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मां

तुम ना होकर भी तुम जैसी हूं मैं मां।
स्वयं को तुम्हारा प्रतिबिंब पाती हूं मैं मां।

तुम में है आकाश सी स्पष्टता व सागर की विशालता,
सागर तो नहीं,

पर किनारे आती लहरों सम चंचल खुद को पाती हूं मै मां।

समय सी अथक आगे बढ़ती हो मां,
फूलों की महक और सौम्यता बिखेरती हो मां।
मां से दादी नानी मां बनकर भी
बिना थके, निस्वार्थ सबके लिऐ जीती हो मां।

तुम जैसा वीशाल हृदय तो नहीं मेरा,
ना तुम जैसी सहनशील हूं मैं
इसीलिए शायद जीवन के हर मोड़ पर
थक कर, हार कर तुम को ही ढूंढती हूं मै मां।

तुम ना होकर भी तुम जैसी हूं मैं मां।
स्वयं को तुम्हारा प्रतिबिंब पाती हूं मैं मां।

My musings, Uncategorized

Yours Anonymously

She was loved by her family but was often belittled for not having a career. The highly accomplished family often scorned at her under-performance. She became disconnected with all, lost in her own world. The only thing that gave her happiness was her time on phone. 
She would finish the chores at home and run to her phone, take it everywhere she went.

Her family often questioned her about her fixation with the phone, “They know me there” she would silently say.
Social media opened her door to a world that loved her for her thoughts, imagination. She was a popular writer, writing with a pseudo name, who her followers including her family adored. 
Saying “They know me there”, she smiled!

Babycare, Uncategorized

Baby colic – A quick guide to help your baby

 

baby Colic-A quick guide to get your baby out of it.

First few months as parents is the most overwhelming and tiring phase. While we try to understand and decode our mysterious baby, the dynamics change every day and just when you feel you have it all right, your baby will surprise you with something totally unexpected. One such thing that most parents come by is Baby Colic

I heard about Colic when I was pregnant and having a conversation with my sister-in law, she told me how most parents to colic babies dread it.

Babies cry for several reasons, like dirty diaper, sleep, hunger and overtiredness. While all the crying lasts for few minutes and is usually not so difficult to resolve, Colic is like a monster that attacks and leaves the baby crying for several hours.

What is Baby Colic-

Colic has a few typical characteristics which are-

a. Intense, inconsolable crying for no apparent reason.

b. The colic attacks at the same time every day, usually evening or late-night hours.

c. The baby clenches his/her fists and throws his legs constantly (my baby used to do all of this while arching his back)

d. Colic starts when the baby is just few weeks (4-6 weeks) and can last up to 3-4 months.

While the exact causes for Colic haven’t been established, the most common suspect for colic is abdominal pain due to indigestion as the digestive system of these tiny babies is still developing.

Happy Tummy Happy Baby

What can you do about it?

As parents we try to do everything, we can to comfort our kids and more so as new parents to these tiny humans.

There are few things you can do to calm your baby down-

1. Change the place- Change of place acts as a distraction and may be helpful in calming your baby.

2. Step out of your house- If changing the room doesn’t help, you may look at stepping out into the fresh air. More often than not, this will help the baby soothe.

3. Play Music or white-noise- Play Clam, soft music, rhymes or white noise, see what works for your baby, parenthood after all is about trial and error. White noise worked for us.

4. Tummy-Time – Give enough supervised tummy time to your baby, this helps in easing out any gases and thus reduces chances of colic attack.

5. Abdominal Massage- Gently massaging the baby on abdomen, stroking downwards helps the baby calm down. You could also try to do it before the usual time of Colic attack.

6. Wear your baby- Baby wearing reduces the colic episodes, holding the baby close has several proven benefits for baby. If you do not prefer baby wearing, hold your baby close, cuddling too helps soothe the baby.

7. The cycling Exercise- make your baby lie down on his/her back, and move his legs in cycling motion, with mild pressure on the abdomen.

8. Burping the baby- Burping the baby after every feed helps reducing the chances of having a gassy baby and further of colic instances. If the baby is crying due to colic, you could still pat the back, holding him/her upright and help the baby burp.

9. Using Heeng (Asefoetida) paste- In India, use of heeng paste is ubiquitous in most households with babies. Gently massaging baby tummy with heeng paste helps soothing stomach ache and thus the baby stops crying.


We have used this heeng paste since my son’s early days. For me rushing to the kitchen to make the paste just when the bout of inconsolable crying struck my tiny baby was never an easy thing to do. So happy that Mother Sparsh www.mothersparsh.com has launched this tummy roll-on with the goodness of heeng, fennel and mint that help easing the tummy pain and indigestion related issues. Mother Sparsh has developed 100% Ayurvedic Tummy Roll On which is made up from the combination of 5 different Oils (Hing Oil, Pudina Oil, Sonth Oil, Saunf Oil and Sova Oil). This provides the babies and young kids relief from stomach discomforts caused due to gas, acidity and indigestion. Hing Oil possesses antiseptic and antibacterial properties that reduce acid reflux and constipation. Fennel oil (Saunf Oil) in this roll on helps alleviating stomach bloating. To add to all moms’ relief, this Roll-on is 100% Ayurvedic and is free from chemicals, preservatives, prepared in a traditional way to provide the maximum benefit that can be drawn from this unique mix of ingredients. Another good thing about this product is its packaging- ease of use that also adds to zero wastage without getting your hands smeared with the contents of the pack. The roll on could be bought at Amazon

(Tummy Roll-On)

*this is a sponsored post, views however are based on my personal experience.

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parenting, Uncategorized

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

Reviews, Uncategorized

Review- Munchkin Miracle 360° Cup

#notsponsored #review

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.

#notsponsored #honestreview