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Monthly Archives: September 2016

Activities to make Bonding Time with Kids Health

Kids seem to have all the time in the world. As a parent you want that time to count as quality, meaning bonding + learning + fitness. Don’t worry, your kids will love it as long the equation doesn’t say ‘= boring’. Here are suggestions on how you can make your bonding time with kids healthier.

Walk, Run, Bike

An activity you can have with your children is walking. The good thing about walking is it’s a simple cardio activity. And when your kids get bored, they can just run. You can also teach your children how to ride a bike or, if they already know how, you can bike with them. But remember to fit your kids with good shoes which can support their young feet. Reebok shoes for instance, has a wide selection of kids shoes which have good cushioning and grip for active children. Some shoes have funky outsoles designs-like shapes and letters-your kids will love. What can kids learn from these activities? Balance and coordination.

Teach Them a Sport

Today, some children learn sports through apps and gadgets. Put away the gadgets and teach those sports the old school way- physically learning it- and not analyzing a computerized Kevin Durant’s moves. Basketball, for example, is a great sport to teach. Get them excited by teaching them how to dribble, pass and shoot. Football is another great sport your children can enjoy. What can kids learn from sports? Besides coordination and balance, they can learn discipline. When they start playing with other they will learn teamwork and sportsmanship.

Kite-flying

Kite flying has been a lost activity since gadgets became popular. But it’s a fun activity for parents and kids. You can make a kite and teach your kids to fly it, then let them fly without your help. What can kids learn? Well, they can learn to be more methodical as they create the kite and as they fly it, because they should be aware of the wind and directions. Control is also a lesson they can learn.

Walk or Play With the Dog

Kids love pets. And pets seem to love children too, despite kids losing their minds when the pets are ‘so fluffy’. So bring a long your kids when you walk the dog. What can your kids learn from this? A sense of responsibility for taking care of their pet. Empathy too, if you teach them that dogs to feel pain (despite being fluffy) when they play with them too hard. By the way, you can play fetch too. It’s good cardio for your kids… as well as Fido.

Beach activities

What’s more fun and shouts of active than going to the beach? You and your kids can swim, build sand castles (and smash them when your kids pretend to be dinosaurs), run and play all sorts of beach games. While you can’t bring your child’s trusty Reebok shoes on the beach to protect their feet, you can fit them with aqua shoes or slippers. Speedo is a preferred brand when it comes to beach or pool related wear. The brand caters to young feet too. What can kids learn from beach activities? In swimming, confidence in themselves that they won’t sink. They can learn coordination as well. Throw in information about taking care of the marine life and nature.

The great part about trying all these suggestions out is you not only get to bond with yourchildren and make them healthier, but keep yourself in shape too.

The Most of Summer with Family

When the weather turns nice and the kids are out of school, it’s natural for families to start looking for things that they can do as a group. The ability to bond and have fun as a family is one of the most important parts of creating strong relationships and growing the family dynamic, so getting to do so outside while enjoying nature and being active is a sure way to create a lifetime of great memories.

However, finding the right activities for families in Atlanta can be a challenge. You want to make sure that you find something that everyone has the ability to accomplish, or it’s going to be frustrating rather than fun. If the activity is too simple, your family members are likely to get bored. Here are a few ideas that should help satisfy every requirement you need for a great family outing.

Connect with Nature

A walk through a beautiful area isn’t the most strenuous activity, so it’s perfect for anyone, regardless of their physical skill level. A great way to make sure that your walk is enjoyable is to take a walk in an area full of beautiful scenery and wildlife. An azalea garden is ideal for such a plan. The beauty of the garden will keep all of your family members engaged with the scenery throughout your walk, so much so that you might not even realize that you’re getting exercise while you’re enjoying the flowers.

Another great way to get out and enjoy nature is to walk through a butterfly garden. Butterflies are some of the most beautiful creatures in the world, and your family will enjoy watching them interact in a fun and safe environment. They might even land on you, which creates a great picture that you and your family will smile about for quite a while.

You can even use the interaction with nature as a teaching opportunity by letting your children interact with the trees and insects and then asking them about their experiences afterward.

Try a Thrilling Activity

A great way to build relationships and trust is to try to complete an obstacle course as a family. If everyone is up for it, you can really learn a lot about yourself and your family as you try to navigate through nature to achieve a common goal. You can have your own internal competition as you and your family try to see who can get the course done the quickest.

Other great ways to get outside and have some thrills include enjoying the water. It’s always thrilling to try something different when you have a chance to do so, and it’s even better when you and your family can try a new experience together. Kayaking, boating, and water skiing are great ways to try something new and have some fun at the same time.

When people in Georgia look back on their summer fun, activities for families in Atlanta are usually what brings the biggest smiles to their faces. By taking some time to plan and do something different, you can make sure you and your family are part of that group.

