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These celebrity kids have the cutest Halloween costumes 🎃

A-listers are known for their elaborate, jaw-dropping Halloween costumes, but it's their mini-me's outfits we look forward to the most.


Here is what celebrity babies and kids are wearing on the spookiest day of the year!

Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel with son Silas as Lego heroes 

If you thought super hero costumes were cool, you've never seen this. The Timberlake-Biel household won Halloween 2018 in their looks from the Lego Batman Movie. It's probably hard to sit down, but who needs to sit when you're trick-or-treating anyway?

Ayesha Curry and baby Canon channeling Snow White 

Ayesha Curry's bob is so perfect for this costume, and baby Canon is such a cutie, who needs the other six dwarfs?

Mustard Mindy Kaling and her baby lion, Katherine 

Nothing goes together like mustard and...a baby lion? Kaling and daughter Katherine didn't exactly have a theme going on, but with mom as a condiment and Katherine as the king of the beasts these two sure were cute.

Lauren Conrad and son Liam are reacting The Birds 

Liam is a little young to watch Alfred Hitchcock's 1963 classic, but he's absolutely adorable in this modern reenactment.

Kylie Jenner and Stormi as a stormy weather

Jenner didn't have to look for to find the inspiration for this epic look. This visual pun is too perfect.

Khloe Kardashian and True are unicorns (and a bonus panda) 

Khloe Kardashian's daughter True had more costumes for her first Halloween than her mama could fit it one pic. Scroll through Khloe's slideshow to see True transform from a baby unicorn to the sweetest little panda bear! 🐼

Jillian Harris and her whole family (even the dog) 

Jillian Harris went down a rabbit hole this Halloween, dressing everyone in the fam (from baby Annie to her pooch Nacho Cilantro) in matching Alice in Wonderland costumes. We can't see her partner Justin Passuto's face in this shot, but we're sure he loves the look!

Todd Talbot 

Not to be outdone, Harris' Love it or List It, Too co-host, Todd Talbot, went all out with his kiddos. They picked The Greatest Showman as their family theme (suggesting Todd's kids and Pink's daughter share a favourite movies).

Busy Philips' daughter Birdie 

Last year little Birdie went (hilariously) as her mom (see below), and this year she's rocking the '80's aesthetic. Very realistic, Birdie!

And let's not forget the celeb throwbacks from Halloweens past!

Busy Philips daughter Birdie as Busy in 2017 

Like we said, amazing.

Chrissy Teigen's daughter Luna in 2016

Have you ever seen a cuter hot dog?

Lauren Conrad and baby Liam in 2017 

In 2017 Conrad's son, Liam James, got all decked out as an adorable lamb for his first trip to the pumpkin patch. He's as sweet as a lamb as he is as a bird!

Kourtney Kardashian and her kids in 2015 

Keeping Up With the Kardashians star Kourtney Kardashian and her three kiddos—Mason, Penelope, and Reign—made an adorable crew of superheroes a few years ago.⚡️

North West and Penelope Disick as skunks in 2014 

The year before, Kardashian's daughter Penelope and niece North were the most adorable skunks together.

Beyoncé and Blue in 2014 

Beyoncé was Toni Braxton this year, but one of our all-time favorites was the year she and Blue Ivy dressed up as Janet Jackson and the late King of Pop, Michael Jackson.

Jillian Harris' son in 2017 

Jillian Harris is on a legit roll with Leo's amazing costumes. In 2017 he went as a wild thing from Where the Wild Things Are and his look was everything!

Alyssa Milano and daughter Elizabella in 2017 

Actress Alyssa Milano and her daughter Elizabella were #twinning as Daisy Duck.

Reese Witherspoon and her daughter Ava twinning in 2007 

Speaking of twins...Reese Witherspoon's daughter Ava is basically her mini-me so their look for Halloween 2007 was perfection.

Jessica Alba, her husband Cash and daughter Honor in 2012 

Honor is so much bigger now, but back in 2012 Alba's family looked amazing as The Incredibles! (And mama looked great in that bob!)

Hilary Duff and son Luca in 2017 

Luca and Younger actress Hilary Duff got into the Halloween spirit by dressing up as a LEGO and bunny, respectively.

​Neil Patrick Harris and his family in 2017 (and every year, honestly) 

Neil Patrick Harris' family pulls out all the stops for Halloween and last year's getup was no exception—he and his children (Harper Grace and Gideon Scott) dressed up as macabre circus performers.

Nicole Richie's son lost his head in 2017 

For a PG-13 costume that's perfect for teens, check out Nicole Richie's son Sparrow's Headless Horseman costume.

