I love viral videos. You know, the ones that every single friend on Facebook is sharing on their timeline. And everyone keeps sharing it because as you watch it, it hits an emotion. You either bust out laughing because it’s absolutely hilarious or you start crying because it’s so sweet.
On that same note, there’s few things I hate worse than when I’m in a crowd and everyone is talking about a video they’ve seen and somehow I’ve missed it. Somehow it didn’t come through my Facebook feed, or if it did and I completely missed it.
I thought it would be fun to share 4 of my current favorite viral videos, just to make sure you’ve seen them. No one ever wants to be out of the loop.
In 1 minute and 29 seconds this video perfectly sums up what every single mom can relate to. The reason behind WHY us moms can never get anything done…
I love this video, little Amaya totally inspires me to have more fun in life!
On a more serious, but equally sweet note, this next video is of baby Piper. This month actually marks the one year anniversary of her video but in case you missed it, here it is…
#3. Baby Piper
This video is so sweet but I also love the education aspect of this video, which is a great talking point with mom friends. Piper’s parents realized something was wrong when she wasn’t hitting developmental milestones, like crawling. After visiting an optometrist they found out she was extremely farsighted and missing out on so many of the small but beautiful details of life. Since the video and receiving her glasses she has been hitting all her milestones.
While vision problems in infants are rare, this video brings up a great point, parents should still look for any signs of vision issues such as excessive tearing, red/encrusted eyelids, constant eye turning, extreme sensitivity to light, and an appearance of a white pupil or not hitting appropriate milestones for their age. Click here for a great chart of common milestones, but do remember that vision developmental signs do vary child to child.
The American Optometric Association recommends that infants receive their first eye assessment between the ages of 6 to 12 months, next around age three and then as he/she enters school (unless you notice a need or your doctor advises otherwise). Through the AOA’s public health program InfantSEE®, infants between 6 to 12 months can receive a comprehensive eye assessment at no cost. You can find more info here.
This one makes me smile every time! Imagine being there with your iPhone out as your friends reveal this…
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of American Optometric Association. The opinions and text are all mine.