Tips to Choose the Right Watch Band

If you are a watch enthusiast but you get bored with your watch before long, we suggest that you try out new watch bands instead of buying a new watch. As a matter of fact, new bands are cost effective and rejuvenate your watch once again. You need to keep in mind that watches are about the details. Given below are a few tips to help you choose the best watch band.


First of all, you need to choose the right size of the strap. And the strap is measured by its width. For identification, you can take a look at the back of your strap. If you can’t see anything on its back, you may figure out the distance between the lugs of your watch. Make sure you also measure the length of the strap. If you wrist is medium sized, you may want to opt for a standard size strap.

Style And Material

You should choose a band style that suits your favorite watch and personal taste. Typically, dress watches suit a basic style band. You may also try out rubber bands, especially if you have a diver’s watch. As a matter of fact, they come in all types of vivid colors. For expensive watches, it’s a good idea to look for alligator or crocodile straps. Most people keep on changing their bands in order to feel fresh and exciting.

Colors And Stitching

You can choose from a host of colors. For leather, you can consider classic brown or black. If you are a woman, you can choose from a variety of colorful bands, especially red, blue and orange. Another way to make a choice is to match the band color to the color of the dial or other part. The stitching on the strap should match the markers or hands on the watch.

Clasps And Buckles

As far as buckles and clasps are concerned, you can find them in many finishes, such as bronze, matte black, black, rose gold, yellow gold, brushed silver, matte silver and polished silver, just to name a few. What you need to do is match the finish of the buck to that of your watch case. Some users match a polished buckle to a beautifully brushed finish case. However, if you are a real enthusiast, you should make sure that they match perfectly. Make sure you also take into account the style of the buckle.

For thinner styles, you can check out a regular tang buckle. For large styles, you may want to give a go to a thumbnail buckle. Here is an important thing to keep in mind: you should avoid matching a big pre-v buckle to a dress watch.

Long story short, you should keep in mind that watches are a reflection of your personality. Therefore, you may want to show your personal, eye-catching, and unique style with the help of different types of watch straps. Hopefully, these tips will help you get your hands on the best watch bands.

Source by Shalini Madhav

Tips on Mealtime and Your Underweight Child

If you’re like me then you’re searching for ways to get good nutritious food in your kids’ belly but also finding ways to give them enough calories. Remember that as parents you are responsible for what is offered and where and when it is presented. You are also responsible for providing a safe and enjoyable environment during meal times.

Children on the other hand are responsible for deciding how much food they will eat and whether they will eat at all. Make sure you:

1. Offer variety of nutritious foods.

2. Offer foods that are safe.

3. Offer serving sizes that are appropriate.

4. Eat meals at the table.

5. Eat at regular times.

6. Serve as good role models when choosing foods to eat.

7. Don’t pressure or bribe the child to eat.

8. Avoid arguing or negative behaviors during meals.

Children should be eating at least three meals a day with two snacks. I’ve had parents think their child was “always eating” but when you broke it down they weren’t eating a lot of calories. They were snacking on rice cakes and grapes. I had one mom say that she thought carbohydrates were bad for her child and tried to limit them. Contrary to the adult diet kids actually need a lot of carbohydrates. Because kids are little and not eating a lot they need to have nutrient dense foods as well as energy dense foods.

A food is nutrient dense if the vitamin and mineral content is more than its energy or calorie content such as lean meats, beans, oranges, carrots, broccoli, whole-wheat bread, and whole-grain breakfast cereals. Energy dense foods contribute more calories than they do nutrients such as chips, sodas, cookies and ice cream. Remember to balance healthy nutrient dense foods with energy dense foods.

Feeding children particularly an underweight child can be stressful if you micromanage their meals. I know it’s tempting to chase them around the house with a forkful of food. But don’t. Try instead to:

1. Give them small meals that have both nutrient dense and energy dense foods and drinks.

2. Add fats to food such as butter on potatoes and toast, mayo and cheese on sandwiches.

3. Offer whole fat products, such as milk, cottage cheese, creamed soups, pudding and yogurt.

4. Add calories to foods such as fruit in heavy syrup and vegetable with cheese sauce.

Don’t forget to visit your pediatrician for a thorough exam.

Source by Wendy Peterson