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Tuesday

Baby food habits

If you are looking to reduce your carbon footprint making organic baby food is a great way to go. Plus homemade baby food tastes great. Who knows?

Your baby may grow up to love brussels sprouts and mangoes! As a new parent, you want to provide your baby with the best possible start in life. Studies show healthy eating habits begin to develop with your baby's first foods.

Starting early by educating yourself and to introduce your child to fresh, all-natural foods, you are creating the foundation for your child to make healthy food choices.

Healthy eating habits play a key role in preventing obesity, a serious issue that will affect more
of all babies born in 2004Child obesity rates are rising at epidemic levels, so quickly, that some researchers predict this new generation of children will have a shorter life expectancy than their parents. 10 Healthy Eating Habits.

Teach your baby about different fruits and vegetables

Talk about what your baby is eating. Make it fun.

Be a role model. Your baby learns by mimicking you.

Encourage drinking water. Offer it at each meal.

Don't give up. Your baby's tastes will change daily.

Your baby needs a balanced diet. Offer plenty of variety.

Don't be in a rush at mealtimes. Relax and enjoy the time.

Set times for breakfast, lunch snacks and dinner.

Homemade food chart

Making baby food is a great gift to give the environment and your baby. Consider the GREEN facts:

ORGANIC - Organic fruits and vegetables are the best choice for making baby food. They are the most natural ingredients and organic foods drastically reduce harm to the environment.

LESS WASTE - When you make your own baby food, there are no jars, labels or metal lids to dispose or to recycle.

NO FACTORY REQUIRED - Just a little energy to steam foods and run a blender is all you need to make your baby's meals! Did someone say near 'zero' greenhouse gases?

LOCAL - Your baby's food does not need to trucked to you from a factory thousands of miles away. Instead you can simply buy organic produce from your local farm market and get started.

HEALTHY - Homemade baby food is safe & nutritious. Baby food jars are often lined with Bisphenol-A, a controversial hormone disruptor that should be avoided. In addition, homemade baby food has no preservatives, additives, or chemicals - it is pure and natural goodness.

Monday

Vitamin chart for Mother and babies

1 Vitamin A Fortified milk, eggs, cheese, liver, fish oil, carrots, margarine. Growth; night vision; protects the linings of the digestive, urinary and respiratory tracts; antioxidant.

2 Vitamin D Fortified milk, oily fish, egg yolks. Helps absorb calcium and phosphorus for healthy bones and teeth.
Vitamin D is important in helping the body absorb and use calcium from food and supplements.

3 Vitamin E Vegetable oils, nuts, seeds, wheat germ, green leafy vegetables. Helps form blood cells; antioxidants.
Also contributes to a healthy circulatory system and aids in proper blood clotting and improves wound healing. Some studies have shown that vitamin E decreases symptoms of premenstrual syndrome and certain types of breast disease.

4 Vitamin K Spinach, Broccoli, milk, eggs, cereals. Help blood to clot.
Water-soluble vitamins
Vitamin K is necessary for blood clotting. Without it, even a small cut would cause continuous bleeding in the body. Vitamin K also plays an important role in kidney function and bone growth and repair - some studies have even shown that it may help prevent osteoporosis.

5 Vitamin B1 Pork, seeds, nuts, fortified bread, cereals, yeast extract. Needed for muscles and nervous system to function; aids digestion.

6 Vitamin B1, also known as thiamin, helps fuel your body by converting blood sugar into energy. It keeps your mucous membranes healthy and is essential for nervous system, cardiovascular and muscular function.

7 Vitamin B2 Milk, yogurt, meat, nuts, green leafy vegetables, whole grains, lentils. Aids hormone production; keeps eyes, skin and nerves healthy.
Vitamin B2, also called riboflavin, works with other vitamins in the B complex to process calories from carbohydrates, protein and fat. Your body needs it for growth and red cell production, and adequate riboflavin intake promotes healthy skin and good vision.

Friday

4 to 6 month baby food

Cereals: Cereals, like, rice, barley, oats can be given to the baby in paste form or mixed with the water of legume porridge. You can also try to feed him rice or oats cereal mixed with breast milk, water or formula.