Jimmy Fallon's daughter Winnie in 2014 

Jimmy Fallon's daughter Winnie went as ramen for Halloween back in 2014. Her look was epic (and homemade!)

[Originally published October 31, 2017. Updated for 2018]

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The bottle warmer has long been a point of contention for new mamas. Hotly debated as a must-have or superfluous baby registry choice, standard models generally leave new moms underwhelmed at best.

It was time for something better.

Meet the Algoflame Milk Warmer, a digital warming wand that heats beverages to the perfect temperature―at home and on the go. And like any modern mama's best friend, the Algoflame solves a number of problems you might not have even known you needed solved.

As with so many genius gadgets, this one is designed by two parents who saw a serious need. It's currently a Kickstarter raising money for production next year, but here are 10 unexpected ways this brilliant device lends a hand―and reasons why you should consider supporting its launch.

1. It's portable.

Every seasoned mama knows that mealtime can happen anywhere. And since you're unlikely to carry a clunky traditional milk warmer in your diaper bag, the Algoflame is your answer. The super-light design goes anywhere without weighing down your diaper bag.

2. It's battery operated.

No outlets necessary. Simply charge the built-in battery before heading out, and you're ready for whatever (and wherever) your schedule takes you. (Plus, when you contribute to the Kickstarter you can request an additional backup battery for those days when your errands take all.day.long.)

3. It's compact.

Even at home, traditional bottle warmers can be an eyesore on the countertop. Skip the bulky model for Algoflame's streamlined design. The warmer is about nine inches long and one inch wide, which means you can tuck it in a drawer out of sight when not in use.

4. It's waterproof.

No one likes taking apart bottle warmers to clean all the pieces. Algoflame's waterproof casing can be easily and quickly cleaned with dish soap and water―and then dried just as quickly so you're ready to use it again.

5. It has precise temperature control.

Your wrist is not a thermometer―why are you still using it to test your baby's milk temperature? Algoflame lets you control heating to the optimal temperature for breastmilk or formula to ensure your baby's food is safe.

6. It's fool-proof.

The LED display helps you know when the milk is ready, even in those bleary-eyed early morning hours. When the right temperature is reached, the wand's display glows green. Too hot, and it turns red (with a range of colors in between to help you determine how hot the liquid is). Now that's something even sleep-deprived parents can handle.

7. It's adaptable.

Sized to fit most bottles and cups on the market, you never have to worry about whether or not your bottles will fit into your warmer again.

8. It's multipurpose.

If you're a mom, chances are your cup of coffee is cold somewhere right now. The Algoflame has you covered, mama! Simply pop the wand into your mug to reheat your own beverage no matter where you are.

9. You can operate it with one hand.

From getting the milk warmer out to heating your baby's beverage, the entire wand is easy to activate with one hand―because you know you're holding a fussing baby in the other!

10. It's safe.

Besides being made from materials that comply with the FDA food contact safety standard, Algoflame boasts a double safety system thanks to its specially designed storage case. When put away in the case, the built-in magnetic safe lock turns the milk warmer to power-off protection mode so it won't activate accidentally. Additionally, the warmer's "idle-free design" prevents the heater from being accidentally activated out of the case.

To get involved and help bring the Algoflame Milk Warmer to new mamas everywhere, support the brand's Kickstarter campaign here.

This article is sponsored by Algoflame Milk Warmer. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Motherly and mamas.

There are so many firsts we get to experience with our baby in those precious 24 hours after birth, but experts suggest that a first bath should not be one of them as waiting could help mama and baby with breastfeeding.

This week a study published in the Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic & Neonatal Nursing links delaying newborn baths with increased in-hospital exclusive breastfeeding rates.

The study's lead author, Heather Condo DiCioccio, is a nursing professional development specialist for the Mother/Baby Unit at Cleveland Clinic Hillcrest Hospital in Mayfield Heights, Ohio. She told TODAY her research was promoted by patients, who have increasingly been asking staff to hold off that first bath in recent years.

Part of this is likely due to the World Health Organization's stance on newborn bathing. The WHO recommends babies should not get a bath for 24 hours, but the recommendations don't really explain why the organization suggests this.

DiCioccio's study involved almost 1000 mama-baby pairs. Around half of the babies were bathed within 2 hours of birth, as per the hospital's previous policy. The rest saw the first bath delayed for at least 12 hours. The researchers found a link between delaying a bath and exclusive breastfeeding, but they could not precisely answer why. DiCioccio thinks it might have something to do with baby's sense of smell.

