Questions for the pregnant woman and you with young children
Read some of our many articles where we answer questions relevant to you who are pregnant or have young children. Here's a lot of useful knowledge to get a lot wiser from!
How to best secure your iPad against children's fingers/in Miscellaneous, Questions /by Anette
Many children today, sit from an early age with either an iPad or similar. But few children have complete control over their movements, so an iPad can suddenly land on the floor from the sofa, while they are little fingers, so they can often get stuck in an app they don't need, like email.
Here, we give you tips and tricks on how to best secure your iPad against children's fingers.
Child-friendly silicone cover
This nice cover makes it easier for little ones to hold on to the iPad so it doesn't suddenly slip away. At the same time, the cover is made to stand on its own. So you can put the iPad on a table or similar and the kids can look at the screen without touching it.
This way you don't have to invest in an iPad just for the kids and you greatly reduce the risk of damage to your iPad.
There are many different types of silicone covers - both depending on the model of iPad you have, but also depending on where you want to buy your cover.
Protective film or glass
In addition to a cover, it can be a good idea to protect your iPad with either protective film or glass.
The protective film takes all the small scratches that come with use, while the protective glass also absorbs hard knocks. For example, if a young child has grabbed the iPad and is sitting there hammering a wooden block into the screen.
So depending on how big or small your children are, you can assess what is most appropriate.
The inner and the outer
In addition to securing your iPad against knocks, drops, etc., you can also make sure your child doesn't mess with things they shouldn't when using the iPad.
Your or your children's iPad?
Depending on whether it's your device or your kids', you can make sure they don't mess with the settings on your iPad. To do this:
- Go to settings and tap screen time.
- Press continue and select either "this is my iPad" or "this is my child's iPad"
- With your own iPad, if you are a parent or guardian who wants to prevent another family member from changing your settings, tap "Use the code for screen time" to create a password. Then confirm it by entering the password again. >>> If you are setting screen time on your children's iPad, simply follow the prompts until you get to Parent codewhere you will need to create a password. Then confirm the password by typing it again.
- Press content and anonymity. Here you will be asked to enter your password and then turn on content and anonymity.
OBS! Choose a different code than the one used to unlock your iPad!
Avoid deleted apps
Your child might suddenly get stuck on an app and then a lot of apps might get deleted. But you can avoid this.
So avoid both your child buying or downloading apps and possibly deleting apps already on the iPad with these simple steps:
- Go to settings and press screen time
- Press Content and anonymity. Enter your password if prompted.
- Press purchase in iTunes & App Store
- Select an option and set it to Do not allow.
You can also change the password settings for additional purchases in the iTunes & App Store or Book Store. Follow steps 1-3 and then select always demand or do not demand.
The apps that come with your iPad when you buy it can't be deleted, but you can make sure your kids don't mess with them by "locking them".
If you turn off an app, it's just temporarily hidden from your home screen. This way, your kids won't go to the email application and get sent emails. The app only becomes visible again when you then actively go in and turn it back on.
- Go to Settings and then Screen time
- Press Content and anonymity
- Enter your Screen Time password
- Press Allowed apps
- Select the apps you want to allow
Block offensive content
Music, movies and apps all have age limits. You can enable age restrictions on your iPad to prevent your kids from watching something they shouldn't.
- Go to Settings and press Screen time
- Press Content and anonymityand then press Content Restrictors
- Select the settings you want for each function or option under Allowed store content
You can restrict the following types of content:
- Age limits in countries or territories.
- Music, podcasts and news.
- Music profiles and listings.
- TV broadcasts
Web searches with restrictions
You can also limit web searches with help from Siri
- Go to Settings and tap Screen time
- Tap Content and anonymity, then tap Content restrictions
- Scroll down to Siri, then select your settings.
With Siri's restrictions on web searches, you avoid Siri searching the web when she gets a question. It also prevents her from displaying offensive language.
Prevents web content
With an iPad, you can easily filter the content that appears on websites. You can also add specific websites that are either blocked or approved.
