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The Wiggles’ Hand-Washing Song Is Gaining Traction—and for Good Reason

With the COVID-19 outbreak still in full swing, one of the best things the CDC recommends doing to protect yourself is wash your hands. In recent weeks, several parents and celebs have shared the songs they’ve been singing with their children to get them to rinse up for the allotted 30 seconds. Now, popular Australian children’s music group is joining in on the fun with their own handwashing song. [embedded content] The song was actually launched last October as part of Global Handwashing Day (October 15) for […]

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All Hail the Exclusive Pumper

We all know that fed is best but there is one method of feeding babies – exclusive pumping – that I don’t think gets nearly enough credit. I should know. I did it for my first and I’m currently doing it for my second. In fact, even as I write this, I’m hooked up to a breast pump. The distinctive mechanical sound it makes has become the soundtrack of my life these past few months. I simultaneously love that I found a way to feed my newborn my […]

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How To Cope With D-MER, From A Mom Who’s Been There

Scary Mommy and SbytovaMN/Getty When I gave birth to my son, things were perfect. My labor was short. My contractions were straightforward. My abdomen compressed regularly, and rhythmically. 90 seconds on. 60 seconds off. And he was healthy. Clear skin. Clear lungs. Strong heart. I couldn’t have asked for a better birth experience. The doctors were patient and supportive. My wishes were seen and heard. I also had one hell of an epidural. My body was numb from the waist down. But the best part was my […]

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Canceling Your Baby Shower? Here’s What to Know

There are so many things to love about being pregnant. For many moms-to-be, a major pregnancy perk is celebrating with family and friends at their baby shower. But with the COVID-19 crisis looming over us, many expectant women and their baby shower hosts are finding themselves obligated to cancel their events to honor social distancing practices. “Although it’s extremely disappointing to cancel an event like a baby shower, which marks such a huge milestone in your life, keeping yourself and your guests healthy and safe has to […]

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Ashley Graham States Birthing Partners Are Essential for Laboring Moms

Hospitals across the country are changing their visitation policies for patients—including for new moms. Pregnant women across the country are scared they might have to go through labor and delivery without their partners. Several women have spoken out against these policies, and now, model and new mom Ashley Graham is adding her name to that list. Yesterday Graham, who gave birth to her first child Isaac in January, posted a video to Instagram, discussing her feelings on the subject, captioning it, “We Need PPE [personal protective equipment] […]

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100 Unique Baby Shower Gift Ideas

If you’ve just received an invite to a baby shower and you want your gift to be something thoughtful and totally unique, we’ve got 100 baby shower gift ideas that are sure to fit the bill. Unique baby shower gift ideas: Zutano Booties These cozy fleece booties will keep baby’s feet nice and toasty, and the double snap closure will keep them snug and secure on even the kickiest tootsies. Find them here. Milestone ABC Baby First Year Album This gorgeous album covers every important memory from […]

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Top COVID-19 Questions From Moms-to-Be, Answered

The rapid spread of COVID-19 has pregnant women understandably concerned about their health and that of their developing child. And with the situation changing day to day, it’s no wonder we’re bursting with questions. Here, an ob-gyn tackles the top questions she’s been getting about the novel coronavirus and how to keep women safe during pregnancy. Are Pregnant Women More Likely to Get COVID-19? We currently don’t know, but there are currently no data to suggest that pregnant women are more likely to get COVID-19. However, we […]

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Parents’ Top COVID-19 Questions, Answered

The rapid spread of COVID-19 has parents understandably concerned about their family’s health. And with the situation changing day to day, it’s no wonder we’re bursting with questions. Here, pediatricians tackle the top 12 questions they’ve been getting about the novel coronavirus and how to keep little ones safe. It’s Said That Kids Aren’t Experiencing Severe Symptoms from COVID-19. What Are Their Symptoms Actually Like? Symptoms of COVID-19 can often be confused with the flu and include fever, cough, fatigue, achiness, sore throat and diarrhea. If your […]

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This Is Not A Pregnancy Announcement (Unfortunately)

Courtesy of Kel Pitts This is the absolute hardest thing I have ever written. This is the story about losing a baby I so badly wanted. This is my miscarriage story. Almost immediately after having our son, we were being asked when we planned to have a second baby (side note, don’t ask people that). It wasn’t until he was two that we felt ready to start trying to grow our family with another sweet babe. Prior to making this decision, we had talked about it for […]

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App That Allows Virtual Playdates Is Now Free Amidst COVID-19 Outbreak

Caribu is a family-friendly video-calling app that makes it easier to help parents and grandparents connect with their kids. Now, amidst the COVID-19 outbreak, the company is offering it for free, with unlimited access, to help bridge the gap created by social distancing and self-isolation. The lauded app not only allows children to connect with friends and families, but it also makes virtual playdates accessible. Kids can read books from an extensive library of popular titles, play games, engage in education activities and even color together over […]

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