Sunday, 23 February 2014

Toy Story

Toy story is a very interesting animated movie. My little son enjoys it very much. I also enjoyed it with my son and concluded the movies like "Toy Story" are great help for the parents who have little kids. All of us know that the toys are weakness of kids. Some kids are very sensitive and caring for their toys, but, some kids have the bad habit of destroying their toys. This habit becomes a headache for parents.
There is a great lessons for kids about toys. As they show that toys also have feelings and attachment for the kid to whom they belong. They also get hurt if they are treated in bad way. They also feel pain and become sad. Toys like those kids who keep them with care and love.
It is a psychological effect that the watcher of movie consider himself as hero and want to follow him if they have a chance. Therefore all kids who watch "Toy Story", want to be like Andy. I will suggest all parents to show "Toy Story" to their kids. I am sure they will observe a great change in their kids about their toys. They will keep their toys with more care.

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Chocolate and Kids

Chocolate is liked by almost everyone. It seems as everyone is  big fan of chocolate. Mostly young kids are so happy when they get a tasty chocolate bar, particularly, when they are munching for chocolate. Even adults also sometimes addict of chocolate.  But, excessive use of chocolate for kids is harmful as it can damage the teeth, because it causes tooth decay. Anyhow it is very difficult for anyone to stop oneself  from chocolate if it is in approach.
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I think chocolate has good effects on mood when someone is suffering from boredom. Imagine if your kid is fan of chocolate like you, and he want to eat some thing and you take him a creamy and tasty chocolate bar he will be happy and can be stay in good mood for a long period.
Sometime it happens that your child is angry with you and have not eaten anything for a long time, then present him with a tasty chocolate bar. It will not only have pleasant affects on his anger but also will restore his energy by keeping his sugar level normal.
Other than this chocolate is best for refreshment when you go for jogging or walk in morning or evening, you feel yourself tired then a small chocolate bar will make refresh. In short the crunchy chocolate is the  need of every chocolate fan for entertainment and refreshment. But, keep in your mind the effects of chocolate on the teeth. So enjoy chocolate but with care.
Other than this kids also love chocolate flavor in other sweet dishes and deserts. My own son love chocolate and everything in chocolate flavor, particularly, chocolate biscuits and cakes and creamy chocolate bar is his favorite. But , as a mother I never allow him excessive use of chocolates or other sweets.  

Saturday, 14 September 2013

Iron Deficiency in Kids

Iron is an important constituent of hemoglobin, myoglobin and the enzymes which contains iron.The iron deficiency in kids up to one year of age is very dangerous. Iron deficiency at this age can impair the development of brain. Therefore treatment of the iron deficiency at this age is of extreme importance. Other than this the mother should also be aware of importance of iron and calcium during the pregnancy and should take external dosage of these elements if the food is not fulfilling the need of  foetus. Because, if a mother gives birth to a baby with the deficiency of iron, then it would be very difficult to overcome the affects of iron deficiency.  

Affects of iron deficiency in kids.

 In general, iron deficiency can cause 
  • chronic fatigue,
  • lack of concentration,
  • irritability,
  • nervousness, 
  • headache,
  • loss of appetite,
  • susceptibility to stress and infection, 
  • paleness, cracks at the corners of mouth (rhagades), 
  • dry skin, 
  • brittle hair and nails 
  • as well as loss of interest in play in children of all ages. 
Iron deficiency effects the production and size of red blood cells (RBCs). therefore, decreased amount of hemoglobin and RBCs in blood stream is called Anemia. The RBCs carry oxygen throughout the body. So the lack of RBCs resulted in lack of oxygen in the cells and tissues. There fore, it needs proper treatment and therapy for the restoration of red blood cells.

The amount of iron that kids need:

Although mostly babies are born with the iron stored in their bodies, but, they need a sufficient amount of iron for their growth and development. Here is a general guideline for the kids "approximate iron need/day":

  • 7-12 months need- 11 milligrams
  • 1-3 years need------ 7 milligrams
  • 4-8 years need----- 10 milligrams
  • 9-13 years need----- 8 milligrams
  • 14-18 years boys--- 11 milligrams 
  • 14-18 years girls---- 15 milligrams




Friday, 13 September 2013

Baby Cap size selection

Caps are an important part of a kid's dressing. But sometimes, Parents are not sure about their kids size to purchase an accurate cap or hat for their kid. Some caps are made up of flexible material, therefor that type of cap are adjustable. But the inflexible caps needs a size to ear; such as hats and P caps or other type of caps.For that you need an approximate size for your kid.
Here is general size chart according to age period of kids.