Fruits: Apples, bananas, pears, avocado are the fruits that can be given to the baby. Banana can be smashed easily, however, apples, pears and avocado has to be processed in the food processor along with milk, to make milkshakes of the fruits. Preferably, filter the shakes to so that no big pieces of the fruits are accidentally fed to the baby.

Vegetables: Potato or parsnip, cauliflower, carrot, acorn squash, sweet potato, green peas, broccoli, butternut squash. Boil these vegetables and smash them to make a soft paste. Do not add any spices, salt or sugar to it.

Crying is the only way for a four month old baby to indicate that his stomach is upset. Generally, many mothers prefer to give Gripe Water to their babies after meals to prevent these stomach upsets. Gripe water is an European remedy that always works for gas problems or any other stomach related irregularities.

Gripe water is nothing but herbs-fortified water. These herbs are proven to help calm the stomach and even the intestines. For a baby aged 4 months, one teaspoon of Gripe water, 2-3 times a day is recommended. If the baby continues to feel distressed, it is better to consult the baby's doctor immediately.

Tuesday

Iron Calcium vitamins and minerals for mother and baby

The increased need for iron during pregnancy is especially great. Iron is needed to deliver the oxygen required by your baby as it grows.

Foods must be chosen carefully to meet this need. Protein foods, dried beans and peas, and some dried fruit, whole grains, and fortified cereals all contribute iron. It is also important to eat a vitamin C-containing food at each meal. This helps your body use the iron.

Calcium is vitally important for bones and teeth for both you and the baby during pregnancy as well as in the years to come.

Calcium and iron are nutrients that will be stolen from your body if they are inadequate in your diet to meet the needs of pregnancy. Be sure you include a good supply of these important nutrients.

Baby food chart 4to10 months

Precautions to be taken while feeding solid food to your four month old baby for the first time.

* First and foremost, whatever you feed the baby, make sure to follow a strict timetable for his meals. By this, you are setting a routine for the baby's appetite from an early age.
* Before starting any solid food, consult your doctor and get a baby food specifications chart done for him.
* Maintain a balance in the baby food diet and in the amount of nutrients, so that your baby neither lacks any nutrients nor gets an overdose of any one nutrient.
* If you are feeding a new solid food item to the baby, feed him only 3-4 spoons initially. If he can digest that item without vomiting it out or without causing any stomach disturbance, you may continue with that food
* Make the baby sit while feeding him. A four month baby can be held in the lap or can sit in a baby chair, with some support. Sitting position will help him digest his food faster and better.
* Use a small spoon to feed the baby and feed him tiny morsels.
* If the food is made warm, you should taste it before feeding it to him, to avoid burning the baby's mouth.
* Maintain a happy and playful environment during the meal.
* Do not make the baby lie down immediately after the meal.
* Make the baby taste a new food item during his meal time, before he drinks his milk so that the baby is not very tired or hungry.
* Homemade baby food is more safe, however, if you are feeding canned food to the baby, check the expiry date as well as the ingredients and avoid food containing 'added salt' or 'added sugar'.
* Do not feed directly from the jar. Remove a small amount of food on a clean dish and place it in front of the baby. This may encourage the baby to finish the meal since he is watching the others at the table finishing their own dishes.




Mother milk and solid food.

Whether or not a four old month baby is capable of having food other than breast-fed milk or baby formula, depends on the health condition of the baby.

If the baby has not experienced any stomach related problems up till four months, he can start having solid food in his diet.

Generally, smashed food is fed to the baby, as he can swallow it without chewing. Pastes and liquid food can be included in the baby food diet. However, it is advised that nothing spicy or oily should be tried.

4 to 9 months baby food chart

Your baby does not need to feed often as he reaches four months. His stomach grows bigger by this age and he tends to develop feeding habits that are more like elders.

Despite less feeding, he will still gain weight. He may attempt to snatch the food off elders' plates.

