*This* was the most popular baby name the year you were born

(And when your baby was born, too.)

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Baby-names are endlessly fascinating. Whether it's narrowing down your list as you decide what to name your sweet baby or learning the story behind your name, the topic of baby names quickly becomes a rabbit hole of curiosity.

Have you ever wondered about how popular your name was the year you were born? What about how popular your baby's name was the year they were born?

We checked in with the Social Security Administration and found out the most popular names for the last 50 years. Right now, 2020's most popular baby name list isn't out just yet, but in the meantime, you can check out this list of 2020 baby name predictions, and then hang tight to see if they were right!

Remember, trendy or unique, your baby's name will always be perfect—and yours is too!

Here are the 5 most popular baby names by year for boys and girls:


The most popular baby names in 2019

Girl:

  1. Olivia
  2. Emma
  3. Ava
  4. Sophia
  5. Isabella

Boy

  1. Liam
  2. Noah
  3. Oliver
  4. William
  5. Elijah

The most popular baby names in 2018

Girl:

  1. Emma
  2. Olivia
  3. Ava
  4. Isabella
  5. Sophia

Boy:

  1. Liam
  2. Noah
  3. William
  4. James
  5. Oliver

The most popular baby names in 2017

Girl:

  1. Emma
  2. Olivia
  3. Ava
  4. Isabella
  5. Sophia

Boy:

  1. Liam
  2. Noah
  3. William
  4. James
  5. Logan

The most popular baby names in 2016

Girl:

  1. Emma
  2. Olivia
  3. Ava
  4. Sophia
  5. Isabella

Boy:

  1. Noah
  2. Liam
  3. William
  4. Mason
  5. James

The most popular baby names in 2015

Girl:

  1. Emma
  2. Olivia
  3. Ava
  4. Sophia
  5. Isabella

Boy:

  1. Noah
  2. Liam
  3. Jacob
  4. Mason
  5. William

The most popular baby names in 2014

Girl:

  1. Emma
  2. Olivia
  3. Sophia
  4. Isabella
  5. Ava

Boy:

  1. Noah
  2. Liam
  3. Mason
  4. Jacob
  5. William

The most popular baby names in 2013

Girl:

  1. Sophia
  2. Emma
  3. Olivia
  4. Isabella
  5. Ava

Boy:

  1. Noah
  2. Jacob
  3. Liam
  4. Mason
  5. William

The most popular baby names in 2012

Girl:

  1. Sophia
  2. Emma
  3. Isabella
  4. Olivia
  5. Ava

Boy:

  1. Jacob
  2. Mason
  3. Ethan
  4. Noah
  5. William

The most popular baby names in 2011

Girl:

  1. Sophia
  2. Isabella
  3. Emma
  4. Olivia
  5. Ava

Boy:

  1. Jacob
  2. Mason
  3. William
  4. Jayden
  5. Noah

The most popular baby names in 2010

Girl:

  1. Isabella
  2. Sophia
  3. Emma
  4. Olivia
  5. Ava

Boy:

  1. Jacob
  2. Ethan
  3. Michael
  4. Jayden
  5. William

The most popular baby names in 2009

Girl:

  1. Isabella
  2. Emma
  3. Olivia
  4. Sophia
  5. Ava

Boy:

  1. Jacob
  2. Ethan
  3. Michael
  4. Alexander
  5. William

The most popular baby names in 2008

Girl:

  1. Emma
  2. Isabella
  3. Emily
  4. Olivia
  5. Ava

Boy:

  1. Jacob
  2. Michael
  3. Ethan
  4. Joshua
  5. Daniel

The most popular baby names in 2007

Girl:

  1. Emily
  2. Isabella
  3. Emma
  4. Ava
  5. Madison

Boy:

  1. Jacob
  2. Michael
  3. Ethan
  4. Joshua
  5. Daniel

The most popular baby names in 2006

Girl:

  1. Emily
  2. Emma
  3. Madison
  4. Isabella
  5. Ava

Boy:

  1. Jacob
  2. Michael
  3. Joshua
  4. Ethan
  5. Matthew

The most popular baby names in 2005

Girl:

