The American Academy of Pediatrics and the Canadian Society of Pediatrics state infants aged 0-2 years should not have any exposure to technology, 3-5 years be restricted to one hour per day, and 6-18 years restricted to 2 hours per day (AAP 2001/13, CPS 2010). Children and youth use 4-5 times the recommended amount of technology, with serious and often life threatening consequences (Kaiser Foundation 2010, Active Healthy Kids Canada 2012). Handheld devices (cell phones, tablets, electronic games) have dramatically increased the accessibility
We know that we should never, ever underestimate our kids as they can say words that are out of whack, and really mean it. It's amazing how our children can talk in such a way that we adults would get to thinking and be drawn into a pensive moment, only to find out that our kid is right. And isn't it that our children possess humour that we will never find anywhere else?
Look at these letters written by kids to their mums and find out what we are talking about:
1.Here's a kid who talks about getting angry and loving at the same time:
The month of February is all about the celebration of a month full of love. And what could be one of best celebrations and manifestations of love but the love between a mother and her child. Our new Supermom definitely has that wonderful love she and her kid share together. Meet the newest addition to the league: Mummy Lynette Alexandra D’Cruz-Chia and here's her inspiring story:
"I’m Lynette Alexandra D’Cruz-Chia. Life wasn't so perfect until Baby Layton came along. I can very confidently say, Layton has changed my life - showed me what love is, brought a whole new meaning to patience and made me thank god everyday to be alive, only to see him smile.
Love is in the air once again: Your husband would just suddenly utter an unprompted "I love you" and would hand you a bouquet of flowers. He may also invite you to a dance and/or may take you out for an awesome dinner. Such a sweet display of love and affection, right? But we all know that the real manifestation of love (sorry for being such a killjoy) actually happens everyday. It's not only the grand Valentine treat, but it is in the everyday, in the small things, that true love is mainly expressed.
There would be a lot of articles giving you gazillion of tips on how to celebrate Valentine's day. So, we'd rather give you ways on how to keep the music playing
Those tiny toes that once were kicking inside your tummy are already starting to make their way to every corner of your house and it's a great feeling for us mums. However, this is also a wake-up call for us to start baby-proofing every corner of our humble abodes. Yes, every corner. But dont't worry; MummySG has tips to make every room safer for your little one.
When there's no one to supervise the baby, remove the hanging toys from the crib as they may be decorative hazards.
Kudos, Super Mum! After 9 challenging months, you have given this world another beautiful creature! But, will you be saying goodbye to your sleepless nights? Will "becoming a new parent" be an easy ride for you? The truth is, giving birth is just the start of a long but wonderful journey of motherhood.
You may have frustrations as a result of PPD and one of those would be feeling clueless about your baby's needs and wants. Does a soft, whimpering cry means he's getting hungry? Or he's got a wet diaper? What about that loud screech you heard yesterday? How about
Most mums would never miss getting a nap especially when her little one dozes off. Many will grab that chance and dream away in a snap. But of course, there are mums who’d rather stay up instead of curling up in bed and just to forget that it can only be a (disappointing) 10-minute rest (what a no-no, right?). So we at MummySG decided to give this to you, otherwise. Maybe, we can spice things up: Instead of napping every time your child is sleeping, why not find time to tone up and get fit to have the strength that you need for toting your little one. Right?
Congratulations, your baby's born! This means you have a reason to celebrate, but this could also be the start of an overwhelming situation for both of you and your wife/partner. The whole "having a baby" thing is not as easy as it may sound. You have to make sure that you have loads of disposable income to spend on milk, diapers, etc., which let's be honest; many people may not have. Once you see your baby, you'd probably look for an instruction manual, but guess what? There is none. Will you be a good parent? Will you be a good provider? These are just some of the things
Since it’s so absolutely delicious, it’s only natural that you’d ask can I give my baby chocolate. When you’ve found something that tastes so good, you want to share it with your child and let them see that it’s a beautiful world we live in, filled with things like chocolate.
But many moms and dads may have heard that babies can have allergic reactions to chocolate. We’ve done the research and have not’t found anything that would support this idea. Most likely it’s from old wives tales that have managed to survive.
But does this mean it’s OK to give your baby chocolate? Nope.
As you approach The Big Day, you will be experiencing a lot more discomfort with the baby getting heavier, moving, and kicking so often. So what can you do to ease these pregnancy downsides? Here are some practical ways that will help you stay as comfortable as possible for the remaining weeks.
This is usually caused by the additional weight, “pregnancy waddle” (your center of gravity has shifted), plus the way your hormones have relaxed your muscles and ligaments.
What to do?
Good posture can help reduce the strain caused by shifting your weight forward. Tuck your buttocks under, pull your shoulders