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How to use first aid kit properly at the time of emergency

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At present, many parents are very conscious about how to take care of their beloved baby and focus on the best suggestions to use the first aid kit specially designed for the baby. They understand the overall importance of putting together a good stocked first-aid kit soon after their baby is on the move. They search for the best suggestions to stock in the medicine cabinet and make a better-informed decision to invest in the best baby first aid kit devoid of compromising the budget and healthcare requirements of the baby. They improve their proficiency in the baby’s first aid kit essentials and safety with an aim to be smart in their approach for using the first aid kit on time.

Take care of your baby

Every parent does their best to enhance the overall health and everyday activities of their baby. They understand that their baby may get hurt or fall sick at any time. They do not take their baby to the doctor soon after their baby gets the minor injury. This is because they can tackle such problem at home by using the first-aid kit and make positive changes in their approach for using the first aid kit. This is advisable to be extra cautious to double-check your baby is fine at all times and remember that injuries and ailments are unavoidable especially when the baby starts crawling and walking. If you keep the first aid kit handy at home, then you can successfully deal with the unforeseen medical situations.

Almost every baby is prone to medical conditions and minor injuries include, but not limited to stomach bugs, cold and flu. You can provide the prompt medical care to your baby when you keep the first aid kit at home. You can easily manage the illness or injury of your baby devoid of any intervention from your doctor when you have the first aid kit. An instant first aid to the baby is very important to keep him or her feel better in the difficult situation. Do not forget to understand the difference between minor medical issues which can be healed with the first aid kit and health problems which require the immediate medical assistance.

Things included in the first aid kit

Every beginner to the baby first aid kit selection in recent times thinks about important things to consider and remember to choose and invest in the appropriate first aid kit. They can focus on everything related to the tools and sterilizers to be included in the baby first aid kit. An infant thermometer is one of the most important resources required to check the fever level in the infant. A rectal thermometer is designed for infants and digital ear model or rectal thermometer is suitable for toddlers.  A tweezer is used to remove splinters and ticks. A pair of sharp scissors is very useful for cutting bandages.

An oral syringe, spoon or a calibrated cup is useful for measuring and also administering liquid medication. As a parent, you may think about how to soothe upset tummies of your baby. You can use the heating pad or hot water bottle for soothing upset tummies. An ice pack is used to apply to sprains and bruises. You can use the small high-beam flashlight to check sore throats and focus on noses, ears, eyes and splinter areas. This is worthwhile to use the tongue depressors for checking sore throats. Babies often suffer from stuffed noses. You can use the nasal bulb syringe to unclog the stuffed noses. You can make use of alcohol to sterilize the thermometer and other important tools in the baby first aid kit. High-quality gloves in this first aid kit are very important for handling blood. You can use the petroleum jelly for lubricating the rectal thermometers.

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Make an informed decision

New parents think about whether they can assemble the first-aid kit on their own or buy the readymade kit. They have to keep in mind that readymade first-aid kit only includes the basic medical supplies. They have to buy extra products to improve the baby first aid kit in all aspects. Once they have invested in the first aid kit, they have to keep it away from the direct sunlight and excess heat.

Featured Website and Blog: Tender Sapling

img_3584_2Are you looking for eco-friendly products for your kids?  Would you like to purchase from a company that helps your children find the nobility within?  Then you should visit Tender Sapling, a relatively new endeavor that is already making a big impression.

It is driven by a powerhouse couple who draw on their own experience as parents, artists, international travelers, and educators to create clothing and accessories for little ones that everyone can feel good about.
Not only are the items made using organic cotton and water-based ink, they also carry messages that help children to “grow noble.”  Oh, and they are really cute!
Our youngest tender sapling traveler, sporting his Love All the World shirt.I personally love the activity tags that accompany the clothing items, with suggested ways that families explore the item’s theme, such as a seed-sprouting activity.
Tender Sapling is built around the core principles of virtues development, world citizenship, sustainability, and having fun!  They take their role as parents and entrepreneurs very seriously, but at the same time they create products that are fun for kids and families.
You can delve even deeper into these topics through the Tender Sapling blog, which features thoughtful articles on raising mindful children and finding balance after tragedy.  They also have a wonderful Global Kids Gift Guide and recently launched a Tender Sapling Travelers series, about their global explorations with their little ones.

