Friday, June 13, 2014

Radio fllyer 4 in 1 trike review

We bought the radio flyer 4 in 1 trike for our baby girl last 2 weeks since she has shown interest in bicycles. I would like to say that it works well on gravel giving it a smooth ride BUTTTTT there is just one thing that i don't like and i think little tikes 3 in 1 trike might be a better buy because of the foot rest.

My girl is 13 months and her feet can't reach the pedal so her feet drags on the gravel since The radio flyer does not have a foot rest which is a major flaw i would say.

Syifaa is ONE

This post is almost a month overdue but I'm still going to write something

My girl is a big ONE

Alhamdulillah you have grown into a big healthy girl now Syifaa, when you were 11 months going to be 12 months these are among the things that you like to do

This is you the day you turned 12 months, taken during our daily morning walk
Usually in the morning after your walk Ibu would let you play with the grass, walk on the pavement barefooted and collect come flowers in front of the house, and you just can't get enough of it.

On our morning walks we would stop and collect flowers , look at birds, dogs and cars.

And this flower

Also this is your favourite tree as the leaves dangle and you can reach and shake the leaves. Its our pitstop if we pass by this house.

In the evenings we have a trip to the park, depending on the time and weather, last month (when you were 10 months) you were scared of the swing, when you were 11 months up till today almost 13 months , you don't want to get off haha

When we are at home you just love playing peekaboo... You never get bored hiding behind everything, the curtain, scarves, sometimes even using your hands to cover your face : )

Basically you eat everything, here is a picture of you eating dragon fruit, when you were 11 months i don't really give you that much to eat for breakfast...I would give you on different days yoghurt / fruits/ pancake/ eggs. For lunch just porridge with chicken/beef/fish and veggies. 

You ate so much till suddenly when you turned 12 months and a week you just didn't want porridge no more : )... Ibu day lah tak panda masak ahahha ... anyway I'm working on it .

Ibu was cleaning the cupboard and found this, a dress i made when i was pregnant to you : )

This was previously where your clothes are kept and the mess you like to make everyday , so ibu and ayah decided to get a new drawer and we let you make a mess somewhere else.

When you almost reached 12 months you could master the skill of putting balls in the hole. You could walk with support, ibu has to hold your hands everywhere you go at that time.You have 2 bottom teeth and 4 teeth at the top, 2 of which is only half way out. 

This picture was taken a week before you turned one on 15/5 , nope you didn't have a bite of the cake you were eating some snacks i brought. 

It is true that not a day has gone i am grateful i have you and to have waited this long is a blessing.  If it wasn't for the challenges i had before this I don't think i will be this patient, this grateful, this happy. May you grow each year doing the things that you like, being a wonderful muslim. 

Love you baby girl 
Ibu & Ayah

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Syifaa at 11 months and tanah aina

My dear baby girl, 

This is a picture of you on the day you turned 11 months, you are afraid of that toy crab but you still love playing with it.

you love holding things and both hands must be occupied, here is your first scribbly art : )

This is your new favourite toy, you love the elephant when it pops, you would close it back and pop it  again. I left this in the car because whenever you cry when you are in your car seat, this would make you happy.

Sometime last month you could stand unassisted, about 3 seconds , and that got me all excited :D

we gave you a hand me down toy from Rafa and Gaza, and you have been practicing to walk everyday using this.

Ibu and Ayah bought you many books, and some hand me downs from Rafa and Gaza of course, you love reading and you love taking them down the shelf too

When ibu is in the kitchen, and ibu has to clean the dishes, these are among the things that i would let you play with including the pots and pans : ). by far tissues and magnets never failed. 

Just a day before you turned 11 months, we stayed a night at Tanah Aina in bentong, you loved everything including the jungle tracking where ayah carried you all the way through, and also the river we swam in. You are really our little explorer : )

Lots of love,
Ibu and Ayah

Monday, March 17, 2014

10 month old Syifaa

Baby girl,

It won't be long till i have to stop addressing you as my baby girl , soon you will be in school, in uni, going to work, getting married and you will be my big girl. Today you are 10 months old, i figured i would like to keep you updated on what you have been doing this past month.

