Wednesday, 28 April, 2010

Tips for baby proofing your home

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As a new mother you would do anything to protect your baby who is still not able to crawl, from dangers around your home. But what about when your baby begins to crawl! Would you be able to keep up to his pace of curiosity? No, and moreover now nothing that once looked perfect seems safe for baby anymore. Considering the risk and that baby relies on you for his safely, now it is time to baby proof your home to avoid baby head bumps, injuries from objects lying around and other target injures. Of course, you will need to invest in a little time and you can accomplish the task at the cost of nothing.

The first step would be to ask someone to crawl around your house and watch for any dangers from a baby eye-view. Remember your baby and his curiosity would be growing, so look out for the objects and areas that could cause him harm. Here is a few steps to follow:

1.Baby's nursery
Babies should always be put to sleep on their backs. Avoid keeping soft blankets, toys or any other objects in his crib as these pose a suffocation hazard and other injuries to babies. Check that the crib railings are 2-3/8 inches apart so baby's head wont trap in between. The mattress should be securely fitted in the crib and the railing should be high enough so baby wont crawl out. Position the crib away from windows to avoid strangulation from curtains. Keep all other baby essentials away from reach.

4.Stairs
Lead your child up the stairs and always keep it clutter free. Use Gates on top of stairs to avoid baby's from falling off. Install secure latches on the gates. and ensure the slats are not too wide as baby can trap himself. Avoid placing flower pots on the stairs which can topple over.

3.Living Room
Always keep the floors slippery free or install a carpet for better safety measures. Move book shelves into the storeroom or anchor them to the wall. Check for tiny objects on the floor which baby can get hold of and pop into her mouth. Plug up or tape all electrical sockets in all rooms. Check for broken window panes. Secure all electrical gadgets so that it doesn't topple over baby. Install bumper cushions to the edge of sharp furniture to prevent baby from injuries.

2.Kitchen
Put cleaners high up away in cabinets or use childproof locks on the lower cabinets doors. Use door stops on drawers and store sharp knives/glassware and other kitchen utensils away in the higher drawers. Keep handles of pots and pans with food cooking facing the back of the stove, for babies attempting to stand, will try to reach out and pull them. Never prepare baby food with hot boiling water or pass it over a baby. Check your child's high chair is well equipped with restrained straps. Make sure the child is strapped on his waist and between his legs securely. Keep baking soda and a fire extinguisher in case of fire.


5.Bathroom
Medicines, cosmetics and other essentials should be stored away in cabinets out of baby's reach. Don't set the heater for more than 120 degrees F, and check the temp before pouring on baby's body during his bath. Utilize a no-slip or rubber mat for baby in the tub and never leave him unattended. Install lids on toilets seats and when not in use, keep it closed

Tuesday, 27 April, 2010

Online casino

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Surfing around the internet, i came across a large number of kids online game sites but i wasn't able to find games suitable to play as a mom. I felt there weren't any games created for elders until i came across a casino site created for online entertainment. Online casino is a technology powered and most reliable online casino game created for a Vegas like experience, but online! Players can avail a bonus when they open a new account, and valued customers will be offered monthly special rewards and programs.

It's a pretty good game site for Parents who stay at home wondering what else to do other than just networking on the internet. If you are one of them, what are doing? Go try an online slots casino right now!

Sunday, 25 April, 2010

Unsafe foods to avoid during pregnancy

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I had listed a few foods to avoid during pregnancy in my previous post, now i'll add more unsafe foods...

Here we go:

Raw or undercooked meat- due to the risk of infested bacteria known as salmonella. By consuming raw meats a pregnant woman may suffer from nausea and diarrhea and most importantly may lead to severe complications putting the baby's life at risk, as the complications could result in miscarriages or pre-term births. Other foods in this category to be avoided are sushi, raw sea-food like shellfish, hot dogs, deli meats, poultry, pork, raw eggs because of the risk of being contaminated with coliform bacteria, toxoplasmosis, and salmonella.

Fish high in mercury- Seafood like shark, Swordfish, king mackerel, Tilefish should be avoided as they contain accumulated high levels of mercury in their tissues which is harmful to the baby, and may cause neurological damages and other developmental problems.

Soft Cheese- Feta, Gorgonzola, Queso Blanco, Queso Fresco, Brie and Camembert, contain listeria, a potential bacteria, which may lead to food poisoning or miscarriages.

Caffeine and Alcohol- Caffeine consumption should be strictly avoided or cautiously consumed as it is known to put a pregnant women to a miscarriage risk, or result in pre-term births. Alcohol consumption can result in miscarriages and premature birth too, along with low birth weight or learning disabilities of the born child, thus should be strictly avoided too.

Extra tips-
Hot dogs can be eaten if they are steamed well.

Eat safely :)

Tuesday, 20 April, 2010

Get your own web hosting now!

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I have been on the internet for years now and the amount of mothers and parents taking to blogging are amazing as everybody is looking out to make some money online! I own several blogs in the web world myself, but i've always been doughtful about hosting my blog on paid hosting unlike other moms out here who are able to build successful profitable sites for themselves. My main reason is, i fear data loss which i definitely don't want. But, someday i might just change my mind and buy one for all blogs as i now understand the benefits of web hosting!

