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FamExpo, Kinder und Familienmesse

Wednesday, March 14th, 2007

FamExpo is organizing the children and family expo. More information as follows:

  • When: 4-6 May 2007
  • Where: ABB Event-Halle 550 Zurich-Oerlikon
  • Theme: Helden des Alltags (Everyday heroes)
  • Comments: It is quite expensive for what they offer. At least, that was our impression last year that we attended. Anyway, you might find it interesting and worth the 15CHF admission price.

Das Kind, Gesundheit Sprechstunde Spezial

Wednesday, March 14th, 2007

It has been about a year that I have been subscribed to the Gesundheit Sprechstunde magazine, and besides two or three editions, I have not found it very interesting until now. They released a special issue with the title is: Das Kind, Der Weg vom Baby zum Teenager.

In it you will find interesting topics such as

• detailed schedule for the indispensable medical checkups that the baby will need from the day she is born up to 2 years.
• if the baby might have Asthma
• an informative article about the Pneumococcus bacteria.

among other articles.

Weaning my baby, my personal experience

Friday, February 2nd, 2007

When my baby was born, it was clear to me that giving her breast milk was the best option for her. However, after giving birth, I was diagnosed with a ligament disease, for which I need medication. Needless to say that I could not breast feed and take the medication at the same time.

I fully breast fed my baby for eight months and after that I could not tolerate the pain anymore. So, I decided it was time to start weaning my baby. As a new mom, it was not clear to me how to do it. My first step was to make a trip to the pharmacies and ask for some samples of the formulas that are available in Switzerland. Following, I used a baby spoon to give the sample of the first formula to my baby. As it turn out, she did not like any but the last one that I tried.

Once I had the formula that my baby less dislike from all, the second step was to go to the baby shops where I bought different nipples. This was the most difficult part of the weaning process, because my baby was just not interested in drinking formula from any silicon or latex material. So, the third step was to pay a visit once again to different baby shops and buy any other kind of cup. Finally, she did like the “sippycup”, a cup with a soft or hard beak from which she can drink and it has a valve to prevent the liquids from spilling.

Now, having the formula and the sippycup, we started to give her small quantities of formula, of course her main source of nurturing was still the breast milk and solids. We gradually increased the frequency of offering her formula until one day she started accepting it without a problem as her main milk.

The whole process lasted about five weeks, and it was so gradual that by the end my milk production had also stopped.

Coming back!

Thursday, January 25th, 2007

Hi everyone!

We just returned from a very long vacation and are finally settled down once again to the Swiss life. I have so much to write, so stay tuned.

Happy new year!!!!

New course: Play-dance for children with Mommy

Wednesday, November 15th, 2006

Place: Tanzschulcenter Wädenswil

Ages: From 2 to 4 years old with Mommy

Time: 10:00am – 11:00am


  • Group 13 (K13) starts at 13.12.2006
  • Group 14 (K14) starts at 14.12.2006

Duration: 6 lessons, 1 hr each lesson

Costs: CHF 90.00

For more information or enrollment go to Kinderspieltanz für 2-4 Jährige mit Mami

Newmoms Forums available!

Sunday, November 5th, 2006

I am very pleased to announce that starting now, we have discussion forums available!

As new moms, we have so many questions and/or worries that would like to have a hint, suggestion or an answer to them, as well as information that we would love to share with all other moms. These forums are intended to be a way to communicate with each other.

For now, I have created three different categories which are Health and Nutrition, General discussion and Events. You are welcome to participate in all of them even if you do not live around Zürich. I am sure, we can all profit from valuable comments. You can find the link to the forums on the side bar under “Pages”.

Finally, I would like to make a public thank you to my husband who helped me in the technical issues to create the forums on the web site.


Lyrics of different songs

Saturday, November 4th, 2006

I love music, and there has not been a day that I have not sang to my baby. So, I have just created a Songs category where I intend to put some of my baby’s favorite lyrics as time passes.

Comments on the lyrics section are very welcome as well as new lyrics that you or your baby might enjoy!

New Events Calendar!

Sunday, October 15th, 2006

Our blog now has an events calendar, in the side bar you can see a list of the upcoming events. Also, you can subscribe to it (by clicking the icon above the calendar) and will be synchronized with your personal calendar if you use iCal, Sunbird, Google calendar or any other iCalendar aware applications.

Frauenklinik im Kantonsspital Luzern

Saturday, October 14th, 2006

Continuing with the Breast Cancer Awareness topic, I just read that since March 2006, the Frauenklinik im Kantonsspital Luzern is the first certified Breast Center in Switzerland.

Join RED

Saturday, October 14th, 2006

If you are already thinking on buying something, you might want to buy a (PRODUCT) RED. As of today Apple, Gap, Converse, Armani, and Motorola have lunched several (PRODUCT) RED items in which a portion of the profits made on these products will be donated to the Global fund to fight AIDS on Africa. For instance, you can buy a iPod nano (PRODUCT) RED™ Special Edition already available in Switzerland.

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