That iPad App Will Not Fry Your Baby's Brain If You Follow These Rules

The “NO SCREENS UNTIL 2” guideline issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics in 2011 has practically inscribed itself onto the foreheads of new parents. Now, the AAP says its position has “evolved,” and released a more nuanced set of guidelines when it comes to babies and screen-based media. »10/26/15 8:30pm10/26/15 8:30pm

Babies Can Tell the Difference Between FaceTime Grandma and YouTube Elmo

It’s a dilemma for parents in the digital age: We know we’re not supposed to prop our four-month-olds in front of an iPad and let them watch Dora until their eyes bleed. But technology has made the rules of screens complicated—what if Gramps and Gran want to FaceTime? Turns out babies are smart enough to know the… »9/14/15 8:13pm9/14/15 8:13pm

Clever Backpack Stroller Is Always at the Ready, Never in the Way

Unless you’ve opted for an antique carriage dating back to the 1920s, most modern strollers are able to collapse small enough to squeeze into a car’s trunk. But the lightweight OmniO Rider actually folds small enough to be worn as a comfortable backpack, giving you an emergency means to transport a tired toddler… »4/01/15 9:20am4/01/15 9:20am

A Beer Bottle For Babies Helps Kids Unwind After a Long Day At the Park

If you thought pushing papers at the office all day was stressful, just imagine what your baby has to deal with. The average playground is a full-on obstacle course to an infant, with dogs to dodge, quicksand to avoid, and slides that seem a mile long. So when you kick back with a cold relaxing brew at the end of the… »2/24/15 1:29pm2/24/15 1:29pm

This Cradle Lets You Remotely Rock Your Baby To Sleep From Your Phone

If you've got a baby on the way and are worried that parenting might be a little overwhelming, don't worry, there's now an app for that. Fisher-Price's new 4-in-1 Smart Connect Cradle 'n Swing can be remotely operated from a smartphone or tablet using a free accompanying app, so you don't need to be anywhere near a… »2/19/15 11:20am2/19/15 11:20am

How An App Helped Me (And 20,000 Other Women) Get Pregnant

Last summer I sat in the bathroom of an Irish pub, trying desperately to solve a math equation. I had abandoned my friends at the bar, where I’d been pretending to drink an IPA, to tend to this pressing arithmetic in private. If I solved correctly for ‘x,’ the answer would provide me with some crucial… »8/28/14 12:00pm8/28/14 12:00pm

Here's How One Optimistic Parent From 1989 Imagined 2014

Is it cruel to have children when the world is so terrible? That's not a new question. And when a newspaper columnist in Michigan asked it in 1989, he came down on the side of no. The world of the future — the world of 2014, to be exact — was going to be just wonderful enough that having kids was a great idea. Was he… »6/22/14 11:02am6/22/14 11:02am

Science explains why babies are so darn cute

What makes adult sized humans go gaga and coo coo and ooh ooh when they see a little baby? Their adorable cuteness! But are babies really that cute to make people forget how to speak? They are! And it's scientifically proven. ASAP Science says we love round faces, big eyes, protruding cheeks, big forehead and a round… »4/16/14 11:27pm4/16/14 11:27pm

Adorable kid freaks out when he sees Superman fly for the first time

Here's something that'll make you feel good on a day you wish was still the weekend: a 16-month old kid watches Superman take his first flight in Man of Steel and adorably (and appropriately) cheers him on. It's just pure happiness. You can see the wonder in his eyes, the excitement in his clap and the mirroring joy… »2/10/14 7:28pm2/10/14 7:28pm