Archive for June, 2012
Pregnancy time is not an easy thing to manage if you’re a stay at home mum who still wants to be involved with the house cleaning. It’s a time where you should be as relaxed and looked after as possible, but we all know how frustrating sitting around all day doing nothing can be. Although the discomfort of pregnancy can be debilitating, the temptation of distraction through any means is a difficult one to turn down. So you might pull out the vacuum cleaners but there are a few things you’ll want to keep in mind while you reconsider that house cleaning checklist.
Many babies have trouble falling asleep at night and wake up at regular intervals, which is one of the most common stresses of new parents. If baby sleep is interrupted, so is the sleep of the parents. Having the correct baby sleep schedule is very important particularly during the first few months, as babies grow and develop whilst they are sleeping. Thus for the well being of bath baby and parents, certain baby sleep routines should be developed to ensure a peaceful night and healthy baby sleeping patterns.
For adults, we take for granted just how intimidating a vacuum cleaner can be for a child. The noise, how it’s used and all sorts of a factors can make one look threatening; a common question is how parents who absolutely have to vacuum can help toddlers get over the fear of vacuum cleaners. The amazing thing about children when compared to adults is how when we fear something we do our best to avoid it but often toddlers are fascinated by the very things that make them afraid. This is good news because to get over a fear we need to engage it. There are more practical concerns with children and vacuum or carpet cleaners such as bags and cables potentially causing but when it comes to fearing the actual device, there are things we can do to help.
Fully able people listen using their ears, but individuals with hearing impairments may soon be able to listen and hear with the aid of their teeth. In 2006, Amir Abolfathi began conceptualising a new hearing device whilst he was stuck in traffic. He considered whether a removable retainer for the mouth fitted with electronics would be able to effectively transfer sound through the natural bone and teeth conductor in people’s jaws, thus acting as a hearing device for improving listening. At the time, Abolfathi was the vice president of research and development as Align Technology, the same company that first manufactured invisible orthodontics.
The early stages of a child’s life is very important for cognitive and intellectual development which is why reading with your child isn’t enough; you need to listen and interact completely with them to get the most benefit from it. As an exercise we should always encourage reading to our children because it covers so many important skills that will be learned at an early age.
Early reading with your child is often quoted and proved to be a positive impact on the cognitive development of a child. Here are a few tips for making reading with your child much more impactful. The important thing to remember is that we learn to listen to our children as they read to us.
The focus on pregnancy is often on the mom-to-be as it should be, but because of this we tend to forget about what expecting dads might be going through during a pregnancy. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not trying to take anything away from the mother’s contribution to pregnancy but it’s interesting to take a look at some of the things one would never consider happening to expectant dads; aside from anxiety that is.
One would imagine whoever said dog is man’s best friend didn’t own a carpet; for those who do own pets, you will know that 90% of the reason carpet cleaning is a necessity is due to our lovable furry friends. We can’t really blame them for being furry, it’s part of their charm but short of becoming snake owners what can we do? We may have the cylinder vacuum cleaner and a horde of carpet cleaning products but by next week you have the same problem.
If you’re outsourcing carpet cleaning services this can become expensive fast so let’s look at some practical tips you can get stuck into yourself.
When it comes to understanding safety clothing that we also need to realise that different items are designed for specific purposes; safety clothing for electricians, construction workers and plumbers all exist to protect from different circumstances. However there are a few core ideals that need to be considered when picking which safety clothing you would need in the UK. Work gloves, for example, are perfect for construction workers but you’ll need a different specification on them if you’re an electrician.
Tight rubber gloves can protect against current while loose fitting rough gloves can protect your hand from debris on a construction work; the means fit the clothing.
So summer has arrived and you would love to take your newborn out into the sun for a first picnic, but you may be worried about baby safety considerations; this is after all your most treasured object in the world. While it can be perfectly safe to take the little bundle of joy into the light of day, there are certain baby safety concerns and factors you will need to consider before you can get there.
Magazines, television shows and general recommendations make claims on healthy food items, although much of the time only half of these claims are true, with the rest being myths or old wives tales. Fortunately, in order to help us make the correct healthy meal choices, the European Commission has released a list of scientifically approved health claims, from frozen distribution myths to apparent super foods. Food health scientists spent over five years sifting through 4000 health claims that we are bombarded with and outlined those backed by scientific fact. In May a list of 222 proven health claims was released, leading another group of scientist to create the ideal healthy meal plan.