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KelvC
30-05-2006, 09:02 PM
Dear friends, we have finally brought little baby home yesterday. Last nite was a real challenge. Constant diaper change (got one episode of fountain), feeding and more feeding never seem to satisfy our precious bundle. By the time i got to sleep it is already 8pm+. Today, the meaning of "On Demand" was fully realised. We're on full mommy milk, was told the milk is highly digestable hence the baby would be hungry all the time, so the baby was demanding milk every 20 or so minutes. Dead tired today and by 4pm today i was already "high". Any ideas?

When i first carried baby i almost teared, I was thinking...."my son" :) :) . Here you are, with tiny fingers and toes ... i'm so worried to hold him too tightly just incase his legs would crumble like sand castle!

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Also, you would have noticed i have not mentioned baby by name yet because it seems all these while LMei have mentioned everyone and has been addressing baby by the name Ian and likewise i mentioned to everyone and called baby by the name Ethan. What a dilemma :) :). Below is the meaning of the names:

Ethan: Hebrew
Means: strong, firm, valiant

and

Ian: Scottish
Means: God is gracious

So, it's now either EthanC or IanC :p :p

Thank you all for your well wishes and prayers. Both mommy and baby is doing well and on the mend. And dadda is on Night Patrol...maybe he'll do some soul ala Taylor Hicks.

alexhay
30-05-2006, 09:51 PM
Congrats Kel....got for ethan..is a nice name :)

lilifjp
30-05-2006, 11:43 PM
Hi KelvinC & LMei, Your baby baby is so, so, so adorable......

Lots of kisses from everyone. Since u have introduced your baby as EthanC, Ethan sounds nice.

Enjoy every moment of your night patrol. You will be real tired but it is worth it. My little girl is already 2 years ++. No more night feeding. You got a long way to go. :D

I think after the 6 weeks there will be colic pain. Baby stomach pain due to wind in the stomach. Get ready, Gripe Water & the Yu Ee Oil.

Teeque
31-05-2006, 04:04 AM
Kelv...welcome back. And like lili said, the kid is adorable, with a feisty look...hehe. Well, hang in there with the night patrol and babycare stuff. I'm sure the experience and new discoveries will make the journey ever so meaningful and joyful for u n Mei. Best of luck n regards to u, mom, and baby. Oh, as for his name, just go with the flow lah, whichever the name stuck, that will be it lor... :)

mon
31-05-2006, 08:46 AM
Ethan: Hebrew
Means: strong, firm, valiant

and

Ian: Scottish
Means: God is gracious

So, it's now either EthanC or IanC :p :p



Gender: Masculine

Usage: Jewish, English, Biblical

Other Scripts: אֵיתָן (Hebrew)

Pronounced: EE-than
Means "solid, enduring" in Hebrew. This is the name of a wise man in the Old Testament.

Me love the name Ethan. Congrats KelvC and L_Mei. Baby is beautiful. :)

chin_wan
31-05-2006, 11:45 AM
I strongly am against using Ian. Simply because Malaysians tend to mispronounce that name. I have known too many Ian in Malaysia that has their name always mispronounced.

Most common mistake: Ai-Yan.

And OH, congrats on your new born! He is an angel!

KelvC
31-05-2006, 12:22 PM
Does anyone know how many days required to get the mama milk filled up? Is there anyway we can speed up the milk building process?

Seems this little boy has a big appetite. We are reluctant to use formula milk, how ah?

Last option: Infant formula milk Ė which brand/formula should we go for? Thus far I have heard of S26 (someone mentioned it is the closes to mamaís milk) and Snow. Any reviews or other available alternative?

Warmest regards to all! :) :) :)

Sasha
31-05-2006, 12:23 PM
Firstly, whatever you do, DO NOT switch on the lights at night when diaper-changing. You will interrupt baby's sleep pattern if you hv the light on. Just use a small table light to shine at baby's bottom for the cleaning, and then shut it off again. Use a small night light if needed but keep the brightness away from his eyes. Babies are depending on their biological clock. If you keep this up, he wil know that when it is morning, and the light shines thru the curtains, it is time to wake up. When it is dark, it is time to sleep. Always keep that pattern and you wont hv to struggle thru the night.

