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Review- Munchkin Miracle 360° Cup

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This post is based on our personal experience and is not sponsored by anybody.

The Munchkin Miracle 360° Cup is one of my best buys for my son.

We never bought a bottle or a spout cup (except for the one spout sipper that was gifted to us). Little A started with a straw sipper at 6 months and then transitioned to Munchkin Miracle cup.

It is as good as drinking from a regular glass without having to worry about spillages and the mess thereafter.

It is as good as drinking from a regular glass without having to worry about spillages and the mess thereafter.

Dental Associations recommend against the bottles post 1 year mark. Prolonged use of a sippy cup or bottles may lead to dental problems in children and may also cause speech development issues.

 

Ideal is to move from nipple bottles to sippy cups to straw and finally the open cups. With us we  never took to bottles and started with straw cups. I bought Munchkin Miracle 360° Cup because it looked just like a tumbler and it claimed no spillages, also reading the reviews it was too good to resist trying this, however the price was steep.

Pros

  • Plastic bottles/ containers used for eating/drinking are now required to be free of a chemical called bisphenol A (BPA).  These cups come in BPA free plastic.
  • Easy transition to open cups/tumblers
  • Dentist recommended as doesn’t cause any dental problem.
  • Easy to carry in your hand bag diaper bag, the 30 oz cup fits in pocket too.
  • The best part is that it is easy to clean, no cavities or difficult to clean grooves
  • Is sturdy can last for years. Ours has been in use for over 2 years.

Cons

  • Trying to adopt a sustainable lifestyle, this cup does not fit my criteria because it is made up of plastic. They recently launched similar cups in steel, but at more than double the price.
  • Some bit of spillage occurs when the cup falls or is placed horizontally in the bag
  • The rim that comes in contact with lips could’ve been provided with a lid for hygiene reasons. It would also have helped in avoiding spillages when not in use. The lids can be bought Here
  • Comes at a steep price in India. I bought a set of 2 cups for 1800 Rs.

 

This post is based on our personal experience with the product and with high rating and good reviews of real moms I highly recommend this cup.

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ये बरतन

 

अब दिन में दरवाजे खुले रखे नहीँ जाते
घंटी बजे तो
आहिस्ता से देखा जाता है आया कौन है।

अब पड़ोसियों को खास पकवान नहीं भेजे जाते
शायद इसीलिए बरतनों में नाम नहीं गुदवाए जाते ।

बरतन अब कांच के हो गये हैं
रिश्ते भी तो कुछ कांच से कमज़ोर हो चले हैं ।

स्टील का वो टिफ़िन बताता है कि आया था बरसों पहले
पापा के जन्मदिन पर,
जब भी नज़र पड़ती है, मुसकान आती है चेहरे पर ।
सब पड़ोस घूम कर, अपने ही घर वापस आता था वो डिब्बा।

पर कांच की ये कटोरिंया, बेचारी कहीं जाती ही नहीं।
बस शान से टेबल पर सज जाती हैं,
वो हमें ताकती हैं, और हम उन्हें ।।

 

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babies, baby, Babycare, motherhood, natural parenting, paediatricians, parenting, Uncategorized

Homeopathy for Children

For most people Homeopathy is a mystery and new parents who are already worried about their kids frequently falling sick are afraid to try something that is not well tried or popular, parents have reservations when it comes to giving frequent allopathic medicines to their little ones, but they give in as that’s the only resort for them .

Here in this article, we talk to Dr. Sonia, a Homeopath and also a mom to a 3 year old. Dr. Sonia talks about Homeopathy and how it works for kids.

NJM – What is homeopathy and how is it better than allopathy or any other medical treatment? Continue Reading

Lifestyle and health, parents, Uncategorized

Makarsankranti- A festival for kids in Uttarakhand

The festival of Makara Sankranti is observed according to solar cycles, whereas most other festivals are based on lunar cycle of our Hindu Calendar. It therefore falls on the same date each year, around 14th or 15th of January.

 The festival marks the onset of longer days and bids adieu to the cold winters. It is also a harvest festival.

It is celebrated all across India in different ways and by different names.

In Uttarakhand it is called makarsankranti, Pushudiya, Uttarayan, Ghugutia and also Kala Kauwaa (black crow)

 The sweetmeat called Ghugut or gughute is prepared a day before along with Poori (Indian puffed fried bread) and offered to crows on the sankranti morning.

Legend has it that it was the crows that saved the only child of one of the Chand Kings of Kumaon and hence crows are offered sweetmeat and pooris on this day. 

While there are several other stories around offering food to crows on makarsankranti, this one is my favourite. 

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Babycare, Lifestyle and health

Take Care Mumma- A Post on Self-Care

As my boy completes 1000 days with us( plus 39.3 weeks in the womb), I want to thank my body that has done a commendable job in bringing the best gift to our lives, in fact in bringing life to our lives. I want to thank my body for giving me the joy of growing a body inside me, for creating a live human from nothing, for giving me the opportunity to feel another human moving inside !

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