Monday, October 19, 2009

Recycling symbols

The Green Dot does NOT necessarily mean that the packaging can be recycled. It is a symbol used on packaging in many European countries and signifies that the producer has made a contribution towards the recycling of packaging.

Identifies the type of plastic: PET and HDPE bottles are recycled by the majority of local authorities.

Please dispose of glass bottles and jars in a bottle bank (but remember to separate colours) or use your glass kerbside collection if you have one.

Recyclable Aluminium
Can be placed in an aluminium recycling facility.

Recyclable Steel
Can be placed in a steel recycling facility.

Mobius Loop
Indicates that an object is capable of being recycled - not that the object has been recycled.

Mobius Loop with percentage
Shows the percentage of recycled material contained in the product.

To be given the National Association of Paper Merchants mark, paper or board must be made from a minimum of 75% genuine waste paper and / or board fibre, no part of which should contain mill produced waste fibre.

The Forest Stewardship Council logo identifies products which contain wood from well managed forests independently certified in accordance with the rules of the FSC A.C.

Dispose of this carefully and thoughtfully. Do not litter. This doesn’t relate to recycling, but is a reminder to be a good citizen, disposing of the item in the most appropriate manner.

Recycle and reuse for our kids future

Recently, there's alot of news on Global warming, temperature is rising, ice caps are melting, sea level rising etc. It's time for us to do our part for our children, grandchildren and future generations by :
  • recylcling and reusing items before throwing them away as rubbish. Check out to see what are the items that can be recylcled and do your part.
  • reducing our carbon footprints. Walk to your destination if it's minutes away instead of driving, take public transport.
  • switch off the lights when you leave the room; and remove applicances from the sockets when not used. This will save you $$ too.
  • when purchasing appliances, check out on the energy saving models
  • use rechargeable batteries

There are lots of things that everyone can do to save our home. When everyone does a little, it adds up.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

How to stop a baby from crying...

This is really interesting. I saw this experiment from a japanese video on how to stop a baby from crying. Most of the baby stopped crying upon hearing the noise made. I've tried it out on my son, and it works! You can give it a try too.

Please see the video linked below:

Friday, October 9, 2009

The Contented Baby with Toddler Book

Bestselling childcare author Gina Ford has two new books due to be published by Vermillion later this year

The Contented Baby with Toddler Book and From Cry Baby to Contented Baby (coming soon in Oct 2009)

Life with toddlers can be demanding. Suddenly, the contented little baby has gone, to be replaced by, the often unpredictable and opinionated, toddler. And then before you know it you have a new baby to cope with as well. For followers of CLB and new fans, Gina now has the answer for this particularly challenging time for parents. Gina Ford will be tackling this in the first of her new books:The Contented Baby with Toddler Book, that had been published in July. Containing unique routines for parents trying to juggle the demands of a lively toddler with the very different needs of a new baby as well as a winning combination of practical tips, sanguine advice and suggested ways to structure your day, it will be a godsend to all parents expecting their second child.

I have got my copy of The Contented Baby with Toddler Book from Borders, and it's selling at SGD $35.90.

The second new book coming in October is From Cry Baby to Contented Baby. Published in a smaller format, it will address the emotive topic of crying babies. Gina will help parents recognise the triggers that cause a baby to cry and show parents how best to comfort and settle their babies.