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Motherhood,8 April 2016

Yesterday I enjoyed a wonderful brekkie while getting familiar with Stokke’s renewed baby carrier. Had a lovely time chit chatting with other mothers. Motherhood has opened up a whole different world introducing me to people going through the same kind of journey and struggles. Can’t be anything less than incredibly thankful and happy for the support, great advice and understanding I get from others. Parenting is overwhelming and intense but in the best way possible. Sharing experiences and discussing openly is something I find very important. We need each other. Unfiltered and without judgement. Everything feels easier and less intimidating if we have a hand to hold along the way.

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Pictures by Janita Autio

 

 

 

Vitamin habits

baby,Health,Motherhood,8 March 2016

 

*In collaboration with Verman and Suomen Blogimedia/ Kaupallinen yhteistyö Verman ja Suomen Blogimedian kanssa

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With both children I’ve started to provide them with D-vitamines at two weeks old. The recommendation in Finland is to give 10 micrograms per day all around the year and that is the dosage I follow. Gabriel has suffered from stomach pain already from start. So I was a bit nervous over how he would react to the vitamins. Since I knew this collaboration with Verman was coming up I started to introduce their renewed Minisun vitamin D3 drops containing extra virgin olive oil. I started slowly by giving him 2 drops the first day, the second day I gave 3 and continued until the recommended amount of 5 drops per day was reached. I haven’t noticed his belly getting worse, which has been a huge relief.

What I find really easy, helpful and great about this little jar is the dosage dropper. It makes it a lot easier to either give the drops straight into the mouth or on a spoon. I find it very important to make a routine out of giving my children their vitamins which is why our entire family starts the day by taking them together. I still take pregnancy vitamins, calcium with D-vitamins and added D-vitamins on top of that. I believe it is the secret to not catch those terrible colds and stay energetic and happy. They are my so called happy pills ;). Gabriel gets his drops along with his first meal of the day. I want it to become a habit so it’s not as easily forgotten.

D-vitamins are very important for the bones, immune system and has been attached to improved muscle recovery. It helps the body to absorb calcium which is crucial to strong and healthy bones. It is also the only vitamin that breast milk can not provide for the baby and since we do not get sunlight as much as needed added D-vitamins are important.

I also give Gabriel Rela drops as a relief to his stomach. They have been really helpful and it’s already gotten a lot better. I will post a separate post going more into depth regarding the drops and how they have helped us.

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