- Go to Settingsthen press Screen time
- Press Content and anonymityand enter your screen time password
- Press Content restrictionsand then press Web content
- Choose Unlimited access, Restrict adult websites or Permitted sites only
Depending on what you choose, you may need to add additional information, such as the website you want to restrict access to.
We hope this post will help you take better care of your iPad and especially your children, so they don't click on something they shouldn't. Remember, it's always a good idea to supervise children when they're using devices like an iPad. Sites like Youtube still have loopholes that allow kids to suddenly be watching something they shouldn't be watching in the first place.
Have a great time.
You must have a little brother or sister!/in Pregnant, Questions /by Anette
Prepare your baby for its arrival in the best possible way with books on pregnancy written for children. Find lots of inspiration here.
Find all the books at Saxo.com
Mother has a baby inside her belly
by Lars Daneskov
This picture book is fun to illustrate and easy to understand for children aged 3 and up.
Here the child gets an easier understanding of what is actually happening to mum and what else a baby is doing inside the tummy. There's plenty of room for a lot of talking and laughing - including when they find out that the baby pees in the water and drinks it too!
The baby in mother's womb
by Anna Herzog
This picture book is about Oskar and Mia, who are going to be big brother and big sister. It is aimed at children aged 5 and over.
In the book, the two children ask innocent questions about sex and pregnancy. For how did the baby get into the mother's womb? And what are the differences between boys and girls?
The book is written in collaboration with doctors.
There's a baby in mama's belly
- your own thick book about becoming a big brother or sister
by Kim Fupz Aakeson, Eline Sigfusson and Hanne Kvist
This book contains a total of 8 little stories about becoming either a big brother or a big sister. It can be used from the age of 3.
Several authors have come together to share their stories of what it's like to have a baby. The book thus includes examples of joy, frustration, pride and jealousy.
Is this where they fuck?
by Nikoline Werdelin and Maise Njor
This book is absolutely brilliant when you as a parent suddenly have to answer the hard questions about how children are made.
It is an entertaining and educational read-aloud book for children aged 5 and up.
It is about a mother, father, Frederik aged 5 and Marie aged 8 - they are soon to have a little sister. Along the way, the children ask questions about the whole situation with their mother's big belly and her little sister on the way.
Willi becomes big brother
by Inger Tobiasen
This picture book is for children from 2 years old and deals with the idea of becoming a big brother.
It's a funny story about Willi, who wants a little brother, but gets a little sister. It has fun activities and allows children to have fun and learn at the same time.
When Canute came out
by Jesper Manniche
This book helps guide children through the natural approach to pregnancy and birth.
The book can be read by children of all ages, but they will each benefit in their own way.
The book is based on a home birth, but it can also be used by those who give birth in hospital.
In addition to teaching children about birth, body, mind and love, it also provides the mother with little information to help her have a positive birth.
Reading about the future baby brother or sister is often very interesting for children - because what is really going on inside the mother's tummy? Has she just eaten too much or swallowed a ball?
Pregnancy books written for children contain a lot of fun things that make children reflect and question. That way, you can have a lot of good conversations together.
Children and grief/in Miscellaneous, Questions /by Anette
It happens in most families that at some point you lose someone close. It's one thing to deal with your own grief, it's another to have to deal with your children's grief at the same time. Here we give you some tips for working with children's grief, aged 0-6, when they lose someone close.
Few families talk about death unless there are life-threatening illnesses involved. We know it can end suddenly for all of us, but we'd rather not talk about it with children.Read more
Children's economy/in Questions, Economy /by Anette
Today's parents and grandparents have become good at giving children everything they want. But is this really a good thing for children's financial sense?
Whether we're approaching Christmas, a birthday or just an ordinary day, we often want to do everything we can to fulfil our children's wishes. They may get new toys for no reason, but just because they want them. And what you want you shall get... But what does your child learn from this?
Most of us probably want our children to grow up to be sensible young people with good financial sense. They should not get into debt unless they buy a house and then, of course, they should save.
