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Thursday, May 29th, 2014
It looks like someone had a fun Memorial Day weekend with their kiddo! Check out these adorable casual photos Vanessa Lachey posted over the weekend, of Nick and Camden hanging out in the backyard and getting ready to assemble a new plastic slide for the little guy at their home in Cincinnati. (And we all know how much fun those projects are to assemble with a little “help” from our kids!)
We loved catching up with the Lachey family in Parents June issue, where Vanessa and Nick Lachey opened up about the craziness of life as a celebrity family—including jetting between L.A., New York and Cincinnati to keep up with their work. (Vanessa starred in the recently cancelled sitcom Dads, while Nick’s been working on the show Big Morning Buzz.)
But the Lacheys still shared many of the same concerns and issues we all face as parents of young kids—including how to help a sick kiddo, how to get your baby on a schedule, and how far apart to have your kids. (And is it just me, or does it sound like they’re just about ready to have baby #2 to anyone else?)
Tell us: What did you and your family do to celebrate the long weekend? And is your baby old enough to “help” around the house?
Are you ready for baby #2? Take our quiz to find out. And don’t forget to like All About Babies on Facebook to keep up with the very latest in baby news!
Images: Camden and Nick Lachey, Courtesy of Vanessa Lachey
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Wednesday, May 28th, 2014
You know Facebook is fabulous for sharing all those adorable shots of your baby with your friends and family—but just this week, the social media site was credited with helping bring a kidnapped newborn back to her parents, according to CNN.
New mom Mélissa McMahon handed her daughter Victoria over to a woman who looked and acted like a nurse—but the woman wasn’t. And the fake nurse fled the hospital in Quebec with McMahon’s baby. Fortunately, the hospital quickly discovered what happened, and several other patients were able to give descriptions of the woman. Security cameras caught an image of her with baby Victoria, along with her red Toyota Yaris leaving the hospital lot. The Amber Alert blast with the image of the woman and her make and model of car quickly caught fire on Facebook, where it drew the attention of Charlène Plante—who recognized the woman as her former neighbor. She and a few friends drove past the house, discovered her former neighbor was home, and alerted police. Within moments, the police were there, and baby Victoria was on her way back to the hospital and her frantic parents.
Two great takeaways from this story: Even though most hospitals have security measures in place to prevent these tragic situations, you may want to double check the ID badges and credentials, especially if someone’s planning to take your baby out of your sight. And you should always check out (and share) those Amber Alerts on Facebook. You never know when you might be able to help bring a child home!
Tell us: Do you always check out Amber Alerts on Facebook? How cautious were you when you were in the hospital?
If you want to keep up with all of the latest baby news, like All About Babies on Facebook!
Image: Newborn baby’s hand by Igor Stepovik/Shutterstock.com
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Friday, May 23rd, 2014
Move over, mustaches! It seems the latest craze for decking out your baby is drawing (or pasting) on crazy eyebrows. Parents use eye pencils to draw some sinister or silly eyebrows (and sometimes even a curly mustache or a pair of glasses, too, to round out the look), then post their favorite shots on Instagram.
Yeah, it’s a little ridiculous, but pretty soon your kiddos won’t stay still enough for you to do silly things like this—or they’ll roll their eyes when you try. So enjoy it while you can!
A few tips for the very best eyebrow creation: Don’t follow those wispy brows your baby’s currently sprouting. You need to make it funky, dramatic and really, really fake for maximum impact. And draw on your eyebrows and other accessories using an eyeliner or eyebrow pencil. No Sharpies, as getting that off could damage your baby’s delicate skin. And if you’ve decided to skip the sketching and paste on a furry mustache or unibrow, watch your baby closely—you don’t want that ending up in her mouth.
Here’s a few of our favorites, but you can find even more here. And if you’ve followed the trend, share yours with us! And if you want to keep up with the latest in baby news and trends, like All About Babies on Facebook.
Images, from top: By Amber, Nicole Grimshaw, and Stacy Hernandez, from Instagram
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Thursday, May 22nd, 2014
School yearbooks usually show the same standard fare: basketball team and honor society photos, most likely to succeed and class clown, and lots and lots of head shots against a blue background. But Mesa High School’s yearbook this year featured a spread that has created an uproar—a whole story dedicated to the teen parents at the school.
Some worry that the two-page article helps glorify teen parenthood, and may make teen pregnancy seem cooler. But others say that the article, which addresses the positive and negative impacts becoming an early parent, can help parents start the conversation with their kids, and may make some kids think twice.
Personally, I think it may be an effective tool for keeping kids from getting pregnant in the first place. Shows like MTV’s Teen Mom and 16 and Pregnant have actually been credited with reducing the rate of teen pregnancy, as kids start see the consequences of it—broken relationships, lack of time to do normal teen stuff, and an inability to follow through on their dreams.
Teen pregnancy does happen, whether it’s represented in the yearbook or not. And I know that when I was a teenager, seeing my classmates become pregnant was enough to scare me. They had to drop off sports teams, and give up their dreams of going away to college—or even of going to college at all. That definitely wasn’t what I had in mind for my future!
Tell us: What do you think? Could a yearbook spread on teen parents encourage or discourage kids from becoming pregnant? And if you were a teen mom, tell us how your school handled it!
To keep up with the very latest in baby news, like All About Babies on Facebook!
Image: Mesa High Yearbook, Courtesy of Mesa Public Schools
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Tuesday, May 20th, 2014
It’s a boy for singer Ciara and her fiancé, rapper-producer Future, according to news reports from US magazine. The singer gave birth to the baby boy yesterday morning, and no name has yet been announced (though I’m guessing it will fall more along the lines of the unique celebrity baby names, rather than John or Jacob).
This is Ciara’s first child—Future already has two sons and a daughter from previous relationships. (The youngest son is named Prince.)
Congrats to the couple! And keep watch on In Name Only for the baby name news and analysis, when it’s finally announced!
Tell me: What do you think Ciara and Future will name their son?
Want to keep up with the very latest in baby news? Be sure to like All About Babies on Facebook!
Image: Ciara by Helga Esteb / Shutterstock.com
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