"They've been swimming in the amniotic fluid for 38, 39, 40 weeks of their life and the mother's breast puts out a similar smell as that amniotic fluid," she told TODAY. "So the thought is maybe the two smells help that baby actually latch. It makes it easier for the baby to find something comfortable and normal and that they like."

For DiCioccio, anything that can help mamas with breastfeeding is a welcome intervention, but the nursing link is not the only benefit to delayed bathing. She notes that keeping the vernix (that white stuff) on the baby for longer allows the baby to benefit from its antimicrobial properties and can help with lung development.

However, sometimes babies do need a bath soon after birth. When mothers are dealing with health issues that can see babies exposed to blood-borne pathogens (like HIV, active herpes lesions or hepatitis B or C), a bath sooner after birth is still best, DiCioccio explained to TODAY.

Even when blood-borne pathogens are not a concern, cultural preferences might be. Not every parent wants to delay baby's first bath, and that's okay—during DiCioccio's study the wishes of parents who wanted their baby bathed shortly after birth were respected—but it's good to have all the knowledge we can get when it comes to postnatal best practices.

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Ayesha Curry has three kids, a husband with a super busy career and a super busy career herself. It would be so easy for her priority list to be: 1) kids, 2) career, then 3) Steph—but the TV host, chef, Honest Company ambassador and entrepreneurial #bossbabe says her partner still has the number one spot, even after all these years.

Speaking to HelloGiggles, Curry explains that she and her Golden State Warrior husband have seen how partners prioritizing each other can benefit a family as a whole. That's why she and Stef don't prioritize the kids above each other.

"Both of our parents are still married and have been married for 30-plus years, and the one thing that they both shared with us—some through learning it the hard way, some through just making sure that they do it—is just making sure that we put each other first, even before the kids, as tough as that sounds," she tells HelloGiggles.

For the Currys, that means making time in those very busy schedules for date nights where they don't have to be mom and dad, they can just connect as partners. Curry admits that it's not always easy to break her brain out of mama-mode and prioritize something other than time with her kids, but she recognizes that when she and Stef put each other first, the kids benefit.

"That's been very important, as hard as it is. Because when you become a parent, you want to put your kids first, and we do, but we do it second to our relationship. Because ultimately, when our relationship is good, the kids are happy and they're thriving and our family life is good. We have to put that into perspective and realize that it's not us being selfish, it's making sure we set a strong foundation."



Experts back Curry up

Family therapist Raffi Bilek, director of the Baltimore Therapy Center, tells Fatherly that while putting each other first may seem counterintuitive to parents, it's important. "I think that the question of when to prioritize your partner over your kid is best answered with 'always,'" Bilek says.

David Code is a therapist and the author of To Raise Happy Kids, Put Your Marriage First. He wants parents to lean on each other more because when we don't our kids can end up shouldering some of our emotional needs, and that's not fair. It's also not fair for parents to put their relationship and themselves last every time. He believes the "greatest gift you can give your children is to have a fulfilling marriage yourself."

According to Code, "families centered on children create anxious, exhausted parents and demanding, entitled children. We parents today are too quick to sacrifice our lives and our marriages for our kids. Most of us have created child-centered families, where our children hold priority over our time, energy and attention."

Therapists like Code and Bilek are calling on parents to put their partners first, and stop buying into the myth that we don't have time for our spouses.

If the Currys can find time for each other in their crazy schedules, so too can the rest of us.

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Jessica Simpson celebrated her baby shower this weekend (after getting a cupping treatment for her very swollen pregnancy feet) and her theme and IG captions have fans thinking this was not just a shower, but a baby name announcement as well.

Simpson (who is expecting her third child with former NFL player Eric Johnson) captioned two photos of her shower as "💚 Birdie's Nest 💚". The photographs show Simpson and her family standing under a neon sign spelling out the same thing.

While Simpson didn't explicitly state that she was naming her child Birdie, the numerous references to the name in her shower photos and IG stories have the internet convinced that she's picking the same name Busy Philips chose for her now 10-year-old daughter.

The name Birdie isn't in the top 1000 baby names according to the Social Security Administration, but It has been seeing a resurgence in recent years, according to name nerds and trend watchers.

"Birdie feels like a sassy but sweet, down-to-earth yet unusual name," Pamela Redmond Satran of Nameberry told Town and Country back in 2017. "It's also just old enough to be right on time."

Simpson's older kids are called Maxwell and Ace, which both have a vintage feel, so if Birdie really is her choice, the three old-school names make a nice sibling set.

Whether Birdie is the official name or just a cute nickname Simpson is playing around with, we get the appeal and bet she can't wait for her little one to arrive (and her feet to go back to normal!)

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