Introducing Koththamalli (Coriander Seed) to Baby

Because Ahalya is having a bit of a cough and cold, I offered her a little coriander seed tea as her 56th ingredient the other day. I made sure the tea was mild and gave her very little because I wanted to see if there was some sort of reaction. She seems to be fine… Continue reading Introducing Koththamalli (Coriander Seed) to Baby

How to offer Vitamin Drops to Baby – and actually Succeed!

If you have a little baby like mine, chances are he or she would spurt out her vitamin/medicine drops whenever you have to give it to him/her. It didn't matter if I was using a dropper or a syringe, some days it all went to waste - out the liquid oozed as soon as I… Continue reading How to offer Vitamin Drops to Baby – and actually Succeed!

Is your Baby Constipated after Solids?

A lot of mommies have been writing to me asking about constipation and changes in baby's stool once they start on solids. And while I'd like to remind you guys that I'm not a pediatric professional or an expert in the field whose advise should not be taken as a rule but more as a… Continue reading Is your Baby Constipated after Solids?

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

A Flu, a Rash, Consultations, Medication and Solo Parenting my way through it all!

The past two weeks have quite honestly been hell. First I caught the flu, again. Then, she caught the flu from me. Her fever was over 101 and a dengue antigen test was recommended by her pead. Thank god it was negative. But the process of drawing blood, drop by drop, with a needle stuck… Continue reading A Flu, a Rash, Consultations, Medication and Solo Parenting my way through it all!

The Dangers of using Baby Powder

For baby nappy rash, heat rash and intertrigo*, a lot of Sri Lankan parents look to baby powders for prevention and healing. But I would seriously warn against its use. Baby powder can cause breathing trouble, respiratory illnesses and serious lung damage, once babies inhale its particles. Premature babies and those with a history of… Continue reading The Dangers of using Baby Powder

Help! It’s the Drool.

It started at 2.7 weeks. Drool. Constant drool dripping down her chin onto her neck and chest. A week later, we had a saliva rash on our hands. I was constantly wiping saliva off her face and cursing all baby rashes to the depths of hell. I mean how many did I have to deal… Continue reading Help! It’s the Drool.

Severe Dry Skin is worrying me sick…

At her last doctor’s visit, Ahalya's pediatrician told me that she had severe dry skin. At the time, the heat was unbearable and this probably attributed to it. I was also using the Johnson's baby lotion which really didn't do much. But I was also under the impression that creams and ointments were bad for… Continue reading Severe Dry Skin is worrying me sick…