5 Ways To Motivate Your Child And Stimulate Their Vibe! #SpreadYourVibe

In today’s fast paced world, children are being beaten by the cudgels of competition. Even parents are trapped in peer pressures. Instead of motivating their kids, they are forcing them to excel in every field. Parents are not ready to accept defeat of their kids …

Busting Air Pollution Myths And What They Mean For Your Child

With the onset of festivals, the country should be submerged in happiness and joy but the national capital and nearby cities were wrapped in a blanket of smog. Parents locked their kids inside homes to protect them from the horrendous effects of air pollution. The air inside homes is …

A Page From The Diary Of A Work From Home Mom

People never understand the importance of my work. Whenever friends and family make plans and I chose to opt out because of work, they exclaim -” We work full time and yet manage to make plans on weekends. You are working from home and should easily pull out time at your own whims and fancies.” They believe that my job is not a job but just means of keeping myself engaged.

How I Potty Trained My Toddler And Tackled Bed-Wetting Like A Pro

I started potty training my son at the age of 11 months when he started sitting in a place for some time. I personally started with poop training. He made some peculiar facial expressions when he wanted to poop and I just rushed him to the potty seat. Gradually by 14 months of age, he was fully potty trained. He would tell me when he wanted to poop. I would say poop training was a breeze as compared to pee training that came with its own peculiar problems.

‘Being Punctilious’ Is The New Style Of Parenting

Post-delivery, when I got a sterilizer, I was criticized for being so fussy with the baby to even sterilize his spoons. When he turned 5 months old and was about to start crawling, my worries skyrocketed to the peak. I shared my apprehensions with my MIL and she promptly discarded them saying – “Don’t be overprotective of him. I don’t understand why parents these days don’t allow the caterpillar to crawl out of the cocoon. We grew up crawling in the kacha angan and we are more fit and healthy than your generation. Let him fight with the germs and gain resistance.” I acknowledge her thoughts but we must also appreciate the fact that most of our grannies used to stay in joint families, so there used to be more heads to supervise and take care of the baby 24×7 and hence, lesser chances of the baby hurting himself. Also back then, the bacteria were not as resistant as they are today because of the rampant use of antibiotics in crops and even medicines. Hence today, prevention is the best cure, especially for babies whose immune system is still not developed.