This is Smiley. I know she looks a little creepy. But Ahalya loves her. Smiley is a part of one of her cot mobiles. It was so bright and colourful, she noticed it before any of the other soft, pastel-hued mobiles that hung above her.Smiley was also the first word she associated with a person/thing;… Continue reading Saying Goodbye to Smiley
The staff at Jetwing Yala were very accommodating of baby's needs and so helpful when it came to our requests. It was especially thoughtful of them to insist on helping with preparing her food. While I packed my organic and natural baby food jars and cereals for Ahalya, I was a little worried about the… Continue reading Feeding Baby Solids on Holiday
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!
When it was time to start introducing solids to my baby, I took a lot of time deciding on what kind of highchair I would use. Because I was determined that she eat on her high chair at all times - it's safer, easier and let's babies take part in household mealtimes which, in turn,… Continue reading IKEA Antilop Highchair/Feeding Chair (Review)
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…
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!
Did you know that a study worked out by three researchers at the University of California, Davis has discovered an important connection in the three-way relationship between mother, child and gut microbes? They have found that a particular strain of bacterium found in baby's gut possesses special genes that enable it to thrive on the… Continue reading Breast Milk, Child and Gut Microbes; more Reasons to Breastfeed
Ahalya (4.1 months old) was showing the first signs of crawling, so I got her one of those spongy play mats from Cool Planet. And yesterday (on the 8th of July) she actually crawled just a few inches for the first time! it's also got numbers on a #colourful surface so that we make a… Continue reading First Signs of Crawling
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
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!