  1. Emily
  2. Emma
  3. Madison
  4. Abigail
  5. Olivia

Boy:

  1. Jacob
  2. Michael
  3. Joshua
  4. Matthew
  5. Ethan

The most popular baby names in 2004

Girl:

  1. Emily
  2. Emma
  3. Madison
  4. Olivia
  5. Hannah

Boy:

  1. Jacob
  2. Michael
  3. Joshua
  4. Matthew
  5. Ethan

The most popular baby names in 2003

Girl:

  1. Emily
  2. Emma
  3. Madison
  4. Hannah
  5. Olivia

Boy:

  1. Jacob
  2. Michael
  3. Joshua
  4. Matthew
  5. Andrew

The most popular baby names in 2002

Girl:

  1. Emily
  2. Madison
  3. Hannah
  4. Emma
  5. Alexis

Boy:

  1. Jacob
  2. Michael
  3. Joshua
  4. Matthew
  5. Ethan

The most popular baby names in 2001

Girl:

  1. Emily
  2. Madison
  3. Hannah
  4. Ashley
  5. Alexis

Boy:

  1. Jacob
  2. Michael
  3. Matthew
  4. Joshua
  5. Christopher

The most popular baby names in 2000

Girl:

  1. Emily
  2. Hannah
  3. Madison
  4. Ashley
  5. Sarah

Boy:

  1. Jacob
  2. Michael
  3. Matthew
  4. Joshua
  5. Christopher

The most popular baby names in 1999

Girl:

  1. Emily
  2. Hannah
  3. Alexis
  4. Sarah
  5. Samantha

Boy:

  1. Jacob
  2. Michael
  3. Matthew
  4. Joshua
  5. Nicholas

The most popular baby names in 1998

Girl:

  1. Emily
  2. Hannah
  3. Samantha
  4. Sarah
  5. Ashley

Boy:

  1. Michael
  2. Jacob
  3. Matthew
  4. Joshua
  5. Christopher

The most popular baby names in 1997

Girl:

  1. Emily
  2. Jessica
  3. Ashley
  4. Sarah
  5. Hannah

Boy:

  1. Michael
  2. Jacob
  3. Matthew
  4. Christopher
  5. Joshua

The most popular baby names in 1996

Girl:

  1. Emily
  2. Jessica
  3. Ashley
  4. Sarah
  5. Samantha

Boy:

  1. Michael
  2. Matthew
  3. Jacob
  4. Christopher
  5. Joshua

The most popular baby names in 1995

Girl:

  1. Jessica
  2. Ashley
  3. Emily
  4. Samantha
  5. Sarah

Boy:

  1. Michael
  2. Matthew
  3. Christopher
  4. Jacob
  5. Joshua

The most popular baby names in 1994

Girl:

  1. Jessica
  2. Ashley
  3. Emily
  4. Samantha
  5. Sarah

Boy:

  1. Michael
  2. Christopher
  3. Matthew
  4. Joshua
  5. Tyler

The most popular baby names in 1993

Girl:

  1. Jessica
  2. Ashley
  3. Sarah
  4. Samantha
  5. Emily

Boy:

  1. Michael
  2. Christopher
  3. Matthew
  4. Joshua
  5. Tyler

The most popular baby names in 1992

Girl:

  1. Ashley
  2. Jessica
  3. Amanda
  4. Brittany
  5. Sarah

Boy:

  1. Michael
  2. Christopher
  3. Matthew
  4. Joshua
  5. Andrew

The most popular baby names in 1991

Girl:

  1. Ashley
  2. Jessica
  3. Brittany
  4. Amanda
  5. Samantha

Boy:

  1. Michael
  2. Christopher
  3. Matthew
  4. Joshua
  5. Andrew

The most popular baby names in 1990

Girl:

  1. Jessica
  2. Ashley
  3. Brittany
  4. Amanda
  5. Samantha

Boy:

  1. Michael
  2. Christopher
  3. Matthew
  4. Joshua
  5. Daniel

The most popular baby names in 1989

Girl:

  1. Jessica
  2. Ashley
  3. Brittany
  4. Amanda
  5. Sarah

Boy:

  1. Michael
  2. Christopher
  3. Matthew
  4. Joshua
  5. David

The most popular baby names in 1988

Girl:

  1. Jessica
  2. Ashley
  3. Amanda
  4. Sarah
  5. Jennifer

Boy:

  1. Michael
  2. Christopher
  3. Matthew
  4. Joshua
  5. Andrew

The most popular baby names in 1987

Girl:

  1. Jessica
  2. Ashley
  3. Amanda
  4. Jennifer
  5. Sarah

Boy:

  1. Michael
  2. Christopher
  3. Matthew
  4. Joshua
  5. David

The most popular baby names in 1986

Girl:

  1. Jessica
  2. Ashley
  3. Amanda
  4. Jennifer
  5. Sarah

Boy:

  1. Michael
  2. Christopher
  3. Matthew
  4. Joshua
  5. David

The most popular baby names in 1985

Girl:

  1. Jessica
  2. Ashley
  3. Jennifer
  4. Amanda
  5. Sarah

Boy:

  1. Michael
  2. Christopher
  3. Matthew
  4. Joshua
  5. Daniel

The most popular baby names in 1984

Girl:

  1. Jennifer
  2. Jessica
  3. Ashley
  4. Amanda
  5. Sarah

Boy:

  1. Michael
  2. Christopher
  3. Matthew
  4. Joshua
  5. David

The most popular baby names in 1983

Girl:

  1. Jennifer
  2. Jessica
  3. Amanda
  4. Ashley
  5. Sarah

Boy:

  1. Michael
  2. Christopher
  3. Matthew
  4. David
  5. Joshua

The most popular baby names in 1982

Girl:

  1. Jennifer
  2. Jessica
  3. Amanda
  4. Sarah
  5. Melissa

Boy:

  1. Michael
  2. Christopher
  3. Matthew
  4. Jason
  5. David

The most popular baby names in 1981

Girl:

  1. Jennifer
  2. Jessica
  3. Amanda
  4. Sarah
  5. Melissa

Boy:

  1. Michael
  2. Christopher
  3. Matthew
  4. Jason
  5. David

The most popular baby names in 1980

Girl:

  1. Jennifer
  2. Amanda
  3. Jessica
  4. Melissa
  5. Sarah

Boy:

  1. Michael
  2. Christopher
  3. Jason
  4. David
  5. James

The most popular baby names in 1979

Girl:

  1. Jennifer
  2. Melissa
  3. Amanda
  4. Jessica
  5. Amy

Boy:

  1. Michael
  2. Christopher
  3. Jason
  4. David
  5. James

The most popular baby names in 1978

Girl:

  1. Jennifer
  2. Melissa
  3. Jessica
  4. Amy
  5. Heather

Boy:

  1. Michael
  2. Jason
  3. Christopher
  4. David
  5. James

The most popular baby names in 1977

Girl:

  1. Jennifer
  2. Melissa
  3. Amy
  4. Jessica
  5. Heather

Boy:

  1. Michael
  2. Jason
  3. Christopher
  4. David
  5. James

The most popular baby names in 1976

Girl:

  1. Jennifer
  2. Amy
  3. Melissa
  4. Heather
  5. Angela

Boy:

  1. Michael
  2. Jason
  3. Christopher
  4. David
  5. James

The most popular baby names in 1975

Girl:

  1. Jennifer
  2. Amy
  3. Heather
  4. Melissa
  5. Angela

Boy:

  1. Michael
  2. Jason
  3. Christopher
  4. James
  5. David

The most popular baby names in 1974

Girl:

  1. Jennifer
  2. Amy
  3. Michelle
  4. Heather
  5. Angela

Boy:

  1. Michael
  2. Jason
  3. Christopher
  4. David
  5. James

The most popular baby names in 1973

Girl:

  1. Jennifer
  2. Amy
  3. Michelle
  4. Kimberly
  5. Lisa

Boy:

  1. Michael
  2. Christopher
  3. Jason
  4. James
  5. David

The most popular baby names in 1972

Girl:

  1. Jennifer
  2. Michelle
  3. Lisa
  4. Kimberly
  5. Amy

Boy:

  1. Michael
  2. Christopher
  3. James
  4. David
  5. John

The most popular baby names in 1971

Girl:

  1. Jennifer
  2. Michelle
  3. Lisa
  4. Amy
  5. Angela

Boy:

  1. Michael
  2. James
  3. David
  4. John
  5. Robert

The most popular baby names in 1970

Girl:

  1. Jennifer
  2. Lisa
  3. Kimberly
  4. Michelle
  5. Amy

Boy:

  1. Michael
  2. James
  3. David
  4. John
  5. Robert

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A big name deserve a big entrance. We love these gorgeous milestones blankets for their first photos and sharing their name with the world!

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Their oil is the only thing that stopped my belly from itching as it grew bigger.

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Let me start by saying I'm not a fan of moisturizing. I hate being wet and sticky and after applying product to my body, I have to stand around awkwardly until I'm fully air-dried—a practice that is not compatible with having three kids under the age of 3. However, as someone who has carried three children in her body, I also know how much your belly needs hydration as the baby grows.

This was especially true with my second pregnancy. My belly popped way sooner (a thing that happens with subsequent pregnancies) and on top of that, I was carrying twins, which meant I became super pregnant super fast. My belly was itching constantly from the skin stretching (I checked with my doctor to make sure I didn't have Cholestasis) and there was no scratching in the world that could ease my discomfort. My doula recommended the HATCH Mama belly oil and changed my life. The oil is nourishing—but more important to me, quick-drying—so I could apply it all over my planet-sized twin belly and get dressed immediately after without having my clothes ruined nor stuck to my body. Because of how much I loved the oil, I tested other products, and let me tell you, they're all equally amazing.

Curious about the HATCH Mama collection? All of their products are non-toxic and mama-safe, designed to help pregnant people overcome the challenges unique to pregnancy. As their website claims, "from stretch marks to thinning hair, to sleepless nights, we're helping you tackle every prenatal and postnatal beauty issue head-on so you can continue to feel like the best version of you." I'm here for all of this. For the entire Hatch Beauty collection click here.


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Not only does it help to minimize the appearance of stretch masks + scars during pregnancy + postpartum, but there is a little non-toxic wink (and that's to you, mama.)

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Nipple + lip ointment 

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Calming + soothing, this magic sauce is lanolin-free & made of tropical butters and super fruits. I'm not lying when I say you will not want to stop using this, even way after birth.

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A very rock and roll way to honor your bump. And non-toxic + plant-based at that!

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Motherly created the flexible online birth class moms need

The Motherly Birth Class is completely online, which means you can take the class at your own pace.

Taking a birth class is a pregnancy milestone. Whether you've been excited to take a birth class for a long time or have just recently decided that you wanted to take one, sitting down for that first lesson feels big—spoiler alert, this is really happening! But finding time for a birth class isn't as easy as it would seem.

We know new parents are busy (hello, understatement of the year). Between diaper changes, pediatrician appointments, healing from birth and the general adjustment to #newparentlife, the days can fill up quickly. But a lot of people are caught off guard by how busy pregnancy can be, too! That first trimester is so often full of symptoms—like nausea and fatigue—that can make previously easy or simple tasks exhausting. The second trimester begins and (usually) we start to feel better. But then our days get filled with planning out baby registries and deciding on questions like, "Where will this tiny new human sleep?" And before you know it, it's the third trimester—and, well, then you're in the home stretch. Plus there are so many appointments!

All this to say that we get how busy you are—and how hard that might make it to fit in a birth class.

And that's why we created The Motherly Birth Class. The Motherly Birth Class is completely online, which means you can take the class at your own pace.


Think you'll want to watch each lesson a few times over? Great!

Due date's next week and you need the option to take a birth class very quickly? No problem!

Like everything at Motherly, we designed this class with you in mind.

Taught by Certified Nurse-Midwife Diana Spalding (who also wrote "The Motherly Guide to Becoming Mama"), this class is broken into 12 lessons—and you get to control how and when you watch them. We'll teach you about what your (amazing) body is up to in labor, how to decide when it's time to head to the hospital or birth center (or when to call your home birth midwife), what your options are for coping with pain and so much more.

