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3 Essential Things To Do Before Your New Baby

Nothing is more exciting, or more nerve-wracking, than the arrival of a new baby. There’s so much to think about, from the safety of your little one, to whether they’ll get on with their siblings. Preparing for a baby is a lot of work and effort. But having the right environment for them in their formative years is essential. In the next five years, most of their personality will form. And it will stay with them for the rest of their life.

Prepare Their Room

A baby’s room can quite easily become the hub for their creativity. It’s where they will be spending a lot of their time, and it will be a place for their imagination to develop. Safety in the bedroom is, of course, a priority. But within that safety, I think it’s a good idea to include a lot of things that can stimulate their imagination. What about hanging a paper bumblebee from the ceiling? Or putting interesting artwork on the walls? When they’re old enough to speak, it can become a source of conversation. You can ask them what they like about their room and what they might change.

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But the baby’s room also has to be practical. You need the basics, like a crib, a dresser, somewhere to change their diapers, perhaps even a rocking chair. You also want to make sure that items in the baby’s room are located in places that are convenient for you.

When the baby is very young, you might want to keep them in a crib in your room. A snuzpodsnuzpod, a sort of bedside crib, is a good solution. Snuzpods can morph into a bassinet, a stand-alone or be attached to the bedside. With one of these, you can move your baby from room to room too, meaning that you get the best of both worlds.

Baby Proof The House

Children love to explore the world. It’s how they learn about it. Unfortunately, due to their inexperience, they have no idea what will hurt them and what won’t. In the modern world, exploring boundaries by trial and error can be fatal. That’s why it’s important that you take the time to think about your home from a baby’s perspective and ensure that it’ safe.

That means blocking off any plug sockets with plastic caps and making sure any poisonous plants are off the floor. It also means keeping any household chemicals out of reach and ensuring that they can’t reach hot pots and pans on the hob.

Support

It’s a good idea to have a network of support when your new baby arrives. You’ll have a lot of questions and you may need the help of others. Make sure you have the phone number of your pediatrician and your local breastfeeding support group. And although it’s not essential, you might want the number of your local pizza joint too.

Having support on hand when you need it is important when bringing your first baby into the world. You’ll be more relaxed, and this will be transmitted to your baby.

All information and ideas are not mine

Teaching The Kids To Go To The Market

Back when I was younger my mother doesn’t allow us to go to the market. I understand why she dont ask us to buy our food to the market back then. She want us to eat fresh fish and vegetables. If we are the one to buy our food we might buy the one that are not fresh anymore. But its different now, I make sure to teach my nephew and son how to buy the fresh fish and food. Teaching them to identify the fresh vegetables or fish. Am glad that they learn little by little. And, moreso I also taught them where I actually buy fish, pork, vegetables and condiments so they know where to go.

Today, I ask my son and nephew to go to the market because I am doing the laundry. I don’t worry much because as I have said they know where to go.

How aboutbyou fellow parents? Do you ask your children to go to the market?

Grateful Inspite Of The Problem

…that my family is facing as of this moment. We are on the stage of picking up the pieces and moving forward little by little. I know for the fact that we need a year or so get back to our normal living.

Few days ago, my little big boy turned a year older. He is nine years old now. It was a simple family gathering. Though we didn’t prepare much, one thing is for sure, my little big boy was very happy. I am very grateful to the Man above from saving and guiding us during the typhoon Yolanda.

Thank you Lord for keeping us safe. To my boyfriend thank you for pampering the little boy. I also want to thank my younger sister and sister in law for helping me prepare the food.

Short Update

It’s been a busy week in my end, trying to be a good and supportive mother to my son J and at the same time trying to be productive online. Last Friday was the final day of the four days celebration of the school 10th founding anniversary. I will share photos and story on my next post. Am just posting a short update here, to let you know that I am still alive and kicking :-).

I thought I will miss the comment exchange for next week as I didn’t find enough time to visit the participants for this week. My connection was crawling like a turtle right after the devastating earthquake occurred. But gladly, I manage to finish it last night. So I am up for the next round of blog commenting.

Anyway, have a wonderful Sunday ahead of us.

Busy Week Ahead

I am going to be a busy mommy to my son J in the next coming days. I know mommy-ing can be a daunting task but certainly it is a rewarding job that no amount of money can paid it off. The busy days will start tomorrow as the school is hosting a two days open house exhibit as part of the Math and Science month celebration. Just like the previous years, different types of animals will be displayed in the school ground. The children, parents and visitors will have a chance to take pictures of the animals. J is already excited for tomorrow’s event. And, I am excited to take pictures.

Here are few pictures taken on previous Math and Science exhibit.

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I didn’t noticed that I am wearing a yellow polo shirt when I had this photo, if not for my friend I will not noticed it.. honestly.

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I am proud of my son J for he not afraid to hold the different types of animals in the exhibit.

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