A little girl is sugar and spice and everything nice - especially when she's taking a nap

Creative play is like a spring that bubbles up from deep within a child

Holding a newborn baby is such a wonderful feeling eventhough it's for the third time

There are no seven wonders of the world in the eyes of a child. There are seven million

The sweetest flowers in all the world - A baby's hands

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Madagascar 2

Amin really like the song.. but, we (me n hubby) think that it's not so healthy for him to listen to the song everyday. He kept asking us to play the song while he'll dance unstoppable, turning round n round, move his leg up n down. we're so surprise with his capabilities in doing all that. thus, Madagascar's song is banned!

Etiqa Takaful

P/s: Proud to be Etiqa's Family Member.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Amin in Mami Baby!!

Amin is in Mami Baby Nov 08! I received a letter from Mami Baby team on Monday saying that Amin won the 'Makanan Pejal Pertama Si Manja' contest. I was so surprised and excited. I've been sending Amin's pics to enter all the contests issued from this magazine. I've never expected that Amin will won one.. haven't had chance to pick up the prize yet.. will post the pic once we collect it.
Thought of collecting it yesterday, but i've been so anxious till i've overlooked the date n time set by the magazine to collect it. The prize collection day is only on monday, wednesday and saturday. Thus, instead of went to the magazine's office we went to Mid Valley to have our lunch. passing by a magazine store, i'm looking for mami baby magazine and there it is amin's pic with his ice cream :) since i'm subscribing the magazine, i decided to wait for the magazine reached our home. and yes! it arrives today.. this is amin's pic.. taken by my hubby in our car in alamanda's car park.

Breastfeeding leads to better-behaved kids, study says

Wed, Oct 29, 2008 (Reuters Health) — Breastfeeding may have a positive influence on behavior in early childhood, according to results of a study presented Wednesday at the American Public Health Association's annual meeting in San Diego.

In the study, parents of 1- to 5-year-old children who were breastfed as infants were 15 percent less likely to report concern for the child's behavior than parents of kids who were not breastfed.
In addition, breastfed children were 37 percent less likely to have doctor-diagnosed behavior or conduct problems or to have received mental health care.

The findings -- based on more than 100,000 interviews with parents or guardians on the health of their children conducted as part of the 2003 National Survey of Children's Health -- also support studies that have showed that breastfeeding enhances intellectual ability in children.

Specifically, parents of breastfed children were 23 percent less apt to report concern about their child's ability to learn, according to study presenter and lead researcher Dr. Katherine Hobbs Knutson from Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston.

"Although correlations between breastfeeding and childhood cognition are well supported by research, our findings provide new evidence for a lesser understood issue of whether breastfeeding may also influence childhood emotional development," Knutson told Reuters Health.

"Our research is promising, indicating that human milk may be protective against childhood behavioral disorders," she concluded.

Megan Rauscher


p/s: YES! Amin is still breasfeeding exclusively.