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New! Photos of Israel David Dillard

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

Since Jill Duggar Dillard gave birth to baby Israel David last week, there have been a lot of coos over the baby’s cute factor.

The Duggars and Dillards have been generous in posting photos of #babydilly on Facebook and Instagram, and now Jill and Derick have revealed even more sweet and intimate photos on their website, dillardfamily.com.

As Derick shared on Instagram, “It’s so surreal to think we have a son! I love him so much! #babydilly #israeldaviddillard”

Check out three photos of Israel David basking in the spotlight below.

 

Israel David Dillard

Israel David Dillard

Israel David Dillard

Plus, rewatch the baby birth announcement video from the Dillards below.

Related: More Adorable Celebrity Baby Reveals

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Sherry Huang is a Features Editor for Parents.com. She loves collecting children’s picture books and has an undeniable love for cookies of all kinds. Her spirit animal would be Beyoncé Pad Thai. Follow her on Twitter @sherendipitea.

Photos of Israel David originally featured on dillardfamily.com

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Super Silly (and Cute) Photos of Underwater Babies

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

Underwater Babies Seth Casteel book coverA year ago, New York Times photographer Seth Casteel visited 18 swimming schools in 10 different states, and took photos of 750 babies learning to swim underwater.

Casteel had already published two adorable water-related photo books called Underwater Dogs and Underwater Puppies, and while working on those books, he learned a shocking fact: accidental drowning was the number one cause of death in the U.S. for kids under 5 years old.

The inspiration for his next book, Underwater Babies, struck. As he explained in his intro, he set out “to create a joyful, whimsical series of images of babies swimming to generate awareness about water safety for children.” After capturing photos of babies during their swim lessons, some who were dropped directly into the water as part of a “self-rescue” techique created by Harvey Barnett in 1966, Casteel chose 67 photos for his book.

Related: 6 Swim-Safety Tips All Parents Should Know

What’s amazing about the photos is that they all capture an unbelievably wide range of genuine, off-the-cuff, and hilarious expressions and poses made by babies underwater. The babies themselves range from ages 4 to 17 months, and some of them also stand out in colorful outfits that include scuba gear, a mermaid’s tail, or a superhero mask. Speaking to TODAY, Casteel also revealed his amazement at capturing “a one-in-a-million shot” of 8-month-old twins Isabel and Sabrina holding hands underwater. But ultimately the process of photographing each baby was, as he also wrote in his intro, “astonishing to see, each and every time.”

Check out the wonder-filled photos from Casteel’s book below:

Underwater Babies Seth Casteel baby Zoe

 Zoe, 5 months

Underwater Babies Seth Casteel baby Colton

Colton, 11 months

Underwater Babies Seth Casteel baby Valentina

Valentina, 9 months

Underwater Babies Seth Casteel baby Michael

 Michael G., 12 months

Underwater Babies Seth Casteel baby Adeline

Adeline, 9 months

Underwater Babies Seth Casteel baby Warren

Warren M., 11 months

Underwater Babies Seth Casteel baby Ayla

Ayla, 7 months

Underwater Babies Seth Casteel baby Michael

Michael R., 4.5 months

Underwater Babies Seth Casteel baby Zelda

Zelda Mae, 7 months

Underwater Babies Seth Casteel baby Emerson

Emerson, 7 months

Underwater Babies Seth Casteel baby Claire

Claire, 7 months

Underwater Babies Seth Casteel baby Kyleigh

Khyleigh, 9 months

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Sherry Huang is a Features Editor for Parents.com. She loves collecting children’s picture books and has an undeniable love for cookies of all kinds. Her spirit animal would be Beyoncé Pad Thai. Follow her on Twitter @sherendipitea.

Photos featured from Underwater Babies by Seth Casteel, with permission of Little, Brown and CompanyCopyright © 2015. All rights reserved.

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Facebook Wants to See MORE of Your Baby Photos

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

Facebook Scrapbook featureIf you love sharing baby pics on Facebook, the social media giant has rolled out a new feature (available on desktop and mobile) that will help you organize photos better.

Scrapbook is the latest innovation by Facebook product manager Dan Barak, who came up with the idea after becoming a dad nine months ago.

In the official Facebook press release, Barak shared, “Over the past few months, I’ve noticed the more pictures I shared of my son on Facebook, the more scattered they became across my different photo albums—I needed a better way to organize them. And, I found myself tagging my wife in photos of my son so her friends could see them, too.”

