According to the World Health Organization, about 15 million babies are born prematurely every year. Some can weigh anywhere from 1 to 5 pounds so finding a diaper that will fit their tiny frame is hard. Stepping in to fill that need in North America is diaper maker Huggies, which has created the world's smallest diaper called the Little Snugglers Nano Preemie Diapers. "These diapers are made explicitly for babies weighing less than two pounds (900 grams), and specially designed to protect the delicate skin of premature babies, while promoting healthy growth and development," according to the company's press release. Huggies says it worked closely with Neonatal Intensive Care Units' (NICU) nurses and neonatal therapists to help design the diaper line.
The brand says each and every diaper goes through a rigorous inspection process, which includes a 40-point hand inspection, and are “individually folded and hand-packed with care for these vulnerable babies.”
Nine hospital NICUs had tested the diaper. "In our experience, we found Huggies Little Snugglers Nano Preemie Diapers conformed to the baby's bottom without gapping or limiting leg movement. The thinner fasteners and less material at the waist provided a good fit for baby while still protecting their fragile skin," says Anjanette Lee, MS, CCC/SLP, NTMTC, an infant development specialist at Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital in Houston, Texas. The preemie diapers will be primarily distributed to hospital NICUs in the U.S. (babble.com)
George Clooney is going to be a dad!
The 55-year-old actor his wife, Amal Alamuddin, 39, a human rights lawyer, are growing their family by two! According to news reports, Amal is pregnant with twins, and the couple "has let everyone in both families know quietly." No further details have been available, such as how far along the pregnancy is or the sex of the babies. Pregnancy rumors have followed the couple since they tied the knot in Venice, Italy in 2014. George's rep has not released a statement, but his friend, actor Matt Damon, already shared how the soon-to-be dad broke the baby news to him. "I was working with him last fall, and he pulled me aside on set, and I mean, I almost started crying. I was so happy for him," Matt told Entertainment Tonight Canada. Amal was eight weeks at that time, he added. The twins will be the couple's first children. Congratulations! (people.com)
Regine Angeles pregnant with first child
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The Kapamilya actress took to Instagram to announce her pregnancy news. "Paps, nung sinabi ko naman na anakan mo na ako nung birthday mo, di ko naman akalain na agad. Nagbibiro lang ako, 'di ako prepared!" Regine wrote as caption her Instagram photo. "Yes, it was unplanned, but it is God's plan. Thank you, Lord, for this wonderful blessing," she added. Regine also shared an ultrasound photo of their six-week-old baby in her tummy. Her posts also used the hashtag #babyvanella, while husband, Van Victor Leano, ABS-CBN's Be Bench/The Model Search winner, used #vanella2017. The two got married in January 2016, at Iglesia ni Cristo-Lokal ng Capitol in Quezon City. Congratulations! (pep.ph)
Kids will love Marian Rivera's upcoming primetime series
In an interview with GMA's Lhar Santiago, the Kapuso Primetime Queen offered scant details what her upcoming show will be. But she does say that kids will like it, making us wonder whether it may be a fantaserye? "Sobrang happy ako sa show na ibibigay nila sa akin. For sure, na-miss ng mga tao na gawin ko yung ganoong tema. Tiyak ko na magugustuhan ng mga chikiting," said Marian, who adds she will start taping for the new show after husband Dingdong Dantes wraps up Alyas Robinhood. "Hindi kasi pwedeng parehas kaming wala kay Zia, kawawa naman yung anak ko," the career mom added.
In a separate interview with Pep.ph, Dingdong said he and Marian make it a priority to see their daughter grow up. "Totoo yung sinasabi na huwag mong pakawalan yung nandoon ka. So, dapat, ma-witness mo lahat ng development," he said. As for the upcoming Valentine's Day, Marian and Dingdong initially had special plans, but they canceled them due to the latter's work commitments. "Okay, lang… At least ngayon, dalawa na kaming date nya," Marian said. (pep.ph)
Jollibee conquers the hearts of Pinoys Clearly, the Internet cannot resist the #hugot theme. The proof is Jollibee's 'Kwentong Jollibee Valentine Series.' After releasing Vows by Ianco Dela Cruz yesterday, February 9, the video uploaded on Facebook already has 8.2 million views (plus more than 94,000 views on the company's YouTube channel), almost 400,000 reactions and more than 143,000 comments -- most of them couldn't believe how hard the story struck them.
Another video released was Crush by Joel Ruiz. It has already been viewed 6.2 million times on Facebook (plus more than 46,000 views on YouTube) and has gotten more than 411,000 reactions and more than 79,000 comments.
In case you are one of the few people who has not watched these videos, see them below. We won't say anything more because it will ruin the experience. Just have tissues ready. Brace yourselves, though; the third installment entitled Date is rumored to be released tomorrow. Now don't miss this one.
[UPDATE, as of February 10, 5:45 p.m.] Well, the third installment is up. And, moms, this one is for us! See below.