We brought you swimming again in the pool and your first time wearing this neck flotie which you enjoyed.

At 9 months, you have mastered drinking on your own..

Somehow you started to refuse eating, you don't even want ibu to spoon feed you, so i tried letting you be in control of what you eat, not giving you pureed food no more and also added more flavour to your food (homemade chicken stock for cooking rice).. and amazingly your appetite came back.

You dislike touching any sticky food, thus there you are eating with no hands ... oh my baby girl , the things you do : )

We went to aunty effa's wedding, that was your first 

Ayah bought this bicycle seat and every time we went out of the house, you see ayah going on the bike you would lough and get all excited.

at 9 months you already have 4 teeth, and another 2 coming out soon. you have been biting your cot a lot now. 

Here are some of the things you love doing.......

You love crawling under everything, the chair, the slide ...

You love playing with water, you love tearing up tissues to pieces :)

You now understand if i say clap, fan, light. butterfly, bird , heart, bicycle, slide and rocking horse

I love listening to your laughter, and looking at your smile... I Hope you will always give me that smile and those laughter, and that you will always fill this house with happiness and joy :') .. i love you my baby girl. 

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Activities 8 month old

These are some of the activities to keep Syifaa occupied throughout the day. 
Foam blocks- she loves me building it and she destroying it : )

Cotton wool - I made small balls to practice her fine motor skills. it keeps her occupied for 10 minutes.

Bottles - These are her favourites. i use it almost everywhere, in her tub, bring it out everywhere i go since its small and fits easily in my bag. 1 with buttons and the other with beads. you can hot glue the top so it doesn't come off. 

Scarf - She loves playing peekaboo with this

Stairs - Her current obsession is to climb the stairs way up to the top : /
Water play- just made this today since the weather was so nice. I added in the small balls in the water again to practice her fine motor skills 

Baloon chase - Been playing this for 4 days in a row and she still loves it

Currently her favourite books

Family holiday to Port dickson

Our first family trip was to Port dickson to give Syifaa her first sand experience and thankfully she loved it. 

we stayed at the water chalet in Avillion Port Dickson, our second time here but first time with Syifaa. Its a beautiful place with its own private beach and heaps of activities , peacocks roaming around freely an amazing SPA that i have yet to try. Do have a look at their website 

one thing that was unexpected was that the next morning i discovered 10 mosquito bites on Syifaa      : (.. I didn't know getting the water chalet near the beach would result to this.... oh well a lesson it is.

I would come here again when Syifaa is a little older to enjoy the activities.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Syifaa at 5 months

My baby girl is 5 months already.... alhamdulillah her sleeping pattern has improved a lot although once in a while i still have to review the book again to check if im doing it alright.

Syifaa loves sucking her thumb now, i have been thinking if i should stop her from doing that but most online reading i did says that thumb sucking is good at this age as it is a sign that the child can calm herself and it is also not a major concern until the permanent teeth comes out.

So baby girl, ill let you suck your thumb and if the need arises we will put braces on your teeth : ).

Most Infants Self-Pacify

Most experts agree that a thumb-sucker younger than 5 shouldn't be pressured to stop. Most children will give up the habit on their own before they enter kindergarten.
"Thumb-sucking is an appropriate and useful behavior for very young children," says Linda Goldstein, MD, a Washington pediatrician. "It allows them to comfort and entertain themselves."
In fact, more than three-quarters of infants suck their thumbs or fingers through the first year of life. A child usually turns to the thumb when bored, tired, or upset. It is not uncommon to see a thumb-sucker simultaneously engage in other behaviors, such as twirling a strand of hair, holding onto an ear, or rubbing a blankie.
"Even when the habit lingers past infancy, thumb-sucking is rarely something to be concerned about. It doesn't indicate that a child has emotional problems or that he will still be sucking his finger when he's a teenager," says Sabine Hack, MD, assistant professor of psychiatry at New York University School of Medicine.