Childhood amnesia

Childhood amnesia: is it possible to lose childhood memories?

Most of us know what amnesia is, but most of our ideas about it come from fiction and have little basis in reality. In soap operas, for example, a character may lose memories of her, usually due to some trauma or brain injury, only to suddenly regain them when triggered by another person or event. It turns out that this scenario is unrealistic and unlikely to occur, especially when it comes to childhood memories. Continue Reading

baby carriers safe for newborns

Are baby carriers safe for newborns?

Are baby carriers safe for newborns? This is a question that many new parents have. The answer is yes, baby carriers are safe for newborns, as long as you use them correctly. In this blog post, we will discuss the benefits of using a baby carrier for your newborn and how to use one safely. We will also provide some tips on how to choose the right baby carrier for your needs.

What is a baby carrier?

Baby carriers are used to carry your baby in different positions. Newborns especially benefit from wearing a baby carrier because it can help them feel comfortable and safe while allowing their parents to get things done around the house. Baby carriers come in many shapes and sizes, but they all provide you with ways of carrying your baby. You can read the rocker vs swing post to find out which is best for your baby beside the carrier.

Are baby carriers safe for newborns?

Yes, baby carriers are safe for newborns as long as you use them correctly. When choosing a baby carrier, be sure to look for one that is designed for newborns. It should be soft and comfortable, and it should fit your baby securely. Always read the manufacturer’s instructions before using a baby carrier to ensure that you are using it correctly.

Types of baby carrier

There are three main types of baby carriers: soft structured carriers, wrap carriers, and sling carriers. Each one has its own unique benefits and drawbacks.

Soft structured carriers are the most popular type of baby carrier. They are made of sturdy fabric and have buckles and straps to keep your baby secure. They are easy to use and comfortable for both you and your baby. Soft structured carriers can be worn on the front or back, which gives parents the ability to multitask as they keep their infant close.

There are several different types of soft-structured carriers, including ones that hold infants as well as those that work only with older children. The main differences between these types are the amount of support they offer and the way they distribute the weight of the child.

Wrap carriers are made of a long piece of cloth that is wrapped around you and your baby. They are very versatile and can be used from birth to toddlerhood. Wrap carriers provide close contact with your child and are great for newborns because they do not require a separate insert, which means that you can easily breastfeed in public. However, wrap carriers also put most of the baby’s weight on your shoulders and back.

Sling carriers are made of two long pieces of cloth (or sometimes one wide piece) that are wrapped around you and your baby. They are the simplest type of carrier to use and are very comfortable for both you and your child. However, sling carriers do not provide as much support as other types of carriers, so they are not recommended for heavier babies or toddlers.

Benefits of baby carrier

There are many benefits of using a baby carrier for your newborn. Some of these benefits include:

  • Bonding with your child – Carrying your child in a baby carrier allows you to bond with them and helps them feel safe and secure.
  • Comfort – Newborns often feel comforted by being close to their parents. A baby carrier allows them to be close to you while you’re doing things around the house.
  • Developmental benefits – Wearing your baby in a carrier can help promote their development, especially their motor skills.
  • Convenience – Baby carriers allow you to have your hands free, which can be helpful when you’re out and about.

How to use a baby carrier safely?

Here are a few tips on how to use a baby carrier safely:

  • Make sure the baby carrier is fitted correctly – The baby carrier should fit securely and be comfortable for both you and your baby.
  • Do not overuse the baby carrier – Limit the amount of time your baby spends in the carrier to avoid potential problems, such as hip dysplasia.
  • Use the baby carrier in a safe place – Make sure you use the baby carrier in a safe place, such as on a flat surface.
  • Be aware of your surroundings – Be aware of your surroundings when you are using a baby carrier to ensure your baby’s safety.

Choose the right baby carrier for your needs

Here are some tips on how to choose the baby carrier that is best for you:

  • Look for a baby carrier specifically designed for newborns – These carriers tend to be more comfortable and secure than other types of baby carriers.
  • Consider your budget – Baby carriers come with various price tags, so choose one that fits within your price range.
  • Choose a baby carrier you can use with ease – Some types of baby carriers are more difficult to use than others, so consider this factor when choosing the right carrier for you.

How long can a newborn be in a carrier?

It is best to limit the amount of time your baby spends in a carrier to avoid potential problems, such as hip dysplasia. Newborns should not spend more than an hour in a baby carrier at a time. When using a baby carrier, be sure to pay attention to your baby’s posture and position them in the carrier so that they are not in a harmful position.

