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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

5 Myths About Small Children — Busted!

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Anyone who’s been a parent for more than, oh, 30 minutes, knows that the onslaught of unsolicited advice is immediate and unceasing. In the beginning, it’s actually welcome. Yes, nurse, please show us how to deal with that belly button! PLEASE! But as time goes on, and the advice starts to come from mothers-in-law, strangers,... read more

Stalker Hacks Into Family’s Baby Monitor: How to Make Sure It Doesn’t Happen to You

By now we've all heard the creepy story about the family in Houston whose baby monitor was hacked. Texas daddy Marc Gilbert awoke one night after hearing a stranger's voice coming from his daughter's room only to find out that a stalker had hacked into their daughter's baby monitor and was making obscene... read more

Recall Alert! Ikea KRITTER and SNIGLAR Junior Beds [UPDATED]

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Updated January 29, 2014: Ikea has expanded the recall on the KRITTER and SNIGLAR junior beds to include an additional 3,500 beds, bringing the total to more than 25,000 beds. The CPSC, in conjunction with Ikea, has announced a voluntary recall on the KRITTER and SNIGLAR Junior Beds sold at Ikea... read more

Check Out These All-Star Tips to Make Breastfeeding in Public Easier (WATCH!)

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While our mamas 'round the world are celebrating Public Display of Breastfeeding Day (and while other mamas-to-be are taking the breastfeeding pledge!), we're hard at work on offering moms tips to make nursing baby easier -- and stress-free. (Okay fine, we're taking time out to celebrate PDB day with y'all, too!).

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Study Says Working Moms are More Stressed, but Is It All in Their Minds?

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New research, presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association in New York City, found that thinking is associated with increased stress and negative emotions for mothers. Researchers, led by Dr. Shira Offer, the assistant professor of sociology and anthropology at Bar-Ilan University in Israel, focused on the "mental labor" surrounding the physical... read more