The first thing to do is to see if the baby needs anything or if just needs to cry (sometimes it’s hard to tell!) When excluded all immediate needs like food or water, if the baby continues to cry, it may be supposed to be taking...
Preterm babies do not have all the antioxidant systems and enzymes in place to help protect them from the harmful effects of chemicals produced by metabolism. These chemicals, known as free radicals, are produced in large numbers during...
Bedroom decorations are great to make your child’s room warm and inviting. There are many different types of bedroom decor to choose from when creating your child a perfect bedroom. Baby crib bedding comes in a variety of styles and...
Being a mother is the most wonderful thing that a woman can ever experience. It is like a blessing to all. So if you have been trying to get pregnant, then you should know the early signs of pregnancy so that you can start preparing for it. A woman undergoes physiological and psychological changes when she gets pregnant. You need to be ready for all this and take care of yourself in order to take care of your baby’s healthy.
Most women start feeling the signs and symptoms of pregnancy within a week of fertilization. Some of the common early symptoms are-
Follow the doctor’s order regarding your diet plan. All nutrients especially folic acid and carbs, iron, fat content should be present in the right amounts. Have fruits and a lot of water. This can also help you take care of your cramps.Read More
Motherhood is an amazing thing to happen to any woman. There are ups and downs but overall, it’s a phase which no one wants to miss a second of. Those sleepless nights, those phases of vomiting and frequent loo breaks- it’s all worth it. There are instances when our baby might get hurt due to some minor accidents at home. There is no reason to freak out. When babies learn to crawl they start discovering the world. They are very curious and it’s a part of the growing process top get hurt. You should know the right way to handle such matters. The most commonly asked question by new mothers is what to do if the baby gets a burn.
Steps to Follow When Your Child Gets a Burn
What NOT To Do
How to Be Careful
Babies are curious and they need to explore everything on their own as toddlers. You should never scold or stop them. Instead, you should be careful and keep your home safe for your infant. For example, keep hot utensils and food away from the baby’s reach. Never leave appliances on near the child. Mostly, babies put their hands on curling irons or straighter. Keep these away from, where the baby is.
A little care and right knowledge is what you need to equip yourself with during motherhood. At times, it’ll be tough but you’ll love every moment of it!Read More
If you are a stay at home mom, you must be having a pretty busy life. You have to take care of the house, take care of the kids, clean the house, cook for the family and get everything done within 24 hours. But there might be times when you fee bored and restless. Did you know that today many stay at home moms are actually working from home. There are several well paid jobs that one can apply for and do it from home itself. The reason for you to take up the job could be anything.
Why Look For a Job?
It could be because you need more things to do to fill out your day, or if you’re a single mother, you might desperately need the money. Whatever the reason is, stay at home moms can get jobs online easily these days. You can even do some other kind of work from home-something you’re good at and make money from home itself.
Various Jobs for Stay at Home Moms
Being a stay at home mom doesn’t mean that you can’t bring money into the family. Try these options and feel proud of yourself.
If you are a mother and you have children in the house, then your life must be a complete roller-coaster. This can be tougher if your kids are younger. Changing diapers, feeding your kids, cooking for the family, cleaning and taking care of your home-doing everything in time can sometimes feel overwhelming. That’s why you should separate and coordinate your day’s work so that you get everything done properly and in time. Learn to compartmentalize and schedule everything. You can find time to do all your work and even relax.
Make a Schedule for the Day
Being a mom is not easy but if you plan your work and time them well, you’ll get a chance to enjoy every bit of it.
Are you a new mom? If so, then handling the baby and your life can seem a bit overwhelming for you. You might always feel tired due to your busy schedule. But there is no need to feel down. Keeping yourself healthy and happy for you and your baby’s sake is very important.
