Post by MamaFiza on December 28, 2007
Happy 2nd Birthday to our lil princess ReiHi-cHan on 28th December 2007!
May Allah swt blessed her with glorious destiny. Amin~
Post by MamaFiza on December 20, 2007
Late night before AidilAdha 2007 my kiddies requested for their Year-End Birthday Party.
The wishing kiddies
OMG, it’s already 9 pm and we had nothing left at home for those quick-witted preparation.
Together with our kiddies, my hubby and I dashed to:
- Yummy Bakery‘s shop to grab brownie ingredients
- bought balloons & lil birthday masks, whistles and hats
- snatched some crackers, chocolates plus candies at Billion Shopping Mall, Bangi PKNS. *really zippy thingy yo*
After dinner, our kiddies *yes, including lil YunaFi-cHan* were helping me packed birthday’s goodies. (11 pm to 12 midnight!)
We practiced our counting while loaded things up.
My KiruaMi-cHan, our caring photographer; The King, my beloved grandma, my lil bro Is and his best-cousin Ridhuan.
My lil sis, Mea; busily tied up all the balloons, thank you so much dear! Our prayer for the event and the rest of the family.
With one of my closest uncles; Pak Long. He so sweet and even helping me to climb out high just to put on those birthday pinky balloons! Pictures of my beloved grandma, Pak Long, Mak Long and me; making jokes and laughing*
Birthday kiddies: ReiHi-cHan and KiruaMi-cHan
Birthday’s brownies *yatta*
KiruaMi-cHan lend me a hand at 4 am, before Subuh prayer to baked the above Chewy Gooey Yummy Brownies.
Didn’t manage to make fancy topping for the brownies or even sweet icing decoration for my kiddies due to limit of time *gomen ne*
Nevertheless, it turn out very well at the party. Most of my cousins can’t resisted an offer for choc brownies.
My lil sister: Miss meamizuno said that our lil brother, Mr Daus love it so much and even shared ‘em with his besties; Miss Rachael, whom just arrived a couple of days before from Kota Kinabalu, Sabah to Subang, KL.
One of my closest uncle; Pak Uda, read prayer and even sang birthday song for my kiddies! *lovely*
The End of the party~
Thank you so much everyone! May you have a great new year. Amin~
Post by MamaFiza on December 18, 2007
Meet again after a lil break. Alhamdulillah.
So, how’s life? I will always pray for your happiness Amin~
- ate free pizza *why free? will update soon*
- playing around at MidValley Megamall and The Mines
- hunting for both of KiruaMi-cHan and ReiHi-cHan birthday presents *coming soon*
- Sushi time – my kiddies with Pak Uda *my lil bro*
- loaded our mouth-full with J.CO donuts
Oh yes, I’m gonna bring my kiddies for time-out field visit during this week.
Maybe we will end up our holiday at swimming pool or beach?
We’re like hectic family for the whole weekend *yay*
See you soon. Thank you so much for your prayer & sweet comment.
We truly appreciate it. I’ll reply it as soon as we come back to our home, oraite?
Enjoy ya day! Bye bye
Post by MamaFiza on December 12, 2007
When and how to clean your baby’s teeth?
Sometimes most of new mommies will puzzled with the above matter.
Don’t panic. It is not a rocket science.
It is just “having fun time with your little angel“.
As soon as our baby’s first tooth appears, we should start caring for it.
Most experts recommend wiping the tooth a couple of times a day with a cloth. *I used this method*
Why? This keeps the residue from milk from sticking to the tooth.
The secret of KiruaMi-cHan beauty smile: Routine of brushing teeth!
Also available are baby toothbrushes that fit on your finger, these have very soft bristles and can also be used to clean the tooth. This is a useful item to use, particularly as more teeth arrive.
Adult toothpaste is not recommended until a child is about three because they may swallow it and get too much fluoride.
However there are many varieties of children’s toothpaste on the market, in a variety of flavors, colors and branding.
Safety Tips: You can use a soft toothbrush, but no toothpaste, until your baby is at least six months old. Then never apply more toothpaste than the size of a green pea. Do not use toothpaste that has fluoride until your baby is two years old.
