The Mom Report: October 17, 2018

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BABY SHARK ANNOUNCEMENT

If Baby Shark is being played on repeat in your house right now then you will appreciate this fantastic baby announcement! Soon-to-be mama of two, Melissa Bradley, says her son Killian loves the song and she found the perfect costume at Target to pull her idea together. Thanks to Melissa for sharing this hilarious and super clever baby announcement with The Mom Report! Congratulations on Baby Shark #2!

 
Courtesy: Melissa Bradley

Courtesy: Melissa Bradley

 

FALL FASHION - FOR REAL

Any other mamas feeling this Instagram meme so hard some days!? 🤣 Thanks to @alyceoneword for sharing this hilarious mom truth!


HAND SANITIZER VS. sOAP AND WATER

A new study found kids who used hand sanitizer instead of soap and water at daycare missed fewer days of school, had fewer respiratory infections and were prescribed fewer antibiotics for those infections. You can read more about the study here.

DON’T DELAY PUSHING

A new study says first-time moms who receive an epidural should start pushing once they become fully dilated for the best outcome for mom and baby. In this study researchers found women who pushed right away experienced less excessive bleeding after delivery, less bacterial infections, and shorter second stage labor. Not every birth experience is the same so, as always, discuss things like this with your doctor.

EPA TOP CHILDREN’S OFFICIAL ON LEAVE - BUT WHY?

A top EPA official whose sole purpose is protecting children from environmental toxins has been placed on administrative leave with absolutely no explanation. When pressed by CBS News the government agency gave no explanation for Dr. Ruth Etzel’s leave. It’s an important story that leaves many wondering about the EPA’s priorities when it comes to regulations that protect children.

STARBUCKS HELPING EMPLOYEES WITH CHILDCARE

Starbucks Corp. recently announced that it will now be providing subsidized childcare for all of it’s U.S. employees. Now, when regular childcare falls through, parents can get 10 days of backup care for as low as $1 per hour. Here’s an article on how it works.

TOXIC JEWELRY ON STORE SHELVES

The Center for Environmental Health says the toxic metal cadmium is making a resurgence in the jewelry commonly found at popular retailers like Ross and Nordstrom Rack. This article explains the health implications and what retailers are doing about it.


HALLOWEEN FUN - PUMPKIN FIZZ

If you’re looking for a fun Halloween activity to do with the kids check out @busytoddler’s Pumpkin Fizz post. All you need is some good ole’ fashioned baking soda, vinegar, and food coloring for some guaranteed entertainment.

GET YOUR ROLL ON

A lot can happen in one second and that is definitely true for the mom and baby in this video. This hilarious moment was caught on live TV and yes, the baby is okay!

 

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