Archive for March, 2009

Mar 21 2009

Hearing Protection for Babies and Children

I have just come accross Monkey Muffs for babies and children. I have never heard of these before but my friend uses them with her daughter and she is a real fan. Monkey muffs protect babies and children’s hearing, they work well to keep your baby asleep when your out and are great for plane trips. They are designed to block out harmful noise levels and sounds but not ambient noises.

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Mar 17 2009

Nachos for Kids

Published by under Toddler Recipes

If you want to serve up nachos for your toddler or child but he or she does not like food to spicy this is the recipe for you.

What you need
– Corn Chips
– Grated cheese
– Can of baked beans
– Avocado
– Tomato
– Cucumber
– Sour cream

What you Do
– In an over proof dish put a layer of corn chips, followed by a sprinkle of cheese, followed by half the baked beans. Now add another layer of corn chips, followed by the rest of the baked beans followed by cheese.
– Bake in the oven for 5 – 10 mins until cheese melts
– Meanwhile, cut up the avocado, tomato and cucumber to make a small salad
– Serve nachos topped with salad and sour cream.

For other great recipes for toddlers and kids visit baby-patch


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Mar 11 2009

12 Month Old Communicates 12 Baby Signs

Published by under Baby Sign Language

I can not recommend Baby Sign Language highly enough. I have been teaching Emily Baby Sign Language since she was about 9 months old, it is extremely easy to teach. At 10 months she learnt the sign for milk and it was incredible to communicate with her at such a young age. But it was really between 11 and 12 months that Emily’s signing really took off, at this age babies seem to absorb so much and learn so quickly. Once she comprehended that actions could communicate what she wanted she seemed to want to learn more and more signs.

Now at 12 months she has a vocabulary of 12 signs, some of which she also says the word (or the beginning of the word). Her signs include More, Milk, Eat, Sleep, Diaper, Ball, Dog, Finish, Drink, Duck, Bath and Head. These words have helped so much, if Emily is crying and clinging and I do not know what is wrong I ask her to show me with her hands and she will show me that she wants to eat or needs her diaper changed.

The best thing is that any baby can be taught baby sign language, it is simple and easy. It does take a bit of persistence on the part of the parent at the beginning, but once your child gets his or hers first sign all that effort is worth it 10 fold.

You can download an ebook for Baby Sign Language and start signing with your baby now!

For more information on Baby Sign Language visit Baby-Patch

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Mar 03 2009

1st Birthday Secret Santa

Published by under Great Baby Gifts Ideas

After I gave birth to Emily I hooked up with a group of mums with babies born at the same time as Emily. We have met every week and have been a great support for each other. All the babies are now turning 1 so there are celebrations everywhere!

We came up with a great idea for 1st birthday gifts. Instead of each of us buying something for all 10 other 1 year olds we followed the tradition of Secret Santa / Chris Kringle and were given the name of one other child to buy a gift for. This has been great because as each birthday happens the birthday boy or girl gets a lovely gift from ‘the group’ and individual mums do not feel the pressure to be constantly buying gifts.

For other 1st birthday gift ideas visit baby-patch


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