Wondering what ‘to-be-dads’ have got to do with pregnancy? Gone are the days when pregnancy was a totally ladies’ affair. Today men are more supportive than ever to help their spouses and believe in the power of togetherness in welcoming a new member to their family. For those who consider being an integral part of their wife’s pregnancy, here are 10 things you can do to support them.[Read more…]
Hmmm… second-hand things…for kids? It may not sound like a great idea when you first listen to it because your kids are special to you and don’t want to have a used thing for your prince or princess.
But with growing social consciousness and collective effort to reduce carbon footprint and save ecology, people are opting for used things which are affordable and in surprisingly usable conditions.[Read more…]
As parents, every first of your child’s development is worth celebrating. Wasn’t it a joyous moment when you saw your child crawl for the first time, standing on his legs and taking his first step? Though crossing milestones is a natural process, be mindful to acknowledge it and make your child happy. It also teaches children to honor achievements positively. Let’s read on to find out how to celebrate your child’s milestone achievements.[Read more…]
Raising children is an experience of a lifetime. No matter how many children you bring up, their individuality adds to the fun and challenges of parenting. When it comes to twins, the challenges are 2x.
To watch twins growing up together is priceless, like their behavior, companionship, adapting skills, sharing, and caring attitude are different from children who have older or younger siblings.[Read more…]
Bath time for babies in an Indian household is a ceremony in itself. The moment you decide to give a bath to your child comes umpteen suggestions, do’s and don’ts from the elders in the family. “Check if the water is warm enough”. “Did you apply oil and massage the baby?” “Wash the baby’s body first and the head last, so that the baby doesn’t catch a cold”.[Read more…]
The beauty of a family lies in the connection it brings between all its members. How effortlessly it happens depends on the adults. When a new baby is on his or her way into the family, it’s natural for some abnormal feelings in the elder child.[Read more…]
“It’s not enough to be busy, so are the ants. The question is, what are we busy about?” — Henry David Thoreau
Mothers are busier than the bees. With their super planning and execution skills, they make things happen. However, mom entrepreneurs have their hands full as they juggle between family, home and work.
Finding time for everyone and everything is tricky. Here are a few tips to help mompreneurs with time management.[Read more…]
Children are unique, and each child is born with unique talents. Identifying them at a young age, and encouraging your child to nurture that talent to the best of their ability is what makes all the difference. Parents, teachers, and relatives are instrumental in helping to discover these talents and incorporating them into your child’s life.[Read more…]
“The child has a different relation to his environment from ours…the child absorbs it. The things he sees are not just remembered, they form part of his soul. He incarnates in himself all in the world about him that his eyes see and the ears hear.” Maria Montessori
We all know children are powerhouses of energy. Movement and physical activities are key to their mental and physical development. In their growing years, they should explore and discover the best for themselves. You may notice both children and adults are looking for ways to break the monotony of being at home due to online classes and work from home, respectively.[Read more…]
Did you know that in the first three years more than 1,000,000 million neural connections are formed per second while the baby is in sound sleep? The importance of sleep for babies can’t be overlooked. But babies don’t know how to put themselves to sleep when they’re tired or how to wake up when they’re well-rested. This behaviour needs to be taught by you and to be learned by your munchkin.
Usually, newborns sleep for 14–17 hours over a 24-hour period and need to be fed every 2–3 hours. While the first months of a baby’s life can be the hardest for parents, understand that each baby has a different sleep pattern. So be patient and with time you’ll become your little one’s sleep ninja![Read more…]