Toddlers

All She Wants for Christmas Is a Doll — and I Hate Dolls

with her first doll, Jan 2011
with her first doll, Jan 2011
Just when I thought I was done with all my Christmas and birthday shopping (Lovie turns 3 just four days after Christmas), Lovie starts telling me that she’s going to tell Santa that she wants “a new dolly with lots and lots of milk and a doggie.” Uh, a doll was not something I bought... read more

Child Development Milestones — Does Your Kid Measure Up?

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Have you ever been concerned your child wasn't developing on track? The answer to that question is probably yes. As a mother and a speech pathologist -- almost every parent I've talked with has worried, at some point, that their child might not be within the normal range for some development milestone. As a first... read more

The Bump Picks: Best Children’s Books

National Read a Book Day copy
Happy National Read a Book Day! Want to grab something new to read to baby? The Bump staff picked some books we loved as kids and still love as adults. Pick up one of these! What's your favorite book from childhood? What do you read to baby? Plus more from The Bump: Literary Baby... read more

The Nannies of 90210 Share Their Stories

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Sure, you occasionally daydream about the monetary benefits of being a Beverly Hills housewife, but have you ever considered the personal lives of the nannies who care for their kids? In what's sure to be our newest guilty pleasure, ABC Family recently premiered Beverly Hills Nannies -- a reality show chronicling the perks of being... read more

Spider-Man Gear for Babies and Toddlers

Photo: Courtesy of the Manufacturer / The Bump
Photo: Courtesy of the Manufacturer / The Bump
The Amazing Spider-Man hit theaters today and even though your baby or toddler is too young to see it, you can still get him in on the excitement by dressing him in some cute superhero gear. We found some sweet Spider-Man clothes at Target (left to right): Toddler boy's 2-piece pajama set, $13 read more

Why I’m Not Taking My Kid to See Fireworks (Such a Mean Mom)

Photo: Smarter TravelPhoto: Smarter Travel
Like (probably a lot of) other parents out there, I haven't seen a fireworks display since my son was born and that's not a coincidence. The whole fireworks thing never really seemed baby-friendly to me. Now that he's two (almost three), I debated making this July 4th my son's first fireworks experience -- but when... read more

Patriotic Swimsuits for Moms-to-Be, Babies and Toddlers

Photos: Courtesy of the manufacturers
Photos: Courtesy of the manufacturers
Okay, who else is psyched for the Fourth of July?! If you're hitting the pool or beach this holiday, wouldn't it be fun to go patriotic with your and baby's swimwear? Here's where we found these adorable all-American bathing suits (left to right): Maternity striped swimsuit, $54, TopShop.com Baby girl's Americana bikini,... read more

How to DIY Your Own Frozen Fruit Pops

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We recently came across this DIY frozen fruit pop recipe on Pinterest from the blog SkinnyTaste.com. These pops are a healthy and simple summer treat for your little ones (and you!). “My one-year-old probably had as much fun playing with them as she did eating them,” says SkinnyTaste.com blogger Gina. To make the... read more

Bumpie Tip of the Week: Get Your Sick Tot to Eat

Photo: Veer / The BumpPhoto: Veer / The Bump
Is your toddler a picky eater when he's sick? (And all you want to pump him full of fluids and food so he gets better soon?) Next time he refuses to eat or drink and you're worried about dehydration, try this trick from user Christina-marie, who posted this suggestion on our Toddlers 12-24 Months... read more