Category Archives: Ramadan

Babywearing: Keeping your work close and your babies closer!

There’s no doubt that babies prefer being held all the time… and why wouldn’t they? They are carried for almost a year prior to birth, in a cocoon of warmth and safety. Babywearing can provide a similar continued intimacy for you and your little one. Baby carriers and wraps allow parents to maintain that special bond, while also providing the luxury of being hands free! 

With the world we’re living in at the moment, babywearing really does make life easier. You can continue with your chores around the house without worrying about being far away when your little one needs you. Remember, a carried baby is a happy baby.

Two of the most beloved brands that are synonymous with babywearing are Ergobaby and BabyBjörn. Their main focus has always been to provide comfort for both baby and parent. 

Ergobaby is well known for their carriers and wraps that define comfort and ease of use. The brand was created by mom, Karin Frost whose humble design revolutionized how we carry babies. Beginning with a parent’s love for her child and her desire to keep him close, the ergonomic, comfortable design of the Ergobaby Baby Carrier was born.

One of the best selling products from Ergobaby is the Omni 360 Cool Air Mesh Baby Carrier:

Ergobaby Omni 360 Cool Air Mesh Baby Carrier

 

  • Parents and baby stay cool and comfy
  • Adjustable from newborn to toddler (3.2 kg – 20 kg)
  • All carry positions plus ultimate ventilation
  • Breathable, lightweight all-mesh carrier
  • Machine washable
  • Breastfeed in carrier

For more life savers from Ergobaby, click here

 

BabyBjörn sold their first baby bouncer in 1961. Founder & pioneer Björn Jakobson knew that it would make things easier for families with young children, and he was right – it’s been one of the best-loved products ever since! Björn and Lillemor, a textile designer and art director, got married and had four children, each of whom served as the inspiration behind a new product to solve an everyday dilemma.

Björn had always worked closely with pediatricians, and in the 1970s they encouraged him to develop a baby carrier. New findings at the time shed light on how important plenty of closeness is for newborns. Hjärtenära (“Close to Heart”) was unveiled in 1973, giving parents in Europe the means to carry their babies safely on their chest. Years later, and Hjärtenära still holds true

Fresh from BabyBjorn is the highly recommended Baby Carrier One Air 3D:

  •  0 – 3 years (min 3,5 kg/53 cm, max 15 kg/100 cm)
  • 4 front and back carrying positions
  • Inbuilt infant insert & adjustable head support
  • Ergonomic leg position
  •  Pressure-relieving waist belt
  •  Hip-friendly baby carrier

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Keeping Kids Engaged and Productive at Home

 

It’s not easy keeping the kids busy these days, especially when they have the opportunity to glue themselves to the TV or iPad. Kids always want something more- more fun, more excitement and more options!

We’ve put together a bunch of toys and art supplies that can help kids stay productive during the day. With these unique activities, they can spend hours being entertained, learning and building on creative skills.

 

With the Hape Discovery Scientific Workbench, your little one can explore their inner scientist! This cool junior workbench contains over 10 different experiments and encourages children to invent their own models and machines and teach them about science. 

Suitable for 4 years old and above. 

Check out more Hape interactive sets. 

 

This Melissa and Doug Magic Set includes 10 easy-to-master tricks for beginners! The set helps young magicians improve their confidence, fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination as they amaze family and friends with exciting tricks and illusions. 

Suitable for 8 years old and above.

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Kids can have fun with this Poppik Giant Sticker Poster. On a large partially colored poster, you can stick the colored stickers following the numbers indicated. This could be turned into a game of who can find the numbers and stick the stickers the fastest. Little by little, a giant mandala appears made of different shapes such as triangles, squared and diamonds.

Suitable for 7 year olds and above.

 

OMY XXL Colouring Poster Fantastic


The
OMY Coloring Poster turns out to be a great family activity! Kids can express their creativity and build on their coloring skills while they’re home. It can be used as a placemat across the table, or can be used as wallpaper. Each poster from OMY varies in design, keeping it enjoyable for the entire family! 

Check out more OMY Coloring Posters

 

Ball pits are great not only for fun, but also for developing your baby’s rough and fine motor skills!

The Larisa and Pumpkin Ball Pit is both modern and stylish and guarantees hours of fun for your baby. 

 

 

 

The MISIOO slide suits perfectly for use with the MISIOO ball pits and playmats. Its attractive and contemporary design guarantees to brighten your mood and keep your children entertained for hours.

Climb up, sit down and slide… it’s not just fun but also trains your child’s motor skills. Exercise is important for a child’s development and the MISIOO slide encourages self-confidence, independence and plays a role in willingness to learn new skills.

Check out our MISIOO products.

 

The Childhome Tipi Tent creates a dreamy space to play for your children. It’s very trendy and can be placed anywhere in the house, with its playful character it becomes the eye catcher in the room.

Your little ones can sit in the tipi and read books, play with their toys or even do some coloring. 

 

8 Ramadan Essentials for the Busy Parent

With Ramadan right around the corner, parents could use some products that would help them around the house. We’ve put together a few products that could help make your daily routines easier! 


An absolute essential in the kitchen is the new Beaba Milk Prep. Suitable for babies from ages 0 to 4 years old, the Prep ensures that parents can prepare smooth and delicious milk for their little ones.

