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The 7 Most Common Car Seat Mistakes Parents Make

When it comes to mistakes with car seats, what you don’t know you’re doing wrong can be fatal in an accident. Take a moment and read about these 7 common mistakes that the experts cite as the reason for injuries and deaths in car accidents so that you can make sure your child’s car safety seat is installed correctly. 1. Loose safety harness Check to see if the safety harness is snug enough on your child. If you’re able to pinch the fabric part of the harness straps between your fingers once you’ve already secured and tightened your child into the seat, it is too loose. These should be snug with no slack, ensuring that if you are in a collision, your child will be kept safe. 2. Car seat too loose According to car seat inspectors, this is the biggest mistake that parents make when installing...

Studies Say Parents are to Blame for Toddler Misbehavior

In the age of toddlerhood, you’ll have to expect some unsavory behavior. There’s screaming, whining and plenty of tantrums at the supermarket (and other places in between). While toddlers will throw a fit because their brains are still developing and they don’t yet have that mental capacity to tell us everything they feel, there are other times that our actions as parents are to blame for this nasty behavior. The trick is to reduce the behavior by employing a few tricks to keep tantrums from occurring. Try these on for size next time: 1. Diminish distractions In a day and age where everyone has a smartphone and seems permanently affixed to it, don’t forget to put it down for a while and focus on your child. Your child will act out sometimes just to get you to look up from the hypnotizing e...

The 6 Most Irritating Things People Say to New Parents

When you become a parent for the first time, you’re overwhelmed with the joy and excitement of becoming a parent. You’re also overwhelmed with a lack of sleep and a curious surplus of insensitive comments that roll off the tongues of family, friends and even strangers. Here are the worst things to ever say to a new parent. 1. “Geez, you look tired.” All new parents want is even the teensiest bit of sleep. Telling them they look tired isn’t going to help anyone. In fact, if you think a new parent looks so tired, why not offer to watch the baby so they can sleep for an hour instead of making an insensitive comment? 2. “So, when are you going to have another baby?” When you’ve just birthed a tiny human out of your body, the last thing you want to think about is going through it ag...

We Are Expecting A?

We are already 22 Weeks along and are so exited to have our 3rd baby. We already have a 5 year old boy and 2 year old girl. Here are some images of our baby at our 22 week fetal assessment scan where they do a very detailed ultrasound. They check every organ very closely and for any extra fluid developing and take precise measurements of everything. We found out the gender of our baby and we are expecting a little girl. The scan went very well and no defects were found.

Announcing Your Pregnancy

When you discover that you are pregnant it becomes difficult to think of anything else. This results in you being anxious to announce the exciting news with other people specially your partner. There has been a lot of controversy on the best time to make an announcement about pregnancy. While choosing how and when to make the announcement of your pregnancy it is necessary to know the advantages and disadvantages of proper timing. Moreover one can choose creative ways to reveal the secret. Sharing news early If you share your pregnancy news early the main advantage is that there is a lot of support from near and dear friends. You can share your joy with others. While making decisions a lot of people will come forward to help you with your pregnancy. A lot of time is available for advice and...

6 Tips for Making the Transition Back to Work after Baby Easy

It seems like you’ve barely had any snuggle time with your new baby and now you’re about to go back to work. The change can be difficult, but with a few helpful tips, you’ll be able to keep things running smoothly both in your home and in the office. 1. Get childcare ready Be confident when arranging a caregiver for your baby well in advance of returning to work. You can make it easier on your baby too by bringing your baby around the people who will look after him while you’re at work. Prepare a backup plan too because some days, the daycare center will be closed or your caregiver might call in sick. 2. Master the art of time management Make a list of things to do each day and knock everything out as quickly as possible. If you manage your time properly, you’ll find you’ll get your work d...

7 Solutions for Sick Kids

Few things are worse than when your child gets sick. It can be heart-wrenching when your child complains he feels sick or hurt. Plus, as parents, we’re always trying to find a good way to make our kids feel better. With cold and flu season upon us, it’s important to have a few tricks up your sleeve for dealing with illnesses, as well as other maladies. Here are some you’ll wonder how you ever lived without. 1. Save a sore throat with marshmallows Oddly enough, those big fluffy marshmallows aren’t just good for making s’mores. They’re great for soothing sore throats. Marshmallows are made of gelatin and that relieves irritation. And as an added bonus, your kids won’t fuss over this solution because marshmallows are delicious! 2. Soothe bug bites with banana peels You always run out of ointm...

Nexo Knights Party- 5th Birthday

My boy and his best friend had a combined party the past weekend and they wanted a Lego Nexo Knights party for there 5th Birthday. They are currently mad about Lego Nexo Knights and it is really difficult to find any decorations regarding the theme so I had to make most of it myself. I designed a Nexo Knights Invitation and had it printed and they handed it out to all the kids in there class. The party was held at Snoekies in Hout Bay as they have an amazing play area for the kids. They also include face painting and there are always staff on hand to look after the kids. We ordered a Nexo Knights Lego cake from Vanilla Rose CT and the cake looked and tasted amazing. The knights was made with so much detail and the kids loved it and as soon as it was time to cut the cake they grabbed the kn...

My Little Girls First Birthday!!

The party was held at Clay Cafe, Hout Bay in Cape Town. The venue is lovely and it has a big play area for kids. My little girls cake was made by Vanilla Rose CT. All Food was supplied by Clay Cafe Hout Bay. Decorations was done by myself including the cup cake toppers and table cards. My little girl eating her cupcake Me and my little girl… Our beautiful Family…!! My little boy having fun… I was very happy on how everything turned out. It was a lovely day and everybody had a great time…!!  

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