Saturday, August 28, 2010

Why breastfeeding is best for babies

As a mum, I am proud to have breast feed my baby, so I would also like to share these important reasons why every mother should breast feed their little one. These were actually explained to me by my baby’s health visitor during her first visit in our house. So here are those few good reasons:

• Breast milk is the only food that is naturally designed for your baby, so it contains all the nutrients your baby needs in the right amount and in the forms that are very easily absorbed and its composition changes as your baby grows.

• It contains growth factors and hormones to assist your baby’s development.

• Since your baby’s immune system is not fully developed at birth, you can help protect your baby from infection because your antibodies will be passed to your baby through your milk.

• As your baby continue to receive antibodies, he or she is much likely to get infections such as coughs, colds, and chest infections. Also your baby is likely to get allergies like eczema, for example.

• Breast feed babies are likely to get tummy upsets or to be constipated.

• It could lower the risk of juvenile diabetes, better dental health, and you baby is likely to become obese in later childhood.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

NMEDA help makes life easier

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of NMEDA. All opinions are 100% mine.

Comfort and safety are probably the first thing every person thinks about when it comes to equipments, especially when it involves roads. This is where NMEDA comes to place in choosing the right equipment for persons who got disability to help them gain back the confidence they have lost and make travel easier for them. NMEDA does not sell anything but they got members which they call NMEDA dealers who are trained professionals that would help you get the right equipment specifically designed for the person with disability.

NMEDA actually has Dealers AND Quality Assurance Program (QAP) dealers, so to avoid confusion I would like to help explain the differences among the two members.
NMEDA members- they are required to adhere to the safety standards of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and to follow the NMEDA Guidelines. So, every time the NMEDA members update the Guidelines, a living document providing detailed recommended practices on equipment installation and modifications will be provided yearly.

The Quality Assurance Program- is the only nationally recognized accreditation program for the Adaptive Mobility Equipment Industry. It is based on the principle to satisfy customers consistently, companies must have a systematic and documented approach to quality. So they have an extremely high standard when it comes to products, workmanship, customer services, and have passed all the inspections and met all the requirements from the government agencies and NMEDA.

Anyway, if you would like to know more about this or would like to get more information on mobility equipments, you can check their webpage to find for a qualified dealer near you. Just to let you know,
NMEDA dealers has been renowned for helping the elderly or disabled get back onto the road of independence, so why not give the same chance to someone you love or care for?
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Sunday, August 22, 2010

Why Breast feeding is good for mums

I have here some good reasons why mothers should breastfeed their babies. These few good reasons are usually given to every mums all over the world by health professionals before and after child birt, as a way of promoting good health towards mother and baby.

• Breastfeeding reduces the risk of pre-menopausal cancer.
• Breastfeeding helps your womb return to its normal size more quickly, and because it uses up calories, it will help you lose some of the weight gained in pregnancy.
• It is much easier and more practical in the middle of the night.
• There is no need to prepare feeds, wash and sterilise bottle.
• Your baby isn’t kept waiting.
• You can save money from buying formula milks.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

It’s A Book for all ages


I have just seen the trailer of the book “It’s A Book” by Lane Smith and I think it is absolutely fantastic! I actually do like the fact that story is so funny and yet so real and as an adult viewer I have enjoyed watching it to the point that I want to get my child one of this book. I think this would make any parent think twice before buying off their children with gadgets.

I do love books and the timeless classic feeling of reading one on my hand and I do not find that same feeling on reading on an electronic gadget, so I think we parent should encourage our children in reading a book too. Anyway, I have attached here the trailer of the book, so you can see and decide if this is appropriate enough for your child. Just another brilliant book from the trusted Macmillan kids publishing industry.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Brushing a baby or child’s teeth

New parent's guide in brushing a baby or child's teeth:

When can you start? Start early as soon as your baby’s teeth start to come through.

Buy a baby or milk teeth toothbrush and use it with a tiny smear of fluoride toothpaste. Now if you are worried about using fluoride, you can always ask your dentist whether the baby toothpaste is safe to use or has enough fluoride for your baby’s needs.

When brushing your baby or child’s teeth, do not worry if you don’t manage to brush much at first because the important thing at the start is to get teeth brushing accepted as part of everyday routine. Remember that your baby’s gum is still very sensitive, so try to brush as gently as you can.