Chrissy Teigen asked. Motherly delivered.
It's been a hard week of hard news. It's tough to hear about what is happening to the detained immigrant children and feel helpless (but you're not—you can help, mama) and sometimes our brains just need a break.
We have been updating information on this situation all week long, and so we totally understood when Chrissy Teigen took to social media on Wednesday asking for a feed that would only let you see happy posts.
"I would use that today," Teigen wrote.
Don't worry Chrissy, we've got you covered. Here are seven adorable video posts from our archive to make Chrissy and all the other mamas happy today.
1. Viral video of dad helping daughter hula hoop
(via parents @mayaturnipseed + @djkingseed)
This video has been viewed so many times on our Facebook page because it is just that good. Watch this and try not to smile, we dare you.
There is nothing sweeter than a dad playing with his baby, and there is a ton of scientific evidence showing that when dads are involved like this father is, kids reap all kinds of developmental benefits and can even end up with higher self-esteem as they grow.
One of Motherly's Facebook commenter's said it best: "This is the best video ever. The bond between father and daughter is priceless ❤️"
2. Adorable video of little girl meeting Mickey Mouse
This little girl's reaction to meeting Mickey will make your day. 💕
Seriously, turn the audio up because this is the cutest thing. We all get a little star struck when we meet a celeb and this 2-year-old is no exception.
"Hi Mickey!" she shouts (over, and over).
She just couldn't get enough hugs from the famous mouse (honestly, we would be super excited, too) who was a really good sport and sang to his little fan, making her day (and ours).
The Magic Kingdom really is magic.
3. Viral video of a dad adoring his newborn daughter
She's definitely going to be a daddy's girl. 😍
This is going to melt your heart. If we've said it once, we've said it a thousand times: There is nothing sweeter than a man loving his child, and this proud dad obviously can't get enough of his baby girl.
"You're the best thing that ever happened to me," he coos at her, making her smile.
"You're my best friend," he tells her.
A study found when parents chat with their babies like this it can help infants recognize people, places and things.
Another study found that when parents use baby talk, babies may learn to talk faster.
This is a daddy-daughter duo that is going to be having a lot of these conversations for years to come. This baby is beautiful and so is their bond.
4. Hilarious video of babies that scoot, slide and army crawl
Check out these babies who are just figuring out how to get where they want to go, by any means possible.
Whether it's a scoot, a slide, or a crawl that's not quite a crawl, these babies are finding creative ways to get mobile.
"There is a big age range for when babies start to crawl (and some never do), so don't worry if yours has not started," notes Dr. Tovah Klein.
She continues: "Being mobile is very exciting—[your baby] can move on her own and that is an enormous shift for her. Soon she will be able to pull up to standing, which is thrilling as well. She has more control of her world and being upright gives her a new view of her world."
These moves in the video may not be true baby steps, but they are baby steps to baby steps, if you get what we mean.
5. Viral video shows NICU 'graduate' in cap and gown
After 160 days in the NICU, baby Cullen Potter was carried by his primary care nurse, Jewel Barbour, as he "graduated" from the NICU, in attire fitting of such a momentous milestone: A tiny cap and gown.
The little graduate, Cullen was born weighing three ounces shy of a pound.and was no bigger than a can of soda. Over the next five months, the Potters went back and back and forth from their home in Florida to the hospital in Mobile, Alabama to be with Cullen.
Getting to graduation day was a big achievement for Cullen, his thankful parents and the amazing medical team who took such good care of him.
"It was an overwhelming sense of joy. It didn't feel real. We were going to walk out with our baby after five long months. We can never say thank you enough to the nurses and doctors as staff at the hospital. They saved our baby," Cullen's mom, Molli Potter told Motherly last year.
6. Viral video of a baby in a dinosaur costume will make your day
BRB, ordering all of our babies Dino costumes for Halloween.
Did you know that your kid's dinosaur obsession is really good for them? This little baby could be crawling toward an obsession that will serve them well.
A 2007 study published in the journal Developmental Research, found about 1 in 3 young children will develop an "intense interest" at some point, and dinosaur obsessions rank really high in what they are interested in.
"It makes them feel powerful," paleontologist Kenneth Lacovara told CNN. "Their parent may be able to name three or four dinosaurs and the kid can name 20, and the kid seems like a real authority."
This baby can't say "dinosaur" yet, but they sure are a cute one.
7. Adorable video of dad pretending to have a conversation with his baby goes viral
Baby breaks the internet babbling to dad 😍
Motherly recently caught up with proud parents DJ Pryor + @Shanieke Pryor—about their adorable 19-month-old son Kingston who has warmed all our hearts. 💕
"I know every parent probably thinks this—but seeing his growth every day and how he interprets what he sees—it's thrilling to me," DJ told Motherly.
These two cuties went viral and then they booked a Denny's commercial! Talk about an adorable grand slam!
[Correction: A previous version stated that we had rounded up four viral videos, when in fact there were seven. We've corrected our error and regret to admit that we've never been good at math.]
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