Fun Teethers Wooden teethers – a small tip for all mommies going through teething periods. As Isabelle noticed and wrote in her earlier post her little boy wants to put his gums on wooden things now that he is teething. We gathered some new fun teethers you can find in various stores and online at thetot.com or at littlegoldie.com […]
The weeks before the first tooth I saw a little hint of a white spot in Bei’s mouth. He was not his happy self, a lot of dribbles and a running nose. As soon we could see the tooth, he got the fever it wasn’t ”the tooth” but it lasted for 3 days and ended with rashes all over Bei. I know now that 0the 3-day fever but sometimes teething and fever can combine. (Always check high fever with a doctor!)
I’ve learned that teething can be helped by massaging your baby’s palate with your finger or a baby toothbrush. Sophie the Giraffe is a popular and a good cute teething friend, but Bei prefers wood, the kitchen spoons or our rolling pin. If teething struggles continues I will try teething powder that can be added to your baby’s diet or maybe one of those beautiful amber necklaces.
Pregnancy makes your skin glow, your hair grow and it makes you blissfully happy – right?
In all honesty that has not been the case for me. I´ve noticed when reading on the internet or hearing anecdotes from friends about being pregnant, there is a big tabu in telling it like it is.
You should be portraying the image of a healthy and happy strong woman. Embracing the fact that your body is changing. Letting everyone know how well you are coping with all the obstacles of being pregnant.
When this is not the case, I find it really shameful and hard being completely honest about how you feel. Every pregnancy is different (yes, heard that it before..). You tend to forget this when you have morning sickness, pelvic pain, hormones are completely wild, your pregnancy brain makes you perform at about 75% and you have a full-time job and maybe even a family to take care of.
At the same time, you´re told you should make yourself your biggest priority. But managing all this can be a true challenge. I have experienced a stress response like nothing else over the fact that I can´t do any of the things I imagined myself doing being pregnant. Slowing down and admitting that you´re not capable may, in fact, be the biggest challenge of them all. You truly feel like less of a person.
I may not have been able to eat all (or any) of the healthy salads and doing the yoga classes I intended. I am also absent-minded and self-absorbed because of my severe case of pregnancy brain. And it certainly left me totally unprepared, gobsmacked even, over the fact that this pregnancy has been so exhausting and different from the last one. However, one thing I know – and that I´m certain of – when looking back on all of this (well, not right away…), I will be prepared for the challenges that come with being a mother of two. At least a little bit.
We all hear that collagen is the major part of making us look young. And we know the body, unfortunately, isn’t as great as it was at making it after the age of 25 so we have to get it from other sources ourselves.
So to boost your youth we have a bunch of foods you should start eating lots of asap!
Spinach, It’s packed with lutein and this hydrates your skin and fights wrinkles it’s also packed with vitamin C which helps the body produce collagen.
Flaxseed, contain large amounts of Omega 3 the more our we eat the more we help disguise our wrinkles and lines.
Salmon, is loaded with Omega 3 as well and it helps us create stronger cells. Strong cells are more able to support the structure of our skin.
Blueberries help neutralize free radicals that break down healthy skin tissue.
Oysters contain a high concentration of copper which is essential in helping our bodies build collagen.
These are only a few out of plenty other foods like kidney beans, green olives, avocado oil and more.
To read more about the foods that help you boost your collagen visit thenewpotato.com
One of the first things we speak about when talking to a pregnant woman is the stretch marks and how afraid we are of them. All though here at the office we are the ones that love the body no matter what it looks like and we feel stretch marks are actually one of the most beautiful parts of a pregnancy belly. They are like a beautiful memory of the time you spent carrying your baby in your womb and they tell a story just like scars. Unfortunately, as pregnant, we go through lots and lots of hormonal changes and we don’t always appreciate the changes that happen to the body so that’s why for those women who want to try to prevent those stretch marks we gathered the best ones we know and have tried.
1.Erbaviva, oil. Very soothing and warming oil with only natural blends.
2. Strivectin, One of the leading names in removing stretchmarks and was invented by cancer scientist during 35 years of clinical research. Effect after 4-8 weeks.
3. Weleda, very lightweight oil that doesn’t stick and has a nice scent and it’s recommended to use on bottom, belly and boobies.
4. MamaMio, lightweight cream that doesn’t stick at all and for those who are sensitive to smells while pregnant, this one is one of few cremes that has a very light scent that doesn’t attack you.
When I was pregnant my belly was always very firm, I didn’t have that soft gentle bump. Mine was always tense, they thought I was stressed but I never felt so balanced as when I was pregnant with Bei. So to soften the tens skin we rubbed it – bonding time for belly, father, and baby.
My favorites Bio-Oil – is a specialist skincare oil that helps improve the appearance of scars, stretch marks, and uneven skin tone. This one is so good it still in my bathroom next to my almond oil that I use on my body and Bei’s – also good for diaper changing. Oil with lavender essence, together with some baby massage, can calm a baby before sleep.
This was my due date 7th of July – Bei came 2 weeks later – the longest wait of my life.