Month: June 2020

Mattias, Willow, and 59 Other Baby Names Full of Disney Magic

If your child’s eventual first trip to the Magic Kingdom is high on your list of parenting milestones and you’re already dreaming up a first Halloween costume based on your favorite Disney flick, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve curated a list of beautiful baby names that are all inspired by beloved characters and pay homage to your love of Disney.

Scroll through for boy, girl, and gender neutral baby names that have the magic of Disney within them.

Related: This Regal Photo Shoot Reimagines Disney Princesses With a “Twist of Black Girl Magic”

Baby Names Inspired by Disney Characters

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Adelaide (The Aristocats)
Amos (The Fox and the Hound)
Anita (101 Dalmatians)
Anna (Frozen)
Alice (Alice in Wonderland)
Ariel (The Little Mermaid)
Artemis (Artemis Fowl)
Aurora (Sleeping Beauty)

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Belle (

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Benefits and Guidelines for Safe Practices

In the realm of prenatal yoga, Singapore offers a few options for pregnant mothers to follow along if you are already a practitioner yourself or even take up as a beginner, this restorative and often calming practise that is touted to be laden with benefits for both the mother and the baby. 

theAsianParent talks to a prenatal and postnatal yoga teacher at COMO Shambhala Urban Escape, Sarah Manning, who gives us an in-depth look into the benefits of yoga when pregnant and after delivery, and the times when it is safe to engage in exercise. 

 

prenatal yoga Singapore
prenatal yoga Singapore

Prenatal yoga, Singapore classes in session at COMO. Source: COMO

Prenatal yoga, Singapore classes 

Benefits of prenatal yoga for the pregnant mother

According to Sarah, prenatal yoga poses many benefits for the pregnant mother. They are listed below in order of importance. 

  • Allocation of time and attention to self: Women have the

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TikTok clip showing a baby being thrown into a swimming pool sparks debate

A video clip of a baby learning how to swim has sparked a parenting debate on TikTok.

The short clip, shared by mum Krysta Meyer from Colorado Springs in the US, shows her infant son, Oliver, being thrown into a pool by a swimming instructor, who then jumps in after the baby but does not intervene as he sinks.

Baby Oliver quickly rights himself and floats to the surface of the pool on his back, and is met by encouragement from his instructor and mother, who was standing by to watch and record the lesson.

“Oliver amazes me every week! I can’t believe he is barely two months in and is catching on so fast. He is a little fish,” the accompanying caption reads.

Since sharing the clip it has been viewed more than 51 million times on TikTok and another 20 million times on Twitter.

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A baby sleep routine in first 12 weeks is ‘pointless’, says expert

Sleep – or lack thereof – is a very common topic when it comes to parenting.

Simply put, babies and toddlers don’t sleep like us. There’s science behind the way they sleep compared to adults and the term “body clock”, which many of us will be familiar with, is not something babies possess in the first 12 weeks.

“We all sleep in cycles, nobody sleeps all night,” parenting author and sleep expert, Sarah Ockwell-Smith, explains, “for adults, we go through cycles every 90-120 minutes.”

According to Ockwell-Smith, we go into a light sleep (which is when you’re most likely to jolt awake because you fell over in your dream), from there your sleep gets deeper and deeper until about half way through the cycle.

Babies don’t follow the same cycle, and understanding that is the first step to helping your baby sleep well.

Read more: Pregnancy experts share top tips

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