Though he may be unable to chew, due to lack of teeth, he will lick it to test its taste. Parents often mistake this gesture of the baby and encourage him to eat more of the solid food.

Parents should keep in mind that baby food for 4 month baby is very different from what we adults eat.

Thursday

Breast feeding and homemade food

Healthy homemade food for babies

Mother milk is the best nutrition food for a child.Child immunity increases while taking mother milk.

Many researches revealed that more children who took mother's milk their resistance to many diseases increased.

Home made food is best food for achild as lot of care and precaution had taken to prepare that food.Home made food is very good. For a Baby as nutrition and hygenic point of view.

It is importannt to keep Kitchen and living room very clean and dust free .This is helpful to chaild growth.

Homemade food like boil potato apple can be ted to child. liquid food is very good for babies.

Saturday

Six monnths baby care and food

Most pediatricians recommend starting your baby with an iron-fortified rice cereal. Rice cereal is easy to digest and mixes easily with breast milk or formula.

Most rice cereals provide the recommended daily amount of iron for your baby.

Some cereals have added fruit such as apples and bananas which sweeten the cereal.

Most babies prefer the sweetened rice cereal, but flavored and mixed cereals are considered an intermediate cereal.

Intermediate cereals should only be introduced once your baby has adjusted to beginner cereals.

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Monday

Baby care and food ,Baby massage

six-teaspoon petroleum jelly, two-teaspoon glycerin and two-teaspoon lemon juice. Apply this moisturizing lotion at least twice a week if you have dry and flaky, arms and legs

and grate a cucumber. Squeeze the juice to this, mix half-a-teaspoon glycerin and half-a-teaspoon rose water. Apply this on sunburns, leave it for some time.
If you have cracked heels, melt paraffin wax; mix it with little mustard oil and apply on the affected area. Leave it overnight. After 10 or 15 days, your heels will become smooth.

Massage your body with a mixture of coconut oil and any of your favourite scented oils like lavender or rosemary.

For rough palms, use a mixture of glycerin and limejuice in equal proportion.

Friday

Baby Skin Care,baby care and food

Taking proper care of baby is always a significant affair in every mother's life. Babies are delicate, and all the mothers should put in extra effort while handling the baby.

Especially if you are a first-time mother, you must know the pros and cons of baby care before you start handling your baby. A consultation with the paediatrician is also beneficial for that matter. Browsing through the net can also help you in finding out baby care tips.

Baby Skin Care

Baby skin is always very sensitive. So the mothers need to be extra cautious while choosing the baby skin product for their little ones. Here are some tips which you can follow in your baby skin care schedule:

* Use a good oil and massage your baby's skin in a proper manner. You can consult your paediatrician to learn the right way of massaging babies.
* Use a soft baby soap while bathing your baby. Harsh soaps are detrimental to the baby's skin.
* Use baby lotion or moisturizer for moisturizing your baby's skin.
* Do not apply talcum or baby powder on diaper rashes. Instead apply ointment containing zinc oxide on the affected areas.

Baby Hair Care

Like skin care, proper hair care is also a must for the babies. Newborns have gentle hair which needs to be kept neat and clean. Shampooing is extremely necessary for clean hair. But you need not shampoo your baby's hair everyday. It has to be done at regular intervals. Take care of the following guidelines while shampooing your baby:

* First and foremost, use must choose a mild shampoo for your baby. Take a little shampoo and massage it gently on your baby's scalp before you wash it off.
* Make sure that the shampoo does not get into the eyes of your little one.
* See that no tangles are formed in the hair while washing it.

Trim your baby's hair on regular basis to avoid unnecessary tangling.
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Saturday

Extra miles for feeding baby care and food

The best way to care your baby is to go extra miles for feeding and preparing the right recipes. As your baby grows, he needs extra nutrients to be supplied in his food.
The food supplements for your babies also keep changing with each passing month. The healthy option to feed your toddlers the right kind of supplement is to give them home made baby food recipes.

