Kids

Tips to Protect Your Little Ones from the Sun

When summer starts, it’s only natural for kids to go out to play under the stinging rays of the sun. And since our kids are more vulnerable to the sun’s harmful rays than us, here are some precautions to take before they run free in the beautiful sunny outdoors.

First, your kids need sunblock not sunscreen, as the latter contains one too many chemicals for their age. In fact, sunblock should be used for your kids until they reach the age of 5 if not more.

Besides that, your 6-month old should not be left outdoors with uncovered legs and arms. So if it’s really necessary to go outside, make sure to dress your kid in long-sleeves and pants in order to protect them from UV rays. With this in mind, you can opt for clothing and hats with UV protection especially if you’re about to spend a lot of time outside.

Last but not least, make sure to provide your little ones with a lot of fluids while they’re spending their time in the sun. This will definitely protect them from getting dehydrated and keep them refreshed.

Now that we have provided you with some useful tips, we want to wish you a happy summer!

 

Article Written by Mirella Haddad

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Beach Fun – 5 Activities Your Kids Would Enjoy

School is over and your kids have become frequent visitors of the beach. Their visits are now a daily routine to enjoy the sun with their friends and have some fun. So, it’s your turn to play the superhero and guide them through some activities that bring out their sense of competition.

Want some ideas? Here are a few that will make this task easier on you! Keep in mind that competitions bring out the best in your children while teaching them to have a sense of sportsmanship.

  • Organize a castle building competition. Playing with sand is already a great pleasure for your kids and one could only imagine how enjoyable it would be for them to compete for building the most beautiful sand castle.
  • If your kids were old enough, encourage them to be adventurous and avoid being the kind of moms who transfer their fears to their children. Snorkeling, diving or even learning how to swim without floats can be some of their great pleasures!
  • If you feel that your little ones spend a lot of screen time at home, it’s good to take advantage of this beach trip to allow them to grow some muscle. Explain to them that tablets are for indoors and beach trips are for more exciting and fun activities. Hit the beach and take a walk on the sand with them as this will be a great exercise for their legs.
  • Back to the concept of competitions! Let them participate in a swimming competition in the pool with their friends, after which the winner gets a small reward. It’s all about the incentive!
  • Kids love jumping in the pool and watching the water splash everywhere, so why don’t you hire a professional to teach them how to jump in creative ways and watch them impress their friends.

 

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Style Your Child the Easy Way

Cover Photo Courtesy of Instagram.com/Fashionkids

Probably one of the hardest tasks a mother can do is dress her kids in the morning. After all, not only does she have to face a more-than-probable tantrum, but she also has to actually get them to wear the clothes. Consider it a rite of passage to motherhood or consider what you may, it’s an inevitable fact that children are way more difficult to dress than anyone else. 

But it’s also an inevitable fact that kids fashion has come a long way. I’m sure that you’ve come across several Instagram pages where mothers dress up their daughters with the same outfit, along with the hashtag #MiniMe. If you haven’t, then you must have noticed that kids nowadays are a lot more stylish than they used to be. Parents play a huge role in this part, as they infuse a touch of their already-existing fashion sense into their children – which is completely normal as long as it does not cross boundaries. And so, with all that in mind, how will you style your child this season? Below, we share some tips and tricks to get the warm season kick-started!

  1. Contrary to adults, dressing children should never privilege style over comfort. If it’s not comfy enough, then abort mission. Your kids should be able to play, jump and act like kids in their clothes. And if their outfit gets in the way of them simply being kids, then that’s a clear sign of a no-no outfit.
  2. Always dress for the weather. Kids are more vulnerable to weather changes than adults, therefore, although said outfit might look cute at the moment of inception, it might not protect your children from a potential breeze, or from an unexpected shower. Even if they don’t want to, this issue in particular should not be their choice.
  3. Choose the appropriate attire for their age and make sure you don’t implement any premature options on them – i.e., no makeup, perhaps no sequins and so on. There are some styles that are probably a bit too old for them and they should enjoy their age as much as possible.
  4. If you don’t know the dress code of an event, it’s better to underdress them than to overdress them.
  5. Finally, let them have some input into their clothing options. When they feel like they’re free to choose their clothes, they’ll be less resistant to your options as well.

 

Article Written by Cindy Menassa

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What About Some Warm Weather Fun with the Kids?

When the sun shines, we, as adults, are so happy and excited to go back to our summer activities, so just imagine how your kids will feel. They have been studying all year long and the least you can do for them is treat them to some outdoor fun. With temperatures rising, you have to let them enjoy the beautiful weather before it gets too hot. With this in mind, we have come up with a list of activities that will definitely make this season as enjoyable as it could be.

