Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Children's Birthday Cakes
The birthday cake is always the center of attraction in a birthday party. This cake sits in a place of honor, with beautiful candles glowing on top it, as we sing the “Happy Birthday” song. After the birthday song and all the oooh-and-aaah are over, it’s time to cut and taste how delicious the cake is.
Besides the taste, we also need to consider the shape, color, size and design of the birthday cake. If the birthday cake has a theme or cartoon characters, the children will definitely love it. It is better to decorate the birthday cake using the favorite color of the birthday boy or girl.
For the girls, we can choose something like Cinderella castle cake, Dora the Explorer, Winnie the Pooh, Barbie, Barney, Care Bears etc. For the boys, we can pick Bob the Builder, Thomas the Train, Cars, SpongeBob, Nemo and even sports theme.
Here is a list of bakery shops (with websites) in Singapore with wonderful children birthday cakes to choose from.
1. Eatzi Gourmet - http://www.eatzi.com.sg/
3D cake is available at ~$45/kg. Sponge cake is at ~$34/kg. Mousse cake is at ~$40/kg. The pricing is indeed very reasonable.
2. Bengawan Solo - http://www.bengawansolo.com.sg/
Assorted design of cartoon cream cakes at $40 - $45/kg. 3D cakes are available too. I bought this Baby Bugs cream cake for my son's 1st birthday. It was very creamy and yummy!
3. Four Leaves - http://www.fourleaves.com.sg/
Novelty cake starts from $65. The pricing is by size, instead of weight. Look at this Animals Train cake, it is so CUTE! Cartoon cakes look great too, with so many flavors to choose from.
4. Smiling Orchid - http://www.smilingorchid.com/
Their 3D cake designs are wonderful, creative and detailed. Price is from $60/kg. Use real toys as decorations. The kids will definitely love them.
5. Glad Cake - http://gladcake.blogspot.com/
This is certainly the most beautiful cake I’ve ever seen. Glad is really good in baking and decorating. But her schedule is quite packed now, do book in advance if you are keen.
6. Ecreative – http://www.ecreative.com.sg/
Ecreative has the most beautiful 3D cakes. Look at this! Even the adults couldn’t resist!
Price is from ~$80/kg. Perfect for children’s birthday party, it will never fail to impress all the kiddos.
7. Emicakes - http://www.emicakes.com.sg/
Durian lovers, you come to the right place. You’ll definitely fall in love with this premium D24 durian cake. Durian cakes are also available in fanciful 3D designs.
Price is from ~$80/kg.
8. 7th Manna - http://www.7thmanna.com/
Customs 3D cakes are available.
9. Room for Desserts -http://www.roomfordessert.com.sg/
Nice 3D designs. Minimum 2kg/cake. Need to order 2 weeks in advance. Prices vary depending on the size, flavours and design. Oh, this cake is so sweet, isn’t it?
10. Sweet Secrets - http://www.sweetsecrets.com.sg/
Have a memorable birthday party with this unique photocake. Indeed very special!
Photocake is available at $40/kg.
11. Cake Avenue - http://www.cakeavenue.com/
Customized novelty cakes and elegant cup cakes available for all occasions.
12. The Patissier - http://www.thepatissier.com/
Another fantastic novelty cake design that is hard to resist. Price is from ~$100/kg.
I admire the meticulous work on each cake, making them so special. Just like a special treat from heaven.
13. Cedele - http://www.cedeledepot.com/
Customized first month cakes, classic and home-style cakes.
14. Yiling Confectionery - http://www.yilingcakes.com.sg/
15. Tempting Treats - http://temptingtreats.biz/
16. Royal Cakes - http://www.royalcakes.com/ - Halal
17. Online Cake Shop - http://www.onlinecakeshop.com/
18. Birthday Cake To Go - http://www.birthdaycaketogo.com/
19. Jia Lei Confectionery - http://www.jialei.com/
20. Prima Deli - http://www.primadeli.com/ - Halal
21. Melrose - http://www.melrose.com.sg/
22. Angie The Choice - http://www.angiethechoice.com.sg/
23. Sweetest Moments - http://www.sweetestmoments.com.sg/
24. Hot Fuchsia - http://www.hotfuchsia.com/
25. Pine Garden - http://www.pgcake.com/
26. Swensen’s Ice-Cream Cake - http://www.swensens.com.sg/ - Halal
27. Cupcake Obsession – http://www.cupcakeobsession.com/
Customized cakes and cup cakes for all special occasions
28. Delectable Delites - http://delectabledelites.blogspot.com/
29. Yummyumkins Cupcakes & Muffins - http://www.yummyumkins.com/ - Halal
Friday, June 10, 2011
- Talk to him til he sleeps
- sing to him
- story telling
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Nap. It's a small word, but for most parents a hugely important one. Why? Sleep is a major requirement for good health, and for young kids to get enough of it, some daytime sleep is usually needed. Crucial physical and mental development occurs in early childhood, and naps provide much-needed downtime for growth and rejuvenation.