One of the best things about Scrapbook is its tagging feature, which allows parents to create customized tags for their kids so that all the tagged photos go into one particular album (or scrapbook, if you will). Tagging can only be done by the child’s parents so there’s more control over who’s showing off your kids’ photos.

The feature is particuarly helpful because kids under 13 are not allowed to create a Facebook account, although most parents often get around the rule by creating pages for their babies to share photos/updates. But fear not — if you’re a parent who did this, you can still add the Scrapbook feature to your child’s page.

With 65 percent of parents sharing baby photos and tagging their partners on Facebook, this new feature will certainly help moms and dads compile their photos easily.

Get started by going to the About section on your account and clicking Family and Relationships. And watch the video below for more info!

 

Sherry Huang is a Features Editor for Parents.com. She loves collecting children’s picture books and has an undeniable love for cookies of all kinds. Her spirit animal would be Beyoncé Pad Thai. Follow her on Twitter @sherendipitea.

Photo courtesy of Facebook’s official press release

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Carrie Underwood’s Cute Baby — and More Adorable Celeb Baby Reveals!

Monday, March 30th, 2015

We can’t get enough of Carrie Underwood’s baby reveal — those chubby cheeks! the downy hair! the cute-as-a-button nose! Every baby is cute, and who doesn’t love an awww-worthy photo of a baby (sleeping or not) posed against a soft blanket?

But what makes every first look extra special, especially this one, are the fun touches that make the photos more personal. In Underwood’s case, she posed Isaiah Michael, born earlier this month, holding a mini ice hockey stick emblazoned with his dad’s ice hockey team, The Predators. The photo not only shows off how cute Isaiah is, but also celebrates the team’s great news, which Underwood shares in the caption: “The Predators are in the playoffs! Just waiting to get called up! #PutMeInCoach”

Seeing Underwood’s baby reveal reminded us of more adorable first looks that other celebrities have recently shared on Instagram. Check out the ones below!

Model Coco Rocha recently gave birth and has already shared quite a few sweet photos of her baby girl, Ioni James. But who doesn’t love this one of Ioni with her eyes wide open, looking up in wonder?

Shakira shared a peek of baby Sasha recently, too, with a photo that compared him with her soccer player-boyfriend’s own baby photo. It’s not hard to see the family resemblance!

With an awesome name like Genesis Ali, who isn’t surprised that Alicia Keys’s baby has a strong presence? In the beautiful black-and-white family portrait below, everyone looks at the latest addition with adoration; he clearly steals the show!

See how other celebrities first shared their baby announcements!

Sherry Huang is a Features Editor for Parents.com. She loves collecting children’s picture books and has an undeniable love for cookies of all kinds. Her spirit animal would be Beyoncé Pad Thai. Follow her on Twitter @sherendipitea.

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Unbelievable Photos of a Toddler Performing Crazy Stunts!

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

This toddler’s got talent! (And so does his dad!)

You won’t believe these photos of Maddex, now one-and-a-half years old, performing daredevil stunts. His dad, Brandon Hill, is a Seattle-based photographer who started a photo series called #MaddStunts that features his son in hair-raising scenarios, like hanging from one tree branch like a modern-day Tarzan or balancing like a gymnast on the edge of his crib. There are also fun photos of him in Seattle tourist spots — like being stuck to the famous gum wall near Pike Market. The photos are often accompanied by funny captions.

The magic of Photoshop is evident, and Hill photographs backgrounds and baby separately. In fact, Hill usually takes between 75 and 100 shots of Maddex. Hill’s wife holds Maddex in specific poses so that every nuanced move and expression can be captured for the perfect (and most realistic) melding of images.

Some of the photos are posted to Hill’s Instagram, and they’re incredible for capturing Maddex’s glee and mischief. “I’m inspired by his personality and the infant-to-toddler transformation,” Hill told Yahoo! Parenting. “His personality is definitely on the daring side and he doesn’t seem to believe in risk. So the series is a heightened reflection of his and my experience.”

Check out more photos of Maddex!

Sherry Huang is a Features Editor for Parents.com. She loves collecting children’s picture books and has an undeniable love for cookies of all kinds. Her spirit animal would be Beyoncé Pad Thai. Follow her on Twitter @sherendipitea.

Photos of Maddex/MaddStunts courtesy of Brandon Hill’s Instagram

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