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I Let My Kids Eat Candy to Teach Them a Lesson

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Since my boys are 7 and 11, I have quite a few Halloweens under my belt. I have tried various approaches over the years to try to reconcile my healthy mom beliefs with the sugar-loaded holiday, from homemade healthy treats to chocolate-dipped fresh fruit on skewers. But deciding on which goodies to hand out at our... Read more

Ditch the Sippy Cup! New Study Says It Could Make Baby Overweight

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Step away from the sippy cup -- and nobody ends up overweight. At least, that's what the latest recommendation from the American Academy of Pediatrics says. The AAP is now suggesting that parents wean baby off his bottle on his first birthday to prevent his chance of becoming overweight. Letting baby's bottle linger... Read more

You’ll Spend More on Your Infant’s Child Care Than a Family of Four Will Spend on Food

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If I were to tell you that childcare costs for your kid would run you higher than it would to feed a family of four, you'd laugh in my face, wouldn't you? Yes, you would. And the bad news is: You shouldn't. A report released three days ago revealed something that should make us all... Read more

Want to Know What Gear You Should Buy? Ali Landry Shares Some of Her Favorites From the ABC Show

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This post was written by our special guest blogger, Ali Landry, mama of 3, cover star of The Bump magazine and founder of Favored.by.  I’m obsessed with pregnancy, baby and kid products, and the moment my Favored.by team and I walked on to the 3.2 million square feet of... Read more

8 Toddler-Approved Totally Creepy Halloween Treats

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Looking for healthy and fun recipes that will spook and satisfy every goblin, ghoul and ghost this Halloween? These spirited treats are tasty, colorful and terrifyingly terrific! And don't feel like you've got to skip on sweets, either. These awesome eight recipes will give your tot all the nutrients she needs to Trick-or-Treat the whole... Read more

How I Made It Through My Son’s ‘Terrible Twos’

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Terrible Twos. When parents discuss this topic, I always see a certain look on their face. Dread. Fear. Confusion. I find that my own personal experience with my son turning two has been very different than the reputation that supersedes him -- total shocker! I wanted to give my two-year-old the benefit of the doubt.... Read more

A Sneak Peek at the Hottest New Baby Gear of the Season

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This week, we're in Las Vegas, y'all! Yup, you heard right: Vegas! We're in town this year to get down and dirty and scope out the latest and greatest baby gear available to moms and moms-to-be at the ABC Kids Expo. All week long we'll be reporting back on the newest, coolest must-haves for... Read more

Submit Your Product(s) for a Chance to be a Best of Baby Award Winner!

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UPDATE 11/8/2013: Product submission timeframe has ended for our Best of Baby Awards. If you're chosen as a winner, we'll be in touch in January! Gather round y’all, ‘cause we’ve got something really exciting for you. Last year, we launched our Best of Baby Awards, where we gave out Bump-approved seals to product winners in... Read more

Why Your Preschooler Still Needs Naptime

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The latest study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that doing away with naptime actually interferes with your preschooler's ability to process -- and remember -- the information they learn in school. Researchers from the University of Massachusetts Amherst tested the memory retention skills of 40 preschool students... Read more

Recall Alert! Build-A-Bear Sulley Stuffed Animal

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Earlier today, the CPSC announced a voluntary recall on 25,000 US and 1,100 Canadian Build-A-Bear Sulley Stuffed Animals. According to the report, the stuffed animal's eye can detach, posing a choking hazard for kids. So far, no incidents or injuries have been reported. The toy, featured in the Monsters Inc. films, is a... Read more