Play with numbers and money
You may know this from yourself, but many people learn best by seeing things visually. So the easiest way to learn to count is to play with numbers. Here, it can be coins, for example. Take 10 1 kroner and let your child count them first. What are 10 pennies? That's 10 kroner. What if you take away 2 pennies? Then we have 8 crowns instead. You could give the money to a teddy bear or let the teddy bear buy a fig stick.
You can also play candy shop on Fridays and let the child buy what goes in the candy bowl. Then the fig sticks might cost 2 crowns, the gummy bears 1 crown each, etc. Then give the child an amount to buy for. It will be a fun way to get the candy you like into the bowl.
It's about starting small and working your way up.
Talk finances with your child
This doesn't mean you should sit down with your 4-year-old daughter and tell her about your bank loan. It just means it's okay to tell kids the simple rules about money. So when the kids are pestering for some new toys, you can ask the question "where does money come from?". It can be a fun and educational chat for your child.
Because where does the money come from - it's just on a plastic card! It's much more abstract than when we saw our parents paying with cash. With cash we saw money disappear or be turned into other money e.g. a banknote was turned into coins. Today we put a plastic card or a smartphone to a gadget in the shop and then we have to take the thing and go. We don't visually see the money being taken.
Help your child understand that you have to work to get money and that you don't get an infinite amount of money. Here it is also obvious to talk about the fact that you can sell something to get money and then you can buy something new. Otherwise, you might be able to find that toy used and thus spend less money on it.
Remember to turn learning into play
Everything in children's world is more easily understood and better stored in the brain if it comes in as a game.
If you want to read more about children and money, read this article. Here you can also find clever ways for kids to learn how to save money, as well as tasks kids can do if they want to earn pocket money themselves.
Help - I'm going to be a dad apps!/in Pregnant, Questions /by Anette
Find the best dad apps here.
If you're going to be a dad, you need a dad app! It's really necessary - or at least it's nice.
There are not many apps for expectant or new fathers that are in English. In fact, we could only find one Danish app. But luckily, there are a lot of different apps for dads that are English, so if you know English, these might be options.Read more
Help - I'm going to be a dad books!/in Pregnant, Questions /by Anette
Find the best dad books here.
It may be planned and it may come as a total surprise - either way, the run-up to becoming a father for the first time can be very difficult. We'll help you on your way, with books to give you a better insight into the time ahead.
Pregnancy calendar for men
by Sanne Lykke
This calendar helps the father-to-be through pregnancy week by week - from the man's point of view.
Pregnancy focuses a lot on the fetus and the mother, but here the focus is on you as the father.
The book can be used as a calendar, read out in one long run or used as a reference book.
You're going to be a dad - and you've got 40 weeks to figure it out
by Thomas Oldrup
This book is humorous and easy to read, filled with personal stories and accounts from Thomas Oldrup himself and other men.
This book is divided into 40 weeks, so you can follow along week by week and be well prepared for what awaits you as a father-to-be.
The book also has the factual information about what happens week by week to both the female body and the fetus.
Father on the move
by Lars Daneskov
Dad on the Move is a user's guide for the father-to-be or a brand new dad. It is a reminder of how important it is to be there and how important their voice is, even if the new mother has something else to say.
It's a poignant and entertaining tale of what it's like to be a father and how to cope.
by Jens Blauenfeldt
This is the book for the man considering fatherhood, the father-to-be or the toddler dad who thinks he's the only one standing in shit for shoulders.
An honest, personal, funny, wry, provocative and endearing book about what it's like to be a dad.
The book is entertaining and incredibly honest - a must have on the bookshelf in the family as a father's rescue guide.
Helen's book for dad
by Helen Lyng Hansen
She is known as the Net Health Nurse and in this book she talks about the importance of becoming a father and all that a father can contribute.
The focus is usually on mother and child, but becoming a father is very important.
The book helps with attachment between father and child, right from the start and also later on.
Father alone at home
by Dennis Christiansen
This book is more for the dad who needs to be home alone with the little golden bundle on maternity leave.
