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Latest post on 28 October 2018 - 11:33
Hello ladies, We are looking to move from a flat to a villa. Does anyone have recommendations for a mover that’s reliable for local moves in Dubai. We used Santa Fe to move to Dubai from the US and...
We used Tawam movers through servicemarket.ae. The service was good, all our items arrived safe, they even did the installation works as well. The quote was cheap, we also got a complimentary cleaning after moving :) totally happy.
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Latest post on 12 June 2018 - 08:50
Hi ammu07elvis, I am Michelle and currently working as a Teaching Assistant in one of GEMS school. I can be a tutor to your daughter during the summer and help her in any difficulties she is encoun...
Thank you for offering, Michelle. We did find an afterschool enrichment centre closer to my home and we are happy with them now :)
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Latest post on 19 February 2018 - 09:27
Dr. Rajalakshmi, Zulekha Hospital Qusais
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Latest post on 14 January 2018 - 18:01
You may contact Mr. Helvis on 055-7461641 for good quality material (international as well as local market products), installation etc. Or even he may be able to advise on the trends for free.
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Latest post on 14 January 2018 - 17:58
Hello girls... My 4 yr old started schooling this year and after the 1st term the progress report is very disappointing!! She was said to be an active an quick learner last year and we had received a very positive report from her ELC which is entirely opposite to the present one. Is there anything wrong with the school or has my DD become lazy? I just can't figure out! Secondly, we're totally confused how to make our DD engaged after school hours (we are working parents). She is now going to her nanny's house but we would like her to join something which is beneficial for her and which supports her with her studies as well. Any suggestions, mums? What do your kids actually do after school? TIA
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Latest post on 06 September 2017 - 10:08
I had sent my DD to Creative Kids Early Leaning Centre, Business Bay last year, at the age of 3. For FS1 program I was paying on a monthly basis, AED 2,100 for 5 days a week (for morning program)
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Latest post on 08 May 2017 - 13:46
In the same boat!
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Latest post on 08 May 2017 - 13:44
I too contacted a nursery in JLT which is close to workplace and to my surprise they closed down too :(
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Latest post on 08 May 2017 - 13:42
Who is that doctor, dear?
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Latest post on 08 May 2017 - 11:40
Good day dears ... Please can anyone recommend a good and reasonable nursery who offers Summer Camp in JLT area (preferably closer to the metro station)? I would need day care facility as well, as I'm a working mom. My daughter's nanny is going on a vacation for 1 n a half months from mid of July :( TIA Ammu
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Latest post on 01 May 2017 - 14:27
I would wait for another couple of years before deciding to change jobs... you see for the first couple of years in school the children finish wayyyy earlier than rest of school so even if you do end up working in the school your timings will be substantially different to hers at least until she enters Grade 1. Make a list of what food she normally eats and send in only that... my eldest survived a whole year of school only eating jam sandwiches... and my middle one is currently on an 'idli' craving and only wants that for brekkie and lunch... so don't stress too much and just go with the flow... at this age it really is more important that they just eat something... you can always ensure that the dinner meal (where you are present) is more nutritious etc. What you suggested is right... I hope by the time her school starts I will be done with thinking and worrying :)
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Latest post on 30 April 2017 - 17:38
presuming she's going to be around 3.5yrs old when she starts school and normally schools in Dubai have one or two snack breaks during the school day... ideally you should just send in food that she likes and that is heavy enough to sustain her till she reaches either the nanny's home or the babysitter's home... children also love snacks so maybe pack smaller snacks and a variety so that she can pick and choose (and perhaps even nibble some on the way on the bus) snacks that work well in our household include the following: - fruit cut up in different shapes (cookie cutters are great for this) - cheese sticks - pretzels - crackers - hard cheese (like cheddar cubes) - yoghurt pods - beef jerkey - dried fruit - mini sandwich rolls - raisins - oat bars the above items are super easy (as they're all readily available to buy and is great for working parents with minimal time to cook)... you could