Monday, October 24, 2016
Yes, I know I am not a mom but that does not mean I can't share some great tips for those who are. Many of our nephews and nieces are having babies so I am in the loop about all things baby.
One of the issues I hear from the new moms and dads is lack of sleep. It is super important for these new parents to create a bedtime routine so baby can sleep and they can also get some sleep. Creating a bedtime routine is very important. Luckily, AVEENO® Baby Hispanic pediatrician, Dr. Andres Cotton, has some simple and easy tips that new parents can use. Dr. Cotton recommends developing a bedtime ritual that includes using the AVEENO® Baby collection.
Here are some wonderful tips from Dr. Cotton:
Play some music: Playing some lullabies or classical music at a low volume as you put your child to bed can help assist with falling asleep.
Lighting: A soft night light is reassuring and helps the child feel safer. A child that feels protected and relaxed will fall asleep easier than a child that feels afraid in a pitch dark room.
Hugs and Kisses: It’s always a good idea to hug and kiss your child before bedtime, expressing how much you love them and giving them a sense of security right before sleepy time.
A warm bath and a light massage: Before bed, a warm bath with AVEENO® Baby Eczema Cleansing Therapy Moisturizing Wash is a great way to start your child’s nightly ritual. During bath time put some toys in the tub so you can interact and play along with them. Once bath time is finished, use the new AVEENO® Baby Eczema Therapy Nighttime Balm to massage your baby’s limbs with gentle but firm strokes which will relax him, sooth any itchy skin and help him fall asleep faster and for a longer period of time.
Say goodnight to the moon and the stars: A quick look outside the door or window to take in the views of the stars and moon can help your child really understand the idea of nighttime, while taking in a bit of nature before bed time.
Read a bedtime story: Snuggling up with a good book to read to your child is a great way to calm them, lower their stress level and provide a distraction from the day’s activities, allowing the body to rest and fall asleep with ease.
I hope these tips help new parents with their babies. It is impotant to start out baby's life as peaceful and wonderful as possible. If you want to win a set of AVEENO® Baby products, then enter below.
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Sunday, October 23, 2016
Disney's Alice Through the Looking Glass available now on Digital HD, Blu-ray™ and Disney Movies Anywhere!
If you are expecting a movie adaptation of the book Through the Looking Glass, you are in for a big surprise. Disney's Alice Through the Looking Glass is nothing like the book. But that is not necessarily a bad thing. Through the Looking Glass is a visual masterpiece. The cinematography and costumes are stunning. The visuals are grand and very eccentric and that is what Alice is all about.
The story picks ups years later after Alice was in Wonderland. She is a ship's captain and still trying to find the wonder of life. When she returns home, she is taken back to Wonderland through a looking glass to help the Mad Hatter.
The Mad Hatter is convinced his family is still alive, yet no one believes him. Enter Alice who visits Time and returns back in time to tr and change the future. Of course, things always don't go as they should. But in the end, all works out.
The all-star cast from the 2010 blockbuster is back with Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter who’s desperately searching for his family; Anne Hathaway as Mirana, the kind, mild-mannered White Queen; Helena Bonham Carter as Iracebeth, the short-tempered, big-headed Red Queen; and Mia Wasikowska as Alice, the heroine at the heart of the story. Sacha Baron Cohen joins the ensemble as Time, a magical being that is part human, part clock, and the late Alan Rickman—to whom the film is dedicated—is the voice of Absolem, the blue Monarch butterfly who metamorphosed from the blue caterpillar “Alice in Wonderland.”
I loved it. At first I was confused because I have read the book but then realized that the movie is was not the book. And I enjoyed it. t was fun yet touching. The lesson that you can't change the past the make the best of the present was a lesson that everyone can relate to. If you loved the first Alice,
you will love this one as well!
The disc has some great Bonus Features:
DIGITAL HD/SD & BLU-RAY:
A Stitch in Time: Costuming Wonderland – Three-time Oscar®-winning costume designer Colleen Atwood (“Alice in Wonderland,” “Memoirs of a Geisha”) explains how costuming helps shape the curious characters of Underland and reveals hidden Easter Eggs within the cast’s ornate outfits.
Music Video: “Just Like Fire” by P!nk – “Watch this madness, colorful charade” in P!nk’s music video for “Just Like Fire,” the hit song featured in “Alice Through the Looking Glass” that powered to the top 10 on Billboard’s Hot 100.
Behind the Music Video – Go on set with P!nk for production of her “Just Like Fire” music video, featuring fantastical imagery, aerial stunts, Underland character cameos, and guest appearances by P!nk’s family.
Behind The Looking Glass – Jump back and forth through time during this in-depth look into the making of “Alice Through the Looking Glass,” hosted by director James Bobin.
Time On… – Delight in this discussion with the unpredictable and witty Sacha Baron Cohen who plays Time, the keeper of the Chronosphere, a metallic sphere that powers all time.
Alice Goes Through the Looking Glass: A Scene Peeler – View a side-by-side comparison of raw production footage and final scenes, as Alice enters Underland through a magical looking glass.
Alice Goes Through Time’s Castle: A Scene Peeler – View raw production footage alongside final scenes, as Alice enters Time’s castle of eternity.
Characters of Underland – Get to know the quirky and colorful supporting characters in Underland, such as the tubby twins known as the Tweedles (Matt Lucas) and Absolem (Alan Rickman), the blue caterpillar turned blue Monarch butterfly.
Filmmaker Audio Commentary by James Bobin – Director James Bobin delivers scene-by-scene insight into the creation of “Alice Through the Looking Glass.”
Deleted Scenes with Director Commentary – Bobin introduces five never-before-seen scenes that didn’t make the final cut of Disney’s spectacular adventure.
A Stitch in Time: Costuming Wonderland
Bring the journey home now on Digital HD, Blu-ray™ and Disney Movies Anywhere.