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Carnival de venecia

The meaning of carnival for children

This year’s masked season has been brought forward early in the calendar. Although there are many ways to experience it, carnival is almost always one of the funniest times and festivals around the world.

And also, although many people think that this is not the case, the origin of this celebration is mainly associated with Catholicism and with Eastern Orthodox Christians.

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to do propósitos 2018

Are you planning 2018? Here you have 3 you must complete.

Second week of the year and we still haven’t stopped seeing in blogs and social networks the New Year’s resolutions of all our friends / acquaintances / strangers but friends on facebook, crying to heaven so that this year they will lower those 3 kilos that now, after years without fulfilling what we set out to do, have become 10.

One more year. 365 days are behind us. 365 days in which we did not fulfill the resolutions that we set ourselves on the 1st of the 1st and today, with 365 more that we have ahead of us, we pose the same question again…. We don’t learn.

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Ideas to make more magic The Three Kings Day

Christmas Eve, Christmas´ Day, New Year’s Eve, and we are entering the New Year. This is undoubtedly the most magical week for children and for those of us who continue to be so. The Three The Three Wise Kings are coming!

The Three Kings’ Day tradition is not as international as Santa Claus, but in countries like Spain it is the day of magic. It is a festive day for the Catholic religion but this tradition is followed by most families, confessed or not, for the magic and illusion that is felt and lived with the youngest of the house.

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Ideas for jokes at Innocent Saints’ Day

Every year, when winter comes, we don’t just wait for Christmas. There are many special dates that can be celebrated. In Spain, every year we wait until the last week of the year, on December 28th, to give free rein to our jokes, the innocent ones.

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Why is it good for children to believe in Santa Claus

There are many parents who, when Christmas comes, they wonder if it is good for their children to grow up deceived, thinking that Santa Claus exist.

Perhaps the change is to stop seeing it as a deception and not as a way to stimulate their imagination before they have to start to face the stark reality.

We explain why it is good and worthwhile to continue with this magical tradition.

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Best technological presents for the whole family

This year we wanted to make a summary of good gifts for the whole #TheNowFamily. Santa Claus is already very close, with Rudolph and some of you have not decided to “ask” what they want.

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Sex education: a path to AIDS prevention

How many of you have received any lectures or training about sexuality in your life?

We are sure that if any of us had received a sex education in our childhood and adolescence, many of the problems or bad times we have experienced in this area would have been better resolved.

Sexuality education is now unfortunately becoming increasingly relevant for very negative reasons and that unwanted pregnancies and, above all, the spread of viral diseases such as HPV (Human Papillomavirus) and AIDS (HIV) are on the rise.

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How to measure fever? Oblumi tapp is the solution.

One of the main problems and fears faced by parents of babies and children is that they get sick and have a fever. Fever is usually the symptom that something is wrong with your body. It appears as a defense mechanism against various situations, disorders, infections and pathologies. Most of the time it is a sign that a virus or bacteria is attacking the body. Excess clothing (especially in infants) and immunizations may also be a reason for them to have a feverish picture. That’s why it’s so important to determine if the baby or child has a fever. Then we’ll know how to act.

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To do this, it is necessary to know how to measure the fever well in children. You may be familiar with the first gesture most parents make when we notice that their child is a little warmer than usual: place the palm of the hand on the child’s forehead or gently approach the lips to check if the temperature is high.

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If we suspect that the baby may have a fever, what we should do is measure the body temperature with a thermometer.

The thermometer

When we think our kids may have a fever, it’s best to take their temperature with a digital thermometer.

There are some areas indicated for taking temperature in infants and children such as the rectum, forehead, armpit or ear.

The most accurate way to take babies’ temperature is with temporary artery thermometers, which use an infrared sensor that measures temperature by simply sliding it over the baby’s forehead and digital ear thermometers, called tympanic thermometers.

How to use a temporary artery thermometer (in the forehead)

Temporary artery thermometers are very easy to use, once you learn the technique.

It is very important to follow the instructions, as well as all the sample videos that the manufacturer himself can provide. If you still find it difficult, you can always go to your doctor-pediatrician, as they are used to using this type of thermometers.

The basic use of these thermometers is to position it at the point on the forehead between the eyebrows and the hairline.

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Then you’ll have to make soft circles without squeezing. Et voilà. (Include video)

How to use an ear thermometer

Ear thermometers, as well as forehead thermometers, are usually fast, safe and comfortable. The only problem is that they add the complication of having to insert the thermometer into the small child’s ear canal, and if the procedure is not performed correctly and the thermometer is inserted well into the ear, the recording may be erroneous or inaccurate. In addition, wax accumulated in the ear also has an influence because it interferes with reading.