When you put baby down to sleep, lean all the way down while holding baby close to you, until he is already on the mattress, then slowly let go. They need the comfort of security which you provide while carrying him. IF you suddenly let him go on the bed, he will wake up. If you hear your back creaking, time to get some exercise. hahahhaha

When baby needs to be fed at night, mommy can still lie down in bed while breastfeeding. Lay some pillows in the right position so that she is comfortable and also baby is comfortable next to her, lie on her side and let baby feed. she can even doze off for a bit till baby is done feeding.
Since it is NOT bottle feeding where there is a lot of air bubbles, there isnt always a major need to burp baby. Usually it is still best to burp baby so that he wont throw up.

To ensure a good supply of milk, dont overdo it on the ricewine and ginger chicken soup. That will dry mommy up. Eat steamed fish, drink lots of milk also to ensure she doesnt hv calcium loss.

As long as you keep baby at a certain routine everyday, things will go smooth. Dont break the routine. Bathe and massage baby in the morning at a certain time each day, and feed him after he is feeling all fresh. Then after the feeding, he will fall asleep. That will give mommy time to rest or catch up on what she needs to do.

Good luck! and once again, Congratulations! :) Nothing lovelier than a healthy baby :)

P/S: Cut down on the sesame oil too unless mommy wants to put on a tonne of weight and wonder why she cant get slim again. The sesame oil to me is just a way to prevent constipation. hahaha.. eat fruits. Wont hv a problem there. Breastfeeding helps mommy get back her waistline in no time at all but it wont happen if she drinks all that sesame oil .

Breast milk is production is an on-demand thing. The more baby feeds, the more the body will produce. Give it time. It is a gradual process.

PeterHng
31-05-2006, 01:25 PM
Gender: Masculine

Usage: Jewish, English, Biblical

Other Scripts: אֵיתָן (Hebrew)

Pronounced: EE-than
Means "solid, enduring" in Hebrew. This is the name of a wise man in the Old Testament.

Me love the name Ethan. Congrats KelvC and L_Mei. Baby is beautiful. :)

Agree with Mon on this. Ethan is a lovely name provided you are a christian or jew or MI3... Congratulations again... Isn't Ethan handsome .... :p ;) :D :)

orchipalar
31-05-2006, 02:15 PM
Err...dear KelvC n LMei:)...congratulation again ya...

IF Orchi may ask...what do both your parents think of the chosen names for your cahaya mata...? Certainly they have chosen the best names for the both of you to begin with...:)

sherrygin
31-05-2006, 02:26 PM
Hey KelvC
BabyC looks so adorable! Congratulations to you and LMei again.

Maybe if you choose Ethan, wifey can choose the Chinese name? But if it's Ian, then you choose the Chinese name? Either way, both Ethan and Ian are lovely names.

In the meantime, he remains BabyC :D

KelvC
31-05-2006, 02:26 PM
Err...dear KelvC n LMei:)IF Orchi may ask...what do both your parents think of the chosen names for your cahaya mata...? Certainly they have chosen the best names for the both of you to begin with...:)
Orchi, we both have been laughing our heads off when we hear my MIL pronouncing Ethan's name....from Aden, to Eden, Edan...aiyo.

As for Ian, it's just as bad, see pronounce it as EEEEyean (yesterday) or Yeeyan (this morning)...sigh :)

I didn't realised naming a child can be this difficult, i have to pronounce the name in Malay and Chinese incase it sounds funny. Thank goodness our parents is coming out with the chinese name list....we'll shortlist and zoom in later (8 more days before registration dateline). I think naming a goldfish (Bluuper or Blubler) or a doggie (errr......Doggie) is much easier.

The sense of excitement is.....AMAZING!

Oh, fyi, last night's Nitepatrol was much easier...i guess we did something right! :)

Cheersmate!

fRaNkY
31-05-2006, 02:35 PM
Arrrr cute baby... congrats... parenthood just started for u ... good luck and have fun :D

chin_wan
31-05-2006, 04:28 PM
Orchi, we both have been laughing our heads off when we hear my MIL pronouncing Ethan's name....from Aden, to Eden, Edan...aiyo.

As for Ian, it's just as bad, see pronounce it as EEEEyean (yesterday) or Yeeyan (this morning)...sigh :)

I didn't realised naming a child can be this difficult, i have to pronounce the name in Malay and Chinese incase it sounds funny. Thank goodness our parents is coming out with the chinese name list....we'll shortlist and zoom in later (8 more days before registration dateline). I think naming a goldfish (Bluuper or Blubler) or a doggie (errr......Doggie) is much easier.

