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How to wean a toddler from bottle feeding

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Bottle feeding a baby is a time-consuming and stressful task. You must monitor your milk production, your baby's feeding schedule, and other factors. Once you start weaning your toddler from the bottle, it can be equally as stressful—but for very different reasons! Some mothers feel bad about denying their toddlers something they adore so much, while others worry that if a bottle isn't around at all times, their children won't get enough food or liquids. What if, then, I could prove to you that things don't have to be this way? That there are actually ways to help you through the process? Be consistent While consistency is important for all aspects of parenting, it's especially important when weaning a toddler from bottle feeding. While your child may be ready to make the transition, she might not want to let go of her beloved bottle—and that's okay! Be patient and don't give up hope if it takes your child a few days or weeks to adjust. The easiest

Key Considerations when Deciding Whether Your Child is Ready for Contact Lenses

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Children are as self-conscious about their glasses as teenagers; more so, in fact. Glasses can subdue the liveliest of kids. Children do see the alternatives advertised – contact lenses. It’s no wonder that they long for contacts. Are they ready for it, though? Emotionally, yes The first day they go to school with their glasses on, children are often so embarrassed, they wish they could disappear. That’s how ill at ease they are. Their friends add to their torment with their unrelenting teasing. When they do forget for a while that they have their glasses on, their obstructed peripheral vision teases them into remembering their sad lot. They sure are ready to be rid of these tormentors that sit right on their noses. Maturity-wise, no Children are so given to living in the moment that it is often impossible for them to remember all the safety measures that they need to adopt when they use contacts. Disinfecting their lenses properly, remembering to take them off bef

How to look after contact lenses

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Contact lenses are a godsend for anyone who ever needed their vision correcting but felt that there wasn’t a pair of glasses they wanted to wear – but they need to be looked after correctly, otherwise you’ll wish you’d simply taken the easier option. Cleaning and disinfecting contact lenses is a crucial part of their use – here are some tips on how to do it properly, efficiently and safely. 1. It’s not just about the cleaning and disinfecting of contact lenses when they’re not in use; you need to ensure that your hands, when applying them, have been thoroughly washed using soap or another disinfectant, and then towelled dry. You don’t want bacteria or residues from your cleaning products to linger on your hands and then be transferred, via contact lenses, to your eyes.