How to Keep Yourself Healthy
It has been said that a healthy sexual life is helpful for new mothers. It is safe for mothers to start having sex again a few weeks after delivery. Sex can relieve a lot of stress and will also keep you healthy.Read More
Preterm babies do not have all the antioxidant systems and enzymes in place to help protect them from the harmful effects of chemicals produced by metabolism. These chemicals, known as free radicals, are produced in large numbers during times of rapid growth. Free radicals are unstable and highly reactive, interacting with delicate cell structures – including the genes – to cause damage. Our main protection against free radicals are dietary antioxidants, of which the most important are vitamins A, C, E, bioflavonoids and the mineral selenium. We also have some inborn protective measures that are not fully developed in small babies. Premature babies quickly use up the antioxidants supplied by their mother, and are then exposed to the damaging effects of free radicals before their own protective mechanisms are fully developed and in place. At 28 weeks gestation, for example, a baby’s own antioxidant enzyme systems are only half as active as they will be at 38 weeks gestation. This is thought to be one of the causes of lung damage in babies born too early. Free radicals can also damage the delicate blood vessels in a preterm baby’s brain and increase the risk of cell death and bleeding into the brain.
The body substances that are most sensitive to oxidative damage are fats. Your baby’s brain is composed of 60 per cent fat, with up to 20 per cent of brain cell weight composed of the long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPs) DHA and AA. This means brain cells, which are 60 per cent fat, are particularly sensitive to free radical attack – but only if there are lower-than-optimal levels of DHA and AA. Paradoxically, optimal levels of DHA and AA in the fatty membranes of blood vessels and brain cells seem to strengthen these cells and protect against oxidation. This seems to be because an important antioxidant enzyme system (superoxide dismutase, also known as SOD) is activated by DHA and so provides extra protection. AA is important for making strong, flexible, elastic blood vessel walls which reduce the risk of bleeding into the brain, especially in premature infants.
Unfortunately, very premature babies often have low levels of DHA and AA. As they are no longer receiving essential fatty acids (EFAs) from their mother, their blood levels of DHA and AA – which are vital for healthy eye and brain development – fall dramatically within the first 3 weeks after birth: levels are only one-third of what they were at birth. Levels can be replenished by feeding on breastmilk, or on formula milk that is supplemented with these LCPs.
In one study, babies born at an average of 30 weeks gestation were fed either their mother’s milk or formula milks containing different concentrations and types of a variety of essential fatty acids. The electrical activity of the back of their eyes (retinas) in response to seeing a light was then recorded. By 6 weeks after birth (that is, 36 weeks after conception) the infants who received mother’s milk or formulas containing DHA in amounts similar to mother’s milk achieved the best score – their eyes and the nerve connections involved in seeing had matured and were functioning best of all. This advancement was still present 30 weeks after delivery, with improved learning ability, problem-solving skills, speech, word capacity and ability to think in the abstract. This provides strong evidence that DHA at concentrations found in breastmilk are essential nutrients for the proper development of a premature baby’s eyes and the nerve-brain connections involved in sight. As a result of many similar studies, formula feeds designed for premature babies are now routinely supplemented (since around 1991) with careful blends of LCPs to maximize their brain and eye development. Even so, preterm babies fed human milk have better brain development when assessed at 18 months of age, and higher intelligence than similar babies fed formula milks.
Premature babies fed with mother’s milk through a tube have been found to have an 8.3 IQ point advantage at age 8 years, compared with similar, matched babies who did not receive breastmilk. Children whose mothers wanted to provide breast-milk but were unable to do so had the same IQ as those whose mothers had elected not to provide breastmilk. Although these results may be affected by parenting skills and genetics, adjustment for these factors indicates that human breastmilk provides a significant advantage to the brain development of preterm infants.
DHA levels of premature infants are positively related to their head circumference, birthweight and birth length. This suggests that increasing their DHA status may promote fetal growth and improve the outcome for preterm infants, as those born with a higher birthweight usually do better.
