Monday, 30 November, 2009

Music Monday- ♫ Miley Cyrus - Party In The U.S.A. ♫

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Miley Cyrus the teen, is really talented and this video proves it. In the song she is seen moving a few steps to a Jay buzz song when it comes on the radio but in reality when she was interviewed, she states she hasn't heard a single album or doesn't know any of Jay Buzz music. Well, she may not have composed this song but is a beautiful teen singer and song writer as well..

I've posted this as this weeks music monday as this is also a teen blog! Hope all the teens enjoy watching the video as much as my sister will. she is a big Miley cyrus fan and maybe already singing and dancing away to every album of the singers. Happy MM :-)

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Sunday, 29 November, 2009

Web hosting, and its latest ipage promo pricing

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Web hosting makes me want to transfer my blog from a free domain to a paid one but i always feared the consequences if i have no back up for my blogs or what if the server died! There are few reasons am always a bit hesitant to host my blog on a paid hosting and also the less understanding of setting up. But now we have web hosting that does everything for you, so if you think like me just don't worry and read about the latest ipage promo!

The top web hosting provider had introduced iPage Promo pricing. They are a high standard, small business hosting that offers domain name registrations, email accounts, web services, FrontPage help, online community resources and various small business solutions at affordable prices and money back guarantee. Its worth the try. First sign up to know the features for they have lots more to offer like a free account and an instant activation!

Breastfeeding tips in public- would you, or not?

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When is comes to breastfeeding her child, no mother no matter where they are or what the situation they might be, wont hesitate to look for a private space to nurse her hungry baby. I've been in situations like this and always found a ladies change room or a cabin restaurant when am out shopping and dining to nurse my babies. But it continues to be a very sensitive and controversial topic! Even if women are granted their rights to breastfeed in public, they would feel uncomfortable and if they prefer to feed in public they are liable to attract prowling eyes, so its always better to retreat to a private place like a restroom. The duration of feeds of a newborn can be from frequent to longer gaps so we are always unprepared. AT home baby sleeps for hours until he awakes to nurse but when we are outside our homes, anything might disturb him making him wants to nurse. At first all mothers tend to react strangely while out with the child but soon they get in tune at nursing out. Mostly the infant/baby prefers the quietness of his own home and they cant even share the bonding like home.

Few things a breastfeeding mom can do for more comfort

Pull up tops tend to be easier and more discreet than button-front tops, and if you wear one with a wide or square neck then you can look down the top to help your baby latch on.

Once your baby is latched on, you could put a muslin square, baby blanket or large scarf across your shoulder and chest – your baby will hide your tummy, but it might help you feel a little more confident in the early days.

If you have trouble positioning your baby properly when you’re out and about, try either putting one leg across the other to raise your baby up a bit, or keep a small cushion in your car or pushchair basket, so that you can use it to rest your baby on.

Thursday, 26 November, 2009

Here is a vein treatment clinic locator for you!

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Vein problems can be painful in adults. Some symptoms are as below:

Bulging veins, like larger than spider veins.
Swelling of ankles.
Aching, heavy, and tired legs.

Do you also know what causes these problems?
As people inherit this weakness in the structure in their leg veins, it stretches as as person turns older with time. Excessive standing, walking and during pregnancy are times a person is likely to suffer from vein problems.

If anyone in your family suffers from torturous venous conditions, now you have the choice to fix your veins at a clinic rather than a hospital. Have you visited this site helps locate your nearest reputable vein clinic by entering just your Zip code. Like, the Sacramento vein center can benefit anyone living in the sacramento area! It's as easy as typing in your zip code!

Monday, 16 November, 2009

Music Monday- ♫ Rain, Rain, Go Away! ♫

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Kids would enjoy these nursery rhymes.. In fact i still sing this when it rains and my kids cant play or we're steeping out of the house and its drizzles. Let your kids enjoy this.. just play it loud on your speakers :-)

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Wednesday, 11 November, 2009

Cradle cap treatments/remedies for your baby

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Cradle cap is very common in babies. You might have seen many newborns with dry, flaky, crusty patches of skin, sometimes yellowish or brownish in color, then its most likely to be cradle cap. Don't interfere with it at all unless severe, like applying oil, trying to rub or scrub it off. It may not look cute but it also isn't harmful and might clear off within 6 to 12 months. This condition might also show up on your baby's ears, eyebrows, armpits and folds but it's then called seborrheic dermatitis unless on his scalp. It's quite common. In fact, should you walk about the hospital beds and cribs in the nursery you'll notice how common this condition is.