By the time children are a year and a half, they are more interested in the toothbrush.
It is worth giving them a toothbrush as soon as they become interested.
By 2 years of age you can teach them how to brush with a toothbrush twice a day.
Note: Take your baby with you to the dentist from being a tiny baby so he or she can get used to the sights, sounds and going regularly. This should help when a check up is needed once your baby’s teeth begin to grow.
Below are some of Dental Care 101:
- Choose health snacks
The odds of experiencing cavities in primary teeth were significantly greater in children who did not eat breakfast daily or ate fewer than 5 servings of fruit and vegetables per day.
Young children with poor eating habits are more likely to experience caries.
Try avoiding as much sugar as possible for your child. Sugar is a huge cause of teeth problems like cavities.
*I know from being a mom, we all love to spoil our child with cookies, cakes, ice cream and of course the good old juice. I’m not saying to stop giving them these items just cut back on them.*
Try to give them more fruits or vegetable, and if you want to give them cookies or something, try some of the sugar free products. They are really not that bad in taste.
The sugar free products have improved a lot, but if your child ends up not liking them, you can add a little flavor to them with some dip, if they are chips or peanut butter if they are crackers.
ReiHi-cHan favorite fruits. Orange gal!
- Bedtime is the most important time to brush
- If your child falls and cuts his or her lip, use something cold, such as a Popsicle. They will like the treat and it will reduce swelling at the same time.
- Change your child’s toothbrush
Every 3 months and after the child has been sick. It is important to change toothbrushes after recovering from the cold and flu, as toothbrushes hold onto bacteria and may cause re-infection. *this is my strictly method*
How to Make Brushing Fun & Easy for Parent plus Toddler:
- Brush with your child
Stand next to your child in front of the bathroom mirror and brush together.
It’s a nice time together, and your child can mimic your brushing technique.
- Cute toothbrushes
There are lots of great-looking children’s brushes available in stores.
Be sure to choose a toothbrush that’s small enough for your child to hold comfortably, with a small, rounded head and very soft, polished bristles.
You’ll probably have to replace toothbrushes every three to four months (more often for preschoolers who tend to chew while they brush!) *my precise routine didn’t allow this act*
So when you get into the store, allow them to choose their favorite character tooth brush.
To make it even more fun for child allow them to pay for it at the register, this will not only make them feel special, it will make them feel like they are a big boy or a big girl like their parents.
KiruaMi-cHan‘s toothbrush selections
- Tasty toothpaste
For children under 4, choose a product formulated especially for children, like Kodomo Lion‘s for toddler.
It has a special mild flavor that babies and toddlers love, in Strawberry, Orange, Mango, Apple or Grape.
It’s also safe to swallow and non-abrasive. So tooth and gum care is easier and more fun.
I also used these toothpaste in my childhood days *yay*
- Count as you brush
Count out loud as you brush each tooth: “Tooth number one is all clean! Tooth number two is all clean! Here comes tooth number three!”
This is entertaining for your child, and a good way to practice counting.
- Teach direction as you brush
Pretend that you and your kiddies in military areas.
Say loud: Brushing UP, Brushing DOWN, Brushing RIGHT, Brushing LEFT.
Ask them to check on each other teeths including yours and says: All check, Commander, Sir!
- Bring a friend
At bedtime, kiddies may want to invite a favorite stuffed animal into the bathroom to watch as they brush.
- Tell a toothy story
Kiddies love to hear favorite stories again and again.
Try making up a special short story that you tell only during teeth-brushing time.
It can be simple and silly, like this one:
“Once there was a little girl (or boy) who had very, very dirty teeth!
Oh no! said the little girl. What should I do?
Boo hoo! Boo hoo! (At this point, your child can supply the sound effects.)
Then all at once, a magic fairy appeared and said, I have a special treat for you! It’s a magic toothbrush! Hooray! said the little girl (boy).
The magic toothbrush jumped up and brushed the dirty teeth just like this (you brush teeth), until they were as shiny as the stars in the sky.
