Wednesday, June 30, 2010

To take a gum off a child’s hair

Having trouble with gum on your child hair? Well, I have here some solutions you could try to get the gum off your child’s hair. These solutions are very easy and economical too as you can usually see these ingredients in your household.

By using a peanut butter, all you do is put peanut butter on the area around where the gums got stuck, and then rub it into your hair and around the gum, and then you will see the gum crumbles as you rub it. Use your finger to tug gently at it until it comes out, and lastly use a fine tooth comb to get the last bits off. Now if you do not like the smell of the peanut butter on your hair, you can also use coconut or almond oil, baby oil, or sun block. If you do not have this stuff, you can also use a Mayo or butter and use the same procedure. But if you are too lazy to do this procedure, you could always snip it out!

Fatty foods on kids

Parents should be aware that giving your children foods that are high in saturated fat can raise the level of cholesterol in the blood and overtime this increases the chance of developing heart disease. So it is best to be aware what kind of foods are high in saturated fats so you can avoid in giving these to your child or at least cut it down.

• Fatty cuts of meat and meat products such as sausages and pies
• Butter, ghee and lard
• Cream, soured cream and crème fraiche
• Full fat cheese
• Pastry
• Cakes and biscuits
• Some sweet and savoury snacks such as confectionery
• Coconut oil, coconut cream and palm oil

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

My dream home plan

Building a dream home is probably the biggest step a couple would face, that is why when my husband and I have decided to put our current house on the market, I also make a point to start gathering information’s on starting to build a dream home and luckily, I got a house plan online that fits the budget my husband and I intended for this dream home. I am actually very pleased with it, as it is exactly what I would like it to be, like having a small entrance hall, a downstairs cloakroom, large lounge and a dining kitchen with French door that opens out onto a patio area. I think I did a good job in choosing a dream house plan online as these home plans are far cheaper than going to a local architect especially that my husband and I were on a tight budget.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Newborn babies need vitamin K

We all needed vitamin K to make our blood clot properly so that we won’t bleed too easily and some newborn babies have too little vitamin K. Although this is rare, it can cause them to bleed dangerously into the brain. This is called haemorrhagic disease of new born or Vitamin K deficiency bleeding (VKDB). To reduce that risk, every newborn baby should be offered vitamin K, either by mouth or ejection. These options will all be explained to you by your baby’s doctor prior to giving the said vitamin K.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Know my PD / Pupillary distance recent issue

Recently saw this forum about opticians refusing to give a PD or pupillary distance measurement to people coming into their clinic because they say that these customers will just go to an online shop to purchase one and it's sad to know that this is all about money! You see if a customer walks into the clinic to ask for a PD test, some opticians would say no if a that person will not get a package deal, which is compose of $30 to $45 PD test, $50 to help select the right frame, $50 to verify RX, and $65 to fit it. Now I am just wondering, are customers coming into an optical clinic that would just want a PD check really are obliged to get a pair of their eyeglasses? Do we have the freedom to choose as a customer whether we want to purchase one or not?

Based on what I saw on this forum, most opticians are annoyed with these customers, as they all say that once a customer got their PD, they would all go to this certain online eyeglasses shop where they could get it a lot cheaper. I did have a research about this online shop and found that this zennioptical.com is now the biggest online eyeglasses retailer and they do sell eyeglasses for as low as $8 that is why they are now the number 1 online eyeglasses store. Now if anyone wishes to get a pair of eyeglasses from this online shop, it was explained there that you need a pupillary distance measurement to ensure a proper eyeglass fitment that is why people would then go to an optician to get a PD measurement.

Anyway, since most of the opticians refuse to give and some charges more for a PD measurement, it’s sad to think that their best interest is not at heart. Now, I do understand that an optician too has to be paid for their services, but it does not mean that they would rip off anyone with their very high consultation fee for just a pupillary distance measurement! If they would only offer a reasonable price of PD test to everyone, it would be a wise marketing strategy of getting more customers as well as helping people in this recession time. Also my advice for people wanting a pupillary distance check is that you could do with some research online for a free eye test or a cheap eye test. Note that some giant supermarkets sometimes offer a free PD measurement check with their opticians without an obligation to purchase from their store and usually they do charge but for a lesser amount only.