The sense of excitement is.....AMAZING!

Oh, fyi, last night's Nitepatrol was much easier...i guess we did something right! :)

Cheersmate!
Why not go with simple one like Michael, Paul, John? I love those names.

penangkia
31-05-2006, 04:47 PM
What a lovely bundle of JOY. Congratulations to both mun and dad.

Ethan is a nice name. So is Ian, except it is often pronounced wrongly in bolehland. I have a friend named Ian, and he has given up correcting people who call him Iron.

Take care.

KelvC
31-05-2006, 08:07 PM
Firstly, whatever you do, DO NOT switch on the lights at night when diaper-changing. You will interrupt baby's sleep pattern if you hv the light on. Just use a small table light to shine at baby's bottom for the cleaning, and then shut it off again. Use a small night light if needed but keep the brightness away from his eyes. Babies are depending on their biological clock. If you keep this up, he wil know that when it is morning, and the light shines thru the curtains, it is time to wake up. When it is dark, it is time to sleep. Always keep that pattern and you wont hv to struggle thru the night.

Noted, will give this a try tonight...i'm just hoping i'm wiping the thing and the right place in the dark :p


Why not go with simple one like Michael, Paul, John? I love those names.
Well, those names has been taken up by the Popes and the Saints :)

This afternoon i went through an ala supermarket-sweep scenario, while in Carrefour i called many people to seek their opinion on diapers and formula (for standby). After calling about 8+ people i have finally settled for Drypers (someone mentioned to use this for day use and MamyPoko for night because of the cost which comes with efficient absorbency). As for formula, i went for Similac because was informed the S26 was very "heaty" for the baby and also will cause the baby to be very chubby (but adorable la). To me chubby also means a possibility of being chubby later in life too.

kwchang
31-05-2006, 11:43 PM
With regards baby formula, it does not matter what the label says. The final judge is the baby. If he does not agree with the formula, you gotta change to another type. Hence don't be so sure, try first. Oh ya, the baby may also decide it don't taste like mummy's milk and refuse to take it.

KelvC
01-06-2006, 12:07 AM
Err....is there a manual and warranty card (24x7 SLA) which comes after delivery? :p

Teeque
01-06-2006, 02:34 AM
Manual? Warranty? Didnt the hospital issue u one? Or did u chk inside the 'packaging' it came wif? :D

If not, ahhh, then sue the hospital...lol.

jand
01-06-2006, 09:09 AM
Orchi, we both have been laughing our heads off when we hear my MIL pronouncing Ethan's name....from Aden, to Eden, Edan...aiyo.

As for Ian, it's just as bad, see pronounce it as EEEEyean (yesterday) or Yeeyan (this morning)...sigh :)

I didn't realised naming a child can be this difficult, i have to pronounce the name in Malay and Chinese incase it sounds funny. Thank goodness our parents is coming out with the chinese name list....we'll shortlist and zoom in later (8 more days before registration dateline). I think naming a goldfish (Bluuper or Blubler) or a doggie (errr......Doggie) is much easier.

The sense of excitement is.....AMAZING!

Oh, fyi, last night's Nitepatrol was much easier...i guess we did something right! :)

Cheersmate!

you're lucky they didn't start calling 'qi dan' instead

now, my suggestion is a simple one. learn from them vikings and call him kelvsson.
if you want to make it easier for muslims, can call him benkelv.

if worse come to worse, jand sounds fine too ;)

aRwEn
01-06-2006, 09:27 AM
awwww.... he'z absolutely adorable.... congratz on ur new bundle of joy...

as 4 d name, i wud juz go 4 both.... compromise mah....

ethan ian C az both namez can appear on his IC n birth cert.... solvez d prob.... :)

if u dun wun 2 use formula milk, can try pumpin out d milk n refrigeratin it 4 later.... wn required, heat up.... datz wat sum newly-became-parentz frenz of mine did cuz both of tm work d whole day n baby iz at home wit d nanny.

