Sunday, September 21, 2008

Baby Gender Selection – How to Have a Baby Girl with the Right Diet

While most parents would simply accept the fact that there isn't really anything much they could do to control the outcome of their baby's gender, there are parents out there who would do almost everything just to influence the gender of their new baby.

It may be a common agenda for a larger percentage of fathers to look forward to raising a baby boy and then see him grow up to be just like his dad. However, on the contrary many mothers are so eager to find out that what they have inside them is a cute and tiny baby girl.

Well, here's the good news to every parent who wanted so badly to conceive a baby girl, you could influence your baby's gender and you can do it in some very natural ways.
Out of all the methods being presented elsewhere regarding baby gender selection, controlling baby gender by means of adjusting your diet is one to the most healthy and natural methods to do so.

Studies show that a high-fat diet produces certain hormonal changes in the feminine reproductive system. This strongly suggests that what you eat would greatly influence your baby's gender.

So, if you have that strong desire for a baby girl, your suggested diet would be rich in calcium and magnesium. Specific examples of food rich in calcium and magnesium are dairy products, eggs, ice cream, cereals, rice, pasta, fresh fruits - particularly grapefruit, apples, and carrots. Remember, you must stay away from salty foods, instead keep a low salt or salt free diet.

It is important to understand that for this method to be successful, parents would agree to get well involved in it and follow the program as advised religiously. You need to follow this diet for three months prior to conceiving. However, since changes in ones body are involved with this method, it is advisable to consult an expert at this program.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Are Germs Good For Your Kids?

Would you let your child play in the dirt, chew on a toy used by another child, or eat food that fell on the floor?

In today's sanitized climate - where things like antibacterial soaps, lotions, portable gels, and handwipes fly off the drugstore shelves - we're more aware of germs today than ever before. After all, germs are responsible for things like colds, the flu, and other common infections. But might some exposure to germs actually be good for your kids?

According to one theory that's spreading like bacteria, the answer is yes.Called the "hygiene hypothesis," the theory suggests that the growing rate of asthma and allergies in younger populations is the result of being too clean. That's right - too clean. According to the theory, the presence of some germs allows babies' and children's immune systems to develop properly.

Without enough exposure to germs, the immune system becomes overly sensitive to the irritants that can cause asthma and allergies.As well, the overuse of antibacterial products - from the soaps and gels you can buy off the shelf to antibiotics for throat infections and other ailments - can result in stronger germs that are resistant to the effects of antibiotics. These germs, sometimes referred to as "superbugs," evolve to withstand the effects of antibiotics, and can even become strong enough to resist the effects of stronger antibiotics.

While the verdict is still out on the hygiene hypothesis, there are things you can do to limit your child's exposure to germs while still allowing their immune system to develop - and they don't involve letting your kid eat dirt.

Talk to your doctor: Some children, such as those with a compromised immune system, may be more at risk for infections than others and may require additional precautions.

Teach your children proper hand-washing techniques: You don't need antibacterial products to kill most of the germs on your hands - regular soap and water, and good technique can do the trick. Teach your children to always use warm soapy water, lather up well, and wash thoroughly (including between fingers and the backs of their hands) for 10 to 15 seconds.

Understand when and how to use antibiotics: Antibiotics are only effective against bacterial infections, such as strep throat, not viruses, such as colds or the flu. While you may not feel your trip to the doctor's office was worth your time if you don't come away with a prescription for an antibiotic, you may not need one. Talk to your child's doctor about what kind of infection they have, and if your child is prescribed antibiotics, make sure your child takes them for the full course - not just until your child starts to feel better.

Written and reviewed by the MediResource Clinical Team

Monday, September 1, 2008

Lullabye Lyrics

Kiddles has a collection of cool kiddie songs. They also offer free printables, downloadable songs and more! I was especially impressed with the lullaby collections, more than 150 lullaby songs: lyrics and music to listen to, for soothing songs, to sing to children before they go to sleep.

One of our favorites:

This Little Girl of Mine
(This Little Boy of Mine)

A tiny turned up nose.
Two cheeks just like a rose.
She's (He's) something Heaven has sent.
This little girl (/span) of mine.

No one will ever know,
Just what her (his) coming has been.
She’s (He's) all the world to me.
She (He) climbs upon my knee.

She’s (He's) something Heaven has sent,
This little girl (boy) of mine.

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