Category Archives: Pregnancy Guide

These Baby Names Are All the Rage in Great Britain, but Rare in the US

It’s no secret that a name’s popularity can vary based on what country you live in. When it comes to English baby names, what’s popular in the United States versus across the pond in Great Britain can vary quite a bit. While both the US and English share a popularity in some top 10 names (Olivia, Ava, Isabella, Sophia, Mia and Amelia for girls and Noah and Oliver for boys), there are hundreds more that likely remain hidden from the other country. Nameberry, a popular naming website, […]

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How Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard Figured Out Co-Parenting During COVID-19

Being a parent during the pandemic is no easy feat—juggling work, household responsibilities and childcare? Forget it. Actress Kristen Bell has been vocal about the hardships she’s faced during life in lockdown. Recently she opened up about co-parenting with husband Dax Shepard and her hopes on what the pandemic will teach Americans about sharing the household workload. Bell appeared on an episode of LinkedIn’s digital show Working Together on Wednesday and openly discussed what her family life and parenting has been like in quarantine, mentioning that she […]

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The Trailer for Amy Schumer’s Documentary Is Here and It’s Amazing

Amy Schumer’s new docuseries, Expecting Amy, is almost here! The three-part documentary, which was announced in October, centers around her difficult pregnancy journey. While pregnant with her son, Gene, Schumer was diagnosed with hyperemesis gravidarum—a condition that’s defined as extreme, persistent nausea and vomiting, which can land you in the hospital with dehydration. What’s worse is symptoms sometimes can stick with you for the whole pregnancy—but continued to juggle her tour schedule as a stand-up comedian (which included 42 cities and 60 shows!). Now, the trailer for […]

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Kids May Not Always Grow Out of Picky Eating Habits, Study Says

Any parent to a toddler can tell you they can be incredibly picky when mealtime rolls around. While the hope is that kids grow out of their pickiness, one recent study has found that may not always be the case, especially for low-income families. It suggests that children could be established as picky eaters by the time they’re 4 years old. The study, published in Pediatrics followed 317 mother and child pairs from low-income housing over the course of four years. The families reported on the kids’ […]

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JK Rowling Has Quietly Released a New Children’s Book Online

J.K. Rowling has been doing her part to infuse our panic-stricken world with a little bit of magic. In the past months, she’s eased copyright restrictions on her legendary Harry Potter books and set up a new online hub, where cast members from the movies have been reading followers chapters from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. Now, she has also digitally published a new children’s book, The Ickabog she’s kept in her back pocket for a decade. According to J.K. Rowling’s website, The Ickabog is “a […]

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Pixar’s Newest Short Film Centers Around a Beautiful Coming Out Story

Pixar and Disney have steadily been tackling heavier topics in their movies and shorts in recent years. For example, Inside Out tackled emotional development and how to process complex feelings; Frozen smartly twisted the classic “true love” trope and had the sisters save each other; and Zootopia made a clever statement about racial profiling. Now, Pixar has released a new short onto Disney’s streaming service, Disney Plus, that features the studio’s first gay main character. The 9-minute short, titled Out, tells the story of Greg, a man […]

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Kristen Bell Shares Her 5-Year-Old Daughter Wears Diapers

Every parent knows that children are all different. What was easy with your first child may not be easy with your second child and vice versa. It’s true for almost anything, from dealing with a picky eater to toilet training—just ask actress Kristen Bell. In the latest episode of her show, “Momsplaining with Kristen Bell,” the actress revealed that her younger daughter, now 5 and a half years old, still wears diapers. The subject came up when Bell read the following tweet from a fan, “I’m tired […]

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Pipette’s Sold-Out Hand Sanitizer Is Now Available in Bulk for Just $20

In the recent weeks, many brands have pivoted to create products people need most right now, from face coverings to hand sanitizer—including baby brand Pipette. Each of the brand’s products is EWG Verified, which indicates they are fully transparent in their ingredients and meet the strictest standards required for your health. Last month, Pipette launched its 8-ounce bottle of hand sanitizer. Unsurprising, it sold out quickly. Now, the brand is launching a new 32-ounce bottle that provides 320 applications—for just $20. The sanitizer is made with 65-percent […]

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Babies Can Differentiate Parent’s Hug From a Stranger’s, Study Says

It’s no surprise that parents love holding baby and that baby finds being held by mom or dad soothing. But, according to a new study, some embraces spark more comfort than others in babies as young as four months old—and a big part of it has to do with who’s holding them. A study published in the journal iScience last month looked at the heart rate responses infants younger than a year old have during hugs, tight hugs and holds. The researchers also looked at what happens […]

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US Birth Rates Hit Their Lowest Level in 35 Years, CDC Reports

On Wednesday, May 20, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that for the fifth year in a row birth rates in the country had dropped—and hit their lowest level in the past 35 years. This means that, once again, Americans are not having enough children to maintain the current population. The report looked at 99.96 percent of birth certificates issued last year and found there were 3,745,540 births in 2019—one percent less than 2018. It’s important to note that while birth records are […]

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