Why both the Quantity and Quality of Time Spent with your Child is Important

 7th (2)“If you want your children to turn out well, spend twice as much time with them and half as much money” – Abigail Van Buren

This quote shows how important spending time with your child is in relation to their overall physical and emotional well being and personality development. However, the prevalent high-pressure lifestyles have parents the world over facing the dilemma of how to go about maintaining a fine balance between work and family life. This has further resulted in an ongoing debate regarding which is better, the quantity or quality of time spent with children. The fact is that both need to work hand in hand in order to [Read more…]

Jaggery for Your Baby: 5 Health Benefits

Jaggery for Your Baby: 5 Health BenefitsJaggery, also known as gur is a natural unrefined sweetener made from concentrated sugarcane juice which also serves as the source for another sweetener, namely sugar. However, the similarity between jaggery and sugar ends with the source of their raw material, for while sugar undergoes numerous chemical processes (making it a refined sweetener), jaggery is made using a much simpler process and [Read more…]

Tips to Encourage Babies to Roll Over

Tips to Encourage Babies to Roll Over

Every stage of your baby’s growth and development is a milestone to celebrate and record for posterity. It is a joy to watch them as they develop control over their movements and slowly progress from moving their hands and feet to taking their first steps. Of these numerous milestones, the most significant development ones are when your baby starts rolling over, sitting up, crawling, standing, and [Read more…]

Ways to Keep Your Kids Busy During Quarantine

Ways to Keep Your Kids Busy During Quarantine

Life is settling into a routine (of course with quite a few changes) under the new normal. The school year has started with regular online classes and children are adapting to the new mode of learning, doing homework, and taking tests. As a parent this new school schedule will definitely have an impact on your work from home schedule, so let us look at ways in which you can go about [Read more…]

Gas in Babies: Reasons, Symptoms and Preventive Measures

Gas in Babies: Reasons, Symptoms and Preventive Measures

Nothing warms a parent’s heart more than seeing their baby happy and gurgling. However, sometimes their little one tends to squirm, cry and display other symptoms of being uncomfortable. While there are many reasons for this discomfort in babies, the most common cause is the presence of gas in their stomach. Here we will look at the reasons for this while also looking at the symptoms and the appropriate remedial measures. [Read more…]

Precautionary Measures Pregnant Women Should Take to Stay Healthy this Monsoon

Precautionary Measures Pregnant Women Should Take to Stay Healthy this MonsoonThe monsoon season has set in all over the country. While the showers provide a welcome relief from the blistering summer heat we have endured during the past few months, it also brings with it its own set of health challenges. The most common challenges of the monsoon season relate to the risk of water-borne infections, mosquito-borne infections, viral fever etc. While these are a cause of concern for everyone, children and pregnant women are particularly [Read more…]

Ways to Help Strengthen the Sibling Bond

Ways to Help Strengthen the Sibling BondOver the past three months your whole family has spent more time together than you’ll have for the past three years put together right?  Well, use this period to spend quality time with your family before the mad rush starts again. This is the best time to develop family bonds be it between parent and child or between siblings.  [Read more…]

Independent Reading or Being Read To: Why Repetition is Actually Good for Your Kid

Independent Reading or Being Read To: Why Repetition is Actually Good for Your KidWatching the movie ‘Frozen’ for the 100th time? So familiar with Elsa’s dialogues you can reel it off in your sleep? Find yourself humming ‘Let It Go’ so often through the day that you really wish you could let it go? Well, join the club of parents who are used to watching and rewatching, listening and relistening to their kids’ favorite movies and songs respectively.  
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Health Benefits which Make Corn the Perfect Monsoon Snack for Your Kid

Health Benefits which Make Corn the Perfect Monsoon Snack for Your Kid

 

With the onset of the monsoons comes the familiar sight of people huddled under hastily put up awnings sipping a hot cup of chai, some even relishing hot samosas or bhajiyas. Another common monsoon sight is the cart selling roasted bhutta (also known as corn on the cob). Served fresh and hot with a sprinkling of salt and chilli powder the bhutta serves as the perfect monsoon snack. In addition to its amazing taste, the bhutta also packs in a whole lot of nutrient goodness for people of all age groups, therefore making it the perfect healthy snack to give your kid this monsoon season.  [Read more…]

5 Measures to Keep your Kids Safe and Healthy this Monsoon

 5 Measures to Keep your Kids Safe and Healthy this Monsoon

The southwest monsoon rains bring with them the much-needed respite from the summer heat and heralds the start of the sowing season when crops like rice, cotton, maize etc are planted. In addition, the rains also bring a sense of happiness for each one of us, for as the quote aptly puts it there is such joy in watching the falling rain while sipping on a nice piping hot cup of chai. However, the monsoon also brings with it its own set of problems, relating to viral infections (like cold, flu), mosquito-borne diseases (like malaria, dengue etc) and water/foodborne diseases (like typhoid, cholera etc). Kids are especially vulnerable to the risk of these monsoon related infections so it is essential to take extra precautionary measures to keep them safe and healthy. Let us take a look at a few such measures which can be taken. [Read more…]