How to Clean Baby Bottles, Sippy Cups, and Pacifiers GERMS, GERMS, GERMS… they are everywhere! So, how do we try to keep them away from our little precious jewels without going overboard and sealing them in a plastic bubble? Below is a list we will cover the next few weeks: Proper handwashing… yes, even the infants need their hands washed before and after each bottle feeding and after each diapering. Proper cleaning of baby bottles and sippy cups. Have you ever witnessed a child in the park packing a baby bottle or sippy cup? The child lugs the cup all over the park, through the sand and the dirt, rolling it across the grass, dropping it from the swing… and pick it right up, covered in muck, and sticks it right in their mouth. *Cringe* So, how do we clean those little tools we depend on so much? Proper cleaning of pacifiers – there is no 30 second rule when a pacifier hits the floor! It should be automatically washed. A well-balanced diet The right amount of sleep. When a sick child should be kept at home. How to Clean Baby Bottles, Sippy Cups, and Pacifiers Wash all parts separately. Depending on what kind of bottles you use, some brands (like Dr. Brown’s) have several parts that need to be taken out of the bottle and taken apart for washing. Completely disassemble all bottles and sippy cups every wash. Use hot, soapy water. Rinse the bottles, cups, and attachments. Then fill the
Daycare from a Child’s Perspective Today, I introduce you to Mr. Zay. He is currently a 2nd grader, but he spent his early years in daycare from the age of a few months to five years old. So, what does it mean to a child to attend daycare? How does it help them? It’s hard to get those answers from our children at those young ages, but how about with just a couple more years on them. Let’s see if Mr. Zay can give us the experience of daycare from a child’s perspective. A Child’s Perspective Hello, Mr. Zay. Kidz World is coming to you today with some serious questions on daycare. We are hoping you can give us a peek into a young child’s mind and tell us about your experiences. Host: You attended a licensed childcare facility for a little over five years. Do you have many memories of those experiences? Mr. Zay: Yes Host: What was your most favorite thing about daycare? Mr. Zay: Naptime! Because I dreamed of fire breathing dragons gathered around my bed protecting me. Host: How do you think attending daycare helped you to start school? Mr. Zay: It helped me learn to get along with people, respect others, share, learn my alphabet and numbers up to 50 and 100. Host: What is the most important thing you learned in daycare? Mr. Zay: How to get along with others. Host: Would you recommend daycare to parents? Mr. Zay: Yes, because it’s good for

Internet Security

Posted by admin on February 21, 2017

Category: Parents
Internet Security The age of cyber predators has arrived and there sits your child fully enthralled in playing that educational game. The child has not a worry in the world but lurking behind the scenes a predator could be monitoring your child. Not only is the child at risk but so is your computer and everything you have stored on it. In one click you could open the door wide open to hackers and viruses. How do you keep your both your child and your computer safe… internet security. Tip #1: Never leave your child unattended while they are on the internet. If they are old enough to peruse their games and favorite sites without your assistance then you should at least be in the same room or check on them often. Kids love to explore and exploring the internet could lead to danger. Tip #2: Utilize anti-virus software on your computer. Sites such as AVG, McAfee, Norton, and AVAST all offer free or free to try software for protection. It is also good to keep a malware program on your computer such as Malware Bytes or Ad-Aware. Set up the software to run on a schedule that will protect your needs. Tip #3: Most sites deposit “cookies” which are defined by Webopedia as, “A message given to a Web browser by a Web server. The browser stores the message in a text file. The message is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page