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Saima is the Editor-in-Chief, and co-founder of Bright Babyhood. She is a management consultant and a Columbia University alumni. She currently spends her days managing and writing for Bright Babyhood, and brainstorming ways to convince her toddler to eat. You can find her writings at www.BrightBabyhood.com.

Food Wars – 10 Tactics to Win Over Your Fussy Eater

Food Wars – 10 Tactics to Win Over Your Fussy Eater

Does your child’s meal-time always feel like war-time? Is your dinner table a battle ground strewn with headless boiled cauliflower amid the red run-off from steamed beets? Does your young one always emerge victorious? Do you suffer from PTSD?

Kids are notorious for becoming fussy eaters around the time of their …

Sleep Solution Primer

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Ever wondered where the phrase “sleep like a baby” came from? I am fairly certain it wasn’t a parent who coined that phrase.
Sleep training children is a notoriously arduous task. To make matters worse, a lot of sleep literature for children offers contradictory viewpoints confusing parents even more as …

Parent Solar IQ: Sun And Heat Safety Quiz

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How much do you know about heat and sun safety? Take this quiz to gauge your solar IQ and learn about heat and sun safety for your children.

 
 
 

Bright Beginnings: The Benefits Of Early Reading

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Bright Beginnings: The Benefits Of Early Reading

“The more that you read, the more  things you will know. The  more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”
~ Dr Suess
You must have heard that reading to children is pivotal for their cognitive development. You may, however, wonder what the benefits of reading to infants and toddlers are, …

Saima’s Blog: My Most Maddening Motherhood Moments

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Saima’s Blog: My Most Maddening Motherhood Moments

We all adore our kids and love them endlessly. However, I am sure most of you will agree, sometimes parenthood is fraught with crazed, maddening moments. After recently being asked by numerous friends, who are either new or expectant parents, about the challenges of parenthood I was inspired to compile …

Bad Bites: A Case For Organic Foods

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Have you ever been amazed by the fact that the apples your bought from the supermarket 3 weeks ago still look fresh? Have you wondered why all the strawberries in the pack are so red, succulently perfect, and almost identical to their siblings? Thought about why a chicken drumstick is …

Science of Sleep

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Science of Sleep

Do you have red, watery eyes? Are you feeling like a zombie lately? Does your baby not sleep more than 2-3 hours at a stretch, night or day? If any of these symptoms sound familiar, read on.
For most new parents, sleep deprivation is almost a rite of passage. A few …

Big Love = Big Brain

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We have all heard that nurturing children makes them smarter. Ever wondered exactly how that happens?
While the impacts of nurture on cognitive development are wide-ranging, one of the most intriguing effects of providing children with TLC is the enhanced growth of certain parts of their brain. Big Love equals …

Top 5 Music Albums for Kids (That Adults Will Not Hate)

Top 5 Music Albums for Kids (That Adults Will Not Hate)

 
Many studies have shown that exposure to music and musical training boosts a child’s cognitive development with life-long impacts. In addition, music keeps children endlessly entertained and opens up opportunities for parents to interact with their little ones.
Exposing children to music should be an open-and-shut case, a no-brainer. However, let’s …

Forbidden Foods – What Not To Eat When Pregnant

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Forbidden Foods – What Not To Eat When Pregnant

“What not to eat while pregnant?” becomes a very pressing question when you become pregnant. No more unhealthy snacks, rare steak, sushi, and caffeinated products that you love and relish.
There is a long list of things you cannot eat. However, on the plus side, for once in your life (unless …

Saima’s Blog – Fire Emergency Preparedness

Saima’s Blog – Fire Emergency Preparedness

The recent horrific tragedy in Doha, where thirteen little children lost their lives in a fire in a nursery in Qatar Mall, was a staggering reminder about the fragility of our children’s lives and how we all sometimes overlook the attention  disaster preparedness requires, not only in childcare and school facilities but also in our …

Strategically Searching for Sleep Solutions

Strategically Searching for Sleep Solutions

 

Shopping around for a sleep solution can be a nerve wracking experience. There many competing theories on sleep training, making the task of picking right sleep solution a very intimidating task.
When my husband and I decided to sleep train our baby, we were completely baffled by the number of sleep …

The P-Test: Pregnancy Probability

The P-Test: Pregnancy Probability

Something is amiss – could I be pregnant?
Some women have a sixth sense about these things. Most of us mere mortals, however, need to rely on Google or Wikipedia to inform us about those prime biological tells: a missed period; retching at the smell of our favorite foods; feeling like …

Saima’s Blog: Nursery Woes

Saima’s Blog: Nursery Woes

My husband and I, spent the past few weeks converting our study into a full-fledged nursery for our son. He has finally been shifted from our bedroom into his own room.
This has felt like a big milestone, and one that I have mixed emotions about. Since he has been sleeping …

Checklist of Essentials for Your Newborn

Checklist of Essentials for Your Newborn

 
Discovering that you are going to be a parent can lead to a lot of joy. It can also lead to a great deal of stress and anxiety.
So how can you release this stress? Retail therapy! 
However, as tempted as you are to go out and buy everything in your local …

Brain Games: Fun Ways to Teach Your Child Math Without Leaving the Dinner Table

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Brain Games: Fun Ways to Teach Your Child Math Without Leaving the Dinner TablePlay

Professor Ming Ming Chiu from the University at Buffalo Graduate School of Education is known for helping parents find teachable math moments.

Child Height Predictor

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Child Height Predictor

How tall will your little one grow? This child height predictor, forecasts a child's height based on the height of their parents.
 
 
 

Newbie Parent IQ

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Newbie Parent IQ

A quiz to arm expectant and new parents with some basic information about their newborn.

 
 
 

Day Of Treats For Mom: Mother’s Day in the UAE 2013

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Day Of Treats For Mom: Mother’s Day in the UAE 2013

With Mother’s Day around the corner (March 21st, 2013), some of you are probably scrambling to figure out how to make the day special for your own mother, your baby mama or some other special mother in your life. 
Here is a round up of special promotions in the UAE that …

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