But before you introduce any recipe to your baby, make it a point to consult your pediatrician for proper guidance. Some babies are allergic to particular types of food. Again, there are some kids who cannot tolerate the newly introduced supplementary food and they develop indigestion as a result of it.
The pediatrician can provide you a complete chart containing the perfect supplementary diet menu for your kids according to his or her age.Some of the best practiced baby food recipes include:

* Pumpkin baby food recipes
* Sweet potato baby food recipes
* Winter squash baby food recipes
* Avocado baby food recipes

Pumpkin baby food recipes:

Pumpkin is very high in Vitamin A, C and beta carotene. A baby who attains the age of 6 months can be fed pumpkin for better results. Plain pumpkin in pureed form or mixed with cereals, chicken and yogurts can be given to the kids for wonderful taste.

Sweet potato baby food recipes

The yams or sweet potatoes are very rich in Vitamin A, beta carotene and potassium. It is also very high in Vitamin E, potassium and carotene. The vegetable is held in esteem for a great first baby food all over world. It is full of nutrients and fiber, as well.

Apart from these, there are a lot of other nutritious recipes which can boost up the health and growth of your babies in the best way.

Thursday

Pregnancy post Weight Loss Baby care and food

Pregnancy post offter 6 months Weight Loss
Make A Successful Weight Loss Just By Drinking Water - Maybe The Easiest Weight Loss Method
Well, you may have heard it before - you can lose weight just by drinking pure plain water. Do you think it is like that? Yes, it is, you can lose weight just by drinking water. I will explain why it is so.

There are studies that show that just by drinking water your metabolism will increase with up to 30 percentages. That is quite impressive, isn't it? To make your weight loss possible you need to drink eight glasses of water every day, and if you have lots of overweight you need to drink a few glasses more.
If you live in a warm climate or if you exercise very intensive you need to drink more than the eight glasses. You maybe think that eight glasses is much water to drink, but you shouldn't drink it at the same time; instead you need to spread it out throughout the day.

Drinking water is not only great for your weight loss. Just by drinking lots of water you will look better because and your skin will become more glowing. Your muscles will work more effective when you exercise which will lead to a better shaped body.
A few tips about how you should act when you decide to lose weight just by drinking water:

Start every morning with a glass of water.
Drink a glass of water before every meal.

Drink lukewarm water, it may be easier to drink lots of water when it isn't cold.
Add a slice of lemon if you don't like the taste of the water.

Avoid drinking just before you go to bed.
Drinking water is a cheap and very effective way to lose weight, but often you need to add some diet and exercise to make your weight loss effective.

pregnancy post

Make A Successful Weight Loss Just By Drinking Water - Maybe The Easiest Weight Loss Method
Well, you may have heard it before - you can lose weight just by drinking pure plain water. Do you think it is like that? Yes, it is, you can lose weight just by drinking water. I will explain why it is so.
There are studies that show that just by drinking water your metabolism will increase with up to 30 percentages. That is quite impressive, isn't it? To make your weight loss possible you need to drink eight glasses of water every day, and if you have lots of overweight you need to drink a few glasses more. If you live in a warm climate or if you exercise very intensive you need to drink more than the eight glasses. You maybe think that eight glasses is much water to drink, but you shouldn't drink it at the same time; instead you need to spread it out throughout the day.

Drinking water is not only great for your weight loss. Just by drinking lots of water you will look better because and your skin will become more glowing. Your muscles will work more effective when you exercise which will lead to a better shaped body.
A few tips about how you should act when you decide to lose weight just by drinking water:

Start every morning with a glass of water.
Drink a glass of water before every meal.
Drink lukewarm water, it may be easier to drink lots of water when it isn't cold.
Add a slice of lemon if you don't like the taste of the water.
Avoid drinking just before you go to bed.
Drinking water is a cheap and very effective way to lose weight, but often you need to add some diet and exercise to make your weight loss effective.

Saturday

Save your baby from diseases.: immunization for baby


Immunization is the process whereby a person is made immune or resistant to an infectious disease, typically by the administration of a vaccine. Vaccines stimulate the body’s own immune system to protect the person against subsequent infection or disease.

Immunization is a proven tool for controlling and eliminating life-threatening infectious diseases and is estimated to avert over 2 million deaths each year.

