40 Million Credit and Debit Cards Hacked at Target: What You Need to Know Right Now

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Did you do a little holiday shopping at Target between November 27th and December 15th? If your answer's yes, then you need to read this: Target says information from more than 40 million customer credit and debit cards used may have been compromised by a data breach. In a statement this morning, Target's... Read more

6 Stocking Stuffers Your Toddler Will Go Crazy for (So Buy Them Now!)

Have a toddler to shop for this year? No worries. These awesome stocking stuffers are perfect for Christmas morning. Read more

Recall Alert! Infinitoy Softimals Super Safari and Deluxe Circus Train Sets

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Today, the CPSC, in conjunction with Infinitoy, Inc. announced a voluntary recall on the Super Safari Set and the Deluxe Circus Train Set due to a choking/aspiration hazard posed by the small play-set figures. Of the 7,134 units recalled, there has only been one incident reported. An 18-month-old placed a toy hat in... 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

Recall Alert! Build-A-Bear Sulley Stuffed Animal

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

Recall Alert! Land of Nod Plush Dollies

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Last night, the CPSC, in conjunction with Land of Nod, announced a recall of more than 2,500 plush handmade baby dolls in five styles and colors. Each of the all fabric dolls measure out to be about 12 inches tall and 10 inches wide; they come dressed in a one-piece printed floral fabric... Read more

New Study Says Babies Can Be Mean! Mom, Is Yours?

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Do not! I repeat, do not! upset the baby! A study from the University of British Columbia's Centre for Infant Cognition found that babies have a bit of a mean streak when they meet people they perceive as different. During the course of the experiment, babies were given a choice of snacks (either... Read more

Recall Alert! Toys R Us Imaginarium Activity Walker

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Today, the CPSC announced a voluntary recall of the Imaginarium Activity Walkers, sold exclusively at Toys R Us. There is a small bolt and spacer that attaches each front wheel to the walker -- it can detach, causing a choking hazard. Roughly 9,000 walkers have been recalled. Though no injuries have been reported,... Read more

Dads, Use the ‘Little’ Stuff to Teach Your Tots All About the ‘Big’ Stuff

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Last night, the realization totally hit me: spending time with my kids reinforces and reminds me of my own important life values. I got home from work last night and my sons were on the floor playing with their Legos and trying to build towers.  I jumped right down there with them on the floor... Read more

Moms Don’t Play Cars With Their Sons? I Beg to Differ!

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I recently read an article about Mattel's attempts to boost the sagging sales of their Hot Wheels line by targeting moms and "teaching" them how to play cars with their sons, thinking that this will make them more likely to buy them for their kids. Really? We need formal lessons? Admittedly, I am... Read more