Blogging with my daugther on my lap about cool and contoversial things happening in kids and parents lifes and spice it up with some shopping happenings from Cool Junior

Thursday, 30 April 2009

Word’s out! The tag season has started!

by Andreea Lofgren

Word’s out! It’s tag season time! There are some rules of the meme though: respond and rework. Answer questions on your own blog. Replace one question and add another. Tag other bloggers.

Let’s start:

1. What are your current obsessions?
My Cool Junior Space blog, lots of crunches (good for your abs) and fixing my house

2. Which item from your wardrobe do you wear most often?
My Diesel washed out jeans!

3. What was your favourite childhood meal?
chicken soup

4. Last thing you bought?
diapers for my 10 months daughter

5. What are you listening to?
The soundtrack from Les Miserables (Absolutely great!)

6. If you were a god/goddess who would you be?
Athena- she was a warrior and I could get a leading role in a whole bunch of great myths like the Odyssey

7. Favourite holiday spots?
anywhere in France, Rome, Cabo Verde

8. Reading right now?
nothing, shame on me!

9. Four words to describe yourself.
Tired. Blond-hared.Tenacious.

10. Guilty pleasure?
Milk chocolate.

11. Who or what makes you laugh until you’re weak?
My baby daughter. She’s 10 months and very funny…love her to bits!

12. Spring thing that you hate to do?
working in my garden. Need a Gardner pronto!

13. Planning to travel to next?
Florence or Paris. Don’t know yet which one!

14. Best thing you ate or drank lately?
An Amarone whine with my husband. So, goood…mmm

15. When did you last get tipsy?
last week-end.

16. Favourite ever film?
Gone with the wind

17. Care to share some wisdom?
still accumulating

18. Song you can't get out of your head?
Jump by Madonna

19. One thing you'd really like to do this year?

jump with a parachute and go sailing

20. What was you last romantic thing you did with your husband/partner?

soft dancing in our house in the middle of the day

The next ones are:

Eco Child's Play

5 Minutes For Mom

Cool Mom Picks

Wednesday, 22 April 2009


by Andreea Lofgren

Sleeping is one of the priorities of new parents. How much should the baby sleep? How often are they wakening up during night?

In my opinion the key night time sleep is the daytime sleep and absolutely vital for both, is the darkness. To teach your baby the difference between the time asleep and time awake is to make sure from his early days that he is put to sleep in a dark room for all his naps. The substance that stimulates sleep is called melatonin and is produced by the pineal gland. This hormone is stimulated by darkness and prepares the body for sleep.

After 45 minutes, all babies come into a light sleep, so even the smallest amount of light can affect their sleep.

Here are the most common reasons why babies don’t sleep:

- hunger

- not feeding enough (in early days a baby may need 25 minutes at each breast for a normal feed)

- sleeping too much during day

- not sleeping enough during day that will make them overtired

- overstimulation – they need downtime before sleep

- waking themselves up (babies up to six week have a strong Moro reflex, so you should tuck them in firmly when putting them to sleep)

- getting cold

- wrong sleep associations

- outside disturbance