A good camera is worth its weight in gold

Photos are the most prevalent way of keeping memories; who writes diaries now days? Very few people, and there are even fewer readers out there. Sure, we have a scrapbook where we keep notes and write a sentence or two about the milestones our babies and kids go through. But this can in no way replace a single photo of a babies first bath or that perfect morning when they wake up happy and smile for no apparent reason. A single photo can transport you back in time instantly… everyone smiles when they look at photos of babies. It’s a fact 🙂 ! Every time my wife and I show friends and family our family photos I am reminded of the first two years of our son’s life and how we didn’t have a good camera. It’s not that we have some sort of a super camera now, it’s just…

Biogaia Drops

Why did we buy Biogaia Probiotic Drops I’ve heard many positive things about Biogaia ProTectics probiotic drops. My wife even mentioned them in a comprehensive article she wrote about colic. Our friends swore it was the thing that helped them with their colicky baby and many other people do as well. We prepared a lot for colic so we didn’t need them but the brand name stuck in our head and when we needed to buy probiotics for our still breastfeeding daughter our of all the probiotic brands this one popped out in my head. Our baby girl had to take a wide spectrum antibiotic and within 24 hours she started experiencing problems with her stool. This was when we decided she needed to take a probiotic and to give her Biogaia.   Other Probiotics Firstly though we had to dispense with the troublesome probiotics that come in the shape…

The New Contented Little Baby Book

Having a second baby, in my case, proved to be a much easier and relaxing experience than the first one. I caught myself thanking God for giving me such an ‘easy going’ baby, but the truth is that the second time I was also different; I was more calm and confident in myself. Besides the priceless experience of raising my first child, I believe that The New Contented Little Baby Book by Gina Ford also played an important role in my freshly improved parenting skills. It wasn’t a life saver to us like the book “Every Child Can Learn How to Sleep” with our first child was (you can read the full book review here: Every child can learn to sleep), but it was still extremely helpful. Baby-led parenting vs. parent-led parenting Contrary to the currently prevailing baby-led parenting which, in a nutshell, is all about following your baby’s signals…

Dunstan Baby Language

We got the Dunstan Baby DVD‘s from a family member when our son was several months old so it was a bit too late to implement the teachings because it applies only to the first three months of a baby’s life. It is with our second baby that we saw how beneficial the information is. What is Dunstan Baby Language The DVD‘s teach you how to differentiate from various baby cries and if you listen carefully and pay attention you will see that your baby’s cry really does change according to its needs. As for the info inside, the image above says it all. All of the information within can be summed up with the following image: Dunstan Baby Language Quick Reminder The “Neh” was what sold me the information and got me liking Dunstan Baby Language. Almost all babies really do say Neh when they’re hungry and the reason…

Colic

There probably isn’t a parent on this planet that doesn’t dread this word. After nine long months when you can finally hold this little angel in your hands it is hard to stand a minute of its cry, let alone hours of screaming. What is Colic? Babies normally cry when they’re wet, hungry, sleepy or need to burp, it’s their way of communicating. But colic is a whole other story, during these episodes nothing helps for more than a couple of minutes, no matter what you do. Colic is the medical term for excessive crying of what otherwise appears to be healthy baby. They usually begin within the first few weeks of the baby’s life and go away on their own by the time the baby is four to five months old. In most cases, the intense crying and screaming (that is louder and higher pitched than the baby’s normal…

Every child can learn to sleep

The book “Every child can learn to sleep” by Hartmut Morgenroth and Annette Kast-Zahn was literally a life changer for us with our first child. But, when it comes to recommending it, I have to say it’s not for everybody. This book describes different sleeping problems with children of various ages (waking all throughout the night, wanting to sleep with you,  wanting to be snuggled …) and how to solve them. We had a problem where our son was waking up all through out the night,  5  to 6 times, sometimes sleeping for only an hour or so and could only fall asleep while breastfeeding. I think I do not have to explain how difficult and exhausting this was (even the most resilient terrorists and spies can be cracked with sleep deprivation :)). I actually read the book when our son was 6 months old, but did not have the…