Saturday , 24 June 2017

Baby & Toddler

Baby Sign Language: 21 Words and Signs to Know

Open up the lines of communication with your infant with signs for “more”, “done”, “eat”, “change” and other signs for everyday items. Sign: More According to Nancy Cadjan, President of signbabies.com, a line of books, seminars, DVDs, games and flash cards that advocate baby sign language, babies are developmentally ready for their parents to start signing to them after 4 months …

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How A Breast Milk Donation Blossomed Into A Lifelong Friendship

Who knew donating breast milk could produce a lifelong friendship? Two little girls; close friends since birth, yet oblivious to their rocky start in life. Nearly four years ago, fate stepped in, bringing these two girls together. I was about the face the most difficult moments in my life. Little did I know that a few days after my triplets …

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Attention – Never Mix These 7 Fruits! They Cause Death In Children…

Fruits and veggies are very important for the body. They supply a tremendous amount of minerals and vitamins to the body and should form a part of your daily dietary regime. However, you need to be aware that if you mix certain fruits and veggies together, you could create a mix that could potentially be dangerous, particularly to children. Here …

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Do You Know How Birth Order Shapes Child’s Personality

The order in which you were born does indeed imprint upon your personality. Researchers have been able to identify several unique traits held by first borns, middles, last borns and only children. This article will share the qualities that are characteristic to each birth order. How well do these traits reflect those in your family? First borns have a tendency towards perfectionism, being trained by parents who, as …

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I Wanted to Throw My Baby Out the Window

“Once, maybe twice a day, I get an image of terrible violence against the baby. Like a flicker in the corner of my eye, it lasts for a quarter of a second, maybe less. Sometimes it is me who inflicts this violence, sometimes it is someone else. Martin says it is all right—it is just her astonishing vulnerability that works …

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20 Things I Don’t Give a F*ck About Anymore

As a parent, I’m running on empty on so many things. I’m short on time and energy. It feels like we’re bleeding money on things like summer camp, dentist appointments, and lost library books. And never mind the constant lack of sleep. In fact, I think I spend more time thinking about sleep than I do sleeping. There just never …

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‘We are not “still” nursing, we are just nursing’

Standing in front of the mirror, right after a shower, seeing your every imperfection staring back at you from the fog covered glass. We’ve all done this. Just stood there wishing we could change this and that. Our bodies do so much for us and demonstrate immeasurable strength. Yet we spend so much time thinking about how we can look …

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New ad campaign shames breastfeeding moms about their diets

A new photo series from the Pediatric Society of Rio Grande (SPRS)  is stirring up controversy and for good reason. What they claim is an attempt to encourage new moms to eat healthy actually comes off as shaming and guilting and encouraging moms to stop breastfeeding if they aren’t eating perfectly. On the organization’s website they defend their campaign by …

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