sleeping babyIn the first 12-16 weeks, your baby will have a very chaotic sleep pattern and will not have settled into a natural circadian sleep cycle. Instead of sleeping mostly at night, your baby will sleep in mini-cycles at seemingly random times. At somewhere between 2 and 8 weeks, your baby will usually fall into a pattern of 4 hours sleep followed by about half an hour of alertness.

When your baby is not sleeping as expected, you may panic. You may even find yourself frequently using the best pulse oximeter for nurses to check whether the baby has the right amount of oxygen when asleep.

You should not try and manipulate this natural sleep pattern as your interference at this early stage can actually delay the onset of a more stable sleep pattern. The only things that you should do are make sure that your baby is exposed to as much natural daylight as possible during the daytime and as little artificial light as possible at night.

At around 12 weeks maybe a little later, you should consider trying to teach your baby some healthy sleeping habits. The following are some of the things that you should consider implementing:

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Facts About Bottled Water vs. Tap Water

The great bottled water vs. tap water facts debate continues to rage on with no end in sight. It would seem that science and raw data could resolve this issue, but the real truth is even murkier than some of the untreated water that they are studying.

The real problem is that not all tap water or bottled water is the same. It’s not all processed the same; there are different forms of filtering and purifying, and clever marketing makes you even more confused.

Bottled Water vs. Tap Water Facts – What We Know about Tap Water

Here are some things we do know about tap water:

Tap Water Pros

  • Cost Efficient – Outside of paying your monthly water bill, you save a lot of money with tap water. This means that tap water can be enjoyed by more people around the world.
  • Heavily Regulated – The stuff that comes out of the taps is much more regulated than what you get from bottled water. Both state and federal laws are enforced, and you usually know the source of the water.
  • Fluoride – Fluoride helps to prevent tooth decay, and this is especially good for young children, who might not
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Top 5 Benefits of the Dukan Diet

The Dukan diet is a high protein, low carbohydrate weight loss plan very similar to the Banting Diet. It was developed by French physician, Dr. Pierre Dukan and has recently begun to sweep other areas of the world.

It has been dubbed by some as “just another fad diet” and “the new Atkins.” However, there are several benefits to the Dukan diet. Aside from having a sound scientific basis, it is composed of numerous components that make it extremely dieter-friendly. Here some of these unarguable benefits are outlined.

On the Dukan Diet: Eat Real Food

Unlike countless other weight loss programs that promise similar if not inferior results to the Dukan diet, the Dukan diet allows dieters to eat real food. It does not make use of protein shake meal substitutes used in diet plans such as Slimfast or Herbalife.

In fact, Dr. Dukan openly condemns the use of such products, stating they should only be used as a last resort. Meal replacements such as protein shakes may physically satisfy a person’s hunger; however, they do not do the same psychologically.

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How to Heal Blisters after Neck Tattoo Removal

One of the questions we’ve gotten through our contact form is about laser hair removal. Jackie from Maryland wanted to know how one can heal the blister that form after removing tattoos. For this answer, we’ve consulted Jack Mesh, a staff at a leading laser tattoo removal parlor to shed more light on the subject.

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Neck tattoo removal treatments normally leave you with blisters which you can treat by applying hydrocortisone cream or taking ibuprofen, just like you would do with sunburn. With special care, blisters should heal eventually and disappear on their own.

When laser tattooing is executed properly, you are bound to get blisters approximately eights hours after treatment. You have up to a month before the blisters can completely heal.  Proper care and hygiene is essential for the weeks following your treatment. The good news is that these blisters are normally not deep and do not leave you with scars.

The following steps describe how you would heal blisters after a laser tattoo removal:

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How to Choose the Right Laser Hair Removal Clinic

You’ve heard the best way to get rid of hair is by shaving. With this advise, you can buy a nice shaver together with shaving cream. You can shave once but notice that the smooth feel only last for an hour. After a few days, you may feel like there is some sand on your body and everything has grown coarse. Sometimes, you will notice some rashes and nicks. Most people who notice these decide shaving is not for them and opt for other ways to get rid of hair such as waxing.

Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

laser hair removalThe first day you go for waxing, your whole perspective on the idea will change. The pain is intolerable for most people. Moreover, you may end up with some ingrown hair and black spots that do not clear up. After spending almost $60 on waxing and realizing it’s not for you, you can opt for laser hair removal.

Before rushing into laser hair removal, you should read more about the procedure. One questions you may have after learning about the procedure is whether laser hair removal really works. To help us with this, we interviewed Shad Moss, a staff from one of … Read the rest