Fitbit Knows You're Pregnant Before You Do

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Fitness trackers can keep tabs on some pretty important things: calories burned, sleep patterns, heart rate, breakups—and now, it seems, conception. When the wife of a Reddit user started experiencing some funky Fitbit activity, he turned to the community boards for some technical help. But the ultimate answer was a bit more biological. "My wife's... Read more

Cast Your Vote In The Bump Best of Baby Tech Awards

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We love anything that makes parents' lives easier. Especially when it's high-tech. So we're proud to announce that today marks the release of the finalists for The Bump Best of Baby Tech Awards at CES 2016. Together with Living in Digital Times, we're introducing the Baby Tech Summit to the annual Consumer... Read more

Mobile Screen Time Starts Early, Study Finds

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Forget walking and talking; the mobile media milestone comes first for many babies. A new study published in Pediatrics confirms that kids as young as one are using tablets for more than 20 minutes a day on average. The American Academy of Pediatrics advises against screen time for infants under age two, explaining... Read more

9 Educational Apps Your Toddler Will Love

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Learning the ABCs? Singing songs? Reading bedtime stories? There are apps for that. But problem is, they’re a dime a dozen. So how do you chose? Well, we’re here to help. Earlier this year, Google Play's Store launched a section of family-friendly content for babies, toddlers and kids, and now we're bringing you Read more

Baby's First Apple Watch

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On the fence about whether or not you should get the Apple Watch? One family found an adorable way to put it to use. This couple used the heart rate sensor on the Sports Watch ($349) to track and share their newborn's heartbeat with family members who couldn't be there for the birth. Not a bad alternative to a Read more

Is Screen Time Ruining Family Time?

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21st century kids get a lot of flack for staring at their phones or tablets all day, but clinical psychologist and author Catherine Steiner-Adair wants to draw attention to another group of culprits: their parents. Steiner-Adair, who wrote the book The Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the Digital Age, explained to the Read more

Kid-Friendly YouTube App Makes Its Debut

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Is your toddler already a pro at swiping through your tablet? Those skills are about to go into overdrive with today's launch of the YouTube Kids app. The first Google-built app designed specifically for children, YouTube Kids uses larger images and bold icons to help little fingers navigate through videos, which are filtered into the channels "Shows,"... Read more

The Most Important Parenting Lesson I’ve Learned So Far

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One of the hardest challenges I face every day is the addictive desire to check my phone while I am with my kids. It seems I’m not alone, though. I see parents at the park, in the grocery store and at the library reaching for their phones. I am talking about texting, emailing, and even... Read more

Texting While Parenting — the New Safety Hazard?

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You won't LOL when you hear this news. A recent article in the Wall Street Journal suggests that "texting while parenting" has led to an increase in children's injuries over the past few years. The most recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that nonfatal injuries to children under... Read more

I Let My Toddler Play with My iPhone and It (Almost) Cost Me $430

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Everywhere I go it seems like there is always a toddler playing on their parent's iPhone -- in the grocery store, doctor's office and even at the school drop-off. Everywhere. The iPhone has quickly become "entertainment on-the-go" for toddlers. Over the years, I've tried to keep my toddler away from my iPhone (that has always... Read more