This made the little girl (boy) smile the biggest smile in the whole wide world — just like this smile right now. (Your child smiles a big smile at the mirror.) The end.”
- Sing a toothy song
Make up a silly song to sing every time you brush. It doesn’t have to be a masterpiece. Try something like this, sung to the tune of “Barney: Brushing My Teeth“
“Oh I’m brushing my teeth on top, it’s so much fun I hate to stop, but while I’m brushing my teeth and having so much fun, I never let the water run. No I never let the water run. Oh, I’m brushing my teeth on the bottom, cuz I wouldn’t wanna say that I forgot em’, but while I’m brushing my teeth and having so much fun, I never let the water run. No, I never let the water run.”
“Oh I’m brushing my teeth in back, gotta get rid of all the plaque, but while I’m brushing my teeth and having so much fun I never let the water run. No I never let the water run. Oh I’m brushing my teeth all around, cuz I like to hear the squishing sound, but while I’m brushing my teeth and having so much, I never let the water run. Oh never let the water run. Nah Nah Nah Nah Nah Nah Nah Nah, I never let the water run.”
Lil YunaFi-cHan‘s smile
- Every time you go into your bathroom to brush your own teeth, take your child with you. Show them that mommy/daddy brush their their teeth too. You can have your child help you, by allowing them to hand you your tooth paste and your tooth brush. Then while you are brushing your teeth, you can start singing a song about it. I know this may sound goofy, but sometimes being silly or goofy works better than being so serious all the time. *yatta*
- After you are done doing your normal brushing routine, hand your tooth brush to your child and let them brush your teeth for you. This will allow them to see how it all works, but also they will see that it doesn’t hurt mommy/daddy, and then they won’t be afraid when it comes time for them to do it to themselves. I have noticed from my experience that children love to mimic their parents, so this is the occasion where you want them to mimic you. Always be there to supervise as well, because too much toothpaste can harm your child if swallowed.
- You may also buy your child a book all about brushing their teeth, read it to them every night just like you would if you were potty training them.This allows all the literature to sink into those little brains of theirs. By doing all of these steps, your child will have that white pearly smile that you always want to see.
My personal tips:
Always reward your child with “Wow, what a great sparkling, pearl teeth that you had! It was so shining, and dazzling! I just can stop starring at your smiles“, hugs and kisses them, every time when they finished brushing routine.
*they’ll sure gonna love it and be very proud of their hardwork for taking care of their teeth*
All the best mommies! Gambatte ne
Post by MamaFiza on December 11, 2007
Good morning everyone. Wish ya all the best!
For the last 2 days my hubby had setup new design template for our home school blog *thank you so much dearie, great job!*
And yesterday, I had been fixing all the bugs issues as states by most of our loyal blog readers recently. *thank you, hugs*
Today; tadaa, I’m back for blogging, Alhamdulillah *cheers*
Next week, we will celebrating AidilAdha *for Muslims*. Love it!
My mum & dad can hardly celebrate this special day together with us due to they were in Mecca, Saudi Arabia for Hajj.
May Allah swt blessed & reward the best for them. Amin~ *miss ‘em*
As usual, my siblings will join me gather at my lovely grandma‘s house in Bandar Baru Bangi, Selangor. Except; this time without our beloved parent
Truly, I miss my mummy [MIL] in Johor Bahru, Johor. It has been such a long time, I do miss it!
Confession: Didn’t like the term of MIL; Mother In Law, at all because it looks “alienate“. In Islam, MIL is same like our own mother, rite?
It will be end of the year soon, both lil KiruaMi-cHan and lil ReiHi-cHan was so enthusiast about Christmas decoration.
- They fancy the color and frippery. Insya-Allah, will bring them to check out the scene at KL malls during this weekend.
- As for me, teaching them to respect different culture, religion and race in our appealing country is a must. *Insya-Allah*
Update for latest innovation; my delight of Robot-tech. The birth of; Twendy-One!
Click here for more info and videos.
A human symbiotic robots that can support human daily activities!
Oh yes, I do love Honda’s ASIMO , they were the ultimate awesome *yatta*
Got to go now.
