2 Surprises From Kitkit

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My dad used to say this to me when I was young and now I say it to my kids too.
“If you are able to do a task on your own, do it and not depend on others.”

Kitkit wanted to wear a particular pair of shorts.
But it was still hanging on the bamboo.
There were many other shorts available, but he insisted on wearing that particular pair.

I was on the phone and I showed him my palm, telling him to wait for me to end the call first.
When I was off the line, I was pleasantly surprised to see Kitkit helping to keep the other clothes too, even though he had successfully brought down his own pair of shorts.

Well, he could have just take down his pair of shorts and leave the rest of the clothes on the bamboo.
But he did not.
He HELPED!!!

1st Surprise – He chose to bring down his shorts from the bamboo on his own and not depend on me.
2nd Surprise – He volunteered to keep the rest of the laundry and not being a self-centered boy.
Hooray!

Three Cheers for my 10 year old!
*clap clap clap*

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Stop Your Baby From Crying Like a Remote Control

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SERIOUSLY!
If I had knew about these tactics when Kitkit was born, I would not have looked like a mad woman everyday with hair flying all over during the first few months! *Aarrghhh*

 
Neither would I (or Kitkit’s cries) have kept my neighbours awake because of my inability to stop Kitkit from crying, so much so that my neighbours had to hunt for the household that has a screaming baby every night, by walking to the doors of every house and putting their ears near each door to detect the source of the cries…..I wrote that embarrassing event in this blog in 2008……
If you are looking for a laugh to make your day feel better, you just might want to pop over there and read “My Biggest Embarassment as A Parent.”

 
Thus, to prevent any first time parent from having the same traumatic experience as me.
I decided to share this video which shows how to stop a baby from crying just like how you would change the TV channel like a remote control.

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Bear in mind that these calming reflexes are just like the knee reflex. If you hit your knee at the wrong spot, or just 1 inch away from the correct spot, the knee will have no response. Similarly, these calming reflex, 5S, only works when they are  done correctly.

  1. Swaddling
  2. Side or Stomach Position
  3. Shushing
  4. Swinging Movement
  5. Sucking

Hope this will help lots of New Parents out there!

Cheers!

 

Stop Your Baby From Crying Like a Remote Control

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