The Biggest Parenting Trends of 2013: A 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Baby Boom, Thinner Kids, Archery, M&M Cakes and More!

We talked to the experts to find out what's next in parenting for 2013 (20 Photos)

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The Biggest Parenting Trends of 2013: A 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Baby Boom, Thinner Kids, Archery, M&M Cakes and More!

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The Biggest Parenting Trends of 2013

From a 'Fifty Shades of Grey' baby boom (yes, it's for real) and thinner children to neon baby gear and archery for kids, we talked to marriage and parenting experts to find out what's going to be huge in 2013.

Reporting by Lesley Kennedy, Amy Leibrock, Jenna McCarthy, Julie Seguss, Raven Snook, Bonnie Vengrow and Kate Winick.


A 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Baby Boom
Over 50 million copies (and, we imagine, a lot of ruined gray neckties later), all the hot sex sparked by the book Fifty Shades of Grey is going to lead to one thing in 2013: More babies. "Fifty Shades of Grey helped women to get into the mood for sex and feel desire this year," says sex and relationships expert Ian Kerner. And that, says Kerner, is going to lead to more pregnancies in the year to come. Just think twice before naming your baby Christian, Anastasia or Grey.

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