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By Dr. Darcia Narvaez
We have come to think of ourselves and our children more like machines than living creatures—keep the tank full, keep the body clean and shiny, rest it overnight, get it back to work in the morning. Is this a good life?
|Newborn breastfeeding pattern|
• The Case for Cue Feeding: http://www.DrMomma.org/2010/01/case-for-cue-feeding.html
• Why African Babies Don't Cry: http://www.DrMomma.org/2010/09/why-african-babies-dont-cry.html
• Breastfeeding community: FB.com/groups/Breastfed
|Newborn stomach size|
|Breastfeeding on cue awareness raising cards at Etsy|
After hundreds of requests for a soft, stretchy, and reusable baby band for the newborn period, two are now available in cool colors (blues/purples) and warm colors (pinks/violets). Each baby band reads:
NO Circumcision / NO Vaccines
Keep Me By Mom / NO Vaccines
These baby bands are not "anti-vaccine" - rather, they are designed for families who must delay or forego vaccination during the immediate neonatal period for their individual baby's unique health situation. Each band will fit a baby's leg or ankle depending on baby's size. Find sizing examples by scrolling through photos at Etsy.
Baby bands are available upon request from Etsy and include standard shipping. Each band comes with intact care materials (cool colors) or with general baby care materials (warm colors). Each band also arrives to you with an oversized New Baby Visitor Guide chart for posting, hanging, or laminating (pictured below).
Purchase either Natural Baby Band (cool or warm colors) with a special request personalization note when checking out at Etsy here or by sending a message to SOS on Etsy. To forgo Etsy you can send $7 per baby band via Venmo @SavingSons with a note (your choice of band and address for shipping).
|Natural Baby Band - Cool Colors|
|Natural Baby Band - Warm Colors|
|New Baby Visitor Guide Chart|
Amy Pikler was convinced that every child could, and should, learn the basic types of movements from the inside on their own, their specific types of activities, in their own time. She saw that children do not need any encouragement or exceptional support for this, but that loving, attentive supervision and guidance from adults and a safe and child-friendly environment are prerequisites for the healthy development and maturation of the child's personality.
Play equipment according to Emmy Pikler: whether it's climbing arches, bouncing boards, a climbing triangle, a bench, or Pikler's maze and a crawling box: every play equipment in Emmy Pikler's understanding is designed in terms of construction and size, so even small kids can use it on their own and explore.
The game material, and the entire game environment, are adjusted so that additional interventions and help from adults are practically unnecessary. In the case of little kids, this can also be done, for example, by limiting the play area with a playing net. Moreover, wood is used almost exclusively as a material for all pikler furniture — it is stable and durable and gives children a unique tactile sensation.
Best furniture for games
Here is a list of the best Pikler furniture:
The Pikler triangle is the perfect solution for developing motor skills in babies from around ten months of age, and is also known as the so-called triangle stand. With the Pikler triangle, even young children can develop their motor skills according to their age — without parental intervention. The triangle is used for climbing and playing.
The Pikler arch is an arch that is excellent for climbing, gymnastics, and games. Most climbing arches can be used shortly after birth. It is also suitable for a child's first attempts to stand up. It is accessible in various shapes, sizes, and variations, so kids can swing or roll with it, depending on the model.
A balance board is a particular type of arch. For this, only a unique design is characteristic. The rainbow swing has multi-colored panels in rainbow colors.
The kid's room plays a central role in Amy Pikler's pedagogy. This ambiance educates kids. It should be designed in such a way that, on the one hand, parents or educators should not need to constantly intervene to protect a child from a risky situation, or even free him from it. The prepared space must be adapted to a child's abilities, i.e., it must also be constantly changing as the child's abilities develop.
More on proper intact care: http://www.DrMomma.org/2009/06/how-to-care-for-intact-penis-protect.html
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Exercise has been proven to be a powerful tool for jump-starting weight loss, improving mood, and reducing stress. But if a person is not sure what they should do, This article is a comprehensive guide on building their own custom prenatal workout plan that will help prepare them for labor and recovery without feeling like too much of a challenge.
1. Choose a Diet That is Conducive to Losing Weight Before and During Pregnancy
People who want to lose weight during pregnancy should first consider how much they are trying to lose. This will help them determine if they need to cut their calorie intake by a large amount or if something closer to the recommended maximum daily intake is enough.
2. Determine Your Exercise Schedule
The amount of time that a person needs to dedicate to exercise will vary according to the physical job they have. If they work at a desk, they need to be careful with how much muscle mass they engage in daily. Even if the job does not involve any physical demands, some people want to stay fit while pregnant to keep their strength level up if the baby needs help.
3. Regular Exercise Makes Muscles Stronger
If a person wants to get a stronger grip on the tools they need, it helps work out their hands and arms. They can do this by doing simple exercises that use them like using a credit card to open jars. They can also do exercises that do not require their hands, like using dumbbells, such as performing bicep curls or leg raises. People who want to build muscle mass need to target body areas that will help them hold up during labor.
4. Protein is Essential for Replenishing Blood
To hold on during pregnancy, a person needs a sufficient amount of protein, which helps replenish blood. This means that the safest way for them to get enough is through eating meat. They should also make sure they get enough iron through their diet and vitamin A and calcium. When pregnant, the body loses blood faster, so they must be aware of their needed daily intake.
5. It is Best to Limit the Amount of Aerobic Exercise
To avoid damaging their bodies during exercise, women who are pregnant should limit how much aerobic exercises they do during a prenatal workout. While cardiovascular exercise is important, they should avoid doing it for too long or too strenuously. This will reduce the risk of exercise-induced injury, which can hurt their body during pregnancy.
6. Don't Skip Meals
During pregnancy, a person needs to keep the blood sugar level stable by eating small meals several times throughout the day. This is especially important during the evening and night when they are more active. If there are days when they do not have time to eat a full meal, they should still make sure they get enough protein. On those days, they should add more vitamins and minerals to their diets so that their body can still be alert.
7. Make Sure to Rest
Keeping the body and mind alert during pregnancy is important, but it is also important to ensure that they get enough rest. After each workout, a person should make sure they take a break for at least an hour. This can be done by doing something unrelated to exercise like reading a book or watching TV so that their brain will rest. This will ensure that their body can recover faster and prevent injuries.
8. Make Sure to Eat Enough
Even when doing light exercise, a person needs to make sure that they eat enough food. This will ensure that they have enough energy and feel full after eating. However, a person doing heavy exercise needs to make sure that they eat enough healthy foods. This will make sure that they will not feel discouraged by the amount of weight they have lost.
9. Get Enough Sleep
The average amount of sleep a person needs during pregnancy is six to eight hours a night. This is because they need to be well-rested when they are carrying a baby. The body also needs more rest during pregnancy since it is working hard to maintain itself and support the growth of the new life.
Getting a custom prenatal workout plan suited for their routine is one of the best things a person can do while pregnant. They should make sure to take each workout seriously and keep track of their progress so that they can get the most out of it.