Baby massage: A Cure for ColicWritten by Lucy Curran
Colic hurts. Any parent who has an affected child will know that there is almost no pain like it – physical and vocal response to problem can be highly tiring and its very difficult to stand by and cope as a parent. It’s often tough to ask – what hell is going on inside my baby?! When problem arises, as it’s so common and many health visitors expect parents to be aware of nature of affliction and how to deal with it. The fact is: NOBODY knows what colic is, it was thought for a time to be a intestinal problem, and related to trapped wind, but only thing that even medical profession know about cause of such pain is that is causes up to three hours of crying a day, for more than three or four days a week. Your baby isn’t alone either: 20% of children, males and females, suffer colic as infants; usually when they are but a few months old. Apart from application of gripewater: a, shall we say, interestingly flavoured product; there was for many, many years no cure for this elusive problem…. Until now… Many parents instinctively rub their children when they are in pain. We all know that, just as we need to massage our limbs when we get cramp, they need physical stimulation so that blood flow and wind movements can be righted. Baby massage allows for intense and structured contact with colic afflicted babies – and has been accredited to dissolution problem completely. Flowing from head to toes, this specialist form of massage sees babies have full, much needed skin to skin contact with their caregiver; a soothing prospect for those suffering pain. A particularly encouraged technique for parents of colicky babies is stomach massage, which sees masseuse rub babies belly in a gentle, circular motion beneath rib cage, an action that encourages correct movement of digested food through body.
Porch Swing Places: Where to Put Your Porch SwingWritten by Kevin Snook
So you've purchased a Porch Swing (or are about to) and you plan to hang it on Porch? Not so fast!
Where you install your Porch Swing is as much a function of need you are trying to satisfy as tradition and practicality. If nostalgia is your motivator, then porch may well be best place for your Patio Swing. But if you want a "Swing with a View", you might want to consider other options. And what about privacy and solitude? If these are your deciding factors, then you might consider a more secluded area. Finally, if romance is your #1 concern, then immediate surroundings will factor into decision of where to put your Porch Swing.
If you bought your Porch Swing because you long for good old days, then porch is probably best place for your swing. It is after all where your memories probably happened. Perhaps you have cherished memories of swinging with Grandma on hot summer days trying to catch a breeze. Or maybe you fell in love as a teenager on your parent's swing. Whatever your memories, to capture right "feeling", you'll probably want to hang your swing on porch.
But if your primary concern is have a great view to enjoy, then you may want to consider some less traditional places to hang your Porch Swing. If, for example, you live on seaside with a great view of ocean and passing ships, you may want to build a support to position your swing to face all action. Or if you love a gorgeous sunset, then being able to see it from your swing may be important to you and this will help you decide on perfect spot.