evelynlim
01-06-2006, 04:14 PM
This afternoon i went through an ala supermarket-sweep scenario, while in Carrefour i called many people to seek their opinion on diapers and formula (for standby). After calling about 8+ people i have finally settled for Drypers (someone mentioned to use this for day use and MamyPoko for night because of the cost which comes with efficient absorbency). As for formula, i went for Similac because was informed the S26 was very "heaty" for the baby and also will cause the baby to be very chubby (but adorable la). To me chubby also means a possibility of being chubby later in life too.
KelvC & LMei,Congratulations on your new born baby boy! Mother's breast milk is the best, try to breastfeed as long as you can up to 1 - 2 years if possible. Your son will have a stronger immune system & less prone to sickness. Diaper for night use may consider Huggies Dry Comfort(Red one) as Mammy poko is a bit pricey.
By the way, do you want a old & used stroller?Of course is still safe to use if you don't mind :D

KelvC
08-06-2006, 05:45 PM
Does anyone know any good children songs? I think Iím running out of these children songs we used to sing in the kinder.

Also, anyone can input the lyrics will be great because most of the songs, i normally sing the first line and forget the rest...substitute the forgotten lyrics with just hums to finish the song. :o The last song i hummed to finish was "Edelweiss"

Oh, by the way, do you know "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" and the "ABC" song is the exact melody!?! It didn't occur to me the last time i sang it years ago. These songs i know the lyrics, my teacher taught me well :p

Current repertoire of songs:
1. Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
2. ABC
3. 3 Blind Mice
4. Edelweiss (Sing 1st liner only)
5. Love Me Tender (Sing 1st liner only)

mon
08-06-2006, 05:57 PM
Yes I've got a favourite! Lavendar's Blue!

Lavender's blue, dilly dilly,
Lavender's green
When you are King, dilly dilly,
I shall be Queen

Who told you so, dilly dilly,
Who told you so?
'Twas my own heart, dilly dilly,
That told me so

Call up your friends, dilly, dilly
Set them to work
Some to the plough, dilly dilly,
Some to the fork

Some to the hay, dilly dilly,
Some to thresh corn
Whilst you and I, dilly dilly,
Keep ourselves warm

Lavender's blue, dilly dilly,
Lavender's green
When you are King, dilly dilly,
I shall be Queen

Who told you so, dilly dilly,
Who told you so?
'Twas my own heart, dilly dilly,
That told me so

Here is the midifile and different lyrics to the tune (http://www.contemplator.com/england/lblue.html) :)

mon
08-06-2006, 06:04 PM
Edelweiss, edelweiss, every morning you greet me
small and white,
clean and bright,
you look happy to meet me
blossom of snow
may you bloom and grow,
bloom and grow forever
edelweiss, edelweiss, bless my home-land forever

My Bonnie? :p

My Bonnie lies over the ocean,
My Bonnie lies over the sea,
My Bonnie lies over the ocean,
Oh, bring back my Bonnie to me.

Bring back, bring back,
Bring back my Bonnie to me, to me.
Bring back, bring back,
Oh, bring back my Bonnie to me.

mon
08-06-2006, 06:07 PM
Love Me Tender
Love me tender
Love me sweet
Never let me go
You have made my life complete
And I love you so

Love me tender
Love me true
All my dreams fulfilled
For, my darling... I love you
And I always will...

Love me tender
Love me long
Take me in your heart
For it's there where I belong
And will never part

Love me tender
Love me true
All my dreams fulfilled
For, my darling... I love you
And I always will...

I said...
Love me tender
Love me true
All my dreams fulfilled
For, my darling... I love you
And I always will...

mon
08-06-2006, 06:11 PM
I totally love this! I sing it to my doggie sometimes. Hehe :p I'd repeat just the first stansa.

How much is that doggie in the window? (arf! arf!)
The one with the waggley tail
How much is that doggie in the window? (arf! arf!)
I do hope that doggie's for sale

I must take a trip to California
And leave my poor sweetheart alone
If he has a dog, he won't be lonesome
And the doggie will have a good home

How much is that doggie in the window? (arf! arf!)
The one with the waggley tail
How much is that doggie in the window? (arf! arf!)
I do hope that doggie's for sale

I read in the paper there are robbers (roof! roof!)
With flashlights that shine in the dark
My love needs a doggie to protect him
And scare them away with one bark

I don't want a bunny or a kitty
I don't want a parrot that talks
I don't want a bowl of little fishies
He can't take a goldfish for a walk

How much is that doggie in the window? (arf! arf!)
The one with the waggley tail
How much is that doggie in the window? (arf! arf!)
I do hope that doggie's for sale
I do hope that doggie's for sale
__________________________________
Note:
Arf! Arf! sounds like a small dog.
Roof! Roof! sounds like a bigger dog.
Click here to midifile (http://www.niehs.nih.gov/kids/lyrics/howmuch.htm)

Teeque
09-06-2006, 02:46 AM
Does anyone know any good children songs? I think Iím running out of these children songs we used to sing in the kinder. ...

