MAM pacifiers give babies the best start in life because they are designed and developed by pediatric dentists and orthodontists. MAM’s attention to detail and work with developmental psychologists have resulted in a wide variety of pacifier sizes that suits baby’s various developmental stages. Theanatomically correct pacifiers allows for healthy jaw and teeth development and ensure a maximum level of comfort for babies of all ages.
MAM offers pacifiers with either a silicone or latex nipple. The patented ultra soft silicone is silicone with a difference! It’s silky soft and no other silicone feels softer. Thanks to the anti-slip surface, the pacifer stays in baby’s mouth easily.
MAM’s natural latex comes from our very own sustainable rubber tree crops in Thailand. MAM only uses the latex from the ThaiMed facility to ensure high quality latex for a naturally soft, soothing feel.
Safe with MAM – Alternatives to BPA
° BPA free: All MAM products are made of BPA free materials. All MAM bottles are BPA free according to Regulation (EU) No. 321/2011.
Bisphenol A (BPA), a component of plastic, has been under international criticism for some time. A European Commission directive goes into effect at the beginning of March which bans the use of BPA in the manufacture of baby bottles. MAM, Austria’s leading manufacturer of baby products, has long been using safe alternatives.
Bisphenol A (BPA) is an important component for the manufacturing of polycarbonate (PC). Among other items, food packaging, plastic utensils and baby bottles are just a few examples of products made with PC. The problem: Trace amounts of BPA gradually leach out of the plastic into the food and eventually into the body. This can affect small children and infants in particular.
As a result of exposure to BPA experts and studies have seen disruptions to the hormone system and brain, diabetes and heart damage as well as an increased risk of cancer.
Although scientific evidence is not yet conclusive, the European Commission has now put special emphasis on the health and safety of babies and small children.
A big step forward
Medical research, technical know-how and innovation make MAM the world’s leading brand in baby product design. Through close contact with science and research, MAM developers are able to move ahead: That’s why all MAM baby products are BPA-free – and have been for years.
Safe MAM Alternative
Instead of polycarbonates (PC) containing BPA, polypropylene (PP) is used for baby bottles. For years, this plastic has been internationally undisputed for meeting all necessary requirements.
Today, all other MAM products, such as pacifiers, cups and eating utensils are made only from completely safe alternative materials. Now, the complete MAM line provides a safe alternative to give babies the perfect start in life.
Svan is giving away a Signet Complete Chair featured on The Ellen DeGeneres Show’s annual Mother’s Day show on May 10, 2013. The Signet Complete High Chair makes mealtime easy and enjoyable for baby and parent alike. Signet seats children up to the table for enjoyable interaction with the rest of the family, turning mealtime into family time!
As your child grows, so does your chair – converting every step of the way. The handle on the back makes it easy to move, and the adjustable seat depth, seat height and footrest provide proper ergonomic support for your child.
Signet’s solid bentwood quality construction and curves, blend with and home décor and the Signet Chair is durable enough to serve your family for years to come.
Cambridge Nanny Group is really excited for the release of , “Marvalous Babies”, a book by one of our favorite nannies to the stars, Marva Soogrim. Born in Trinidad, Marva came to the United States in 1980, at the age of 21. A mother of four, she still considers all the children she has cared for over the years her “Marvalous Babies” and has had the privilege of caring for theirchildren. What makes Marva unique is that she can tap into that deep instinct that every parent possesses and guide them in a way that fits their individual families. Specializing in multiple births Marva has helped families in finding their own ways of parenting that works best for reaching a level of maximum joy, by integrating their style with some of her proven methods.
Tomorrow our nanny personality test partner, Criteria Corp, will release an exciting upgrade to our Employee Personality Profile (EPP) a part of our nanny personality testing platform. The enhanced version of the EPP Test will be include the following enhancements:
12 traits instead of 10. In addition to the ten existing traits, we’ve added two new ones: Openness and Stability. These are two of the “Big Five” traits that will already be familiar to HireSelect users who use the Criteria Personality Inventory (CPI). Detailed descriptions of these traits are on the sample score report for the enhanced EPP.
Redesigned score report. We updated the graphics and layout of the EPP score report to make it cleaner and more intuitive.
Job-specific benchmarks. The most important improvement is that we’ve added a series of job-specific benchmarks to the EPP score report. These benchmarks suggest how closely someone’s personality profile fits with each specific job. Each benchmark includes suggested score ranges for 4-6 traits relevant to performance and job fit for a particular position.
Individuals are assigned a “job match” score for each position based on how closely their trait scores compare to the benchmark. These benchmarks are based on composite profiles we created through validity studies and by analyzing hundreds of thousands of EPP results. By clicking on the position for which a candidate is applying, we’ll get an indication of how closely a candidate’s personality profile matches the typical profile for people who are successful and comfortable in a given position.
