.@TeddyOutReady: December 2012

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Beat the cold with Hyland’s Cold’n Cough 4 kids

Teddy with Hylands Product
Teddy is a very active boy and has lots of activities during a week including swimming, skating and a gym. He also goes to a daycare and attends different kid’s events. So with his schedule and interactions it is easy to get sick. 

That’s why when I was offered to review a Hyland’s product for kids I was eager to learn more about homeopathic medicines for kids. After some research and other parents guidance I decided to give it a try because on Wednesday this week Teddy had a terrible fever above 40C and no sleep at all. 

I checked http://www.hylands.ca store locator and found one close to us, so we went there and bought Hyland’s Cold’n Cough 4 kids. Great that the store had 20% off all products that day. 

Hylands Product

By the time we got our Hyland’s Cold’n Cough 4 kids Teddy’s temperature dropped but he started coughing, having nasal congestion and sore throat. First time Teddy refused to take the medicine so we just forced a little bit. The effect was right away Teddy slept the whole night without any cough and his eyes became clearer of cold symptoms. 

Today is Sunday and we continue giving him the medicine, and I hope he will be fine by the end of the day. I like that Hyland’s Cold’n Cough 4 kids is a homeopathic syrup, sugar free, safe and effective as it is a relief for multiple cold symptoms(they usually appear altogether). 

Teddy is very picky with tastes, Hyland’s Cold’n Cough 4 kids is fine, not irritating and not sweet, but Teddy is still getting used to it, at least for now my boy does not refuse to take it. 

It is very disappointing to get sick during holidays, and I expect Teddy will better very soon so we can continue our activities, there are so many to enjoy this holiday season. 

Have you ever tried homeopathic products for kids? Did you like them and which ones you use?
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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Teddy's Christmas - Wordless Wednesday

Photobucket Teddy made Gingerbread Train Photobucket

Busy holiday time, here are some of our Christmas shots: Teddy with Santa at the mall, Gingerbread Train crafting thanks to a kit it was super easy and how we caught Santa in our living room. 
Hope you all had an awesome Christmas!

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Monday, December 24, 2012

Season’s Greetings & Best Wishes for the New Year 2013

Teddy with Santa Card

Warmest thoughts and best wishes for a wonderful holiday and a very Happy New Year!

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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Teddy fishing with Santa at Vaughan Mills - Wordless Wednesday

This year we decided to visit Santa at his Wilderness Cabin at Vaughan Mills. Teddy had an unforgettable experience fishing with Santa. There were many nice Elfs too to help Santa this holiday season.

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Saturday, December 8, 2012

Teddy's papier-mâché budgie


This fall Teddy joined Mixed Media program at 4Cats Art Studio. This program includes a variety of art techniques and mediums. Today we present our first post that covers his fall art sessions. One of Teddy’s favorite art activities was making a bird from papier-mâché. Teddy had to choose between an owl and a penguin. He chose an owl initially, but then changed his mind. 


We had two budgies at home - a male and a female, but when we went on 3 weeks’ vacation this summer, we asked our relatives to take care of them. When returned we were really upset because our female budgie flew out of the cage, house and disappeared. She was blue with white belly. She was smart and rebellious. We loved her very much for her unique personality. We decided to create a bird from papier-mâché and dedicate our creation to our lovely blue girl to remember her. 

First time we made a body budgie to be. We filled a small balloon with air and started cluing small pieces of thin paper to it. We spent some time of next class doing the same since it should be several layers to make the body firm and durable. 


Third time we made one layer with pieces from thick paper. On the forth lesson we made a last layer from very thin blue paper and covered the whole body with some blue glazed paint. Then we made belly with feathers, wings, feet and a beak. 


During our last class we made eyes and feather patterns. It looked so nice. Teddy was proud of his work. After this experience Teddy started calling all penguins “papier-mâché“. In cartoon, in books and even at the Zoo – now he knows what this strange word “papier-mâché“ means.

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