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
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→
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:
So, this week we finally decided to chop off H’s curly locks, of course with a heavy heart. Those who know me, would know my fixation for her beautiful curls. But off late, the girl is going through a phase (terrific twos, you see!), where she hates someone even touching her hair forget braiding or combing them.
Hence, mommy-papa mutually decided to take 2.5 years old H to the salon – her first time! Last time, was at themundan ceremonywhen she was one. We could barely intervene then, so it was not a very happy experience (read traumatic) for all of us. And knowing H to be a hyperactive kid who can’t stand anyone touching her hair, I was very skeptical about this trip too. However, all’s well that ends well and soon my girl had an all new look. Though initially she kept complaining, “Mumma, auntie cut my pony,” but some admiration from her favourite man (papa) and she’s loving her new hair 🙂
So, here are a few tips from our own experience on how we made it easy and fun for her. (How I wish we could say this for us too! You’ll know soon why I’m saying this.)
Nivea has developed a doll that teaches your kids the importance of applying sunscreen. Made with UV-sensitive material, when exposed to sun without sunscreen, the doll turns red just like our skin reacts to sun. The doll will be safe if it has been lathered with sunscreen. Do you think such a doll should be invented in India also? Would you buy it?