always send in a hot lunch too which your child could have during the longer break at school... something like fried rice or pasta or pie or curry... we send food in these tiny thermos jars called Funtainers which keep the food nice and warm in time for lunch and we rarely get any food back home do things to make your life easier and the transition to school easy... plan meals with your child... let them decide what they'd like as a special treat on each day... let them help you pack their lunch boxes (teaches them independence too!) Thanks alot for the ideas, dear?? these are very easy as you said, to arrange... only problem is, my daughty is a picky eater. Now on I will try planning her own lunch with her n see how it goes! She will be 4 by the time she starts schooling. I am even thinking to change my job... thought of trying in schools/ colleges so that I can keep time in line with hers. Hoping for the best! Regards Ammu
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Latest post on 30 April 2017 - 15:09
Hello everyone :) Looking for some tips n tricks ;) we are a couple who work in Dubai n live in Sharjah. Since we both have to travel to n fro together, we are currently leaving our DD at her nanny's at Al Quoz. Now she is going to an early learning centre in business bay who drop her at her nanny's after the class.. so far so good. Now the story's gonna change in a few months' time,my DD has joined a school situated in Muhaisnah, and I have started getting a feeling that things are gonna fall upside down.... I don't have any domestic help, will have to cook and send her to the school in the morning, then us to work. My main worry is that, how and when will my DD have lunch. If l countinue to drop her at her nanny's, it will definitely take time and she will starve until she reaches there. Issue is the same if I arrange a babysitter in Sharjah. I don't really know how to tackle, not sure if anyone of you have gone thru a similar situation.... or am I overthinking? Pls share your thoughts. TIA, Ammu
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Latest post on 30 April 2017 - 11:56
Any Oxford mommies here?:)
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Latest post on 19 October 2015 - 12:31
Thank you :) Hope she likes the taste as well!
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Latest post on 19 October 2015 - 11:53
Hello Mommies.. Where can I find Prune juice in Dubai/ Sharjah? My 26 mos old is terribly constipated and in pain. Please help! TIA
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Latest post on 22 July 2015 - 15:50
I too this feel so. But most of the nurseries turn out to be so expensive and they provide day care services until 2pm max. I work until 6 so its not an option for me
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Latest post on 22 July 2015 - 15:19
Hi all.. My little girl's Nanny has gone for a vacation until the end of August. I found another babysitting for her and she doesn't seem to be comfortable with her. She used to love going to the other nanny's place and is very much attached to them. Now the thing is like, she's not eating at all!!! And the new nanny is not seeming to be comfortable with me calling and checking if she's eaten. I'm a mom who has left her daughter with a new nanny, and I wilk obviously be concerned and worried about the child. By all these I have lost my peace of mind, I have no choice but to look for a new babysitter (I do not have any leave left otherwise I would have taken a break to take care of her) So does anyone have any recommendations or referencs for me? I have become so desperate. Tia Ammu
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Latest post on 13 January 2014 - 19:37
And also friends... please tell me approx how many dirty diapers should be seen a day for a 5 months old? With my DD I find 6-7 a day.. Is that normal? And the stool is still loose. Should I make a follow up visit to her doc?
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Latest post on 13 January 2014 - 00:41
Thank you all for your kind words.. DD is doing fine now, doc said that the test report revealed a bacterial infection; Thank God it is not something serious as a surgical kind of condition. He told me to wait for few days and to check her stool everytime, unless blood with mucus is again found it should go off by itself and no medication is needed for now. Luckily I did not find anything again till now. I gave her the prescribed colic drops for only 2 days, did not continue further though the doc had written to give her for 5 days as she normally doesnt have colic pains (she had colics until around 1 & half months old and we never gave her medications for the same as per the advise from the neonatologist) And the sore on her tounge: we doubt she must have hit her face while playing. We could also find a specific area of her lower lip has become dark, we could not notice this as she didnt cry, nor showed any problem in sucking while feeding. Both the marks are gone now. Once again Thanks to you all.. :)
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Latest post on 08 January 2014 - 13:06