It is one of the most cost-effective health investments, with proven strategies that make it accessible to even the most hard-to-reach and vulnerable populations.
It has clearly defined target groups; it can be delivered effectively through outreach activities; and vaccination does not require any major lifestyle change.

If you think that diseases are only for adults, think again! Babies are prone to a host of diseases and are more susceptible to them than adults. That is why it is very critical for parents to immunize their babies against these diseases at the right time.

Neglecting to do so might make you regret it for a long time to come. It is important for parents to keep a chart in order to track when and what injections should be given. Otherwise it can get quite confusing and you may end up missing out on a particular vaccination.

If you are keen to know more details about these diseases, their symptoms and how to avoid them or cure them, please browse through the links provided for you along the left panel on our site.

So what are the common but dangerous diseases that babies should be protected against? We will go through a few of them in brief just to give you an overview.
Chicken Pox is one of the most common diseases that children get especially between the ages of 3 and 6. It is caused by a virus and though it is not highly dangerous, sufficient care should be taken during the infection period. A child can get this infection just by being in contact with another person who is infected.

Typhoid is quite a serious condition because if it is not treated properly and at the right time, it can lead to various complications. This bacteria is mainly transmitted to humans from contaminated food and water. Fever is the most common symptom of this disease and it can be treated with antibiotics. Vaccinations are also available these days and should be taken every three years.

Tetanus is a fatal disease again cause by bacteria which affects the nervous system in the human body. It is mainly contracted through a wound which comes in contact with soil or grime which contains animal feces. The main symptom is locked jaw. To prevent tetanus, any wound should be cleaned immediately with antiseptic lotion and it is best to get a tetanus shot to be on the safe side.

Polio is another disease that can be prevented in children by giving the vaccinations at the proper time. It is a virus which affects the nervous system and leads to paralysis. From the time a bay is born till the age of six, a child should ideally receive four doses of the Polio vaccine.

Then there are others like Mumps, Measles and Diphtheria for all of which vaccines are available. Small-pox has been eradicated and therefore vaccines are not given these days though it is available.

Parents should ensure that they do not miss the boosters for the vaccinations that the children are taking. They should follow the plan given by the doctors and should not drop it in between. If proper care is taken, many of these diseases can be avoided.
We encourage you to read more of these diseases so as to prevent your children from contracting the same

Tuesday

1month to 12 months baby food and health care

Your smart baby food and health care.
According to most pediatricians, mother's milk is the perfect food for your baby.
Once your baby reaches the age of six months, you may wish to begin introducing
other foods to her diet.
You can avoid those store-bought jarred foods filled with additives and who knows what by preparing baby food in your own kitchen.
Baby Food Equipment

Most of the equipment you will need will probably already be in your kitchen.

• Fork or masher
• Sieve, strainer or ricer
• Steamer
• Food mill, blender, food grinder and/or food processor
Homemade Baby Food Safety
Preparing safe food for your baby, is no different than preparing safe food for your family.

• Begin with clean hands.
• Be sure all parts of kitchen equipment have been thoroughly cleaned of old food particles, and rinsed with very hot water.
• Wash utensils and cutting board between different foods, and especially between cutting raw and cooked foods.
• Do not store ground, prepared foods in the refrigerator or freezer longer than the recommended times.
Never refreeze thawed foods.
• Refrigerate or freeze unused foods immediately.
Do use ice cube trays to freeze puréed foods. Each cube should be about one ounce. Once frozen, pop out the cubes, store in a sealed plastic bag, and use within two months.
• Do discard unfinished meals. Bacteria forms quickly.
• Do introduce new foods at the rate of one per week, so you can pinpoint any allergies.
• Do make sure your child has accepted most vegetables and fruits before trying any meats.
• Do steam or microwave vegetables and fruits to retain as much vitamins and minerals as possible, as opposed to boiling.
• Pureeed meats and eggs should be used within one day, while fruits and vegetables can last three days in the refrigerator.
• Frozen meals should be sealed in airtight containers and used within two months.