May 26, 2010

You'll be Daddy? - Be prepared!

Not only the mother who must prepare for motherhood, the man today has a key role at the moment and have to be prepared too.

Some advice

Keep the car clean internally and mechanically overhauled. Check the oil, water from the radiator and fuel supply guarantees against unexpected in times of emergencies. The man should leave the car ready to take the pregnant woman to the maternity hospital without contingency. If no have a car or not drive, combine with an driver experienced confidence and to be prepared with the minimum described above (the car clean is crucial).

The Dad should take to motherhood when the baby's birth:

- Pyjamas (cotton)
- Two pairs of socks (or more)
- Slippers
- Clothings (2 shirts 2 pants, 2 underwear, 2 shirts, etc.)
- Objects and personal care products (avoid items with strong scents or solutions that may contain irritating to the skin of baby and Mom)
- Documents, credit card, a little money
- Be sure to bring mobile phone, camcorder, camera photo (if you forget, the mom will not forgive you!), Laptop /Notebook, if any, batteries too.
- Pen / Pencil and paper (not all the apparatus technological can replace good old set of notes and tickets fast).

Prepare Psychologically:
When a woman gives the news of pregnancy, the man should already begin to prepare psychologically for many issues involving the future birth, since the responsibility of being father need the reorganization of the new spending that will come with the new baby.

Therefore, man must get to work and save more (as expenses grow in proportion to the mommy's belly), a good financial planning and avoid future hassles banking family, after all as the saying goes: The love are like butter. Without the "bread" is not fun.

Man can not be more nervous that the baby's mother during pregnancy. At delivery man must be lucid because it will have to accompany her and will have to meet important obligations, including should calm it until reaching the hospital.

Breathe slowly and listen to soft music is relaxing.

Keeping with the mother-talk with words of kindness will help create a climate of peace and quiet (even though you're on fire, be polite and never talk too much).

If it makes use of tobacco or alcohol treatment must begin immediately for detoxification.

Do not run never, not by car or on foot, avoid accidents.

No schedule can take you away from home in the scheduled period for the birth, remember!

You can not forgetting to take her mother and  father at this important moment in the life of the baby's mother. Go search them and make them feel at ease with his presence (will be a great time to win over in-laws).

- I'm not forgetting anything? Maybe ...

Written by Roder Rock

May 23, 2010

Eating For Two.

The importance of nutrients during pregnancy and after. 

Good nutrition is good for the body of the mother and especially for the baby. When the mother does not feed properly, several problems may arise for the fetus malformation and low birth weight. The patient is also subject to experience difficulties, such as anemia and gestational diabetes.

Learn what is the importance of each nutrient and where to find them:

Carbohydrate: helps in the metabolism of the fetus as it is a great source of energy for the brain. It is found in potatoes, in pasta, bread and rice.
Proteins: assist in the growth and formation of the baby and the development of tissues such as placenta. This nutrient is found in meat and legumes (beans, peas and chick peas).
The Fat is good for the body when ingested in small quantities. It is essential for the absorption of fat soluble vitamins (A, D, E and K), that participate in hormone metabolism.
Iron: in addition to preventing maternal anemia, it is necessary for the formation of blood cells of the fetus and to carry oxygen from the lungs to the entire body of the mother. Found in meats and legumes.
Folic acid: You should begin to be part of the diet even before a woman becomes pregnant. It is responsible for the formation of the nervous system of the fetus. The main sources of this nutrient in vegetables are dark green, legumes, citrus fruits and whole grains.
Fiber are important especially for the mother. Serve to facilitate digestion, for the period of pregnancy is normal to be pregnant with constipation. Found in fruits and cereals.
Calcium: Important for bone formation. The ideal is four servings per day.This nutrient is found mainly in dairy products.
Liquids: although not a nutrient, it is very important to moisturize. Liquids are more desirable: water, tea and juice.

Leave aside or avoid
The patient must exclude from your daily menu foods known to those empty calories, or not add, as is the case of alcohol. The pregnant woman should be careful about the exaggeration of some foods, like fried food and sweets. It should not permanently remove them from the menu, just decrease the amount and eat them at most twice a week.

Furthermore, the types of seasoning should be analyzed. The excess salt and is usually detrimental to the pregnant woman, this occurs especially in late pregnancy when the heart rate and pressure tend to increase. Prefer to use natural spices and herbs such as garlic, onion and parsley, to season the dishes and salads. Try to avoid frozen foods also, industrialized and jam.

After the baby born, women should continue eating healthily and with the same care, because she and the baby still need extra nutrients. During breastfeeding, should be avoided exaggeration of chocolate, coffee, tea, or black tea, they can cause cramps and shaking the baby.

May 15, 2010

Noah's Ark - Kids


 
Welcome to Noah’s Ark – the Jewish guide to visiting the zoo. Our site is packed with fascinating facts, images and video of animals you’re likely to meet at the zoo. You can even listen to the lion’s roar or the monkey’s chatter, but most importantly we highlight the lessons that can be learned from these animals.
 

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May 10, 2010

Carrying Your Baby Comfortably

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May 2, 2010

Carrying Your Child Safely

The best protection for children in the car is the use of safety seats and chairs. The seat belt is designed for adults with at least 1.45 m high and therefore does not protect children from trauma of an accident. Never leaving children in a car without this protection, even to go a near corner.

However, not enough to just buy one of these articles to ensure the safety of your child. It is important to use certified chairs that are appropriate to the size and weight of the child and to adapt properly to your vehicle. It is important to install it according to the manual, because a majority of seats and safety seats are installed incorrectly.

Children should sit in the back seat until age 10 and using child restraints in vehicles (seat and car seat) to 7 ½ years.

American and European chairs: all are approved, because these countries certification is mandatory. Any product from the United States or Europe must take the certification seal.

BRAZILIAN: Make sure that you have the seal of certification "Inmetro". Otherwise, do not buy.