Why my Heart Broke During her First Blood Test

This little hand. It was this little hand they stuck the needle in. It was a needle removed from a standard syringe and then stuck at the back of her hand. When she was four and a half months old, she had a fever. I took her to the paediatrician and a dengue antigen test… Continue reading Why my Heart Broke During her First Blood Test


When I took my baby for her 4 month vaccine her pediatrician said that she is not gaining weight fast enough. And even though she was still in the lower green percentile (and not in the underweight zone) it was worrying because she might begin to drop to the orange/red range if she continued gaining… Continue reading Slow-weight-gainer…

What to Expect at 4 Months Old (Give or Take)

Ahalya is four months old today. She can spend about 15-30 minutes alone, by herself, without a fuss now. That is if she's fed and full and not too sleepy or cranky. Although she can't 'play' on her own yet, she can entertain herself using some of her toys. Her favorite is to instantly roll… Continue reading What to Expect at 4 Months Old (Give or Take)

Why you should Read your Kid’s Books before Reading to him/her

Every night before bedtime I read a little book to Ahalya. She sits on my lap and we have a lot of fun doing this. Because I was only limiting her to English children’s books, I thought it was time to introduce illustrated Sinhalese (sadly I am not fluent in Tamil) story books too. And… Continue reading Why you should Read your Kid’s Books before Reading to him/her

Changing Baby-Changing Tray

Since my little girl has been in disposable diapers full time, our baby changing tray too has seen a few changes of its own. You don't need room for nappy pins anymore. But the roll of kitchen towels, nappy cream and the bowl full of cotton wool soaked in hot water still remain. We also… Continue reading Changing Baby-Changing Tray

Oral Exploration

Is your baby mouthing everything that comes her way? Trust me, you're not alone! But there is a good reason behind this behavior and it isn't something that you should prevent or put a stop to immediately. Oral exploration is a key developmental stage in babies. Putting toys and other household objects in their mouth… Continue reading Oral Exploration

Full Time Diaper Baby with her Head Held High!

Ahalya is in disposable diapers full time now. Her cloth nappy days are over. She is a master of 'roll over' and doesn't stay on her mat anymore. She doesn't stay still at all! So unless I'm ready to find and clean patches of pee all over the place, this seems to be the way… Continue reading Full Time Diaper Baby with her Head Held High!

Baby Hair Care; Coconut Oil

Coconut oil has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antibacterial properties. It is also a nourishing natural oil that serves as a wonderful moisturizer for baby hair and skin. There are different types of coconut oil. Pure coconut oil, derived from the flesh of the coconut, is perfect for cooking because of its nutty taste and amber hue.… Continue reading Baby Hair Care; Coconut Oil