Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Toddlers can have short- and long-term effects of sunburn and heat stroke, so keeping your infant protected from the sun is important.
Sunburn can result in agony, fever, and dehydration. And sunburn in the duration of childhood raises the risk of melanoma (by far the most lethal type of skin cancer) and also wrinkles later in life.
Keep your infant out of the sun prior to 6 months of age. After you do go outdoors, be watchful from the early months about taking all the necessary precautions.
In the event your child is younger than 6 months, it is ideal to keep him away from sunlight. If he’s older and crawling, you can permit him enjoy in the sun provided he’s very well secured with sunscreen plus a hat. Nevertheless, you might want to keep him inside the shade between 11am and 3pm when the sun is the warmest.
Protecting Youngsters From the Sun
Just a few severe sunburns can increase your child’s threat skin cancers later on in life. Kids do not have to be in the pool, seaside, or on vacation to acquire too much sunshine. Their skin needs security in the sun’s dangerous ultraviolet (UV) rays whenever they’re outdoors.
UV rays are strongest and destructive through midday, so it’s ideal to prepare indoor activities. If this isn’t possible, get shade under a tree, an umbrella, or simply a pop-up tent.
Outfits that covers your kid’s pores and skin can help protect against UV rays. Even though a long-sleeved shirt and very long trousers are ideal, they are not always functional. A T-shirt, long shorts, are good decisions, too but it is really wise to double up on defense by making use of sunscreen or keeping your child in the shade when possible.
Get a hat.
Hats that shade the face, scalp, ears, and neck are easy to use and provides terrific security. Baseball/Cricket caps are popular between kids, but they don’t secure their ears and neck. In the event your little one chooses a cap, you’ll want to shield exposed spots with sunscreen.
Wear sun shades.
They secure your kid’s eyes from UV rays, that may lead to cataracts later on in life. Look for sunglasses that wrap all-around and block as much of UVA and UVB rays as possible.
Use sunscreen with a minimum of SPF fifteen and UVA and UVB protection every time your child goes outdoors. Do not forget to shield ears, noses, lips, plus the tops of toes.
Thursday, June 7, 2012
A few days ago I had posted that baby products is a multi billion dollar industry - perhaps it is touching trillions. I tried to go further into the industry. I just searched about just one product - stroller (In case you dummies don’t know - a stroller is a baby carrier) - I am amazed with the kind of strollers that are available now. There are some like city select stroller which has multiple configurations which you can customize. There are even jogging strollers so that you can have your baby with even when you need run or jog.
Monday, June 4, 2012
These days baby products have become one of the most growing and perhaps an under estimated global industry. This isn’t a child’s play - its a multi billion dollar industry. Every parent wants their toddler to have all the best stuff like clothing, safety gates, baby bedding sets, diapers, pushchairs etc. This is a very innovative industry - they will release products that most urban parents will find irresistible. This is what makes them a multi billion dollar industry.
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Yesterday I had a bike accident… Nothing horrible to report - no fractures or broken bones..
I was travelling with my cousin brother- Suraj, to some of my relative’s houses.. He had just come to our home town and wanted to visit everyone… We fell into a ditch, I hit my shoulder hard on a concrete slab, I had a helmet - so no head injuries… My cousin was ok, he had a few bruises..thats all.. My uncle would have killed me if he had more injuries..
This wouldn’t have happened if we had better roads in Kerala.. I have heard people suing the government in Australia and other countries if this had happen - but we don’t have such nice things in India. lol. we would have 110 million people suing the government..
Thursday, October 16, 2008
This is an article written by Heather Corley for About.com
Strollers can be a parent’s best friend, but choosing the wrong baby stroller could spell trouble and inconvenience. How can parents choose the right baby stroller from the many available in stores and via the Internet? Strollers are available to match just about any lifestyle, so think about how you want to use the stroller first and then look for a stroller model that best fits your life and your baby.
Safety Features Are Important
As always, baby’s safety is the biggest concern. Check strollers for stability before buying, and don’t forget to see if the stroller will remain upright with a diaper bag hanging over the handles! Also check the stroller harness. A five-point harness that goes over baby’s shoulders is best, especially for infants or babies who are in the stroller a lot. For occasional mall trips, a three-point harness might be OK.
Wheels and Handles
Walk your favorite strollers through the store before making a purchase. Check the height of the handles to be sure they are comfortable for you. Taller parents should look for strollers with adjustable handle heights so they don’t have to stoop. Choose a stroller that makes corners smoothly, especially if you’ll use it in crowded places. Also try walking with the stroller at a faster pace to be sure your feet don’t hit the wheels. Foam-covered handles are a nice choice for comfort.
Do you need a stroller with a basket underneath, or will you carry the diaper bag elsewhere? Some strollers come with parent organization trays, toy bars, snack and drink holders, rain hoods and more. Many of these accessories are available separately, so don’t let the lack of a drink holder sway you away from a stroller you otherwise love. How the stroller folds and how much trunk space it may take are important considerations. Be sure you can fold, unfold and store the stroller easily!
Lightweight strollers have come a long way from the old umbrella stroller. This new generation of strollers under 20 pounds have many of the same features as larger strollers, such as reclining seats, storage baskets and sun shades. These strollers are great for travelers and perfect for trips to the mall or zoo. Inexpensive umbrella strollers are still a great, economical choice to be stashed in the trunk as a spare, but those without a reclining seat can’t be used with tiny infants.
Larger and heavier than lightweight strollers, standard strollers often feature roomier seats, larger wheels, more storage space and extras like built-in music systems and ergonomic handles. Standard strollers perform well in most conditions, and many parents love these versatile wonders. For travelers, these strollers do fold, often with nice one-hand mechanisms, but they take up more trunk space and are heavier to lift in and out. Larger strollers may be hard to handle in crowded places.
Outdoorsy parents may want to consider a jogging stroller, as a backup for a standard stroller or even as an everyday stroller. Featuring large, sturdy tires, sleek frames, hand-grip brakes and all-terrain suspension systems, jogging strollers perform well on almost any surface. Jogging strollers may not fold as easily or as flat as other strollers, meaning there may be better everyday choices for parents who travel a lot. Jogging strollers are not recommended for infants under 6 months old.
Travel systems offer convenience for busy new parents. A travel system begins with a standard stroller, but includes an infant car seat that snaps onto the stroller, allowing parents to move the infant from car to stroller easily. Most travel systems come with a car seat base that stays in the car so that parents just snap the infant seat into the base rather than buckling/unbuckling the seat into the car. Once the infant seat is outgrown, travel systems perform the same as standard strollers.
Strollers for More Than One Child
If you have more than one child, strollers with extra capacity can make outings easier. Consider the children’s ages when choosing a stroller for multiples. Some double strollers have space for a child to stand and ride, but this doesn’t allow for in-stroller naps. Other models have seats for all riders. Choose seats that recline for younger riders. Also consider this versatile option - clip two lightweight strollers together with stroller clips, which also lets you use the strollers separately.