We understand that choosing a nanny is the most important hiring decision a parent will ever make. Coupling our robust background check and vetting processes with scientific driven pre-employment testing allows client families to be completely confident and feel safe about their hiring decisions. We are excited about this new upgrade as it further helps families increase their chances of hiring reliable, dedicated, emotionally stable, and trustworthy employees.
In May 2011, Peter Thiel—PayPal co-founder, venture capitalist, and a member of Facebook’s board of directors—predicted that higher education would be the next bubble to burst. According to Thiel, higher education in America bears the same markings as the technology and housing bubbles that preceded it: unbridled investment, wildly overvalued assets, and a lower rate of return than in years past. Like all economic bubbles, Thiel argues that higher education is destined for disaster. Thiel’s remarks have generated a great deal of controversy: comparing universities and colleges to commercial markets seems simply preposterous to some. The idea, however, resonates with economists. Like real estate and technology, higher education is a major investment; the average education at a 4-year private college costs well over $100,000 in total.
Any major market requiring substantial investment can be analyzed in a similar framework: economic bubbles form when an investment becomes dramatically overvalued, and then burst when this unsustainable pattern reaches critical mass. At that point, investors realize they have paid too much for too little. According to Thiel, most
middle-class parents in America aspire to send their children to college. The media frenzy surrounding the jobs crisis for recent graduates implies that a college degree may not generate the same economic returns it once did. Investors, whether they are private banks or government-based lending groups, may be wondering how much they have overvalued higher education in America. When viewed through this lens, the higher education market has all the makings of an economic bubble on the verge of collapse.
This presentation by Education News gives you a more in-depth look at the economic state of America’s higher education system. The data that economists have gathered—from skyrocketing tuition costs to the astonishing size of student loan debt—will tell you everything you need to know about this growing economic concern. Higher education may not be in a state of crisis yet, but it is an issue that deserves a closer look. Watch the video, read the infographics, and then decide for yourself: is higher education the next big bubble?
Everyone has their own view on when a child should start school; while many kids begin to go to preschool as early as age three, some places in the world delay schooling until kids are six or seven. In studies of the US educational system, however, data points overwhelmingly toward the notion that when it comes to preschool, the benefits are enormous. If you attended preschool, you possibly remember it as a time filled with play-dough, block towers, story time, and snacks. Even though it may seem like a glorified play time to some, preschool nonetheless touts huge long and short-term benefits for those who attend. In the short-term, kids are often more socially and academically prepared for beginning elementary school, compared to their non-preschool attending counterparts. And in the long-term, kids who went to preschool tend to test higher in an array of subjects, particularly reading comprehension. Even as adults, kids who attended preschool still see the positive effects of preschool in their lives. Whether you’re considering a degree in early childhood education, or simply wondering whether you’ll send your own children to preschool, the following infographic offers a look into the big benefits of going to preschool.
Parents and Caregivers, We are please to introduce you to a new product we are really excited about. We think you will be too!
Tortle (www.tortle.com), a new product and a must-have item that should be on every mom-to-be’s registry list. Recommended for ALL newborns to promote healthy head development.
Tortle is a comfortable lightweight baby beanie that helps prevent and treat positional plagiocephaly and toricollis (flat head syndome) that affects over 40 percent of all infants. Tortle was created by Dr. Jane Scott, a board certified pediatrician and neonatologist and mother of 4.
Dr. Jane Scott, Inventor of Tortle
Flat head is a condition that is comprised of plagiocephaly (when flat spots develop on the infant’s skull), torticollis (occurs when an infant’s neck muscles become tight on one side, causing a neck tilt) or a combination of both. Flat head syndrome is a serious condition that can lead to long-term consequences for baby. Current research suggests that many infants with flat head syndrome experience not only cosmetic abnormalities, but also varying degrees of developmental delays later in life. [Pediatrics 200; 105:e26]
Additionally, on November 28, 2011 the AAP revised their stance on positional plagiocephaly and said this:
“The new report, published in the journal Pediatrics on Monday (11/28), suggests that pediatricians should counsel new parents about how to avoid flat head syndrome when they bring their newborns in for their check-ups in the first 2 to 4 weeks of life. Until a baby is one year old, doctors should also screen for skull deformities at every wellness visit.”
An affordable and stress free solution for parents Tortle aids in the positioning of their infants 6 months old and younger to keep them from lying too long on the same parts of the head. By switching the Tortle from side to side with each feeding, parents alleviate the flat spots and neck tightness that newborns often develop.
