Why bulky winter coats and car seats don’t mix

We are all guilty of overdressing our kids when we feel that the weather has cooled down, especially in Kuwait because we are not used to cold winters. Research has shown that we should never but our children in a car seat wearing their jackets as it can be very dangerous and unsafe for our children.

Watch the video below and please share it with all the parents you know.

Car seat alert: A winter coat could endanger your child

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Let’s raise kids to be entrepreneurs

I’m a huge fan of TED Talks. There are so many amazing stories, inspirational talents and talks that can change the way you see and do things. One of my favorite TED Talks is By Cameron Herold. called  Let’s raise kids to be entrepreneurs. He poses the question: “Why not train our kids to be entrepreneurs instead of employees?” Why do we hire tutors to address our children’s shortcomings, instead of hiring ones who bolster their talents? In our society have we made it so easy for our children; failed to let them learn the hard lessons and in no means  spurred their creativity ?

An entrepreneur since childhood, Cameron Herold wants parents and teachers to recognize — and foster — entrepreneurial talent in kids.




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Tips for traveling with kids this summer


Summer break is just around the corner and travel plans are set. We all know how demanding and hectic traveling with kids can be so here are a few tips on how to make it an easy, hassle free vacation.

  • When booking your tickets try to make sure that the route you are traveling on has no layovers or transits and if they do make sure the waiting period is not that long.
  • Book your seats in advanced so that you can guarantee seats at the front and together. You don’t want to be stuck at the back of the plane with everyone seated in a different row.
  • Always try to book morning flights or flights in the evening 7/8pm so that your kids have already had a good nights sleep or can sleep on the plane. The worst thing you can do is wake up kids at 2am to be at the airport for a 4am flight (watch out for toddler tantrums!)
  • Make sure you have lots of entertainment on the flight. Charge their ipads, dowload their favorite cartoon or movie, get activity books and crayons to keep them busy during the flight.
  • Pack some of their favorite snacks in ziplock bags because we all know how airplane food can be.
  • When packing your children’s suitcase put outfits in resealable plastic bags and use stickers or markers to label each day. This makes it so much easier for older kids to dress themselves.
  • Plan ahead of time the different locations and activities you want to do on the trip and make sure they are age appropriate. This makes it so much easier and saves a lot of time when you are there.

What is your best travel tip with children?

Image via Martha Stewart 

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Reading nooks

With all the technology, iPads, videos games and smart phones, children read less and less. It is important as parents to instill the love of reading in our children. Make it more about fun and play than a chore. Role play and take turns reading. You can also create a little corner in your house with comfy chairs and pillows for them to sit and read on.

Here are a few of our favorite reading nooks that might inspire you to make your own.

via Mommo Design

via House of Turquoise 

via The boo and the boy

Have you created a reading nook for your kids? We would love to share them and inspire other mommies. Please email us at contacts@whatskickikw.com

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