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  • Recall Alert! Evenflo Car Seats

    By: Ivy Jacobson for TheBump.com

    Photo Courtesy of the Manufacturer

    Evenflo announced a voluntary recall on more than 1.3 million child safety seats after finding that seat buckles in certain models were faulty and could become stuck in a latched position, making it difficult to remove a child from the seat in the case of an emergency.

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    Evenflo stated that this problem could be to due to exposure to various contaminants (like food and drinks), but there is no risk if the buckle is functioning normally.

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    Here's what you need to know about the recall:

    Evenflo's recall includes buckles from these children's convertible and booster seat models manufactured between 2011 and 2014:

    Momentum 65, Momentum 65 LX and Momentum 65 DLX, with model number prefix 385 and was manufactured between 3/4/2013 and 8/26/2013

    Chase, Chase LX and Chase Select, with model number prefix 306 and was manufactured between 6/12/2012

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  • Dads Tell All: What They Wish Their Partners Knew

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    We got new dads to dish on what they wish their partners knew. So, listen up, mamas!

    By Kylie McConville for TheBump.com

    Let's be honest: a new baby, a whole new lifestyle and a postpartum mama aren't exactly the easiest things for most new daddies to get used to. Though they usually try to be helpful, it's still a big adjustment. So, after hearing what moms wish their partners knew, we decided to pull a 180 and ask dads to share what they wish the women in their lives knew. Some of the answers may shock you.

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    #1. They miss you -- and your attention.

    "After baby was born, I did my best to help with everything my wife needed. And while I don't mind doing it, I need a hug or a 'good job' every once in a while -- some kind of appreciation for what I do!" -- Jake B.*

    "I really wanted to take a trip with my wife, just the two of us. Even if we went away for a day together or were able to get a family member to stay

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  • Snooki is Pregnant with Baby Number 2!

    By: Ivy Jacobson for TheBump.com

    Photo: OK MagazineThe Jersey Shore is going to have to prepare for a tiny new visitor soon! Snooki and her fiance, Jionni LaValle, announced today in a cute blog post that they're expecting their second child.

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    "Jionni and I are so excited to confirm that we are expecting our second child! Now knowing that our test results are good and our baby is healthy, we can finally talk about it! We planned to have a second child before our wedding, and will indeed still be getting married in the fall of 2014. We are a committed family that will raise our children to be the best they can be and give them the best life we can give them… Big things are happening this year with the wedding, moving into our dream house and having our second bambino or bambina!"

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  • Controversial Bodybuilder Mom Speaks Out About Her Postbaby Health

    By: Ivy Jacobson for TheBump.com

    The last time we heard about weightlifting and bodybuilding mom Lea-Ann Ellison, she was sparking controversy by posting photos of herself on Facebook lifting enormous weights during Crossfit - two weeks before her due date.

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    Along with the photos, she wrote, "After the birth of my second child, I knew I needed to step it up big time. I loved being a Mom but I wanted to be a HOT Mom."

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    Now, she's spoken out about her son, Ellison, four months after his birth. Many doctors weighed in and said that her strenuous exercises could create complications during labor and require medical interventions, but Lea-Ann recently stated that she and her third son are healthy and doing great.

    While there aren't any official exercise guidelines for expectant moms, it's important to always listen to your body and go at your own pace.

    Thirty

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  • Regina Spektor and Jack Dishel Welcome a Baby Son!

    By: Ivy Jacobson for TheBump.com

    Photo: Jason LaVeris/FilmMagicRegina Spektor is now a mama - which means she needs to start incorporating lullabies into her repertoire!

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    The Grammy-nominated singer and her husband, Jack Dishel, recently welcomed a baby son and took to Facebook on Tuesday to share the happy news.

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    "Hi everyone!
    I wanted to let you know that Jack and I have been happily hanging out with our new little son and that all is going great! Thank you for the tons of well wishes and good vibes- we wish them all right back at ya As you may have noticed, we're pretty private so we won't be posting any pictures or updates about him….but we can report that he's super CUTE!!!
    Lots of love, mama regi & papa jack (and lil dude too :))."

    "Mama Regi" announced her pregnancy in January and skipped out on the Grammys later that month too. We totally understand that Regina wants to keep pictures

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  • Play These Cute April Fools’ Day Jokes on Your Toddler Today

    By: Ivy Jacobson for TheBump.com

    Photo: Shutterstock/The Bump

    Since April Fools' Day is today, there's no time like the present to get your toddler's sense of humor running with a few of these cute and innocent jokes.