My name is Danielle Gervais. I’m a Casting Director with Leftfield Pictures, a New York City-based television production company that creates a number of programs for various cable networks such as ABC, History Channel and National Geographic – including the international smash hit, “Pawn Stars.” We’re currently searching the country for a sassy, fresh and FUNNY female with nanny experience for a light-hearted look into the wild world of nanny-ing! The sitcom-like reality series will take a walk in the nanny’s shoes and be told from her perspective.
From the Producers who brought you History’s #1 hit “Pawn Stars,” “American Restoration,” and “Oddities” on The Science Channel…
NOW CASTING NATIONWIDE: FUNNY, OUT-GOING FULL/PART-TIME NANNIES FOR A NEW NETWORKSERIES!
Are people constantly telling you that YOUR life needs to be a sitcom?
Do you work for an uber-entertaining family with TONS of personality? OR Are you currently looking to work for a tv-worthy family?
Are you constantly keeping your friends/family laughing with your over-the-top work stories?
If so, we want to hear from YOU!
From the producer’s who brought you the #1 smash hit, “Pawn Stars” comes a fun, light-hearted look into the life of one lovable nanny who has TONS of personality.
If your life is meant for TV and you’re eager to let us walk a mile in your shoes, this may be a great opportunity for you! If you’d like to learn more or apply – please contact us TODAY! Please include your name, contact information, a photo and a brief description of yourself and the family you’re currently working for. If you’re not currently working for a family, please include a description of a family you’ve worked for in the past.
We look forward to hearing from YOU! Feel free to contact us via the info below:
When your employers extended an offer of employment, they were also entrusting you with the safety of the most vulnerable, treasured members of their family. As a nanny, it’s absolutely imperative that you take that trust seriously, making every effort to ensure that your charges are protected to the best of your ability at all times. While you may not be able to prevent everything that could potentially befall your charges, it’s essential that you make a concerted effort to try. The following safety tips can help you to make sure that your little charges are protected and as safe as you can make them.
Be Aware of Your Surroundings
One of the most effective ways to ensure that your charges aren’t wandering into trouble, being approached by potential predators or engaging in unsafe play activities is to simply be aware of your surroundings, and observant of what’s going on. If you go to the same playground on a regular basis and notice a suspicious stranger, be sure that your attention doesn’t waver. Know where potential safety hazards lie at any given location and be prepared to intervene if kids are approaching them. Simply being aware of where you are and what’s going on around you can prevent many dangerous situations from coming to unfortunate fruition.
Follow Safety Guidelines to the Letter
If you’re taking your charges on an outing or playing together, be sure that you’re following the rules without exception. Don’t let older kids talk you into skipping their car booster seat “just this once,” make sure that everyone is wearing plenty of sunscreen before venturing out into the sun’s rays and that you treat potentially risky activities with the proper respect. Swimming, for instance, is a great way to cool off and have fun with your charges on a summer day, but you need to make sure that you will be able to keep an eye on everyone and that you’re aware of the potential risks inherent in the activity. Allowing yourself to be swayed into neglecting a “little” safety rule can have disastrous consequences, so it’s best to establish a policy of never deviating from those guidelines.
Be Attentive and Engaged With Your Charges
Looking after children and managing the demands of a bustling household is exhausting. Still, the safety of your charges depends largely upon your ability to maintain active attention, to never ignore your charges or leave them unsupervised. There are so many things that can go wrong in relatively short time, that it’s just not safe to turn your back on the children you’re caring for, even for a moment. Be sure that you’re always giving your charges the attention that they need, and that you’re actively engaged with them to be sure that they’re not finding their way into a dangerous situation while your back is turned.
Avoid Unfamiliar Areas Whenever Possible
Outings are a great part of being a nanny, and can have many benefits. It’s wise, though, to make sure that you schedule your outings in a familiar area, and that you avoid venturing too far beyond your comfort zone when your charges are in tow. Getting lost searching for and address, finding yourself in an undesirable area or simply not being able to apprise yourself of potential safety risks at a new place can be a bit reckless, and could even be dangerous. If you’re determined to bring your charges somewhere new and exciting, you can help to stave off some of the risks by making sure that you schedule a visit of your own before the big day, so that you’re sure of where you’re going and have an idea of what your charges need to avoid.
Keep Safety Information On Hand at All Times
Because even the most dedicated, attentive and distraction-proof nannies can’t prevent all incidents, it’s important to have all of your charges’ information on hand when you’re working. The contact numbers for your employers, your charges’ pediatricians and other medical professionals and an authorization to treat a minor form can help you to keep a simple mishap from becoming a major situation, so it’s important that you never greet a day of work without having that information somewhere it can be easily accessed and referenced whenever the need arises.
Keeping your charges safe is a big job, but it is the one that you’re most responsible for. The health, happiness and safety of your charges rests in your hands, which is why it’s necessary for you to be vigilant about their protection.