Saturday, January 23, 2010

Bed sharing reduces men's brain power :)

A Austrian study found that if men sharing a bed with a bed mate it affects their mental ability the next day.

Although the men reported they had slept better with a partner, they fared worse in the tests, with their results suggesting they actually had more disturbed sleep.

Both sexes had a more disturbed night's sleep when they shared their bed.

But women apparently managed to sleep more deeply when they did eventually drop off, since they claimed to be more refreshed than their sleep time suggested.

Their stress hormone levels and mental scores did not suffer to the same extent as the men.

But the women still reported that they had the best sleep when they were alone in bed.

Bed sharing also affected dream recall. Women remembered more after sleeping alone and men recalled best after sex.

"Historically, we have never been meant to sleep in the same bed as each other. It is a bizarre thing to do.

"Sleep is the most selfish thing you can do and it's vital for good physical and mental health.

"Sharing the bed space with someone who is making noises and who you have to fight with for the duvet is not sensible.

More on BBC News: Bed sharing "drains men's brains"

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Babies - A Cool Documentary!

I came across this trailer while scanning through one of my twitter lists last week.

This visually stunning new movie simultaneously follows four babies around the world - from first breath to first steps. From Mongolia to Namibia to San Francisco to Tokyo, Babies joyfully captures on film the earliest stages of the journey of humanity that are at once unique and universal to us all.

See the world of the babies and their development from another ankle as we never could experience how babies around the desert are raised up.

The documentary shall be released in April 2010, hopefully some cinemas will show this movie and not only Hollywood blockbusters...

What are your impressions of the "Babies" trailer?

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Dirt can be good for children!

Researchers from the School of Medicine at University of California, San Diego, found a common bacterial species, known as Staphylococci, blocked a vital step in a cascade of events that led to inflammation which can be found in mud :)

Normal bacteria living on the skin trigger a pathway that helps prevent inflammation when we get hurt, the US team discovered.

A spokeswoman for Allergy UK said there was a growing body of evidence that exposure to germs was a good thing.

"Rates of allergy have tripled in the UK in the last decade. One in three people now has some kind of allergy.

"Some of this might be that people are better informed. But a lot of it is genetic as well as down to our environment," she said.

More can be found on BBC News - Dirt can be good for children, says scientists
Picture from Flickr

Sunday, January 17, 2010

MM: The Alphabet Song - Nursery Rhymes

This time we have the Alphabet Song which you can sing and teach for our kids.

Enjoy Music Monday!

Monday, January 11, 2010

MM:Little Doll (Xiao Wa Wa)

This song is about the parents' love for their adorable daughter. I love this song very much. The beginning part is in Chinese, the later part is in Mongolian.


Saturday, January 9, 2010

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Monday, January 4, 2010

MM: Old McDonalds - Nursery Rhymes

I guess a lot of our visitors know this song very well as almost everyone sings this song once in school or their parents sing it when we have been kids.

At the moment it's our turn to sing this song to our Timmy :) We will start Nursery Rhymes as a new series for our Music Monday.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Smack your kids to success - a study suggests!?

A new study who researched the effects of smacking kids showed surprising results but it depends at which ages the kids have been smacked.

The study "recommends" that smacking your kids between 2 and 6 years leads to more successful youngsters and adults in the long run.

In comparison with kids who haven't been beaten or kids who have been beaten beyond the age of 12 years the previous mentioned group of kids had advantages in academic rank, volunteer work, college aspirations, hope for the future, and confidence in their ability to earn a living when they grow up.

The study reviewed 2.600 persons of whom 25% never had been smacked. The 179 teenagers were asked when they got their last smack and how often they were smacked as child.

Photo from woodleywonderworks / License - CC BY-NC 2.0

Read more: Children who are smacked when young are more likely to be successful, study finds - Daily Mail Online

What do you think of this NEW OUTCOME in this study?
Can you smack your kids to success or will physical punishment do more harm to the self-confidence of your kid?

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy NEW YEAR + TOP 9 POSTS 2009!

First of all, hope everyone could jump with a good start in the NEW YEAR 2010 and wish you a fantastic Year 2010 together with your family and friends!

These are the 9 TOP Posts 2009 of our Baby-Blog:

  1. EEC-Syndrome: Our nine-finger son (seems like the "side effects" the doctors predicted are not showing up)

  2. Happy Birthday, Daddy!

  3. Boom - Our Baby Timmy fall down from the bed

  4. HELP - Our Apartment is invaded by ANTS!! (Great tips from our readers in the comments)

  5. WW - Natural Diapers (a very funny "green" Diaper!)

  6. A short review of the Adgitize Network (if you're not yet member of Adgitize, take a closer look at this review)

  7. How to teach your baby READING and MATH (Part 1 of 3)

  8. WW - Shopping Day (why does everyone think Timmy looks like his daddy? write me the similarities ;) )

  9. The first hours of our newborn baby (dramatic events happened to him on the first day of his life)
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