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The Grade Balance Board for Kids who need to keep moving

Comment: I was sent a Fluidstance deck and all opinions are my own. May contain affiliate links

The Grade Balance Board for Kids who need to keep moving

This tween of mine doesn’t sit still. Whether online with his distance learning classes or playing video games he is on his feet or even knees at all times. He does not have self-control issues, he is not overly active but as he puts it “I actually learn better and remember things if I can fidget…” He will spin in a chair, walk around and even stare at things and I assume he is not listening but when I ask him to please repeat what was just said to him he can repeat it exactly. He can listen and fidget! So I just let him be him! To embrace the mover in him I was sent the Grade Balance Board by FluidStance.

Fluidstance decks

When listening to Teachers or adults speak he has to be seated so he spins in his chair, gets on his knees, fidgets with his hands and can recall everything that was taught to him. I am not that talented myself-lol. However, for playing video games which he does to stay connected with friends while we are still in a quarantine level, he hops jumps especially when he is in a battle or getting real excited and the entire downstairs can hear his thumping upstairs.

This child does not “SIT” and play video games, he “ACTIVELY” plays so I am not complaining. But, the floors can use a break (and his ankles too)! Now, he stands on The Grade balance board and that need to jump is transferred to the board for balance and strength. He was highly intrigued by this as fall track was cancelled and he uses fall sports to get back in shape for winter basketball. He feels like he is gaining strength standing on this board for lessons and playing games especially after a long spring and summer held up indoors.

The Grade by Fluidstance

I was highly impressed with the packaging. It came well wrapped in a branded canvas bag so he can take it with him in travel. Better than sitting sedentary, balance and standing is so beneficial in building strength while you work (or play) when you would otherwise stay still. Even if you have to sit, a FluidStance balance board under the desk gets your feet and legs engaged in small movement.

keep kids moving - balance boards

By having a FluidStance deck you can increase your energy expenditure by almost 20%. Why not burn calories while you work? Movement has a wonderful way of increasing happiness as a form of positive mental health. Stop sitting still!

There are 4 different balance board types and each have different color options –

  1. The Grade is for kids and available in fun colors. Holds up to 125lbs
  2. The Level is for balance and strength and holds up to 300lbs
  3. The Original – a hand-cast “skeleton” base, extreme sturdiness up to 350lbs
  4. The Plane Cloud – a smaller footprint and textured foam top for up to 250lbs
Movement options while working

FluidStance balance boards are made sustainably and built in California. They use eco-conscious materials whenever possible. These are so well built and you will see and feel the quality right away. So far there is no wear on this board and my son is on it for a good part of everyday.

Visit FluidStance and find a deck that is right for you and start moving more! Movement = Happiness! Also available on Amazon!

Healthy Living, Infant Toddler Products, Natural Products, Parenting

Mommy’s Bliss New Prenatal Supplements and Multivitamins for Moms

Comment: I was provided samples

Mommy's Bliss New Prenatal Supplements and Multivitamins for Moms

When attending BabyBoom last month I got to learn that Mommy’s Bliss was expanding to include ‘Mom’ in their product line up. That is, multivitamins and prenatal supplements for Mom. Mommy’s Bliss brings the safest ingredients together for baby and kids in the form of cough relief, tummy pain relief, gum relief, immunity and more. Now it is only fitting to include products Mom needs for her own health before, during and after pregnancy.

Mommy's Bliss supplements

Mommy’s Bliss multivitamins have the essential vitamins and minerals your baby needs for healthy development plus the nutritional support you need for a happy, healthy pregnancy.

4 Prenatal Supplements and Multivitamins

They have 2 prenatal supplements – Prenatal Regularity Support Gummies and Prenatal Omega + DHA Gummies and there are 2 prenatal vitamins – Prenatal Multivitamins + Iron capsules and Prenatal Multivitamin + Probiotics capsules. All have natural ingredients safe for you and Baby’s body. These are free of artificial flavors or colors, dairy, gluten or soy and the top 8 allergens.

prenatal care

Mommy’s Bliss multivitamins and supplements are designed to target the issues affecting moms-to-be most: gas, nausea, constipation, low energy, and restlessness. Don’t forget to take care of YOU!

Mommy’s Bliss products are available at Target and Amazon. Make sure to visit Mommy’s Bliss website for more information about all of their products for Mom, Baby and the older kids too!

Healthy Living

Five Reasons Why You Should Not Ignore A Missing Tooth

Five Reasons Why You Should Not Ignore A Missing Tooth
Smiling woman sits in the chair at dentist office while doctor shows her something

No matter how careful we are, it is possible to lose a tooth; it might be through a road traffic accident, a sporting collision, or even biting down on something hard. Should the worst happen, it is very important to seek out dental treatment as soon as possible if you end up with a missing tooth. If it isn’t one of your front teeth, you might be tempted to leave it as it is, but that is never a good idea and here are the reasons.

  • The Start Of Crooked Teeth – When you have a full complement of teeth, the teeth are likely to be straight, but when one is no longer present, this can result in the other teeth changing their direction of growth, as the pressure is no longer applied as before. Even one of the back molars missing can be the start of wrongly aligned growth and as time passes, this will become evident. If the root of the tooth is still in good condition, you can have a crown fitted, which would match perfectly with your existing teeth. If the root is in any way compromised, the best solution is a dental implant.
  • Loosening Other Teeth – When you find yourself with a missing tooth, this means that the teeth on either side no longer have essential support on both sides. The best treatment is dental implants and while the cost of dental implants in Sydney CBD or in your local area may not be cheap, this will ensure that the teeth either side will not loosen over time.
  • Risk Of Gum Infection – When you lose a tooth, this can be an opportunity for an infection to take hold, and while you might not know it at first, a swelling would soon arise and you will need dental treatment. You should rinse daily with antiseptic mouthwash until you can make a dental appointment, as this will reduce the risk of a gum infection.
  • Facial Muscles Sag – When you lose a tooth, this can result in your facial features changing slightly, and over time, this can be quite noticeable. The best solution is to seek out a dentist as soon as you lose the tooth, as this will ensure that you don’t lose the shape of your face.
  • Missing Teeth Affect Your Speech – A missing tooth can seriously affect a person’s speech and after a while the person doesn’t realise this, although everyone else does. This can also play a part in a person losing their self-confidence and that can impact your life in a negative way. With prompt dental treatment, you can regain your self-confidence.

Potential treatments for a missing tooth

If you are left with a missing tooth, there are a number of treatments, which include dental implant treatment, when a titanium pin is screwed into the jawbone, which provides a solid anchor point for a prosthetic tooth. Another treatment option is a crown, providing, of course, that the root of the tooth is not damaged, or bridge could be created, using the teeth on either side as anchor points for the bridge plate.