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Moveable Feast – Travel Snacks and Ideas for Kids

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Moveable Feast – Travel Snacks and Ideas for Kids

Summer has arrived in the UAE and it won’t be long before many families begin travel to cooler grounds.  Travelling with children comes with many challenges, especially if you are trying to maintain a healthy and wholesome diet and have certain foods that you don’t eat. Travel is incredibly important …

Distressed to De-Stressed – Stress Management Techniques

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Distressed to De-Stressed – Stress Management Techniques

 
A few months ago, while having dinner with friends,I was venting about how stressful it was to be an expectant parent (don’t judge me – I had spent the first hour talking about how awesome it was). And then one of my friends said that one word that all Type-A …

Fishy Business – Safe and Unsafe Fish to Consume While Pregnant or Breastfeeding

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Fish has a lot of nutrients that are very beneficial for you and your baby. Fish is a great source of protein, healthy fats and omega-3 fatty acids all of which have innumerable health benefits. You should definitely plan to regularly include fish in your pregnancy diet, as the benefits …

Bright Babyhood’s Heat Safety Campaign – Safety Tips

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It is an understatement to say that the UAE, and the Middle East in general, have brutal summers. Average temperatures in July and August, in the UAE, are typically around 40°Celsius (104°Fahrenheit), and in fact some summers have seen temperatures to soar up to 49° Celsius (120°Fahrenheit).
These high temperatures combined with the …

Checklist for Buying Infant Swings

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Checklist for Buying Infant Swings

An infant swing can be a blessing to help soothe a fussy baby and to help babies fall asleep. Baby swings are even known to calm colicky babies.

However, there are a lot of unsafe and ineffective baby swings in the market. Therefore, it is advisable to consider the following …

Book Review – Fox In Socks By Dr Seuss

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This classic Dr. Suess book is anything but dull. Some children’s books can be slightly boring for adults, but I assure you this book does not fall under that category. In fact it comes with a very apt warning label “take it slowly. This book is dangerous”. And ends with …

The Fear of Tears – Tips to Soothe a Crying Baby

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The Fear of Tears – Tips to Soothe a Crying Baby

 
Imagine being forced out of a warm bed, where all your needs were taken care of, into a world where you are being poked and prodded by gigantic creatures who do not understand anything you are trying to say no matter how hard you try. That would make me cry. …

Breastfeeding Beginnings – 7 Tips For Getting Breastfeeding Off To A Good Start

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Breastfeeding Beginnings – 7 Tips For Getting Breastfeeding Off To A Good Start

Breastfeeding is normal. It is not special, and it is not scary. It is the natural, biologically normal way to feed our children. That said, it does not always come naturally – particularly since many of us have grown up in a culture which has normalized formula feeding and in …

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 …

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 …

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