Ear thermometers are not recommended for infants younger than 6 months, because narrow ear canals in young infants can make it difficult to insert the sensor properly.

Thermometer connected to the smartphone. Everything registered.

Oblumi tapp is a device connected to the mobile phone that converts it into a digital infrared thermometer with multiple possibilities. We mean, it’s a digital thermometer.

Accurately measures temperature

In a few seconds you can take your body temperature in the forehead and ear. Its infrared sensor is specially designed for medical applications.

Calculate the drug dosage

Who remembers the correct dosage of antithermic drugs? Our app will calculate it automatically according to the data of each patient and for the most used medicines.

Records all data

Views the history of temperature data and medication intake, making it easy to track fever status and information for the healthcare professional.

Share patient profiles

You will be able to create as many patients as you need and share them with the users you want, the information will be automatically updated to all those who share a patient.

Send and receive notifications

You will be able to send an automatic notification of the temperature or medication to contacts with whom you share information.

Configure alarms

Avoid worries and set off an alarm so you don’t forget to take a temperature or medication again.

Check liquid temperature

How many times have you had a scare because the bottle was too hot or the bath water was too cold? With Oblumi tapp you can measure the temperature of any liquid with the same precision and speed.

Regardless of the method you choose, do not take your child’s temperature immediately after bathing, when it is likely to be higher. Wait at least 20 minutes after bathing for a more accurate reading. The same happens if your baby has been wrapped in a blanket, crib, cart, or if the area you are in is heated. You have to acclimatize the thermometer and yourselves about 15 minutes.

So… do not get nervous and go to the doctor when needed… Keep Calm ;)

 

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Winter is coming. Let’s prepare our defenses.

The freakish parents know that the White Walkers,”in coming out” of the Seven Kingdoms do not exist. Here in the Land of Men, the dragons are others and they are called Viruses and there is no Valirian Fire or Vidriagon to stop them.

Winter is Coming and we talk about the dreaded winter sicknesses that like the Lannister clan, the Itis Family come to make us all suffer #TheNowFamily. Pharyngitis, bronchitis, bronchiolitis, otitis… we are ready!

In schools, the -Itis are expanding and proliferating. This places are their natural habitat. That’s why we must be cautious. You know what the saying goes, “cautious man-woman is worth two.”

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For this, any barrier is small. The cold, the humidity, the dirt, etc… Don’t worry, we won’t see our children with their eyes filled with blue ice, but the precautions are not few, starting by dressing them as if they were onions. Layered. 

  1. From the cold Winterfell to the warmth Dorne, there is the same climate change as from Basque Country to Seville….. Therefore, keep your little ones warm by looking at the weather. We know, it’s a bit of a “bummer” (forgive me for the expression) but it’s so bad that they get cold, like sweating “deaths by heat” that Dorne-Seville people used to says.
  2. Masters have been studying, researching and testing how their ointments, concoctions and potions work for centuries. Let’s listen to the Doctors-Masters of this Earth and use the Vaccines properly, both to babies and children and to the elderly.
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  3. One very simple thing that seems to have lost the habit of doing is to wash your hands frequently. Like Greyscale, most virus infections are transmitted by direct contact with the hands. After sneezing, going to the bathroom, touching our noses or anything else, wash your hands. Much more if we have children, babies and old people. They are the most affected.
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  4. Scarves with the Stark Wolf shield are beautiful, but please try to survive! Not to get sick! Wear disposable tissues. It’s not about you using a tissue for every blow snot (up to 6 can fit into a tissue) but using, ringing and pulling! That no one else can be in touch with “them.”
  5. Unless we’re going to sign an armistice, the PEACE pipe has to be left for another time. Whether we like it or not, tobacco is a -ine, therefore a drug. So it’s a good time to reconsider smoking. The contact of infants, children and the elderly with tobacco smoke should be completely avoided.fumar
  6. Do your children have a cloth or rag doll that they play with all day and are very fond of? You know what to do. Make him disappear. For the common good. He’ll show up again, don’t worry. But in Summer, when the sun’s fire brings us back to life.
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Growing up is learning to say goodbye.

Adults have already learned that death is a natural part of life (we haven’t learned anything, we wouldn’t cry for example;) but children haven’t faced what the loss of no return means. 

When children begin to realize this, it is usually at 6 years of age. Some of them even before. 

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