This is the kind of list (of recommended tried & tested baby gear) that I wish I had when I started preparing my registry 4 years ago. As a first time mom it’s so so overwhelming and having a list like this with details on how it can be useful even in the future is so helpful. So here, after 4 years and 3 kids and lots of trial and error is my list of FAVORITE Recommendations for you!
When you have your 3rd baby you really don’t think you need any new baby products because you either have stuff left over from your previous kids or you just KNOW what the most useful products are. Little did I know that with every new product on the market comes a new possibility of ease for a mother. I am blessed to be able to try them because this allows me to show you why you NEED them if you are about to have a baby or have an infant.
Toys and things to keep toddlers busy are endless. It is such that every parent feels confused and overwhelmed when going to a store or looking online for the perfect object to keep their toddler occupied and enjoy it. That’s where this post comes in. I want to tell you what worked for our 2 toddlers and what they LOVE to play with. Mind you they have been gifted so much over the years. Many that have been either ignored or used only once. So let’s get right to what will keep them occupied for at least an hour if not more (that’s what we want to happen right *wink*).
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As a Muslim Mother, it’s very important to find media like Ali Huda, that is relatable and can teach the kids different aspects of their religion in a kid fun way. This market is growing larger and we are seeing more and more Islamic Media for children which is great. I was pleasantly surprised to find out about Ali Huda TV. This product is basically the Netflix for Muslim children. Their goal is to entertain and education Muslim children about Islam in a fun way with 1000’s of shows exclusively for Muslim Kids.
If your child’s primary language is English and you are trying to teach them Arabic, you will love the Alif Baa App. This iPhone/iPad based app is a great way to get your child to learn Arabic in a fun way.
Our Ethnic BackGround
Having our children grow up learning Arabic is very important to my husband since it is not our primary spoken language. My ethnicity is Yemeni Kenyan so my native language is Arabic and Swahili. My husband’s ethnicity is Eritrean and his native language is Tigrinya. For both of us, however, we grew up with English as our primary language (growing up in Dubai & America) and caught a little of our native languages but not enough to say we are proficient.
Being Muslims, the language of our Holy Book (the Quran) is Arabic so it was our natural choice to want to do our best to learn this language and also make sure it was the main language our children could speak (aside from our other native languages).