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Staying Safe When Out With Your Kids

Some weeks ago I took my son to one of the famous malls in Navi Mumbai. We had food as both he and I were extremely hungry and it was already close to lunch time. I then took him to the washroom, I spotted 2 guys who were staring at us, finding it suspicious, I instantly knew something wasn’t right about the way they looked at us, but unperturbed we went to the washroom, did our jobs and came back, only to find them waiting for us. it was then I started getting disturbed. Continue Reading

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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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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.

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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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Teaching Safe & Unsafe Touch to Young Kids

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An 8 month old is sexually assaulted, a two-year old was killed after being raped, a 6-year-old succumbed to death and many thousands are living and dying with horrid sexual assault memories and traumas. Some find love and some detest it.

Each time I read such a news I hug my child a little more tight, with a tear trickling from the corner of my eyes, I feel a shiver down my body ” and then the thought and importance of teaching our kids about safe touch and bad touch resurfaces.

At 18 months my child knew the appropriate names for his private parts and the fretful mom in me now keeps reiterating about good touch/ bad touch, although I don’t know if he understands any of it, but he clearly tells me when he is hurt or in pain.

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