For more on Tender Sapling, visit their store and blog, or follow them on Facebook or Twitter.

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This article was written by Leanna, who blogs about raising global citizens, spiritual education, and natural parenting at All Done Monkey.  She is so excited to be part of the Baha’i Mom Blogs!

Featured Website: Honey’s Hive

Honeys Hive logo This month we featured an artist who is also a businesswoman and blogger.  Honey’s work is based on the art of paper quilling, which she uses to produce unique jewelry and accessories.

I have to admit I was not very familiar with paper quilling before coming across Honey’s blog, but it is so beautiful!  The work she displays in her Etsy shop is intricate and colorful, and her designs range from the purely aesthetic to the whimsical.  (My current favorite is a pair of “elephant” earrings!)  And of course, you can also find the ever popular nine-pointed stars in a number of variations.

Honey’s jewelry and accessories are also eco-friendly, varnished with non-toxic sealants to make them water resistant.
I am always impressed by Honey’s artistry, but also by her generosity.  If you would like to try your hand at paper quilling, you can purchase PDF tutorials from Honey’s etsy shop, plus read her blog for tips, inspiration, and free tutorials.
And if you have an idea but would rather let Honey bring it to life for you, she is always willing to do custom orders!

If you’d like to get to know the woman beyond the art, Honey also has a personal blog (Zerbert) that chronicles her family’s adventures.  I love reading her blog because it is fun to follow along as her two beautiful daughters develop and grow.  Honey also posts great recipes and tips for vegetarian and vegan cooking, mmm!

In addition to her Etsy shop, quilling blog, and personal blog, you can also find Honey on Facebook and Twitter.

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Featured Website: Enable Me To Grow

Since its inception one year ago this month, the website Enable Me To Grow has become the go-to resource for Baha’i mothers of young children the world over.  Created by two mothers seeking to nurture their own children, it has filled a void by providing materials for the spiritual education of children four and under.
The Radiant Hearts program in particular has attracted attention as one of the few systematic resources for educating young children spiritually.  This online multimedia program offers a new lesson every Baha’i month based on a virtue such as patience or friendliness.  (There is even a bonus lesson for Ayyam-i-Ha!)  Through carefully crafted activities and songs, children and their families learn a prayer and quotations about a spiritual quality and gain experience putting it into practice.  Best of all, since the program is geared towards young children, each activity lasts only 5 to 10 minutes and can be done with simple materials found in most homes.
But Enable Me To Grow is not just about how to nurture your little ones, as valuable as that is.  It is also an aid in one’s own spiritual growth, something that busy mothers often neglect in their attention to their children.  EMTG seeks to mend this by providing materials for both reflection and practical application.  For example, listed among the “Mama Treats” on the Free Resources page are a reflection journal as well as a fun game for a group.

And now, Enable Me To Grow has launched a new endeavor, Soulrise Melodies.  This musical duo is made up of Chelsea, one of the co-founders of Enable Me To Grow, and her husband Zafar.  Participants in the Radiant Hearts program will already be familiar with the couple’s musical talents, as the songs they composed were part of each month’s lesson.

Now these songs, originally posted in rough format, are available as a beautiful professional recording, “At First Light,” now on CD Baby.  These lovely tunes were intentionally designed to be short and easy to learn, so that families of young children could learn and sing them together.

Chelsea and Zafar created this album based on their own experiences as parents of two young boys.  They witnessed the effect that regular musical devotions had on their family and wanted to share this experience with others.  “At First Light, Volume 1” (featuring 20 quotations of Baha’u’llah) is the result of this desire, and they are now back in the studio to record Volume 2 which features 20 Baha’i prayers!