Being owners of a site/blog over the web, majority of users like you know the importance of web hosting and domain names for your own sites, Isn't it? No one likes to risk losing important website data or experience downtimes from free web hosting providers, but as we convince ourselves to buy web hosting we should also research the latest trends in web development and look out for the best service provider for our websites/blogs, at a budget we can all manage and by which we are also able to enjoy all the best features offered. Before you choose to buy any web hosting always read the web hosting reviews by highly experienced webmasters who will provide honest reviews, and this will help you make decisions. Your site should rank higher on the search engines and your blog will also be secured on the web.

Having written the above, heres a vital piece of news and information from web hosting! from the apps and programs needed to provide hosting, a software monitors bandwidth( downloading of data) by a tool called host tools. This is beneficial for the provider who is able to bill customers for bandwidth usage. Navigating the cpanel used for building sites is very easy once you get the hang of it. I am ready for a web hosting :)

Saturday, 17 April, 2010

Moms, hurry to savings.com for product coupons!

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I got some good news here! Are you a mom keen to save on shopping? Every women infact, looks out for great quality products at low prices to save money, and why spend more, when i already found some great discount and promotional codes on goods bought to you by friends at savings.com.

You must visit the stores section to avail the Bed Bath and Beyond coupons. For years, customers have been happily shopping for linens, decor, cleaning supplies, kitchen electrics, gifts and more.. this one stop shop provides customers with needs for their home and lifestyle and they even have stores across the United States, Canada and New Zealand. The wide selection offered to customers at low prices prove a great marketing strategy for the success of Bed Bath and Beyond. Exceptional service, free shipping services, coupons at affordable prices, all add to attracting more customers to their store! Though most brands offered here are conventional, you might find products from Tommy Hilfiger, Oneida, Lenox and many more.. what are you waiting for, the latest codes will help all you moms save plenty of money on shopping!

Also check out the Home Depot coupon code at savings.com. 40,000 products including building and landscaping materials can be found at the home improvement store. The offers are taken away like hot cakes, so hurry :)

Thursday, 15 April, 2010

A delicious, spicy nutrela(soya chunks) recipe for kids

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My kids love spicy food and cant do without it, and if for a day i plan to change the menu to light meals, they'll fuss and wont have their food. I guess all moms are aware of this nature side of their kids and they'll rather try to stick to what the kids love. If your from India, you might understand what i mean right? But spicy food isn't that unhealthy after all so here is a recipe prepared with soy chunks and lot of spice but really nutritious and healthy for the kids. I love soya chunks(nutrela) which is rich in protein and we have it as a substitute if meat isn't available. Moms just sit down to a table served with hot spicy nutrela and rice with kids after school, they'll love it! If you are already scared of the read fiery color in the image! don't worry it's just the tomato ketchup :)

Spicy Manchurian nutrela (soya chunks)

INGREDIENTS
100 grams soya chunks
1 tsp finely chopped ginger and garlic
1/4 cup finely chopped capsicum
2 tbsp oil
1/4 finely chopped onion
2 tsp soy sauce
1 tsp hot sauce ( chilli sauce )
2 tbsp tomato ketchup
1 tbsp finely chopped tomato
salt as per taste

METHOD:
In a big pan pour 4 cups water and after it starts boiling, stop the stove and put the soya chunks in it. Leave it for 3 mins. Drain the water and squeeze all the water from the soya. Be careful since it will be very hot. So cool it a little and squeeze. Do this method again to remove the raw smell in the soya nuggets. Then chop each one into 2 pieces.

In another pan pour 2 tbsp of oil and put finely chopped ginger and garlic and fry for 30 sec. Now add the chopped onion and fry for 2 mins, then add chopped capsicum and fry till they are half cooked. Put the soya chunks and chopped tomato along with capsicum and fry for a min. Pour soy sauce, hot sauce, tomato ketchup and fry for 5 mins in medium flame till cooked. Tasty soya chunks manchurian is ready to be served as a side dish.

Sunday, 11 April, 2010

Local Insurance

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If you are an ambitious person wishing to touch the sky through your dream business, you may put in all efforts to research about your business beforehand. This is something every person should always do, and so obviously a research is compulsory, but you must also get yourself a business insurance which is a very crucial part of business and a wise thing to do. One can never predict a perfect business so in case your business suffers losses, but your business is insuranced then you will be compensated by your chosen insurance company, provided you were also paying the amount charged by the company. Its also very necessary to get a home insurance, insurance for kids are a must too, and remember most important a life insurance is a must for you never know what might happen.

If you a resident of new York and you are thinking of initiating a business you might need to get in touch with local agents to get you one, and for that i recommend a New York business insurance agent right there on the link. You can also save up 35% on localinsurance.com.

Insurance on Wikipedia gives us a great insight into how insurance policies are managed so i recommend reading it as many of us are still illiterate about insurance policies.

Sunday, 4 April, 2010

Have you heard about N-viro soil?

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Have you heard about N-viro soil? The food we have and cook in our homes are cultivated and then bought to our markets. We buy our food products items, and cook and give our families to consume, but we must also ensure our food is grown on rich soil like N-Viro soil. This site, http://www.nviro.com has lots of information for people to know how good soil like made. N-Viro offers other products other than soil like opportunities fuels too.

N-Viro International Corporation develops and licenses its technology to municipalities and private companies. Their patented processes use lime and/or mineral-rich, combustion byproducts to treat, pasteurize, immobilize and convert wastewater sludge and other bio-organic wastes into alternative energy and agricultural and soil-enrichment products with real market value.