Hello beautiful Mumz... I'm writing this out of big concern about my DD.. The 5 month old 's been very fussy since the last 5 days, rejecting feeds sometimes and arching her body while crying, esp at night. We doubted an ear infection, or may be teething? Her feeding habit also turned upside down, she doesnt eat well during the day and groans in her night's sleep, eats well when I offer feed and she repeats this many times till morning. Last afternoon I noticed some blood in her poop which had turned out bit mucosy these days, it was bit stinky too. I took the sample and rushed her to her GP, who said there are 2 possibilities, i.e., an infection- bacterial or vice versa if it doesnt appear significant, and a surgical condition if the blood appears like gel. I've given the sample for tests- Stool Routine & Stool Occult Blood, and still waiting for the results. Friends, have anyone of you gone thru/ heard of such situation? Doc has prescribed colic drops for her, and the arching and cries have become less. Also I noticed a small wound mark (red in color, almost looks like a fresh wound) on the tip of her tongue at bedtime, which she doesnt allow me to check properly; I could see the same red mark today morning too, but it doesnt seem to affect feedings- she ate pretty well in the night and this morning too. May this be the cause of blood in the stool? *Doc checked and told me that there's no ear infection. And she seems to have lost weight too :( when checked last month during vaccination visit her weight was 3.4 kg, and yesterday her weight shown as 3.3 kg. She's been gaining weight properly till last month, I really dont understand what happend now. <em>edited by ammu07elvis on 08/01/2014</em>
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Latest post on 21 November 2013 - 13:12
Hello Momz... I'm planning to get my re-bonding done next month... have anyone of you heard of any harm on breastfeeding by doing the same..? My baby will be 4 months by then. Many Thanks
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Latest post on 21 November 2013 - 12:00
I had the very same problem.. my baby used to fall into deep sleep after taking a very few sucks, I was too worried about this. But it passed gradually.. shez now 3 nd half months n she eats well now :)
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Latest post on 21 November 2013 - 11:35
The cravings /appearance/ way of carrying have nothing to do with the gender of the baby....I had entirely different cravings in my 3 trimesters.. Ppl used to say that I'm carrying a boy seeing the black color on my neck and swollen nose... I was all swollen n had a big tummy.. some even predicted that I would need a c-section assuming that my baby would be very big.. My hubby is a suspense lover and never allowed me to check with the doc, but predicted without doubt that we re having a baby girl.. I had a normal delivery n I gave birth to my sweet li'l girl who is now 3 nd half months! she was neither big nor small asppl assumed.. she was 3.125 kg :)
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Latest post on 21 November 2013 - 10:48
Hey Momz... I bought a bottle (Woodwards, UK made) from som supermarket in AUH, when my 2 month old baby (now shez 3nd half months) got extremely fussy when we visited our relatives there... we gave her a dose of the same, but had no result, she continued to cry throughout the night. The next day we came back and shown her to a ped in Sharjah, he said not to give gripewater and advised me to give her Himalaya Bonnisan 3 times... you know it really works!!! I
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Latest post on 20 November 2013 - 13:02
Thank God she'z better now.. I was planning to take her to the ped last evening, but she got better by herself by evening. When my hubby came home to take her to hosp there was no prob n she was playin!!! Again regarding the baby bath..adding oil to the water sounds excellent as she hates massages :)
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Latest post on 20 November 2013 - 12:40
Yes....Thatz what I'm planning to do this weekend... hiding myself within the house doznt work out lol
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Latest post on 19 November 2013 - 15:18
Hello Friends.. Can anybody suggest me a good day care centre for my baby near Al Quoz area..? I work in close to Noor Islamic Bank metro stn n I'm looking for something close by - Preferably walkable- so I can have a look at my baby during my lunch break.. Thanks Ammu
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Latest post on 19 November 2013 - 14:00
BUt how do I moisturize when the skin is dry/ not damp..? I use sebamed bubblebath to bathe her.. itz said to be soap free... but the idea of bathing her once in thrice day or in a week sounds really good :D n convenient.. Twice a day? Isn't it too much? Do you use soap everytime? If you do, avoid soap atleast because it can really dry your babys skin out. I bathe my baby thrice weekly and top and tail every night. I moisturise her twice and whenever I feel her skin is drying out. I think massages(gentle strokes) are meant to soothe babies and not irritate them. So I will avoid it if baby hates it.