When you sign up for The Motherly Birth Class, you'll get access to a downloadable workbook and meditations. Plus, you'll be invited to join our supportive private online community (where you can chat with the class instructor!)

Oh, one more thing: Your insurance or flexible spending account might even able to able to cover the cost of this class.

Pregnancy is wonderful—but it's a lot. You deserve a birth class that works for you and empowers you to have your best birth. Because vaginal or Cesarean, unmedicated or medication, birth is incredible. And you are the star of it all.

You've got this.

Sign up for The Motherly Birth Class today!

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14 toys that will keep your kids entertained inside *and* outside

They transition seamlessly for indoor play.

Keeping kids entertained is a battle for all seasons. When it's warm and sunny, the options seem endless. Get them outside and get them moving. When it's cold or rainy, it gets a little tricker.

So with that in mind, we've rounded up some of the best toys for toddlers and kids that are not only built to last but will easily make the transition from outdoor to indoor play. Even better, many are Montessori-friendly and largely open-ended so your kids can get a ton of use out of them.

From sunny backyard afternoons to rainy mornings stuck inside, these indoor outdoor toys are sure to keep little ones engaged and entertained.


Secret Agent play set

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This set has everything your little secret agent needs to solve whatever case they might encounter: an ID badge, finger scanner, walkie-talkie handset, L-shaped scale and coloring comic (a printable file is also available for online download) along with a handy belt to carry it all along. Neighborhood watch? Watch out.

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Mini golf set

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Fore! This mini golf set is lawn and living room ready. Set up a backyard competition or incorporate into homeschooling brain breaks that shift focus and build concentration.

$40

Stepping Stones

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Kiddos can jump, stretch, climb and balance with these non-slip stepping stones. The 20-piece set can be arranged in countless configurations to create obstacle courses, games or whatever they can dream up.

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Wooden doll stroller

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Take their charges on a stroll around the block with this classic doll stroller. With the same versatility they're used to in their own ride, this heirloom quality carriage allows their doll or stuffy to face them or face the world.

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Sand play set

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Whether you're hitting the beach or the backyard sandbox, this adorable wooden sand set is ready for action. Each scoop has an embossed pattern that's perfect for sand stamping. They're also totally suitable for water play in the wild or the bathtub.

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Sensory play set

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Filled with sand or water, this compact-sized activity set keeps little ones busy, quiet and happy. (A mama's ideal trifecta 😉). It's big enough to satisfy their play needs but not so big it's going to flood your floors if you bring the fun inside on a rainy day.

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Vintage scooter balance bike

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Pedals are so 2010. Balance bikes are the way to go for learning to ride a bike while skipping the training wheels stage altogether. This impossibly cool retro scooter-style is built to cruise the neighborhood or open indoor space as they're learning.

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Foam pogo stick

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Designed for ages 3 and up, My First Flybar offers kiddos who are too young for a pogo stick a frustration-free way to get their jump on. The wide foam base and stretchy bungee cord "stick" is sturdy enough to withstand indoor and outdoor use and makes a super fun addition to driveway obstacle courses and backyard races. Full disclosure—it squeaks when they bounce, but don't let that be a deterrent. One clever reviewer noted that with a pair of needle-nose pliers, you can surgically remove that sucker without damaging the base.

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Dumptruck 

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Whether they're digging up sand in the backyard or picking up toys inside, kids can get as creative as they want picking up and moving things around. Even better? It's made from recycled plastic milk cartons.

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Hopper ball

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Burn off all that extra energy hippity hopping across the lawn or the living room! This hopper ball is one of the top rated versions on Amazon as it's thicker and more durable than most. It also comes with a hand pump to make inflation quick and easy.

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Pull-along ducks

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There's just something so fun about a classic pull-along toy and we love that they seamlessly transition between indoor and outdoor play. Crafted from solid cherry and beechwood, it's tough enough to endure outdoor spaces your toddler takes it on.

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Rocking chair seesaw

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This built-to-last rocking seesaw is a fun way to get the wiggles out in the grass or in the playroom. The sturdy design can support up to 77 pounds, so even older kiddos can get in on the action.