The PD or Pupillary Distance, is the distance between the pupils of the eyes, center to center, in Millimeters.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Foods to avoid for a baby under 1 year old

I have here some lists of foods that you should avoid in giving to your baby especially when your baby is under 1 year old. The first batch is for babies under the age of 6 months old as these foods could cause allergic reaction or contain harmful bacteria.

* Under 6 months old:

• Eggs

• Fish and shellfish

• Soft and unpasteurised cheeses.

• Wheat based foods which contain gluten - like wheat flour, bread, breakfast cereal and rusks. Also avoid oats and other barley-based foods.

• Nuts and seeds including ground nuts - like peanut butter, and other nut spread.

* Under 1 year old:

• Salt – do not add salt to food for young babies as their kidneys cannot cope with it. Babies will get the right amount of salt they need from the infant formula milk or through breastfeeding if you are breastfeeding your baby.

• Sugar- Do not add sugar to food or drinks you give to your baby, it isn’t necessary. Sugar could encourage a sweet tooth and lead to tooth decay when the first teeth start to come through.

• Honey- should not be given to a baby under 1 year old. According to health professionals, honey can contain a type of bacteria which can produce toxins in the baby’s intestines and can cause serious illness. They said, after the age of 1 the bacteria are not able to grow in the babies intestines.

• Nuts- whole nuts should not be given to children under the age of 5 in case of choking and it could also lead to allergy problems.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Fathers Day

Today the 20th of June 2010 I would like to greet all the wonderful DADS’ a happy father’s day! I know not every country celebrates father’s days in neither the same month nor the same date but as far as I know, all countries do celebrate it for the same reason, and that is to celebrate fatherhood!

To all Dad’s

Wishing you a day filled with peace, love, and happiness and a year with filled with great success and joy!

Happy Fathers day!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

MEH social networking

Recently came across this website called My Event Hub or MEH social networking and I think this is very interesting! Wanted to know why? Well, this MyEventHub (MEH) by Fashion designer Bian Variani is a cleaver way of promoting yourself as well as any event you are holding. For instance, if you would like to promote an event of fashion shows, movies, concerts, or your very own gallery you can always use this website to promote it by simply posting a news flash to inform your entire network about the said event and best of all, you can sell your tickets too! Anyway, if you just want to be famous you can also join in for free and in an instant you can upload as many photos you wish, create your very own biography online and tell your friends what you are up to.

Based on what I saw on the website, this has a lot more to offer than the usual networking website. Aside from the usual free emails and unlimited photo uploads, there are also several things you can do with this website like; you can create your own custom profile and brand yourself or your company, you get a virtual online address book, create your event tickets as well as selling it and best of all I have read on the website that this MEH has this brilliant adds on tools and options that would let you create your very own online draws and raffles. Now that is really something you would not want to miss! My event hub is best recommended to promoters, Fashion Designers, Models, the club goers, Photographers, Musicians, Actors, Directors, or if you are into fashion and entertainment, then you are in!

Ways of cutting down saturated fats

Saturated fats are not good for the human’s health as it could raise the level of cholesterol in the blood and could lead to developing heart disease. So, here are some simple things you can do to cut down saturated fats into your food. I got this from a food standard leaflet which I find very useful and think I should also share this with others through my blog.