General Size Chart for kids


Age
Preemie
New Born
Baby
Toddler
Standard Hat size
12”(30.5cm)
13”(33cm)
14”(35.5cm)
16”(40.5cm)
Finished Hat circumference
10.5”-12”
(26.5-30.5cm)
11.5”-13”(29-33cm)
12.5”-14”(32-35.5cm)
14.5”-16”(37-40.5cm)
Length from Crown to Ear
4”-4.5”(10-11.5cm)
4.5”-5”(11.5-13cm)
5”-5.5”(11.5-13cm)
5.5”-6”(14-15cm)
It is a general size chart that will help you to guess approximate size for your child.
There is another size chart, for up to 10 years old kids. It is to extent in detail.

Baby Hat Size Chart

Age
Head Circumference
Hat Circumference
Hat height
New Born
13”-14”(33cm-36cm)
11.5”-13”
5.5”-6”(13-15cm)
3-6 Months
14”-17”(36-43cm)
14.3”-17.3”
6.5”-7”(15-18cm)
6-12 Months
16”-19”(41-48cm)
16.3”-19.3”
7.5” (18cm)
12months -3 Years
18”-20”(46-48cm)
18.3”-20.3”
8” (20 cm)
3 Years- 10 Years
19”-20.5” (48-51cm)
19.3”-21”
8.5”(22cm)

This chart is basically for hat size, but you can guess your kid's approximate size, for any type of cap, according to circumference of head or hat.
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Thursday, 12 September 2013

Baby Caps

Cap is an important part of dressing. Sometimes it is needed to be wear for style, sometime for protection from clod weather, sometime for protection from sun. Any how, there are many types of cap; simple cap, P cap, hat, etc.
Each type of cap is fancy and useful according to demand. Now, here you would see different type of caps, their uses, and other aspects.

Warm/ Woolen Caps:


It is stretchable 
there are hundred types of warm caps are available in the market. Theses caps are used to protect someone from cold season. Usually, in winter these cap are used. And small kids need more care against extreme cold. Usually warm caps are made up of woolen yarn. Some mothers prefer to prepare at home and some prefer to purchase a nice and beautiful piece for their kids. When you re going to buy a woolen cap for your kid, you should be aware about approximate size of you kid's head. Either, woolen caps are stretchable to some extent, so there would not be much problem in case, if you buy a smaller cap in size. But if you get a larger one than there would be a problem for your kid and for you too, because, it would not only cover your kid's eyes, but also it would keep much warm your kid's head. And, sometime it would may fell down from his head. And if you knitting at home, then, you need to choose an excellent yarn that should be soft and smooth, and design of the cap also must be simple and soft that may not irritate your kid. Particularly in case of infants  
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Hat:  



Hat is an oldest type of cap. It makes a child's look more decent and charming. Particularly, in West it is liked more to wear. There are many kinds of hat and hats are available in different fabrics and materials in the market. I will suggest the parents, when they go to buy  a hat for their kid, they should must to know about the size of their kid. Otherwise it may cause a great problem. The hat size chart will help the parent to learn about their kid's size. Other than this, you also should keep in view the material of the hat, because hard material will irritate the child. In some cases, there is a red rash appears at the back of the kid's ear. So, to avoid from that type of condition you need to be careful in purchase.
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P Cap/ Cloth Cap:

P cap and other cloth cap are usually used to save the kid from sun. Because that type of caps have a shad that keeps the kid's eyes save from direct sun P caps also used in sports field. Another important thing about P caps, that is useful for parents, is, P caps are adjustable. Because at the back these caps have adjustment strip. Other cloth caps usually used by girls for fashion and styles. Some of them need a specific size and some are adjustable. in short, caps make a kid more cute and charming.
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Caps For Events: 

The caps not only used as casual but some caps are used to wear at  some specific events and occasions. Such as, at the birthday parties, kids used to wear colorful caps with different beautiful designs. Kids like to wear those type of caps at their on functions or at their some friend's party. At the time of getting that type of caps parents must be aware about their design; if it is suitable for their kid and is according to their age also. Because in case, if you are going to buy a birthday cap at your kid's first birthday, then be careful, at that stage kids use to put everything in their mouth. And most of these caps are made up of hard paper. that's why parents should keep in view this aspect also. Other caps are also used at particular occasions, such as, Christmas cap.
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Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Is Your Baby Ready to Walk!