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Baby forest fox ride-on

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Toddlers will love zooming around on this fox ride-on, and it's a great transition toy into traditional balance bikes. If you take it for a driveway adventure, simply use a damp cloth to wipe down the wheels before bringing back inside.

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Meadow ring toss game

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Besides offering a fantastic opportunity to hone focus, coordination, determination and taking turns, lawn games are just plain fun. Set them up close together for the littles and spread them out when Mom and Dad get in on the action. With their low profile and rope rings, they're great for indoors as well.

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Mom relieves baby's gas like a pro in viral TikTok

"How was he not floating around like a balloon?!" asked one commenter.

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We all know the struggles of having a gassy baby. It can be rough—for baby and for you! Since babies don't actually come out of the womb knowing how to pass their own gas without a little assistance, there are so many different techniques and tips out there to help your baby feel more comfortable when they're a little...flatulent.

"Bicycle legs" is one common technique that can help get things moving for baby gas relief, and no one does it better than this mom on TikTok.

Her video has more than 10 million likes, and it's not hard to see why—it's mesmerizing, informative, and, of course, downright hilarious!


Her little baby has a wicked case of the toots and even mom cracks up by the end.

Someone give this mom, @kaseybuscemi TikTok, a gold medal, because she just placed first in the Farting Your Baby Olympics. No joke. When I first learned about the "bicycle legs" technique (after my baby spit the gripe water right back at me and, I kid you not, laughed in my face while making direct eye contact), I felt awkward and had no idea what kind of rhythm was required to effectively fart my own baby.

This mom? TOTAL PRO.

The comments on this video are as funny and entertaining as you'd expect them to be, too:

Never in my 30 years of living have I ever seen someone fart a baby. This is so cool.

TWIST IT! PULL IT! BOP IT!

*baby all grown up* "So what's a fun fact of yours?" "Oh 6 million people saw me fart."

How was he not floating around like a balloon??

Farting a baby is just as important as burping a baby!

As far as the importance of farting a baby goes, yes, in case you're wondering, it is important. Some gassiness in babies is totally normal—just like with adults. Regular farting and burping are a sign of good gastrointestinal health, according to Healthline. In addition to bicycle legs, changing the baby's position, gently massaging the baby or bouncing the baby a little bit can also help alleviate trapped gas.

Your baby could also be intaking a tad too much air from your nipple or the nipples of a bottle if they're extra gassy. If you're concerned about your own baby's gassiness, contact your pediatrician or healthcare provider for more information.

If you're looking to master the bicycle legs technique, though, look no further than this video right here!

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Coco Austin on breastfeeding her 5-year-old: 'Why take it away from her?'

Coco says breastfeeding her daughter is more about comfort than anything else, and she's totally unapologetic about it.

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Lots of moms continue breastfeeding their kids as they grow from babies to toddlers, and some continue doing it for longer than that. Coco Austin, wife of Ice-T and mom to 5-year-old Chanel, is one of those moms—and she's totally unapologetic about it.

In a new interview with Us Weekly, Austin says she still nurses Chanel in small spurts throughout the day and doesn't play on stopping anytime soon.


"Chanel still likes my boob. She's five years old," Austin said. "A lot of people are like, 'Oh, you're not getting the nutrition after 2 years old. Why do it?' And I'm like, My child's eating steak and hamburgers. She just likes a little snack every now and then and more of the bonding between the mother. Why take that away from her?"

She says breastfeeding is more of a nighttime comfort for little Chanel—as it is for many babies and toddlers, too. I know I nursed both of my own babies to sleep every night until they self-weaned.

"She loves on it and it's not like she's getting milk from it," Coco said, "but she's getting her little snack and it's kind of soothing her to sleep."

Coco also says that she'll stop breastfeeding on her daughter's timeline—when she's ready to be done, then they'll be done. "I don't want to deprive her of something she wants," she said, "just because society says you need to stop after two."

Chanel herself even spoke up about her love for breastfeeding during the interview, saying, "You know what? The boo boo makes me sleep."

Can't argue with that! Whatever works for you and your little one is all that ultimately matters.

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