccines are not only safe -- they're necessary. Though a small group of vocal anti-vaccine activists have suggested that immunizations are linked with autism, a collection of over 20,000 scientific titles and 67 papers put the kibosh on their protestations. Doctors, therefore,... read more

Yep, Your Preschooler is Smarter Than You

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You've seen babies oh-so-intuitively swiping iPads and toddlers who have the DVR down to a science, all while you stand there wondering why the remote decided not to work today. A new study out of  the University of California, Berkeley may have determined why: kids are better at learning than adults. More accurately,... read more

What’s the best age to have kids?

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I had my kids in my early thirties, which I considered a perfect age at the time. I had traveled the world, sewn my wild oats and established myself in my career before "settling down" and making a family. Little did I know that life was about to spin out of control for a few... read more

This Double Stroller Could Be Unsafe: Here’s Why

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What's that? You don't anticipate leaving your stroller locked in place on a 20-degree incline? Good. But Consumer Reports is still encouraging you to ask Graco for a refund. After testing the Graco Ready2Grow Classic Connect LX -- a stroller capable of holding two children of different ages  -- Consumer Reports slapped it with... read more

Would You Try These Hands-Off Baby Swimming Lessons?

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As we get into the swing of summer, water safety is becoming high-priority for parents. You know your kids should take swimming lessons, and chances are you've heard of all sorts of baby-and-me swim classes that help acclimate your infant to the water. But that means you have to go in the water... With Infant Self-Rescue courses, you are not only... read more