1. Cristine Reyes’ baby now home after NICU confinement
After giving birth prematurely on February 8, actress Cristine Reyes had to leave her baby girl Amarah in the hospital to receive critical care and assistance. However, after 10 days in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), Amarah is now home with her mom. Cristine posted a photo of her smiling baby with the caption, "She really is a fighter. One day oxygen support, six days in nicu and four days in the nursery. Thank you mommies and preemie moms for the prayers.” (abs-cbnnews.com)
2. Burger King drops soda in their kid menu offerings Following a similar move of big fast-food chains McDonald's and Wendy’s earlier this year, Burger King in the U.S. said bye-bye to sodas in their kids’ meals as well, replacing them with fat-free milk, low-fat chocolate milk, and apple juice. Fast-food chains have stopped marketing sodas to kids because of pressure from consumer advocacy groups working to end childhood obesity. (huffingtonpost.com)
3. New parenting-themed photo: #Smelfies
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Diaper-changing dads are now taking over Twitterverse with the hashtag #Smelfies—smelly diaper and selfie conjoined. It first started when Australian comedian and dad Adam Hills tweeted a photo of himself changing a diaper: “Real men change nappies #smelfie.” Dads all over the world followed suit. Adam is also now retweeting #smelfies to encourage more dads to change nappies. (huffingtonpost.com)
4. Mom gives birth in just two minutes! Mom Mary Gordens gave birth to her fifth child in just two minutes —- yes, you read that right. Mary says she didn’t even have time to even think about the painful contractions because she already needed to push the baby out. Her baby boy, Brody, now five weeks old, was born at home, weighing a full eight pounds. It's not the first for her, though: her fourth child, daughter Mila, now 2, was born in just 10 minutes! (yahoo.com)
5. Ashton Kutcher wants diaper-changing stations in men’s rooms The actor and new-dad to daughter Wyatt (with possible wife Mila Kunis) realized that men’s rooms need diaper-changing tables, too. He took to Twitter to encourage establishments to have diaper-changing stations not just in the women’s rooms but also in men’s rooms. He wrote: “There are NEVER diaper changing stations in men’s public restrooms. The first public men’s room that I go into that has one gets a free shout out on my FB page! #BeTheChange.” (popsugar.com)
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