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Latest post on 19 November 2013 - 13:55
Thank you kiwispiers....my hubby too tried to bottlefeed her (I had to hide from her sight until she finished eating lol), she took 2-3 times then stopped... now gonna try feedin her wid nipplesheilds as mssassy suggested.. Please,, please please IGNORE the well meaning but very stupid advice you are getting from family. It has been proven that giving a 3 month old solids will increase their risk of nutritional deficiency, gut infection (which could leave to hospitalisation) and allergies. I have no idea what they mean by "won't have time to train" your baby later. You do not have to "train" a baby to take solids, once a baby is developmentally ready (which is usually around 6 months) then you just give them food and they eat it. At best you will waste time and effort trying to give solids now, at worst you will physically HARM your baby by doing so. These guidelines are there for a reason, in the past this information wasn't known and sure many babies were fed this way and survived, many mothers also smoked and drank during their pregnancies and gave birth to seemingly healthy babies, but I wouldn't use that as a reason to ignore what we now know. Politely but firmly tell your family that you will not be giving solids of any kind until your baby is 6 months. As for not taking a bottle, the advice you have below sounds good, also maybe have somebody other than you offering the bottle. Your baby knows you have boobs, why would she drink from a bottle instead.
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Latest post on 19 November 2013 - 13:48
Dont know.. in their opinion we should give water to the baby from day 1, and the babies past 3 months are ready for solids.. this made me double minded ..Anyways I even dont want to discuss the same with my ped.. I'm now concerned about her feeding options.. Itz not due to her difficulties with cold... she stopped taking bottle as well as spoon feed one fine afternoon!!! Once I took her out to book for her vaccinations for the following week, I fed her with bottled formula, she even took the feed in cab while returning from the hosp... she stopped the same in the very afternoon... she cries when I try to feed her.. even my hubby tried to bottlefeed, she took it for 2-3 times, then stopped... Now I will start with nipple shield as u suggested :) Did you discuss this with your pediatrician? Well, breastfeeding is the best for babies till six months, if not formula. No water and no solids till then. I don't think any pediatrician will say that introducing solids for a 3 month old is good. I don't know on what basis your family is suggesting this. In your other post you have mentioned your baby is having cold. Is that why shes having these difficulties? Try breastfeeding her with a nipple shield for few days and then try pumped breast milk in bottle.
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Latest post on 19 November 2013 - 13:16
Yes.. I too thought of avoiding the medicaction to the max.. and tat's the reason I kept quiet.. but since last night she's having a tough time.. so I'll better take her to doc.. I don't think you should bathe your baby is she has a cold.. that can actually worsen it.. just take her to the peds to see if alls good.. then just let it subside on its own and just keep cleaning her nose with nasal spray for babies.. if it's nothing serious (hopefully not) i don't suggest giving medicine for no reason so that she can build her own immune system.
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Latest post on 19 November 2013 - 13:10
I actually bathe her twice a day... Once in the morning after an oil massage, the latter at night before going to sleep..And I massage her with body milk after each bath..My baby loves to bath in warm water, but she hates massage!! But these days I bathe her only once- at night before sleep..But can I ask you If I make it once in two days how do I moisturise her twice a day as you said..? Is it ok to apply the cream/ lotion on the skin without washing..? Because I usually apply them when the skin is bit damp.. Babies don't even need to be bathed everyday. Not that its bad, some babies love to be in warm water. But bathing everyday removes the natural oil that protects their skin. Bathing twice or thrice weekly is more than enough especially for dry Dubai climate and till your baby starts crawling and get dirty. Why do you want to force your DD to get a massage if she doesn't like it? Many babies here have dry skin and eczema. Do moisturise her twice everyday. If you still want to force your baby to get an oil massage, try Jojoba oil after bath.
