Summer

5 Biggest Summer Maternity Fashion Problems — Solved by Style Guru Liz Lange!

Liz Lange summer maternity fashion
Finding the right clothes to make you look and feel your best during pregnancy can be tricky to say the least! And dressing for a sweltering summer, well that adds a few new curves to your wardrobe decisions. That's why we brought our biggest, toughest maternity fashion questions to maternity style guru, read more

Scan This: Portable and Super-Versatile Blanket (WATCH!)

JJ Cole blanket
As the weather heats up, you're probably thinking about Fourth of July picnics and beach trips, which is what makes the JJ Cole Collections blanket so perfect to use right now. (Of course, even if you're not expecting your baby until after this summer, we still think you'll get plenty of use out of it... read more

Bumpie Tip of the Week: Backyard Pool Safety for Toddlers

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Happy Summer! The sun is shining, the heat is (way) up and the pool is open! How do you protect little one around the water right in your backyard? Our Bumpies on the Toddlers: 12-24 months board shared their best home pool safety tips: "They make safety gates just for pools, so I think... read more

Instagram Challenge: 25 Summer Baby Photos

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Last week, we asked you to upload your favorite summer baby pictures to Instagram using the hashtag #thebump. We received tons of adorable submissions--pictures of your babies at the pool, on the beach, decked out for the Fourth of July, and more. Here are 25 of our favorite photos from the challenge (stay tuned -- we'll... read more

Recipe of the Week: Yogurt Ice Pops with Berries

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Need to beat the heat this weekend? These Yogurt Ice Pops with Berries are a healthy, delicious must-try. The best part? You only need five ingredients to make them--all of which you most likely already have in your refrigerator. Get the recipe at The Nest >>... read more

Instagram Challenge: Show Us Your Summer Baby Pictures

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Time for an Instagram challenge! As your family celebrates the Fourth of July this week (whether you’re at the beach, the pool, or a backyard BBQ) don’t forget to snap some pictures of your little one enjoying the great outdoors. Then, upload the photo to Instagram and include the hashtag #thebump in... read more

Refreshing Treat: Strawberry Lemonade Recipe

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Is there anything better than relaxing outside in the summertime with a cold drink in your hand? This Strawberry Lemonade recipe is one of our favorites for serving at outdoor parties--both kids and adults love it (plus, if you're pregnant, it makes a great mocktail!). read more

Bumpie Tip of the Week: Summer Travel with Baby

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What to pack: "Bring the obvious stuff: Diapers, wipes, butt cream, clothes.  Take anything you currently use for the bedtime routine (white noise machine, swaddler, blankets).  If you're driving, you could also fit a stroller, boppy or bouncy chair.  If you bring a Pack 'n Play, bring sheets for the mattress." -Jenny952 "Not all rest... read more

Tasty Thursday: Memorial Day Grilling

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It’s Memorial Day weekend and that means the start of summer! If you’re barbecuing or going to a picnic, we’ve got you covered on what to bring. Forget the burgers and hot dogs this weekend and try this delicious chicken wings and avocado dip recipe from Recipes from the Road by Jamie and Bobby Deen (sons of... read more

Bumpie Tip of the Week: Keep Your Beach Baby Clean

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Heading to the beach for Memorial Day weekend? Make sure you pack the baby powder! User sunshiny79 from our Parenting message board suggests bringing a bottle of baby powder to the beach to make it easier to remove sticky sand off babies and toddlers. “It works really well,” she says. “I just use a... read more