Category Archives: Child Safety

Craving for a Yellow Labrador

In the past few years, hubby has been telling me about his affection with dogs and how much he wanted to own a dog. One time, I’ve seen him browsing about his favorite dog, the Labrador Retriever especially the Yellow Lab. He said that it is the kind of dog that is excellent for family as it is very well known for its very even-tempered behavior and easy going. And I also read in one article that they are very trusting even with strangers and that’s why Labradors are not suggested to have as guard dogs.

Anyway, I told him that if he wants to have a dog I the house we should have dog fence also since our son is still less than four years old and is very active. Although Labradors are suitable as family dog but I am still worried that they will bite if they are hurt when toddlers are playing with them aimlessly even they meant no harm to them. So I’ve been browsing for any dog fence reviews and recommendations in the internet for hubby to check out before he decided to own his much loved Yellow Lab. It is better that way than having an incident later on. It is better to prepare rather than be sorry when your kids are bitten already.

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We Missed the Football Match

We suppose to watch another football game yesterday with hubby’s favorite team Real Madrid who will be facing Paris Saint-Germain. He said that the latter is the champions in France last year and is currently on top of the standings in French football league. So it was way back mid of December last year when we went to Villagio Mall so he can buy the tickets before it will eventually runs out considering how popular Real Madrid is, at the same time, PSG is a Qatari owned team. At least that’s what hubby had told me.

But then, it was not meant that we will watch it together as our son had fever for five days and it was only yesterday morning that he does not have fever and the whole day and we did not give him medicine anymore. Aside that he already consumed his prescribed medicine, we are about to go back to his doctor for follow-up if the fever still don’t go down. So when hubby arrived from work in the afternoon he decided not to go to the doctor anymore since our son is doing fine already and on his way to recovery.

And since our son just recently recovered from his illness, I decided not to expose him from the cold weather outside and he can also rest well because the winter school break will be finished in two days time. It is also a blessing in disguise that we did not watch the football match despite hubby’s insistence because it rained heavily during the game. Hubby said that they are soaking wet already even before the final whistle was blown off. And before I forget and carried away again, hubby’s team won the match, if you would want to know. You can also go to hubby’s blog to see more photos about it.

Bonding Quality Relationships

Sometimes it is just so hard to have a toddler in the house especially between the age of two and four years. And I know now the reason what many have said that by the time kids reach the age of two they often are labeled as the terrible two. It is also for that reason why hubby is keeping all breakables inside the closet and he refrain from buying anything that has the potential to break especially the glass products. I am just grateful that to have him as he can think more in advance when it comes to the safety of our son.

On the other hand, you cannot simply avoid this kind of situation considering that it is their nature when they reach such age. All we can do is to minimize the impact in our home furnishing and you should be stocking any kind of adhesives in the house as well so you can easily attach them back in one piece. It may not be brought back to its original design but at least you still can use them as a unique home decor. So click here if you are looking to have a bonding quality relationship for any kind of breakable in your house.

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What You Need to Know About OTC Cold Medicines

When children get sick, many parents are still unsure or confused whether to give medicine to their kids or not because it is always a big deal when talking about their health. This is very common and so true to parents whose children have cold symptoms. And the worse thing is that, I often saw them coming in the medical center demanding for antibiotics. Some even would self medicate their kids either with old prescribed medicines or coming from their other siblings. More so, that there’s a large sections of “Over-the-Counter Cold Medicines” in supermarkets and pharmacies thus making it easier to get one.

So here’s what you need to know about OTC Cold Medicines.

The FDA recommends not giving them to children 2 years and younger while the American Academy of Pediatrics is against using them since it is ineffective in children younger than 6 years old. And many pediatricians would say so that there’s little evidence that OTC cold medicines can really help with cold symptoms. Instead, you are just exposing your child to a higher risk of overdosing and the potential life threatening side effects, especially in children less than 2 years.

But if your children are really fussy and irritable with cold symptoms and high fever then it is best to pay your kid’s pediatrician a visit because they know what’s best for your sick little one. If none of the above mentioned symptoms are present and you’re still itching of giving your child with OTC cold medicines then here’s your guide from the article of Dr. Kristen Danielson.

  • Review the “active” ingredients listed on the box, making sure that two medicines don’t share some of the same active ingredients if you are giving more than one medicine. A good example is someone giving a “cold medicine” along with Tylenol: Sometimes a cold medicine will actually contain acetaminophen, which is Tylenol—and giving double the dose would be dangerous.
  • Note that a low-grade fever that doesn’t appear to bother a child does not need any medicine.
  • Cool drinks, popsicles, ice cream, etc., may help with a sore throat. And some people really do get sore-throat relief by gargling warm salt water.
  • Remember that antibiotics do not and cannot cure a cold.

Disclosure: The information provided here is not a substitute for a professional advice from appropriate licensed medical practitioners, which is highly recommended.

Image from familymedicinehealthcare. Repost from hubby’s blog.

Riding in the School Bus

The first two weeks of our son’s school went by so fast and as you have known it already, he is still quite very active. And with that, he became popular to his teachers. But popular in a different way though. His name is always the mouth of his teachers as they try to pacify him to follow instructions and most importantly listen to them when instructed to do so.

The second week in school was different as it starts at eight in the morning and will end at 11:30. They now have three hours and a half but we still have to drop them off and pick up outside the classroom. Lucky for hubby his duty at work is not affected by our son’s timetable at school and hopefully by the third week the school bus is available. Though at the same time I am also uncomfortable letting him ride in the bus not for safety reason but because he is so active and is running all the time.

On the other hand, there was a parent meeting on the fourth day before the week ends which I have attended while hubby is watching over our son. So far, I still can’t see any big improvement in our son’s behavior as he still not listening to me though he knows now how to say please every time he needs something. And perhaps the only thing that I saw differently from him is that he now learns to share his toys with others but not all the time yet.

While the third week starts with him riding the school bus for the first time. And I am just glad that he rode in the school bus without any problem at all and he even likes it. He even told his father with so much interest that he is riding in the school bus in going to school and coming back home. Then he’ll run towards the window every time he hears the horn of the bus and you’ll see the excitement on his face. I’m sure he is enjoying his time riding in the school bus.