parenting

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

White House Summit on Working Families — What You Need to Know

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In the first-ever Summit on Working Families, President Obama came forward as an advocate for working parents, vowing to make working conditions in the United States more conducive to raising kids. "When members of our workforce are forced to choose between a job and their family, something's wrong," the President said in an read more

Inspiring Mompreneur: Jennifer Varner, Founder of Pure-Ecommerce.com

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We’re getting up close and personal with mothers who are savvy innovators and businesswomen and finding out their secrets to success. This time, we got the scoop from Jennifer Varner, CEO and founder of Pure-Ecommerce.com. The Bump: Give us a quick elevator pitch of your business. Jennifer Varner: Pure-Ecommerce has been in business for seven... read more

New Recommendation: Read to Baby Starting at Birth​

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Photo: Veer
Just because your baby doesn't understand a word you're saying doesn't mean story time is in vain. In fact, doctors are going to start recommending it. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) announced on Tuesday that literacy promotion will become a big part of pediatric primary care. The AAP is asking that its 62,000 member pediatricians... read more

Baby Found In a Field! Another Reminder to Never Leave Baby Alone

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A Houston Amber Alert was called off on Monday when a jogger found 8-month-old Genesis Haley in some tall grass, still strapped into her car seat. I've had some serendipitous things happen on my runs. Namely discovering surprise Dunkin' Donuts. And I called myself a hero when I stopped to help a little girl get back on her... read more

Kenan Thompson is a Dad!

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Kenan Thompson is a dad?! What's up with that? The SNL cast member, 36, welcomed daughter Georgia Marie on Friday. And although he told Seth Meyers he was a dad-to-be in a Late Night interview in March, we got this birth announcement through Instagram. "Progressive" is the word you're looking for. Thompson's wife, model... read more

Mom Delivers Baby During Open-Heart Surgery

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Shutterstock/The Bump
At 36 weeks pregnant, Edita Tracey didn’t think much of it when she started feeling pressure on her back, saying that she assumed it was “normal” for someone so far along in her pregnancy. When the pain got worse (like, way worse), she decided to get it checked out. Doctors ran tests and found an aortic dissection; her... read more

Delish Meals in Under 30 Minutes

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Photo: Hector Sanchez
Whether you're a new mom with her hands full or an expecting mom who's exhausted, the last thing you want to do is cook dinner tonight. We've got nine amazing recipes that will only take a half hour, but will look (and taste) like you slaved away all day. Apricot Glazed Pork Chops with Lime... read more

Kicking Off Summer with Nautical Nurseries

It's officially summer, and we're celebrating by sharing some of the cutest nautical nursery decor from across the seven seas (i.e., the Internet). Plus, more from The Bump: Baby Boy Nurseries Baby Girl Nurseries Summertime Safety for Baby read more