1. Marian Rivera gives a sneak peek of Baby Letizia's nursery
As her due date nears, #ProudMomToBe Marian Rivera cannot contain the excitement of waiting for the arrival of her little girl. Aside from taking breastfeeding and lactation sessions and Lamaze classes, she's also busy prepping Baby Letizia's nursery room. She recently posted on Instagram a photo of the room, where husband actor-producer Dingdong Dantes is seen putting up decals on the walls. She captioned it: " Actor, Director, Producer, NYC Commissioner, YesPinoy's Founding Chairman, A loving Husband, at Interior designer pa! Haaay Kakain-LOVE ka lalo..." (gmanetwork.com)
2. Zooey Deschanel reveals baby girl's name Three months after giving birth, the "New Girl" actress has finally revealed the name of her baby girl. Zooey Deschanel and husband Jacob Pechenik chose the name Elsie Otter. Yes, Otter like the sea animal. "“We just really liked the name Elsie and then we both love otters — they’re very sweet and they’re also smart. They use tools … they hold hands while they sleep, there’s so many amazing things about otters. They’re wonderful animals,” she said in an interview on Today. They have not debuted a photo of Elsie, and we can't wait to see her already. (people.com)
3. Breastfeeding does not improve IQ, says new study New research from Goldsmiths, University of London suggests that breastfeeding doe not improve a child's intelligence. The study looked at 11,000 British two-year-olds and found no reliable association between breastfeeding and higher IQ rate or improvements in intelligence as kids grow up. However, reseachers stressed that breastfeeding still has other benefits such as helping build a little one's immune system. Intelligence, however, is developed by a combination of long-term factors, and breastfeeding may not be one of those. (telegraph.co.uk)
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4. AAP: Absolutely no alcohol whatsoever for preggos Doctors have decided that absolutely no amount of alcohol is safe for pregnant women. This decision comes after a slew of conflicting reports suggest that a bit of alcohol may be negligible to a pregnant woman and her baby's health. The American Academy of Pediatrics says that the only guarantee of having no effects from alcohol is no prenatal alcohol exposure at all. It says alcohol has subtle yet important lasting effects on the academic performance, attention, behavior, cognition, memory, language skills, and visual and motor development of the child. (yahoo.com)
5. Is this the world's most compact stroller?
Yes, the GB Pockit Stroller is officially the Guinness Book of World Records' most compact stroller. It weighs only nine pounds and can be folded so small that it'd fit the overhead bin of an airplane. The stroller, which an be used by children starting from six months of age and up to a weight of 55 pounds, is also so easy to fold and unfold. The new compact stroller will be out next year. (popsugar.com)