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
Constipation 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.
As new parents one of the most baffling questions to answer is ‘how much sleep does my child need?.’ Everyone knows the importance of quality sleep for a baby but not every parent is blessed with a baby who sleeps at the right time and for right duration. While most new born babies manage to make their parents look like zombies thanks to their erratic sleep schedules, there are toddlers who just hate to sleep during the day. Though each kid is unique and requires different amount of sleep, but here is a general guideline to help you understand if your child is getting enough sleep:
Mommies are gifted with a secret talent of weaving stories. I discovered mine when I started telling stories to my girl, I’m sure many of you also must have had your own EUREKA moment! It is surprising how we can cook up situations with imaginary characters and tell a new tale to the little ones every night.
Apart from entertaining Baby H, these stories also come handy in dealing with situations that are hard to tackle otherwise. So, whether it is dealing with ‘no milk’ and ‘no school’ situation’ to ‘teaching her sharing’ and ‘helping others,’ I cook up a small story every night with imaginary characters, which she can relate to. I can’t vouch that these stories have a 100 % success rate but they do work at certain level.
Monsoon is in full swing. And recently I told you about Big list of activities to keep kids busy indoors. It is the season that kids love but mommies dread, thanks to the maladies that monsoon brings along with it. From eye infections and tummy troubles to flu and fever, the list is endless.
So, here’s the low-down on monsoon care that will help you rev up your family’s hygiene quotient and keep them healthy this season…
A for Ailments
Malaria, Diarrhoea, Dengue, Chikungunya, Typhoid, Jaundice and Leptospirosis are some of the most common ailments associated with the rainy season. The first step towards preventing these diseases is maintaining a healthy hygiene, about which you’ll read ahead.
B for Bath basics
Bathing with an anti-bacterial soap at least once a day is extremely crucial as we sweat a lot in the humid weather.Add a few drops of neem oil in your child’s bathing water as it is natural cleanser.