Sunday, 23 March 2014

Is My Baby Sick? - Identifying the Types of Baby Poo

What will a baby's poo look like when solids are introduced?

Between 4 - 6 months, a baby should slowly be introduced to solids; however, this new introduction will also have a dramatic effect on the baby's pooping regime, including: color, texture, and smell. Depending on the solids consumed; will greatly affect all aspects of the baby's poo (at this stage it is more difficult for a mother to judge what is normal and what is not [eg. carrots = orange poo, raisins = a quick release of dark runny poo, etc..

What is considered a normal baby's poo?

A normal consistency of poo will basically be decided by what solids a baby eats. Also as a baby gets older, a more varied food intake will be introduced (fibers will be digested more efficiently) changing what was normal before, to what is a "new" normal (poops will become: thicker, darker, and smellier).

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Baby Boomer Exercise for Joint Health

Shake, rattle, and roll! If that reminds you more of your joints than music there's a good chance you're over 50. A decades of activity and different experiences are bound to cause some joint stress.

Movement doesn't have to be painful. There are so many options for physical activity you can find some way to achieve physical activity even if you have to deal with chronic conditions. It is worth making sure that your joints are playing the right role in your movement before you move into action however. Some joints are meant to move and others should be stable. When the roles switch pain is usually a symptom.

Your body moves with all joints in unison and rarely one joint at a time. This is referred to as your kinetic chain. Each joint plays its unique part. Your feet should be stable. Your ankle is a mobile joint. Even when you're standing still small movements in your ankles are keeping you upright and helping you balance. For older adults the ankles sometimes lose mobility and become stiff with reduced range of motion. That can make you more vulnerable for falling, if not in your nifty-fifties or sassy sixties, inevitably later.

Working your way up the chain, your knees should be stable. They're meant to hinge and only have slight rotational ability. Your hips, or pelvis should be mobile and your lumbar spine, in other words lower back should be stable.

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Have A Baby Girl - 3 Effective Ways To Conceive A Girl Baby

If you are one of those potential mothers who thinks 'pink' every time you dream of a nursery, or alternatively have enough fellows to call as your sons and would now like to have a little 'princess' in your home; then you are surely wondering as to how to have a baby girl. There are some natural and physiologically safe techniques which could help you conceive a girl baby without medical help.

It has been medically validated that while the male sperm is quicker to travel, it is invariably weak and finds it far more difficult to reach the ovum or the egg. Thus the logical sequence is that if the missionary position is adopted while making love, and the woman is on top; the male sperm will be destroyed by the acidic environment present in the vagina and the cervix. On the contrary the female sperm will withstand the acidic medium and will reach the ovum thus ensuring that you have a girl child.

Thus when the need of the hour is to know how to get a baby girl, all that you need to do is to adopt the missionary position and the female sperm will win the race to the ovum or the egg. The female sperm is much slower moving, however considering that it is resistant to the acidic medium, it does not get destroyed and you have a high probability of having a baby girl.

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Baby Chic for Less

Your baby is the best, that's what every mommy thinks of their little one, and so you want the best for them even in the world of fashion. Keeping your baby chic can be expensive along with all the other costs of babyhood but with a few tips and tricks and you can keep your baby looking chic for less and leave all the other mommies wondering how you do it.

The first step to take is to learn a little about baby fashion and who the popular designers are for baby. There is no shortage of great baby gear and clothing to make your little bundle into a star to be found online at baby boutique stores. Some of the most popular baby chic clothing brands including Kate Mack, Baby Nay and Tralala. All of these companies offer gorgeous baby gear that is sure to impress everyone at playgroup. Once you know the manufacturer's lines and the styles you like best, it's time to find it for less.

One of the best places to find baby chic clothing and d├ęcor for less is on eBay. A simple search of a brand name can bring you a huge number of choices at a fraction of their original retail price. Take the time to get to know the seller or online store to negotiate bulk discounts or free shipping. "Baby Chic on the Cheap" by Olivia, a list available on Amazon.com of designer items for much less than designer prices. The list is updated regularly and should be checked often to find the best deals and items you may be looking for.

Monday, 8 July 2013

Remedies To Help Your Baby Sleep At Night

There will be times in your baby's very new, young life that you will need to help him to fall asleep, or go back to sleep if he has wakened in the night. It can be disconcerting for new parents when it becomes difficult to settle your baby down for the night. A newborn baby will probably fall asleep most easily if he is rocked, or moved rhythmically. Patting him gently on the back also soothes some babies.

Music is also very soothing to a baby, newborn or a little older. Music from a CD or a tape player can be played at low volume, and this can be very comforting for your baby. White noise such as a fan in the room can also provide a comfortable, constant noise and might cover other louder noises that may be heard in the home. Sudden noises can be jolting, so while baby is sleeping, running the garbage disposal or vacuum cleaners for instance may not be advisable.

An LDS Baby Blessing

Sunday, I attended my sweet little nephew's LDS baby blessing. Of course, the chapel was filled with many extra guests, consisting of visiting family of the newborn, attending that day's sacrament meeting. It was enjoyable to see cousins excitedly squirming to sit next to each other and hardly able to contain themselves.

It so happened that his three other cousins were born right around the same time frame and another blessing had been given earlier that day in a different ward meeting to a little girl who was now present in this sacrament meeting. She was adorned in a crotched white dress with a darling little cap that fit snuggly on her pink head. Her mother toted her around with much adoration and a desire to show her off.

Sunday, 3 March 2013

Three Practical Baby Shower Gifts

When your friend is having a baby you want to help them prepare for their new arrival. You've helped her shop for prenatal vitamins, you found her the perfect invitations for her party, and you're beyond excited for your friend to open your gift at the shower. You don't want to buy your friend something that's cute or expensive, but not very practical or useful. Bronzed baby shoes, expensive designer outfits, and joke gifts may be fun to open but their usefulness disappears after everybody has had a good laugh. If you want to get your friend a gift you know she'll love and use, read this article for some useful gift ideas.

Car Seats

Running errands with a baby can be stressful for parents. Along with worrying about having everything you need and making sure the baby is ready, parents often worry about their car being safe enough for their children. Some people debate the usefulness of car seats for children above the age of four, but car seats are an absolutely must for babies. Skip the car seats with the cute and colorful designs and pick one based off of its durability and safety features. Since there's nothing worse than running late for an event and trying to wrestle with your baby's car seat, you should also try to find a model that makes it easy to put the baby in and out.