Friday, August 26, 2011

Breast Feeding Complications

Clogged milk ducts:

Clogged milk ducts can be identified as small, red tender lumps on the tissue of the breast. Clogged ducts can cause the milk to back up and lead to infection. The best way to unclog these ducts is to ensure that you've emptied as completely as possible. You should offer the clogged breast first at feeding time, then let your baby empty it as much as possible. If milk remains after the feeding, the remaining amount should be removed by hand or with a pump. You should also keep pressure off the duct by making sure your bra is not too tight.

Breast infection:

Also known as mastititis, breast infection is normally due to empty breasts completely out of milk, germs gaining entrance to the milk ducts through cracks or fissures in the nipple, and decreased immunity in the mother due to stress or inadequate nutrition. The symptoms of breast infection include severe pain or soreness, hardness of the breast, redness of the breast, heat coming from the area, swelling, or even chills.

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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Better Than Skin Deep

Mineral Essence™While attending Young Living’s recent Ireland Incentive Trip, a friend showed me a reddened area on her skin. The area had been bothering her for a while and even after using many wonderful essential, it was still there.
When I’m at a loss, I trust the Creator of all life. So I quieted down my mental chatter and Mineral Essence™ simply popped into mind. Minerals! That was the key!

According to Nobel Prize winner Dr. Linus Pauling, “You can trace . . .  every ailment to your minerals deficiency.” Young Living’s Mineral Essence is a balanced, full-spectrum ionic mineral complex that is enhanced with essential oils. Ionic minerals are the most fully and quickly absorbed form of minerals available.

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

The Importance of Physical Fitness

One of the simplest and most effective ways to bring down  blood glucose levels,cut the risk of cardiovascular disease,and improve overall health and well-being is physical fitness and exercise. Yet,in our increasingly sedentary world,where almost every essential task can be performed online,from the driver’s seat,or with a phone call,exercising and being physically fit can be tough case to sell.

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Detection of Disease in the Child: Of the countenance

In health the countenance of a child is expressive of serenity in mind and body;  but if the child be unwell,this expression will be changed,and in a manner which,to a certain extent,will indicate what part of the system is at fault.

The brows will be contracted,  if there is pain,  and its seat is in the head. This is frequently the very first outward sign of any thing being wrong,and will occur at the very onset of disease;  if therefore remarked at an early period,  and proper remedies used,  its notice may prevent one of the most fearful of infantile complaints “Water in the Head.”

If this sign is passed by unheeded,  and the above disease be threatened,  soon the eyes will become fixed and staring,  the head hot,  and moved uneasily from side to side upon the pillow,  or lie heavily upon the nurse’s arm,  the child will start in its sleep,  grinding its teeth,and awake alarmed and screaming,  its face will be flushed,  particularly the cheeks (as if rouged),  its hands hot,  but feet cold,  its bowels obstinately costive,  or its motions scanty,  dark-coloured,and foul.

If the lips are drawn apart,  so as to show the teeth or gums,  the seat of the pain is in the belly.  This sign,  however,  will only be present during the actual existence of suffering;  if,  therefore,  there be any doubt whether it exist,press upon the stomach,  and watch the effect on the expression of the countenance.

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Monday, August 22, 2011

Budgeted Baby Shower Supplies

The party is determined on the gender of the baby and the supplies for the occasion depend on the theme of the baby shower.

These include the following;

·    A party for any occasion can never do without balloons. These can come in various colors,sizes and shapes and are quite affordable. One can order these either online or in the nearest party store in the neighborhood and have it ready for pickup or delivery in a few days.

·    A nice looking cake is another important thing that must not be missed out for a baby shower. Just like balloons,this can be made in various colors or shapes symbolizing a cartoon character or any other thing that is the theme of the party.

·    A baby shower should always have games. When there are games,there are prizes and the host can get some gift certificates to be given away.

·    The party can be formal or it can be a casual one where people who are a bit older have a chance to act like children again. Party ware is available in various colors. One can get it at an affordable price which includes everything from the glass,to the utensils and the plate itself. Since these are disposable,one can easily get rid of it when the party is over.

·    Streamers and ribbons for the party are also an essential to fix up the venue for baby shower. These come in rolls more than 50 feet long and can be purchased at a reasonable price.

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Friday, August 19, 2011

The Drawbacks of Free Baby Shower Games

Here are some of the disadvantages about the free baby shower games.

1. Free baby shower games do not look nice.
Most people contend that the printouts of the free printable baby shower games available online are better than the free baby shower games available in the market. This is because most of the free baby shower games are just plain handouts,with no artistic creations embedded in it.

2. Most parents would appreciate it more if you will not use free baby shower games.
The value or the money is not the issue here but on how baby shower games are used or executed. Because free baby shower games usually lacks quality materials,it would be better not to include them in the party than to make it appear that the event and the preparation was just taken for granted.

3. If there were a budget,it would be better not to use free baby shower games.
If you have a budget for the baby shower as well as the games,it would be better to use the games that were designed professionally.
Besides,baby shower games are not at all expensive when compared to free baby shower games.

