Oct 26, 2010
Posted in Parenting

Keeping Trick-or-Treat Time Howl Free – Part I

Keeping Trick-or-Treat Time Howl Free – Part I
Endearing sounds of the phrase ‘Trick-or-Treat’ echo across many neighbourhoods during Halloween night. However prior to your little ghoul and goblin trick or treating this year here are several prudent tips that parents could imbibe for making the festivity as safe as possible. Get your kid to cart or don anything lit up like flashlights, glowing bracelets or neck pieces or flashy outfit so that they are better visible. Footwear that lights up are even handy and are apparent on a darkish Halloween night. All grown-ups must begin planning routes ahead of time and checking it in the day time for any obstructions like  [...]

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Oct 20, 2010
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Crucial Pointers for Saving A Choking Baby or Child

Crucial Pointers for Saving A Choking Baby or Child
Kids are quite susceptible to choking since they are in the bad habit of placing items in their mouth. In case there is complete blockage of the child’s airway or he/she is not able to obtain ample oxygen into his/her lungs then the child could become unconscious. Normal respiration mostly would return when the child has become unconscious and the muscles start relaxing. The child’s mouth should be examined of any visible obstacles. In case the child does not start breathing then commencing CPR or cardiopulmonary resuscitation if needed. In case there is partial blockage, the infant or kid would be capable of making  [...]

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Sep 29, 2010
Posted in Parenting, Toddler and Preschooler

Tips for Smoothly Transitioning Tots from Cribs to Beds

Tips for Smoothly Transitioning Tots from Cribs to Beds
Parents especially feel it is apt time to begin moving their tot from their room to his/her own bed when prepping for the arrival of another baby. It is particularly pertinent when one plans to welcome the newly born into one’s bed for enjoying co-sleep. In case one’s tot is yet in the bedroom when his/her younger sibling arrives then it is only natural that the toddler too would like crawling into bed with the parents on spotting them nuzzling with the new infant. Majority of the kids would be transitioning out of cribs amid eighteen months to thirty months. At that time it becomes more of an issue about cribs becoming  [...]

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Sep 28, 2010
Posted in Baby Care, Parenting

Know your ABCs of Handy Baby Sleeping Strategies – Part 2

Know your ABCs of Handy Baby Sleeping Strategies – Part 2
Q – Quirky mends Often it is indiscernible as to what may do the trick and the extent possible one may go to put a baby to sleep. Stories abound about infants rocking in a baby swings throughout the night by their moms or dads, papas repeatedly slow-driving their babies around and mothers seated on cloth-dryers as they cradle their babies – just to lull the little one to sleep. Haven’t most of us been through it and till the time it is working and not risky – why not give it a shot. R – Routine setting It has been proven that maintaining consistency in night-time schedules could assist the infant in understanding  [...]

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Sep 23, 2010
Posted in Baby Care, Parenting

Know your ABCs of Handy Baby Sleeping Strategies – Part 1

Know your ABCs of Handy Baby Sleeping Strategies – Part 1
For helping out mother and child in earning their much-deserved snooze time which is so important here are some of the top sleep pointers, tricks and vital facts. A – Avoid Eye-to-Eye Contact The final thing one wants during pre-bed times is exciting the little one. Long-lasting or ardent eye-to-eye contact with a mother is among the highly invigorating things for a baby. Hence, averting eyes while one puts the infant off to sleep or soothing him/her when she awakens. B – Bathing Times Tepid water merged with supple, tender stroking using wash cloths could soothe one and all. However foregoing squirting playthings and  [...]

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Sep 22, 2010
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How to Keep Your Kid Safe On Facebook

How to Keep Your Kid Safe On Facebook
Rapid Q & A round: What is the permissible age for creating a Facebook Account? It is thirteen, according to Facebook that adheres to parameters outlined by COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act) by the U.S. that came into effect on Apr 21 2000 to aid in shielding kids online. Regrettably, it not something that everybody knows like the lawful age permissible to drive, drink and vote, although it must be. Factually, you might be aware of several kids under thirteen years of age and are on Facebook. Not surprisingly, a 2009 trial, for example showed that 1 among 4 people in the United Kingdom using the net  [...]

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Sep 15, 2010
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Ten Smart Ways of Handling Sibling Rivalry

Ten Smart Ways of Handling Sibling Rivalry
Sibling rivalry is omnipresent in nearly all households having more than a single kid in the house and transcending all age groups and even surprisingly rife among adult siblings. Sibling rivalry, jealousy, arguments, reluctance to cooperate and competitiveness are all natural and normal in kin settings and totally eradicating it is not always possible. But, incorporating the following ten approaches would reduce kiddie battles and promote more congenial settings in the house. Spending quality time with every kid Majority of the sibling tussles are, in essence, rooted from competing to garner their parents’ attention.  [...]

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Sep 14, 2010
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Kiddie Leashes – Lazy Parents or A Safety Need?

Kiddie Leashes – Lazy Parents or A Safety Need?
A number of fun-sake, much talked about ludicrous parenting products have become increasingly popular and ranging from the obnoxiously costly to the worthless and even simply odd. However kiddie leashes appear to be the ones engulfed in debate with duo types of parents having their own take on the matter. Freeing the Leashed Children - Parenting Style Those belonging to the self-dubbed ‘barbarian’ parenting style feel these adorable stuffed animals fool no one as leashes are basically leashes and using them for yanking & tugging little kids is simply cruelty in their eyes. The free range and ‘we had dirt and  [...]

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Sep 2, 2010
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Baby Items to Avoid Buying – Part II

Baby Items to Avoid Buying – Part II
Here is a listing of needless baby items that parents must not bother procuring for their newly born child. Crib Moms who plan to co-sleep with their little ones could opt for buying a co-sleeper rather than a crib. Also cribs basically hog a lot of space and more often than not babies end up falling asleep with their mom or dad through babyhood. Hence, discussing one’s sleeping plan in advance since cribs might not be a thing that one would truly require, although they appear to top the listing of newly born buys. Playthings/ DVDs/Stuffed Toys The finest toys for a newly born child are the faces and voices of his/her  [...]

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Sep 1, 2010
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Baby Items to Avoid Buying – Part I

Baby Items to Avoid Buying – Part I
Many newly turned parents often self-interrogate while stocking up on myriad purchasing for accommodating the arrival of their newly born wonder if that much stuff is truly necessary. Marketing of infant equipment galore is often paraded in front of expectant moms and dads who are keen on providing the best for their newly born baby. When they are notified about a particular should-have item, several of them procure it without a second thought which later on piles up as superfluous things that are often not of much utility. Here is a compilation of top ten worthless things that newly turned parents need not fret about  [...]

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