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Maternity-ClothesWhat are the Benefits of Used Maternity Clothes?

When you get pregnant, the clothes stop fitting. The only option left is to purchase clothes that are made to accommodate your bump. There are plenty of styles available for maternity clothing, but the problem is that most are expensive. Pregnancy is a short 9 months and you may not have another child right away, if ever again. Because of this, it would be tough to justify filling up your closet with expensive maternity clothing. SAVE HUGE buying second hand. Most maternity clothing is not worn for long periods of time and as a result, they still look new! Read more…

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baby-monitorDoes FDA  Approve of Baby Monitors For the Prevention of SIDS

SIDS or Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, also known as crib death or cot death, means sudden death of an infant, usually less than 1 year of age, due to unknown reasons. Infants have higher risk of SIDS when they are asleep. Most of the times, the infant is put to bed normally, and is found dead with no signs of struggle. Exact causes of SIDS are still unknown, but it was found to be the 3rd major cause of infant mortality in US alone during 2011. From expensive mattresses, mattress covers and sleep positioners to baby monitors, there are so many baby products in the market that claim to prevent or at least reduce the risk of SIDS. But FDA suggests parents not to believe the hype. Read more…

Homemade Toys For BabyThere are a lot of really lovely homemade toys that you can make for your baby. Obviously they come in a variety of difficulties in terms of how much work or skill you will need, but there are plenty of things you can try. Here are just a few ideas.

Simple things – the easiest toy of all is a wooden spoon with Read more…

overweight_scale_01Weight gain has become a problem in most of the countries. This is because of the lifestyle of people –life has become very fast and everyone is running against time. Thus, they do not find ample time in order to have proper diet and to be more focused about nutritious food. When you have excess of junk food and ready to make oily foods, then you tend to gain weight over a period of time.

If we take a look at the top five countries with regards to the number of obese individuals, then the statistics are as follows.

  • At number five we have Greece which has an obesity rate of 21.9%. Read more…

family_love_charmcircle (1)Decisions, decisions,  decisions.  What do you give that special new Mommy or Grandma this Mother’s Day?  This year, Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 11th.  This day is to celebrate all of the wonderful Moms, Grandmas, Aunties, Nanny’s, Friends and anyone else who cares like a Mother does.

Diamond may be a girl’s best friend, but something that is personalized is the most thoughtful of gifts.  It means that the recipient actually took their time to give something from the heart, chosen just for them!   Something meaningful that will not be sold at the next garage sale!  There is nothing like seeing that little name, the one that you gave your child, lovingly etched into genuine sterling silver for you to wear, cherish and save as a special keepsake for years and years.   Read more…

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Choosing the right stroller for you might be a little difficult if you do not know what to look for. Of course, if you are not too particular with what type of stroller you want, choosing a stroller is not a big deal. However, there are many parents I know who regretted their choice because they did not give enough time on thinking about the options currently available for them. To avoid future regrets, I will share with you some of the important questions you need to ask to find the right stroller.

You need to ask yourself what type of terrain you will be using the stroller on. For example, if you expect that you or your nanny will use the stroller on a bumpy and uneven terrain, you need to find a stroller with strong wheels, sturdy frame, and good traction. If you are going to use the stroller on a crowded place, then you should find a stroller small enough to fit narrow pathway, but big enough to accommodate current and future size of your baby. Read more…

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Up until 1957 most children’s playgrounds were very traditional and almost clinical in their style, usually consisting of metal climbing frames, round a bouts and swings.  The type of play available was quite limited and really only appealed to the physical aspect of play, it was even possible for children to leave the playground as clean as they came in.

Rathbone Street It wasn’t until the Rathbone Street Playground was developed in Liverpool that the way in which we approached playground design changed with the child’s holistic learning in mind.  Children could now exercise their minds and bodies on amazing apparatus laid out in exciting ways to form the new concept of an adventure play ground.  Adventure playground equipment now is present in most modern playgrounds in some form or other, while funding is always being raised to update ailing equipment in play areas requiring an update. Read more…

soap_4From The Mystic Soap Company. I use all natural homemade soap because I like to feel clean after bathing and I hate to use chemical laden products if I don’t have to. It’s better for the environment too. And they feel & smell w-o-n-d-e-r-f-u-l-!!!  All natural homemade soap is also much less likely to cause an allergic reaction or skin irritation. Castile soap is the most gentle soap you can buy. It’s gentle enough even for babies!

The Mystic Soap Company’s handcrafted Castile soap is a bit different than most other people’s homemade soap. Why? Because the owner loves a nice rich lather when she washes and hates that “grabby” feel of many other soaps. The waxy “grab” of other soaps is from too much vegetable glycerin and the use of coconut oil. She doesn’t use coconut oil for that reason and because it can clog your pores. The Mystic Soap Company’s soaps are mostly Extra Virgin Olive oil. This makes for a superior quality soap, one that won’t leave your skin feeling, dry, tight, or greasy. It balances your skin’s ph level too. Read more…

elimination-communication-1Elimination communication, or EC, is the philosophy of raising babies without using diapers for toileting. Proponents of EC believe that many babies have the ability to be completely diaper-free by the time they are a few months old. Elimination communication is used around the globe, and relies on parents following the cues of the baby’s signals to use the potty.

There are a few basics to EC that parents need to learn before starting diaper-free toileting with their infant. These basics of elimination communication are: Read more…