Wednesday, December 31, 2008

2 tips for safe baby bed time

2 tips before your baby bedtime hours:

1. Make sure the mattress is firm

2. Avoid any soft surface including pillows .

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Family bonding: Start a family book club

Children books are a breeze to get through, which means it's not going to end up being a big time commitment on your end, but you'll both get a lot out of it. Its another event to strengthening family ties and giving more responsibilities and shaping your child inner leadership skills.

Here are guides to start a book club:

1. Assemble the group.
2. Choose a regular date.
3. Choose the books.
4. Divide hosting duties (alternate between you and your child)
5. Meet.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Top 5 popular names for boys and girls


1. AVA

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Preparing yourself for childbirth

This book recommended to get you prepared and what to expect for the childbirth journey.

Ina May's Guide to Childbirth.

The book share a story worth reading for expectant mothers. It includes comprehensive information on A-Z from the all-important mind-body connection to how to give birth without technological intervention.

Some of valuable contents shared in this books includes:
• Reducing the pain of labor without drugs-and the miraculous roles touch and massage play
• What really happens during labor
• Orgasmic birth-making birth pleasurable
• Episiotomy -is it really necessary?
• Common methods of inducing labor-and which to avoid at all costs
• Tips for maximizing your chances of an un-medicated labor and birth
• How to avoid postpartum bleeding-and depression
• The risks of anesthesia and cesareans-what your doctor doesn't necessarily tell you
• The best ways to work with doctors and/or birth care providers
• How to create a safe, comfortable environment for birth in any setting, including a hospital
• And much more

From Amazon, Ina May's Guide to Childbirth, got 5 out 5 star ratings for a total of 284 readers.

One more thing its good for father to be too!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Newborn Baby Checklist expecting arrival

Newborn Baby Checklist

* Hats
* Receiving blankets
* Baby laundry detergent
* Long sleeve/short sleeve/sleeveless rompers
* Sleep suits
* Socks
* Scratch mittens

* Breast pump
* Feeding bottles + teats
* Storage bottles
* Sterilizer
* Bottle & teat brush
* Bottle/food warmer
* Bib
* Burp cloths
* Bottle drying rack
* Pacifier
* Bottle cleanser
* Muslin squares

Bathing/Baby Care:
* Changing mat
* Baby wipes
* Top n tail bowl
* Brush & comb
* Nasal aspirator
* Baby nail clipper
* Thermometer
* Disposable diapers
* Ointment
* Bath tub
* Baby shampoo/baby bath
* Baby lotion/oil
* Diaper rash cream
* Cotton buds
* Cotton balls
* Hooded towels
* Wash cloths

* Blankets
* Bedding sets
* Mosquito net for cot
* Baby cot
* Mattress (latex)

* Baby sling
* Diaper bag + travel changing mat
* Head support cushion for stroller
* Stroller
* Car seat
* Baby-on-board sticker

For Mother:
* Disposable/washable breast pads
* Nursing bras
* Nipple cream
* Maternity pads
* Nipple shields
* Massage oil
* Warm socks
* Indoor slipper
* Nursing tops
* Disposable briefs

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Julia Louis-Dreyfus' Orange Cake from the Rachael Ray Show

Julia Louis-Dreyfus' Orange Cake from the Rachael Ray Show

Julia Louis Dreyfus was a guest at the Rachael Ray show and she was there baking her famous orange cake.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus' Orange Cake
8 (tablesppon)TBSP butter softened
3/4 cup white sugar
1/2 cup orange juice
2 eggs separated
rind of 3 oranges
1 1/2cups sifted white flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Grease 9x9 cake pan
Cream sugar and butter. Slowly add egg yolks, one at a time.
Sift together dry ingredients, and blend with mixture, alternating with the orange juice.
Whip egg whites until small peaks form.
Fold into cake mixture.
Pour into 9x9 cake pan, and bake 30-35 mins.

18 oz pkg of cream cheese
2 cups icing sugar
zest of 2 oranges
3 TBSP butter softened

Blend together until creamy.

or you might want to try this version of icing:

250g margarine
3 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 can (397g) condensed milk

Method :

1. Beat margarine with cocoa powder till well blended.
2. Gradually add the condensed milk and stir till smooth.
3. Ready to use.

Ingredients :
125g / 4 oz butter
1 1/2 cups icing sugar ~ sifted
2 tablespoons fresh milk
Vanilla essence

Method :
1. Beat butter till soft.
2. Add in icing sugar
3. Add in fresh milk, ONLY IF the icing is hard

Ingredients :

125g krimwell
125g butter
100g condensed milk
40g icing sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla essence/orange essence/orange rind

Method :
Beat the above ingredients till white and fluffy. Ready to use.

5 bedtime routine for your children

Here 5 tips you can include in your child's bedtime routine:

1.Bathtime - its time for some fun duck toy in bathtub
2. Feed your child - nutritious food and well fed
3. Some quality time with them : babies (rocking time), those attend schools - homework
4. Read to them - take up their favourites books
5. Tuck in your child

When they are familiar with these routines over time , its easier for mothers to plan and get essential sleep at night!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Girls Of Gap

Gap is a well known merchandise products. And its kids clothes are adorable and for some kids its a good opportunity to enter the search for gap kids. Those who succeed in landing advertisement for Gap Kids will grace lots of magazines and experience the fun setting of gap ads shooting .

About The Gap Casting Call:
What it is:

Gap is excited to announce the launch of its annual Casting Call contest - a nationwide search for the cutest babies and kids to become babyGap and GapKids models. Gap has teamed up with Snapfish, a leading online photo service, and invited you to enter babies (ages four and under) and kids (ages five to ten) across the country into the Casting Call. From September 15 through October 22, 2008, you submitted your favorite photos of your child(ren) for a chance for them to be featured in an upcoming babyGap or GapKids campaign. Finalists and winners will receive prize packages including special gifts from babyGap, GapKids, and Snapfish.
How it works:

A panel of judges narrowed all entries received down to 20 finalists (5 boys, 5 girls, 5 baby boys, and 5 baby girls). Those finalists will be voted on by the public from December 8 through December 21, 2008. The children who receive the most votes in each category will be announced as winners in January 2009.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Baby Kiko Warehouse Clearance Sales-children kids stuffs:4 Dec-7 Dec 08

Baby Kiko Warehouse Clearance Sales

When: 4 Dec - 7 December 2008

Time : 10 am - 5 pm

Prices from RM3 to RM18

All transactions in Cash only

Products include:
Baby Kiko Products

1, Jalan Industri PBP 13
Taman Industri Pusat Bandar Puchong
47100 Puchong,Selangor
Tel: 603- 80688888