Monday, December 20, 2010
Thursday, December 16, 2010
- Prepare everything you'll need for Baby's bath time.
Blog inspired by: http://www.planningfamily.com/babies/baby-care/bath-time-safety/
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Pacifiers can be extremely useful to parents, especially when Baby is crying and becoming irritable. Moms know that pacifiers often save the day, especially when Mom is busy and can't feed Baby right away. They also help Baby go right to sleep when they're cranky or aren't feeling well. Yes Pacifiers seem to be made just for Mom's convenience but are they?
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Have a new addition to the family this year and don't know how to get your baby to sit still for the family portrait? Stressed that the holiday cards will be a disaster this year from fidgety kids? No worries! BabyMallOnline is here to help. We've researched all the tips and have summarized them all up for you. Mom, you can breathe now...
- First and foremost make sure that you have the perfect outfit picked out for baby, an outfit made for an angel but made for smiles. Make sure that your baby is comfortable, you're going to need multiple shots to ensure a picture perfect moment and therefore you'll be in the studio for more than a few minutes.
- Make sure everyone is well rested, that includes you and baby. You don't want a cranky face to end the year with and Moms certainly don't want to bring out their frustrations on the photographer or worse, on Baby.
- Be sure to pick out a good photographer. Most photographers who specialize in family portraits are great with kids and know exactly what to do to get baby's attention and get great pictures. If you can select a professional, Mom shouldn't have any worries.
- If Mom is deciding to take her own family pictures this holiday, make sure to have a focal point for baby. One toy is sufficient, as you don't want to distract baby from their pose.
- Think of the photo shoot as a game so that baby will have fun and won't be scared. A newly boughten feather duster is popular amongst photographers. They tickle baby for a few seconds, snatch it back, and "POP"! The result?...An angelic smile and a perfect holiday card to send to the family.
- Make sure to stay close to your baby during the photo shoot. Some children need to see their parents when in a new environment and especially when dealing with new people.
- After all is said and done, praise baby and reward them with a new toy or healthy snack.
Monday, December 13, 2010
- Controlled Hand Exercises to Create Active Tolerance - Your hands have muscles too! Runners stretch their legs before running, Mommies should stretch their hands before grabbing!
- Use Different Grabbing Techniques - Using different ways to pick up your child will help equal out the pressure and stress on certain joints and muscles all over your body. (For example: Try scooping your child up by placing the palms of your hands under the back of baby and resting baby's torso and legs on your forearms.
- Give Your Arm a Break! - Try using a pillow under baby's head while feeding to alleviate some of the pressure on your forearm and your hands.
- Ice and OTC Anti-inflammatory Drugs- may reduce some of the swelling but often times does not make the pain go completely away.
- Fitted Splints- can help Moms to keep their thumbs from making any painful movements and can also help reduce pressure on the tendons. Often Moms have to use this as well as steroid injections to get rid of the condition.
- Steroid Injections- If two shots don't help talk to your doctor about surgery, "too many injections can weaken the tendons to the point of rupture". We definitely don't want that for our new Mommies!
- Hand Surgery- Is the last resort treatment and usually helps 4 out of every 5 people who get it. Some experience hand problems even after surgery so make sure its right for you and your condition.
Monday, December 06, 2010
BabyMallOnline.com, a leading online baby products retailer, has added several RoomMates wall decals to the wide variety of baby products already available on the site.