It's a personal story about being on maternity leave, seeing life from a new perspective and ultimately quitting your job to spend more time with your child.
The book contains practical questions such as: What the hell are you doing with such a small green pea? Can your masculinity survive baby rhythms with 11 nursing estrogen bombs? And how do you nicely tell your wife that you've lost your son from the changing table?
All books can be purchased at Saxo.com.
It can be reassuring to read about the experiences of other honest fathers. It can provide a more relaxed approach to the idea of becoming a father or being a father. To be able to turn to a book that is not written for the mother-to-be or new mother, but instead for you as a man.
Guide to leisure activities for children aged 1-6/in Miscellaneous, Questions, Health /by Anette
Can children go to an activity even if they are in a nursery or kindergarten? This is of course a matter of judgement for each individual child. But basically the answer is - yes!
Now you've decided that your child should go to some kind of extracurricular activity - but the question is, what? Because your child may not be showing any real interest in a particular activity yet. So there's nothing to do but try. In most places you can get a trial lesson and in others you might have the opportunity to try it out and see if it's something for your child.
How important are leisure activities?
In the period 1-6 years, play and motor development are in high focus. So the focus here is not so much on whether the child goes to an after-school activity, but more on whether this activity can help your child develop. The key word is simply play. So this play can just as well be playing ball with your child or letting your child jump on the trampoline in the backyard. It's just important to get physical activity into your child's subconscious as much as possible - so that it becomes a natural part of everyday life.
A child who is used to being physically active in everyday life will also automatically have a greater desire to be active in a leisure activity later on. This is particularly important when the child starts school, where the child will have a much more sedentary day than in nursery.
But that doesn't mean it's a bad thing to sign your child up for football, gymnastics or something else before they turn 6. Because children learn a lot of new things by going to an extracurricular activity.
- It is through physical activity that your child's body grows and develops normally.
- Being physically active makes you stronger and healthier.
- In activities such as gymnastics and football, coordination skills are challenged and strengthened.
- The child's social skills are also strengthened by learning to cooperate and become a better friend.
- Mentally, immersion in an interest can improve concentration and memory.
- Your child's confidence can also get a big boost by becoming good at something, as they will have more confidence in themselves and also become braver.
Some municipalities offer instrumental teaching for children aged 2-9, which is more of an introduction to instruments and not directly teaching one specific instrument.
In some music schools, it is also possible to start a choir before school age.
Your local football team may have a toddler team, aged 2-5. Here your child can try their hand at football, with the focus on play and getting comfortable with the ball. From the age of 4, there may be an opportunity to start a specific football team with peers. Here the focus will be much more on the game itself and learning to control the ball better.
Going to the gym is not just one thing. There are many different types of gymnastics classes. For example, there are gymnastics classes, motor classes, tumbling classes, etc.
If your child wants to start dancing, this is usually from the age of 3. However, some places offer dance classes as young as 2 years old, which are more like toddler classes. The most common dance class for the youngest is a showdance class - that is, the kind of dancing that is done in children's MGPs etc.
If your child would much rather take up ballet, they can do so from the age of 4.
If you are into couple dancing, it is already from 3 years.
The more specific dance styles such as hip hop, jazz etc. are more from 5 years and up, depending on the location.
Here you can start from your baby is brand new, your baby must be only 10 weeks old before they can start to swim. At first they are very dependent on their parents, but as they get older and better swimmers, they can manage to be alone in the water with a swimming instructor. This typically happens from around the age of 5. Swimming is also a good skill to acquire early, but it does not have to be done by going to swimming lessons. It can also be learned by going to the swimming pool with your children relatively often.
With handball, your child can start to a bit like tumbling ball at the age of 2 years. Here it is also more a playful introduction to handball than the really serious game.
For the different martial arts, the age is 6 years, but if your child is under 6 years old, they can come for a trial lesson and then you can see if your child might be ready anyway. There are differences between children and their maturity.
In some scout groups you can start as early as 3 years old, this is called family groups and not all places offer this as it requires parent volunteers.