Naps also help keep kids from becoming overtired, which not only takes a toll on their moods but may also make it harder for them to fall asleep at night. And naptime gives parents a brief oasis during the day and time to tackle household chores or just unwind.
Sleep Needs by Age
There's no one-size-fits-all answer regarding how much daytime sleep kids need. It all depends on the age, the child, and the sleep total during a 24-hour period. For example, one toddler may sleep 13 hours at night with only some daytime catnapping, while another gets 9 hours at night but takes a solid 2-hour nap each afternoon.
Though sleep needs are highly individual, these age-by-age guidelines give an idea of average daily sleep requirements:
Birth to 6 months: Infants require about 16 to 20 total hours of sleep per day. Younger infants tend to sleep on and off around the clock, waking every 2 or 3 hours to eat. As they approach 4 months of age, sleep rhythms become more established. Most babies sleep 10 to 12 hours at night, usually with an interruption for feeding, and average 3 to 5 hours of sleep during the day (usually grouped into two or three naps).
6 to 12 months: Babies this age usually sleep about 11 hours at night, plus two daytime naps totaling 3 to 4 hours. At this age, most infants do not need to wake at night to feed, but may begin to experience separation anxiety, which can contribute to sleep disturbances.
Toddlers (1 to 3 years): Toddlers generally require 10 to 13 hours of sleep, including an afternoon nap of 1 to 3 hours. Young toddlers might still be taking two naps, but naps should not occur too close to bedtime, as they may make it harder for toddlers to fall asleep at night.
Preschoolers (3 to 5 years): Preschoolers average about 10 to 12 hours at night, plus an afternoon nap. Most give up this nap by 5 years of age.
School-age (5 to 12 years): School-age kids need about 10 to 12 hours at night. Some 5-year-olds might still need a nap, and if a regular nap isn't possible, they might need an earlier bedtime.
Friday, June 3, 2011
- What Is Sleep Hyperhidrosis?
- What Causes Night Sweats?
- Night Sweats In Men
- Night Sweats In Women
- Night Sweats In Children
- Night Sweats Treatment
I discovered several things to help me, both in terms of diet and supplements as well as cool products to wear or to use while I fought my sweating while sleeping. With this site, I hope to share with you what really worked for me and hopefully save you some of the time and money I wasted.
- Idiopathic Hyperhidrosis, known as Nocturnal Hyperhidrosis when it occurs while sleeping.
- Diet and Personal Habits
- Certain foods and food allergies
- High Cholesterol, High Blood Pressure and Heart Conditions
- Caffeine, Alcohol (especially Alcohol Withdrawal), Drugs and Smoking (Nicotine)
- Menopause Night Sweats and Andropause Night Sweats
- Diabetes Insipidus (Type I Diabetes or Type II Diabetes) and Hypoglycemia (low blood glucose)
- Arthritis, especially Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
- Sleep Apnea
- Infectious Diseases, including HIV and AIDS
- Stress and Anxiety
- Chronic Pain
- Psychological and Neurological Conditions (sometimes cause cold sweats)
- Specific neurologic conditions may cause severe night sweats, includingAutonomic neuropathy, autonomic dysreflexia, and post-traumatic syringomyelia.
- GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease), Heartburn or Barrett’s Esophagus
- Any Inflammation, but especially Endocarditis (inflammation of the inner heart valves)
- Medicines, especially antipyretic medicines like acetaminophen (Tylenol) and aspirin.
- Prescription medications, especially antibiotics, mental health medications like Seroquel and other antidepressant medications, may manifest night sweating as a side-effect.
- Uncommon but serious conditions, such as Cancer, especially Lymphoma(Hodgin’s Disease or Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma). In fact, one of the most common symptoms of lymphoma is severe night sweating.