One of the richest dietary sources of LCPs is fish oil. Research in which mothers were given fish oil supplements, olive oil supplements or no supplements starting from the 30th week of pregnancy showed that babies of mothers receiving fish oils were healthier in that they weighed, on average, 107g more than other groups and stayed in the womb for an average of 4 days longer. The extension of gestation time in the womb was thought to be due to fish oils’ ability to inhibit the production of the hormone-like substances (prostaglandins) that help to trigger labour, or to inhibit the production of other prostaglandins that help to relax uterine wall muscles.Read More
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Of course you love being a parent. But sometimes, it just sucks. I know. I’m Amber Dusick and I started my blog Parenting: Illustrated with Crappy Pictures because I needed a place to vent about the funny (and frustrating) day-to-day things that happened to me as a parent. Turns out, poop is hilarious! At least when you’re not the one wiping it up.
This book won’t make your frustrating moments any less crappy. But these stories about my Crappy Baby, Crappy Boy and my husband, Crappy Papa, will hopefully make you laugh. Because you’re not alone. And sometimes the crappiest moments make the best memories. Parenting is wonderful! And also, well, you know.
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Learning an instrument takes time. In fact, it can take years and years to become proficient on an instrument. Even with years of practice and study, some people simply can’t get the hang of playing an instrument. This can lead to frustration which can ultimately lead to people giving up the instrument they so desperately want to learn how to play.
There are certain tips and tricks you can do in order to learn your instrument faster. While you won’t be able to play Beethoven’s 9th Symphony after a week, sticking to these tips will help you pick up your instrument quicker than if you didn’t. Check out these tips that may help you learn an instrument in no time.
When it comes to learning an instrument, the only way you can learn faster is to practice. Practice as much as possible. Think of it like this; the more you practice, the faster you will get better. Practicing for an hour a day is a start, but if you can double or triple that you’ll start getting better in no time.
Stick to a practice schedule, but add additional opportunities to practice. Have a certain lesson plan that you always perform when practicing, and you’ll see that in no time you get better. Make sure you never miss a practice session, and if for some reason you’re forced to try and find a time when you can make it up.
Truly, the only way you’re going to be able to learn an instrument quickly is by hiring a teacher. Having lessons taught by a professional is by far the best way to learn an instrument (that is, if you’re combining your lessons with a rigid practice schedule). In some cases, you can even take lessons online which can be great for people that are busy and don’t have time to drive to a practice center or music store.
Search around for music teachers in your area, and make sure you find one that is a professional in your instrument. Inform then that you’re very dedicated to learning this instrument, and you want to do all you can to pick up the instrument more quickly. Having a teacher come by just once a week is a great start to making serious improvements with your instrument, and if you have that teacher come by more often you will advance even more quickly.
Yes, we all want to learn instruments quickly. Even if you feel like you’re moving at a rapid pace, you still need to be patient. Rome wasn’t built in a day, and neither will your musical abilities. You can make all the effort in the world to start learning an instrument faster, but if you don’t have patience you’ll become frustrated and ultimately probably give up.
Relax, breathe, and practice! Be patient, as results will come in time. If you try hard enough to learn the instrument, you will, so don’t give up if you’re not picking it up fast enough. Eventually it will just click.Read More
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A few short years ago, HAPPYBABY was the first premium baby brand to enter the market in five small stores in New York City–at a time when there were no home-style options for parents to feed their children. A lot has changed since then, and HAPPYBABY is now one of the leading premium brand of baby and toddler meals in the U.S.–sold in over five thousand stores with five different lines of optimally delicious organic foods for your growing family.
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Bracelets are some of the most favourite ornaments for almost every woman around. If you too relish a soft corner for bracelets and looking for some exotic collections to adorn your shapely wrist, nothing can be more viable than the Lovelinks bracelets. Lovelinks is a designer jewellery brand from Denmark with gorgeous bracelet collections earning rave reviews from all across the globe. The Lovelinks bracelets guarantee premium quality & lasting style and if you are looking for a reliable portal for these bracelets online, Jewellery and All That could work for you well.
