Surviving Long Car Rides With An Infant

Taking a long car ride with a baby can be a challenge. However there are ways to make a long trip easier on both you and the infant.

First off, make a promise to yourself that you will not be racing in a disorganized upsetting fashion just to get the trip over with so you and the baby can relax. Instead make frequent stops so you can get out and stretch your legs, go to the bathroom and relax a bit. It is also nice to give the baby a bit of fresh air and take him or her for a little stroll near the car.

If the child is older than play a little game of some sort to tire the baby out during one of your pitstops. However be careful what you feed the baby to avoid upset stomachs and accidents.

If you have a child that bores easily then it is a good idea to bring along toys and books that you can reveal every now and then. If you have a trip of five hours then go to the Dollar store and buy four new surprises that you can reveal to the baby so that he or she is always amused.

If your budget is bigger then get a portable DVD player. All kids love to watch television. Simply put a great DVD in the player and then bring it along on any road trip. Most babies love watching their favorite DVD again and again.

Many babies are very entertained by music. Play a little children's music and even sing along to keep the little tyke amused.

You also might want to consider timing you're driving so that the majority of the time spent in the care is during when the baby might want to take a nap.

If you are really lucky you might have one of those babies that just fall asleep once a car starts moving. If you are one of those people you are really fortunate.

Are you breast feeding and worried about how and when you will be able to feed the babies or how you will save your breast milk? Technology comes to the rescue again. You can now make car adapters for breast pumps. This means you can pump your breast milk and put in a bottle and continue driving onwards if you must.

Remember it is better to take your time when you travel with a baby. It is imperative that you stay organized and do things right just simply because you are carrying such precious cargo.

Scanning Family Memories

Do you have a lot of old photos that you want to have online or in good enough shape to print and scan again? If so then ScanCafe is your answer. The best news about this scanning company is that you only have to pay for the ones that you like once they are scanned.

The process is very easy. All you do is place your order using an online order form at the ScanCafe website. However keep this in mind. You must have a printer for completing this first step in ordering because the process requires that you print out a shipping label and send it to the company.

Also you should be aware that you need to pay fifty percent up front to acquire this service. Once you have paid that via your credit card you pack the photos to be scanned by the Scancafe in a sturdy box and mail it. You do not even have to organize the photos. You can just throw them in the box. You then drop the box off at a local UPS location.

You might be wondering what kind of quality if scan you are going to get. The ScanCafe uses Epson 4490, Nikon 5000 ED and Nikon 9000 ED machines to scan the photos and each of the images are corrected and reviewed by professional technicians. Unless you request otherwise the photos are scanned at 3000 dpi for slides and negatives and at 600 dpi for paper photos.

You are notified when the job is done by email and then ScanCafe puts all of your photos up online so you can select the ones that you want to buy. However you are not allowed to delete more than 50% of your original order. After you have completed that step the images you have chosen are sent back on a DVD along with your originals. The shipment is sent through UPS and is trackable.

You will find the high resolution files on your DVD perfect for screening on a TV or computer, sharing on Facebook or printing for framing.

The other good news about ScanCafe is that they offer an affordable photo restoration service that can restore photos damaged by mold, pets, children, light, fire, water, alcohol and ripping. They can also improve a photo on request by whitening teeth, removing skin blemishes or even removing or adding a person!