Have you ever thought what life would be if we missed one of the Five senses that we have? Well, I have often wondered and shuddered with the fear of missing on to so much beauty that the world brings along.
This post brings into light how little babies and toddlers perceive things through the 5 senses. I had written on 5 senses last year for a photo challenge and it has been long that I wanted to share it here on the blog.
The first thing that occurred to me when I thought of smell was the connection between mom and the new-born and the breast crawl that reaffirms the fact that babies’ can identify the odour of nipples.
Our Olfactory glands get activated soon after the birth and breast-crawl is a proof to it.
I have always wondered how, even when in deep sleep, Little A always managed to turn the right way to find the boob.
It was a miraculous sight, when A was put on my chest some less than half an hour after being born and in no time he was doing what he had to, suckle like a pro with just 9 months of existence in the womb and few minutes outside. I was all tears, looking at him and that feeling is inexplicable!
Olfactory response is the most researched input for the Breast Crawl and is believed to be the most important one too.
“Prevention is better than cure – Influenza Awarenes”
Babies grow up fast, soon my little one will be joining play school. Like all moms, I have my share of fears and anxieties pertaining to the new start; for my baby getting affected by contagious diseases like cold, flu etc.
I recently happened to attend an Influenza Awareness program which put a lot of my doubts and worries at rest. The meet was an eye-opener for all the mothers present there. The session was interactive and informative with experienced doctors like Dr.Mukesh Gupta (Gynecologist/ Obstetrician) and Dr. Uday Ananth Pai (Pediatrician). Also in the meet was Celebrity Mom Genelia Dsouza and she shared experiences from her motherhood journey as a mom of two.
Influenza and flu are common terms used interchangeably and often confused with common cold.
While both (the common cold and influenza/flu) are viral in nature affecting the respiratory system of our body they are JUST NOT the same.