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Latest post on 19 November 2013 - 12:52
Hi Sarahlou, Thanks for the reply.. I'm planning to take her to the ped today.. I tried cleaning her nose with nasal aspirator, but dint work out.. And... Itz an Indian tradition to oil massage the baby everyday before bath- actually right from the day the baby comes home from the hospital after the birth.. My baby hates oil massage but I do it out of the concern of dryness. And eversince she's got colds I stopped oiling, instead I'm massaging her after bath with sebamed body milk... but still she hates when it comes to massage her tummy and upwards.. Dont know why!!! Hello Mums.. My 3 months old baby girl is suferring from bad cold, esp during the night time. Her nose gets congested and shez not able to sleep at all.. finds it hard to take feed too. I really dont know whatz to be done... should I take her to doc or is there any home remedy for cold...? Pls. help... I'm a new Mum :) Also please let me know if it is ok to give her oil massage before bath when she has colds..? I'm kinda scared and itz been around 2 weeks since I stopped oiling her, I'm concerned as I think babies do need oil massage esp in winter. Appreciating your advice.. Regards Ammu edited by ammu07elvis on 19/11/2013 I would try saline nasal drops. I think they can be used in babies and will provide relief, you can buy them from most pharmacies. I think Panadol liquid can be administered with a syringe if she has a slight temperature May I ask why you think oil massages are needed? ( As I have never heard of this)
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Latest post on 19 November 2013 - 12:43
Hi mssassy, Thank you for your advice.. I tried cleaning her nose with nasal aspirator, but it dint work out.. Visibly she doznt have running nose, when she lies on her tummy the mucus comes out sometimes.. but she doznt allow me to clean.. either with the aspirator or with tissue.. Yes, I'll take her to her ped today. I do have fentisil which her doc prescribed earlier, but I'll better show her first.She'z so irritated n I sooo want to do something to ease!!! And yes.. Itz an Indian tradition to oil massage the baby everyday before bath- actually right from the day the baby comes home from the hospital after the birth.. My baby hates oil massage but I do it out of the concern of dryness. And eversince she's got colds I stopped oiling, instead I'm massaging her after bath with sebamed body milk... but still she hates when it comes to massage her tummy and upwards.. Dont know why!!! Hi ammu07elvis. My DD caught a bad cold when she was around three months. I didn't try any home remedy and ran to the Doc ASAP because I know for babies cold can easily turn into croup or pneumonia. Please dont wait and show a pediatrician ASAP especially if baby is not feeding properly. If its a mild one they might ask you to do steam inhalation while feeding and give you fenistil drops for easing irritation. Isn't it heartbreaking to see your little one suffering? About oil massage - it is good for babies but who said its a must? And its always better to do it after bath as per my pediatrician since vice versa can lead to rashes, increased dryness etc. And use an oil that will be absorbed properly into the skin preferably a non greasy one. Also I'll not oil massage my baby if shes having cold or fever. <em>edited by ammu07elvis on 19/11/2013</em>
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Latest post on 19 November 2013 - 11:52
Hello Mums.. I'm really worried about my 3 months old who stopped taking bottlefeed by herself when she was around 1 n half months. She used to take bottle before and I was happy as I'm a working Mom who's on a long leave until the end of next month, I thought that she'll do fine after I resume my job too. She's currently (exclusively) breastfed, doesn't take spoonfeed either. I tried with pumped breastmilk as well, she refused to take, then tried changing teats, also tried to feed by spoon.. but no results :( I lost my sleep thinking of this, really dont know how I'm gonna leave this baby to a day care centre. Also my family is advising me to start introducing solids/ cereals to her as they think that I wont be having time to train her with solids when she completes 6 months.. esp elders who claim to have successfully raised their kids by feeding with solids from 2 or 3 months on... I'm concerned as I was told from the hospital that the baby should be exclusively on breastfeed until 6 months, I dont even give her plain water eventhough people advise me to do so. So friends.. Please suggest what to do.. Have anyone of you gone thru the similar situation..? Should I start with cereals now.. (I'm double minded now)..? If so please suggest me good brands.. would love to hear from you... Ammu
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Latest post on 19 November 2013 - 11:31
Hello Mums.. My 3 months old baby girl is suferring from bad cold, esp during the night time. Her nose gets congested and shez not able to sleep at all.. finds it hard to take feed too. I really dont know whatz to be done... should I take her to doc or is there any home remedy for cold...? Pls. help... I'm a new Mum :) Also please let me know if it is ok to give her oil massage before bath when she has colds..? I'm kinda scared and itz been around 2 weeks since I stopped oiling her, I'm concerned as I think babies do need oil massage esp in winter. Appreciating your advice.. Regards Ammu <em>edited by ammu07elvis on 19/11/2013</em>