A baby who can stand with some support, such as by holding on mom,s finger, by holding a chair, small table or anything else. Now you should be prepared for his next step, that is to walk around. Most of the babies take their first independent step around their first birthday. But it does not mean that each baby should start walking up to his first birthday. Some babies start walking up to 8 or 9 months and some others start at round about 18 to 19 months, those are also normal.
In fact, when babies are able to stand with support, then they are near to walk. first they tried to walk with support, such as by holding up their mom's finger or by holing a thing that they can grip easily and there is enough space to walk. So when you observe that your is standing confidently, then provide him opportunity to walk. You can do this by putting him in a walker, or make him stand in such a place where he can find a support easily to walk, for example, make him stand with a sofa or bed or table or with a row of chairs. I want to say you make your baby in a place where he would have a margin to walk.
 after few day or weeks a baby try to walk independently without a support. So, be careful, and do not leave your alone when he is in position to stand or walk with support. Because, when a baby try to walk independently he may can hold himself and may cause some accident. Therefore at this time a baby need more attention and care.
You can reinforce your baby by clapping or calling him to you. You should encourage your baby to walk. And make an effective plan for your baby. If going to buy a walker for him, then keep in your mind the walker should not be more heavy or too light. Because more heavy walker would be hard for a baby to drag it with him. And too light walker may cause some accident as it can be turn over. So, the design and shape of walker is much important. Other than this you should be careful about shoe selection also.  

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Baby's Teeth Problems and Dental Care

The kid's milk teeth are as important, as permanent.kids need healthy teeth, strong jaws to chew their food and have a charming smile. Milk teeth keep space in jaws for the permanent teeth. If a milk tooth lost too early, the teeth beside it may drift into the empty space. and at the time of permanent teeth there may not be enough place. This can be resulted into crooked and crowded teeth. The infants can also get cavities.
The cavities are caused by acid attack on a susceptible tooth. The acids are formed due to the interaction of bacteria(plaque) and ferment-able carbohydrates.
The ferment-able carbohydrates and the liquids is allowed to pool around the teeth, the bacteria that are present will form acid,  which eventually leads to decay. Upper anterior teeth are more pron teeth than others.

Care and tips: The tooth decay is preventable, But for this purpose, parents need to take some steps.

  1. do not allow the child to have bottle in their mouth.
  2. after each feeding, wipe the baby's gums with something soft, such as damp gauze pad. And reinforce your toddlers and elder kids to brush teeth minimum twice a day, especially before going to bed.
  3.   Discourage your kids to use more sweets and juices.

Sunday, 8 September 2013

Skin Rash in kids

When a child is suffering from skin rash, it would be a great problem for parents. Among infants and toddlers , rashes are usually appeared in nappy area and under arm. The bright red rash always alert the parents.
 A common rash disappears by themselves within a day or two by applying a common baby lotion or cream.
But be aware before using a rash cream or lotion, that are commonly available in the market. Because most of them use lanolin which makes the rash more worse, in the case when a child is naturally sensitive or allergic to lanolin. However, it the most trusted ingredient that is used in rah creams and lotions and is not harmful to the majority of kids. But in very few cases it is seen more reactive to the a specific type of skin.
Anyhow, a common rash is not much thing that is usually caused by some particular kind of fabric that i a kid wearing, usually woolen clothes have some type of reactions to the sensitive and delicate baby's skin. Or it is caused by diapers in nappy area, or, by extreme weather especially winter. But, what so ever rash always irritates the babies.
In some cases, it is more dangerous. Because, sometimes, it is giving threats of some harmful and fatal diseases, such as measles, chicken pox etc. In that cases the rash should be taken more seriously and should not be treated with common creams and lotions but the kid should be taken to the doctor in a moment. Because, some of these diseases are life threatening for kids.

How to recognize if it is common rash or some diseases? 

Now the question is,  how one can recognize among common or because of some disease. There are some particular symptoms of rash that is caused by some disease and should be taken more seriously.  

Chickenpox:

If your child is suffering from chickenpox, the rash would be appeared as an area of redness and in the center of that redness, a small, superficial blister will be appeared. Within 24-48 hours, the lesion will form a crusty scab.Before rash the kid will suffer from fever and sour throat also.

   Measles:

The measles usually starts with nasal congestion and cough with high fever up to 102-105 F. Within THREE OR four days the will have a brown rash on the face, behind the ear and along with the hair line.

5 Point for Kids Playground Design

Play ground for kid are necessary for their proper physical fitness, development of motor skills, social interaction and much more. Building a great play ground involves to combine all those ideas that can create a single integrated place that is not only loved by kids but also, is an aid for their development and physical fitness.
Here are some points that will help you to design and build a nice play ground for your kids.

