Gift ideas for par­ents

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - PARENTING -

Oth­ers say that par­ents should let their ba­bies learn to com­fort them­selves by not im­me­di­ately pick­ing them up. Which should you do?

Two moth­ers and a pae­di­a­tri­cian share their opin­ions on ParenThots.

Par­ents’ tips

Book re­views

SToP Sec­ond Guess­ing Your­self is pretty handy for the week­end mum or any­one who needs to care for a kid for more than 24 hours at a stretch. You’ll learn how to have a good play­date, how to pack for a short trip, why kids like to re­peat things like 142 times, how not to get crazy by it and more.

Bond­ing With Your Bump goes through each trimester and lists how and what you can do to bond with your bump. It cov­ers ev­ery­thing from ex­er­cise and food to an­te­na­tal and birthing op­tions.

DVD re­view

WITH all the dis­trac­tions that chil­dren have to­day, it’s get­ting harder to get them to pick up a book. Three par­ents share how they en­cour­age their chil­dren to read. NaNNY McPhee & The Big Bang has all the right in­gre­di­ents to keep chil­dren and par­ents en­gaged for its en­tire run­ning time of just over one hour and 45 min­utes.

Con­tests

THE Dress Up Your Baby With Trudy & Teddy Con­test is back. Par­ents have un­til Dec 31, 2010, to dress their child up in a Trudy & Teddy out­fit and snap a photo.

For those who want to win an OEKO Glider Rocker, there’s the Win an OEKO Glider Con­test. OEKO and ParenThots are of­fer­ing two Glider Rock­ers. Just an­swer two ob­jec­tive ques­tions and one sub­jec­tive ques­tion.

Mean­while, vot­ing has be­gun for the 10 short­listed en­tries of the ParenThots Car­rie Ju­nior Kids Fun­time Photo Con­test. To vote for your favourite, go to face­book.com/ parenthots.

Pro­mo­tions

PareNThoTS has some de­light­ful eVouch­ers for par­ents.

This week’s eVouch­ers are from Fit­ness Con­cept, Ai Kids Sta­tion, www.kids.net.my, Dis­cov­ery House, ENG Hand­made Craft, Dish Deli, Gourmet Goo, Soda Kids, Safe Toys, Fu­sion Academy of Per­form­ing Arts Malaysia, Fit For 2 and Ham­mam.

Those who want the eVouch­ers, go to parenthots.com/vouch­ers.

For shops and com­pa­nies that would like to par­tic­i­pate in the eVoucher pro­gramme, e-mail parenthots@thes­tar.com.my.

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