• By simple choosing lower-fat dairy products – example: try 1% fat milk and look out for yoghurt and cheese that are lower in fat.
• Simple grating cheese instead of slicing – this can mean you eat less of it, which can help you reduce saturated fat intake.
• When shopping compare the labels of cheese to see which of the products contains less fat?
• Simple using leaner mince can reduce saturated fat intake or try using turkey mince which is even leaner.
• By eating chicken without the skin. When cooking chicken, go easy with creamy sauces, try a bit of lemon and some herbs instead.
• Using sunflower oil instead of butter.
• Trim the fat off the meat and try grilling meat instead of frying.
• By simply eating more balance meals. Try lots of fruits and vegetable and plenty of rice potatoes pasta and other starchy foods. These are low in saturated fats, so they make your meals healthier.
• Eat less pastry.
• Healthy snacks when on the go- try apple, and some dried fruits

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Ladies hunter wellington boots

Just returned from a camping holiday and I was very impressed with my new hunter wellington boots. These lovely pair of boots has actually help a lot with the rainy days and also the most comfortable pair of wellington boots I have ever worn! During me and my family’s 2 weeks camping holiday, the weather was totally unpredictable, it has rained few times and the campsite has turned a bit muddy, so usually I was wearing my wellies and very happy with it.

Anyway, what I love about hunter wellies is that they are very affordable, very comfortable when worn on, looks great and they do not look cheap! I got a lot of compliments wearing this boots due to its lovely colour and since they do really feel very comfortable to wear, I am planning of getting another one and this time I wanted it black! I just think it is handy to have these kinds of boots around, they are ideal for walking on a rainy days, muddy places and even working on barns too!

So, if you are looking forward of buying yourself a pair of wellies, I would recommend that you buy hunter wellies and visit the online shop where I got mine at countryattire.com, they got loads of different colours and styles to choose from with prices ranging from £15 to £139 per boots. Best of all, shipping is totally free of charge!

Healthy foods to try for a new mother

A healthy well-balanced diet is important for a new mother in order for her to regained strength and get back into shape. However if you have any allergic reaction to a certain food, always consult your doctor before omitting any food for your diet. Anyway, here are some ideas you may try out for your diet:

• Sandwiches or pitta bread filled with salad vegetables, grated cheese, mashes salmon, or sardine or cold meat.
• Yogurts and fromage frais.
• Hummus and bread or vegetable sticks.
• Ready to eat apricots, figs, or prunes.
• Vegetable and bean soups.
• Fortified unsweetened breakfast cereals, muesli, and other whole grain cereals with milk.
• Milky drinks or unsweetened fruit juices.
• Fresh fruit.
• Baked beans on toast or baked potato.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Tasty BBQ sausages for the whole family

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BBQ is probably the most famous food to be served in the summertime and by now I am sure you are looking for some recipes, hints and tips for a tasty BBQ. Well, I have posted here a video of Jamie Oliver’s BBQ sausages recipe from one of his commercials in Sainsbury's. What I like about these BBQ sausages is that it is a BBQ for all seasons! You can either cook this in the oven when it is raining or you can cook it outdoor using your BBQ grill on a warm and lovely day. There are two words that best describes this BBQ and that is Simple and delicious! So all you have to do is choose the right ingredients by choosing Sainsbury’s sausages which are made of 100% pure British meat. The best quality meat in a very affordable price and you cannot get it anywhere else! Anyway, this recipe is very easy to make and would make a lovely treat for the whole family, in fact, I have tried this and I was very pleased with it, so, I am sharing this video to all BBQ lovers out there to try this out, this is great for adults and a healthy tasty treat for kids too!



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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Feeling depress after childbirth

Like most mothers, I also feel a bit emotional and irrational after child birth and this is what they call baby blues. New mothers usually get this feeling during the first week after child birth, and you might as well be wondering why into a sudden you will be bursting into tears for no apparent reason. Well, worry not as these symptoms are normal and said to only last a few days. I have read in a book that the reason for this baby blues is probably due to the sudden hormone and chemical changes which take place in the body after childbirth. Some other symptom includes feeling irritable, touchy, feeling depressed or anxious but like I said this is something you should not worry as this will only be for a couple of days, once you get used to all the changes, everything gets better as it should be.