Please do take care of your health; mentally & physically. God bless! Amin~
Post by MamaFiza on December 7, 2007
What new parents need more than almost anything else is sleep. *believe me!*
It is definitely a challenge to get enough sleep while taking care of a newborn, but it can be done.
As for me, getting quality time for sleep is very crucial to develop positive thinking mum. *Insya-Allah*
Things You’ll Need:
* Baby Bathtubs
* Baby Blankets
- Step 1:
Make a big sign for your door that says, “Mother and baby are sleeping! Please do not knock or ring unless we are expecting you!“
- Step 2:
Leave the sign up for as long as you like it works.
- Step 3:
Turn off the ringer on the handphone/telephone and let the machine answer all calls. Return calls when you feel like it. People will understand. *That’s why I don’t have a personal phone, yay*
- Step 4:
Nap when your baby naps. Try to resist the urge to do dishes and housework instead.
- Step 5:
Share sleep with, or sleep near, your baby. With the right safety precautions, this can mean a good night’s sleep for everyone.
- Step 6:
Accept all offers of help from your husband. Let them come over and do a load of laundry, or even cook a family meal, while you sleep.
*You just gave birth to his son/daughter, so it is time for you to be a lil princess, rite? But don’t overdo it !
Remember to use words of “please” & “thank you” together with his sweet name such as “darling“, “cutie pie“, “my hero” or, whatever suit the best*
- Step 7:
Keep the room quiet and dark if you get up for night feedings. This will help your baby understand that nighttime is for sleeping, not playing.
- Step 8:
Take a warm bath with your baby a couple of hours before bedtime. This will relax both of you and prepare you for a good night’s sleep.
- Keep your baby warm, but not too warm, at night. If you are sharing sleep with your baby, he should be dressed more lightly than babies who sleep alone.
- If you are breast-feeding, work on the side-lying nursing position as soon as possible. This will allow you to sleep or catnap while you nurse.
- If you are breast-feeding, remember that breast milk is digested quickly. Because your baby is processing his meals so efficiently, he may need to eat a number of times during the night.
- In the middle of the night, when it seems that your baby has been up every half-hour, repeat to yourself, “This too shall pass,” and remain calm.
- Avoid letting your newborn cry at night. New babies need to eat frequently – and be comforted just as frequently.
- Avoid falling asleep on a couch with your baby. It creates the risk of falling and/or suffocation.
- If your baby is in your bed, make sure you have taken all the necessary safety precautions.
- If you are bottle-feeding breast milk, resist the temptation to give your baby an extra-large meal before bedtime. It won’t help him sleep longer and may actually upset his digestion.
- Burp baby well – Even if you have to wake baby after a feed to burp, it will be well worth your while. The baby will usually wake again soon anyway (which also means you!) so by taking the time to do it properly the first time you and baby will get a much longer sleep.
Hope those tips could cherish your relationship between your newborn and beloved husband
Please take care of your health *tataa*
Post by MamaFiza on December 7, 2007
Ever wonder on how you could get your bundle of joy on a ritualistic schedule you can work around day and night?
What is your goal? Much needed sleep, a secure and happy child.
Remember: to grow a healthy baby involve a healthy mom!
*Alhamdulillah* I have 3 children, so I have had plenty of practice at this
Below are some tips that I had discovered in my journey of nurturing my kiddies plus knowledge from the miracle of Internet:
Things You’ll Need:
- 1 bundle of joy or multiple
- washcloth and/or warm bath
- lots of love
- lots of patience
Step 1: Bedtime Diagnosis
The first thing you’ll need to know about babies is once they are born they really seem confused.
To get them on a schedule is an easy task but it does take dedication from you the parents.
Sometimes if you really try to write everything down, feeding times, fussy times, bowel movements, the whole 9 yards, it still doesn’t make any sense.
The main thing to focus on is bedtime in the beginning for your baby.
Instead of writing all of this down, jot down what you think might be his/her bedtime. What time does your baby go to sleep, in the evening, and sleep for several hours?
Let’s say he/she falls asleep at 6:30pm and sleeps until 8pm. Then use 6:30pm as the bedtime….this is the secret!!!
