We have all been through those days when our baby will just not go to sleep. He is cranky and over tired and won’t stop crying. Moms everywhere have tried different methods, some might work for them while others might not. Avent has came up with this TV ad called ” Moms tips for baby sleep”
Have you tried any of their tips ? Did they work ? What sleeping tips do you have to share with other mommies ?
And my favorite tip is:
Always listen to your grandmother, she knows what she is talking about!
by designer Chaco Puebla
I hope no parent is this clueless, LOL!!
Images via Wry Baby
- Stick to a routine. Aim for three meals and two snacks.
- Never force your tot to eat anything. Respect that your child has likes and dislikes, such as you do, just try again another day.
- Use recipes. They’ll open up new ways of cooking and serving food to the whole family.
- Be interested. If you don’t know what it is, or how to cook it, look it up.
- Be sensible. Create a colorful meal. Everything brown on a plate isn’t healthy and won’t entice your little one to eat anything.
I just found out about this great site packed with useful information from tips on cooking, decor, working out, parenting, you name it they have covered it. The Motherboard is a great site written for mommies by mommies.
Alyasra Company were kind enough to share with us this leaflet on how to pack a healthy lunch box.
Filed under Food, Health, Tips
We all want our children to be respectful, mind their manners and be kind to others. Here are 5 simple ways to get you on the right track.
Five ways to teach good manners:
1. Start early: Young children understand words before they learn to talk, so be mindful of manners when you speak to your child.
2. Teach ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ : If your child points to a an apple, say “would you like an apple?” Say” apple please” as you give him the piece of fruit.
3. Be consistent: Expect good manners from your child. When he says “thank you”, you reply “your welcome”.
4. Prompt your child if he forgets his manners: Say “ What’s the magic word?” Don’t give him more until he remembers how to ask politely
5. Teach children respect for others: Good manners are more than just reminding your please and thank yous , they are the way you believe other people should be treated.
Filed under Babies, Kids, Tips
I saw this touching video on Tidbit Du Jours Blog. A wake-up call is a video to all parents, educating them to make responsible choices when it comes to the kind of food they eat, toys they play with and simple every day choices. It is a must see video for every parent, care giver and anyone that cares about the health and development of children. The video is by “Healthy child Healthy world“ a wonderful non-profit organization created by inspiring parents. It’s main mission is to start a movement that inspires parents to protect young children from harmful chemicals. Their website is definitely worth checking out they have a newsletter, lots of on-line helpful information and an interesting blog.
Please Watch it. Share it and Join the movement
The best way to teach your children how to eat healthy and have the ability to choose the right foods is to start in the kitchen. Letting your little ones help you out around the kitchen is said to get them more excited about eating what they helped make.
Here are 10 reasons why you should do cooking activities with your kids.
- Learning to cook helps kids to learn about nutrition and healthy eating. They are growing up with fast food and junk food at their fingertips, which is part of the reason why child obesity is on the rise! Teaching kids to cook will help instill skills to last them a lifetime.
- Boost their self esteem. If your child needs a boost of self confidence, (and who doesn’t!) cooking in the kitchen will do just that. They are accomplishing a task, learning something important and contributing to the family.
- Create family time and bonding. Take time to cook with your kids and they will have memories that they, in turn, can pass on to their families. It may take a longer time to get the meal or snack done but the moments with your children will be priceless. (Just remember to have patience. Don’t worry about flour on the floor or spilled milk).
- Kids will be more apt to eat what they make. Perhaps, it is the enthusiasm of creating something themselves, but they will be more likely to eat whatever they had a hand in making.
- Kids learn real lessons in science, language, math and creativity. Cooking will help reinforce all these subjects!
- What a great way to learn life skills. This can be especially helpful when kids are on their own and won’t have to rely on fast food and junk food to sustain them.
- They can help contribute to the family and they can feel the importance of helping.
- They are working together as a team, whether it is with a parent or with a sibling to get the job done.
- Cooking teaches them planning and making choices.
- Practice creativity and imagination. Kids cooking activities are a great way to express themselves and enjoy their creation
SOURCE: Kids Cooking
|As parents we are put in situations that we might not know how to react to,but we should always be prepped for the unexpected. First Aid is one of the most important things that parents should know, from dressing a wound to CPR. You never know when you might need to use it.
I’m going to write a few posts, each post concentrating on a specific technique.
CPR on babies aged under one year old
If an infant is not breathing give one minute of CPR then call an ambulance. If another person is present ask them to call an ambulance straight away.
1. Open the airway by placing one hand on their forehead and gently tilting the head back and lifting the chin. Remove any visible obstructions from the mouth and nose.
|2. Place your mouth over the mouth and nose of the infant and – by blowing steadily – attempt five initial rescue breaths.
|3. Place two fingers in the middle of the chest and press down one third of the depth of the chest. After 30 chest compressions give two rescue breaths.
4. Continue with cycles of 30 chest compressions and two rescue breaths until emergency help arrives or the person begins to breath normally.
If you are unable or unwilling to give rescue breaths give chest compressions alone.
الله يحفظ الجميع انشاءالله
Source: Red Cross