RSSArchive for April, 2010

Fun Ways to Inculcate Personal Hygiene Habits in Your Preschooler

Fun Ways to Inculcate Personal Hygiene Habits in Your Preschooler

By three years of age, a child would like to take greater control over his/her day-to-day routines. Children in this age would often exhibit a non-corporative front towards everyday tasks like bathing times and hair brushing chores which appear alike unsolicited interruptions when compared to more enthralling forms of play. The best way to thwart any arguments is turning the bathing, brushing tasks into a game of sorts or incorporating a fun aspect into these tasks. Allow the child to shoulder more responsibilities for undertaking tasks, supervising in case needed, or offering the child some choices like deciding the type of comb or shampoo which he/she could use, for instance, would make the task more appealing and promote co-operation. The following clues would help perk up and simplify everyday  [...]

HAMLET in Breast Milk Obliterates Cancer Cells

HAMLET in Breast Milk Obliterates Cancer Cells

The choice is quite clear that Breast Milk is the best food for an infant. Not merely a food, breast milk is additionally a potent medication swarming with antibodies and WBC (white blood cells) from a woman’s own body. Breast milk has several mighty benefits to babies. Breastfed babies: Have lesser rates of being hospitalized and facing fatality. They contract lesser respiratory, gastro-intestinal, ear and urinary tract infections, meningitis. Succumbing less frequently to SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome). The body of a breastfed infant is capable of producing greater amounts of antibodies in response to inoculation. Researches have constantly shown that kids that were breastfed during infancy: Suffered lesser from allergy, RA (rheumatoid arthritis), colitis and lesser cases  [...]

Identifying True Nappy Rash and Essential Preventative Strategies

Identifying True Nappy Rash and Essential Preventative Strategies

Not all skin conditions that occur in the nappy area are true nappy rash and it is vital that one identifies a rash correctly so that pertinent action could be taken for resolving it. The various skin conditions that are no true nappy rash are: Ammonia Dermatitis It appears as a general reddishness that starts surfacing around the genitals instead of the anal area. One could spot a strong stench of ammonia. In extreme cases, it could spread to areas like groin, thigh and bottom and causing ulceration in case untreated. Cause and Treatment Ammonia dermatitis develops due to irritation from ammonia. In case treatment outlined below does not appear to improve the situation then it is important to seek prompt medical advice. Heat Rashes These are tiny blister formations that arise all over the  [...]

Handy Adoption Facts for Baby Hopefuls

Handy Adoption Facts for Baby Hopefuls

Adoption is a stable lasting commitment to an infant which can be thoroughly gratifying. Couples or single parents could mull over going for adoption for an array of reasons. Some could be facing fertility issues or one is not intent on delivering a biological infant, or merely for the reason that one wishes to go in for adoption. Prior to deciding, parents must be primed up to offer the child all the emotional needs like loving, paying attention and providing support. It is crucial that any infertility problems be resolved, inclusive of mourning bereavement. Those eager on adopting must be prepared to possess some level of emotions re-surface post-adoption. It is also important to bear in mind that timing when one adds a new member to one’s family is vital. Adoption Facts There are a number  [...]

Debunking Common Breastfeeding Myths

Debunking Common Breastfeeding Myths

Breastfeeding is a topic that all appear to be having their own opinions and pointers about. Although one could have picked a couple of tips from chums and relatives meaning to offer help and quite frequently, erroneous data gets circulated – at times even spanning quite a few generations. Several of these breastfeeding myths could dissuade a number of mothers from breastfeeding their little ones. Here are several prevalent breastfeeding myths for separating gristle from marrow and getting the real facts. Myth No.1- In case infants are feeding often then it is indicative of them not being able to get sufficient milk. Truth- As breast milk is easily assimilated; infants usually feel hungry in briefer time periods as compared to formula or bottle-fed infants. It is perfectly apposite for newborns  [...]

Hail in springtime with 6 Fun-filled Indoor Games

Hail in springtime with 6 Fun-filled Indoor Games

Easy-to-do yet nifty indoor games could help re-create the tepid weather fun. These indoor games could add the spring back to a kid’s step and a great way to keep them busy during their vacations. 1. Hunting for Treasures Treasure hunt could be quite an enthralling game and the indoors version of this game could be just as appealing to the kids. One could start off with writing down hints or clues on small chits of paper – like ‘Turning right at the rocker’ or ‘taking six steps from the washing machine’ - which would help in leading your small goblin nearer to a jar full of gold (a.k.a chocolate gold coins). 2. Playing in Sandboxes Sandboxes could be made for indoors by simply pouring out a big container of oatmeal inside a plastic dish pan and then tossing in some ladles, mugs  [...]

6 Baby Games That Edify

6 Baby Games That Edify

‘Peek-a-boo’ and ‘This little Piggy’ are not only entertaining baby games but additionally assist in teaching vital skills to the little one. Here are some the most educating and fun baby games that parents could use to keep their tots pleasantly busy and rev up their skilfulness at the same time. Peek-a-boo This is an ideal game for newly born babies and up wherein the little one would derive immense pleasure and enjoyment from the constant appearance and disappearance of the mother’s face. However, by about seven months of age, the baby would additionally comprehend the notion of ‘item intransience’ – that of the mother’s presence in spite of not being able to notice her. This Little Piggy Babies in the ages of two months and upwards would be able to learn about prevision,  [...]