IN THIS ARTICLE STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education comprises a significant part of the child’s academics. So, anything you do to help the child get better in these subjects is not a waste. Of the many ways to teach the basic concepts of science and mathematics to children, STEM toys are among the
Photo: Carmen Cheung 1. EZPZ Plate and Bapron bib set If your baby doesn’t tolerate a bib, tie-on ones are harder to yank off than Velcro ones. (But always supervise your baby while they’re eating, for safety reasons.) The matching EZPZ suction placemat-and-plate combo thwarts babies who like to chuck their bowls across the kitchen.
Fall is the perfect nesting time as you celebrate the harvest with warming soups and stews, and get ready to settle in with a newborn. Choosing a baby name that reflects the richness of the season is a perfect way to honour this special time in your life. Autumn There’s a reason Autumn is by
Photo: Erik Putz Parents often instinctively shred food into teeny-tiny pieces when their babies are first trying self-feeding at six months—probably because they’re afraid of choking. But when infants start solids, they typically only have a palmar grasp—the reflexive closing of their hand around an object—and haven’t developed their pincer grip yet. This means smaller pieces can
Photo: iStockphoto When Katherine Dolan took her three-month-old daughter, Ella-Anne, for a workplace visit during her mat leave, she started to fuss and cry whenever someone else held her and Dolan was briefly out of sight. This reaction persisted until Ella-Anne was around 14 months old and began to gradually ease off. “Whenever she was
Photo: Carmen Cheung Starting your baby on solids is a messy business. Yes, it can be joyful and hilarious—getting that classic spaghetti-face shot (or the yogurt-hair mohawk) is definitely a triumphant parenting milestone to record in the baby book. But there’s more to it than mastering the art of persuasive and effective airplane noises as
Photo: iStockphoto “Baby-led weaning” was coined by authors Tracey Murkett and Gill Rapley in 2008 when they published their initial book in the UK. It refers to a baby starting solids solely by self-feeding with food they can grasp, without any purées or spoon-feeding. In the UK, where “weaning” refers to the introduction of complementary
A crib mattress makes it comfortable for a baby to sleep within the safety of a crib. Considering that the baby spends a lot of time in the crib and on the mattress, it is essential to keep the mattress free of dust and germs. A crib mattress pad can be used for this purpose.
As babies grow, they go from crawling to walking, running, jumping, and climbing anything that can be ascended. But it is not safe for them to just climb up anything, is it? Enter climbing toys, which are designed to indulge the active personalities of toddlers but in a safe way. A climbing toy for toddlers
Image: Shutterstock Romanian, the official language of Romania, is the most widely spoken of the group of languages called Eastern Romance languages. Most Romanian surnames are derived from the language although there is an influence of other European languages too.Romanian names contain a first name and the last name. Last names are often derived from
Breast milk leakage is a common issue in nursing mothers, who may find it a little embarrassing at times. While you cannot prevent the leakage at all times, you can surely manage it and prevent it from ruining your clothes when you are in company. One way to do it is to use nursing pads,
Babies need to be fed at regular intervals, and that could become difficult if you are wearing a regular t-shirt. The nursing t-shirts or tops make breastfeeding effortless, especially during the night time. For a new mom or a mom-to-be, maternity and nursing pajama sets could make an excellent alternative. The advantage is that they
Spain is famous for its beautiful beaches, Flamenco music, dance, and food. España or Spain is one of those countries in the world which is sure to take your breath away and leave you wanting to know more. Someone wise once said if you desire to learn something about a country, start with their names.
Image: Shutterstock Maharashtra has given some noteworthy individuals to the world, with Bhimrao Ambedkar, Sachin Tendulkar, and Lata Mangeshkar being a few of them. Marathi surnames are interesting and have various origins. A large number of them come with the suffix ‘kar’ next to the name of their town or village. The suffix ‘kar’ denotes
Image: Shutterstock Germany is a land that has undergone various political and geographical changes. These changes had their influence on German surnames that were often based on the places and the profession of the people. In this MomJunction post, we put across 200 German last names along with their interesting meanings and origins. List Of
Image: Shutterstock Did you know, Dutch did not use surnames until the invasion of Napoleon who made it mandatory for them to register their names with last names (1) ? It was the phase when the Dutch began to adopt last names, and Dutch surnames took their shape. Dutch surnames continue to be patronymic, occupational,
Image: Shutterstock It is fascinating to know how Greek ancestry can be identified with the last name of an individual. Greek surnames started appearing only in the 15th century. They have different roots and etymology. Most of the surnames are influenced by family names, paternal, and maternal names. Several of these Greek surnames are genitive,
Photo: iStockphoto Most parents aren’t expecting their newborn to be admitted to a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). “Ultimately their baby is in the NICU because either they came early or the baby is sick,” says Jeanette Doherty, a social worker who specializes in the NICU at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. “Parents are very
Illustration by Corina Lo The first time I tried (and failed) to breastfeed my daughter, a lactation consultant told me that my one slightly inverted nipple was likely the culprit. I was horrified. I had an inverted nipple?! Despite wishing they were a little bigger, I’d never really been self-conscious about my boobs, but now I
Image: Shutterstock Muckanaghederdauhaulia is the name of a town in Ireland. Lonnnnnnggg but sounds interesting! And if you thought names of towns and cities in Ireland are such, you will be surprised to learn about their family names. Anglicized versions of these names are shortened and became more popular than the original ones. But imagine