4.  Believe on the saying,you will get what you have paid for.
This would mean that if you have obtained a baby shower game for free,then,expect something that is not meticulously and artistically created because there are no capitals or investments used to make the creation attractive.

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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Baby Shower FAQs (Part II)

Who are to be invited to the baby shower?

It depends.  If it is a work place shower,naturally you might only invite co-workers of the mommy to be.  Or if it is a family shower,invite family members.  But you may also opt to just hold one big baby shower where everyone is invited.

These days,couples showers are also becoming popular.  During a couples shower,both men and women are invited.  And surprisingly,guys enjoy baby showers as much as women do.

Be also mindful when inviting friends who have recently experienced losses or are having problems having a child.  Most may feel left out if uninvited.  What you can do is to ask them personally if they would be able to come in respect to their current situation.

And to avoid leaving out someone uninvited unintentionally,write a guest list beforehand.

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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Baby Shower FAQs (Part I)

A baby is always a reason to have a celebration. Thus,there is the baby shower.

Baby showers have gained considerable popularity in the past decade.  This may be attributed to families becoming smaller;therefore each child gets more individual attention.

What is a baby shower?

A baby shower is a party thrown in honor of a couple who is expecting their firstborn.  Baby showers are held with the purpose of bestowing gifts upon the first-time mother so she’ll have the items needed by the baby on its arrival day.
Baby showers also serve as a welcoming event for a new member to the family.

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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Is It Advisable to Get Free Printable Baby Shower Games?

Is It Advisable to Get Free Printable Baby Shower Games?

With the advent of the Internet,there are many concepts and ideas that can be retrieved online. In fact,even those who wanted to conduct baby shower can already get free printable baby shower games online.

Basically,these free printable baby shower games refer to the printable materials that can be downloaded from the Internet without any charge.

With these printable materials,the organizers of the party will no longer have to delve more on explaining to the audience the mechanics of the game. Plus,the games will look more presentable instead of getting some pieces of scratch paper with jumbled words and phrases that the guests will find it hard to understand.

Hence,with these printable baby shower games that can be downloaded for free,your activity will appear more coordinated and well-organized than just distributing pieces of paper to the guests to play.

Moreover,the parents would appreciate it more if they see that you take extra effort in getting printable baby shower games,even if it just for free than just get some sloppy baby shower games that can be obtained anywhere.

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Monday, August 15, 2011

Home Remedies for Dandruff

For stubborn cases of dandruff, use a mixture of almond oil and olive oil. Apply to the scalp. It will start to burn but wait about five minutes and then wash it off.

Boil some neem leaves and then cool and strain. Rinse your hair after it has been shampooed with this solution.

Massaging your scalp with warmed coconut oil can help to clear up a case of dandruff.

Massage the scalp well when you apply the warmed cocoanut oil and let it sit on the scalp at least 10 minutes before you shampoo.

Read Healthy Hair Starts at the Scalp to know more about how to avoid dandruff.

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Friday, August 12, 2011

Citrus Fresh as Tile Cleaner?

Juli Patten submitted the following tip:
“I was retiling my bathroom for the first time, and the adhesive I used oozed up between some of the tiles. I tried everything to get it off, even tile adhesive remover. Nothing seemed to work. Then my friend told me to try Citrus Fresh™ essential oil blend. I dropped it directly on the adhesive, smeared it around with my finger, and wiped it all off with a paper towel. It was amazing! I have since used it on many other types of adhesive, and it always works. It removes black scuff marks too.”
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Thursday, August 11, 2011

Loving Touch with Essential Oils

Daily “oil petting” for general prevention and promotion of well-being is simple. Incorporate these six steps into your daily routine:
  1. Choose one of these five fabulous oils for your best friend:
  • Peace & Calming® essential oil blend helps relax the nervous system and can release tension.
  • Sacred Mountain™ is grounding and stabilizing. This blend is filled with the fragrance of outdoors and brings unexpected gifts. One day a neighbor’s dog came over joyfully and sat by me in the street. Her owner commented, “She never goes to anyone!” That is the wonder of Sacred Mountain! I applied one drop an hour before and then I was this dog’s best friend.
  • Idaho Tansy is one of the most versatile oils for animals. It is purifying, cleansing, regenerating, repels flies, and lots more!
  • Lavender essential oil is a wonderful relaxant and is great for healing wounds.
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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Anti aging skin care

Once the signs of aging start showing up, you should start using some additional measures in the form of anti aging skin care products like the A.R.T.™ Skin Care System. Also, with age, the skin undergoes significant change. So you will need to analyze your current skin care procedure to check if it still holds good i.e. if it is still suitable for your skin.

You should remember that aging is a natural process and there is nothing that can stop it from happening. All these anti aging skin measures can just help in delaying the aging process.