Step 2: Work It
So if its 6:30pm each evening and you see this pattern, then use this time to your advantage.
As I said, you have to be dedicated and clear your personal time to allow for things to fall into place.
What you do next is, ok, you pick 6:30pm each evening, now what you do is at about 6:00pm you start getting him/her ready for bed.
You either do a warm bath or wash the baby off with a warm wash cloth, hands and face, etc.
Change the baby’s diaper and I usually use a small amount of powder for dryness.
Then you can do baby lotion *my kiddies love massage routine* and last, pajamas.
This in total should not take you more than 30 minutes. *yay*
Step 3: Breastfeed Your Baby
Lastly, you can feed the baby his/her bottle of breast milk or breastfeed, whichever you are doing.
Finally you can put the baby down for its nap.
How does this get the baby on a schedule you ask? Easy!
It works because by being persistent and establishing a bedtime you have just started creating security in the life of your new child.
The baby now knows, “when I get my bath, and jammies and my tummy full, I go to bed“. The baby learns what to expect and when to expect it, this provides security for him/her.
You will see the baby getting very unhappy if things go off schedule for a day or so, which is normal for them.
Next, this will lead to the baby establishing a wakeup time and at that point you can give him/her the first feeding of the day or breakfast(cereal/fruit).
Finally, you will further see some additional patterns as the baby starts to get a little older that will indicate, ok, at this time he/she is hungry and this could be a good time to establish the lunchtime.
Same goes for the napping, you will see two naps usually for babies, one in the morning after breakfast and one in the late afternoon following lunchtime.
* The main objective here is consistently focus on bedtime and getting ready at the same time every evening. This starts the process, and soon you will be able to predict your baby’s every need, grunt, cry, or wimper. So getting them on a schedule is one piece at a time and eventually it falls into place.
Best of luck mommies Never give up! *daaa*
Post by MamaFiza on December 6, 2007
As for me, teaching my own child to be happy and appreciate it, is one of the greatest gifts to me as a parent. *Alhamdulillah*
Please do memorize that your baby and toddler won’t find happiness through movies, television or other aspects of pop culture.
Don’t you ever replace happiness with material. *please*
Koko Crunch’s Buddies
Happiness comes from within and it’s about learning to love the person that you were created to be.
Once your child learns this lesson, he’ll carry it with him for the rest of his life. *Insya-Allah*
Let play a part in it:
- Step 1: Aim for Blissfulness
Set goals for your child. These goals should be challenging and should require effort on your child’s behalf. But they should be goals that your child can achieve. Once your child successfully meets this goal, he’ll have a better self confidence and a better understanding of true happiness.
- Step 2: Be Optimistic
Point out the positive. This is a sure way to build your child’s confident and help her be happy. And even more important than the pat on the back is why you’re praising your child. That’s encouragement for her to do it again.
- Step 3: Praise Good Words
Choose praise words that set high standards, but not too high. Words like “perfect” and “super” are OK, but they can often set standards that are unobtainable. Instead phrases like “hard worker” and “smart” set expectations that are well within your child’s reach.
- Step 4: Remedy
Allow your child to correct mistakes. The true test is how to handle it. Equip your child with the right attitude, and he’ll be a better person for it. *Insya-Allah, Amin~* He’ll feel happy with the outcome when he’s corrected the situation himself.
- Step 5: Role Model
Find positive role models for your child. As parents, you should definitely be an example to your child. But she should also be able to look outside the home and find people who support her. And some kids, especially teenagers, feel more comfortable talking to someone other than a parent. If you already have a support network in place, you can feel confident your teen is getting the right information and she’s growing into the person you know she can be.
- Step 6: Stop Tittle-Tattle
Discuss behavioral difficulties about your child when he’s not around. Hearing a conversation about himself can tear down his self esteem and will lead to unhappiness.
Please do recall:
“You have your husband/wife, your family, your job, your friends, your lover, and tons of entertainment to think about and love, but your baby only have YOU.
So what are you waiting for? Start passing your love to your sweet baby, today *cheers*