Thursday, November 16, 2006

A Cleaner Baby

Sure you want to keep your baby clean and protect him/her from nasty germs. But you also don't want to use harsh chemicals or detergents to do so. The aptly named Children's Toy and Bottle Germ Sanitizer could be just the solution. It uses dry heat (no chemicals!) to eliminate up to 99.99 % of germs from baby's bottle, pacifier, and small toys (including rubber duckies of course!) in just 30 minutes. It gets up to 165 degrees F in there, but the company promises that the machine won't shrink or fade fabrics. It sells for $69.95 from Hammacher Schlemmer, and is small enough to sit right on your kitchen counter. Source: GearLog

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Hair Loss During Pregnancy

I noticed throughout during my pregnancy I developed a fuller head of hair, because of the prenatal vitamins I was taking and the estrogen hormone. After the birth of my baby girl, I did experience some hair loss, but it was nothing to worry about. I had no idea that their exists a "resting phase" in the hair growth process. The resting hair falls out and makes room for new hair to grow. This increases with pregnant women that is why women experience hair loss after childbirth. Read the rest of the article to get a better understanding. _____________________________________________________ Hair loss during pregnancy is what every women faces and gets tensed to notice this excessive hair loss after the child birth. The normal hair loss cycle is that about 90 % of the hair grow and remaining 10 % remain in their resting phase. After every 2 or 3 months, the resting hair falls and makes way for a new hair to grow. But, this process of hair loss changes at the time of pregnancy. About 50 to 60 percent of pregnant women face problem of telogen effluvium in which women face excessive hair shedding. At the time of pregnancy, most of the hair fall into the resting phase and after child birth they start shedding. This becomes a cause of tension for women, but there is no need to worry. This problem of hair loss during pregnancy or after pregnancy is for a short term. After few months, the body gets back in shape and hormones get back to normal, leading to normal rate of hair loss. At the time of pregnancy, the hormone level goes up in the body and after delivery, it gets back to normal. But, keep in mind that sometimes deficiency of minerals and vitamins can cause excessive hair loss even at the time of pregnancy. So, be careful about your diet. Balanced diet could help you deal with all sort of troubles related to weakness in pregnancy. Usually, the period of pregnancy makes your hair more lustrous and shiny and a hormone called estrogen is the cause of this phenomena. So, you should be prepared to have a hair loss after child birth and also at the time of pregnancy. If the problems of falling hair, thinning hair and balding remain for a long time then you must consult hair specialist or dermatologist to get the growing hair back. You can deal with hair loss during pregnancy or after pregnancy and regrow hair after taking proper medication and suitable diet to have thicker hair.

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Cute Baby, Cute Laugh

Like Father, Like Daughter?

Adam Sandler and his little girl are too much alike! Isn't she so cute?

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Zaky Infant Pillow Is Just Creepy!

Are you thinking what I'm thinking? C R E E P Y! Just when you thought every baby product was out on the market, this appears! Zaky Infant Pillow could just be what you are looking for! Check out their slogan:
Zaky -- It's Like Leaving a Part of You With Your Baby
Ha-Ha! That is just ridiculous! I can't help but laugh! But this Zaky Infant Pillow isn't just a joke, serious thought was put into making this pillow most comfortable for babies. "The Zaky is an ergonomic infant pillow designed by a mom to mimic the size, weight, touch, and feel of her hand and forearm to help her baby with comfort, support, protection, and development. The Zaky can help calm your baby and help your baby sleep better through the night." If looking at these fake Mommy (Man-hands) aren't scary enough, they cost $39.95 per hand!

Monday, November 13, 2006

? OF THE WEEK: Would You Preselect Your Baby's Individual Traits?

A couple of weeks ago my question of the week was whether you would choose the sex of your baby, even if it was affordable and easily available. From the comments I recieved, I noticed that most of you would not mess with mother nature. I'm sure many of those Mothers who answered might feel the same way about this question of the week, or will they? ABC recently did a story, Babies of the Future, about choosing your baby's individual traits. Saying in 25 years parents will be able to hand pick the appearance and personality traits of their little adorable one. Is this good? (Click here to watch the ABC's report) In 2031 parents can choose hair color, eye color, intellectual traits, how athletic, and even talents. This may seem very absurd, but this could very much be the next reality. I can defintely see competition between parents and who's kid is more intelligent, attractive, and talented. Can't you? When ABC News asked Mothers about genetic modification, they showed resistence. The Mothers didn't agree on doing it. One Mother mentioned it took away the unexpected out of having a baby. One can certainly agree. But when they asked the Mothers about tinkering with genetic modification to avoid diseases, Mothers changed their opinion and agreed that could be necessary. Children of the future will have a huge advantage over children today, by becoming super resistent to diseases. All this brings up the question, "what does it mean to be human?" Especially if we can decide on personality traits, appearance, and one's health. My question to Mothers is would you preselect your baby's individual traits? This is including resistence to diseases! I know if I had the ability, I would choose the "healthier" embryo to help my child avoid terrible diseases, such as cancer, but I would not mess with their personality or appearance. I would like mother nature to do its part there.