Telehealth – ecotechnology of today!
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Telehealth – ecotechnology of today!

Let’s start with a few questions... Do you have the impression that your doctor should know more about your child in order to be able to treat them efficiently? Do you have problems with booking a medical appointment? Are you overwhelmed by queues, waiting, stress and the cost of every single visit? Would you like to always have available the history of all the diseases that your child went through, together with the list of medicines applied, so that every doctor with whom you consult the health of your child has access to such information? Are you afraid of your child being exposed to another infection during a visit at the outpatient clinic or at the hospital? Do you think that a doctor should take into account all the health…
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Original overview of alternative breakfast proposals
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Original overview of alternative breakfast proposals

Since I devoted the previous post on my blog to popular snacks for children that are advertised as “healthy”, today I decided to suggest a few alternative lunch solutions for our kids. Producers of snacks put images of nuts and milk all over their packaging, but as it turns out the main ingredients of these products are sugar, palm oil, emulsifiers and preservatives. Meanwhile, a home-made hazelnut cream is very simple to make and it doesn’t take that much time at all: Ingredients: 100g of hazelnuts, 1/4 glass of dates (immersed in warm water for 30 minutes), 1/4 - 1/3 glass of milk or vegetable milk (I recommend rice milk or almond milk), 2 tablespoons of cocoa Warm up a dry pan and put nuts on it. Then roast them…
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Pack a lunch for your children and don’t fall into the trap of pseudo-healthy snacks
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Pack a lunch for your children and don’t fall into the trap of pseudo-healthy snacks

A school year begins and together with it there comes the matter of lunch that is either prepared at home or bought at school. I decided to review the ingredients of popular snacks that are advertised as excellent for satiating hunger, healthy, nutritious and perfect for our kids. Let’s start with cookies that are marketed by its producer as a “breakfast”. Their packaging includes information on how to start a day in a healthy manner and how to make the most important meal (that is, breakfast) properly balanced. The list of ingredients is relatively long. What do we have here? In the order provided by the producer - let’s remember that this order corresponds to the percentage content of each ingredient in a finished product, starting with the highest one:…
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A tick bite? Just don’t panic!
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A tick bite? Just don’t panic!

The summer season is in full swing and many of us go for shorter or longer trips to the forest or the lake or we walk together with our children through the park. In such moments I think that almost every one of us thinks that things would be really perfect if it wasn’t for the mosquitos and, even worse, ticks! While a mosquito bite is only going to itch for a shorter or longer while, a tick bite is a slightly more serious matter. However, I’m under the impression that the problem of ticks is demonised and that’s why I would like to provide you - parents - with some useful information on tick bites (although technically, according to medical terminology, ticks don’t bite - their mouthpart is designed…
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What can replace the traditional sugar? The sweet, the sweeter and the sweetest
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What can replace the traditional sugar? The sweet, the sweeter and the sweetest

In relation to the previous post on my blog I’d like to devote a few words to what can replace the traditional and the most widespread sweetening substance, that is, sucrose made of sugar beets and sugar cane. Some promote the use of honey while others encourage using xylitol, also known as birch sugar. Among natural sweeteners we can also find stevia. Which of these is the best and worth recommending? For starters, let me provide a few pieces of information on each of them. Xylitol is a natural sweetener obtained from birch trees. Let’s start with its advantages. It’s as sweet as sucrose but has 40% less calories. Additionally, it has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. It reduces the risk of dental caries by reducing plaque. The bacteria that cause…
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Flavored water will give you better health?
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Flavored water will give you better health?

The high temperature season has practically started and what becomes a very important element of a child’s everyday diet is the water. When we start expanding a child’s diet, that is, around its sixth month of life, we should start accustoming our little ones to drinking pure water, not flavored water, sweetened juices or sweetened sodas. To begin, let me quote the ingredients of some popular beverages for children: example no. 1 (juice): water, vegetable pastes, juice from concentrate, sugar example no. 1 (juice): water, vegetable and fruit juices, sugar, high-fructose corn syrup example 3 (flavored water): water, sugar, citric acid, sodium benzoate, flavour, strawberry juice from concentrate (0.1%) example 4 (cola-type beverage): water, sugar, carbon dioxide, coloring: caramel E150d, phosphoric acid Bases on the examples above it is clear…
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Phew… It’s so hot…
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Phew… It’s so hot…

Summer will soon be in full swing, so we should think about a few gadgets that might seem fancy at first, but will make our children’s lives a lot easier during hot days. I’d like to focus on the youngest, particularly those who will experience summer for the first time. [caption id="attachment_492" align="alignright" width="307"] Woollen nappy covers by Puppi (www.igle-figle.pl)[/caption] On hot days newborns and infants tend to get nappy rash on their bottoms and legs. Often the cream or powder protection may turn out to be insufficient, especially in case of disposable nappies. In such situations we should consider using, at least during sweltering days, woollen nappy covers and bamboo inserts, for example those offered by Puppi company (www.igle-figle.pl). The nappy covers are made of thin flannel made entirely…
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ABC of travelling with children
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ABC of travelling with children

The summer holidays are knocking at the door and soon we, the parents, will have to deal with the troublesome issue of what to take on a trip with children. Perhaps it will be only a short trip to the lake with our toddler, but it might also be a longer one with a preschooler. Irrespective of where we’re going, we should arm ourselves with several things that will make it easier for us to survive in the beautiful nature. Here’s a travelling kit fit for true travellers and explorers! A like ALERT and first AID kit, obviously properly and comprehensively equipped. Next to the basics such as bandaids, woven bandages, elastic bandages, scissors, gloves and thermal insulating blanket here are some other things worth taking: gel compresses for application…
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Problems with child’s respiratory system. What to do and how to prevent them?
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Problems with child’s respiratory system. What to do and how to prevent them?

For every parent the most important thing is the good health of their children. Most of us shudder to think about any infections, cold, flu, running nose, coughing, earache, etc. We are afraid of long-term treatment, antibiotic therapy, complications and hospitalization. Unfortunately, the statistics are merciless for us – children in the early childhood period, particularly those that attend day care or kindergarten, or who have older siblings in pre-school age, go through 8 – 10 respiratory tract infections a year. Therefore, dear Parents, there is no reason to panic! The only thing we can do is obtain appropriate knowledge and become prepared in advance for a potential infection of our offspring’s respiratory tract. A few words on the causes of infections and low immunity in children Why do children…
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Eco-technologies – solutions for parents who want to support the natural environment
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Eco-technologies – solutions for parents who want to support the natural environment

If you are reading this text then you are probably a parent or a soon-to-be parent... Or maybe you are only planning to have children? Irrespective of your situation, it is worth becoming familiar with one of the top trends of modern parenting, that is, eco-parenting. It is not only about avoiding detergents and food additives, saving energy or using a bike instead of a car. Yes, all these things are very good for protecting our natural heritage, but they are not everything. When most of us think about technology, we associate it with complex designs and even more complex production methods, but is there any place for ecology in it? Sure there is! So, how can one make a starter kit for our little one that is worthy of…
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