Ahalya turned 6 months a week or so ago and because so many parents look forward to that milestone, I thought I'd share my experience with you. She can now sit by herself for a minute or two without support. She rolls over so much that she once fell off the bed (it was then… Continue reading My 6 Month-old Baby
A new introduction to our sleep routine now is reading a little baby book just before bedtime, soon after our night sponge. I introduced her to colourful board books with 5-8 pages at most and she loves them! Some of it is interactive like this lift-the-flap ‘Under the Sea’ book. She also likes this other… Continue reading Bedtime Reading
At three months old, Ahalya has grown accustom to a somewhat reliable schedule. Some days it all goes according to plan. Other days, especially when she's going through a growth spurt or a wonder week, it's a disaster. She even wakes up in the middle of the night for a feed. I haven't included this… Continue reading 3 month-old Breastfed Baby Schedule (guide)
This audio-clip on YouTube has been an absolute life saver! It was at 2-3 weeks when her crying bouts first began. My little one was an angel who slept through most of the night in her first weeks. That all changed soon. It was then that I started reading up on white noise and how… Continue reading White Noise
Remember I talked about how I co-slept when my 3 week old was taken ill? At 6 weeks, I thought it's time she started sleeping in her cot again (it was during our co-sleeping days that she began to sleep 4-5 hours straight, at night, and formed a proper sleep-schedule at night ). Although it… Continue reading Co-sleeping Continues (but, we both compromised)
CONFESSION: although I posted about the safest sleeping conditions for your baby being in a cot, alone, with a fitted sheet, with no pillows or toys (and even though I practiced this for a month myself), I have to say that things have changed. In my previous post I spoke about my little one being… Continue reading We Co-slept!
I wanted to do a review of disposable diapers against the reusable cloth nappies once I started using them; and here it is. I started baby on Huggies Snug and Dry diapers in the nights, starting two weeks ago (as soon as Ahalya hit three weeks). The good news is that because it keeps the… Continue reading DISPOSABLE DIAPERS
To reduce the risk of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome), it is recommended that you let your baby sleep on a firm, flat mattress with no pillows or soft toys and nothing but a fitted cot sheet. I put a baby Macintosh over the sheet and tuck in a large muslin square over it so… Continue reading PREVENTING SIDS