Child Obesity and DietWritten by Margaret Tye
This article is looking at child obesity as result of poor diet. Medical conditions resulting in child obesity, or physical appearance of obesity, are issues to be discussed with your physician and beyond scope of this article.
If you are concerned about your child possibly being overweight then you need to decide whether excess weight is part of a growth pattern, that may change over time, or whether there is a weight problem. Your doctor will advise you on this. Child obesity can result in an increase in health problems. Don't be embarrassed about seeking help, your doctor would rather treat child obesity or teen obesity now, than diabetes or heart disease later.
Statistics show that level of child obesity in America is amongst highest in world, and a major cause is a diet of fast food, or food that is high in fat or sugar. Most children, with a change in diet and an increase in exercise, should see an improvement.
Look at diet of your child. Is it mainly takeaways and processed food? These often contain high levels of fat, sugar and salt and should be cut back. Snacking is a bad habit, think of calories in a candy bar! Fizzy drinks can also pile on weight, when pure water is what body really needs.
Every parent should try to implement 5 A Day program. At first it may seem difficult to serve five portions of fruit and vegetables, never mind persuading your child to eat them, but if you study a list of suitable foods it is surprising how varied a diet you can provide. A glass of orange juice at breakfast, a banana mid- morning, beans or salad for lunch, fresh or frozen vegetables with dinner, dried fruit as a snack, list is endless once you start looking. Having found right food, next problem is persuading your child to eat it . Try making small changes gradually altering eating habits of whole family. Unless a child is very overweight, maintaining present weight without increasing it and letting child grow to absorb excess fat, is better than dramatic dieting. Ask your doctor about this as he can make a decision based on your child's age and weight.
Baby Room Decor Tips & HintsWritten by Randy Wilson
When you plan for a baby room decor, best thing would be to give attention to detail. Choose one which would look eye catching to your guests, pleasing to you and comfortable to baby. A well lit room could be beautiful provided it does not affect or strain baby’s eyes.
Moving on first to baby furniture…. Baby furniture consists of items which could make baby sleep and eat comfortably. An ideal, comfortable crib (which could give it sound sleep), high chairs, night stands (to store baby items in one place), and changing tables make up a furniture set for baby.
The most important item in furniture and of course baby room decor is crib. The crib has to be strong and durable, from a reputed company. It should be free from rough edges or unnecessary protrusions. The paint should not be lead based. Make sure that there are no decorative items which could hurt its head, back or limbs. There are cribs which have a one sided or two sided openings. You will also find cribs which are convertible and portable ones. There are cribs which look like cradles with a gentle rocking motion making your baby have a hearty sleep. The baby room decor should ideally have color combinations and schemes which could complement or blend with furniture. The paint should be non toxic. Also spare a thought to get good carpets and interesting wallpapers. You can go for vibrant and vivid wallpapers or you could even choose wallpapers which could fancy your baby’s eyes like cartoon characters or animations.
To make a baby room decor is a job of pride for every parent. It is like giving best place in your home for your baby. Not only that, you are decorating it for your baby making it look special and lovely in best manner possible. If you do not want temporary wall paper which you might have to discard later because your baby might fancy something new sooner or later, you could apply solid color on walls.