The latest trend is definitely children's yoga. Here the child can be involved from the very beginning with mother-child yoga, then toddler yoga and then powder puff yoga which then goes to 7 years. Most classes start either from the age of 3 or only when the children are over 6. This depends on the location.
Yoga is not a hard physical activity, but instead it can help your child feel calmer and more in touch with themselves.
If you think you have a little hockey player in your child, many clubs allow you to register your child from the age of 4.
Arp - what is arp?/in Miscellaneous, Questions, Health /by Anette
You've noticed something strange in your baby's scalp - what is it? At the next visit from the health visitor, you ask and get the answer "it's a scar". She gives you some good advice. But what is scab and why does it happen?Read more
Let your children play with the economy/in Miscellaneous, Questions, Economy /by Anette
It can be frustrating as a parent not to have cash on you when you want to give pocket money or similar. But there is a solution for the cashless family.
As a parent, you want to give your child the best tools to succeed in the future. But it can be hard to teach your children about finances and let them earn pocket money when everything is done on online banking or paid for with a credit card.Read more
Ski holidays with children - Go on a ski holiday with the whole family/in Questions, Outdoor /by Maria M
It's time to plan this year's family ski holiday. As ski holidays have become a big hit among families with children, it may be necessary to plan your holiday well in advance. By planning your holiday well in advance, you can ensure that your ski holiday is within your desired destination and within the children's winter holiday period, if that's where you want to go. Ski holidays are a time to spend together as a family, so ski holidays with children are for everyone, regardless of skiing ability or age. Ski holidays can be planned to suit your family's preferences and are mostly about togetherness, fun and enjoyment on and off the slopes.
Find a great deal and take the whole family on a ski holiday. Read more further down the page.
We write about how you can have a fantastic ski holiday with children by booking through Team Benns ski or SnowTrex. We give you a complete packing list for your ski holiday, so you know exactly what's important to bring. At the same time you can read about our tips for entertaining the kids when the ski holiday starts by car, bus or plane respectively.
Oh no - LUS!/in Questions, Health /by Anette
Your hair is tingling. What do you do when you're suddenly faced with light, either at your place or at the kids'? We give you tips to get rid of the little crinkles and prevent them from coming back.
Maybe it's the first time you experience it or maybe you've had it many times. Either way, having lice is no fun.Read more
Are you taking good care of your child's skin?/in Questions, Health /by Anette
Did you know that 10,000 Danes are diagnosed with contact allergy every year? These include young children, adolescents, women and men. Contact allergy does not belong to a particular age group or gender. Contact allergy can affect anyone, young or old. Unfortunately, more and more children are starting to suffer from contact allergies.
Once your child has a skin allergy, it's not something they'll outgrow. It is therefore important that you consider from the beginning of your child's life what products he or she should be surrounded with. If we are to think about our children's skin and know that they will be carrying it around for many years to come, what is best?
Read on to find out how to protect your child from developing allergies.
As parents, many think about what products will go home on the shelf. Some think a lot about ecology, some think soap should be fun, green and smell like chewing gum, and others would like to have as many brands on their products as possible.
As consumers, we trust the products that surround us. Because why should they be put on the shelves if they can be harmful to us?
Unfortunately, we do not live in a perfect world or country and some products are harmful to us in the short or long term. Nevertheless, there are organisations doing their part to ensure that the products that surround us are good for us. That is why it is good to look for the different allergy labels that exist, such as the Asthma and Allergy Label or AllergyCertified.
Questions about baby - We're googling like never before!/in Questions /by Maria
It's not far from thought to Google! Especially when you're a new parent and a lot of questions come up every day.