Lovelinks has come up with a varied collection of designer bracelets. You can choose from leather, silver & gold options. The leather braided ones are the most popular and if you are looking for something off-beat from the brand, go for the snake chain version. You have these bracelets available in a wide range of shades as well enabling the customers to have their pick easily as per their preferred colours. The great part is that these bracelets are pretty affordable. What more, these are smart, stylish and classy and hence could be the perfect match for any sort of outfit whether you are out on a Sunday brunch or planning for a cocktail party.
It’s interesting to note that the Lovelinks bracelets are crafted to facilitate in creating a personalized appeal. The customers here can easily customize the bracelets with beads and different charms. The bracelets come with stopper links to assure easy insert of the beads. In regards to charms, you have the liberty to choose from versatile options.
The Lovelinks charms are available in a broad range of materials, designs, patterns, colours and sizes. You have the heart shaped ones, charms pattered as cross, cupid, angels, knots, twists and many more. Apart from the bracelets, Lovelinks also offers its customers with beautiful necklaces and rings. The necklaces are often complemented by magnificent crystal ball pendants in a variety of shades to select from. The rings are mostly in silver adorned with huge sparkling crystals on the ring head.Read More
The anxiety to get rid of pale skin after the winter has made people not very interested in understanding the difference between tanning beds and tanning booths. Why is knowing the difference important? As a consumer it’s vital for you to have a bit of knowledge about any products or service you want to consume before you part with your cash. Also, you’ll get to learn about which of the options two is most suited to your type of skin and which one can deliver the tan you have always wanted. So let’s take a look at some of the differences between tanning beds and booths.
The cost of running tanning booths and tanning beds is more important for people who want to buy them for private use or salon owners such as Montana Tan who want to plan their budget. Generally, tanning booths are more expensive to manage than tanning beds because they consume more power, occupy a large space and are seen to be less comfortable, when compared to tanning beds. Without doubt these issues are what make the beds more popular and the preferred choice.
The positioning of tanning booths is by far the biggest advantage it has over tanning beds. Booths require the customer to stand up until the tanning process is complete. This allows the tan to impact every part of their body for a perfect coverage. Also, booths have handles that the customer can hold on to so that the rays can reach hidden body parts. However, tanning beds are more comfortable because the client can lie down and relax but in the beds customers can’t turn around to get a tan on hidden body parts. This means that people using beds have a higher possibility of not getting some parts of their body tanned.
The amount of UV exposure you get from tanning beds and booths is determined by the type and size of lights used. Tanning booths use better lights that allow you to get a perfect tan in less time. Too much exposure to UV rays can lead to health complications and general discomfort. If you’re someone who needs to be careful about UV ray exposure, then booths are your best option. Before you enter any booth or bed make sure you read health risks that may arise from excessive exposure. Booths are also very good for people who want to get a good tan but don’t have a lot of time to spend.
Booths make use of 160 watt bulbs (although this can vary across products and brands), while beds usually deliver about 100 watts. In the booths, the lamps use a reflector system that directs all the light towards the front door – this allows a perfect distribution of rays to give you a good tan in a short time. Lamps in the beds however, make use of a reflector system that is altered, leading to ‘phase cancellation’ – a situation where the customer sees more light but less light absorption.
There are so many things to consider when it comes to selecting either tanning beds or booths. Most people prefer beds because booths can be boring and energy consuming because you’re standing up. Beds are relaxing and comfortable, just like having a nap, although the risk of contracting diseases or germs increases when using beds because people have to touch the sides and rest their skin on the glass. In booths there is very little contact with the interior and people can stand in any position that they feel is most comfortable.
Author: Scott Handley loves to tan. He used only use tanning beds but lately he’s started using booths. For tips on tanning and top fake tan products click here.Read More