Young children are naturally inquisitive and often want to put their new ‘discoveries’ in their mouth to learn more about it. Children can choke on food, just like adults, but it’s far more likely that they will choke on toy parts and other objects. It is therefore sensible to take precautions against them choking.
Never knew about child grooming until this disturbing news came out a few months ago. Very disturbing and alarming news. Especially if you have a little child around who you are trying to teach about trust and goodness in this world. How do you tell him that there are monsters in the guise of an uncle-next-door? Or that the uncle or auntie who is a friend of the family may have ulterior motives?
If you have a son who runs away every time you mention ‘shower time’, you understand how it feels having to reason with (or drag), cajole or even bribe him to take his shower. Therefore, there have been things I have had to prepare in order to make it less of a hassle: his favourite bath toys (his toy police car, some building blocks, etc.), new toys to play with and skin care essentials, to name a few.
For a long time, we’ve been told to keep an eye on the amount of low-density lipoproteins, also known as “bad cholesterols”, that we consume. Blood tests were usually used to focus on the levels of bad cholesterol, as this is believed to be an indicator of the risk faced by the individual, of suffering a stroke or heart attack.
Every time someone is cooking in the kitchen, my son has been trying to ‘cook’ too. A Masterchef in the making, I can only hope. While I wholly agree to the idea of him learning to cook, letting him near a hot stove at his age is something else altogether. So, his father did the next best thing. He got him a Play-Doh Meal Makin’ Kitchen set.
Ever since we bought him the Peipeile Dough Fastfood Center, he has been asking for ice cream, strawberries, cars, fire trucks, robots, etc. made out of dough. So, since we wanted to check out and compare the quality of the different brands of modeling items, purchasing the Play-Doh Meal Makin’ Kitchen set seems to be the ideal solution.
I still remember those days where, as a child, I used to play with plasticine in pre-school. Though the smell left much to be desired, the joy of creating animals (especially snakes as they were so easy to shape and mold), vehicles and of course, food, more than made up for it. Hours and hours of fun just creating something out of lumps of colorful plasticine.
This is a long overdue post. Ever since I started breastfeeding my son, I have loved it even though I went through engorgement, sore nipples, blocked ducts and even a lump-scare. I want to record the joy and memorable moments of our bonding journey. Hence, this post.