Important features of baby swings

Getting a baby swing is the easiest way for you to get rid of all the baby related fuss you have to deal with on a regular basis. This is especially going to come in handy while you are having a shower or getting ready for work. But before you buy a baby swing, it is important for you to go through various baby swing reviews. That’s the only way for you to ensure your child will be safe while on the swing and that you will get maximum utility from the equipment.

As is the case when buying any equipment related to your child, you need to make sure the seat of the swing is a stable one. The easiest way of ensuring this is by checking that the base is wide enough. This will ensure the center of gravity is stable which in turn will ensure the seat doesn’t tip over if your child is leaning on one side. You should also ensure the swing comes with a five point harness. This will ensure your child is safe at all time while on the swing.

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The speed of the swing needs to be variable too so that you can find the right speed for your baby. Some babies prefer faster speeds while others prefer slower speeds. If you are looking for a number of options then consider getting a swing that offers different speeds. You should even consider getting one which offers a number of different rocking patterns.

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Stroller Organizer: A Must Needed Accessory for Your Baby Stroller

While you are going out with your baby stroller, you may find it difficult to put the important items safely in the stroller. Especially when you go out for a jog, you may lose your Smartphone or keys while jogging. That is why a stroller organizer is required. It is a specially designed bag where you can secure all the items and baby accessories. A stroller is big enough to carry many products like diaper, clothes and other things. But if you need more items or have a double jogging baby stroller, you have to create some more spaces. Add a stroller organize in the double stroller, thus you can make it the best double jogging stroller 2016 to go out with your babies.

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Eating well through the decades: enjoy optimal nutrition at every age (ages 45 to 55)

DURING THIS STAGE of life, millions of women experience menopausal symptoms. Fluctuating hormones can lead to a host of side effects, including hot flashes, mood swings and insomnia. In addition to aggravating insomnia, the stimulant effect of caffeine can increase the number of hot flashes you suffer, or make them more intense, so consider quitting coffee or at least cutting back to no more than a cup a day. Anecdotally, many practitioners of natural medicine have found that flaxseed oil and evening primrose oil alleviate hot flashes for some women, and so does vitamin E, in either supplements or foods. And the sugar cravings and mood swings caused by unstable hormones can be managed by eating your normal amount of protein, hut in small portions throughout the day instead of having it at just one meal. You can also stave off cravings with snacks of fresh or dried fruit.

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The most promising news for menopausal women comes from the soybean, which contains phytoestrogen. This plant chemical is similar to the estrogen produced by the body but has only a fraction of its strength. Research indicates chat phytoestrogen blocks the effects of human estrogen by binding to the body’s estrogen receptor sites; because it is so weak, however, it doesn’t have the effects of human estrogen. Japanese women, who consume lots of soyfoods, report fewer menopausal symptoms than American women; a study in the Australian journal Maturitas (April 1995) found a 40 percent decrease in menopause symptoms with a daily intake of 45 grams (about 2 oz.) of soy flour.

“I’m not fully sure about this study, since there was also a 20 percent decrease in the control group, which ate wheat flour,” says nutritionist Mark Messina, Ph.D., a specialist in soyfoods and vegetarianism. “But I tend to believe it’s true. Anecdotally, I hear a lot of evidence that it helps.” Several other studies are now being conducted, and Messina expects more reliable results by the end of 1996. In the meantime, he says, “I suspect a serving a day of a soyfood would help–one cup of soymilk or one-half cup of tofu. Try one serving a day first, then add another if you don’t see an improvement.” Read more

Eating well through the decades: enjoy optimal nutrition at every age (ages 35 to 45)

BY NOW you’ve probably got parents who are senior citizens. No matter how healthy your lifestyle, even long-time vegetarians may be more than a nervous the possibility of inheriting a parent’s heart disease or breast cancer. Although antioxidants are important throughout life, now is when many people begin to think about aging and get serious about loading up on vitamins C and E and beta carotene. These antioxidants, found in fruits and vegetables, help neutralize the damaging free radicals that might lead to cancer in the not-too-distant future. The Washington, D.C.-based Alliance for Aging Research reports that some 120 studies conducted from the mid-1970s to the present showed a significant reduction in cancer risk with high consumption of fruits, vegetables and antioxidant supplements. Consequently, the National Cancer Institute recommends that everyone eat at least five servings a day of fruits and vegetables; seven to nine servings are even more protective.