It does cause worries to parents but let me tell you cradle cap is not caused by poor hygiene or allergies, but some experts believed it to caused by the hormones a baby receives from his mother at the end of pregnancy. Those hormones overstimulate the baby's seborrheic (oil-producing) glands resulting in this condition. It isn't contagious and would hardly bother baby but would however, itch, if it got severe.

As for the scalp, not necessary you really have to do something but you could try gently brushing baby's scalp with a soft brush or soft towel. You could rub on some pure almond or olive oil and let it soap for few minutes until the flakes loosen, and very gently scrape it out with a fine tooth comb or a soft brush.

Photo courtesy: final step would be to shampoo his hair/scalp thoroughly leaving no traces of oil which would clog the pores. Also never keep oil on his head for long.

A recommendation would be to check with your doctor before you do anything, if at all you aren't experienced with babies. Your doctor might find a solution if the above don't work for the baby :-)

I'll update this post once i find more remedies.. :-)

Tuesday, 10 November, 2009

Rock a bye baby- Your baby's going to love this lullaby

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Baby's troublesome today, is he not sleeping? you may have been wondering what on earth could you do to comfort your little one, so why don't you sing him a cute lullaby today!? Baby's going to adore mama's gentle voice and he'll going to love it. Sing to him everyday and these bonding moments are going to be cherished forever.. :-)

Rock-a-bye baby, in the treetop
When the wind blows, the cradle will rock
When the bough breaks, the cradle will fall
And down will come baby, cradle and all

Baby is drowsing, cozy and fair
Mother sits near, in her rocking chair
Forward and back, the cradle she swings
And though baby sleeps, he hears what she sings

From the high rooftops, down to the sea
No one's as dear, as baby to me
Wee little fingers, eyes wide and bright
Now sound asleep, until morning light.

Monday, 9 November, 2009

Music Monday- ♫ The Lion King- Hakuna Matata ♫

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Sunday, 8 November, 2009

United Health One HSA offers health Insurance to families

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United Health One HSA offeres affordable individual Health Insurance to families. Some of the most popular plans are the HSA 100 and the CoPay Select 2500. Protect your families and let them enjoy a health tension free life.

Can i add salt to my baby's food?

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Can i add salt to my baby's food, if not, when can i begin and what quantity?

You mustn't add salt to your baby's food throughout her first year, but babies normally need an intake of less than 1.g of salt during her first six months, which will be met by breast or formula milk. While babies more than 6 months to 12 months need just about 1.g per day, toddlers till three years old kids need about 2.g per day.

Excess consumption of salt could result in baby's damaged kidneys. Also, lead to high blood pressure in the later stages of life, specially in those families with hypertension history.

Follow these recommendations and tips, and all will be fine:

Limit the intake of salty foods in your baby's diet, or avoid adding salt at all to foods while cooking.

As babies are sensitive to taste so endure your baby has 'salt free' foods which don't necessary have to be 'flavor free'. Some steps to make babies enjoy enriching and flavored foods(salt free)

1. Herbs, aromatic spices or garlic- adds flavor and have their own benefits!

2. A little black pepper- good for indigestion

Babies foods like cereals and jar foods already come with low salt content from during the processing itself and should not be confused with foods aimed for older children. In other words, feed foods labeled as appropriate to babies and kids of their own age group.

Read food labels in order to understand how much salt content is present in foods meant for babies and feed them only those that contain salts no more than 0.1g of sodium per 100g. Remember: 1g of sodium is equivalent to 2.55g of salt.

Fruits, vegetables, salads, plain meat, poultry and fish, eggs, pulses and milk are some foods which contain low salt naturally. Don't add salt to rice and pastas while cooking!

Photo courtesy: BBC News, also read the death of a baby due to overdose of salts!

Friday, 6 November, 2009

3 basic tips to tell if your baby is ready for solids.

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Your baby is 4 months and you maybe preferring to introduce solids to him at this age. Whichever month you begin depends on you and your baby's readiness and nutritional needs, but many mothers wait until 6 months which is the actual recommend time. You can always ask your doctor for advice.