The one feature that all mommies love is the controlled temperature feature, which helps preserve the nutritional quality of breast milk. It is also suitable for powdered formula milk, breast milk, milk chocolate and many more!

 


4moms® believes that infant seats would be better if they replicated the natural motions that parents use to comfort their babies, and they were right! The
4moms® mamaRoo® 4.0 Infant Seat has been a top favorite for parents.

As the parents get busy with their Zoom calls or chores around the house, they can place their baby in the mamaRoo® as it would soothe and entertain the little one!

 


With lots to prep before Ramadan, the
Ergobaby Omni 360 Cool Air Mesh gives you the option to carry your little one around the house hands-free! Stay busy while having your little one on you.

The best part is that both parents and baby stay cool and comfy with this carrier thanks to the breathable, lightweight feature. This product is suitable for newborns up to 48 months (carry up to 20 KG).

 


Changing nappies can be quite time-consuming. With the
Tommee Tippee Twist & Click Nappy Disposal Bin, you get unbeatable germ and odour protection, keeping your home fresh and smell-free as you clean up after your little one.

The nappy bin individually twists and wraps each nappy to safely seal away germs, without you having to make trips to the outside bin!


We all struggle with the everyday kneeling and bending over a bathtub during bath time. We’re either just not close enough or high enough.
With the CharliChair 2-in-1 Bath Chair, all our bath time problems are solved!

The CharliChair gives parents the convenience of three level height adjustment and a multi-position recline for the little one. There is easy access to release water and refill as well as have a non-slip seat surface & rubber feet, keeping your baby safe in the shower at all times.

 

 

Between meetings and mealtime, the Skip Hop Explore & More Jumpscape Foldaway Jumper always comes in handy! Place your little one in the jumper and keep them entertained. 

The jumper rewards your little one with lights and music and breaks into applause at 100-jump milestones! It features a 360-degree rotating seat so your baby can sit, swivel and bounce safely for maximum exploration around the house! Once playtime is over, you can easily fold the baby jumper flat for storage.

 


A bed that grows with your little one, the
SnuzKot Mode can be used from birth to 10 years. The base has 3 height positions, making it easy and convenient for parents to get their little one in and out without over-stretching. 

Lift your little one from the highest point and as they learn to sit and stand, the base can be lowered to help prevent them climbing out.

 


The
Angelcare AC527 Baby Movement Monitor allows parents to get things done while little one is resting. 

This advanced monitor offers parents not only the peace of mind of seeing and hearing their baby, but also adetects movements across the entire surface of the mattress. The two-way talk back feature allows you to soothe and reassure your little one when needed.

 

 

 

Understanding Ramadan as a Child

 

We spoke to our team member Radwa Ali to discover her experiences growing up and learning about Ramadan.

When did you first start to understand Ramadan?

Growing up Radwa saw her parents fasting every Ramadan. Around the age of 8 I started imitating them when they were praying, even if I didn’t understand what they were doing. The same with fasting: I saw my parents not eating during the day, so I tried not to eat for as long as possible either. It started like that and from there on it became little habits.

What was Ramadan like as a kid?

Ramadan was really fun as a kid, it was such an experience. Growing up as a girl especially, I helped my mom a lot. She would start her day by thinking what she would make for Iftar that evening and spend the whole day preparing. During preparation of Iftar I learned how to cook certain dishes. I always liked spending time with my mom during Ramadan food shopping, cooking and preparing for Iftar

At Iftar we always had a lot of visitors: friends, family or colleagues of my dad that maybe didn’t have wives living with them to cook. The spirit of Ramadan for me is bringing people together and that is what makes Ramadan so beautiful. In high school my whole class would raise money to buy food to give to those in need. Coming together and doing so much good is just something you don’t see enough of outside of Ramadan.

What’s your childhood memory of Ramadan?

My childhood memory of Ramadan is hearing the Adhan, because the prayer is so much louder and all the mosques go at the exact same time, which is so beautiful. Our whole home was always decorated with stars and the moon, you would see them everywhere.

I was raised in Saudi-Arabia, during Ramadan they would set up special souks there. These souks are different from the mall-like here in Dubai. There was one souk in particular that my family would visit during Ramadan. This souk sold all sorts of stuff, including Ramadan sweets and related stuff.

How did you experience Eid as a kid?

During the last 10 days of Ramadan, families start getting ready for Eid. My mother used to change the whole interior of our Saudi home, from furniture to curtains. Together with her friends my mother would make a lot of Eid cookies, my share of cookies was always gone fast because they were so delicious!

The morning of Eid we would wake up to the smell of oud, an Arabian perfume. My parents would come in and wish us a happy Eid. We would get up and get dressed for the occasion. Then my dad would come up to us and give us some money, which we call ‘Eideya”. He wouldn’t only give money to us, but to every family’s child we visited. It’s a part of the giving tradition; you can’t visit someone’s home empty-handed. The rest of Eid we would spend receiving guests and visiting friends and family’s homes ourselves. Sometimes we went to a theme park or some other fun activity to celebrate Eid.

The more you grow up the more you learn from your family and Ramadan becomes something that’s a spiritual journey.