Why would you write a post on selecting a school, someone asked me. Well that someone has kids who are my age and that someone doesn’t know the challenges that we face.
Being an army kid, my parents had to move cities every 2-3 years, which meant changing schools that often. Was it difficult? Well no, it was rather like a cake walk, easier for them than for me. Fewer schools, even fewer boards and our safest bet was a KV(Kendriya Vidyalaya) or an Army School. Things have changed drastically and choosing a school is as crucial and as confusing as making a career choice.
Before move further, let us first know what exactly a play school is? A playschool as you may have guessed, is an informal set-up where a child learns through play. Pre-school is a term often interchangeably used with playschool. However, preschool is from 3 years to 5 years before a child starts his formal education at 6 years of age. A play school can start as early as 1.5years of age.
Parents are flustered just by the thought of leaving their tiny baby in a play school or Pre-school, all by herself. They are confronted by many fears. Here are a few things that you may look at before finalising a play school or a Pre-school for your child.
Name for baby boys
Name for baby girls
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6 months passed by and it looked like a thing of yesterday when we were all excited yet nervous about the delivery, anxiously waiting each day if it will happen today; and after the birth, as the 6 months mark approached it hit me that my baby was about to move a little further from me, beginning the solid food journey. The selfish mother in me was a little sad, seeing time fly out of my hands, it was just 6 months and I could already imagine him 6, 16 and 26 years old an independent young boy!!
I consider myself blessed as my breastfeeding journey has been smooth ever since the first moment we were born (baby A and the mommy me) and baby was put on my breast. I have read and heard horrid breastfeeding stories and struggles of new moms. My heart goes out to all the mommies who have or are struggling with breast-feeding; and the only advice I have is to tell them to hang in there; you have come this far, it too shall pass. Just don’t give up and give in to the various suggestions of all the well-intentioned aunties, those who ask you to start solids sooner than 6 months and those who tell you that your supply isn’t enough (well-intentioned, well they sure are)
The first food of our baby
13. Steamed broccoli florets
14. Steamed beetroot
15. Sautéed paneer (cottage cheese)
Click here to see things to keep in mind while starting solids
Also do let me know in comments, how the first-food ceremonies are held in your culture?
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It’s one of the best hospitals that I have seen so far with extremely professional staff and breastfeeding friendly doctors, who will educate you as a new mom, eliminating fears and doubts regarding feeding and new born care.
I was sceptical when it came to choosing this hospital over many other super speciality hospitals in Gurgaon (Cradle, Fortis, cloud nine etc) as it was comparatively a new setup then (2016), however I went ahead with it and I’m happy that I chose it.
I also happened to attend the ‘one day prenatal workshop’ which was pretty informative.
Few most important highlights
The hospital is breastfeeding friendly; my baby was put on my chest few minutes after being born (he latched on like a pro 🙂 )
The neonatologist/ paediatricians/lactation consultant in the hospital kept reiterating the benefits of EBF (exclusive breast feeding) every time they came for visits
We were informed of many myths and wrong practices related to new born baby care.
***Other Special highlights***
The rooms are super cosy and comfortable with all amenities like that of a star category hotel.
The food too was good unlike many other hospitals
The hospital gave a cute birth certificate with our baby’s foot prints and other details.
A booklet with details of our baby and month wise baby care, milestone chart and growth chart was given on discharge.
The parents are made to plant a sapling in the name of their new born baby; pictures are clicked and sent to the parents.
Cake is cut by the new parents with their doctor.
The staff does not take any tip, not even when insisted upon. 🙂
Most importantly, the hospital bill is not too hard on your pocket/bank balance! All this priced pretty competitively with other good hospitals around.
My experience could have been bettered if they had the hospital well-staffed on Sunday(the day I got admitted); however all in all we left the hospital with our swaddled bundle of joys and a happy memory.
I would be soon writing a checklist for to-be parents on finalising a hospital for delivery.
Check here to know what you need to pack for your delivery 🙂
Disclaimer: This is not a paid review. I am in no way related to the management, nor am I employed with the hospital. It is solely based on my experience there in the year 2016. If you are looking for a hospital in Gurgaon for birthing I would certainly recommend W, however kindly do your checks and do not depend on this one review.