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Sleep!

Sleep!

We are the proud owners of a new baby. Our new baby boy was born 8 pounds 11 and is now six months old. Dad had some time off with paternal leave but Mum is at home and we are lucky that our extended family […]

Child labour in India

Child labour in India

Childhood is the most precious and happening period of life that an individual goes through. But is it the same for all? However it may be very true for your kid but what about the child who has been cleaning the dishes at your place […]

Baby feeding schedules

Baby feeding schedules

Baby feeding schedules benefit new babies as well as new mothers and the entire family too. A well-fed baby is a happy and settled baby. Resting between feedings is extremely important if you are a new mom. It can seem hard or even impossible to develop any sort of schedule especially with newborns though. The trick is not to think of your babys feeding schedule as being the same as your own eating schedule. Never try to force a schedule on your baby. Instead, let your babys natural habits shape the schedule.

As your baby grows it will become easier and easier to create feeding, sleeping and then playtime schedules. Getting started can seem tough, but it is important to remain patient. Take the opportunity to get to know your baby and learn to communicate with him or her. Youll soon be able to tell when your baby is hungry, sleepy or needs changing.

If you choose to feed your baby formula it might be a little easier for you to create a schedule because the preparation involved often requires more schedule-like habits. If youre breastfeeding you will want to feed more often in order to improve your breastmilk supply as well as keep your baby happy and full. Breastfed babies often eat more smaller meals.

When To Feed

You never want to restrict your babys food and not feed them if theyre hungry. Nutrition is extremely important to development. Babies need more than three meals a day and feeding time is also an important time for parents to bond with their baby.

Take cues from your baby and feed him or her whenever they indicate that they are hungry at first. This doesnt seem like much of a schedule, but youll soon find that your baby will want to eat at fairly regular intervals. If you plan to breastfeed only then it is completely ok to feed your baby on demand and its also easy to do so. it can be harder to feed on demand with formula.

When youre just getting started there are a couple of rules of thumb to help you out breastfed babies generally need to eat every two hours, while formula-fed babies tend to be hungry every three to four hours. These rules arent set in stone and each baby is going to be different. These are good intervals to begin with though as you learn about and bond with your new baby.

How Much To Feed

A newborn baby needs to be fed small amounts often. Dont worry if your baby only wants to eat a little during one feeding or if they seem to want to eat a lot during another. Dont force your baby to eat more and give them more when they want more. While you are learning about your baby and starting to pick up on his or her cues, your baby is also learning how to survive. Eating is an important part of survival and your baby is eating to live.

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We need a preschool series

We need a preschool series

What is your childs growth value to you? Its a doubt families in Dane County ask as some spend over $1,000 a month on preschool. Wisconsin is ranked as one of a slightest affordable states in a nation when it comes to child caring costs. […]

child is father of the man

child is father of the man

The future of a community is in the well being of its children. The above fact is beautifully expressed by Wordsworth in his famous lines “child is father of the man”. So it becomes imperative for the health of a nation to protect its children […]

Googlemaps RISK?

Googlemaps RISK?

“ZenChi has created his latest Google Maps API project; The popular board game RISK on Google Maps! While Zen develops a human multi-player option in his next version, you can play a hot-seat game right now with others.”

I have no idea how to play RISK but I remember my brother spending days playing it with his mates, or maybe it just seemed like days to a very impatient person like me?


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child is father of the man

child is father of the man

The future of a community is in the well being of its children. The above fact is beautifully expressed by Wordsworth in his famous lines “child is father of the man”. So it becomes imperative for the health of a nation to protect its children from premature labor which is hazardous to their mental, physical, educational and spiritual development needs. It is urgently required to save children from the murderous clutches of social injustice and educational deprivation, and ensure that they are given opportunities for healthy, normal and happy growth.

The venerable Indian poet Rabindranth Tagore has said time and again, that every country is absolutely bound by its duty to provide free primary education to its children. It is important to remember that industrialization can afford to wait but youth cannot be captured for long. It is imperative that the basic tenet made in article 24 of the Indian constitution prohibiting the employment of any child below fourteen years of age, in a factory, mine or any other hazardous employment be stopped – be adhered to. There should be no ambiguity in ensuring the right of every child to free basic education and the promise of the constitution should be fully implemented in the here and now.

Projects related with human resource development, dedicated to the child welfare issues must be given top priority by the central and state governments to stop the menace of child labor. Child labor laws need to be strictly implemented at the central and state levels. Corruption and negligence in child labor offices and employee circles should be dealt with very strictly by the judiciary and the police force.

The development needs of growing children can only be provided for, by stopping the onerous practice of child labor in organized and non organized sectors with utmost sincerity. This is the only way a nation can train its children to be wholesome future citizens, who are happy and prosperous. The provision of equal and proper opportunities for the educational needs of growing children in accordance with constitutional directives will go a long way in stopping the evil practice of child labor. Resource: ngo india

Concerned about the future of its children India has implemented a country- wide ban recently, on children below fourteen working in the hospitality sector and as domestics. It is intended that those who are found to violate the law will be fined with 430 dollars and sent into rigorous imprisonment for two years. Children in India are not allowed to work in mines, factories and other hazardous jobs already.

Two more professions have been added in a list of fifty seven occupations which were considered hazardous for a child’s development needs in the ‘child labor act’ passed in 1986. Childs rights activists are waxing eloquent in high pitched voices about the absolute importance of stopping child labor. But legislation in this regard is just like an intention. It is more important to take development measures to ensure its practical application by eliminating the reasons of child labor from our society.

The reasons giving birth to child labor are poverty, illiteracy, scarcity of schools, ignorance, socially regressive practices, blind customs and traditions, migration and last but not the least corruption amongst employees and government labor organizations. People should not be able to get away with employing and exploiting children.