For a sneak preview, go to the Soulrise Melodies page to download a track from the album.

To learn more, visit the Enable Me To Grow website and Soulrise Melodies.  You can also follow EMTG on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter.

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Featured Blog: All Done Monkey

for-button-2This month we feature All Done Monkey, a blog focused on “embracing the magic in the madness of motherhood.”

Its author Leanna is a stay at home mother to a sweet, funny, rambunctious three year old boy.  She also recently gave birth to her second son.  Leanna has Masters degrees in Anthropology and in Library and Information Science, with a focus on Latin America.  Her blog focuses on spiritual education, natural parenting, and raising global citizens.Leanna started All Done Monkey in March 2012 but you would be surprised how extensive her archives already is.  Leanna has covered not only many topics on her own blog but her posts have also been featured on many other blogs as well.

World Citizen Wednesdays - One of her undertakings has been organizing a group of likeminded bloggers around the idea of raising global citizens.  One of her regular posts on the subject is World Citizen Wednesday.  Each week she poses a question to members of the group she formed called the Multicultural Kid Blogs group and then shares their answers on her blog.  You can find out more about the group of bloggers by visiting their Facebook page, subscribing to their Facebook feed, following them on Twitter (or find them using the hashtag #multiculturalkids, or following their group Pinterest board!   They are even organizing a website, coming soon.  To find other related posts about the idea of raising multicultural citizens, click here. 
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Leanna also has a range of posts that cover ideas to support natural parenting.  These include subjects such as nursing, cloth diapering, and healthy foods.  You can find her natural parenting posts by clicking here.
Regarding posts related to the Baha’i Faith, you can click here to find a list of posts which include things such as activities for Holy Days and ways to inspire spirituality in the home.  Leanna has also been the key blogger for Baha’i Mom Blogs, and started the Feature of the Month we have here every month.  Each month a new blog is selected and Leanna organizes someone to feature one of the blogs.
Another one of Leanna’s latest collaborations includes a series on Random Acts of Kindness.  She was inspired by an amazing post about a blogger who dedicated her birthday to committing random acts of kindness and pulled together a group of her favorite bloggers to commit to doing similar days with their little ones.  The results were in a weekly series on All Done Monkey, beginning on November 5 and running through to December 19.  Find the series by clicking here.
Leanna’s blog is a  wonderful resource for parents of young children, and older children as well.
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Featured Website: Elika Mahoney

This month we feature Elika Mahony.  Elika’s website is dedicated to her music and her passions. Elika is a musician, pianist, artist, a photographer, a mom of two and a wonderful person who has lived large portion of her life in Africa, briefly in Israel and Hong Kong and now resides China.

Elika’s love for music and composing started from the age of 5 when she first studied the piano. She takes her inspiration from the Bahá’í Writings and from her family. She puts the Bahá’í Writings to music and records her own original songs and instrumentals. Her music is suitable for any age group.Elika’s recent CD “Glimmerings” is in the List of 10 Best New Age Albums of 2012.
Elika also paints and she makes lovely handmade cards and prayer book covers. Her artwork reflects her beautiful soul.
Elika blogs about her creations, her love for photography and about her life. She enjoys spending time with her 2 children – Taraz and Amelia – who have grown to inherit Elika’s love for music and compose and perform together with her as well.
Elika is very passionate about everything in her life, whether it is her music, the Bahá’í Faith, her family, cooking, art or her friends. Knowing Elika in person I must say I am honoured to have such an amazing friend in my life!
Coming from a Persian background and growing and living in many different countries has made Elika a true world citizen. Her family has been serving in China for over a decade and continues to serve and be a wonderful example to the people around them.
For more, please visit Elika’s website, follow her on FacebookTwitterYouTube and Pinterest.
~~ This article was written by Varya, who blogs at Little Artists about encouraging creativity development in children. She is excited to be a part of the Bahá’í Mom Blogs!


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