Tuesday, January 24, 2012

My toddler loves Chuggington

This is my little Chloe’s favourite cartoon show from Cbeebies. The show tells a story about how the train station runs and teamwork around them. The three main characters’ are the trainees named:
• Wilson- red engine
• Brewster- yellow with blue colour engine
• Koko- green with purple engine

Each day, they are able to perform task and at the end of the show, they usually find out that they can solve the problem easier by helping each other. I would say this is a great show for all toddlers! Love the fun characters, lessons learned from each daily task and the cheerful song that my little girl always sings along every time she hears it on the television.



Chuggington Lyrics

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Family Prescription Savings Club at Walgreens

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Illness can strike to anyone at any age without a warning and as much as my family and I do take good care of our health by eating healthy and keeping fit, there is not a guarantee that those things would keep us free from getting illnesses. I am not talking about getting insurance here although it would be great if we got one for the whole family, but there is another thing that would come handy when an unexpected illness comes along and is the Walgreens Prescription Savings Club. The good thing about having this prescription savings club is that, as a member you will be able to enjoy the following benefits;
 
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Friday, January 20, 2012

Fruits and vegetables for young children

Fruit and vegetables contain lots of vitamins, minerals and fibre. They could even liven up your child's meal with their variety of colours, textures and favours that is why it is recommended by doctors and other health professionals, that parents should introduce lots of different types from an early age whether fresh, frozen, canned, or dried, it does not really matter! Just try to ensure that your child have fruit and vegetables regularly.

Different fruit and vegetables contains different vitamins and minerals, so the wider range your toddler eats the better. But do not worry if your child will only eat one or two types. He or she will learn to like them by having small taste frequently.


Sunday, January 15, 2012

The Amazing Toddler Spiderman Costume

I really feel that I am obliged to make a review of this costume as so far this is the best designed toddler costume I have seen! For a start this would look cute for either a boy or a girl (planning to get my little Chloe one), but I got this for my little nephew Karl (Chloe’s cousin) as a surprise present when we go for a visit to see him and the whole family this spring.

Anyway here is my review:

The costume is made out of polyester clothing, but do not get me wrong, as it is of quite good quality and it does not look cheap! It's a jumpsuit which features realistic effect padded muscles in the chest and on the arms. The pads on the arms and chest by the way feels soft, light and squashy, and the jumpsuit itself is surprisingly quite strong clothing material! I would say this would definitely keep a toddler snug and warm on a mild or cold weather.

Was actually pleased on how well made the costume is, tell you, this is one of the best Spiderman costumes I have seen online, and what makes it different from the others is that this Spiderman costume has a larger spider print on the chest, the face mask got a larger eye wholes too with an elastic trim around the back of the head which would make it adjustable for any head sizes. Oh, another good thing I notice about this is that the mask does not cover the whole face, which means a toddler can breath in and out properly and avoid the danger of suffocation.

As far as sizing is concern, this is pretty much true to its size, got a T2 size and have asked the exact measurement of my nephew from his mom, and spot on! It is just perfect for an average size 2 years old toddler. I am overall very happy with this; its is not pricey and it looks great too! I think any child wearing this would get tons of compliments especially that The Amazing Spiderman movie is soon to be out on cinema. This is truly an amazing toddler costume and would definitely recommend this to anyone.

I have here a photos of the costume:



My little Chloe trying on the mask:



Monday, January 9, 2012

1st Dental Check and Caring for your child's teeth

Chloe just had her first dental check at the age of 4 and like any other child her, she was a little nervous of seeing the dentist for the first time. Although this is not the first time she has been to the dental clinic as I often take her with me during my annual dental routine check, I can still feel that she is a little bit concern and nervous about seeing the dentist. At first she insisted that she will not see the dentist and she got a lot of reasons for it, but when I told her that there is a sticker badge waiting for her and a surprise inside the dental room, she agreed to go along. The dentist and the dental nurse were very friendly, offered her a selection of sun glasses when she gets in the room and was chatting with me and her. I was actually surprised that Chloe responded well and after the dental check, she was given a sticker badge which makes her very proud!

Anyway, here is some advice from the dentist of how to care of a child’s teeth, well these are the only 3 important things I can remember:

• Keep down the number of times each day that your child eats or drinks something sugary.
• Acidic drinks such as fruit juices and squashes should only be given with meals and not on their own.
• Brush your child’s teeth thoroughly twice each day, using a small pea-sized amount of fluoride toothpaste.
• Let the child sees you are brushing your teeth, best to brush at the same time your child is brushing her or his teeth.
• Go on helping your child to brush until you are sure that he or she is old enough. They recon until the age of seven.

It is recommended that you should take your child to the dentist for an annual routine check, even if he or she does not have any tooth decay problem, as this would help maintain your child's teeth and gums healthy.