Kelv, just go to any bookshops (MPH, Popular or even Kinokuniya) and get those children songs CDs and VCDs. Some even come with karaoke versions. Then play them for ur kid or just memorise those songs to sing to him later lor. If he's one year older, then upgrade to Barney and Hi-5, very popular with kids now. Then comes Bob the Builder, Mickey Mouse and Friends and the likes. Plenty of time for u to explore fren...hehe.

More kiddy songs:

- Sing a song of sixpence
- Jack and Jill
- Baa Baa Black sheep (almost same tune as Twinkle little star) ;)
- Doremi
- Lullaby
- Rock-a-bye baby
Rock-a-bye baby on the treetop
When the wind blows, the cradle wiil rock
When the bow breaks, the cradle will fall
Down will come baby, cradle and all.

:)

jand
09-06-2006, 08:40 AM
If he's one year older, then upgrade to Barney and Hi-5, very popular with kids now. Then comes Bob the Builder, Mickey Mouse and Friends and the likes. Plenty of time for u to explore fren...hehe.


Barney!!!? BOB THE BUILDER????!!!

NAY!!! I OBJECT! VETO!! It'll corrupt him, utterly, totally and completely!

NAY NAY NEHI DAME TIDAK!!!

mon
09-06-2006, 09:57 AM
KelvC, I do not know if you are planning on singing the whole song to baby Ethan cos I thought it would be easier for you to sing just the 1st stansa, repeat it and then move on to other tunes..hehe..anyway, just a suggestion. Have fun!

I'm Popeye the Sailor Man,
I'm Popeye the Sailor Man.
I'm strong to the finich
Cause I eats me spinach.
I'm Popeye the Sailor Man.

I'm one tough Gazookus
Which hates all Palookas
Wot ain't on the up and square.
I biffs 'em and buffs 'em
And always out roughs 'em
But none of 'em gets nowhere.

If anyone dares to risk my "Fisk",
It's "Boff" an' it's "Wham" un'erstan'?
So keep "Good Be-hav-or"
That's your one life saver
With Popeye the Sailor Man.

I'm Popeye the Sailor Man,
I'm Popeye the Sailor Man.
I'm strong to the finich
Cause I eats me spinach.
I'm Popeye the Sailor Man.


Hong Kong Phooey, number one super guy.
Hong Kong Phooey, quicker than the human eye.

He's got style, a groovy style,
and a car that just won't stop.
When the going gets tough, he's really rough,
with a Hong Kong Phooey chop (Hi-Ya!)

Hong Kong Phooey, number one super guy.
Hong Kong Phooey, quicker than the human eye.
Hong Kong Phooey, he's fan-riffic (gong!)

Scooby-Dooby-Doo, Where Are You?
We got some work to do now.
Scooby-Dooby-Doo, Where Are You?
We need some help from you now.

Come on Scooby-Doo, I see you... pretending you got a sliver
But you're not fooling me, cause I can see, the way you shake and shiver.

You know we got a mystery to solve,
So Scooby Doo be ready for your act. [Scooby Doo] Uh-uh Uh-uh
Don't hold back!
And Scooby Doo if you come through
you're going to have yourself a scooby snack!
That's a fact!

Scooby-Dooby-Doo, here Are You.
You're ready and you're willing.
If we can count on you Scooby Doo,
I know you'll catch that villian.

mon
09-06-2006, 10:02 AM
This is easy to remember. My niece loves it and she always chuckles when I dance and sing it for her (even when her eyes are closed pretending to be asleep) :p

Bananas in pyjamas are coming down the stairs,
Bananas in pyjamas are coming down in pairs,
Bananas in pyjamas are chasing teddy bears,
'cos on Tuesdays they all try to catch them unawares!

