What to Expect at the Nuffnang Friso Gold Family Day Out?
And lastly, we are going to have a sharing session among the parent bloggers, this is when you can share your experience and exchange tips on parenting!
Did we mention that lunch will be fully provided? ;)
How do I get an Invite to the Event?
Simple! See the Picture Upload function ? Come up with a design of your own to show how your kids fight off the bacterias and germs! Then put up a blog entry with the theme "Curious kids need to be tough inside" and tell us how you can help increase your child’s immune system
. Then submit your entry via the form below.
The most interesting 80 entries will be given a family invite (for 2
adults and 2 children) to attend the Nuffnang Friso Gold Family Day Out.
And the blogger with the best entry would be walking away with a 3 Days 2 Nights holiday package for a family of 4 to Disneyland Hong Kong!
Not to forget RM100 Toys ‘R’ Us vouchers to be given aw
ay to the 10 blog entries with the most effort.
Why I named it as ABQARI Step? Of course it is the name of my beloved son. By the way, in Arabic literacy, ABQARI could be means as genius, brilliance, intelligence, smarts, outstanding ability and curiosity. The curiosity and the kids or infants are always bonded. Active kids with high curiosity are always being a victorious. Let me show you how I help my curious son to be tough inside using A.B.Q.A.R.I method:
A – Allow The Curiosity – It’s Time To Explore!
Exploring also gives him a chance to work on important motor skills. Whether it's kicking a ball or climbing stairs, he can persist until he get it right. Doing so not only adds skills, it boosts his sense of confidence and competence. In other words, he begin to think: "I can do it!"
Letting my little Abqari explore is one way to see that he get enough daily ph ysical activity. Exploring fits well in that free-play category below. For kids 12- to 36-months-old, current guidelines from the National Association for Sports & Physical Education (NASPE) recommend:
at least 30 minutes of structured physical activity (adult-led)
My Ideas For Exploring:
Inside- Practically during this ‘Tengkujuh’ season
Mirror, mirror -
Climbing mount staircase -
Outside Exploring - Enjoying The Nature!
B – Balance Diet
Milk is an important part of a toddler's diet because it provides calcium and vitamin D, which help build strong bones. Kids under age 2 should drink whole milk for the dietary fats needed for normal growth and brain development. I’ve decided to breastfeed my son before, but after confinement I’m failed to do so. I’m so disappointed and choose formula milk such Dutch Lady Step 1 & 2 followed by Dutch Lady 1,2,3 till now and will convert to Friso Gold then as he grows.
Q – Quality Time Sleep
My little Abqari requires about 10-13 hours of sleep a day. Whether all these hours are slept at night or split up between nighttime sleeping and daytime naps is up to his demand.
What I have aware most is not to put any extra-large soft toys or stuffed animals in the crib, and look out for items with ties or strings that could wind up around his neck. Also, be on constant lookout for nearby objects my little Abqari might be able to reach from a standing position in the crib: curtains, window blind pulls, pictures, or wall hangings are all possibilities.
A – Away Off Poisonous Foods and MedicationsMy little Abqari are curious and like to put things in his mouth. As a parents, therefore, must keep medicines, cleaning products, pesticides, antifreeze, cosmetics and other dangerous substances out of reach. I used to follow The American Academy of Pediatrics and other safety experts recommend that parents take the following steps to poison-proof their homes:
*Store medicines, cleaners and other dangerous products in a locked cabinet, preferably out of sight and reach of children.
*If I must store items under the sink, use safety latches that lock every time you close the cabinet.
*Buy and keep all medicines in containers with safety caps. Keep in mind these caps are child-resistant, not child-proof.
*I Do not let my little Abqari watch me take medicine because he may try to copy me.
*Check the label every time I give medicine to make sure I'm giving the right medication and doses. Mistakes are common in the middle of the night, so I always turn on a light.
*Store products in their original containers. I never put poisonous products in containers that were used for food, especially empty drink bottles, cans or cups.
*To dispose of medications, I've checked instructions on the drug label to see if they can be flushed down the toilet or poured down the drain. If not, take the medication out of the original container and mix with coffee grounds, kitty litter or any other unappetizing substance to prevent children from eating the medication. Place mixture in a sealable bag or disposable container with lid; be sure any personal information is concealed; then drop the item in the trash, along with the empty drug containers.
*If I find my little Abqari near an open or empty container of a nonfood item, I get him away from the product. If he has some of it in his mouth, i'll make him spit it out or remove it with fingers. Then take him to a doctor and bring the container and anything removed from the child’s mouth to help determine what kind of treatment the child needs.
Foods to Avoid
R – Routine Vaccination Scheduled By Malaysian Government
My Little Abqari have been vaccines all these compulsory schedule:
2 months: # Hepatitis B # DTP (diphtheria ,tetanus & pertusis) #Hib (Haemophilus influenza type b) # Polio
3 months : # DTP # Polio # Hib # Hepatitis B
5 months: #DTP # Hib # DTP # Polio
12 months: # MMR (measles ,mumps,rubella)
18months: # Polio # DTP.
I – Increase Immunity From InvadersThere are tiny invaders thriving in our environment. Though not visible through the naked eye, they are everywhere – from the surfaces that we touch, to the air we breathe, and the food that we eat. These invaders, generically known as germs (viruses, bacteria, microbes, and parasites), look for every opportunity to invade the body and reproduce, as the body is an ideal environment for the propagation of these germs. When germs manage to get inside the body, they cause infections.
First line of defence
Second line reinforcements
Through encounters with foreign substances, acquired immunity learns the best way to attack each pathogen, eliminate them from the body and develops a memory for that pathogen. In the event of a subsequent attack, the immune system will be able to respond more rapidly and effectively, providing better protection.
Generally, the most important components of acquired immunity are:
*Memory T and B cells*
The immune system works in concert with every system in the body. When it works, your child will be able to develop to his maximum potential, but when it malfunctions, terrible things will happen. Understanding your child’s immune system is crucial, as it can provide good indication of your child’s well-being and also guide you to help you maintain your child’s immune system at its optimal best.