Is a Nasal Aspirator Necessary?
Parenthood

Is a Nasal Aspirator Necessary?

Different brands of nasal aspirators are available on the market and suggests for parents who need to enhance their baby’s ability to breath. If your baby is congested, then you require a high-quality nasal aspirator which uses the suction to draw the snot from the nose of the baby. Many parents worldwide these days buy …

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Letters to Santa – the Swiss way
Parenthood

Letters to Santa – the Swiss way

Who wouldn’t want to receive an answer to their letter to Santa? Every year thousands of children on both hemispheres write letters of wishes to Santa in hope to hear back from the old man. Then, the parents already busy with all-month Christmas preparations, try to answer to these letters in at least slightly creative …

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Rules that make sense
Parenting Parenthood

Rules that make sense

I’m sitting on the plane with my family. I’ve just finished a sticker book with my 3 year old, and now it’s my husband’s turn to entertain her with some books about a creepy cat looking girl (or girly looking cat, don’t ask). Meanwhile, 2 rows in front of me, another 3 year old has …

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A mom’s trick to learn French
Parenting Baby

A mom’s trick to learn French

I listen to kids’ songs while driving. A lot. There, I said it. It’s not always good music, and yes I could totally use a break from childishness, and yes kids will be happy listening to adults’ music, too. But here’s the truth: nothing gets my French on, like the comptines enfantines. It totally works. It’s …

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A simple way to make kids nap
Parenting

A simple way to make kids nap

If you chuckle upon hearing the word “nap time”, this one’s for you. The solution I’m going to share with you initially causes my friends to smile with empathy, or giggle with uncertainty (“she must be joking, right?”). I was called crazy, and desperate. And you know what? I don’t care, because it works. My …

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Baby crying in the car
Baby Parenting

Baby crying in the car

After around 6 weeks of life on this complex planet, my baby made things even more complicated by screaming her soul out whenever she sniffed the car seat. I sweat even thinking about that time. This is why I used to leave my suburban area only when I had to, and I mean – life …

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The bath-time drama
Parenting Geneva tips

The bath-time drama

There used to be the time when I dreaded the bath-time drama, or rather the hair washing bit. Nothing would help. The methods from baby swimming classes, that I had used since she was 3 month, would suddenly freak out my little Master of Stubbornness. No toy, no amount of foam, bubbles, or coloured water …

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Giving birth in Geneva
Parenting

Giving birth in Geneva

Giving birth in Geneva. First, let me explain to you why I wrote about birth experience in one city, rather than in the country. Switzerland is divided into 26 cantons, and they are all different: each with different laws and (high) standards, 4 languages, and rough terrain – it makes (for example) Zurich a completely different …

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Potty training in winter
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Potty training in winter

No matter if you’re the “potty train in one weekend” or “follow your child” kind of parent, potty training is something we all think about, or even talk about from time to time. You probably heard a lot about only potty training in summer. I’m thinking the opposite, and here’s why you should consider potty training …

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