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4 Practical Tips For The New Moms

4 Practical Tips For The New Moms   When I found out that I was pregnant, I remember being terrified and excited at the same time. At the first available opportunity I went to a bookstore and bought several books about parenting. I tried to be prepared for the arrival of my baby but I soon realized that the books can never prepare for the utter chaos created by a new parent and newly born kid. The best advice that I received was not through the books but through the real world moms … [Read more...]

10 Best Home Remedies For Diaper Rash

Home Remedies for Diaper Rash   Babies are soft. Anyone looking at them can see the tender, fragile skin and know it for the rose-leaf softness that invites a finger's touch. ai??i?? Diana Gobaldon My colleague Sub and her husband Sud were over the moon when their angelic daughter arrived in December last year. The girl was named Av. One day at work Sub was in a sullen mood. Over a cup of tea, she told me little Av was sick. Later she revealed that Av cried the whole night and Sub … [Read more...]

10 Questions You Should Definitely Ask A Pediatrician

10 Questions you should definitely ask a Pediatrician  From the day a baby is born to the at least 4-5 years of age a mom has to keep running to the pediatrician’s clinic quite often. Your little one no doubt is your most precious and so obviously you will want to give him the best in all respect. As a caring and loving mom you would never want to take chances with anything related to your baby and that is what compels you to visit the pediatrician’s clinic often. It is in your mind that a … [Read more...]

Do babies really need sunscreen?

I was going through an online site, when the site recommended baby sunscreen. A thought struck in my mind “Do babies really need sunscreen?”. Gathering further information I have found few pointers. As for me, I have never exposed my baby to direct sunlight. We as adults would never like being in hot sun, and how different it is for babies?     Below are few facts which we as parents should know about baby exposure to sun and baby sunscreens:-   There are many … [Read more...]

Vicks Humidifier Reviews Baby

 Product Review: Vicks® Humidifier Our pediatrician advised us to use a humidifier at my daughter’s 2-week checkup. Since my daughter was a winter baby on the American East Coast, it was no surprise that she was subjected to the dry cold air which was further aggravated by the continuous use of the central air conditioning. Because of this at nap times and especially, in the night she used to literally snore. It was a scary noise to come from such a tiny baby. After some looking around, we … [Read more...]

Plagiocephaly, Flat Head in Babies

Flat Head in Babies New born infants have very soft skull. The softness is easily prone to get de-shaped from its circular form. If you consider the skull of the newly born baby, it is conical in shape. As days pass, the cone shaped head begins to get a little round. Likewise, baby’s skull with pressure changes from its original shape. How do babies develop flat head? Some babies develop flatness at one side of the head. And the other side is developing fine. Tummy-up time is when their … [Read more...]

Reflux in Babies

Reflux in Babies I had only just begun to thank my stars at about the 1 month mark, that my daughter was not giving us much trouble at all – no colic etc., when something more sever struck. At about the 6 weeks of age my daughter was diagnosed with GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease), also commonly referred to as acid reflux. She had to be put on medication for about 4-5 months and we had take a lot of precautions during that time. Here’s all the information I gathered and our … [Read more...]

Mustard Oil Benefits For Babies

Mustard Oil For Babies Oil massage is a house hold tradition where ever there are babies and new born infants. Winter demands more oil massaging for babies. With the onset of winter, it is our priority to keep our babies/children as warm as possible. Not just warm, moisturizing is also matter to think of.     Traditionally, in India, mustard oil is the chosen oil for massaging. Mustard oil has a lot of medicinal values. Why Mustard Oil Is Beneficial:-   Is a … [Read more...]

What To Do When Baby Has Dandruff Like Dry Patches On The Scalp

  With the birth of the baby, alot of other issues takes birth too.. One issue which I see needs some discussion here is Cradle Cap. What is Cradle Cap? How seriuos the matter is? What needs to be done? Do I need to show my baby to the doctor? So many questions! Simple, Cradle Cap is not life threatening. It is neither related to baby hygeine nor related to the way how baby is taken care of. But it does come along with the new born babies, stays on for couple of initial months and even … [Read more...]

Mastela Medicine Dispenser Review

Medicine Dispenser I never thought it would be so hard to give medicines to an infant. I remember as a toddler I'd make my Dad run all around the house to give me meds and he did it happily with a smile on his face (my Moms was the opposite..I got many a whacking from her) So from the moment Pravi was born and we were asked to give her Calcium and Iron supplements daily, I was puzzled as to how to administer them. Giving them to her by spoon meant her bringing it back up in fountain mode and I … [Read more...]