A Short Guide to Your Baby’s Teething Problem

One of the most difficult things your baby will have to cope with in its first year and a half of life is teething.  This is the process where your baby’s first set of teeth – known as milk teeth – emerge out of their gums, causing them pain.  It’s something that every baby faces, and knowing how to handle it as a parent can be tricky.  So for support, we’ve created this helpful guide to your baby’s teething problem, and how to help them through this troublesome time.

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Teething is just a natural process
which every baby has to endure.


Signs Your Baby is Teething

Although some of the signs of teething are obvious, such as swollen gums, irritable moods and sleepless nights, there are other signals which are less self-evident.

For example, when your baby rubs their ear on the side where the tooth is coming through, this can be a sign they are experiencing uncomfortable pain. Similarly, if they have redder than usual cheeks, your baby might not just be warm, it could be a sign that there is a pressure build-up in their gums, causing them pain.  Finally, if they are drooling, this could be a sign that there is a tooth pushing through, making it a clear sign for teething.  For more signs of teething, click here for a comprehensive guide.

Issues Caused by Teething

The pressure caused by a tooth pushing through your baby’s gums will cause a lot of discomfort, but this isn’t the only issue that teething will cause them.  There are other symptoms which can cause your baby discomfort through this difficult period, too.

For example, diarrhoea is a common precursor to teething in many babies.  Also, the drool which can be caused by teething can – if it isn’t wiped up – lead to an irritating rash which can sting when touched.

How to Help Your Baby

Unfortunately, there’s not any one cure to teething; it’s just a natural process which every baby has to endure.  There are ways, however, you can help ease their pain and distress which don’t cost a lot and are relatively simple.

For a start, you can wipe their drool to prevent rashes from occurring, and you can give them something to chew one which will prevent them from chewing their fingers or anything else they’re not supposed to.  Retailers like Amber Pumpkin will have varied selections of teething toys which will help to comfort them when teething reaches its most painful moments.

So there you have it – our short guide to your baby’s teething problem, and how you can help them.

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Tips on Getting Picky Eaters to Eat

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The less you force your kids to eat
and model yourself by eating or
discussing good food, your children
will soon learn to regulate eating.

Most parents go crazy thinking of ways to encourage their picky eaters to eat. There are kids that will whine, cry, throw tantrums or simply refuse to eat the food on their plates but give them mac n’ cheese or dinner roll and they’d finish the serving in no time at all!

After a long and tiring day, the last thing parents want to do is to wrestle and force their child to eat food that is good for them. Parents will easy become irate and frustrated when their kids refuse to eat the food that they have worked so hard to prepare. Is there a way for parents to get the kids to eat without forcing them?

When it comes to issues regarding food, parents should consider the real reason why the kid doesn’t want to eat. There are kids who have hyper sensitivity issues with food’s taste, texture, smell or color and their bodies react negatively when presented with certain kinds of food.

Your values and beliefs regarding food may also be a reason why power struggles during meal times happen. People who grew up with depression and economic crisis will teach kids and may even force them to finish everything on their plate. On the other hand, parents will just encourage kids to eat just enough and avoid overeating. Parents should be aware of these values and emotional connection with food to realize how much food their kids really need and for them to become less rigid during meal times.

To help encourage kids to try and eat the food you prepare, model to them how to enjoy food by talking about how good it taste and lessen the talk about how healthy it is. Parents should also learn to put small portions on their kid’s plate and just encourage them to get another serving if they finish their meal. This practice is opposed to how some parents put hearty servings of food which appears overwhelming for a child to eat. The less you force your kids to eat and model yourself by eating or discussing good food, your children will soon learn to regulate eating. And soon, there will be less power struggles and picky eaters during meal times.

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Sweet and Quiet Kids’ Bedtime

After long and hectic days, most parents simply want to slouch on the sofa and catch their breath. Taking care of the kids, dealing with difficult co-workers and a pile of tasks still left undone makes parents want to rush the kids’ and just take a short respite. Despite our knowledge that kids need quality time with their parents and that reading to them before bedtime is a wonderful activity that can instill love of reading to your kids as much as serve as a bonding activity, it can still be a very difficult task especially if you are stressed or pressured.

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Be ready to climb upstairs for your kids’ bedtime
and every once and a while, forgo all the chores
or the TV to stay, snuggle and hold them.

Instead of looking at kid’s bedtime as another chore to accomplish, try thinking of it as the best time of your day. You have worked so hard as parents so that you can support and care for your kids. And you do realize that they will not stay as kids for long so you should always take advantage of the time that you can have with them.

Be ready to climb upstairs for your kids’ bedtime and every once and a while, forgo all the chores or the TV to stay, snuggle and hold them. Kids have that sweet scent and innocent chatter can easily calm and relaxes your nerves. Read stories to your kids. Make different voices for each of the characters and sing songs for them. Ask your kids how their day went and about the activities they had during the day. Enjoy them. Being with them during this quiet time will easily remind you what your life as parent is all about. Your kids are the reason why you are working so hard, they are the purpose of your life. This realization will give you fresh perspective and even bring you peace.

