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20th World Breastfeeding Week

  August marks breastfeeding month. Aug 1-7 is 20th World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) with the theme “Understanding the Past – Planning the Future: Celebrating 10 years of WHO/UNICEF’s Global Strategy for Infant and Young Child Feeding.”     UAE on the other hand celebrates WBW in November each year as decided by the Ministry of Health. I don’t have any information of any activities happening on November just yet, I will surely write about it once I get some information. What I can share with you is the wonderful helpful and supportive group here in UAE – Breastfeeding Q&A Dubai UAE. “A non-profit Dubai base support group to help mothers to breastfeed through mother to mother support. The admin are volunteers trained in breastfeeding management and support.” If you are in the UAE and would like to know more about breastfeeding and want to have a support group away from home click on the link above. Plenty of moms will be available to answer your questions or just listen to your worries.   To end this post I’m sharing …

Sponsored Video: Domestos for UNICEF

      As parents we work hard to be able to provide our children with a safe and clean environment. Safe and Clean! A community free of violence. A community with abundance of food. A community with access to electricity. A community with access to clean water. A community with proper sanitation.  A community knowledgeable of proper hygiene. Unfortunately this are also some of the things that we take for granted. What is sanitation? Sanitation is the hygienic means of promoting health through prevention of human contact with the hazards of wastes. What is proper hygiene? Hygiene refers to the practice of cleanliness and also refers to the preservation of health. Did you know that an estimated 2.5 billion people around the world who do not have access to basic sanitation. Sadly most of them are children.   Domestos and the Unilever Foundation have joined forces with UNICEF to help improve access to basic sanitation for hundereds of thousands of people by supporting UNICEF’s Community Approaches to Total Sanitation (CATS) programme. The CATS programme …

Baby Bump Update: 36 Weeks & countdown begins

  As I’ve said on the previous post we are now doing a scheduled C-Section on the 26th of June. That’s exactly 14 days from now.   I’m moving slow as a turtle this days and occasionally experience nausea and migraines but of course I still have active days where I get a lot of things done in the house. I’ve had the urge to scrub every knob and corner of our flat, it’s I think what they call nesting.   Our (baby and I) hospital bag is ready, prepared it weeks ago but I have to repack again after reading some tips on packing a practical hospital bag. I’ll share it here soon.   Breads yes bread, I’ve been craving for home baked ones and since most of my mom-friends aren’t fond of making one I decided to make some for us. Last week I made Sticky Cinnamon Rolls from the FoodNetwork website and oh boy was it yummy! You can get the recipe here.   V has been really clingy, he kept on …

Planning Vierte’s Room

Vierte’s birthday will be in a couple months, when he reached 3 years old last year Bana and I had been discussing to buy V his own bed and hopefully when we get to move to a two bedroom flat, his very own room. Before I gave birth to Vierte we have prepared a baby nursery corner for him inside our bedroom with the intention for him to sleep on his crib. Bana was not with me when I gave birth he was working overseas at Qatar that’s why we decided that I continue staying with my Auntie.  On our first night back home I let Vierte sleep on his crib, but oh my I was restless and kept checking on him plus I was breastfeeding too. After a week with no proper sleep for us I decided to let him sleep beside me, easier for me to check that his breathing (paranoid after reading about SIDs) and nurse him. Aside from planning V’s room we also have to consider the possibility of sharing the …