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Quick UTI Relief for Busy Moms

A UTI, or urinary tract infection, is a bacterial infection of the urinary tract. Burning during urination, urgency to urinate often, cloudy or foul-smelling urine, and pain on one side of the back under the ribs are distinct signs of an infection. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Resources, urinary tract infections are the second most common type of infection in the body, accounting for more than 8.1 million visits to healthcare providers each year. Discomfort caused by UTIs can make it difficult to complete day-to-day tasks, especially for busy moms. Fortunately, discomfort can be alleviated at home using a few tried-and-true remedies.

Do You Have a UTI?

The urinary tract includes the bladder, kidneys, and the tubes that connect them. When bacteria enter the urinary tract system, an infection can develop, typically within the bladder. Germs generally enter through the urethra, which carries urine from the bladder to outside the body. Women are more prone to UTIs as they have shorter urethras, but sex, not enough fluids, pregnancy, and diabetes are also common causes.

If you are not sure if you have a UTI and can’t make it to see your doctor, take a few minutes to speak with an online healthcare provider. If you are suffering from a condition, such as a UTI, earache, diarrhea, bronchitis, or other illness, a brief online consultation with a professional and experienced provider can help with a diagnosis, and even result in an e-prescription that you can purchase and pickup at your local pharmacy.

UTI Home Remedies

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5 Ways You Can Create a Math-Friendly Environment in the Home

Home life and parental support both play a major role in a student’s academic success from kindergarten onward. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, between 82 and 89 percent of all public elementary schools provide information for parents to improve the learning environment of the home. Beyond taking advantage of these resources, parents can contribute to their child’s math skills with these four tips.

Identify Learning Barriers Early

In most cases, learning disabilities and behavioral disorders will be discovered in the classroom, but it’s best to spot them early if possible. If you have a concern, have your child see a psychologist who specializes in learning disorders to make sure he is up to speed with his age group and equipped for success at school. Conduct math-based educational activities at home as well so you can gain a better understanding of your child’s strengths and weaknesses.

Talk About Testing

The U.S. Department of Education recommends introducing your child to testing at home before they encounter it at school. Be encouraging— children who feel confident about their math skills are more likely to do well on tests compared with those who are anxious about failing. Make sure your child has a quiet place to study throughout the week and enforce a healthy sleep schedule the night before the test. To get her off to a good start, make a nutritious breakfast before test day.

Lead By Example

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6 Tips to Combat Your Child’s Fear of the Dentist

Up to eight percent of Americans do not visit the dentist out of fear, whereas 20 percent of Americans avoid going to the dentist unless they have no other choice, according to Peter Milgrom, DDS and Director of the Dental Fears Research Clinic at the University of Washington in Seattle. To prevent this problem before it occurs, parents need to help their children overcome fear of the dentist early in life.

A child’s fear of the dentist is most severe when he has never visited the dentist’s office or visits infrequently. In fact, infrequent visits to the dentist can help create and exacerbate a child’s fear. Instead of avoiding the dentist, help your child face the fear head-on.

1. Acknowledge His Fear

Fear is a perfectly natural human response. It tends to creep in when thinking about trying something new or experiencing something that is not familiar. Let your child know that many people have the same fear of visiting the dentist as he does.

Avoid overrating, downplaying or making fun of your child’s fear, as this will only make the child feel worse. Let your child know that you understand his fear to help him ultimately overcome it.

2. Explore the Child’s Fears

Use this step to help your child separate his thoughts.

  • Worry thought – Visiting the dentist is going to hurt.
  • Smart thought – If the child does not visit the dentist, he might end up with cavities that will eventually hurt.

3. Choose the Right Type of Dentist

Some dentists have more experience working with children than others. For example, some dentists specialize in pediatric treatment, such as Kool Smiles, and they tailor their services directly to children and their parents. Dentists who treat children frequently are more likely to understand their fears and know how to put them at ease.

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Daughter? Easy Diet to Conceive Baby Girl

Having a daughter is a dream for many parents.
How is it possible to increase your chances to conceive baby girl?

There are several different ways to have a girl. Among them special baby girl diet, Chinese lunar calendar, ovulation based methods, hot bath before sex for a man and many others. Now I would like to discuss girl diet.

According to scientist if you eat special food you can make your chances to conceive baby girl more than 80%.

So what to eat if you want to have a girl?

It must be a food with high levels of calcium and magnesium, such as green vegetables.

Such diet rich in fruit, vegetables and rice in the nine weeks before you plan to attempt to conceive increase the levels of calcium and magnesium in your bloodstream and so increase your chances to conceive a girl.

Drink suggestions: Milk, Cranberry, Diet Cool-aid, Aquafina, Dasania (Aquafina and Dasania both are made with reverse osmoses which naturally lowers the pH of water to about a 5-6) and Cranberry Juice.

Below are the examples of

“GIRL DIET”
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Baby sleep – how long should a baby sleep?

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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How to stop breastfeeding

stop breastfeeding
The most comfortable way both for mother and baby to stop breastfeeng is to do this slowly and gradually, dropping a breast feeding or two each week until eventually you have replaced all feedings with the bottle. When you skip a feeding, your baby will be surprised by the appearance of the bottle, and your body will also be surprised by the sudden lack of demand. Your breasts may be heavy and sore, filled with milk. If the engorgement bothers you, you can pump them and store the breast milk for a bottle feeding. Don’t pump them completely dry, though, or you’ll be signalling your body for a refill. Only express enough milk to relieve the pressure, and you’ll be telling your body that you don’t need as much milk to be produced. Over time, lactation will stop naturally.
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Signs of Teething in Infants

baby teething
There are a lot of things that baby goes through in first year of his life.
Usually babies are happy go lucky until they begin teething. There are many signs of teething and you need to be ready for them when your baby is between 3 and 12 months old.
There are some typical signs that many parents know about. These are biting, drooling, crankiness, night waking, and sensitive gums. Also it could be something like avoiding food, a rash, runny nose, and just a general overall cranky baby.
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Positve Practice for Toileting Accidents

baby toiletPositive practice involves working with the child in an intensive practice of what he or she should have done – the positive alternative – instead of having an accident. It requires the child to practice going to the toilet 10 times immediately after an accident, every time one occurs. Because positive practice is really boring and takes a lot of time and effort, children become motivated fairly quickly to avoid it. Of course, the best way for them to do that is to poop or pee in the toilet instead of their clothing. While your child will be in charge of much of this activity, you, as a parent, can make positive practice work by remembering several important points: Read the rest of this entry »


How to understand your infant baby?

crying_baby_interpretInterpreting why your baby is crying is sometimes very hard. It does not matter it is day or night, your newborn infant will cry. Babies from newborn to six weeks can cry as much as one to five hours every day.

It can be difficult to tell what exactly causes Baby to cry, but fortunately, there are ways of figuring it out. By using some tips and tricks, you may be able to comfort your child by curing what ails them.

You may have heard that tending to your newborn immediately after they start crying every time can spoil them. Most child experts and researchers note that there is no validity to this theory.

It is important to understand that this is your baby’s way of communicating with you. If you ignore your baby, you may do more damage than help. If you respond immediately, comfort, and help your baby, this will establish a sense of security in your lucky little one at an early age.
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Games with your baby

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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