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    Biggest toddler challenges -- solved!

    When they start to get the idea, just wait for the old "there's an elephant in the kitchen" line a few years from now and then it'll be your turn to act shocked.

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    1. Replace your toddler's socks and underwear drawer with adult socks and underwear.

    2. If bath time can be a struggle at your house, make it fun by filling the tub with blocks, dolls or soft sports balls instead of water.

    3. For some reason, there's nothing more fun than being told to put your pajamas on backwards (even as an adult).

    4. Put a few drops of food coloring in your toddler's milk and act like drinking green milk is no big deal.

    5. Breakfast for dinner is a delicious surprise - and

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  • By: Ivy Jacobson for TheBump.com

    Photo: Jason Bell / Camera Press

    Unsurprisingly, Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince George and Lupo's new family photo is gorgeous - there's just no other way to put it.

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    Royal photographer Jason Bell, check. Kate's dainty white $660 Temperley London blouse, check. Immaculate shabby-chic - yet slightly edgy - exposed brick window setting, check, check and check. Not to mention George's adorable love-struck gaze at Lupo.

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    Gorgeousness aside, here's what we really want to know about the picture.

    1.Will George's personalized sweater become more of a fashion phenomenon than Kate's nude L.K. Bennett heels? His blue cashmere sweater from Scottish brand Johnstons of Elgin was reportedly a gift from Prince Charles, according to Us Weekly. We also wonder how long George wore the sweater for that day before he spit up on it, as babies tend to do.

    2.Will

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  • A Working Mom Reacts to Gwyneth Paltrow’s Latest Outrageous Comments

    By: Ivy Jacobson for TheBump.com

    Photo: Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic

    What hasn't Gwyneth Paltrow come under fire for? The Oscar-winning actress has been criticized for her polarizing comments regarding her diet, her children's diet, relationships, lifestyle and money for years, but hasn't particularly said anything about being a working mother - until now.

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    In an interview with E!, Gwyneth pretty much said that being a working mother on the set of a movie is more challenging than being a working mother with an office job.
    "I think it's different when you have an office job, because it's routine and, you know, you can do all the stuff in the morning and then you come home in the evening," she said. "When you're shooting a movie, they're like, 'We need you to go to Wisconsin for two weeks,' and then you work 14 hours a day and that part of it is very difficult. I think to have a regular job and be a mom is not as, of course there are challenges, but it'sRead More »from A Working Mom Reacts to Gwyneth Paltrow’s Latest Outrageous Comments
  • Secrets of Stay-at-Home Moms

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    By Elena Donovan Mauer for TheBump.com

    No, we're not talking about gossipy storylines you'd see on old episodes of Desperate Housewives. We're talking about the know-how they have for staying organized, keeping connected and just plain staying sane.

    Go with the flow in the beginning

    You might consider yourself type-A, but when you're home with a brand-new baby, give up everything you knew about structure and control. "When you have a newborn, there's no organizing your day. You sleep, feed, cuddle, change and repeat," says maggiesmom. For some women, that means a lot of letting go -- it's tricky at first but just remind yourself that this is temporary.

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    "I used to get bored when my daughter slept to the point that I'd go in and wake her up from her nap just so I would have something to do and I missed her," says TrishTex42. Don't do that! Instead, just take the day minute by minute -- enjoy a little nap of your own or call a

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  • Mom’s Honest Breastfeeding Pic Goes Viral and is Met with Harsh Criticism

    By: Ivy Jacobson for TheBump.com

    Photo: Sky Boucher

    Breastfeeding is not only one of the hardest things a new mom can do, it's also one of the most beautiful - but not in a necessarily traditional glamorous way.

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    Arizona mom of twins, Sky Boucher, proved that point by posting an unapologetic photo on Facebook that's created a stir of controversy and has gone viral. Sky is tandem breastfeeding her daughter, Eloise, and her son, Milo, with stretch marks visible on her belly, and posted an important message along with the picture.

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    "Art isn't always about whats aesthetically pleasing. Sometimes you need to show people reality. This is real sh*t. This is what life is after partying and being a wild thin teen and reading bullsh*t books about werewolves. It isn't clear skin and skinny bodies and free time forever.

    Its stretch marks, wrinkles, sh*tty baby diapers and laying in weird ass

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