George, George
George of the Jungle,
Strong as he can be.
(Ahhhhhhhh)
Watch out for that tree.

George, George,
George of the Jungle,
Lives a life that's free.
(Ahhhhhhhh)
Watch out for that tree.

ginaphan
09-06-2006, 03:15 PM
KelC, LMei, congratulations! Sorry this came so late. I am now only catching up on some threads because of my busy schedule.

I can still remember my days after I brought my first one home. She's 12 now.

Here's some tips:

If baby cries for no apparent reason (not hungry, diapers ok, not angin), turn on the hairdryer at the other end of the room. Don't laugh. That's what it sounds like inside Mummy and the humming sound is comforting to baby. Make sure you're far enough not to be too loud. I heard this from BBC Radio (interview with a paedetrician) and tried it myself. MY baby just stopped crying and immediately went back to sleep.

Disposable diapers : All my kids used the ones from Toys 'R Us. My maids vouch by them.

I hope your baby is not too colicky (angin). IF the baby cries with a real high pitch - almost like a screem and has this wide-eyed stare into space when they cry (It's quite a scary look) - it's colic alright. The baby is actually in pain.

My #1 was exceptionally colicky while the rest were OK. Anyway, the pharmacy sells the colic medicine and you should keep it in the fridge. The baby normally have this problem in the middle night. No fun going into hospital in the middle of the night to have the nurses laugh at you (happened to us). It was funny though, when we think back about it.

Trust your instincts. You can read all you want, people (like me) will give all the good-intentioned advise ..... but remember, your ancestors did not have books to read, and they did fine.

Enjoy being a parent (when you can). Welcome to the 'not enough sleep' club. Exclusive Membership. Life will never be the same again.

Songs - Not sure if you are Christian - all my kids tend to be very sooth by Jesus Loves you. For a boy baby, I always thot Puff the Magic Dragon has a nice, melancholicly sweet melody. (http://www.smile-a-day.com/puff.shtml)

jand
09-06-2006, 10:36 PM
the more you all sing, the more pain and fear i feel. there has been i believe, almost 10 songs already.

i believe kelvc has enough suggestions on songs to last for 1 year. anymore, the baby will suffer and so will the people around him who has to listen to it.

feed the baby a healthy dose of beatles, bee gees and maybe the carpenters and he'll grow up just fine. :D

perhaps you all can exchange parenting tips the next you meet them in a TT session.

USJ27Resident
09-06-2006, 11:27 PM
:o How come I missed this thread ... hmmm, must have been busy with other needles and threads... haha...

hi... KelvC... so you've named your son Ethan... just be prepared for him getting called "SUDAH MAKAN? EATEN?" :p Cos my son says that us nowadays... "...ethan has eaten oredi la daddy, mommy!" :D

This is my Ethan !http://img144.imageshack.us/img144/3648/70450003s2wa.jpg

KelvC
10-06-2006, 12:30 AM
Thanks guys for the song choices and lyrics. I notice the baby respond very well to Edelweiz (thank you Mon for the lyrics) and Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.

Oh Jand, my wife responded very positively too (zzzzzZZzzz) :D

Now, time for my Ole! Ole Ole ole...... GOAL!!!!

I'm enjoying this moment....shall not wake him....shhhhhh!

bm007snr
11-06-2006, 04:44 AM
Enjoy da moments :cool:

USJ27Resident
12-06-2006, 09:47 AM
Enjoy da moments :cool:


So so darn true.... once they start to become MOBILE... you too, gonna have to start getting very agile... just to keep up with them.. :D

CCY
12-06-2006, 11:32 AM
So so darn true.... once they start to become MOBILE... you too, gonna have to start getting very agile... just to keep up with them.. :D

...and to top it off..

...once they start to mumble....better prepare your thousand n one answers.
If possible get a survival kit ready before you loose your voice.:D

idolfan
14-06-2006, 09:23 AM
Congrats and God Bless .

Enjoy the journey of parenthood..

you'll be getting all kinds of advice on how to be great parents .. ultimately only both of you will know what is right.

heres' an article which I just read which mite prove useful..

http://lifestyle.msn.com/FamilyandParenting/RaisingKids/ArticleAB.aspx?cp-documentid=503250&GT1=8275

http://lifestyle.msn.com/FamilyandParenting/RaisingKids/ArticleAB.aspx?cp-documentid=554461