Be aware of your surroundings when you are using a baby carrier to ensure your baby’s safety. When using a baby carrier, be sure to use it in a safe place, such as on a flat surface. Make sure the baby carrier is fitted correctly and that you are using it in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.

When choosing a baby carrier, be sure to consider your budget. The type of carrier that is best for you, and whether you need a carrier specifically designed for newborns. There are many different types of baby carriers available. So choose the one that is most comfortable and convenient for you and your baby. Using a baby carrier can provide many benefits for both you and your newborn. So be sure to give it a try!

Conclusion

Using a baby carrier is safe for newborns, as long as you use them correctly. When choosing a baby carrier, be sure to look for one that is designed for newborns. And that has the features you are looking for (such as whether it is soft and comfortable). Limit the amount of time your newborn spends in the carrier to avoid potential problems. And be aware of your surroundings when using a baby carrier. There are many benefits to using a baby carrier for a newborn, so give it a try! If you want to know more, go through the Pro baby guide.

How to be a Superhero

How to be a Superhero

Let’s face it who hasn’t dreamed of having a Superpower at least once ?

I often find myself in the car taking fancy flights imagining that I have several Superpowers at the same time, I realize that I am almost greedy.

I would like to be invisible, to be able to govern time, see the movements of others in slow motion and move objects with my thoughts …

Let’s go back and start from the beginning. Definition of Superpower “Garzanti dictionary”:  Superpower, an extraordinary faculty that goes beyond the limits of human abilities. In the world of comics, Superpowers are often balanced by a weak point, related to the same powers.

Yep, Superheroes almost always have weaknesses that make them Superfragile. Superman for a bit of kryptonite almost leaves us the feathers, the Human Torch in the absence of oxygen becomes a mere mortal …

Fragility is an inescapable feature, a feature to live with. Let’s reread the definition of a Superpower for a moment … The definition says “extraordinary faculty that exceeds the limits of human capabilities”. So does Steve Jobs have superpowers? And Gandhi?

Let’s play a game together. Open a note on your mobile phone that you can save and keep overtime or take a page of your paper diary. Then write:

  1. First of all the Superpower that you would like to have more than anything
  2. Then a real person famous or you know who according to you has a Superpower
  3. Again, your extraordinary characteristic, your Superpower
  4. Finally, what is your kryptonite

Surely we are all aware that superheroes do not exist, but our brain always needs to work out and this can be a nice way to train it. Following the previous exercise, get used to doing the following in everyday life:

  1. Imagination. When you are alone, fantasize about the Superpower you would like, even if only mentally, imagine a story or visualize a scene … knowing how to create realities that do not exist and imagine objects that do not belong to our world is a fundamental ability for a market that constantly asks to renew itself.
  2. Motivation. Having a point of reference, someone to whom an above-average ability is grateful is a very simple way to be clear that a person like us, not a superhero, is capable of doing things that we consider extraordinary.
  3. Self-esteem. Recognizing a skill that distinguishes us from the average, which makes us feel unique, is essential to deal with our resources by increasing the energy at our disposal.
  4. Limits. Knowing our limits allows us to improve and become stronger
Kids Bike Top Guideline

How to Measure a Kids Bike Top Guideline

In this article, we’re going to go through a little bit of sizing kids’ bikes for you and just give you some tips on how to go about it.

Ideally, you want to go to the store with your child and ask the bike retailer to help them to figure out the perfect bike for them.

But if for whatever reason you can’t go into the store or maybe you’re trying to surprise your child or see at home, so you can check this article and get proper information on how you can do this for your child.

Bike Size Chart for Kids and Toddler

Bicycler Height Recommended Size
Feet & Inches Centimeters Inside Leg (min) Age Range Suggested Wheel

 

Up to 3″ Up to 90cm  <= 40cm Under 2 years  <=12” Balance Bikes
3′ – 3’5″ 90cm – 105cm 40cm 2 – 4 years 12″ 12”-wheel Kids’ Bikes
3’5″ – 3’9″ 105cm -118cm 46cm 4 – 7 years 14-16″ 14-16″ wheel Kids’ Bikes
3’9″ – 4’5″ 118cm -135cm 53cm 7 – 10 years 18-20″ 18-20″ wheel Kids’ Bikes
4’5″ – 5′ 135cm – 150cm 62cm 10 – 13 years 24″ 24”-wheel Kids’ Bikes
5’+ 150cm+ 69cm 13 years + 26-27.5″ & 700c 26-27.5″ & 700c wheel Kids’ Bikes

Some Basic Measuring Issues

Sizing for kids’ bikes first off starts with tire size. Generally, we’ve discussed here 12, 14, 16 sizes then we go to 20, 24 sizes bikes for kids and toddlers.

