Category: Mother & Child

Baby Story – The Unfolding Life of Your Infant

Baby Story – The Unfolding Life of Your Infant

Do you have a baby book? Are you filling it out? Take a moment and think how important this baby story really is. Your little baby’s life is only going to happen once. The memories being created today may seem very clear, but they will quickly fade into the background of the next day’s new events....

A Real Baby Brother or Sister – Are Your Other Children Ready?

Having your first baby was a challenge, now you have another one on the way. Your children may understand they are “having a baby”, and are excitedly playing with dolls and looking at pictures. Are they ready for a real baby brother or sister to join the family? More importantly, are you ready? You already know...

family

Memories from the early childhood- Why do they fade away? Is it possible to keep them vivid?

Ever since a child is born, the parents do their best to create for him/her life experiences as pleasant as possible. But how much will the child remember over the years? It is a true fact that most adults cannot remember things that happened in their early childhood.  We do not have memories for the first...

active children

Do you want to have a physically active child? Be an active mother!

Young children are not ‘just naturally active’. The parents, and especially the mothers, have strong influence on the activity levels of the children.   A new study from the University of Cambridge suggests that, when it comes to levels of physical activity of a child, “it is the mother who sets the pace”. The study analysed the...

baby-snacking

Snack time, kids! Or not? When should children snack?

Children have a higher metabolic rate than adults and they need lots of energy for growth and development, but most of the time, they may not be able to eat large amounts at mealtimes to supply these needs. That is the reason why their daily meal plan should include 2 or 3 healthy snacks. When should...

gestational diabetes

How to manage the gestational diabetes: Diet. Exercise. Treatment

Once diagnosed with gestational diabetes, the mother should monitor her blood glucose, to detect and prevent the glucose concentrations which are high enough to put at risk herself and the baby. The blood glucose level can be kept at normal values, through a specific diet. The Gestational Diabetes diet aims to provide adequate nutrition for both...

How does the gestational diabetes affect the baby?

To protect themselves and their babies from the negative effects of the gestational diabetes, the future mothers should take regular blood tests to check their blood sugar level. The normal blood sugar level is under 105 mg per dL when the test is made after a few hours of fasting and less than 120 mg per...

diabetes and pregnancy

What is Gestational Diabetes?

Morning sickness, nausea, increased appetite, changes in the pigment of the skin, pain and inflammation of ligaments, unexplainable mood swings… These are some of the “mild” effects of the hormonal changes in the body of a pregnant woman. Among the “not so mild” pregnancy “symptoms”, gestational diabetes is on the top. Gestational diabetes is a condition...

9 ways to raise a happy child

Being a parent is very challenging, especially when it comes to the emotional development of the child. When they are born, most children seem happy: smiling and gurgling –proving that their basic needs are satisfied. But this is beginning to change as things become more complex and their needs grow. That childish anger, which generally occurs...