Saturday, September 19, 2009

Parenting Videos: Bonding with Dad part 1 and 2

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

This weeks Baby names

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Natural wood teething ring

Natural wood teething rings

Great for mothers that are thinking green when choosing products for their baby, choosing natural materials such as wood is a great non-toxic alternative. There are many different versions of wooden teething rings out there in the market. Most of them are hand made and made out of maple or cherry as they’re solid woods that won’t splinter. Most of the teethers are also finished with bees wax, however it is best to ask what the teething rings have been finished with before you buy.

The teethers can be introduced to your baby at 3 months +. The teethers are easy to hold by an infant and can be used as a toy as well. The care for the teether is important to know. Like your wooden chopping boards or any wood product, they are naturally anti-bacterial, however you still need to clean and oil wood. Don’t submerse the teething ring in water, it is best to clean the teether with warm mild soapy water then rinse in water and leave the teething ring to dry. To seal the teething ring, use a food oil such as olive oil. The best recommendation I have found so far is to coat the ring with beeswax and allow it to dry before you give it back to your baby to chew on.

The wooden teething ring can be found on-line or you can buy it at your local baby boutiques, especially your eco friendly baby shops.

You may also like the article on plastic teething rings

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Toddler Sun tips

Sun Tips
  • young children have very sensitive skin, so make sure you use 30+ sunscreen
  • put sunscreen on their face, arms, torso and legs
  • Do not take babies out into the sun, always keep them in the shade
  • Always seek doctors advice before venturing outside with your bub
  • use disposable swimmer nappies and a sun suit that covers most of the child body
  • A wide brimmed hat or one that has fabric sides and covers the back of the neck
  • sunglasses must have a UV filter protection for your child's eyes
  • take a sunshade tent if there is no shade where you are going
  • remember only short periods of exposure to the sun
For more information about being sunsmart