Category Archives: Child Care

Taking up the #YesChallenge and my journey to be a #YesMom

Taking up the #YesChallenge
Taking up the #YesChallenge

Mumma, can I have an ice cream today? No!
Mumma, I want to climb up on that swing. No, baby it’s too high.
Mumma, I will cut this paper on my own. No, Hiya… you won’t be able to!
Mumma, I want to… No!
Mumma…I. Hiya! No!

Is this a common scene in your home? You are not alone. This is a usual scene at my home too. In fact, as parents, I’m sure most of us use the word, ‘No’ more than any other in our vocabulary. But what else do we do to keep a tab on our little devils?! We say ‘No’ to protect them against so many dangers that they don’t even know about or in many cases willfully ignore!

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The first 1000 days of child’s life: Foundation for a healthy future

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All of us know that optimum nutrition is important for leading a healthy life, irrespective of the age. However, it is during the first 1000 days of life, that a baby needs whole lot of nutrition – “more so than at any other time in their life,” explains Dr.Zubeda Tumbi, at a bloggers’ meet we attended over the weekend. A nutritionist with over 28 years of experience, Dr.Tumbi can’t stop stressing over the importance of the first 1000 days of a child’s life that start at conception till the child’s second birthday. The period is incredibly deterministic as it lays the foundation for a child’s physical, mental, emotional and cognitive development in the years to come. And as harsh as it may sound, but the nutritional loss during the first 1000 days may cause permanent irreversible damage to developing brain & physical growth

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Must-try tips to boost your child’s immunity this winter

Tried and tested tips to boost your child's immunity this winter
Tried and tested tips to boost your child’s immunity this winter

With winters in full bloom in most parts of the country, cold, cough and flu are common among kids. Blame it to the changing weather or to a child’s low immunity, it’s quite normal to find your child sneezing suddenly. Whatever may be the reason for the illness, tending to an unwell kid is the toughest job for a mother. Blocked nose, congestion and bouts of cough that keep them awake during nights can be very taxing for kid and mom. However, you would be surprised to know that the usually hated winters are actually the best time to work on immunity as this is the season when the nature is ready to nurture us. The digestive system is strong in this season and loads of immunity boosting foods come during this period. Continue reading Must-try tips to boost your child’s immunity this winter

20 Home remedies to treat constipation in kids

constipationConstipation is one of the most common problems among kids. Even we are in a constant battle with potty every since H was born. My husband calls me Potty minister! So, if you too eagerly wait for your child to poop every morning or for that matter at least once a day, this post is a must-read for you.

Symptoms of constipation:
– Passing stool less than three times in a week.
– Hard stool, difficulty in passing.
– Painful bowel movement
– Abdominal pain
– Blood on the surface of stool

Home remedies to treat constipation in kids:

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15 Super cool school lunch box recipes

Lunchbox ideas for kidsWith vacations getting over and back-to-school mania already catching up with kids across the nation, one of the most crucial questions for moms to tackle everyday is – what to pack in your child’s school lunch box? So to bail you out of the everyday drill, here are some school lunch box snack ideas that are quick to cook, healthy and yummy to eat!

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