Wednesday, January 30, 2013

What Babies Long For - L.O.V.E.

No need for professional advise or expert's recommendation, the moment you saw that little bundle-o-joy, you felt it. It was love.
And love is what babies want and need.
(7-months old baby Clyde posing for the camera)
Aside from feeding them with milk, we should also feed them with love. Showing them our emotional care and support boosts their immune system, giving them solid impact and direct advantage when it comes to mental, physical and emotional growth. <3
How to show LOVE?
- I whisper to him - I LOVE YOU - whenever wherever, breastfeeding, cuddling even when sleeping
- I touch him - massage every tensed baby muscle - tired from crawling all day - using the techniques I learned from
- I talk to him about where we're going, what are we gonna do... sweet-talk him while feeding gerbers, cerelacs and mashed veggies and fruits.
zooming in, this is the cutest, very curious facial expression Clyde has ever had.. so far... hehe look at those eyes!!! and the lips.. lmao #momdoinghappydance #crazyiknow
being cute #yougottadowhatyougottado
- I hum him a lullaby, sing-rap kpops and sign-dance him to kingdom songs...
- I stop-dance him to his favorite Psy's Gangnam Style, sweet dance him to waltz...
-pray with him before tucking him to bed...
Immediate response to baby's need, cry and laugh helps build trust and strong bond that I know i will cherishly reap when the time comes. Happy sowing mommies! Keep those L.O.V.E.s coming!
Why not? When babe will reciprocate it with a gummy-drooling wet kisses!
"Your baby is learning to recognize emotions and moods, and finding new ways to demonstrate those feelings. One wonderful example: You might start getting kisses. They may be drooly and gummy at first, but they'll be just as sweet! When your baby's bored, you may hear a fretful squawk or an attention-getting squeal." - so this is what this is all about! :P its drooly and gummy indeed!
Ahh... My precious!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Oral Thrush

Babe will turn 8 months this 26 and I'm happy that he is on progress, until one early morning... he woke up with a 38.8 degree Celcius  fever, irritated and crying, at first I don't know what to do but cry as well. After gathering myself I gave him



a koolfever on his tiny forehead

and decided to check it up with his Pedia at Heathway Clinic Center in Market! Market!

I observe him and jot down that he can't eat well, less appetite with whitish velvety sores around the mouth like in his gums and red spot with a white center protruding on the tip of his tongue.

The doctor finally check him out and concluded he had a mild yeast infection of the mouth and throat called Candidiasis also known as the Oral Thrush which is a fungal infection of the mucus membrane lining prone to very young infants.

Since it naturally occur on infants, there is no treatment available and he will just pass it out for within a week or two. However, since he can't suck milk and eat soft food because of the pain, Pedia recommends an anesthesia of the mouth in the form of spray.

Kamillosan M Spray Solution which includes Chamomile Extract, Methyl Salicylate, Peppermint Oil, Sage Oil, Anise Oil, Dwarf Pine-Needle Oil, Bergamot Oil and Cineol

Asid from Oral Thrush this can also be for bad breath, canker sores, tosillary angina, pain after tooth extraction, parodontosis, gingivitis and other oral infection, BUT you should check it first with your doctor.

As a first time parent, I panicked and go straight to the doctor. But if you think he could handle it then just make sure he could still eat and will not increase body temperature to 38 Celsius.

BUT, call your doctor if:
  • - Baby has had thrush-like sores in the mouth for at least 2 weeks
  • - is eating poorly due to the sores
  • - have pain or difficulty swallowing
Baby is breastfed and eating soft food like Gerber, Cerelac and mashed veggies and fruits and doctor recommends drinking water to rinse off the mouth and sterilize or throw away used pacifiers and change nipples of bottles regularly.
Hope this post will help new moms like me out there not to panic when it comes too oral thrush! :)

Monday, January 14, 2013

Win a Diaper Cake, Baby Food Maker or Amazon GC

Born Unique Baby Guide Giveaway

Welcome to the Born Unique Baby Guide Giveaway!

Hosted by Giveaway Promote.
Our gracious and generous co-sponsor is eDiaperCakes. We've teamed up with a fantastic group of bloggers in our community to make this an extra special event!

This grand giveaway is in celebration of the brand new Born Unique Baby Registry and Resource Guide.
While planning for the new addition to our family, we found that there were limited free resources available for baby shower planners and Moms to Be. We also found it difficult to bounce around from gift registry to gift registry, creating unique lists of "wish items" for the perfect gifts.
Since necessity is the mother of invention, Born Unique Baby Guide and our Universal Gift Registry was BORN.
Multiple registries are just too much of a hassle. With a universal registry you have one account and everything you need for your little one!

We want to share in our excitement by showering one lucky winner with an amazing grand prize.
It was very easy to decide which of our favorite baby items to include in the package, we selected the ones that got the biggest "oohs and ahhs" at our baby showers. They also happened to be the most useful long after the party!
eDiaperCakes Diaper Cake
Look at the diaper cake that will be awarded to our lucky winner, the Flash Card Diaper Cake!
Have you been to a recent baby shower that did not have a Diaper Cake for a centerpiece? Lately, they have been the rave!
We invited to co-sponsor because their cakes are the best around. Take a look at their inspiration board on Pinterest and you will find that there is a cake perfect for every Mom-2-Be. Best of all, this family business is owned and operated by a Mom. Lily really has a great selection of products; including a Do it Yourself Diaper Cake! For the crafty baby shower planner or Mom-2-Be, this is a wonderful option.
Baby Bullet
The second prize in our package was something we can't do without in our family, The Original Baby Bullet!
Born Unique Moms, if you like to create healthy baby food at home, this product will be one of your favorite baby items! It comes with everything you need to whip up and conveniently store a batch of perfect pureed meals.
First time moms, there is no need to feel intimidated! The included recipe and nutrition booklet removes all guesswork. It answers nutrition, storage, and safety questions. It offers delicious recipes and useful tips. The information is even categorized based on your little one's age.
$50 Amazon Gift Card
Lastly, we decided to throw in a $50 Gift Card! Spend it on whatever you like, because we know that each Mom-2-Be is Unique.

Enter to win a Flash Card Diaper Cake, Original Baby Bullet and $50 Amazon Gift Card.

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Ends at 11:59pm EST on January 27th, 2013.
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