Archive for July, 2012
In theory, getting a baby to sleep is as simple as cuddling and placing him in the crib. However, it’s more common for this process to end up taking much longer. Though there are no strict rules for getting your baby to bed, figuring out how to get your baby to sleep at the right time can make your life much easier. Here are a few techniques that you can use to help your baby fall asleep:
If you’re pregnant, chances are, you’re very busy preparing for your little bundle of joy to arrive. Of course you need to transform that guest room into a nursery, and you also have to baby-proof your home. Your little one’s safety is the most important thing on your mind. But what you may have forgotten is that what you do to yourself could affect your baby. What you feel and what you do to yourself can have a great impact on your baby. Moreover, the things that you eat, as well as the things that you apply on your skin may also affect the growth and development of your precious babe.
I wish my children smelt like flowers and sunshine. Unfortunately if there were such a smell for televisions, Xboxes, DVD’s or Nintendo 3DS’s this would surely be the aroma lingering through my home. Being indoors seems to be the modern day norm for most children with all of the technology available for them today. So how can we get our homes smelling more like sunshine and less like computer screen cleaning spray? It’s actually simpler than you think. Here are 10 ways to convince your kids to play outdoors.
What is summer time like in the arctic? Well, it almost reminds me of spring time in Alabama. Wildflowers are blooming everywhere, it’s raining on and off, and the temperature is mild (in the 60′s). Other than those similarities, our arctic summer is a very new experience.
The most obvious is the fact that the sun has not set at all in the past month. On the occasions when I am called in to work at 3 in the morning, it is so strange to see the sun sitting low on the horizon. Sunrises and sunsets are long lasting and run into each other, so you never know if the sun is coming up or going down around here. My Husband and baby seemed to adjust pretty well to the 24 hour light, but I have to wear an eye mask at night to get any sleep.
Hiring a babysitter is supposed to be a way for parents to go about their daily lives, and even their personal lives, safe and secure in the knowledge that they’ve chosen a reputable and caring professional who can act as their substitute. This ideal, however, can be hard to achieve in many cases. Parents need to spend a significant amount of time verifying that the person they’re choosing will be honest, safe, and prompt, and they need to ensure that they’ve got the responsibility needed to care for a young child in the absence of the parents themselves.