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These superhero antioxidant vitamins seem to fight more than just cancer. The Nurses’ Health Study, a long-term study of approximately 87,000 female nurses, found a 22 percent lower risk of heart disease in those who consumed the most fruits and vegetables that were high in beta carotene; it also found a 36 percent lower risk of heart disease in those who took 100 IUs of vitamin E in supplement form per day (New England Journal of Medicine, vol. 328, 1444-49). Another study of 39,000 men showed similar results (New England Journal of Medicine, vol. 328, 1450 56). “The link between reduced risk of heart disease and beta carotene is probably not a direct result of beta carotene intake, but rather a high intake of fruits and vegetables and all their phytochemicals and phytonutrients,” points out Stephen Inkeles, M.D., M.P.H., director of clinical nutrition at Pritikin Longevity Center, in Santa Monica, Calif. Sweet potatoes, carrots and cantaloupe are beta carotene powerhouses; other good sources include broccoli, spinach, tomatoes, squash and apricots. Aside from citrus fruits, vitamin C is found in strawberries, peppers, tomatoes, cabbage, potatoes, spinach and many other fruits and vegetables. Vitamin E is a popular supplement, but it can be found in a number of foods, particularly vegetable oils, wheat germ, almonds, walnuts and whole wheat flour. Read more

Eating well through the decades: enjoy optimal nutrition at every age (ages 20 to 35)

AS THE CAREFREE DAYS of childhood slip away and you take on the responsibilities of work and family, chances are your life has become much busier. You might be pregnant, or contemplating it. You may be up for 3 a.m. feedings, then off to the office at 8. You could be trying to fit in graduate school, trips to the grocery store, home maintenance projects, get-togethers with equally time-pressed friends…and yoga classes to help you cope with it all. To keep your energy up and stress down, you need to eat. It sounds obvious, but, it’s easy to forget. “When you’re stressed, you forget to honor your own body, to feed your body,” says Evelyn Tribole, M.S., R.D., co-author of Intuitive Eating (St.Martin’s Press, 1 995), which debunks dieting and teaches readers to get in touch with their bodies’ natural appetites and needs. “Remember to never go more than five hours without eating, to keep your blood sugar and your energy stable.”
If you’re a woman, chances are these will be your childbearing years. If you’re even remotely considering conception, you need to make sure that you get 400 micrograms (mcg.) daily of folic acid, a B vitamin found in beans, spinach, brewer’s yeast, fortified cereals, orange juice, wheat germ, asparagus and romaine lettuce among other foods. In 1992, a Hungarian study (New England Journal of Medicine, 327: 1832-1835) proved a clear link between low folic acid intakes and neural tube defects in fetuses, resulting in spine bifida, anencephaly and other birth defects. Since this tube is busy forming before pregnant, all women in this age group should keep up the folic acid.

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Eating well through the decades: enjoy optimal nutrition at every age (ages 11 to 20)

“TEENAGERS AND YOUNG adults need to be hit over the head with the calcium message,” says Christine Rosenbloom, Ph.D., associate professor of nutrition at Georgia State University in Atlanta. Between ages 11 and 17, kids gain 50 percent of their adult weight, and bones are rapidly growing longer and denser, on their way to peaking in density somewhere between ages 25 and 35 Rosenbloom says a great many high school and college-age girls diet constantly, depriving their bodies of the calcium that is so essential to creating strong bones that will resist crippling osteoporosis later on. At 1,200 ma. a day, the RDA for the 11-to-24 group is considerably higher than for older adults, and the National Institutes for Health would like to see that number increased to 1,500 mg. Besides the foods already mentioned for younger children, other good calcium sources include turnip greens, soybeans, kale and broccoli. (Cheese has plenty of calcium, but it’s also high in animal protein, which causes the body to excrete calcium.)

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Rosenbloom says that while girls and young women often skimp on calcium, boys and young men are often deficient in vitamin A and its related antioxidant, beta carotene, which converts to vitamin A in the body. “Studies show low intakes of vitamin A in young men, who don’t get enough fruits and vegetables,” says Rosenbloom, who advises boys to eat at least a couple of daily servings of A-rich foods. Read more

Eating well through the decades: enjoy optimal nutrition at every age (birth to age 10)

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People have varying nutritional needs depending on their age. Toddles should consume more fat than adults, teenagers need to consume more calcium, and menopausal women should cut back on caffeine. A guide to the best nutritional advice for different age groups is given.

