How accurate is the Chinese Gender Calendar?

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Every culture has their own methods to predict the gender of the baby, before the ultrasound technician confirms it at the 20 month check-up. One of them is Chinese Gender Calendar. It is based on your age when you get pregnant and the month that you get pregnant. Please vote, whether this calendar correctly predicted the gender of your baby (or … [Read more...]

Swaddling for newborn babies

Swaddling is one of the main methods recommended in some of the books written in regards to sleeping such as “ The happiest baby on the block”, “ Healthy sleep habits, happy child” and “ Baby whisperer”. Swaddling was also demonstrated and suggested to during the baby/ childcare classes we attended before the birth of our child.  I believe it has … [Read more...]

How to prevent ear infection in babies and toodlers

Prevent ear infections

Between 6 months old (right after flu shot) and 1 years old, my son had a chronic runny nose problem, that turned into ear infection multiple times. Those were hard times. I do not wish stuffy nose and congested upper respiratory system on any baby. Every time his nose started to run again, I tried every possible method, tip and trick to prevent it … [Read more...]

Baby’s Sleep Music

After I recorded my own lullaby and soothing sounds album, I setup a CD/mp3 player and mini speaker system by my son's crib.  I used music to help him fall asleep and keep asleep. I used my old portable CD player and ancient mini PC speakers. Now there are many products that play CD and iPod with built in speakers and even attach to the … [Read more...]

Record your own Lullaby CD for your baby

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Before my son started falling asleep by himself, I used to shush and sing lullabies to calm him down and help transition to sleep for longer periods of time. Sometimes it would take him such a long time to wind down and fall asleep that I started to develop wrinkles around my lips from shushing for more than half an hour. As a solution, I decided … [Read more...]

Oral Thrush in Babies

This is one of those motherhood experiences, where I eventually had to accept my mom was right and she told me so. My son had thrush on his tongue, when he was about 2 months old. Thrush is an infection of the mouth caused by the candida fungus, also known as yeast. A common sign of thrush is the presence of creamy white, slightly raised lesions … [Read more...]

Motherhood by the book

I read one too many books during my pregnancy and the first months after my baby was born. I've decided to apply all the rules and lessons I've learned but real life taught me otherwise. Here is what I've read and what I say now based on my actual experience: 1. I read that: When a baby is born (s)he should be given only breast milk or the … [Read more...]