Kapamilya actor Matt Evans and his wife Katrina Fariñas welcomed a new baby, a girl they named Harper Madison on January 21 at the St. Luke’s Medical Center in Quezon City. He took to Instagram to announce the arrival of the baby and post her very first photo. He captioned the photo: "Thank you, Lord. Safe & healthy ang mag ina ko. Meet my bunso, Harper Madison F. Evans." This is the second child for Matt and Katrina; they are already parents to daugther Hayley Marley. Matt is also dad to son, Hayden Tyler from a previous relationship. Congratulations! (pep.ph)
2. The Hunger Games star Jena Malone is pregnant!
Jena Malone, who will appear next in the movie Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, is going to be a mom for the first time. She announced it via Instagram with a photo of her cradling her baby bump that was taken by her boyfriend and soon-to-be dad Ethan DeLorenzo. “The shape your desires make out of you. The body you become to hold your dreams. It’s with two feet firmly on the ground and a heart swelling in an ocean of love that I’d like to share the new shape I am becoming to hold the greatest dream of them all. #babybump #newparents,” part of her caption read. Congratulations! (people.com)
3. Canada is adapting Finland's "baby boxes" The University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada, is conducting a study if new parents really benefit from baby boxes, or starter kits for parents with newborns. It's part of the Welcome to Parenthood program which has previously offered parent coaching and parenthood packages. Finland have been giving baby boxed to parents of newborns for free since the late 1930, and the Finnish parents love it. It contains basically everything you need to keep an infant alive, healthy, and happy: clothes, a towel, a quilt, diapers, bibs, a book, a toy. The kit even comes with a mattress, so the box itself can be used as the baby’s first crib. Researcher predict that it's not going to be just a huge help to parents but also for the kids as well. (upworthy.com)
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4. U.K. to open first "Early Miscarriage Center" Nonprofit orgTommy's will open the U.K.'s first and only early miscarriage center and specialist clinic, which in April 2016. It aims to help decrease by half baby loss by 2030. The new clinical research center has partnered with The University of Birmingham, The University of Warwick, and Imperial College London to improve research about miscarriages: why it happens, if it's likely to happen again, how to prevent it, and how to care for women who lost their baby. (huffingtonpost.co.uk)
5. Recall: Walt Disney Parks' infant onesies Walt Disney Parks and Resorts is recalling about 10,000 onesies. The onesies, with the Darth Vader and Disneyland 60th Anniversary designs, are being recalled because the snaps can detach and pose a choking hazard for the babies. These onesies were sold at Walt Disney World, Disneyland and the Treasure Ketch shops on three Disney cruise ships. (yahoo.com)