Your baby is ready for solids-
If your baby has infant reflux which is a condition when the stomach contents push up to the esophagus, and this causes pain and discomfort, then it might not be the right time to begin feeding as his system isn't ready for solids. So, see if your baby's tongue-thrust reflex has diminished which then helps him to push food into his mouth and not choke on objects, and is it is gone, he is ready for solids.

If his head and neck is firm, because your baby needs a good position to take solids into his system.

His curiosity for foods at the dinner table arises and he tries grabbing then this makes it clear that he is ready for some variants of solids.

If your baby is too small and might be fussy or frustrated on the first day, don't force him, but try the next day or days after and he will soon begin to eat. Remember breast milk is still a first priority to fulfill his nutritional needs(till 6 months) while foods are just a substituteo.

Wednesday, 4 November, 2009

Moving out? here is a useful company that will help you

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Are you moving out? I know how tiresome it is for parents and children. Kids have to adjust to their new homes, environment and schools while parents struggle to make their kids comfortable and encourage them that changes are often part of our lives. Now, the stress does build in before moving out esp the trauma of packing, but now you have the chance to get help from Los Angeles Moving Companies who will provide their customers a stress-free moving experience.

You can be moving across the stress, or no matter where in Los Angeles, use this toll free 1-800-431-3920 to make a call to get a moving Quote in Los Angeles. Don't forget to take a look at their Moving tips!. It wil help in the long run.

Baby and infant games for ages 0-3 months

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If you're reading this post, i assume your infant is aged between 0-3 months and you are looking out for games to play with her. Your baby is now able to see, hear, smell, taste and feel but the senses might be slightly underdeveloped until she turns 6, nevertheless, there are wide choices of games for you to play with baby. This not serves as a fun activity for mother and baby but will help in her further development purposes.

Am your copycat mom, for my visual skills!
Lie your baby in front of you and hold her close facing her at eye coordination, say 20-35 cm away. Stick your tongue out every few minutes, say 15/20 secs, looking into her eyes. Keep repeating this, and very soon you will see her sticking her tiny tongue out at you! Its a milestone(write in down in your journal). Your baby loves to watch your face and this game will help her sharpen her visual skills.

Tickle me purple mom, for my memory skills!
You all heard this rhyme, 'This little piggy', sing to baby and watch her giggle in glee. Lie her down in a secure position, then take her tiny feet or hands in your palms(close to your lap) and begin to touch/slightly-tickle or uncurl her feet or hands as you sing...

Strengthen my muscles, mom!(closer to 3months)
lie her down on her tummy and roll a brightly colored ball across her about 60cm (2 ft) from her body. She might glance at the ball and keep staring, and if in a mood, she will try to move towards the ball. Keep your palms behind her feet which will allow her to stretch. This will help strengthen her neck, arms and muscles.

This Little Piggy went to market
This Little Piggy stayed home
This Little Piggy had roast beef
This Little Piggy had none :(
And this Little Piggy went "wee wee wee" all the way home!

Continue doing this to all her toes, repeatedly, and she may respond with a slight giggle at the end. This will help to improve on her memory skills. As she grows she will love and enjoy this game as one of the best. My kids favorite one too since an infant, and shes 3 years old now! :-)

Monday, 2 November, 2009

Make your way to one of the best coupon stores

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The economic downturn has really affected a whole lot of people i know and they're now spending their money wisely now, saving some for a rainy day or for the future. In my view, its like a sudden trend but very opposite a trend! They're cutting costs very obviously and are have convinced themselves that sales and coupons could help them avail a good bargain. I don't use coupons for some reason i might not know myself but if you are one of those, go for coupons at where the sales are reasonable and are redeemable through their coupon codes which means its automatic. No meed for clicking on the codes in the case of complicated codes or numbers. People often deter from these coupons due the complications of the codes but this is so simple and best for moms or parents. So yes, in case am going to use coupons for my shopping i'll definitely prefer which is so widely well known.

Music Monday- ♫ Nursery Rhymes - Baa Baa Black Sheep ♫

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This is one of the first poems i learnt to say! well am trying to teach 'baa, baa, black sheep' to my younger kid who just turned 3, and waiting to hear her say it fluently. She's going to sound so sweet and my hearts going to melt with love.. :-) Words sound so cute from kids mouths when they're beginning to to speak and say nursery rhymes.

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