Here we've put together a fun list of some of the most Googled questions about babies. The numbers indicate how many people have made the search in the past month.
|When does baby get teeth?||390|
|When can baby sit up?||320|
|When does baby crawl?||320|
|When does baby have a fever?||260|
|Why does baby yawn?||210|
|How much should baby sleep?||170|
|When can baby sit?||170|
|When does baby sleep through the night?||140|
|How is the baby lying in the belly?||140|
|Baby stools how often?||90|
|When does baby change eye colour?||70|
|What to use for baby?||70|
|How big is baby?||70|
|When can baby what?||50|
|Can baby eat too much?||50|
|How to get baby to sleep?||50|
|When can baby have yoghurt?||50|
|Why does baby cry?||40|
|Colic baby when?||40|
|How much does a baby cost?||40|
|When does baby discover his feet?||30|
|What should baby be able to do?||30|
Weaning the pacifier - When to wean the pacifier?/in Baby equipment, Questions /by Maria
It's great when your little one finds peace and comfort in his or her soother. But there comes a time when you wonder if it's time to wean. On this page, you can read about when it's time to wean and how you can [...]
When can baby have a pacifier?/in Baby equipment, Questions /by Maria
One of the first big questions new parents have to consider is: When can baby have a pacifier? It's a question to which there is no precise answer. All babies have different needs and conditions that affect whether they want or need a soother at all. Find out [...]
When can baby have water?/in Questions /by Maria
Small babies may need to quench their thirst, especially on hot summer days. But as a parent of a little one, you might ask yourself; when can baby have water? If your baby is under 4 months old, they can only have boiled water. Children over 4 months can have cold water directly [...]
Why does baby yawn?/in Questions /by Maria
Many questions arise when you're a new parent, and it almost doesn't matter if it's your first or third child. For example, one of the most common questions is: Why does baby yawn? Babies vomit because their sphincter between the stomach and the oesophagus is not yet very tight. It is therefore quite easy for the [...]
New bed - What should I choose?/in Beds, Questions, Health /by Maria
Once you've decided it's time for a new bed, the next question quickly arises: which one should I choose? We spend about a third of our lives in beds, so it really pays to think carefully before investing in a new bed. New bed? [...]
When can baby sit in a pushchair?/in Baby equipment, Questions /by Maria
As baby gets bigger, and doesn't sleep as much, many parents find it more convenient to carry baby around in a pushchair rather than the big pram. This of course begs the question; when can baby sit in a pushchair? The answer is that baby can sit in a pushchair when he or she can [...]
Motor toys for children/in Questions /by Maria
Here we have collected a number of the best motor toys for children. Motor toys are made specifically to encourage movement and play, strengthening balance. Fortunately, children love to move, which is why motor toys for children are almost always a good gift to give. On this page we have chosen to [...]
Ask and get answers | Questions about baby's sleep/in Questions /by Maria
How much should baby sleep? When can baby sleep on his tummy? Can baby sleep too much? The questions are many, and it's perfectly normal. Here you can find answers to the most common questions new parents ask themselves when faced with a baby in their arms.
Ask and get answers | Questions about baby's motor skills/in Questions /by Maria
When does baby get teeth? When does baby crawl? When does baby's eye colour change? Here we've put together a series of questions and answers about baby's motor skills and physics! As new parents, you'll feel the questions pressing in. Shouldn't he be crawling by now? Or is it soon my daughter can sit up on her own? It's perfectly normal [...]
Travelling during pregnancy - Advice for flying as a pregnant woman/in Pregnant, Questions /by Maria M
We often hear that parents-to-be take a trip south before their new baby arrives. Here you can relax and especially think about all the joys you have to look forward to as a family. Most pregnant women can travel on holiday without any problems. However, it is very individual [...]
Baby's vision - Development of the sense of sight/in Questions, Health /by Maria M
Your child goes through an amazing development during the first years of life. All children are different in their development, even within the same sibling group. Some children are quicker to be motor stable and other children are quicker to learn language. A newborn uses all its senses from the start. They can see, hear, feel and are equipped with a fine sense of smell. Although the child uses all its senses from the start, the sense of sight develops continuously as the child grows.
We give you an insight into how children see in their first years of life until the sense of sight is properly developed. It is based on how a newborn, a baby and a toddler see. Read below if you want to know more about the development of a child's sense of sight.
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