Questions to ask yourself when choosing a baby name

Observer on March 20th, 2019 | File Under Flair -

 DECIDING on a name for your child is a huge responsibility; after all, it will be a defining piece of your child’s personality. And while some parents choose their baby names from before they conceive, for others, especially the really indecisive ones, making a final decision even from their list of favourite names can be quite overwhelming.

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The hospital list: what to pack

Observer on March 20th, 2019 | File Under Flair -

WHEN you approach that critical time in your pregnancy when it’s time to pack your hospital bag, you may be confused about what exactly to include, as your doctor may not have briefed you. And if you’re delivering privately in Jamaica there are some items you may not need, compared to delivering in a public facility where you’ll need a host of items.

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How to break out of the loan cycle

Observer on March 18th, 2019 | File Under Flair -

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Things to look out for when buying a car

Observer on March 18th, 2019 | File Under Flair -

 CAR shopping can be an exciting yet daunting experience for many women, especially if you are buying your first vehicle, or you do not know much about cars. While you want to find a car that fits your personal taste and budget, you also need to ensure that you buy a reliable vehicle that won’t break down the moment you leave the dealership.

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Davianne Tucker – Made for more

Observer on March 18th, 2019 | File Under Flair -

For the month of March — Endometriosis Awareness Month — we will bring you stories about the condition, as well as contributions from the brave women who are fighting the battle.  

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TV in the bedroom could be bad for children’s physical, mental health

Observer on March 13th, 2019 | File Under Flair -

NEW Canadian research has found that growing up with a TV in the bedroom may have a negative effect on children’s physical and mental health in their teenage years.Carried out by researchers at the Université de Montréal’s School of Psychoeducation and the INRS-IAF, a research institute affiliated with the Université du Québec à Montréal, the study looked at data gathered from 1,859 Quebec children born between the spring of 1997 and the spring of 1998.

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Parents’ biggest fears

Observer on March 13th, 2019 | File Under Flair -

 FOR many parents, the moment they discover they have been blessed with an offspring their brains automatically rewire and their ‘parental DNA’ becomes active. A natural part of this process is fear — most time driven by the reality that there will be something, no matter how small, that is out of their control. What are parents most fearful of? We asked some to share their biggest fears as parents. 

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Pregnant smokers may face increased sudden infant death risk

Observer on March 13th, 2019 | File Under Flair -

NEW US research has found that smoking before and during pregnancy could increase the risk of sudden unexpected infant death (SUID), which occurs in infants under the age of one.Carried out by researchers at Seattle Children’s Research Institute and Microsoft data scientists, the new study looked at data on 20,685,463 US births between 2007 and 2011, including 19,127 cases of SUID.

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Introducing Milan

Observer on March 13th, 2019 | File Under Flair -

MILAN Malcolm was born January 16, 2015. Likes: Cartoons, swimming, food and playing games.Personality: He’s very active and he only stays still if he is watching YouTube on his tablet.Parents’ wish: That he remains healthy, God-fearing and be at the top of anything he pursues. 

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‘Missis, how you one can breed so?’

Observer on March 11th, 2019 | File Under Flair -

 UNDER Jamaica’s Maternity Leave Act, pregnant women are entitled to leave from work with pay and protection from dismissal. A woman to whom maternity leave is granted is also entitled to return to work in the capacity and place in which she was employed under her original contract of employment, and without the loss of any benefit or seniority.

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