Tips for New Moms

Becoming a mother is one of the experiences that a woman always cherishes. It is a time of mixed emotions of joy, happiness, excitement and worry too. As a mother you want to the best for your newborn but you need to believe the fact that you are new mom too. So you too would take time to adjust to this new phase of your life. During this time you need all the support and care so don’t shy away from asking for it. You may ask for help and guidance from your mother or mon-in-law or any experienced mother you know. However, don’t blindly follow whatever they tell you as too much of interference might not be good as well. Here are few tips that would help new moms take care of their newborns in the initial stage of motherhood.

At the hospital

You may have had either a normal or a cesarean baby based on which your stay and your baby’s stay in the hospital is decided. Once you are ready to leave the hospital with your little one it is important to check on a few things would help you take care of baby in the initial weeks.

  • How to figure out that your baby is hungry
  • How frequently should you feed the baby
  • How to breastfeed correctly
  • The proper way to bathe your little one
  • What are the precautions that you need to take for your health.
  • The date of the checkup for your baby and yourself.
  • The contact details of the pediatrician.
  • Any other essential tips that may be helpful.

At Home

Bringing the baby home is a great and an awesome feeling. It is a good idea to make your home baby-ready beforehand as it gives you more time to concentrate on the baby rather than the essentials for him/her.

It is always better to buy the baby essentials like diapers, cot, pram, clothes, soap, powder, cream and baby oil before you reach home so that you don’t have to run around once home. Seek your partner’s or a guardian’s help for the same.

  • You would take some time to settle and so would your baby. Be prepared for the initial unsettling days and don’t panic.
  • It may be difficult for handling your baby alone in the first few weeks, so seek support from any family member like your spouse, mom, or mom-in-law.
  • Do not try being a superwoman and handle everything single handedly.
  • Take care of your health and do not neglect it. A healthy mother would only be take care of the baby well.
  • You need a proper diet so make it a point to have nutritious meals. If you can’t manage to cook then ask a family member to do so or get a cook.
  • You may feel exhausted, tired, nervous at times which is termed as baby-blues. Don’t worry it is just a phase that most women go through and you too would scale through.
  • A newborn brings joy to family and friends and all would want to meet her. However it is perfectly fine for you to decide when and how frequently you want them to visit. They say a mother knows what is best for the baby, so decide accordingly.
  • Your baby would take time to adjust to a sleeping pattern. To ease that you can turn off the hone ringers and any loud sound around so that your little one is comfortable and can sleep well.
  • The social media is now loaded with groups and forums that can help new mothers. Join such groups and share your experience and queries. You would surely find a lot of support.

A newborn truly brings a lot of joy and happiness and as a mother you always want the best for your little one. Please understand as a new mom you would also take some time to lean and adjust and it is OK. The catch is not to panic and also not to go overboard. Take it easy and enjoy the moments.

Tips to Dress up Your Baby Girl

Australia is one of the greatest places on this planet to raise a child. The country offers a lot of good things to girls. When it comes to fashion, Australia is an early adopter of fashionable clothes that’s on trend right now. With online shopping websites displaying their latest collections, online shoppers can choose from a number of options. Online clothing stores have a huge collection for little girl too. Baby girl dresses boutique online offer an extensive range of clothes and accessories to make your baby girl look smart and stylish.

Choosing clothes by age

The good thing about dressing baby girls is that you can make them try anything and everything. You can experiment with different looks, designs and patterns. A good girl clothes boutique in Australia will offer dresses by age. You can choose the right age and browse for clothes. It is always advisable to buy clothes one size bigger since kids tend to grow up fast. Besides it is better to have clothes that are a wee bit bigger than buy something that is too tight or doesn’t fit after using it for a short time. If you are used to buying clothes in Europe and are not sure of what the Australian sizes are, you can always refer to the clothing website to get the correct size conversions.

Experiment with colors

‘Pink is for girls and blue is for boys’; you probably would have heard this number of times. In fact this colour theory starts right from the time your baby girl or boy is born. From wrapping the baby in a pink or blue blanket to friends gifting toys and other baby stuff in either of these colours, you possibly would have seen it all. Each colour has its own meaning and significance. While you don’t have to get into the colour psychology of each colour to dress your little girl, you shouldn’t be hesitant to try clothes of different colours. A boutique for girls in Australia will offer comfortable yet stylish dresses in a number of different colours which you can try on your little girl.

Choosing clothes for toddlers

Toddler clothes in a baby girl clothes boutique usually come with some extra space in the back to accommodate a diaper. If your toddler girl loves to run around, then it is better to buy clothes that will stretch with ease. It is also important to buy clothes that are comfortable and a bit roomy. If your kids like to play a lot in the sand, avoid dressing them in expensive materials such as silk or cashmere. If you want to dress them up in a jiffy, don’t buy clothes with complex buttons. Instead, go for elastics, zippers and press buttons.