Free Play:

Today kids have lot of choices, such as, soccer, gymnastic, tea ball, craft classes, DVDs, and more than 50 TV channels. No the question is, Where does the play ground fit it?

The adults think that the bet experience for kid is the game and activities directed by adults. But, the truth is, hen kids play without adult intervention, they become more confident, creative and spontaneous. Because organised activities does not allow the kids to pretend and express themselves freely. 
 The play grounds promote free play, that builds social skills, sportsman spirit, confidence and self-esteem satisfaction.   There free play activity by play ground authority is much important.
Free play does not mean without the presence of adult. It mean without intervention of  adults.  

Kids Stuff:

Now the question is how to promote free play at play grounds. Its all about stuff in play ground. There are many issues regarding equipment; its size, safety and cost etc. And the stuff is needed according to different age groups of kid. Therefore it should be divided into three parts. one for Pre-school kid, one for 5-10 years kid and one for 10 and more. 

Approach for all kids:

While building a play ground it should also kept in view that the play ground should be accessible for all kids. The designer should also keep in view the special kids. There should be activities for handicaps, the blind the deaf and dump kids also. 

Balance :

80% injuries in play grounds are caused by the unbalance surfaces.  Hence, the surface should be balance and smooth for all games.  Other than this the equipment, like ladders swings, monkey bars etc, must have standard height. For the school age children not more than 8 feet and for Pre school kids not more than 6 feet high. 

Safety and Security of kids:

Safety of kids is necessary. There should be proper partition for each age group part and particularly the area that is bounded for special kids. So, that the younger and elder kids do not get mixed. Other than this there should be a ground supervisor, who can interfere when the play gets dangerous. 

The National Program for Play Ground Safety provides a kit for play ground supervisor. It includes manual and video   

Most Popular Cartoon Characters among Kids

Tom and Jerry:

Who don't know about Tom and Jerry, which is the most popular animated cartoon series. It is ever liked by kids and elders, both. These marvellous characters are created by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera.
"Hanna and Barbera ultimately wrote and directed 114 Tom and Jerry shorts at MGM Cartoon studio in Holly wood, between 1940 and 1957, when the animated unit as closed."(Wikipedia)
It has a spontaneous overflow. When you sit to watch a Tom and Jerry short, you can't help laughing either you or your kid is in any mood. It is basically a battle between a cat (Tom) and a mouse (Jerry) who want to defeat each other, for this victory their acts cause a comic situationRead more
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Mickey Mouse:


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Mickey Mouse is one another most famous cartoon character, that is created by Walt Disney and UB Lwerks at Walt Disney Studio , in 1928. Mickey Mouse is an anthropomorphic (having human attributes or thoughts) moues, that always wears, large yellow shoes, red  shorts and white gloves. It is recognized everywhere in the world.this cartoon series is based on adventurous theme, but Mickey Mouse also comes up with different roles, such as soldier, suitor and sometimes as a regular mouse. It is seen in toys and games also and remains at the top for many years and till now people like watch it.

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Donald Duck:

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Donald Duck is another cartoon character that is loved to watch ever. It is also created by Walt Disney. It is first seen in Wild little Hen in 1934. Basically, it is a funny character and another interesting thing that is related to its popularity, is its unique laughter.And its most popular dialog is "what's the big idea."Donald Duck is usually seen in sailor's costume and always conveys an optimistic message for life. It also came up in toys and seen in kids games.


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Bugs Bunny:

--> The legend of cartoon history is known as Bugs Bunny. It is a cute and naughty rabbit, that have always a fun. The most popular dialogue of Bugs Bunny is "Ehh, What's up. Doc." Bugs Bunny is the calmest naughty and cute cartoon character, that is seen on 27 July, 1940 as a wild hare and till now it is watched by many kids and other people.




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Tweety:

 It is an innocent and cute baby bird character. It is loved by kids because of its innocence, naughtiness and sweetness in its voice. It is appeareTweety is another cartoon that is loved to watch by kids and elderly peod in "a tale of two kites" in 1942, for first time and  till no is appeared in more than 48 different cartoon series . Tweety is originally created by Robert Clampett. It is basically a baby bird that is why mostly liked by babies.



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Ben10:

Ben10 is the most popular cartoon character among the kids, especially boys. Ben10 in fact is an American media Franchise. It is created by "Man of Action. Man of Action is actually a group. Ben10 is produced by Cartoon Network StudiosRead more







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Spider-man:

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Spider man is a popular cartoon character among kids and is liked to watch in every corner if the glob. The Spider-man series is about a teenager Peter Parker who is bitten by radio active spider. And got an amazing power and strength like spider. He decided to use his power against crime and evil. Read more