If you take your child’s bike and you look on the side of the wheel, you’ll usually find a wheel size on it something like a 16 by 1 or 24 by 2.

So, it’s that first number that you’re looking for the 24 stands for a 24-inch round wheel. This guideline also helpful for kids’ BMX bike measurement, not for an adult BMX bike.

Measure Inseam Height

The most important thing that you have to need to look at on a kid’s bike, isn’t so much either your child’s height or their age.

At first, you have to check your child’s stand-over height, which is basically your child’s inseam height and that’s the most important factor when you’re trying to determine a bike size for your child.

You could take two kids the same height, and one’s going to have longer legs and a higher inseam than the other one might have a longer reach.

These are important factors and obviously, you can take a bunch of ten-year-old children and they’re all going to be different heights and sizes.

Using ages is a bit of a guideline and you’ll notice that the chart that we have on our webpage includes height and age, but the most important factor is going to be inseam height.

Here we’re going to show you how you size up a bike so for sizing your kid’s bike.

Measure With Bike Top Bar

You’ll see on our chart for ten-year-old it recommends a 24” wheel and sometimes it’s 26” this is where the height comes into play through the length of the inseam.

What do you want to do is you want to get your child to swing their leg over the bike and stand over top of the bar.

So, they’re not standing over top of the, they’re not sitting on the bike seat and they’re not standing over top of the seat.

And what you have to need to look for is that their feet are flat on the ground on level ground and that they still have space at the crotch between the crossbar and their crutch so that they can basically be safe on the, put their feet safely on the ground.

Another great way to test this out is if you lift the bike up until the crossbar, just contacts, the crutch you should have about an inch, inch and a half, half of the space underneath that tire in an ideal world.

Now of course I know lots of people like to get as much life as they can out of their bikes.

Kids are growing lots, all that sort of thing. So, you can stretch that a bit, but you definitely do not want to be making contact with the crossbar, or definitely not like having your child on their tippy toes.

So, if their crutches touching the crossbar and their feet are up on their tippy-toes, that’s really not a good situation.

You’re better off that they’re going to enjoy their experience on the bike. Then you get a bike that’s too big and you know, they’re really going to struggle on it and not have as much fun.

We want them to have a positive experience. So, the way you can check this out without the bike and that’s what we’re kind of talking a little bit about today.

So, an inseam length is it’s just the time it is measured from the ground up to their crotch.

For example, if your child’s inseam length is 25 and now you take that information and you come into a store with it, or you call a bike seller or you can measure by yourself.

Now you have to need to measure that same distance (inseam length 25) from the ground to the crossbar, and that’ll let you know where they sit on.

There also you’ll notice on our chart on our webpage, if you go there, it’s got inseam length and that’s the really important determining factor at this age to try and figure out the bike.

So, if your wheel is 24 inches and it also recommended that possibly she might fit a 26. So here we grab a 26, and we’ll check that out for comparison.

Once we get into adult bikes, we’re generally dealing with frame sizes. So, at a 26-inch wheel bike, there’s going to be in many cases, a double, extra, small, extra small, small, medium, large, and extra-large.

Swing your child’s leg over the top of and if your child contacting that top bar feet are not flat on the ground. So, although that 24 inches was maybe pushing a tiny bit on the big side for ideal and your child definitely not in a safe riding position on this 26-inch bike.

Tell your child to straddle the bar and when he lifts up that front wheel until the contacts the crutch and if you see your child got well over a foot of space under the tire then that’s the first indication the bike is probably too big.

You have to need to check how tight your child’s knees come up into his/her body as well. You don’t need to get too small or to be too big size just you need a right in the middle.

Conclusion

So hopefully that gave you guys some help on how to size up a kid’s bike. If you can’t get your child into the store to check the size then you can follow our chart.

Measure a bike size for your kids not so hard task but you have to need proper knowledge of how you can do it perfectly so friend if you want to know more check OutdoorXsports for more ongoing biking tips and tricks.

afraid of the dark in kids

Afraid of the Dark in Kids: Symptoms and Treatment

Nyctophobia or scotophobia are the names of the fear of the dark, of the night and dark rooms or spaces. At least 10% of the adult population fear the dark. Anxiety and irrational fear are generated by a distorted perception of the brain of the risks that are taken when we cannot see what is around us. In adults, it is considered a phobia and in children, it is part of the fears of the early years. Continue Reading