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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Cheese Balls for Baby Shower

Here’s one of the most common baby shower recipes:

Cheese Balls


½ lb cheese (cheddar or grated)
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 pack cream cheese
4 oz Tabasco sauce
2 tsp onion
Chopped nuts
2 tsp catsup or chili sauce

1. Mix all ingredients together using a mixer or a food processor (the cheese should be at room temperature).

2. Empty mixed ingredients on small bowls lined with plastic wrap.

3. Refrigerate overnight.

4. To serve,remove wrap and sprinkle with nuts. Serve with assorted crackers.

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Monday, August 8, 2011

Baby Shower Recipes

A baby shower is a kind of party that celebrates and welcomes a new member to the family. In this tradition,expectant parents usually receive gifts or money for their expected child,which,in a way,supports the parents by helping them get the things that they need for their baby (or the things that they may not be able to afford).

Baby showers are generally held in the later stages of pregnancy (in the last 2 months,for instance). There are,however,certain cultural beliefs that make people purposefully wait for the baby to arrive before having a baby shower. Adoptive parents,at times,wait until after the adoption is final and the baby has arrived in their home.

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Friday, August 5, 2011

Escaping Stress & Anxiety for Moms

The goal is simple: make her life a little easier! Help her reduce anxiety and release stress by giving the whole house a refreshing cleaning. But don’t reach for the typical chemical cleaners: use Young Living products instead. So dads, here are a few easy steps to get the kids, and you, started on your Mother’s Day project:

1. Start with deep cleaning. Fill a bucket with warm water and pour in a desired amount of Thieves® Household Cleaner. Give the children a rag and let them go to work.

2. Apply Thieves Spray to a rag and wipe down doorknobs, handles, bathtubs, toys, piano keys, etc. This creates a clean, relaxing, stress-free environment.

3. Diffuse Citrus Fresh™ essential oil blend in bedrooms. It leaves the rooms with a feeling of well-being because of its strong ability to clean the air. It is also great for the evening to calm and relax the children.

4. Add a few drops of Abundance™ essential oil blend to the cleaning rag as the children clean. It promotes a positive attitude and brings peace and happiness to the mind and body and joy to the heart.

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Thursday, August 4, 2011

Home Remedies for Colic

Teas that can be given to a baby are chamomile, ginger, catnip, and peppermint.

Chamomile tea is very good in kid’s colic, but you can use it in adult gut cramps as well. Chamomile removes the craving, need, shouts for attention, which makes it even better in most of the things that trouble small children (and some older people). It’s calming, and can be drunk as an evening tea.

Tea should not be used as a substitute for nutrition. They should always be used in addition to regular feedings.

On the Internet you can find a great many instructions for giving the baby massage. This has varying degrees of success, but it usually helps to relieve the baby to some degree[...]

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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Baby Shower Poems Add Vibrance to Life

Poetry is such vibrant means of communicating.  It is one’s creative way of expressing emotion,intellect and aspirations.  It is filled with sentiment and mirrors the individual’s true inner being.  Such channel of expression is befitting an equally elating occasion:the anticipated arrival of a newborn.  Here are ways of incorporating poems into the momentous event,the baby shower.

Invitation Poems

Poetry about babies can give the baby shower invitation added charm.  Think of what it feels like to have a baby,the hope of anticipation and the fulfillment of birth.  Include in the poem how you’d like those wonderful feelings to be shared with the guest being invited.  Finally,to give the invitation a customized appeal,include the invitation details in the poem,carefully spreading the details,all throughout the verse,if possible.

Thank You Poems
Thank you poems are creative ways of expressing love and happiness for the future newborn.  With the upcoming occasion,there are many things to thank for:having God’s blessing in such a feeble form or having the support of family and friends while playing the waiting game.  Mom-to-be can deliver the thank you poem.  If it is a co-ed baby shower,the Dad-to-be can do the honors.
Another way of saying thank you is through the baby shower thank you card.  This is sent to all guests who gave gifts for the occasion.  Include a short rhyme on how blessed the baby is for having guardians as loving as the guest who sent the gift.  Then end by thanking them for it.

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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Guest List for Baby Shower

If you are preparing a baby shower for a member of your family or friend,make sure that you have prepared the guest list ahead of time.  If possible,check with the mom-to-be to see if the guest list and the date are fine,unless you are planning a surprise party.

Sometimes,several baby showers will be held for the mm and the baby.  The co-workers,the churchwomen,and family members may prepare separate baby shower parties that the person who will organize the baby shower has to be careful about selecting the date of the baby shower party.  It is always better to coordinate with the mom-to-be.

Once you have decided on what will be the theme for the party,you may have invitations printed or search free baby shower invitations on the internet.

Of course,most of the people who organize party prefer the free baby shower invitations that they can customize at home.  This lessens the cost of printing invitation cards.  This also allows the host to edit the invitation according to preference unlike invitations that can be bought or ordered[...]

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Monday, August 1, 2011

Diaper Rash and Home Remedies

Most babies will get diaper rash sooner or later. They have been getting diaper rash since diapers were invented.

You can use the universal oil, Lavender oil, for the healing of diaper rash. This oil can help eliminate allergies and other types of burns.

And if you are asking of other remedies, here’s the best home remedy (or any other remedy), it is simply to give the baby’s bottom some air. Wash the baby with just plain warm water, place it on a sheet with waterproofing underneath and let the baby go without a diaper at all as long as possible.

The very next thing to do is to quit using perfumed baby powders on the baby’s bottom. They will simply irritate the diaper rash.

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