A LOT OF NUTRITIONAL advice takes a “one-diet-fits-all” approach. Watch your cholesterol. Eat more calcium. Boost your fiber intake. Such broad generalizations, though, don’t address your day-to-day eating habits–exactly what foods should you emphasize and why? And even more specifically, how does your age affect what food choices you should be making? Human beings are complex and evolutionary, growing from curious toddlers to energetic teenagers, to time-pressed adults. Each stage comes with its own joys, demands, risks and rewards, and each stage has its own unique nutritional needs. How can you figure out what those needs are? Read on for a nutritional trip through the ages and stages of life, complete with tips on how to create a diet that’s fit for you.

BIRTH TO AGE 10

THE FORMULA MAKERS may not like it, but even they admit it in their ads: Human milk is the bestfood for babies. Period. “Breast milk alone provides not only all the essential nutrients, but it also provides immunological factors and possibly growth factors,” says Frances Stewart, M.S., R.D., chief of clinical nutrition at Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles. “We don’t know for sure yet, but some studies have indicated that breast milk fosters intellectual growth as well as gastrointestinal development.” Breast milk also may help prevent both environmental and food allergies, and breastfed babies have fewer ear infections than formula-fed babies.
Stewart is thrilled to see those rare women who breastfeed their babies for at least a year (less than 6 percent of all mothers); in a perfect world she’d have them nurse two to three years. “There’s a stigma in the United States about breastfeeding for more than a year, and we need to remove that,” she says, citing such benefits as stronger mother-child bonds, effective comforting and continuing immunological protection for as long as you nurse.

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At four to six months, most babies start tasting the foods of their future. About this time, some parents start worrying that their adorable little pudgeball will be every bit as chubby on his 21st birthday. Not to worry, say the experts; before age 2, you’ll do your child more harm than good if you restrict his intake of fat. “I’ve seen cases of what we call failure to thrive, or retarded growth, because of what was basically malnutrition [from restricting fat intake],” says Stewart.
Accept that your toddler needs a higher percentage of fat in his diet than you do, to foster growth of his brain and body. If you intend for your child to have dairy products, whole milk is best between the ages of I and 2. (Experts advise against giving cow’s milk to any child younger than 1, because it is so commonly allergenic; milk also has been linked to the development of diabetes in genetically predisposed infants.) If you’d rather not give your child milk, then avocadoes, peanut butter and other nut butters are healthful high-fat foods to try.
After age 2 the growth rate slows and the seeds of heart disease are already being sown–arterial fatty deposits have been found in children as young as 3–so it’s time to watch fat intake. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children 2 and older consume no more than 3 0 percent of their calories from fat; however, the Washington, D.C.-based consumer-advocacy group Center for Science in the Public Interest believes that 2 5 percent (the same recommendation it makes for adults) is a more healthful limit. Read more

Healthy tot foods: easy preparation and nutrition knit new trend

When the children of the 1960s became parents nothing was too good or too laborintensive for their offspring. Buy baby food? Not when you can make it.

Why give a young child sugarcoated cereal when he can be nourished with brown rice puree?

Things have changed. Welcome to the new millennium and the new mom.

Parents don’t have time for do-it-yourself toddler foods. While they’re no less concerned with their children’s nutrition than the previous generation was, today’s parents expect more from processed foods, including reduced sugar and fat and fewer preservatives.

“What parents are looking for is less work on their behalf to get the foods that are good for their children into them,” says David Grotto, a Chicago-area registered dietitian and father of three.

No wonder organic foods, wholesome snacks, sugar-reduced breakfast cereals and family-friendly foods are finding a place in the supermarket. And since toddlers don’t know about nutrition but can be easily captivated, consumers can expect to see a bit of whimsy in child-focused foods.

Here’s a look at some of the new product introductions that combine wholesomeness with entertainment and value.

Healthy tot foods easy preparation and nutrition knit new trend

Flavor and health take equal billing in the Wholly Wholesome line of organic baked goods, which recently introduced Mini Organic Cookies in Chocolate Chip, Oatmeal Raisin and Snickerdoodle varieties.

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