  • While the temperature is still bearable, the first activity that comes to mind is a hiking trip in nature, or a day spent in the desert. So don’t forget to prepare some snacks, just in case the kids get hungry!
  • The second idea would be to let your kids enjoy the outdoor space of your house. But before they do so, make sure they are wearing some old clothes because it can get really messy out there.
  • If your outdoor is big enough, bring some old sheets, ropes and wood batons and help your kid learn how to build a tent to which they can invite their friends.
  • Since the summer is not in full swing yet, you can always find some time where it’s a bit windy; so take this opportunity to take your kids to the beach and let them fly some kites. Believe us, this will definitely trigger their sense of exploration, so prepare yourself for some questions!
  • If you feel like your children like to cook, let them enjoy preparing some homemade ice cream, sorbets or popsicles with their favorite fruits. This will allow them to enjoy a healthy, refreshing snack.
  • Biking, roller-skating and playing football are always options that allow your children to have fun and enjoy the nice weather and the sun.

Article Written by Mirella Haddad

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Let Your Little Princess Borrow Your Studs

Photo Courtesy of Instagram.com/fashionkids

Every woman loves jewelry and as a jewelry lover yourself, you won’t be in shock when your little daughter comes to you to ask for a pair of earrings to wear. In fact, every girl sees in her mother a role model and does all that it takes to look just like her. This shouldn’t worry you but to the contrary, it must make you the happiest and proudest mama on earth!

If you were wishing to make your daughter’s dream come true by treating her to a few jewelry pieces, the task might be a hassle because we all know how difficult it is to find jewelry especially designed for kids. Therefore, letting her borrow some pieces from your own jewelry box will definitely make her the most joyful little girl in the world.

But this dictates a few important rules that we will tell you about. First, you should take into consideration that the earrings should be studs or small hoops that won’t hurt her tiny ears. Second, limit her choices to the simplest pieces in your jewelry box in order to avoid her looking like a little woman – at the end of the day, her age should be the main factor affecting the choice and this what will make her look like a chic little princess.

Want some inspiration? Check out below our edit of the simplest ear studs out there.

For more kids jewelry love, read our feature “Pieces Your Girl Can Borrow From Your Jewelry Box”.

Article Written by Mirella Haddad

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It’s Time for a Nice Tech Treat

Kano, Harry Potter Coding Kit
Photo Courtesy of Kano.me
Circuit Scribe, Drone Builder Kit
Photo Courtesy of Circuitscribe.com
Amazon, Fire HD8 Kids Edition
Photo Courtesy of Amazon.com
Makeblock, Neuron Explorer Kit
Photo Courtesy of Apple.com
3Doodler Start Super Mega 3D Printing Pen Set
Photo Courtesy of The3doodler.com
 
 
LittleBits, Avengers Hero Inventor Kit
Photo Courtesy of Littlebits.com
Spin Master Boxer
Photo Courtesy of Spinmaster.com
Shifu Orboot
Photo Courtesy of Amazon.com

When your kids behave, you do everything that makes them happy and the thing that fills them with joy the most is offering them gifts that make them the coolest among their friends. Since we’ve already provided them with a list of books to choose from in order to improve their linguistic skills, it’s time for a small tech treat.

Of course, when getting your child the perfect smart toy, you should take into consideration the age indicated on the box, as this will give you an idea about how this little angel will react to this gift and how much will he/she like it. With this in mind, you should put a lot of thought into this and treat him/her to a piece that will make you his/her superhero.

With the world of technology reaching new levels of creativity, finding the perfect tech gift for a child has become such a hard task, so we’ve taken it upon ourselves to make a list of the best smart toys out there. Check it out and choose the one that is ideal for your kid’s interests.

 

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Cool Trousers for Boys

Zadig & Voltaire
Via Melijoe.com
 
Hackett
Via Children’s Salon
 
Ralph Lauren
Via Alexandalexa.com
 
The Animal’s Observatory
Via Melijoe.com
 
Burberry
Via Children’s Salon
 
Petit Bateau
Via Alexandalexa.com
 
Kenzo Kids
Via Children’s Salon
 
Catmini
Via Melijoe.com

They’re active, they’re dynamic, they want to have fun and most of all, they’re boys. So yeah, basically, they’re going to soil their trousers whether you like it or not. And yes, motherhood is a difficult job (perhaps the hardest, especially if your kids are borderline stubborn and raise hell every time they have to get dressed. But the thing is, you’ll never be completely satisfied unless you dress them with the same drive you would dress yourself – i.e., with style and confidence.

That said, kids – and especially boys – have little to no patience when it comes to fashion choices. And if you really think about it, it’s not the worst thing in the world considering the amount of stress you’ll be relieving yourself from. The trick here is to find the trousers that best suit your kid’s personality and everyday choices, so as to keep him in his comfort zone. In fact, you don’t always have to go for denim jeans; you can also dress them up really smart with a pair of gorgeous chinos or cargo pants.

And so, we’ve scoured 8 unique trousers that will surely score you some mom points.

 

Article Written by Cindy Menassa

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