Tuesday, October 26, 2010

How to prepare a toddlers milk

It is very important that you should maintain cleanliness in preparing your child’s milk to prevent him or her from getting ill. So here are some good and easy instructions of how to prepare a toddlers milk.

• Always wash hands and sterilise all utensils according to manufacturer’s instruction.

• Boil freshly run water and leave the kettle to cool for 30 minutes. Do not use artificial softened or repeatedly boiled water.
• Measure the required amount of water, always refer to feeding guide and put it into a sterilised beaker. Do not add powder to boiling water due to risk of scalding.

• Using the scoop provided, always make sure to level the powder without pressing it or heaping it.

• Add the correct number of scoops to the water, do not put too many or too little as this could be harmful to your child.

• Mix well and replace the lid of the beaker.

• Cool it under a running tap and check the temperature of the feed before giving it to your child.

• Always discard unfinished feeds after 2 hours for hygiene reasons.

Be aware that powdered milks are not sterile so failure to do such instructions may make your toddler ill.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

60 Days Home Workout

Working out in your home is an ideal way to start the day, which is why more and more people are now into home workout program where they can choose their own time, like just before going to work or before leaving on a day out for fun with the family. Aside from that, there are actually loads of benefits in working out from home, this involves getting rid of the all the hassle form renewing your gym membership and its fee and avoid the hassle of going into the gym and the traffic along the way. For most people I know, they choose to workout at home so they could get the privacy they want as well as enjoying it with music of their choice and not to worry about the attire they would wear when having a workout.

All the reasons above were very practical and very economical that is why I have decided to have it a go. I have been researching by asking a couple of friends who have done it and reading online forums of which home workout really works the best! Now the thing is, I hate heavy lifting and using equipment’s that requires excessive strength, not to mention the cost of buying those physical exercise machines. Anyway, a friend suggested this Insanity Workout which she has been using for a couple of months and I think this is just the thing I am looking for! It is a 60 days workout that features cardio to increase endurance and burns calories, which make you, lose weight and the best thing about this is that it can all be done at home.

Most of the methods use in this Insanity workout is widely used by athletes which are plyometric exercises, calisthenics, cardio and some sports drill which could burn up to 1000 calories if done right. Well, no wonder why athletic people are in very good shape! By the way, my friend is not an athlete but she definitely has an athletic body to be proud of.

Anyway, if you require more information about this home workout or you want to give it a go, you can visit the website and read on their free Insanity Workout Review. On it, you will see some written exercise guides and a video you can follow and try for free.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

To make bedtime easier for toddlers

Sleep problems may be avoided if you can establish a simple and soothing bedtime routine early. This can include bath, changing into night clothes, feeding, cuddling, and then putting to bed.

The best thing to do is try to put your baby down awake rather than getting him or her to sleep by rocking or cuddling him or her in your arms, otherwise your baby may not learn to fall asleep in the cot and may need nursing back to sleep if he or she wakes up again.

As your child gets older, keeping to a similar bedtime routine is also important. This should include a winding down period and the avoidance of excitement and over stimulation before bedtime.

I have here an example of routine that you may try to do for your child:

• Bath time and put in night clothes.
• A milky drink or supper.
• Brushing of teeth.
• A bedtime story.
• Making sure your child’s comforter, such as a dummy, cuddly toy, or security blanket is nearby.
• A good night kiss and a cuddle.
• Leaving dim lights on if necessary.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Halloween Ideas

It is now about 3 weeks to Halloween, and I think now it is the perfect time to start thinking about Halloween costumes and tricks or treats for kids. Like most parents, I also encourage my little one to have all the fun during Halloweens, got her a good witch costume last year and the year before that a pumpkin costume. Just a moment ago, I was looking online for a Halloween costume and ended reading on a very good article about Halloween costume ideas made simple written by Mark J Walters and I really like the article as there are some things he has written it, that I think everyone should think and consider in getting their Awesome Halloween Costumes. Anyway, I just think that the article would help a lot if you are sort of looking for an idea for this coming Halloween. Like knowing what is the appropriate thing to wear, especially when you are with the company of your child or children. Simple ideas that would make you stand out in a Halloween party, and making use of your old accessories. Well, Halloween only comes once in a year, so make the most of it by having fun with you and your child's costume, make up’s and accessories. And best of all, take some good photos that will brings back good memories.