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Five tips for stress-free travel with kids

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Travelling with your toddler this summer? Banish visions of whiny cries and fidgets, and the altogether dreaded mid-air meltdown, with these expert tips and tricks.

Whether your vacation involves road trips or air travel, make it truly about the journey. With the right planning you can be ready for smooth rides and a stress-free vacation, with some fun learning along the way. Start introducing some of the verbal games two to three weeks before your trip, so your kids are familiar with them in advance and will enjoy playing them throughout the trip.

1 Slow it down
Travelling with kids always takes longer than travelling alone. While we’re in a hurry to get somewhere, kids like to take their time exploring. Use this to your advantage, pointing out new objects and play guessing games. Don’t forget to build in extra time to check in and get settled – arrive early and anticipate that you’ll be late getting there, preventing the stress and anxiety caused by delays.

2 Surprise Surprise!
Wrap up some toys in colourful paper – just like a present. Something that they have never seen before will hold their attention far more than something that has been played with dozens of times already. Give your kid a ‘gift’ every so often throughout the day, tied in to various milestones through the journey. This will excite them and encourage good behaviour.

3 Bag it
If your kids are old enough, let them bring their own carry on and build the excitement of travel by letting them choose a new case/bag. While travelling, they can pull the case as a distraction to keep them moving, they can sit on it as a ride-on, and it can contain enough toys to keep them occupied for any delay.

4 Sticky business
For those moments when they’ve turned down the plane lights, and your child is still buzzing from the meal they just served, break out stickers. These are great for keeping roving hands busy for stretches of time. Use an empty water bottle/container to decorate, or even carry along pictures printed out on cards.

5 Simon says
A great play-along game with wonderful developmental benefits, tell kids to perform actions that ‘Simon’ requests them to do, but if ‘Tiger’ asks, he’s trying to trick them. ‘Simon says jump’. ‘Tiger says wave’. If they make a mistake, ask them to roar like a tiger and continue the game. For older children, add complexity by adding two-step instructions.

Five things you shouldn’t leave home without

1. Favourite toys and blankets. Make sure you do a spot check every time you change locations to make sure Teddy isn’t left behind.

2. Picture books for younger kids to look at and ‘read’ on the road, and pack a few titles that your older children can read to the little ones while you’re driving.

3. Colouring books and crayons can be lifesavers on board flights and at meal times.

4. Activities such as Etch-a-sketch, or even bubbles to blow at times are simple things to pack, and will add variety to your trip.

5. If all else fails, load up the handy smartphone or tablet with some age-appropriate apps and games, and ignore the ‘judgy’ looks. Sometimes tech can be a lifesaver and kids love it, so embrace it. Be careful though, screen time is a no-no for children younger than two years of age.

How to conceive baby boy naturally?

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Many pairs desire to conceive baby boy. Fathers are often dreaming for a son. Every woman I suppose want to grow up a boy.

How to conceive a boy naturally?

There are many different ways that can really increase your chances to have a baby boy but in any case you should remember that 100% guarantee is not possible. However you can follow the next step to conceive baby boy naturally.

Planning a pregnancy mother should eat natural food. There is special diet for those women who want to conceive a boy. Potassium and sodium ions should predominate in your ration, while calcium and magnesium should be decreased. To conceive a boy naturally you need to eat potatoes, beans, sausage, dried fruits, bananas, fish and it is better to exclude from your diet cheese products, cocoa. Of course you should not limit your ration only with these products. But natural food is highly important for you and your future baby.

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Baby sleep – how long should a baby sleep?

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You become a mother! Congratulations!

Sooner or later you will definitely have a question how long should a baby sleep?

Some mothers complain that the baby sleeps too little while others are very surprised that newborn can sleep whole night.

So, how long should your baby sleep?

Below you can find general summary numbers presented by pediatrics

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First Christmas for your baby

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baby-first-Christmas-photo-contestHave you already desided how to make this Christmas special for your little angel?
Try to make this holiday fun and exciting.
All the parents want to make a special gift for their baby.

Thinking of ideas for Christmas gifts for babies can be tough. If they are born earlier on in the year maybe not so hard but what about if they are only newborns right before Christmas? Often parents and family say whatever the age they won’t give too many gifts to baby but c’mon be serious! It is after all baby’s first ever Christmas and they’ve got to be spoilt… right?

Maybe baby won’t need clothes. Not unless you want to buy them something seriously cute for their Christmas family photo opportunity. You can dress them up as baby Santas and Rudolphs till your hearts content.If you aren’t into the dressing baby up thing then maybe just a Christmas bib is enough.
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Games with your baby

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mommy-and-babyPlaying and learning is an interactive activity and the child will achieve better results if he or she is in a relaxed and appropriate environment. Parents that are too anxious for their child to achieve immediate results, and others that are indifferent and do not value the effort are both contra productive. Games need to be fun for everyone that is participating in them.

Songs and childish rhymes are more and more important during this stage. The child will not only move to the music but will also try to sing. At this age babies will also invent texts that have to do with their body parts so that you signal to them, so teach your baby a happy and fun intonation with mimics, clapping and gestures.
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Positive affirmations for happy mom

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Whether you are a working mom, or a stay-at-home mom, you are most likely busy every day. Sometines you may feel like the hands on the clock are working against you as you struggle to find and maintain balance throughout your day.

All this busyness tends to become overwhelming for many moms. When that happens, before you realize it, mother’s guilt sets in and you begin patterns of negative self-talk. If this is already occurring in your life, right now is the time to stop it. One of the best things to do for yourself is to use positive affirmations. Continue reading

What to do if baby does not sleep at night?

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baby sleepSometimes my son (he is one year and 8 months old now) wakes at the middle of the night and starts play. He talks to me and my husband laugh and jump on the bed. And no words can make him sleep. In the past that can make me very sad and I do all in my power to put the boy in the bed. But now I realized that it is all senseless. Continue reading

Baby shower games

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Baby shower is a celebration of new life. When your family is full of love and happiness you what to share your joy with others. You decide to throw the baby shower. Of course you have a lot of questions: how to make baby shower fun and interesting, how to entertain your guests?
Today I want to describe several fun games for your baby shower.
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