So every once and a while, take of your shoes and get into bed with them. Soon your kids will all be grown up and will live their own lives. Make sweet memories of all the time you have with them especially those quiet moments before kids’bedtime. You will be thankful that you did your best to appreciate them despite the pressure and challenges.

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5 Celebrity Breasts to Model your Next Pair on

So you decided you want a new pair of breasts, perhaps because you don’t like your own or maybe because you just want the confidence of a new pair. You need an example and if you can look to celebrities for your next outfit and next haircut why not for your new breasts? Take a look at our beautiful top five list for some inspiration before you go looking for how to get what you need done by professionals. A few simple surgeries in Melbourne and you can have the celebrity breasts you’ve admired.

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Heidi Klum

Starting off with a classic, if you are looking at breasts to model your own after you could do a lot worse than Heidi Klum. The classic blond bombshell everyone wants to be or be with and now you can have the same size and shape this beautiful model is packing.

Halle Berry

Did she or didn’t she? The main goal of a breast implant is for them to look real and Halle’s, if she does have them, are real enough that while there are plenty of conspiracy theories around she can go ahead and deny and no one can really be sure. If you’re the same body shape, no one will know for you either.

Nicki Minaj

Go big or go home! Nicki Minaj’s implants may be a little obvious, but they certainly are impressive. Big perky bouncy and beautiful there shouldn’t be any problem watching a girl like that, or like you if you follow her example. Big breasts are good, this is pretty much a societal fact. If that’s what you’re after Nicki is a great role model.

Beyonce

Beyonce has been renowned as a beautiful woman with her breasts idolised and enjoyed by the vast majority of the music video watching race. Imagine walking down the street with that kind of cleavage. You’d never feel bad about wearing a plunging neckline or tight T-shirt again. If you want her confidence, her good looks and not the least her wardrobe, it can be yours.

Christina Aguilera

This is pretty much the exact happy middle of the breast implant world. They’re not too big and not too small. Discrete enough that you can pretend to strangers you had nothing done at all, but noteworthy enough that you won’t walk down the street without getting at least the occasional look. They aren’t anything particularly showy so there’s no risk of being tacky. This is a safe happy choice that will serve anyone well.

Looking like a celebrity is good for your self esteem and most clothes are modelled on who stores really want to fill them. This means you will have the right measurements for your clothes, to look how you really want to look. Cosmetic Surgery for Women is the perfect choice for some, and if you’re going to choose it may as well be from the best.

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3 Ways to Stay Cool This Summer

The summer heat has struck, as November melts into December and the pavement sticks to your shoes, ever miserable beneath the sun’s belting rays. Staying cool becomes a game of cat and mouse, as you dart from building to building, desperate to find a slip of shade to walk beneath, though there only so many alcoves in the city. Sunscreen becomes a second skin, clinging to your pores in its slimy, slippery glory before sinking in and masking your epidermal layers from a bout of sunshine assaults. So how does one keep their body temperature down somewhere near livable, when every day packs a repetitive sweaty punch, followed by a restless swell of storms? Humans are pretty smart, but staying comfortable in scorching weather is child’s play to an Australian; take these three tips on-board and stay icy cold this season, even if you never leave the house.

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The Beach/The River/The Pool

Locality is everything when it comes to choosing a body of water to keep the rays at bay; those lapping up a coastal life are spoiled for choice with some of the world’s best beaches, beautiful long stretches of white sand and blue water, children shrieking at the shoreline; rivers and inland channels are the next best thing, freshwater watering holes are hidden gems, providing a clear and clean water experience, with none of the salty remnants; and pools are absolutely everywhere, as most suburbs boast some sort of swimming team. Whether you plan to swim laps, laze in the sun, bake on the beach or play in a few over-sized puddles, being a water baby is a sure way to keep the sweaty days away.

Air Conditioner Ground Zero, Population: You

Ah, air-con, the wonderful man-made air synthesiser, cooling or heating our unnatural environments with ease and efficiency. If you’re not lucky enough to live in a house kitted out for an LG Air Conditioner, don’t worry, the multitude of shopping centres, cinemas and arcades provider a climate controlled environment at the touch of a button and a couple of steps in the front door. For those who enjoy the sleek few days spread eagled in front of their own unit, congratulations, everybody is jealous of you standing as an aircon owner. This means you don’t need to travel out of your way to escape the heat, hell, you’re probably less inclined to cross the threshold to the outside world right now, ordering your groceries delivered and entertainment through NetFlix.

Wearing as Little as Possible

If you’re lacking an aircon unit and rely on a pedestal fan, it is still possible to retain the cool edge of the wedge, by stripping down to your bathers and shorts, throwing a cotton rug over the couch and sucking on ice-cubes to regulate your heat responses. Probably not the most tempting plan in the world, but it worked for your parents before the advent of the multi-cycle conditioner, so there has to be some wisdom to it. We don’t recommend however, leaving the house without a shirt on, you never know who may be watching and back sunburn is fun for absolutely no one!

How do you plan to keep cool this summer? Let us know in the comments below!

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