Weaning Tara

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Weaning a baby is so much Fun!! Maybe it’s my love for food that makes me so excited to feed my baby or how funny she looks while she’s eating, but I honestly must say I think in having more fun than her! Lol!
I thought I’d share some of the things that helped make this process simpler and more enjoyable for both T and myself.
The most important person in this process is Tara’s God mother Jumana AlOthman who is a Public Health Nutritionist and she is my number 1 go to person if I’ve got any questions or concerns. She kinda bullied me into feeding T everything home made and natural. I was heading to the Coop to get some baby rice when she scolded me into making it at home :p I just love her. If you’ve got any Nutritional questions you could find her in The Kuwait Counseling Center (+965)25356444 or jumana@kuwaitcounseling.com

I’m also a sucker for gadgets and other things that make my life easier :p I know it’s easy to just mash things or mix by hand but I like feeling like I’m creating something complex Lol

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Moulinex Baby Chef is the cutest thing EVER! It’s even tiny like a baby! As Jumana says, I can’t use it to mash the food as the blender would break down the healthy starches and I should instead use a fork or hand masher, but I can use it for mixing different purés together.

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Dr. Browns hand masher is nice and easy to make a fast purée and it looks cute too :p you can find it in http://www.taw9eel.com or Baroue.

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Now this thing is the most fun ever!! My sister got for me a while ago from Oleana Boutique and I just couldn’t wait to use it! It’s a hand held compact food masher with an attached spoon for on the go feeding. Perfect for leaving it in your baby’s diaper bag.

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BPA free spoons, cutlery case and food storage bowl from Mother Care in the cutest colors!

Last but not least checkout Annabel Karmel’s books from That Al Salasil or her application for the App store to make things simpler and easier for you. Great for working mummies!

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Mothercare is now online!

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Did you know that you can shop online from mothercare in Kuwait! I was shopping there with King the other day and one of the employees handed me a pamphlet about their online shopping site!
Congratulations to all the mummies and mummies to be in Kuwait! Now you can get what you want from your couch 🙂
Thank you alshayaa!!

Baby Bumpers, the controversy.

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Tara is the most fidgety baby you’d ever meet. Even when she sleeps she would literally roll around 360 degrees in her crib. This made me worry about her bumping her head while she roams around there. I woke up a couple of times and saw her arm stuck between the posts and on another occasion her leg.
While I was pregnant I’ve read a lot on crib bumpers’ safety and decided against them. But know I’m kinda rethinking my decision and I guess I need some advice.

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I found these breathable crib bumpers online and they’re supposed to be safer than the normal ones. These are made of mesh that allow are to flow in if your baby’s head presses against them.
So I’m kinda in a dilemma now. Should I use a bumper? If yes, should I go with the breathable ones? Or should I just stick with a bumper less crib and pray that my baby is more careful in her sleep?
Please share your wisdom.
Xox

Mustela Baby Products <3

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I know babies have sensitive skin but I think princess T inherited the extra sensitivity from me 😦 since she’s been born her skins’ been prone to dryness and red spots. I experimented with a lot of baby products and even attempted to use my facial moisturizer on her (which actually helped). After many trials and errors I finally came across the best solution for her. Mustela baby products. The cream is thick but gets absorbed quickly so there is no stickiness and I saw the results after just 2 days. Her skin is much softer and smoother and all the redness and irritability disappeared (thank god!). The skin fresher was also quite nice, I spray some on her neck before we go out and it kinda acts like liquid powder.
The only downside of the products, as Tara’s godmother pointed out, is that they don’t have that “baby smell”. They’re actually fragrant free. I think that we only really get “baby smell” when we use Johnson products which I’m highly against! They’re too commercial and not like they used to be. They irritated my baby’s skin way too much.
Anyone who knows any good baby products please please share!
Xox

Parenting: The Fourth Month

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She’s teething! She’s teething! She’s teeeeeeething! Lol ok I had to get it out of my system. These past months flew by so so fast so you can imagine my reaction when I had my finger in her mouth to clean it (dentist recommendation,am not weird) and felt a tooth!! I jumped up in joy which kinda freaked T out :p then as I was putting her to sleep I started crying! This explains why she’s been chewing on everything she grabs. My baby is growing up too fast.. I know I’m supposed to save this for her first step or the day she starts school, but literally days are passing by so quickly. I guess it true what they say, time flies when you’re have fun, and it’s been a joy Il7AMDILLA!!
I’m starting a series of short training courses next week as a transition between staying at home all day with T and starting work. Trying to test the waters and see if there’s any separation issues (all on my behalf I must admit) I just miss her cute diaper covered tush so quickly!

Carrying Your Child

Thank you to the dearest Ms. Jumana Al Awadhi for tweeting an article she wrote about the benefits of carrying your child and the misconceptions behind it. I’m definitely going to force everyone who keeps bugging me to put my baby down to read it! I believe it’s only natural to keep your baby in your arm for as long as you can.
Please take your time to read the article

Dr. Ahmad We Love You

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I would like to dedicate this post to the amazing Dr. Ahmad Al Shazly. He is the most amazing Dr anyone could dream of! He’s supportive and such a gentleman, always answering my calls even at odd times and takes all our questions and hesitations seriously no matter how minute they were. If you guys remember how I struggled with finding the best Dr, and I must say that after all the Drs I saw no one could come close to Dr Ahmad’s professionalism and compassion.
All new mommies out there I’m ordering you to go see him and you’ll know what I mean from the first visit !
Thank you a million times dear Dr. I don’t think I could’ve done this without you. God bless you.

Dr. Ahmad Al Shazly
Al Hilal Clinic
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